That much discussed and debated 1875 came in the mail Tuesday.
I over-spent my coin budget a little bit to get it with the agreement that I wouldn’t buy anything for a month or so while my budget caught up with the spending. It’s a deal I’ve made in the past and one I made again because I’ve been worried that the current run-up in the gold price could continue and that could make the coins more expensive to buy in another month or so. Even so, it was a modest over-reach of my budget, just $
These photos were taken in natural sunlight. They are the Baht and its fractional silver pieces from the popular King Chulalongkorn. These are the brightest examples without toning I could put together.
There are also copper pieces that can still be found looking not too dark, with a slightly different, even better portrait of the King. I believe there was no 1/2 Baht for this time.
The examples of these coins we have that were given higher grades look duller.
The most co