World Coins: Your Newest Acquisition!

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

  1. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I also love Portuguese coins. I got these recently quite cheaply. 1990 PT 100 e obv.JPG 1990 PT 100 e rev.JPG 1988 PT 50 e obv.JPG 1988 PT 50 e rev.JPG 1996 PT 200 e obv.JPG 1996 PT 200 e rev.JPG 1998 PT 200 e obv.JPG 1998 PT 200 e rev.JPG
     
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  3. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    Well I did it. I bought the king of copper. The most valuable Australian coin out there. The elusive 1930 Australian Penny.
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    Yes I know it's fake. One does not pick up $30k coins for less than $5. But I saw it and it looked like a lot better fake then most I see so I figured I'd put it in as a hole filler for fun.
     
  4. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    First I heard of that 1930 Australian penny, will have to read up on it. This here Aussie crown came yesterday, not too dingoed up... 1937 AU crown obv.JPG 1937 AU crown rev.JPG
     
  5. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    I really like this one. always wanted one. now I need the 1910 version.
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  6. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I sold a similar 3 mark coin some years ago, and I still regret it...
     
  7. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    I don't have an Australian crown yet. I want to get one like yours someday
     
  8. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Gotta love those big old silver coins.......I have a whole folder of coin pix which is named "Big Silver", and another one named "Silver Dollars" for the US dollars.
     
  9. Stork

    Stork I deliver Supporter

    Picked up a couple in a Japanese auction. The first is a half sen...I bid on the wrong coin :facepalm:. Fortunately it only cost me about the equivalent of $30 and it's a date I don't have. I could have likely won the one I meant to get but oh well. That was a $50 coin, so another time perhaps. NOT a fan of the irregular toning and spots. I'd rather have one less red but but with a healthy even tone. Even so, a decent coin for $30.

    1/2 sen Meiji 20/1887
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    Next up is a coin I meant to buy from the same auction and was happy to get at the price. For whatever reason it's the only one of the reeded edge 10 yens I hadn't been able to find, other than one on ebay that is a solid brown and a grade lower---with a significantly higher price than this one. The current 10 yen coins don't have a reeded edge, but these did circulate as late as the early 2000s (as I pulled a couple out of my pocket change at the time). The fingerprint is less prominent in hand, and what looks like a scratch is on the slab and reflecting light.

    10 yen, Showa 32/1957
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    And finally, from all the way in Maryland, another little bit of bean money. I liked this one as it has part of the 'joze' or mint official stamp on it, plus little era markers, the 'bun' of Genbun (or Gembun). That dates this to 1736-1818. Silver content 46%. I haven't weighed it yet, but it's probably about 7 grams. Not big but not super tiny. I didn't have an example yet with the small era markers in the field OR of the 'joze'. It's not particularly rare, but it was the first one I'd noticed for sale that I recall (at a buyable price).

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    The blue rectangle is part of the 'joze' and the red circles the 'bun' character.
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  10. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    They're super rare. I think the mintage was around 1200 with a low survival rate due to the depression and the fact the Aussie climate isn't nice to copper coins. They're the most expensive copper coin in the world. 1909 S vdb cents have nothing on these.
     
  11. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    These two arrived yesterday. They are of two different varieties, small and medium letters obverse/reverse. I intend to give one to a friend who lives in Mombasa. 1888 GB-MB 1 p obv.JPG 1888 GB-MB 1 p rev.JPG 1888 GB-MB 1 p obv (2).JPG 1888 GB-MB 1 p rev (2).JPG
     
  12. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I did get ONE other coin yesterday......so now I will have to wait for the postal system to come up with more goodies. That is a hair on George's ear, not a scratch. 1813 GB-EnD 1 s obv.JPG 1813 GB-EnD 1 s rev.JPG
     
  13. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    well the Ebay seller sent me the wrong coin. dohhhh... sorry for the focus problem but you can almost make out a different beetle there...

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  14. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    2016 Somaliland 2500 shillings. fly/bee

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  15. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    My usual trip out to the flea markets today - picked up a bunch of coins at scrap value. Bulk were very ordinary British 0.500 Silver which will sadly have to be melted. A few more interesting bits amongst it though:
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    Nothing earth shattering but I like the Mexican cent and the Indian 2 Anna particularly.
     
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  16. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    My picks as well, and the Mercury dime is in real decent condition.
     
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  17. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I got one of those 1883 Mexican 1 centavos last weekend too from a dealer's junk lot. Also got a few better date 20 centavos along with some other stuff. Dealer's junk lot had a lot of real junk but I did get about 60 coins cherrypicked for $10. 1883 mexico 1 centavo5.jpg 1859 canada 1 cent4.jpg 1936 guatemala 1 centavo.jpg 1951 mexico 20 centavos.jpg 1952 mexico 20 centavos.jpg 1955 mexico 5 centavos.jpg
     
  18. Endeavor

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  19. TheGame

    TheGame Well-Known Member

    Received my first-ever eBay purchase today! Have wanted one of these since they were announced.

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  20. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Sweet!! Two years later they would lower the silver content from your 80% down to 40.
     
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  21. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Just came today, proof cameo 50 gulden. 38 mm, 25 gm, Ag .925 1982 NL 50 g obv.JPG 1982 NL 50 g rev.JPG
     
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