Discussion in 'World Coins' started by messydesk, Aug 4, 2020.
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Coin collecting was just too "cool" for you, you had to throw in prime numbers too?
Lol, just kidding man. Interesting idea related to collecting coins I never thought about to be honest.
Yeah, coin collecting is not nerdy enough....
Congrats by the way!
48, I think. My set is complete 1721-1979, then I have a bunch going back to 1481.
Here's the set. There are a few that haven't been added to the showcase yet, since they're not in PCGS plastic.
dated! That's something. Love those medieval 4's shaped like modern "awareness" ribbons!
I was gonna say "@tibor will approve of this", but it seems he had prior knowledge thereof.
There were actually three of these dated 1481 in the auction, with this being the 2nd nicest. The nicest was sold first for a lot more than this one, but it was on a choice planchet, no splits at the edge, well struck. There were several others of this type of different dates, as well.
@tibor gave me.
Haha! I was scrolling down to say that I do not believe I own any dates coins from the 1400s. Beautiful coin and addition @messydesk !
Edit: would you consider undated single year issues for earlier prime numbers?
That one's cool because it has not only the old-style 4 in the date, but two of the old-style 7s (inverted Vs).
The 1475 in the sale is dated "1-awareness ribbon-lambda-lightning bolt." Would you believe that of all the characters in all the languages represented in unicode that there are, including those not used in centuries, there's nothing that resembles a medieval 4?
Nope. It has to have a full date. It can be Roman numerals, though. The 1483 coin I have in the showcase plus a French 1567 French Ecu d'or both use Roman numerals. There are some 15th century that have just the last 2 digits, so I wouldn't go for these. Also cobs that have 3 digits.
I like that though all the numbers look quite odd it's a) still quite recognizable as a date and b) you can understand just by looking at it how each digit evolved to its current form
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