Our Favourite Taku: 1982 GOLD West African States 5000CFA

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by 7Jags, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    This is a coin that is IMO truly magnificent, although sadly the PCGS photos don't really do it justice as there are numerous die polishing marks. The coin has near flawless surfaces and a lovely reddish tone (this is the large format full size 1.4 oz. AU version of the silver crown, mintage recorded as 12):

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    GTG would likely be a fruitless exercise, but have at it if you please...
     
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Amazing design and that it is the gold version.
     
  4. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    I'd probably wager a 66 or 67 on that, gradewise.

    Very cool coin.
     
  5. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Well it is higher than that and is a specimen....
    That coin went for barely the bullion price about 15 years ago. Incredible.
    In later years I got the "currency" 1982 WAS 5000CFA in gold & it might be equally rare but is only 1/3 the size.
     
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    WOW...did the die need that much polishing?
     
  8. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Yes, I can not understand that at all. The so-called currency does not.
    As a specimen Essai strike with such a low mintage I guess they wanted a shiny surface. As far as that goes, amongst the worst I have seen. The PL currency small version does not have such (most of the marks are on the NGC holder).

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  9. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    This coin graded Specimen 68 at PCGS, the smaller currency IMO under graded at MS66 NGC.
     
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