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I saw this theme on another site, and thought it was very cool. Post anything that you feel is unusual, or just plain gorgeous. All coins, medals, tokens, rounds, etc.. ancient to modern are welcome.

I'll start with this set. I like the clean obverse, and subject matter. One of the few Franklin Mint products, that are actually coins (as far as I know)

Please feel free to join in.

 

John.

 

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2 hours ago, Mk123 said:

old school, thats a very neat set!!! As for something unusual/extraordinary, let me think if I have anything that fits that bill!

Thanks. Here's a couple moderns that I like.

 

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5 hours ago, numisport said:

Ultra, ultra high relief cast ingot. Qualifies as unusual right ?

 

A cast lead piece? Very cool! Considering how soft it must be, it looks well preserved.

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23 hours ago, Just Bob said:

A cast lead piece? Very cool! Considering how soft it must be, it looks well preserved.

Cool and I thought it was old but maybe not. Several available on Ebay cheap.

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I know this is technically not a coin or even a token, and it really isn't even a wooden nickel. It is more of a wooden fractional currency. But it definitely is unusual. (And, it is real wood.)

On a side note, Clarksdale is supposedly the site of the crossroads where blues legend Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play amazing guitar.

 

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1922 porcelain notgeld from Quedlinburg, Germany.  Sorry it's a little blurry.  I have some issues with my fine motor skills and have trouble holding the camera steady.

 

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Very pretty! I don't think I have seen one of those before.

I bought a flexible mini tripod for my digital camera to help prevent blurriness. I assume an adapter for a phone would also be available.

 

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Here's a couple of bullion products from the Destiny series, (sharing the same obverse) the "Raven" and the "Dragon", and a hologram coin that looks amazing when catching the light in different angles.

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These papal medals by G Bianchi range from 73 to 82mm in diameter and date from 1854, 1869 and 1874.

He seems to have gotten better and better (or perhaps he just had more elaborate interiors as his subjects)?

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45 minutes ago, Yarm said:

These papal medals by G Bianchi range from 73 to 82mm in diameter and date from 1854, 1869 and 1874.

He seems to have gotten better and better (or perhaps he just had more elaborate interiors as his subjects)?

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When I saw these on my phone, I couldn't wait to get to my laptop to view them full screen. Amazing! 

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21 hours ago, Yarm said:

These papal medals by G Bianchi range from 73 to 82mm in diameter and date from 1854, 1869 and 1874.

He seems to have gotten better and better (or perhaps he just had more elaborate interiors as his subjects)?

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Wow awesome works(thumbsu

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On 10/24/2018 at 5:45 PM, Yarm said:

These papal medals by G Bianchi range from 73 to 82mm in diameter and date from 1854, 1869 and 1874.

He seems to have gotten better and better (or perhaps he just had more elaborate interiors as his subjects)?

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Those are amazing. The 3D appearance of those are just crazy!

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