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18 minutes ago, brg5658 said:

Picked up these two at the end of 2020. 

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Love those coins. The engravers of both of them done a wonderful job on the details of them. I can only imagine how long it took them to carve those amazing works of art into the dies. Congratulations. Those are awsome finds. 

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A pleasant mistake by auctioneer. I've had these for some time now and only got them due to the auctioneer sending me the wrong coin, the 1953 Cinco. 
     I was suppose to get a 1959 coin for my birth year collection. One we squared things up he had me keep the 1953 Cinco and also sent the South Korean BiMetal coin as a "sorry I screwed up up" gift.
 I actually like them both and the 53' will go nicely with some of the Mexico coins I like now.

 

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nope, wasn't me I did grab a 3 piece morgan set 1921 p d s .....the case is worth the added $ I spent....just over a buck fiddy. Don't tell the wife......I told her I wasn't buying anything for lent........I need to give up something else now.

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Kinda of a blend of US/World, Minted in U.S. for the Philippines. Was after a 1959 Hawaiian token and happened upon this. Nice condition at a decent price...and I like the history behind it.
I'll be removing it from the Whitman looking holder shortly to have a better look-see.

 

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In our favourite section “Coins you have never seen before, coins you are not likely to see ever again”, this specimen. Coins from the Early Series of the Charles and Johanna series for Mexico City are all rare, particularly lower denominations as the 4 reales were minted in larger numbers to ship to Spain. Assayer F is perhaps the rarest of all assayers in the series. His name and tenure dates are unknown. Cori Sedwick Downing in her paper “The Charles and Joanna Coinage of Mexico City, 1536-1571: A Research Study on the Early Series and Introduction to the Late Series” (unknown to me the date of publication) wrote that Assayer F minted ½, 1, 2, and 4 reales. “There are approximately 26 coins known in collections and auctions, with the majority from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), one from the “Ines de Soto wreck” (ca. 1557), and none from the Spanish 1554 Fleet (Padre Island)”. She describes the main type of 1-real coins: Latin M-F flanking shield and left-leaning rhomboid banner between pillars. In her paper “An Overview of Charles and Johanna Coinage from Mexico City Mint” (USMexNA Journal 2017) she wrote ”I have cataloged only 36 Assayer F coins, in all denominations”. As we can see, there were few more coins described between both papers. Kent Ponterio in his paper “The Coinage of Mexico Struck During the Reign of Charles and Johanna” (revised June 2009) he stated that Assayer F is the third assayer of the Early Series. “Coins of this assayer are anywhere from extremely rare to unique” and suggests he was an interim assayer sometime in 1540 or 1541. He suggests 3 possible candidates: Francisco de Loaysa, Esteban Franco (also favoured by Ms Downing), or less likely, Francisco Rodriguez (from the Santo Domingo mint). As of today, is the only real graded by NGC for the assayer and type, therefore Top Pop.

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Very cool, I bought a set a while back that came in the original envelope, which I think I still have around here somewhere!

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1 hour ago, Abuelo's Collection said:

Low mintage (165,000) and gem grade. A killer combination! It is not that much of a rarity like my previous coin, but is a magnificent specimen. 

 

 

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Tentatively.  I have a French 20-franc gold rooster, one of 4.4 million minted.  But where are they?  When I lst checked, only 1 was graded a modest MS-64 by NGC (and in the Twilight Zone of the numismatic universe, two were similarly graded by PCGS.) None were graded higher by euther.

So where does this leave us? Unassailable logic indicates our finds are not going to increase in value as more and more mint state examples come to market.

Killer combination indubitably, but subject to change in an eye blink.

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Just now, Quintus Arrius said:

Tentatively.  I have a 1903 French 20-franc gold rooster, one of 4.4 million minted.  But where are they?  When I lst checked, only 1 was graded a modest MS-64 by NGC (and in the Twilight Zone of the numismatic universe, two were similarly graded by PCGS.) None were graded higher by either.

So where does this leave us? Unassailable logic indicates our finds are not going to increase in value as more and more mint state examples come to market.

Killer combination indubitably, but subject to change in an eye blink.

 

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56 minutes ago, Abuelo's Collection said:

@Quintus Arrius you have a point, but the odds of finding a much better Second Republic 50 centavos are very slim. And even if you do, they are so rare that is hard to believe the few gem examples that exist will drop in value. Cheers!

You are right.  I don't know what I am so worried about. I do not know whether TPGS is catching on in Mexico, but they are definitely catching on in Europe. Only time will tell.  Your coins, incidentally, are true masterpieces of the engravers' art!

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Not a rarity at all, was one of 6 in a silver coin lot but I really like the effort put forth on the Design and it's still in great shape. Because it's not necessarily a collector type, but I will keep, I went ahead and used ezest on it, it was pretty nasty looking prior to using it.
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This silver five peso coin was struck in Mexico only for two years 1947-1948. Cuauhtemoc was the last Aztec emperor, born 1495, died 1522. This handsome large silver crown typifies the coiners art at its best. Reverse depicts the Mexican coat of arms; an eagle sitting on a cactus holding a snake. Weight 30.5 grams, 40mm diameter, struck Mexico City Mint.

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Hookneck 8 escudos! There are 2 varieties of this coin, this is Type II, the rarest of them (the Phrygian cap points to the T, and the snake has a loop on the tail). Both Hubbard and O'Harrow on their book Hookneck, and Long in his book on the gold coins of the Mexican Republc, mentioned that there are maybe less than 24 known coins. And everyone agrees this is a very rare issue for Mexican numismatics. The dies for their mintage were ready until December 24, 1823, so technically they had less than a month to produce these coins. Hubbard and O'Harrow list a total of 16 offerings for the Type II coin between 1935 and 1995. Long lists 24 sales for Type II coins between 1935 and 2004. Likely few times the same coins are listed. That has to give an idea of how rare this coin is. The year 1823 was the only one that minted Hookneck 8 escudos.

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So, is the snake depicted in the 1823 coin a water snake or rattlesnake ? The lineage seems to bounce around a bit and some texts don't really specify which. A 1916 statement says it was reversed back as a rattler from President Porfirio Díaz previous request. I haven't dug too much though. It appears in early art a bird was being used, in art work only though.
...Very nice coin and history !

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Yes @EdG_Ohio in the early manuscripts like the Tovar Ramirez codex,  there is an eagle devouring a bird! The current official arms include a rattlesnake, but that is a mid XX century design. XIX century coins do not show a rattlesnake. In fact I do not think that is until the stilised eagle from the 1970s that is finally seen a rattlesnake as a matter of common use.

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5 hours ago, ilLOminatus said:

One of the fancier coin that I got recently, using glass element on the coin.

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Is the glass recessed in the metal or on the outer surface ?  I've got a granddaughter that would goes bonkers because of the turtle on it hahaha.

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