World Coins: Your Newest Acquisition!

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

  1. jays-dad

    jays-dad Member

    My latest was a 1970 5 Kroner from Denmark, nothing special, but I'm putting together a set from 1970, my birth year. I've been working off and on on the 1970 set for a while, but the cost of postage for individual coins on ebay makes the acquisition of these coins cost me far more than their value.
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  3. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    I hear you Jay. I am doing a similar thing with the year 1888.
  4. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    I just checked my mailbox and lo and behold. This cool 100 Spanish Pesetas silver coin showed up. Its from 1966 and shows the last of the great fascist leaders Francisco Franco "Claudillo" on the Obverse. Its a half ounce of silver ASW and interesting historicaly. And for you old timers... "Yes, he is still dead !!!"
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  5. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    I picked this up at a coin show today for $1.00:


    Romania 100 Lei 1993
    Michael the Brave (1558-1601)

    I really like the obverse portrait!

  6. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    Here are a couple of Spanish Empire coins I picked up a couple of days ago-- Coins salvaged from the sunken galleon El Cazador:

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  7. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    My Gawd Collect. Those are great 8 realies, especially from salvage. I see the one on the left was minted in Mexico City, was the one on the right also minted there or perhaps Madrid. Hard to tell from photo. But, those are a couple of super realies. Coingrads!!!!!
  8. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    Thanks. :) They were the best ones I found at a recent show. There were others, but they had corroded considerably, even to the point where details had become obliterated. Looking closely at the mintmarks, I see that they both have the M with the little o on top.
  9. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Thanks Collect. Once again, Great finds.
  10. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    Here's another foreign coin that I picked up not too long ago-- an absolutely gorgeous 1902 Swedish 20 kronor:

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  11. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Not much to pick up at the show yesterday. There was a nice selection of British Florins (Victoria) but all were over $100 each. I did manage to get this 1904 Republic of Panama diez centesimos de Balboa for a decent price:

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  12. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    ^Very nice pickup.

    Not surprised by the Vickie's being that much :/
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  13. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    I picked up a few more 1940's 3&6 pence British 1941 6 pence looks to be Bu plus it has the UK Royal reverse on it.

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  14. petro89

    petro89 Member

    Beautiful coins, Collector1966 and icandiggit!!! Keep 'em comin'!
  15. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Hi garade, Angelo. Especially the six-pence coin.
  16. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    :kewl:When Silver was heading up so fast folks were just dumping + sell bu coin to get Silver profit.I just could not let some go to the smelter to get melted.
    Thank you E :thumb:!!!
  17. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Here is a modern Russia 10 Rouble, a bi-metal 2 Euro from Spain and a really fun 1883 Argentina coin which is the size of a USA half dollar.

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  18. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Very true Jello. I wish I had the stomach to buy silver right now because I am sure we would all be sick if we saw what was being sent to the smelter right now.

    Man, what I wouldn't give to have the ability to go through all of the sacks before they got smelted and cherrypick what I wanted.

    Does anyone know where you could buy bags of world silver at melt? I wonder if a guy was quick he could pick through it and sell it back with not too much of a chance of a major dip hurting too much.
  19. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    I just lucky I have a very goody friend that own North Alabama largest coin shop. I open for him on Saturdays,while he out to shows.I spend most of my pay for coins that could be melted in trade for my time.
  20. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Love the bi-metallic & the Argentina.
  21. coppermania

    coppermania Numistatist

    I recently received my latest foreign NGC submission. I was very pleased with the service and the coins look great in their new holders. They were able to accept a mixed lot of shooting medals, foreign MS coins and a condor token, as well as correcting my attributions on the slabs! Here are a few highlights from the lot!

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