Discussion in 'World Coins' started by thomas mozzillo, Aug 9, 2019.
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If, on the other hand, you are interested in just finding large silver coins that have more variety than Morgan and Peace dollars, then I highly recommend that you start with your local coin shop or local coin shows. Usually you will be able to find a dealer that has a batch of foreign coins that they don't care much about and are willing to sell at or near bullion value. Most of those will be common coins, but it is a great way to get some cool looking pieces from all over the world with relatively low risk. After you find out what you like (and after you have picked up a book like a Krause catalog) you can start looking for the pricier ones. I still find it amazing that I can own large silver foreign coins that have attractive designs in high circulated or low uncirculated grades and with mintages lower than a 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent for only $100 or so.
World Crowns and Thalers". It's two inches thick!! Several thousand
pieces listed along with prices. Not knowing your budget, you should
be able to find some at a mid-sized show (50+ tables) for under $50.
Back in the 80's I found enough of these to fill 4 double row boxes.
They were cheaper than Morgan dollars for the same grade and many
of them were older. Back to the catalog, probably find one on Amazon
Check out this blog titled "My Collection of World Silver Crown Sized Coins".
It's not a selling site, just a really good place to get a handle on the world of crowns.
Thank you for all the helpful information.
Better to stick to slabbed coins if you aren't confident of your own expertise in recognizing a fake. Unfortunately eBay is full of fakes....you just have to look at the offerings for 1934 Crowns to realise how many fakes are available .
Also look at the earlier thread relating to large silver coins for some good suggestions:
And if you decide to cross over to the dark side and take a peek at ancients, there are always the impressive Tetradrachms from 2000+ years ago .
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