15th Century newp for Prime Number set.

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  1. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Picked up this 1481 Dubbele Briquet from Brabant recently. It pushes back the start of my Prime Number set two years.

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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Collecting dated coins by prime numbers......that is a new one.

    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.
     
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  4. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Ha! Yeah, I had to make it a little more nerdy. :D
     
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    It's a pretty coin all around, Rob.
     
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  6. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
     
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  7. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Yeah, coin collecting is not nerdy enough....:rolleyes:

    Congrats by the way!:)
     
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  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Has one of those weird "bow tie" 4's. Turn it 90 degrees and it looks like the modern one.
     
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  9. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Active Member

    How many prime number dates do you have? I love prime numbers!
     
  10. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    That set is really looking good Glad the 1481 found a good home.
     
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Ooh, 15th century early-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. ;)
     
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    PS- one of these would have been cool regardless, but that looks like a really nice example, too. Decent strike. Attractive toning.
     
  14. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Despite 44 years of collecting and having owned the Levinson book for 13 years, I have thus far owned only one solitary pre-1500 dated coin, which was a 1475 Saxony spitzgroschen @tibor gave me.
     
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  16. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    Nice! I got one of the 1477's in the after auction from the same sale for my collection of ancient and medieval women! I wasn't going to post it until it arrived, but here goes:

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  17. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    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?
     
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  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    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).
     
  19. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    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?
     
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  20. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  21. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    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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