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Offline alglasser

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Cook Islands $2 2014 - which mint?
« on: February 19, 2016, 11:50:14 PM »
Hello, everyone.

As a composer coin collector, I try to acquire as many new "coins" (NCLT's included) as I can find and afford for my collection. There is a whole series of these coins (as in the link below) from small Pacific nations it seems. These have identical specifications and holders but are from different nations, with varying dates and denominations (and composers of course). Well, I just learned about 10 or so new ones and to be honest, I can't spend $50+ with shipping for each one. Would anyone know where these pieces are being minted as I would like to see if I can purchase them directly from the mint perhaps at a lesser cost.

Thanks very much.   Alan 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151973747820?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Cook Islands $2 2014 - which mint?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 08:12:25 AM »
Since they are proofs, I am guessing that they were struck in Australia, though it is not excluded that they are the product of a small, unknown Chinese enterprise.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Cook Islands $2 2014 - which mint?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 09:34:06 AM »
As you may know these are exclusively being issued via MDM Deutsche Münze. Maybe you should contact that company. They still sell very similar coins featuring componists today, though not the one you refer to above.

Here you find some others:

https://www.mdm.de/grosse-komponisten-silber-mozart
-> Note: If you buy this coin, you automatically start a collection and give them permission to send you 7 other coins at 64.95 euros each!

https://www.mdm.de/silbermuenzen-5er-satz-komponisten

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Re: Cook Islands $2 2014 - which mint?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 10:11:40 AM »
You can send this question to the seller: "Bitte sagen Sie mir, wo diese Münze geprägt wurde?" and he should the normally answer with the mint having struck it!

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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Cook Islands $2 2014 - which mint?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 03:39:10 PM »
Hello, Everyone.

As always, I very much appreciate the replies and will definitely follow up on my efforts to locate the "Great Composer" coins at a more reasonable price directly from the source.

Thanks so much.  Alan in MA