Three New "CROWNS"

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Mark Metzger, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Here are three rather nice crown size pieces I recently acquired.
    Two questions:
    #1 - which one is your favorite?
    #2 - which one do you think is the highest grade?
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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I think the Belgian coin is the highest grade although I like the Cuban
     
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  4. Chris B

    Chris B Well-Known Member

    I would think the Mexican Peso is the highest graded. The Cuban piece is nice, a lot of those have been cleaned.
     
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    The Mexican Peso from Chile?:)
     
  6. Chris B

    Chris B Well-Known Member

    Oops
     
  7. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    The Chile coin is my favorite. I've wanted one of those for awhile.
     
  8. Ag76

    Ag76 25 years later and they pulled me back in

    These are all extremely nice. My eyes see fewest contact marks on the Cuban. The Belgian is probably my favorite design, but I'm not a huge fan of the toning on that or the Chilean peso, so the Cuban peso also ends up being my favorite I suppose.
     
  9. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    My personal favorite is the Chilean Peso. The detail on the condor is astounding. I compared it with a couple MS63 examples and the detail on mine is superior to coins in that grade. It appears the high points are the condor's "collar" and its "knee"...those are highly technical bird-part terms. Trust me.
    The few little spots of toning are unfortunate, I agree, but the coin has tremendous luster that tries hard to make up for the detractions.
     
  10. Ag76

    Ag76 25 years later and they pulled me back in

    Yes, a couple of spots of toning are really a minor issue in my view, but I had to break the tie somehow. :) I'm not as familiar with this peso as I am with the next design (https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28033.html).
     
  11. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    Yeah, I'd have to say Chile. The feather details of that engraving are interesting to me.
     
  12. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Wonderful coins, I like the Cuban especially.
     
  13. Trish

    Trish Supporter! Supporter

    I see the most detail in the Chilean Peso so I would guess it would grade the best. Weird thing about it for me is that the condor always catches my eye on posts because it's not attractive looking, more like threatening.
    I'd want to own the Belgian 5 franc coin. Congrats on getting them.
     
  14. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Great coins. I would collect all of those very expensive (for me) coins.
     
  15. I love the Cuban pesos from that era. Wish Ebay would stop banning listings for Cuba; would make it so much easier to find these.
     
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  16. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    I probably won't be keeping all three of them. They were part of a large lot of world coins I purchased with the intent of keeping some and selling off others in order to subsidise the cost of the ones kept.
     
  17. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    I like the piece from Chile. The piece from Cuba is rather nice.
    Do you have others to share?
     
  18. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Well, since you asked...
    Here are a couple British North Borneo cents. I'd put them at AU. MS pieces have more detail down the middle of the front of the "skirts" (which I'm sure have a proper name).
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  19. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    I like the complexity of the crown and lion on the Belgian...Spark
     
  20. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    The detail on the shield and flag is amazing. Really nice pieces.
    Don't stop now, I'm sure you have others.
     
  21. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I find, and bid on, coins from Cuba all the time. I've been buying Cuba coins for years. No official person of any kind has ever said a word about it. In fact, the only people I've known to be talking about the "dangers" of buying Cuba coins on eBay are the people right here on Coin Talk !!

    Give it a try. Just enter in the search box what you're looking for.
     
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