World Coins: Your Newest Acquisition!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by petro89, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Beautifull coins Cucumbor! I really like the early Napoleon AV 20 Francs/ the Charles VII Ecu d'or also very nice!!!!!!! Congratulations on your new treasures...
    John
     
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  3. bettann

    bettann Member

    1932 Switzerland
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  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, a very rare gold coin/ very hard to find, alone in such high quality:)
    John
     
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  5. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

  6. Biurs92

    Biurs92 Member

    Thank you very much sir!
     
  7. princeofwaldo

    princeofwaldo Grateful To Be eX-I/T!

    Anybody have a definitive explanation for the difference between a Ducat and a Zecchino? My newest addition..,,.. ven1414a.JPG ven1414b.JPG
     
  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    guessing the weight ? not sure...;)
     
  9. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Aren't the two terms pretty much the same when it comes to gold coins from Venice? The Venetian piece (Au986, 3.49g) was initially called ducat, I think. But Venice also issued silver ducats, so the name zecchino was used for the gold coins.

    If I am wrong, somebody will hopefully correct me. In any case, nice coin! :)

    Christian
     
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  10. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I agree, they have same weight/ finess. I find that the term zecchino was used for AV coinage from some Italian States/ Crusader coinage, just like the Ducato was used in some Spanish Kingdoms. In Shakespear's play, "The Merchant of Venice" Shylock borrowed 3000 Dukats/ should have been 3000 Zecchini:inpain: That was a heck of a lot of money. Venice ended up striking the heaviest AV coin, the 105 Zecchini= 10 1/2oz./365g. It would be nice if they found the original dies for the 100 Dukaten Transylvania/ Michael Apafi.....I line up to buy a freshly struck 350g. coin, beats lining up for a silly newest edition smartphone at Apple retailer;)
     
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  11. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Another job lot from an auction - I paid about USD75 for the lot but I hope some of them are better than scrap?
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  12. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Those are great and a great buy. Good for you.

    Personal favorite is the 1917 (type 2) US Standing Liberty quarter. That's an easy Very Fine in the USA and looks like nice original surfaces. I have and would pay $30-50 USD for ones like that. Plus, these are part of my 'long-term hold" collection.

    Other nice ones in the lot (to me at least) are the Russian 50 Kopeck and the 1901 Canada quarter. The quarter is easily worth $25-30 US.
     
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  13. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    My eye caught the ZAR 6 pence and shilling right away. Those coins are becoming more expensive all the time. The SLQ is a beauty, love the toning. The good thing about buying a lot like this is that they all are worth at least melt, and most are worth considerably more. You done good.
     
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  14. Danjohnson

    Danjohnson Well-Known Member

    I was picking up some gold for my collection and was surprised by a friend giving me a couple of old foreign coins. I don't know much about them but I think the one is a 1775 Taler and the other an 1891 Gersh.

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  15. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Added a couple Bahama coins today. 1966Bahamas10.jpg 1966Bahamas15.jpg
     
  16. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    1st coin is from Ethiopia 1891A, Gersh denomination, KM#12, .835 silver, mintage-4,000,000 not sure on the value ? my Krause catalog is from 2004

    2nd coin is from German States/Brandenburg-Ansbach, thaler denomination, silver, looks like KM#302 (without Order Star below bust). KM#301 (with Order Star below bust). hard to tell without the coin in my hand. with star is worth way more money. cool coin none the less. :cool::cat::cat::cat:
     
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  17. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    This one showed up today 1947 FR-IC 1 p obv.JPG 1947 FR-IC 1 p rev.JPG
     
  18. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Budget conder token...

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  19. Steve66

    Steve66 Coin People

    Got this one for under melt...
    Don't happen very often...

    Kinda makes up for some of my not so smart purchases.

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  20. Steve66

    Steve66 Coin People

    Bought this one today also.

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    NCnovice Active Member

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