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...
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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:)
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  5. Endeavor

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  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

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

    chrisild Coin Collector

    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! :)

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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 Well-Known Member

    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

    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 Well-Known Member

    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!

    Budget conder token...

  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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  21. NCnovice

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