Discussion in 'World Coins' started by petro89, Mar 29, 2011.
1967 Philippines one peso pattern
Struck in copper.
Below is the official silver issue.
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(Countship) (Joint Coinage VII) (Joint Rule)
(Karl Günther von Rudolstadt – 1605-1630)
(Ludwig Günther von Rudolstadt – 1605-1636)
(Albrecht Günther von Rudolstadt – 1605-1634)
(Günther XLII von Sonderhausen – 1586-1643)
(Anton Heinrich von Sonderhausen – 1586-1638)
(Johann Günther II von Sonderhausen – 1586-1631)
Christitan Günther I von Sonderhausen – 1588-1642)
Picked this up on the cheap recently. It commemorates a very significant battle - over the course of an almost 4-month siege in 1665, the massively outnumbered Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in Malta held off the full might of the Ottoman empire, possibly saving Italy (and Europe) from a subsequent invasion by the Muslims.
Or, if you prefer books, this is an excellent read: "Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World" by Roger Crowley.
Someone's got to be the pedant...judging by the chelae this is a representation of Pandinus imperator. They don't live in Bir Tawil, they're a rainforest scorpion.
Canada ANACS toned 1960 25 cents proof like. Gorgeous toning...
Or, in some cases, entire denominations. The postwar 1 lira and 2 lire were only made for a few years. While not particularly rare, they aren't seen anywhere near as often as the higher denominations. I got my first 2 lire today as part of a larger lot of high-grade French and Italian aluminum.
I have your bee coins.
Hungary 1782B Tallér (József II)
Wow. amazing grade too.
Beautiful coin, congrats!
Thanks. I would assume it was from an old European collection and was kept in a cabinet for a very long time to acquire this type of toning. The catalog referred to it as highly lustrous and "bathed in merlot and iridescent coloration". Definitely a look I really appreciate on these larger silver crown types.
Essentially this is the same type as the earlier Mária Terézia taller issued (1767-1780), except for the name of the ruler. I would say this is my favorite taller type. After 1785 it was redesigned and started looking more "modern", but in my opinion it definitely lost some appeal with the simplification of the design.
If I crop too closely it seems to lose some resolution when enlarged...
I already had this date, but my example was maybe F at best, so this is a nice upgrade:
And one of my goals for this year was to get a few graded French coins. Bought this one from a friend:
I think the world market has not yet appreciated how scarce some of that pre-euro aluminum coinage is, especially the condition rarities. Very nice pieces.
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