What's the smallest coin in your collection?

Discussion in 'World & Ancient Coins' started by slamster17, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    Yep, 16.25 mm to be precise. Here http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/images/image8583.gif is one from Spain for example. Wish we would do away with those 1 and 2 ct pieces though.

    The Russian 1 kopek coin http://www.cbr.ru/eng/bank-notes_coins/coins/Coins_97/97_1k_R.gif is small too: diameter 15.5 mm. As far as I know, the central bank plans to phase these, and the 5 kopek pieces, out soon ...

    Christian
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic


    I like the look of this piece.
  4. jello

    jello Old+Long time Member

    this 1897 1/4 real 1897 1-4th on 1C.jpg 1897 1-4th real obv.jpg 1897 1-4th real rev.jpg
  5. benveniste

    benveniste Type Type

    By diameter: U.S Type I $1 gold
    By original issue weight: U.S. 90% three-cent piece
    By original issue buying power: Either a modern Canadian 1-cent piece or a Maltese 1/3rd of a farthing.
  6. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    Nice coins! Like the 1/4 real. I have a couple silver Netherlands 10 cent pieces too!
  7. phionar

    phionar New Member

    My smallest coin is an English silver hammered Edward I Farthing - about 11mm diameter
  8. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    I, I knew that:rolleyes:
  9. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    ive seen small gold almost the size of dust.........
  10. Kent

    Kent Junior Member

    My smallest are two lepton widows mites.
  11. manymore

    manymore Chinese Charms

    An ancient Chinese ban liang coin cast during the transition period (circa 200 BC) from the Qin Dynasty to the Western Han Dynasty.

    This coin is only 5 mm in diameter and weighs just 0.12 gram.

    Gary
  12. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    That's a pretty neat one Gary
  13. zantetsuken

    zantetsuken Junior Member

    Here are a couple coins from my collection. These are two specimens from SERBIA. The first is a silver Dinar measuring 13mm issued under Prince: Stefan Lazarevic Hrebeljanovic 1389-1402 AD. The second is a Aspra measuring 10mm issued under Despot: Djuradj Brankovic 1427-1456 AD.

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    SERBIA~AR Dinar 1389-1402 AD

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    SERBIA (DESPOTATE)~AR Aspra 1427-1456 AD
  14. prolawn_care

    prolawn_care New Member

    Whats the metal compositon on those? Looks like gold!
  15. zantetsuken

    zantetsuken Junior Member

    Actually, it's silver. I captured these images with my camera, and it's difficult for me to get the toning accurate.
  16. Log Potato

    Log Potato Barberous

    1/10 ounce American Gold Eagle.
  17. Aslanmia

    Aslanmia I AM SPARTACUS

    The "Panama Pill" 2 1/2 Centismos.

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    Dang it... rdwarrior beat me to it....
  18. acheron

    acheron umop apsidn

    Don't have a pic, but my smallest is a UK Queen Victoria silver penny (from a Maundy set). 11mm.
  19. Captainkirk

    Captainkirk 73 Buick Riviera owner

    I own two US silver 3 Cent pieces. 14mm x 1.55 mm
  20. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    I love the silver 3 cent pieces...for some reason I didn't even think of them when I made this thread!
  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

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    Phocaea, Ionia, 6th century BC, a hair under 5mm, 0.1g, probably a quarter obol but I'm uncertain on this point.

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