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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #165 on: January 25, 2018, 05:07:27 PM »
The spouse series is not a coin but medal or token issued by the US mints

But it includes the denomination of $10.

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #166 on: January 25, 2018, 05:10:58 PM »
Errm, the First Spouses gold pieces are coins indeed. Not issued for circulation of course, but still coins. :)
https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/first-spouse-gold-coins

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #167 on: January 25, 2018, 05:36:11 PM »
It all depends on what YOUR definition of a coin is. There is no generally accepted or scientific definition of coin. Point me to a definition and I'll tell you which coins it leaves out and which non-coins are included. The definition that counts is your own. What is a coin to you may not be a coin to me and we are both "not wrong".

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

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #168 on: January 25, 2018, 06:10:19 PM »
Sorry, had not seen <k>'s reply when I posted mine. Anyway, I would not call such a "Spouses" piece a medal, as it was issued by a government, is legal tender, has a denomination etc.

Right, it was not issued for circulation, and nobody in his or her right mind will actually use it to buy a $10 item. But that can be said about pretty much every collector coin, particularly surcharged ones. My preferred definition, and dare not use the term tautology, is that if it is in a coin catalog, it it quite likely to be a coin. ;D

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #169 on: January 25, 2018, 07:58:50 PM »
You are certainly welcome to your own definition, but you made it sound like coin cataloguers have a watertight definition. Let me - smilingly - remind you that KM lists the private tokens of the Shawnee tribal nations but does not list a Dutch coin I recently posted. ;)

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

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #170 on: January 25, 2018, 09:53:10 PM »
Here is a list of coins and medals issued by the US mint. I'm afraid they do list it (twice) as both a coin and a medal!   ::)

...with denomination and weight given I would have called it a bullion coin.   ;D
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Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #171 on: February 07, 2018, 06:02:43 PM »


Netherlands Antilles, 200 guilders, 1977.



How many coin designs show a person with a wooden or artificial leg? Is this the only one?

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #172 on: June 14, 2019, 10:34:05 AM »


Gambia, 1000 dalasis, 1989.  The only design showing a watering can?

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #173 on: June 14, 2019, 11:38:32 PM »
1979 1/2oz International Year of the Child China

Seems to be a bullion item
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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #174 on: June 15, 2019, 12:45:37 AM »
You are too clever for my own good. I demand you gift me that coin to cheer me up.  >:(

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Re: One of a kind: Rejections!
« Reply #175 on: June 16, 2019, 08:21:26 PM »
Watering cans are REJECTED!  :(