What is this coin?

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  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Same size as a Kennedy half. uploadfromtaptalk1408584036498.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1408584045481.jpg
     
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  3. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    looks Russian.
     
  4. jj00

    jj00 Well-Known Member

  5. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    No, Greek. Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie.

    Edit: jj's got it.
     
  6. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    it looked Russian...
     
  7. josh's coins

    josh's coins Well-Known Member

    How you manage to confuse Greek with Russian is beyond me.
     
  8. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Thanks.

    0.322 oz of silver. In this condition, is it worth any more than melt?
     
  9. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    In his defense, Russia is famous for the double eagle. As are about nine other countries.
     
  10. jj00

    jj00 Well-Known Member

    Agree, the double headed eagle often leads people to think Russia but it's even been used on an Italian coin (Venice 1802 1 1/2 Lire)
     
  11. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    And I only glanced at the writing, witch, in my defense, also looks russian, at a glance.
     
  12. jj00

    jj00 Well-Known Member

    Seems to go for melt or a $1 or $2 above on ebay
     
  13. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Valid, but not exactly helpful for someone who doesn't know what it is. This poor fellow could've spent hours searching Russian coins trying to find it!
     
  14. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    I woulda guessed Russian also.
     
  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Greece 1964, KM#87, 30 Drachmai , .835 silver , size 30.3 mm mintage-1,000,000
    grade/value
    VF-$BV XF-$12.00 UNC-$15.00 BU-$20.00
    not sure what your coin grade is ? VF ?
     
  16. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    But there were no coins from Russia in 1964 (when that coin was issued). And the USSR used a different emblem then ...

    Also see here - and if you continue reading that topic, you will also learn why the woman was also depicted on a Danish coin. :)

    Christian
     
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  17. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Queen of Greece Anne-Marie was the Danish princess before her wedding. This is a Danish coin with her portrait.
     

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  18. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Anyone have the literal translation of the obverse?
     
  19. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Constantine / Anna Maria / Rulers / of the / Hellenes

    ...or it might be Constantine / Anna Maria / Queen / of the / Hellenes

    My Greek ain't great.

    Read clockwise from the bottom left.
     
  20. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

  21. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    While looking for a photo of the Greek 30 Drachma, I found this photo. This coin was found in a bargain box in Greece in 2010. The toning was interesting IMO & worth the very small premium paid.
    Greece 30 Collage.jpg Copy of IMG_0041.jpg
     
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