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Offline capnbirdseye

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Macau. 5 Avos, 1952 KM#1
« on: August 02, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »
Macau. 5 Avos, 1952, seemingly quite a scarce coin with only 500.000 minted
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Re: Macau. 5 Avos, 1952 KM#1
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 04:32:41 PM »
Saying that, the Macao population now is only about 500,000 people. Is it a hard piece to get a hold of?

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Re: Macau. 5 Avos, 1952 KM#1
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 04:40:42 PM »
Saying that, the Macao population now is only about 500,000 people. Is it a hard piece to get a hold of?
I've no idea, it's a coin I've had for 40 years or so
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Re: Macau. 5 Avos, 1952 KM#1
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 06:14:22 PM »
Type is not difficult (if you want it quickly, try Portuguese dealers), but it is not often found in this condition. "Real beauty increases when you approach" goes for this enlargement as well.

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Re: Macau. 5 Avos, 1952 KM#1
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 06:47:18 PM »
It's another of many of my coins that have darkened on one side due to laying untouched for so long, the lighter side was face down on the felt in the coin tray & I suppose atmospheric pollution is to blame for the darkening
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Re: Macau. 5 Avos, 1952 KM#1
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 02:16:17 AM »
This coin is easy to get in Hong Kong, but harder in this grade.