Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Wizank, Sep 15, 2019.
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that you receive from sales transactions. When you leave each country
thru customs, they may limit the amounts you can take. In 1984
when I went to Hungary, I spent 4 weeks there. I started to put together
date sets from circulation and amassed quite a collection. As they
searched my carry on, they told me I could take 6 coins with me and
I would have to spend the rest at the souvenier shop. I bought a Coke
and several candy bars. Be care full traveling in those countries. Travel
in the winter months when the temps are bare able!! There are plenty
of coin shops and flea markets in these countries and they are chock
full of counterfeits. Unless you can take a full time job with PCGS or
NGC as a 110% accurate counterfeit detector I would stick to pocket
change. The rest can be bought from dealers at coin shows or LCS.
Have fun and only drink BOTTLED beverages ie. beer and sodas.
Great look to it!
All the best stuff was minted within the last 100 years if you ask me, the only exception being the British Occupation issues from 1917 which are now 102 years old. All of the Fuad and Farouk issues are less than 100 years old, and if they are available cheap might be worth a try.
Another option for older coins might be to conceal them in the diaper of a 6-day old infant. Check with this woman for details on how to proceed. Amazingly, she made it as far as the gate before being stopped!
That is a beautiful coin. Way to go!
Thank you Wizank. Actually a much tougher coin in MS63 than the Farouk 500 Piasters in much higher grade though you wouldn't know it by the price the Farouk coins fetch (about twice what the quadriga coins sell for in MS63). For whatever reason, most of these (both 1955 and 1957 dates) are often times impaired or otherwise really beat-up, a straight graded piece above MS62 is quite scarce.
Couple other similar coins at lower price points..,,.., I think I like the half-Pound better with it's simpler design and lack of legend that otherwise distracts from the design on the larger Pound coin. Additionally, the smaller coin is generally available at a modest premium to melt, even in MS65 and above grades. It's a coin with a lot going for it that immediately makes you ask yourself why anyone would waste their money on modern US gold when there are coins like this to be had at a reasonable price.
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