Majestic Monday - Post yours please

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  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey everyone ! This is one of my best Monday's in awhile !! :happy:
    I'm dedicating this day as Majestic Monday . Post any Coin or Round Silver, Blue and Gold ........ . Without looking it up , can you name that song ??
    This is the largest Silver Round I have and probably the heaviest , weighing in at 2 oz and very "chunky" ! :smuggrin:
    So, basically any Coin or Round that is Large in diameter or weight qualifies . Thanks in advance .
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  3. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Whatsamatta? None from Connecticut?
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @CoinJockey73 No man, Connecticut doesn't have anything for Coins that are as "chunky" as this . And why you up so early ?? You actually work ?:jawdrop::smuggrin:
     
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

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    The Tyler Davidson Fountain or The Genius of Water is a statue and fountain located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is regarded as the city's symbol and one of the area's most-visited attractions. It was dedicated in 1871 and is the centerpiece of Fountain Square, a hardscape plaza at the corner of 5th and Vine Streets in the downtown area.

    Originally, and for more than 130 years, it was located in the center of 5th Street (Fountain Square's original configuration), immediately west of Walnut Street. In 2006, renovations were undertaken to Fountain Square, and the Tyler Davidson Fountain was temporarily removed. When reinstalled it was relocated to a much wider space near the north end of the reconfigured square, closer to the Fifth Third Bank Building and away from street traffic. The fountain is turned off for the winter months and turned on again, in April, in time for the first home game of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, the oldest professional baseball team.

    The 43-foot-tall (13 m) fountain is cast in bronze and sits on a granite base. It features a 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) bronze statue of a woman with outstretched hands, out of which flow streams of water. Several smaller central human figures represent the practical uses of water and four outer figures with animals represent the pleasures of water. These are working drinking fountains from which passersby can drink. Panels on its lower part depict the industrial uses of water.

    The construct is made of approximately 24 short tons (22 t) of bronze and 85 short tons (77 t) of granite. It is estimated that 500 US gallons (1,900 l) of water flow through it every minute.

    After the death of his brother-in-law and business partner Tyler Davidson, Cincinnati businessman Henry Probasco went to Munich, Germany in search of a suitable memorial to him. Many years before, artist August von Kreling had collaborated with Ferdinand von Miller at the Royal Bronze Foundry of Bavaria to design a fountain to rival the great fountains of Europe but which would glorify mankind rather than fanciful creatures and mythic deities. When Miller could find no patron to sponsor the fountain, the designs languished until Probasco came to him with an interest in a similar theme.

    The fountain was cast in separate sections at the foundry and shipped to Cincinnati for assembly. Probasco requested that the City of Cincinnati remove the dilapidated market along 5th Street between Vine and Walnut Streets for the fountain. In its place an esplanade bisecting 5th Street was built, the designer was architect William Tinsley. Tinsley had also designed the Henry Probasco House in the suburb of Clifton. The esplanade made the fountain easily visible to anyone traveling by. Miller traveled to Cincinnati for the dedication ceremony, which took place on October 6, 1871, it is estimated that 20,000 people were present. Miller and Von Kreling enjoyed a degree of celebrity in the city.

    The fountain originally faced east, toward Europe, where much of Cincinnati's population originated. When Fountain Square was redone in the late 1960s, the fountain was realigned to face west. With the newest rendition of Fountain Square, the fountain faces to south since it is on the edge of the square.

    The fountain was renovated for the first time in 1970 for a celebration of its centennial. The Fountain Square plaza was also redesigned for better traffic flow, and the fountain was moved and turned to face west rather than east. Additional repairs and another refurbishing project was undertaken in 1999. In 2005, as part of Fountain Square's revitalization, the city decided to move the entire fountain to the center of Fountain Square. The estimated cost was approximately $42 million. The city was responsible for $4 million. During the renovation the fountain was on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

    Fountain Square reopened on October 14, 2006 with an elaborate ceremony that included different stages for multiple bands, food, beer and fireworks. The fountain continues to be a backdrop for various cultural events in Cincinnati: movie nights, game shows, and the ice rink which opens in the winter.

    The fountain is most familiar to non-Cincinnati residents for being featured in the opening credits (at its former location) of the television series, WKRP in Cincinnati.
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Here is my most Majestic lion coin is from Belgium 1832 10 centimes. A grade rarity as well. NGC. My most expensive coin too....

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  7. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Currency Balboa (1904-date)
    Composition Silver (.925)
    Weight 129.59 g
    Diameter 61 mm
    Thickness 4.7 mm
    Shape Round
    Technique Milled
    Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
    Number N# 23893
    References KM# 31
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  8. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

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  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Recently sold. Nothing special for sure but the coin truly was deserving of its 70. A8AD73C1-8C59-4D3B-A91C-D6094F62A4C2.jpeg
     
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  10. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Lovely example. Proof quarters are great
     
  11. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    My largest round.
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  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    My royal flush dream. 20211020_090749.jpg 20211025_204225.jpg
     
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  13. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    What can be more majestic than Grand Tetons Grand Teton NP 1-horz.jpg
     
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  14. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Always love me some Grand Tetons.
     
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