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Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
January was such a good month for all of us and let's hope February is too.



Let me open with this Halfcrown - an 1823 George IV in gFine condition - lovely design
Also a worn 1845 Victoria and expecting to win a 1849 Victoria, a 1887 Victoria (EF) and If I am really lucky a hammered halfcrown of Charles I!
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
Giobruno
Joined: 15-Sep-2016
Posts: 369
Opened the month with a big Russian banknote:

https://colnect.com/en/banknotes/banknote/37212-200_Rubles-Specialized_Issues_Siberia_Urals-Russia

I've found more info about it here: https://jkorowicz.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/siberian-souvenir/
Idolenz
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
Posts: 2526
Got a very cheap 1000 yen NCLT (would save me a lot of search time if they all would be this reasonably priced :°)

and the new set of 100 yen Olympia CCs are on their way.
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
More Halfcrowns

These are two are more a type set and not really A coins - but make decent spacefillers


1836 William IV, better than my 1834 - but still far from ideal. This is VG/VG+ and about the best you will do for under $50 or so. Many Williams, George IVs and pre 1850 Victorias are plentiful under Fine, but VF and up are Hundreds and less economical than Georgian or Stuart coins!



A dire early head Victoria. 1845 was a fairly common year and Halfcrowns were on hiatus between 1851 and 1873 as they poured all their energy into Florins. Hence the coins before 1850 saw huge circulation until the 1870s, as the people were not eager to forget the halfcrown.

Despite Victoria's flatness - this coin is a Full Good and probably close to VG I would say G6/VG7
It is also a clean rim and complete and probably better than it looks despite the hole on her head!



Finally an affordable and much nicer coin - an Uncirculated 1962 NZ Halfcrown - common in VF and gVF - but surprisingly rare UNC.
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
I did really well tonight


Charles I Halfcrown Hammered (Money back if its fake - but this looks pretty real) Need to add it to the catalogue, but not until I have it and know its real. (1635/36)



A bit later but still nice and my first Anne coin. This was reasonably cheap and is definitely genuine.

Will be my last major post and buy in for a while. My partner has intimated with expensive car repairs and everything else, the coin buying spree needs to end soon.
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
alfonz
Joined: 19-Jan-2013
Posts: 755
I havent won to much stuff yet for this month. Most noteworthy are the following two medals which arrived today:
Italian medal made during the reign of King Umberto I. It was most likely made for honoring soldiers who participated in one of the many wars italy fought in africa during his reign.

And another medal made after King Umbertos assasination in the year 1900
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Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
That guys moustache is crazy!

I love it.
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
CalvinV
Joined: 13-Nov-2019
Posts: 54
I've gotten a few coins also but banknotes are easier to photograph.



Estonian markas of the 1st republic, 1919-1923.
The 100 marka note has an overprint which reads "üks kroon" meaning "one crown", Estonia switched to using krooni in the late 1920's.
Here's some music for your enjoyment, you're welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_mrNy_x0vk
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CalvinV
Joined: 13-Nov-2019
Posts: 54


German WWI occupation money, the 5mk notes are XF which is extremely hard to come by.



USSR 5 roubles 1947, the one on the left is XF-AU.
Here's some music for your enjoyment, you're welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_mrNy_x0vk
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alfonz
Joined: 19-Jan-2013
Posts: 755
Quote: "Moneytane"​That guys moustache is crazy!

​I love it.

It was possibly the biggest royal moustache that has ever been seen on coins or paintings. :O
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
I know crazy

Looked up the whole family on Wikipedia

All of 4 kings of Italy were basically hopeless

VE2 - Power freak drowning in his own ego - Brutal towards Papal armies and France
U1 - Imperialistic and corrupt, uneducated - let the Mafia and Camorra control south through corrupt politicians. Unpopular with poor. Possibly his unpopularity saw half of Italy migrate!
VE3 - tried harder, but weak willed and let Mussolini walk all over him.
U2 - Homosexual and weak willed, like U1 had Dad issues and drowning in own ego - although apparently more enlightened and meant well.

Back on topic - Just one more worn coin that arrived today - cheap and for a type set of "Non British" Halfcrown coins.



