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Offline betawarrior60

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What is a dump coin?
« on: July 07, 2011, 09:02:59 AM »
 I go through catalogues regularly and I often see coins labelled as 'dump coin'. What is a dump coin? Does it mean that it was dumped and no longer considered legal tender? =S

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Re: What is a dump coin?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 09:15:16 AM »
If its an Australian dump then it is an extremely valuable item. If something else then I would be interested to "hear" more

akona20

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Re: What is a dump coin?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 09:30:27 AM »
Hi beta, please check this article for a start.

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=752.0

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Re: What is a dump coin?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 09:43:20 AM »
All answers correct. Dump is an imprecise, colloquial name for a thick, small coin. It is also applied to the coppers of George I of Great Britain (1717-1718).

Dumps are sometimes confused with cobs, which are badly struck Spanish colonial silver pieces. To make it worse, you can make a dump from a cob by cutting the cob in pieces, as was done in Australia, but also on some Caribbean islands. (see Pridmore)

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