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1910J German 25 Pfennig AU 58.  I see a lot of 10. 20, 50 pfennig, but I haven't seen a lot of 25.  Really like the look of this one.  Reverse reminds me of our wheat penny.

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Lisae's post in the newbie section got me thinking about my holed coins.  The kind where the holes are supposed to be there.  Didn't feel like pulling them out of the binder they are in. So these are just quick (prob blurry) snaps of the obverse.

 

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I suppose these qualify as "most recent acquisitions", Thai category. I have a bunch of Thai commemorative, one here is interesting for the depiction of two kings (Rama IX and I think Rama V?).

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1920 Cuba 40 Centavos. The 10,20 centavos and the Peso shared the same design.  But were still being made in the 30s and 40.  The 40 centavos were only made in 1915, 1916 and 1920.

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12 hours ago, Abuelo's Collection said:

In our beloved section “Coins you have never seen before (and likely you will never see again)” I present you this exceedingly rare 4 escudos from the Guanajuato mint dated 1856. This is the coin featured in Coinfacts Wiki. How rare you wonder? Well, according to Richard Long in his book on Mexican Republic gold, it is extremely rare (not even a sale chart is included with the issue!). In fact, this very coin, according to Long, is the only specimen offered for sale during the period 1994-2001 (Ponterio and Associates). Offered by Goldberg in 2014 (“Mexico. 4 Escudos, 1856-Go PF. Hand on book. Listed as Extremely Rare in the Richard Long book. Natural edge flaw. NGC graded VF-20.") and then by Stack’s Bowers (“This is a truly rare 4 Escudos from the Guanajuato mint. The 1856 date is missing from Gerber, Eliasberg, and Norweb collections. Small edge flaw at 3:00 noted”). And yes, you read correctly, this issue is missed in the Norweb, Eliasberg, and Gerber collections (but not Abuelo’s!). When people ask me if I like more conditional rarities or absolute rarities, this coin is my answer! Yes, it has a flan flaw, but when you are talking of these rarities, that is as good as it gets. It also is a top pop... ok, apparently the only one graded by NGC.

So you get an idea, 1856 is not even listed at the NGC price guide...

 

 

 

This is the kind of coin that turns my crank: Rare, with a capital "R." Well done! :golfclap:

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My least recent world coin acquisition.  I found this in a little wooden box while cleaning/organizing last weekend.  My first gold coin that I purchased in 1985 when my dad took me to a local coin shop.  Hasn't changed a bit. :smile:

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I only have 2 World coins, this one and a Denmark vbj gj 20K, and this is one is one of favorites of my collection overall(it's not really all that big...haha).  I've pretty much made it my goal to find as many as possible but to my dismay I find that many are used for necklaces encased in a bezel mount for a pendant, this also happens with the lower Mexican denominations too along with making rings with them. ???
So, with that said...my ungraded gold Mexican 50 Pesos.

Ed G.

 

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