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Offline bruce61813

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2016, 03:18:12 AM »
 A couple replies are in order.  I think the Ptolemy was struck, but the but the engraving is not deep. I can't locate my copy right now.  They are available, i have had mine for
for several years. I bought it from a friend who was a dealer out of Cyprus. It had bronze [copper] disease and that was in the days when BD was the kiss of death - straight to the bin. So I bought it and went through the treatment routine  and it is fine with only a tiny bit of scaring. If i can find it I will post it.

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Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2016, 06:08:00 AM »
The heaviest coin in my collection is a French €100 silver piece (Ag 900) which weighs 50.0 g. (The silver in it is only worth €20.25 at current exchange rate). ::) The coin was made available for face value though.

Anybody really willing to see how it looks like? ;D

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 07:27:15 AM »
Fixed the link  ;D

Thank you !

I see there a massive Octobol coming in at 48mm - 91.2gm  Sv412
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 03:24:49 PM »
I wasn't allowed to visit that link.  ::)

Nor me but spotted the break and cut 'n' shut it together. ;)

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 07:34:43 PM »

Anybody really willing to see how it looks like? ;D

Aditya

Yes please!  ;D

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2016, 12:24:22 AM »
Cr stands for Craig. The catalogues of Yeoman and Craig were in the 1960s what KM is today. When KM started out, it used Y and Cr numbers. Almost all country chapters were re-numbered, but the Russia chapter still uses Y and Cr numbers plus (for the older coins) KM numbers. On top of that chaos, Y and Cr numbers overlap, so you can't use the original catalogues and expect that collectors using KM will understand *sigh*

Attached is one of those Russian heavyweights, in the name of Ekaterina II, as impressive as her coins, not only by deeds (she's known as Catherine the great), but also by her weight (she famously died by collapsing her toilet). Ekaterinenburg mint (EM), dated 1763.

Peter

I nearly bought one of these at a coin fair today, but they seemed just a little bit expensive considering the condition - most had some verdigris or were just a bit too worn. :(

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2016, 10:09:04 AM »
They are popular, therefore more expensive than you may have expected. Nice specimen are quite expensive. Wear is permanent but green can be removed and diminishes the price.

Peter
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2016, 12:12:04 PM »
My largest copper, 39.5mm - Struck by Boulton who was trying hard to get the contract to mint coins for the new French Republic, these tokens had limited circulation before being banned by government decree in September 1792



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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2016, 12:53:55 PM »
That's a handsome piece David. I would imagine they're not common if they were banned so quickly. I love the mottled toning in the first picture. :)

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2016, 02:01:33 PM »
They are popular, therefore more expensive than you may have expected. Nice specimen are quite expensive. Wear is permanent but green can be removed and diminishes the price.

Peter

In a box for £15 a pop. I'd pay that for a problem free example, but in the main these weren't. :(

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2016, 02:55:35 AM »
That's a handsome piece David. I would imagine they're not common if they were banned so quickly. I love the mottled toning in the first picture. :)

They're not uncommon in decent nick, though there are some scarce varieties, you can pick up a decent grade one quite cheaply see
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Coins-/11116/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=monneron&rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=2

Good article on the Monnerons here http://sohomint.info/issued.html

David
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2016, 08:31:43 PM »
Thanks David.

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2016, 12:21:55 AM »
Good point, David. The Monnerons include chunky pieces of copper also and are easier to come by in a nice grade.

Peter
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2016, 09:55:06 AM »
I'm not sure what the largest coin I have in my collection is.  I have a catherine 5 Kopeks (actually a few) and a cartwheel two pence - but the winner might be this Falklands £25 - which wasn't intended to circulate of course.  The only reason I have it was because I spoted it going for near face value on eBay about 10 years ago.

It's 150g 0.9250 silver and 65mm wide

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2016, 10:40:02 AM »
I claim first prize for island of Yap stone money  ;D
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