Post a Beautiful or Unique[ly beautiful] Coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by thegreatdane, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. thegreatdane

    thegreatdane Member

    The goal of this thread is to post a picture of a world coin that you think is exemplary in any way, shape, or fashion, or to post a unique design that you find fascinating and stunning. Bottom line: post a "standout" beauty of some kind. Posting an ordinary type is fine also, as long as you believe it stands apart from most coins of that type in some significant way. Suggestions: for uncirculated coins, post something with a substantially above-average strike, toning, or overall eye appeal. With circulated coins, post a unique design that is well-demonstrated by the particular coin that you post. I'll start... this one is and will likely always be well above my budget, but there is only a handful of them in existence, and I believe many will not be familiar with the particular design, This coin is Danish and was only minted in a limited quantity, as the issue was paid for out of pocket by the director of the mint in Denmark at the time: 1704 Speciedaler - BR - Other - Obverse.png
     
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  3. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Here is my Austria 1964 50 Schilling that's the PCGS plate coin for the type:

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  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Here is a 1924 Rouble that has the nicest toning that I have seen on one of these:
    (Graded MS 63 by NGC)

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  5. semibovinian

    semibovinian Well-Known Member

    Mexico -- 1940 10 centavos:

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    I've always liked the Aztec calendar design.
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    1832 Belgium 10 Centimes NGC-MS-65 RB The King of my collection.

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    a grade rarity. ask anyone.
     
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  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    1893 Canadian Nickel .
    Double 9 .

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  8. Stork

    Stork I deliver Supporter

    It's hard to limit to just one. After all, don't we buy some coins because we find them beautiful. Call it 'eye appeal' perhaps.

    A limited few of my favorites:

    Even though the Japanese phoenix (ho-o) doesn't have the same fire mythology as the Western phoenix, I love how the toning on this one accentuates the sunburst design.
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    Another old favorite. The design is on a reasonably common circulating coin, but the proofs (or specimens, or some Austrian Mint employee experimenting officially or otherwise) are fairly uncommon. I just love this 66. Mintage is unknown, but only a small handful are known between PCGS and NGC. Austrian Mint wasn't talking (no records) when I sent an email.

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    A modern proof:

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    and one of my favorite ancients:
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    I have more...but this is enough for one post :D.
     
  9. physics-fan3.14

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

    This recent purchase has some of the nicest toning of any coin I've ever seen from Morocco. I really like the geometric designs of these Moroccan coins.

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  10. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    My AV 2 Doppia 1626 Parma Mint
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  11. Ruslatin

    Ruslatin Member

    WOW!! That is a spectacular coin!
     
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  12. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    1909 Canadian Nickel Round Leaf

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  13. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    I put together my eight favorites into one collage.

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  14. Ruslatin

    Ruslatin Member

    All beautiful classic coins. The Argentina sunface is nearly impossible to find so choice. Is it the 1815 S/R variety?
     
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  15. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    My favorite for both style and color.

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    CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (20.5mm, 7.55 g, 10h). Warrior, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third, on horseback right; ΣA below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and trident, riding dolphin left; Ω above arm, Σ below arm; below, dolphin left. Fischer-Bossert Group 73, 881 (V345/R684); Vlasto 615; HN Italy 937. VF, toned, compact flan.
     
  16. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    1943 Canadian Half Dollar .
    In 2015, it was a new RPD and is now known as R444d9
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  17. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    1813
     
  18. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Actually that is a 5 cent silver piece/ in 1922 the first nickels were minted, the mint went from a precious metal (silver) to a base metal (nickel):( The 5 cent silver were issued from 1858-1921.
     
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  19. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Beautifull coins....esp. the one from Utrecht.
     
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  20. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    1951 Morocco gold off-metal strike 50 Francs (Apparently one of only two examples struck)

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  21. trussell

    trussell Active Member

    Posted before, but its the best I got.
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