World silver crown-size type coin collectors?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Ag76, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I kinda always thought that "Crown Size" meant the largest coin circulated by any given country, at any given time. Perhaps in some respects, Crown Size may refer to coins comparable in size to British Crown coins, which, as far as I'm aware, are the world coins most commonly referred to as "Crowns".
    But back to the German 5 RM, If I'm not mistaken, the 5 RM was the largest coin circulated by Germany during that time (1933 thru 1939) which possibly? fits the definition of ".....the largest coin circulated by any given country, at any given time.".

    I didn't start this thread so I certainly have nothing to do with the criteria used to determine the suitability of any coin posted, but I will say this : I thoroughly enjoy seeing, reading about, and learning about, every coin that has been posted on this thread so far, by everyone who has posted one. This is one of my favorite threads and I never miss reading the latest post nor examining the latest photo.

    And.... I want to say Thanks to everyone who has participated on this thread, in what ever capacity.
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  3. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I had to go look this up. I hate having questions without answers. Look at the time I'm posting this versus the time of my previous post. I had to scroll through numerous entries in the archive of the "Hemet Coin Club" after googling "What is the definition of a Crown Size coin?".
    But here it is :

    Q. What is considered a “Crown” coin?

    A. The British crown is traditionally a large silver coin, 39mm in diameter and weighing a little over 28g, with a monetary value of 5 shillings. Earlier examples are .925 with an ASW of .8409 ozt, while some 20th century ones are .500 bringing the ASW down to a measly .4545 ozt (and, of course, even later examples with no silver content). 
World Crowns are coins from various countries around the world that are roughly similar in size to British Crowns from which the name originates. U.S. Silver Dollars such as Morgans fit the definition. World crown coins generally have diameters from 36mm to 40mm and weights from 20g to over 30g. Many have their weight and fineness struck on them, something that adds interest for collectors in addition to adding to their intrinsic value.

    Now, does this really answer any questions?

    I will leave that for each of you to decide.
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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    If you have some time and want to read some very interesting information about coins and currency, including Crown Size Coins, check out this link :

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  5. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I must admit that I feel like a light weight posting some of my modern silver dollars, etc. after someone else posted a dynamite Thaler from several hundred years ago. I did feel fine when I posted my wreath crowns and other British crowns. Thanks to everyone who posts on here, always learning more.
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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I am now more confused than I was when I posted about the size of the coin :p I do enjoy looking at all the coins shown. I also have mostly modern stuff and feel a bit out of my league, but it gives me things to strive after.
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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Finally purchased an MT restrike thaler. A coin I lacked.

    Just curious which Hafner it is.

  8. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Here's the best resource I know for that: Giving it just 10 seconds, I can see yours is a III C, but the rest you'll have to determine and let us know!
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  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I got that far too but that was it. I assume it’s 67a or b?
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  10. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Two of the five world crowns I purchased at this past weekend's local show:

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  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Couldn't tell you, but you're at least in the right area from what I can see.
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  12. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    a few of my crown size silvers

    Attached Files:

  13. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    @Hookman For my crown collection, I used 36mm and up as a criteria for what goes in my collection. Lovely coins everyone!
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  14. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Have a lokk at my 2 post called coins of the franklin mint. They are all sterling silver proofs of 50mm
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  15. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Here are the other three I purchased:

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  16. In the nineteenth century collectors of crowns were considered the elite of foreign coin collectors. Later the specialty sadly declined. I collect mainly a few narrow areas of ancients, but I have a few crown because of their historical importance. A nice cob 8-reale piece, a nice pillar dollar with Chinese chops, and now I want to get a decent Dutch Lion Daalder from the seventeenth century.
  17. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    United Provinces FRIESLAND Lion Daalder 1607

    Friesland East India Co Lion Daalder 1607 obv 043.jpg Friesland East India Co Lion Daalder 1607 rev 044.jpg
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  18. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Here´s one from Saxony, Germany from 1763 and measures 40mm
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  19. Stephen Allan

    Stephen Allan New Member

    Need to add some pix when I get a change but a few of my favorite outside Crowns themselves are 1916 5 Franc France...1900-10 Austrian 5 corona...1931-47 Panama Un Balboa....1932 Netherland 2.5 Gulden..pretty sure I’m forgetting a few others but there’s a start...
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  20. PaulTudor

    PaulTudor Well-Known Member

    ND(1614) Messerano ( Piedmont) tallero
    Francesco Filiberto Ferrero Fieschi. My second tallero after the Bozzolo piece, VF for the type , imho. Very interesting Rev. that mentions Charles V!

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  21. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    HUNGARY Wladislaw (Ulaszlo) II Jagiello Taler or Guldiner 1506 42 mm 25.17 g

    Hungary Wladislaw II 1 or 2 Guldiner 1506 obv 422.jpg Hungary Wladislaw II 1 or 2 Guldiner 1506 rev 423.jpg
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