Greenland

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Bean, May 20, 2019.

  1. Bean

    Bean Member

    Hello everyone! Is there anyone here that collects Greenland coins? I've just started collecting them. I'm trying to learn all I can about them.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mark
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I have a few silver coins from there. Nothing crazy though. They have some interesting designs.
     
  4. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sounds like a cool collecting topic.

    I have a few minor denominations that I picked from world coin junk boxes when I was younger but nothing rare or valuable.
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Welcome to CT. :cool::cat::cat::cat:
     
  7. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Yes! I love Greenland coins. I collect coins with bears on them, which most Greenland coins do, so I have the majority of them. I'm at work now though.

    The 19th century ones are very expensive. The 20th century ones are pricey but mostly doable, though everyone's definition of affordable is different.
     
  8. Bean

    Bean Member

    Thank you for the replies!
    I currently have the 25 and 50 ORE from 1926. I wish I had a way to post photos. Does anyone know of a good photo editing program that doesn't cost my first born? The 50 ORE is beautifully toned, I would love to show it off lol. Now I'm looking for a nice 1944 5 Kroner. There are a few on EBay however most have black spots or are fairly worn. The prices are all over the place. Anywhere from 40 to $150. The mintage on the "44" is only 100k.

    Thanks again for the replies!
     
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  9. Bean

    Bean Member

    The interesting part is they were minted in Philadelphia. I live about 15 min away from the Phila. Mint. I thought that was kind of cool
     
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  10. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    www.photoscape.org it's free and great. Many of us here use it. If you have questions on how to do something specific, feel free to message me.
     
  11. Bean

    Bean Member

    Thank you Seattite86, I will definitely have a look at it!
     
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  12. Stork

    Stork I deliver Supporter

    Welcome! This place is a lot of fun, and even more so if you can share photos.

    This one looks pretty respectable. There's a 63 for over $300 on ebay too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NGC-MS-62-...765101?hash=item41fd6eb4ad:g:F~cAAOSwGjtcgeWO

    Do you use a Mac or PC?

    The photo preview on the Mac allows a really fast ellipse crop that I then import into usually PicMonkey. https://www.picmonkey.com/ Pickmonkey has a free and pay version. I use the pay version as I have ended up using it for quite a bit. Even the Christmas cards.

    I also use the freebie version of Paint S on the Mac for some things. It's what I made my avatar with in fact.

    I've only heard good things about photoscape though.

    I also have a few of the Greenland coins. Nothing from the 19th century though. Plus a few mining tags from IIRC the 1960s.

    My most recent PicMonkey coin shot. I imported the coins shots after circle cropping them on the Mac.
    combo.jpg

    Happened to be playing with the Paint S program next for fun:
    1990 obv.jpg

    And, from Greenland:
    combo.jpg

    combo.jpg
     
  13. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    I had this one until about 6 months ago, but I sold it at a DNW auction as it is not really my area. Made £150 hammer.
    Greenland 1863 6Sk 2.JPG Greenland 1863 6Sk 1.JPG
     
  14. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Active Member

    As rough as it is, I really like that Paddy. Didn't spot it at DNW but my focus was on some really nice Isle of Man bits at that auction. ;)
     
  15. Bean

    Bean Member


    WOW, they are some nice photos, thanks for sharing them! Unfortunately I only have an IPad.
     
  16. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Here's what I have, in two groups. Group 1: 1922 greenland 10 ore.jpg 1922 greenland 2 kroner.jpg 1922 greenland 10 kroner.jpg 1926 greenland 25 ore.jpg 1926 greenland 25 ore hole.jpg
     
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  17. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    By the way, in 2006 the government of Greenland had plans to introduce new banknotes - still DKK (Danish krone) denominated, but with their own designs. Would have been similar to the agreement with the Faroes; no new coins were planned then. The government in Nuuk even asked Naja Abelsen, and later Miki Jacobsen, to design the notes. But in 2009/2010 the new government of Greenland asked Denmark to suspend the plans ...

    Christian
     
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  18. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

  19. Bean

    Bean Member

    The 50 ORE I have is beautiful. Lots of luster with blue toning throughout. It has quickly become my favorite coin. I also collect Ireland and Iceland, German 5 Marks 51' thru '74, ( I love the screaming eagles), and Austrian 2 Heller which is complete except for the 1892. I have just the 2 coins from Greenland at this point and I want to get a nice collection of those coins.
     
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    Bean Member

  21. Ag76

    Ag76 Coins 'n' history

    Here's my only one - unfortunately a small scratch on the reverse that is very subtle in pictures but obvious in hand.

    greenland192650oreo.jpg greenland192650orer.jpg
     
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