Surprise envelope from France!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    @Cucumbor said he was going to send me something, but didn't say what it was.

    While this envelope was traveling across the Atlantic, I had forgotten all about him saying that.

    Inside was a lovely proof 2001 20-centime piece!

    I see plenty of these in World coin bulk lots, but of course those are the business strikes.

    This is the first proof I have had. Quite a lovely design.

    Merci beaucoup, @Cucumbor!

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  3. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    So the big question now is "where do I put the hole"?
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  4. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Or how soon until I put it in my Monthly Giveaway? ;)
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yeesh. That's only the 3,419th time I've heard that joke. :yack:

    Then again, by dressing up like this for coin shows in the past, I suppose I was asking for it. :rolleyes:
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    It could happen. Stuff has a way of slipping through my fingers. Even the stuff I keep for my personal collection is not immune. ;)

    I like to keep some things a while, then pass 'em on down the line.

    @Cucumbor was (unnecessarily) reciprocating because he won my 20th anniversary giveaway on CU, and got this lovely PCGS MS66 steel cent, which I was actually thinking of keeping for my Eclectic Box collection. But I wanted to offer some nice prizes for that special giveaway, so I put the steel cent in there as one of the options for the giveaway. I do have another steelie in a PCGS MS64 holder, as it happens.

  7. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Not one for being shy about being the center of attention, are we? ;)
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    It was my one time to be flamboyant and extroverted. Usually (outside of these forums), I am very much the introverted loner type. Only with coin geeky types do I come out of my shell occasionally.
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  9. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    joshing ya of course
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Oh, by all means, josh away!

    Just try to use a less threadbare joke. That one's got too much mileage on it. ;)
  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

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  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That is a beautiful coin and a great gift from an awesome CT'er.
    I too, have seen plenty of business strikes in world coin bins, but never a proof.
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  13. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    @lordmarcovan …beautiful coin…the reverse numerals look 3 dimensional…very intricate and lovely…Spark
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  14. dlts

    dlts Active Member

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  15. dlts

    dlts Active Member

    It's a lovely coin Rob.
    What goes around comes around!
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