Happy Columbus Day

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  1. JBGood

    JBGood Collector of coinage Supporter

    1892 Classic Commemorative
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  3. Islander80-83

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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Although not a U.S. Coin, it is a direct link to Columbus, the royals who financed his journey to the new world.

    And despite the annoying controversy with today's world regarding him. He is still one of 2 figures that got me into history in my youth.

    Ferdinand & Isabella (1469 - 1504)
    SPAIN Castile & Leon (Castilla y Leon)
    AR 2 Reales
    Crowned shield of arms breaking inner beaded circle.
    Bow and arrows within beaded inner circle
    Granada Mint.
    Cayon 2622
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  5. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

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  7. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Wow nice coins all. Love the toning on that @robec.

    This is one of my favorite US Half Dollars. I am still looking for a nice one to add to my collection though.
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  8. ldhair

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  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    A Columbian half dollar leather pouch. Some pieces were sold in items like this.

    1892 Columbian Expo pouch.jpg 1893 Columbian pouch O.jpg 1893 Columbian pouch R.jpg

    And an Isabella Quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to depect a foreign monarch.

    IsabellaO.JPG IsalbellaR.JPG

    And Mrs. Potter Palmer, head of the Board of Lady Managers, who saved 10,000 of these coins from distruction. Her agency tried to sell the Isabella Quarters as a fund raiser. They took their $10,000 stipend from the Federal Government in the form of 40,000 quarters and tried to get $1 apiece for them. I think the price got down to 35 cents before it was over.

    Potter Palmer O.jpg Potter Palmer R.jpg
  10. ldhair

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  12. TyCobb

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    EDIT: Wow, that picture is much darker than I remember it. Should see if I can take a better picture now.
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The first coin below is a copper 2-maravedis piece from Spain, struck circa 1474-1504 by Ferdinand and and Isabella, who financed Columbus' journey, as you know.

    The second type you will recognize. Both coins cost me considerably less than twenty bucks, and either one can be yours for free if you enter this month's giveaway and win Prize #1 (the "Pick Bin" option) in the drawing.

    (Interestingly, the US coin cost more than the 500-year-old Spanish one did. Sometimes that just seems strange to me.)

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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Uglyish font, too, but even with the darkish picture, you can tell the coin is a bodacious beauty.
  15. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    :eek: That font is amazing! Much better than generic-serif-1 and generic-sans-3.

    Thanks though :D
  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'm a font snob, I guess. At least you didn't use Hobo or Jokerman. ;)

    I salute your taste in coins, if not fonts!
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  17. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Looks like "Tron" font or some other futuristic movie font from the 80s. Shall we play a game?
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  18. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    @lordmarcovan That is a nice Columbian Expo Half. It was my #1 pick from your box last month had I won your prize.
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  19. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    I have no idea what it was called. Random font I had on my old machine.

    Anyhoo... here's an updated picture with the newer setup.

  20. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Better font. Nice peripheral toning on the reverse.
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