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$50 2005 Jamaica Bob Marley 60 Year Anniversary silver commem from eBay late January (my Marley coin series is complete again - until next time they issue another one)
Nice. How many different Marley coins are there? So far I think I've seen three, the gold 50th anniversary, silver with gold relief 60th anniversary and silver 60th anniversary.

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1995 (50th year) $100 gold with mintage of 2000

1995 (50th year) $50 silver with mintage of 30000

2005 (60th year) $50 silver (gold layered portrait) with mintage of 5000

 

I don't know of a silver only 2005 (60th year)

 

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1995 (50th year) $100 gold with mintage of 2000

1995 (50th year) $50 silver with mintage of 30000

2005 (60th year) $50 silver (gold layered portrait) with mintage of 5000

 

I don't know of a silver only 2005 (60th year)

 

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I might have gotten it mixed up with the 50th anniversary. The picture I saw wasn't the greatest. Thanks for posting the mintages smile.gif

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The flamboyant Robert Orchard, a grocer, produced quite a few tokens in the late 1700's early 1800's, most featuring his own image. Hertfordshire 1 is a high relief example of which only a few are known and that I will likely never own (A "lightly lacquered" example sold in the Noble '98 sale for roughly $50,000 US). As the story goes, the buyer in Noble was surprised/dismayed to find that the seller had made dozens of electrotype copies of the token before the sale. One of those was listed in the Spingarn catalogue of 2001 for $450, so I figured I couldn't go too far wrong for $48.

 

 

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The flamboyant Robert Orchard, a grocer, produced quite a few tokens in the late 1700's early 1800's, most featuring his own image.
Now there's one way to immortalized yourself!

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The legend is "Sawbridgeworth * Penny * Token".

 

It seems to be faithful to the original right down to the cud!

 

 

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Kempson's Coventry series includes tokens with marvelous detail and realistic perspective. Best of all, they're photogenic!

 

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This one is on it's way back to me from NGC, MS-65, Russia 1915 BC Silver 10 Kopecks.

 

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Mintage 18,780

 

What an example of a key date cloud9.gif Wonderful proof-like quality. MS64?

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What an example of a key date Wonderful proof-like quality. MS64?

 

I'm not sure, but I figured the hits on the jaw would make it closer to MS63.

 

Of course, the dealer said, "If it weren't for the marks, this one would be a gem!"

 

If it weren't for the wear or marks, most of my coins would be gem BU. 893scratchchin-thumb.gif

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Picked this little coin up at the detecting club tonight..Anyone fancy a gess in What it is ? Answer given tomorrow..

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Don't think I can get close enough but I would venture to guess late 17th century time frame.

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At 136mm this reproduction of the Great Seal of George III attended by Brittania, etc, might have to go on my wall!

 

 

Bit strange dealing with Stack's for the first time. There was no photo. A few hours after the Coin Galleries mail and internet auction ended, the auction disappeared from the website (with my bid high, but well below my max). After a few days I called Stack's and found out I'd won something but they couldn't tell me which lot (but I'd only bid on one.) The amount indicated that it wound up at my max bid, which can happen. No charges or Paypal for payment but cash or a check would do.

 

 

Anything with my favorite monarch on it makes me smile, but I kinda miss ANR and B&M before them.

 

 

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NICE SEAL Yarm.

 

Got my 2007 Brit £2 today Still waiting for my Silver £2...

 

I think i may NGC this coin .. should i open it or send it in the packing?

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You folks are pretty good at photographing your silver pieces so I thought I'd get away from copper and give my one and only Mexican purchase a try.

 

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Visited a local coin show today, and picked up several additions to my modern Japanese collection. The prize was this AU/Unc 50 sen from Meiji 3 (1870), the first year of modern milled Japanese coinage. Although my scanner hasn't picked it up, it has a nice lusterous surface and a superb strike with just a hint of tarnish, and no clear evidence of cleaning (although there are scattered hairlines on some of the fields).

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If you look closely at the denomination you can see a small thin die crack extending from the left side of the 10 character (the one that looks like a plus sign) through the crossbar and over to the center horizontal line of the 5 character. The Japanese Mint's quality control, from the very beginning, is known for its excellence, and releasing coins with die cracks or errors is much less common than is occurring with the DeadPrez dollars today. wink.gif

 

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Die crack closeup

 

(How come the pictures won't post?)

 

'Cause I didn't post them correctly. 1.gif9.gif

 

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Just got this Russian in a job lot i dont have any books covering this era anyone know what it is Thanks dooly confused-smiley-013.gif

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