Also the collection upgrade has begun

Top quality pages and top of the line flips (NO PVC, not flimsy and "archive quality mylar not cheapo vinyl"



Their photos not mine. Now I know my coins are looked after. 17th century and 18th century halfcrowns deserve better than a cheap PVC album and plastic bags!
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
alfonz
Joined: 19-Jan-2013
Posts: 755
His father definetely had a majestic beard too. But I would say Umbertos moustache had more mass than his fathers winglike example. VEIII had no chance against the beards of his predesessors and Umberto II didnt even try.
But serously I wouldnt judge those Kings only by their negative deeds, you can read also many positive things about them in their biographies.
alfonz
Joined: 19-Jan-2013
Posts: 755
Got 2 new royal couples this week:
Wedding medal from Monaco - Prince Albert II and his wife Charlene (Wittstock):

Bavarian medal celebrating the golden
wedding of King Ludwig III and his wife Marie Therese of austria. The medal was struck on iron during the last year of ww1 and the bavarian monarchy:

And 2 nice silver coins:
10 Soldi Parma 1815. Marie-Louise of Austria was the 2nd wife of Emperor Napoleon and became duchess of Parma during the Congress of Vienna:

Bavarian Gulden 1837 - King Ludwig I. This is a coin I wanted to have for a long time but never won one until now. The patina is not the most beautiful one but the portrait is in awesome condition:
Mr. Midnight
Joined: 10-Mar-2017
Posts: 1169
my new favorite coin from WWI era Egypt
Jamais l'or n'a perdu la plus petite occasion de se montrer stupide. -Balzac
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
Just love it - nice and clean example. A huge crown size coin. Can I please be nosey and I ask you how much it cost? Mainly as I want to buy one myself and not be ripped off.

Meanwhile my family of nice coins finally arrived.



And of course the big daddy, now added to Numista (Sans approval)



1635/36 Halfcrown, England, tower mint with Crown mintmark.
Charles I on horseback, double strike with weird 3 o'clock orientation!
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
Mr. Midnight
Joined: 10-Mar-2017
Posts: 1169
Quote: "Moneytane"​Just love it - nice and clean example. A huge crown size coin. Can I please be nosey and I ask you how much it cost? Mainly as I want to buy one myself and not be ripped off.
no worries. I paid US$95. want to throw a superficial grade at it?
Jamais l'or n'a perdu la plus petite occasion de se montrer stupide. -Balzac
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
Quote: "Mr. Midnight"
Quote: "Moneytane"​Just love it - nice and clean example. A huge crown size coin. Can I please be nosey and I ask you how much it cost? Mainly as I want to buy one myself and not be ripped off.
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​no worries. I paid US$95. want to throw a superficial grade at it?
​Sure - I will say gVF pushing EF - its a really nice coin with hardly any wear.

If it helps I paid about the same for my Hammered halfcrown ($162NZ).
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
Been collectionmania here. My thrift shop connection came through today, with this lot and I had to fight off a buying stamp dealer to get them.


World mix with some NZ niceies - mostly modern change, but a silver crown (Top left), a 1965 mint set of predecimals and a uncirculated 1953 crown.


Two NZ oddities, a 1871 penny token and a copper medalet given to children for the 1901 visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall (The future George V)



Close up of the international coins.
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
Giobruno
Joined: 15-Sep-2016
Posts: 369
From the swap letter I've received after midday:

Top row:
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28457.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces42092.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces53989.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces42423.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces35900.html

Bottom row:
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces8786.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces21085.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces17730.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces11217.html
- https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces3021.html
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
Interesting lot of coins there - nice

Meanwhile I seem to be attracting collection after collection lately - 3 of them, you have seen the first one and the second one is here. The third one coming next week - looks really good - lots of silver and some Roman coppers.

This one cost me only $50 and was in a PVC filled album from the 1970s, all removed and washed with hot water did wonders. It is a cheap old British collection.



It really was worth only $50 but interesting, all of the common brass 3ds, sixpences from 1926 to 1967 (Complete 1935 onwards for common dates). The silver came to around $30 in melt. One or two coins were VF.

All the halfpennies 1910 to 1967 and a few older (All very average condition)

Even funnier was an almost complete run of pennies from 1967 back to the 1860 first bun penny. No rare dates and worn. the 1967 was EF, by 1937 they are Fine, and by 1915 they are Good. Before 1894 - most of the bun pennies are worn to death with a date on them only!!

Also some UNC 5p and 10p dated 1968 to 1970 (Common).

Also got these hideous Tongan 1 and 2 pa anga coins which were cupro nickel gold plated - now they look dull brown after 50 years!!!


1968 coins with "Oil search 1969" scratched on to them. The accompanying stamp set is even more tacky. But I love tacky and kitschy issues, that coral slate covered case screams 1969 Tijuana Tom Jones, sideburns special!


2nd and 3rd row!!!!
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
alfonz
Joined: 19-Jan-2013
Posts: 755
Got some nice 17th century additions:
My first King James I coin, an Shilling/12 pence:

And two additions to my 3 Kreuzer collection from the archduchy of tirol

Also I got this prussian coin featuring the young portrait of King Friedrich Wilhelm III and the following medal issued to celebrate the 90th birthday of the great prussian Fieldmarshall Moltke

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