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are there any circulating coins from Turks and Caicos Islands?

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numinis
Joined: 19-Aug-2015
Posts: 296
Hello,

in Numista's catalogue some coins from Turks and Caicos Islands are marked as "common coins", i.e. circulating noncommemoratives. For example, 1 crown from 1969. Is this a mistake or did they really circulate? It would be extremely fine to get eyewitness accounts from people who had an opportunity to visit these islands.

Also it would be nice to know an independent authority for distinguishing circulating and noncirculating coins in general (not just coins from Turks and Caicos), because the information given in Numista sometimes does not match with what other websites say. How do the authors of Numista's catalogue and referees know such things?
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Jesse11
Joined: 30-Dec-2015
Posts: 1092
From what I have read online, the only coins that likely ever circulated are the 1981 quarter and half crowns (equal to 25 and 50 US cents, respectively). I personally do not believe other denominations ever circulated.
Oklahoman
Joined: 20-Dec-2015
Posts: 1725
The Turks and Caicos National museum speaks of the circulation coins bearing a lobster and a crest. They admit that tourists use them most. But they are differentiated from the souvenir or commemorative coins that are also for sale. Most refs have a relationship with their country. I don't think an independent authority exists, not would I think it valid if it alone determined whether or not a coin circulates. (Hiw would it know world wide anyway?) If you dont like it and can't deal with it, by all means provide the ref with more than your feelings, maybe it will get changed.
numinis
Joined: 19-Aug-2015
Posts: 296
Thank you for the answers.
Oklahoman: what do you mean by crest? On 1 crown (1969 and 1986) I see a coat of arms. Is this the crest that you are talking about?
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Oklahoman
Joined: 20-Dec-2015
Posts: 1725
I wondered about that also. That was the phrase they used and I would guess it is a synonym of arms.
Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 2512
Hi,

you also have an English and a Scottish Crest on the 1 shilling coins from Great Britain (km853 and 854, f.ex.)!

Crest equals arms.

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
numinis
Joined: 19-Aug-2015
Posts: 296
It was said in this thread that only 1981 T&C coins were circulating and others were not. But now I see an auction of 1 crown from 1969 that looks like a circulated coin. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Turks-and-Caicos-one-crown-coin/143285063851
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Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 2512
Hi,

I can make any coin look circulated, so that's not a criterium.....

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
numinis
Joined: 19-Aug-2015
Posts: 296
Quote: "Sjoelund"​I can make any coin look circulated, so that's not a criterium.....


Yes, the seller can make a coin look circulated, but why should (s)he do that? Usually, uncirculated coins are more expensive.
(I'm just wondering.)
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Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 2512
Quote: "numinis"​Yes, the seller can make a coin look circulated, but why should (s)he do that? Usually, uncirculated coins are more expensive.
​(I'm just wondering.)

​Maybe the pre-owner didn't know the value of coin, so it might have been put into a common coin-box with other coins to be sold on flee markets..... and thus became circulated by being handled brutally in the scrap box!

ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
jokinen
Joined: 10-Feb-2013
Posts: 1749
These Turks & Caicos coins seem a bit similar to Vatican, Sanmarinese or Monegasque coins. These countries don't use their own currency but occasionally release some of their own coins in circulation at their nominal value. The mintages are too low to see them as standard circulation coins but they did circulate, only to be withdrawn quite quickly by curious collectors.

There are 50 shades of grey regarding circulation status.
Hanun
Joined: 21-Oct-2015
Posts: 2
Quote: "numinis"​Thank you for the answers.
Oklahoman: what do you mean by crest? On 1 crown (1969 and 1986) I see a coat of arms. Is this the crest that you are talking about?


I hope that helps you.
numinis
Joined: 19-Aug-2015
Posts: 296
Quote: "Hanun"​I hope that helps you.
​Hello, and thank you for photographs.
So do you think this coin did circulate or not?
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Hanun
Joined: 21-Oct-2015
Posts: 2
Quote: "numinis"
Quote: "Hanun"​I hope that helps you.
​​Hello, and thank you for photographs.
​So do you think this coin did circulate or not?
Maybe see this website:
https://www.tcmuseum.org/collections/coins/

I hope that helps you.

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