German New Guinea 10 pfennig

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  1. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    This was a pricey pickup for me but I decided to pull the trigger. It checks all my boxes - it's an obscure coin from an obscure colony and it's attractive. Only 24,000 of these made as well. 1894 new guinea 10 pfennig.jpg
     
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  3. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Very, very nice! This is one of those coins with a design that you could take a photo of, blow it up and frame it.
     
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  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Gorgeous bird of paradise. 76,000 of the 100,000 struck were then melted.
     
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    A very popular design, for good reason!
     
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  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Nice pickup and a cool coin!
     
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  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Nice. That's one place I don't have an example from.
     
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  8. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    I'm a big fan of that bird design.

    Make sure you stabilize that coin - the green spot at the center of the obverse looks like trouble.

    I assume the diagonal lines are a planchet issue?
     
  9. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Well-Known Member

    A great acquisition, @Hiddendragon. I'm happy for you. I certainly appreciate mine. And I especially enjoyed the comment from @7Jags that it is "a design that you could take a photo of, blow it up and frame it." Very aptly stated.
     
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  10. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I assume you mean the spot inside the 8 - I think it was just dirt and I believe I got it out of there. The diagonal lines only show up under magnification. I guess it's a planchet issue. I don't know what else it would be. Either way I'm still happy with it. I considered buying another example that had a scratch all across the bird of paradise but I decided if I'm going to spend big on a really nice looking coin I didn't want a flaw like that to spoil it.
     
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