Retread: 1984 FM Trinidad and Tobago 50c Uncirculated Back from PCGS

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by 7Jags, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    How rare is your coin then ? What value would it get ? I too am very interested in this information because I enjoy doing research on world coins too. :bookworm:
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  3. 7Jags

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    Well, it really is about supply and demand. The supply or rarity is very limited; if there is this one, we would have to assume that there might be another one or two out there, but I would say very rare.
    However, demand is very low probably. So putting the two together, I would value it at perhaps a 200-250 dollars - thought that would not buy it from me. It probably would help that if sold with the remainder of my similar coins came up for sale that it would be at a large enough venue and if so might bring a bit more.
  4. 7Jags

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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    @7Jags would you happen to have the butterfly 5 cents coin ?
  6. 7Jags

    7Jags Active Member

    No, but that would be the same design in the 1983 sets as well - I'd hate to break one up just for the coin, but you could.
    I bought this coin off eBay and really got lucky as it didn't look like anything special until I looked at it closer.
    I have meant to check the Franklin Mint Coins of All Nations (or whatever its called) because it could be like Jamaica where some FM 1984 unc. coins are included. As the 5c does not interest me as much, if I see one will keep you in mind.
  7. 999fine

    999fine New Member

    I have difficulty using "rare" and "Franklin Mint" in the same sentence.
    (I apologize if this posts twice, had difficulty signing in)
  8. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    This discussion grabbed my attention, given that I own a 1975 T&T 50 cents — matte finish, mintage 2,500. (Shame it had to devolve so quickly into a defensive and argumentative exchange).


    Krause may not list the OP's coin, but Numista does, although with scant information. They distinguish between the KM# 54 copper-nickel 1983-84 coin, which they describe as a "standard circulation coin" and the KM# 54a "non-circulating" sterling silver coin (no mention of a copper-nickel proof, but that doesn't mean there isn't one). Not much more intel beyond that, but enough to make me think the OP's narrative is basically correct.

    Suggestion to OP: It took you more than a page to finally and clearly explain your point of view on this coin. Had you done so in your first post, you probably could have avoided the snide push-backs. It's not like anyone is going to come to a thread like this with much preexisting knowledge of the subject.
  9. 7Jags

    7Jags Active Member

    Yes indeed. I didn’t start off by other than introducing the coin.
    The copper nickel version exists in proof as part of the base metal 1984 set but seems to be scarcer. I posted a picture on the first page.

    Although I abhor other products of the FM, they did generally have first rate engraving and quality coin products that did become scarce to rare in the early 1980s. Certainly better quality IMO than the US mint for a variety of reasons.
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