World Coins: Your Newest Acquisition!

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

  1. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I added three new bears to my collection. The 1944 Greenland 5 kronur is the most expensive in this series and the largest, about the size of a half dollar. I love the polar bear obviously. The 1960 Greenland krone only has a small bear but there aren't too many coins from Greenland so it's still exciting. The last is a little different. Notgeld depicting a cave bear fossil. 1944 greenland 5 kronur.jpg 1960 greenland 1 krone.jpg 1920 menden 50 pfennig.jpg
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  3. Stork

    Stork I deliver Supporter

    My other recent newps, Japan this time. Theoretically common, but not so easy to find in gemmy conditions in the US. Some dude in Asia is probably giggling at the ridiculous prices his 'common coins' get from silly Americans.

    Showa 8 (1933) 1 sen

    Showa 15 (1940) 1 sen.

    I swear it's the aluminum/base metal coins that have enormous mintages, low catalog values, but finding them like this hardly ever happens. Well, at least not for me living on the East Coast.
  4. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks

    I completely agree. Finding worn common stuff? Super easy. Finding nice common stuff? Not too bad.

    Finding something that screams "KEEP ME BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER LIKE ME"?

    Very, very difficult. Which is why I've started keeping all those coins. $2 book value? That's fine. I know it's a 66.
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  5. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks

    France - 1948 B 5 Francs
    (A bit of a key date, assuming it has a low survival rate.)

    France - 1948 B 5 Francs.jpg

    France - 1949 B 1 Franc

    (Not quite a gem, but much nicer than normal.)

    France - 1949 B 1 Franc.jpg

    French Polynesia - 1965 5 Francs

    (Here's an example of a gorgeous coin with a low book value - $2.50 in MS63 - and yet it screams KEEPER. There is a PCGS MS64 that's at $15.50 right now on eBay. I think I'm comfortable saying this coin is nicer than a 64...)

    French Polynesia - 1965 5 Francs.jpg

    Togo - 1924 2 Francs

    (One year type from French Mandate; ran across a pair in one go.)

    Togo - 1924 2 Francs 1.jpg

    Togo - 1924 2 Francs 2.jpg
  6. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Had some great deliveries today!
    Franz Josef I medallion from Vienna 1873 - big at 70mm diameter:
    Vienna Medallion 1.JPG Vienna Medallion 2.JPG
    Along with this interesting Boat Club medal "Queen's Printers" about 48mm diameter:
    Boat Club medal 1.JPG Boat Club medal 2.JPG
  7. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    ... and then this 1898 British Penny as an upgrade to my own collection:
    1898 D 1.JPG 1898 D 2.JPG
    and finally and hopefully most excitingly, this 2 Rupie from German East Africa with the bellicose portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm:
    GEA 2R 1893 1.JPG GEA 2R 1893 2.JPG
  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great additions, Paddy!
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  9. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    A couple odds and ends that showed up yesterday....can't compare to that dude with the eagle on top his head though! 1912 IN 1-2 p obv.JPG 1912 IN 1-2 p rev.JPG 2017 CA-BC medal obv.JPG 2017 CA-BC medal rev.JPG
  10. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Active Member

    This arrived from Bogota a few weeks ago. I am pleased. I am still looking for a much nicer one.

    Can someone tell me why it is so hard to find?

    IMG_2204.JPG IMG_2205.JPG
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Latest junk box diving turned up a kind of nice set...
    camayan 1.JPG camayan 2.JPG

    And some silver at 5/$1

    silver 1.JPG silver 2.JPG
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  12. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    URUGUAY 10 PESOS 2011 (PUMA) finally bought this off Ebay. I like the powerful puma and suns rays. sellers pics... not rare mintage 20,000,000 lol :cool::cat::cat::cat:

    2011 Puma Uruguay.jpg
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  13. Jaelus

    Jaelus Hungarian Collector Supporter

    That's a good observation. Coins like these are being overlooked since they are high mintage moderns. This will be a much bigger deal down the road when those time periods become more collectible and people realize how scarce the high grade examples really are.

    For my set, it's the 1941-1956 aluminum/aluminum-bronze common issues for Hungary. Almost all of the types are easy to find in circulated condition, and most are incredibly easy to find in BU. Try to find examples above MS65 though and you'll be looking for a very long time.

    I've been working diligently on the above set for a few years now, upgrading whenever possible. My minimum acceptable grade is 63 for these aluminum types, and out of 23 types, I've still been unable to locate acceptable examples for 6 of them. Out of the remaining types, 7 are MS63-64, 8 are MS65-66, and only 2 are MS67. All of these are common, high mintage modern aluminum coins.
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  14. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    just got this last night.
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Tell me. I'm curious.
  17. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks

    Picked up 16 pounds of bulk world coins purchased today - this was the highlight (apart from the silver French 50 Centimes from 1918) of the lot:

    South Korea - 1968 5 Won.jpg

    EDIT: Just imaged a few more of my recent pickups - instead of making a new post, thought I'd add them to this one.

    Fiji Islands - 1949 1/2 Penny

    Fiji - 1949 Half Penny.jpg

    France - 1938 1 Franc

    France - 1938 1 Franc.jpg

    Vatican City - 1964 10 Lire

    Vatican City - 1964 10 Lire.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
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  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    So has anyone here ever went to a coin show...purchased the items they collect and just before you walked out the door..... a dealer friend hands you a binder..?
    And...You really like window shopping but ...and there's always a but.... I saw this coin an Henry VI 1422-1461 Groat ....and to be honest this image does this coin no justice...just had to post it asap. I fell in love with this hand it's unbelievable! 1422 Groat Henery VI.jpg
    Henry VI pinecone muscle issue groat, from the Reigate hoard
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
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  19. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I still need him, that's a great example!:eek:
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  20. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Fantastic!! I usually don't see these with such a well struck portrait, a winner!!
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  21. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Does this mean I have been seduced to the dark side ? And I anin't talking Bust Half's.... ????
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