My latest "newp" is Junk.

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    A so-called "Junk dollar", that is. :)

    My first.


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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    @stldanceartist - you're partly to blame for this, y'know- if only barely. ;)

    Reading your old cherrypick story (which I resurrected this morning) was neat.

    Too bad there ain't no birds flyin' over my junk, huh?

    (Wow, did that last sentence ever come out sounding horribly - but hilariously - wrong! LOL)
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  4. Steve66

    Steve66 Coin People

    I will trade you this one for yours

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  5. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Still a gorgeous old coin, though. You know, if anything, that Junk Dollar is an example of how a book value (Krause in this case) can be extremely, extremely low relative to the actual market.

    The most stressful part of that whole experience was shipping the coin to Hong Kong and hoping their postal service didn't make off with it. In a way, though, we can think of it as the coin going home.
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I noticed that. I pulled the trigger on this relatively hastily this morning, only belatedly realizing what a common-date, high-population coin I was getting. So there were some brief moments of self-doubt, especially since Chinese coins are largely unexplored territory for me.

    After making some eBay comparisons, however, I believe I got it at a fair price.

    I had no doubts on the eye appeal, in any event.
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  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Active Member


    Here is one I bought raw a couple of months ago. MS63.
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Strikingly similar to mine, but one point better. Betcha paid less than I did, too, by buying it raw. Still, I'm reasonably satisfied with the price I paid for mine. Usually I go for lightly toned coins, but white ones like this can turn my head if they've got the luster. Yours and mine definitely do!
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  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Active Member


    Here is another 63 that I purchased raw a while back. I really like the natural look of this piece.
  10. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class User

    Nice boat dollar!

    It could be a 1949 restrike due to the uncirculated condition.

  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I agree. Combine the luster of the first coin you posted with the hint of color on that one, and then you'd have a real showstopper!
  12. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

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