Post a Beautiful or Unique[ly beautiful] Coin

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  1. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    @Rick Stachowski, can you post a detail image of "DEI" on your 1893 Canadian Nickel?
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  3. pantherdev

    pantherdev New Member

    All are absolutely marvelous looking coins.
  4. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    A few (IMO) of my most visually stunning, and unusual pieces.

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    s-l400 (6) (1).jpg s-l400 (7) (1).jpg
    IMG_20170617_221744.jpg IMG_20170617_221909.jpg s-l400 (62).jpg s-l400 (63).jpg

    s-l1600 (33).jpg
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    I am now a collector of unique coins/medals, and not trying to complete sets, which have the same design. I love the diversity of the designs in my collection, and my collection as a whole has re-sparked my interest in the hobby.
  5. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Wonderful coins, all! Here's one of my favorites, issued for the 1906 Milan Expo. It's got a low relief, so hard to find in this condition.

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  6. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Sure .
  7. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    A couple more... (sellers pics)


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    s-l1600 (45).jpg s-l1600 (49).jpg s-l400 (3).jpg s-l400 (4).jpg
    s-l1600 (80).jpg s-l1600 (81).jpg 2970_1__49163.1508637200.jpg
    (This last one belongs with the first one, my bad)
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  8. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member


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  9. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Not my coin, but pretty interesting :bear:
  10. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Say, those are some nice hooters! :p

    I quite like that square Canadian barn owl, for some inexplicable reason. That's one modern I would willingly put in my collection.

    The Cameroon Athenian tribute is neat, too (what's the mounted stone?) Like 'em both.
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Oh, speaking of hooters, I suppose this one qualifies as "uniquely beautiful", though it's not Mint State or a proof or specimen striking like the others I posted. It did get perfect "strike" and "surface" ratings from NGC.

    I love this coin.

    Ancient Greece (Spartans in Taras, Calabria, Italy): silver drachm, Athena and owl, ca. 302-281 BC
    (NGC XF; Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5)
  15. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    jasper stone. There are some awesome owls flying around, if you can catch them. :)
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Yes, I Googled the two types you posted and saw some other appealing recent issues, as well. Great stuff.

    I could've been tempted into an owl-themed collection...
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  17. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I'm with you. So many nice ones, both new, and ancient, to have an excellent sub-collection. Very tempting. :hungry:
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  18. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Here is one of my nicer Renaissance AV coins/ had I been around in 1593/ I would have collected this one.... probably a weeks wages back then. Today, it took 2 weeks wages to win it from Polish Auction. 51ca356f3ac0019b98093c3ed0035dd9 (1).jpg
    AV Dukat 1593 Danzig Mint
    Sigismund III of Poland
  19. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    still drooling. great coin Goldfinger. :):cool::cat:
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  20. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    German States/Baden 1831 Thaler. awesome griffins.


    this is me in case anyone wanted to know what I looked like. also unique. lol
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  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    This is a photo of me at what else? WORK! From April 10th to Dec. 9th/ I worked every day except 10 due to rain/snow:( One 4 week period in August 400+ hours in 4 weeks. And at play in Winter months / I get to have 4 months vacation. john photos 1 003 (Medium).jpg john photos 1 002 (Medium).jpg
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