Share Your Favorite Coin in Your Collection

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by CamaroDMD, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    We all have that one coin in our collections that we hold above the rest. Often it is not the most valuable nor is it the rarest. But, it's special.

    For those of you who are willing, please share your favorite coin.

    Here is mine.

    This is a 1908-D 25 pfennig pattern from Germany. This coin was minted in copper and was one of the proposed design for the (then) new 25pf denomination coin. The 25pf would be very short lived.

    This coin is categorized as a Schaaf 18/G30. I love the design of this coin. It has wonderful detail and a fantastic intricate design. It also has beautiful toning which isn't totally evident in the photos (the photo's don't really show how lovely the toning is in hand).

    This was the first German Pattern that I ever purchased and it sparked my love for this little niche of the hobby...which is one of the reasons I love it so much. It is graded PR65RB by PCGS.

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  3. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Wow, that's a gorgeous piece. I love the design, the color, the condition, and the rarity. Definitely a keeper - thanks for sharing!

    I'll share my personal favorite coin:

    Morocco 1951 50 Francs
    NGC MS66PL​

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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Well.... It has to be this one. It is also my avatar coin.

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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Okay, it's not in the Best shape but it always reminds me of the time I " Dug" it up while Metal Detecting at in Old One room School house . My first Large Cent !! 1847lgobv.jpg 1847lgrev.jpg
     
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  6. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    This is one of my favorites. Aside from the two I have posted in the past couple of months, I love this coin, as a result of its combination of brilliant obverse, and green toned reverse. PCGS MS 65

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  7. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    That's awesome. It would be amazing to find an old large cent like that.

    That's fantastic. I'll bet the colors on the reverse are magnificent...far better than the photos show.
     
  8. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    I couldn't possibly pick an absolute favorite, but this one is near the top for sure.
    1852 Victoria Gothic Florin
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  9. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Strong strike, luster, and A+ Patina. Graded PCGS AU53 CAC

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  10. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! That's a beauty!
     
  11. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    Oh, I love the patina on that coin. Fantastic!
     
  12. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    My favorite coin to look at is this Japanese 1000 Yen. It is toning along the streaks of the improper annealing. Apologies for the over-cropped reverse
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  13. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    It's hard to pick just one, but if I absolutely had to (like, if forced to sell all my collection except for one coin), it would have to be this: Roman Republic, silver denarius of Julius Caesar, struck January-February 44 BC (he was assassinated in March that year):
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  14. Anntron

    Anntron Member

    Hard to pick but have always liked the colors:
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  15. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  16. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

  17. OldSilverDollar

    OldSilverDollar In the background Supporter

    Gorgeous Obverse!
    Great Britain really had some amazing workmanship in the coins back then.
     
  18. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Ditto.

    If it has to be a coin, one of these will have to do.

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  19. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    If we include medals, that complicates the choice.

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    1861 Belgian Art Festival Medal - Welcoming Angel-Bull Harvest - obverse.JPG 1861 Belgian Art Festival Medal - Welcoming Angel-Bull Harvest - reverse.JPG


    (c. 1890) Vernon Silver Train Medal - obverse.JPG (c. 1890) Vernon Silver Train Medal - reverse.JPG


    1868 Pope Pius IX  Vatican - Raphael Loggias - reverse #1.jpg 1868 Pope Pius IX  Vatican - Raphael Loggias - obverse.JPG


    1844 German Industrial Exhibition - Railroad Medal - obverse.JPG 1844 German Industrial Exhibition - Railroad Medal - reverse.JPG
     
  20. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I guess it would be a toss up between these two. I love the woody toning on the 1853 5 centimes, and the design and condition of the 1887 double florin really appeals to me.

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  21. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Wish i could narrow it down.
     
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