Gold 22k Half Gram Cuauhtémoc Anyone??

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  1. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    One of these is being sold on the bay and I was shocked to see the price tag on it especially since I'm familiar with them! ;) Two or three years ago, these could be bought for $15-$25 at most California coin shows, if you could find them. I heard these were made by a jeweler in Mexico, whoever it was he certainly left a legendary coin behind, his name is mentioned in the ad below! Lastly, I had mine tested as I have a couple of small gold Tokens and mine's is definitely 22k gold! :D Anyone ever see one?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SOLID-22K-...441783?hash=item2d22724277:g:AucAAOSwSpBgAjtt

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  3. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    One of these is being sold on the bay and I was shocked to see the price tag on it especially since I'm familiar with them! ;) Two or three years ago, these could be bought for $15-$25 at most California coin shows, if you could find them. I heard these were made by a jeweler in Mexico, whoever it was he certainly left a legendary coin behind, his name is mentioned in the ad below! Lastly, I had mine tested as I have a couple of small gold Tokens and mine's is definitely 22k gold! :D Anyone ever see one? That's strange, somehow there's two of these threads, sorry about that, wasn't my intent at all!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SOLID-22K-...441783?hash=item2d22724277:g:AucAAOSwSpBgAjtt

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  4. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Nice but with a 25-30 dollar melt value, that premium is outragious! add to that you can still buy a 15-17th century gold fanam (also about .4gr) for 30-50 bucks and those are real coins (just be careful with fanams should be 20-22k but a lot of "fakes" made for jewelry were only 14-18k gold...
     
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    What @mrweaseluv said.

    Those are pretty, but the premium on 'em in the eBay listing(s) seems excessive. And a gold fanam is at least a coin rather than a token.

    But as small gold tokens go, those are pretty handsome.

    You posted two duplicate threads. I have merged them together into one.
     
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  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yep appreciated, and I also learned something new! :D
     
  7. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    Privately made novelty piece. We used to buy them and scrap them along with other similar novelty pieces.
     
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    No gold is scrap unless its fake.
     
  9. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Worst part is you got me looking at those darn Palau minted coins.. I've fallen in love with the .5gr skull coin, but even that's not as bad as the premium on those calendar tokens (which I also like) looking at $107 for the skull coin, but that's also PCGS graded MS70... but damn it Skulls are my other big collection hehehe.. we'll see what happens come the 1st... Jan a rough month for me Ins renewal, car and license registration as well as the new dog reg and rabies shot... January sucks for me every year lol... PS I've seen a few as low as 80 but they lower grades so I be paying extra for the plastic/and grade... not so much on "premium" lol (man is the rationalizing animal :D)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Palau...rentrq:0ca13f261770aada5948ded7ffdf827a|iid:1
     
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  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Define fake
     
  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    China, need I say more.
     
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