3 coins in one?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by bruthajoe, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Still Recovering Supporter

    Cook Islands? Why cook islands? Elizabeth?
    I'm very confused. 3383-original.jpg
     
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  3. expat

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  4. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    A British monarch on the Liberty Bell? that's some hot take right there!
     
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Start with where it's located and who settled them , Probably New Zealand . English also ??
     
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Next thing you know the UK will be celebrating the 4th of July.
     
  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I think they already do . Just for the Fireworks .
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Moved this from Paper Money to World Coins.

    The Cook Islands, Liberia, Niue, etc. strike a large number of NCLT (non-circulating legal tender) coins to sell to American collectors. That's what this is all about.

    Personally, I prefer when a country features its own history or flora and fauna and people on a commemorative coin, but these NCLT issues are apparently a cash cow for the issuing countries, so why not.

    Some of them can be pretty interesting. They run the gamut from tacky to "gimmicky-but-cool" to beautiful.
     
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Indeed, there is some irony there.
     
  10. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Active Member

    With Cook Islands, you also have to be very careful to avoid their misleading ".24 Fine" gold coins which are being sold as solid gold...they are 24% gold.
     
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  11. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Why Cook Islands? Perhaps because their population (~17k people) and economy are tiny. So their monetary independence and ability to make coins for export to collectors are relatively a much bigger deal there than to most nations. I suspect many of the other Polynesian statelets have similar incentives.
     
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  12. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    Private issue fantasy junk. Anything is possible.
     
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  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I know , I know . It was the Islands in the show "Survivor".
     
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  14. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Still Recovering Supporter

    That double eagle shares the reverse as this one. This one features Morgan liberty alongside Peace liberty on the obverse and having the same reverse hence my "3 coins in one" description.
     
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  15. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Still Recovering Supporter

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  16. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    They mint coins for some small relatively poor countries for collectors. It is a large source of income for these countries. Like the one you show which I believe was only struck in 2019 and 2020 only in Proof issues with the number struck unverified
     
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  17. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I kind of like these NCLTs. I have a low mintage (250) “coin” of Baker Island, which ironically isn’t even inhabited
     
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  18. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I'm enjoying your answers thanks everyone...
     
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  19. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    The UAE even does it with stamps, even though they have plenty of oil money.
     
  20. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

  21. johnyb

    johnyb Member

    Indeed ;overhyped and overpriced " junk". Australia suffers this malaise courtesy of our " Macquarie Mint". People are lured/seduced into buying these "pretty trinkets" They don't read the extra fine print and don't realise they will never recoup their "investment" at resell time.
     
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