Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Bmagold, Aug 13, 2019.
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Thanks for the link! I have five of these that I acquired at a garage sale about 15 years ago, and I've never been able to tell which they are. Sadly, I don't see any die polishing lines on mine. C'est la vie!
Seriously? I've always thought that's one of the most creative and compelling portraits I've ever seen on a coin. I applaud the designer for resisting more obvious and mundane solutions. Like they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Yup. One man's trash is another man's treasure
So can anyone confirm that there are just the two var. And if I am absolutely certain that I have both that it would be reasonable that 1 would be the specimen and 1 would be the business strike I have a pic of both showing unfortunately the only test I can't do is a silver test as the coin I believe to be the specimen has already been slabbed and graded but in comparison the slabbed coin has a satin finish more so than the other. In addition the hole in the R of Churchill matches to the specimen I really could use some input from anyone who knows this coin. I would be ever so grateful thanks
The specimen matte varieties are with and without "ON" designer initials at bust.
The business/currency strikes are bog standard until the MS 65 slabbed grade is reached; the specimen mattes which are much superior in presentation are both quite scarce to really rare.
I for one really like the realistic design and never expected Churchill's bust to compete with a sexy Liberty or Britannia design on looks alone.
I wanted to thank you lawtoad for the link you sent me earlier every little piece of information I can get
Thank you 7jags but you stated in your post quote. "The PCGS citation above shows one that I would accept"
There may be some minor types of the currency but it is common. IMO, I would look for a PCGS or NGC slabbed MS65 or 66 - if you can find it.
They seem common until you hit gem. As a matter of fact a sealed mint bag of em sold recently for about $1 per coin.
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