1934 Croatia 50 Kuna (Copper) Fantasy Coin (Help with ID/value/background)

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Brendan Bohan, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Brendan Bohan

    Brendan Bohan New Member

    I posted this question on Reddit as well so I'll just copy what I asked there:

    Coin in question: https://imgur.com/a/VwOFqXd

    This came out of a lot of coins that has been sitting around since the early/mid 80s. I don't see it listed in Numista, but there is a silver pattern version of the 5 Kuna actually minted in 1934 for the Croatian Revolutionary Movement but obviously never went into circulation as Croatia was Yugoslavia at the time. I believe it's mention in Unusual World Coins, the book mentions the 50 Kuna is a 1970s fantasy piece, and lists a copper version (mine appears copper in color) with an estimated mintage of 8? There's no weight listed, mine weighs 8.5g. The 1997 versions have different words on them, plus coins haven't been added to the box since the 80s. I'm just trying to nail down a I guess a definitive answer as to what this is, and an approximate value?

    Silver pattern on Numista: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces115024.html

    Unusual World Coins screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/gChySl5
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  3. Seattlite86

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  4. Brendan Bohan

    Brendan Bohan New Member

    Thanks! So the version listed in the first link as well as NGC is copper-nickel, the above page isn't loading in the Google link to the book but if you look at the first image it lists a bronze version, then the mintage and values are cut off onto the second image with a mintage of 8 and a low value of $50 in MS. Someone on Reddit found this auction https://coins.ha.com/itm/croatia/re...BrowseTabs-Auction-Archive-ThisAuction-120115 which is for a bronze version and mentions the mintage of 8. I'm not sure my coin in bronze but it certainly doesn't look copper-nickel.
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  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Well, looks like you found a real world value. Here's what Krause says about them. It appears the copper nickel is more valuable...
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  6. Brendan Bohan

    Brendan Bohan New Member

    Thank you! It's interesting that the copper-nickel version seems to be more valuable but much more common! I think I'll hang onto it, owning a 1 of 8 coin (even if it's an obscure fantasy coin) is cooler than $130 to me.
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