Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by thomas mozzillo, Aug 13, 2019.
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clear coin in some kind of wear-resistant hard plastic or unbreakable glass would be interesting.
Watch, it'll be Niue or the Cook Islands or some other NCLT issuer who does it first, if it hasn't been done already. The US Mint is kind of conservative about innovation, it seems.
It's more greed than innovation.
True 'nuf. But greed makes the world go 'round.
(Geez, that sounded like 1980s Gordon Gekko, didn't it.)
That would be innovative.
'Twas merely a random musing. Another brain-dropping. I get those occasionally.
If we wanted colorized coins we'd probably do it ourselves or just buy them from Littleton. Lol. So stupid in my opinion. Defaced before it even leaves the mint....
Until colorized coins have a roll to pay in the economy, other than something to sell to collectors, they don't do much for me. I have already given up on maintaining a complete set of modern U.S. commemorative coins. This "innovation" will have me getting further behind the times.
At least they are trying different things, I'll give them credit for that.
The Russians already have the Barney Ruble.
Democratic Republic of Congo did it back in 2004. they had a series of them. This is one with the Plains Zebra
Here is one from 2005 showing a Chinese Junk
From 2007 honoring Admiral Michiel De Ruyter
This Polish commemorative almost fits the bill. Actually a really good looking coin.
It's like beanie babies and anything else made just for collectors. Once they reach that distinction, values decline because they WILL be preserved and collected and rarity suffers. I'm with you, I do purchase moderns, but with new commemoratives coming out daily, I don't try to keep a complete set.
Remember I mentioned Niue in Post #2? Well, guess what...
*Zing!* Pun of the day! <applause>
I quite like that one.
Egyptian Magic Coin, Colorized
Manufactured early 1900's
The after-market enameled coins of the late 19th and early 20th century can be really neat, if skillfully done. Modern decal stuff, not so much.
Here's a 1693 British sixpence enameled on both sides and mounted in a "spinner" pin.
This is one of the most skillfully done enamel coins I've seen.
I have some totally clear, weightless, and touchless coins that I'll sell real cheap.
Those are truly superior enameled pieces.
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