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Offline mmiguel

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Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Chechnya, Biafra
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:33:50 PM »
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2013 Set

http://www.ebay.es/itm/SAINT-PIERRE-MIQUELON-200-Francs-2013-bimetal-Essai-whale-/160992350193?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item257be44ff1



Biafra 2013



And my question is about Chechnya 2012 Set.... Is it official? Why does it have such an expensive price?

http://www.ebay.es/itm/Russland-Chechen-Republic-Chechnya-set-of-7-coins-2012-UNC-RAR-/251156353309?pt=M%C3%BCnzen_Medaillen&hash=item3a7a15d11d

I'm confused about the Chechen set. Fantasy sets such as the Dutch Caribbean, or Turkish Cyprus, Kurdistan, are usually filled of bimetallics, and bright colours and striking design. But this set looks different: it has the coat of arms with no bimetallics.

 
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Re: Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Chechnya, Biafra
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 05:39:08 PM »
And my question is about Chechnya 2012 Set.... Is it official? Why does it have such an expensive price?

It is a fantasy set, pure and simple, and definitely not official.  Putin would be furious if he saw it! The Russians will never allow the Chechens to be independent.  These fantasy sets have their own collectors, hence the price, but they can in no way be considered as real coins or even tokens. Like legally authorised sets, fantasy sets are made by different mints/companies and designed by different artists, but there is no way that Putin would allow the Chechens to have and use their own separate currency. They are definitely not official coins but mere fantasies.

 
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Re: Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Chechnya, Biafra
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 12:28:50 AM »
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I'm still confused about the Chechen set. Fantasy sets such as these, or the Dutch Caribbean, or Turkish Cyprus, Kurdistan... are usually filled of bimetallics, and bright colours and striking design. But this set looks different: it has the coat of arms with no bimetallics...

Like legally authorised sets, fantasy sets are made by different mints/companies and designed by different artists. There is no way that Putin would allow the Chechens to have and use their own separate currency. They are definitely not official coins but mere fantasies.

 
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Re: Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Chechnya, Biafra
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 10:18:01 AM »
If they were made for fun, who cares? If people wants to collect them, who cares? However, they are made to confuse, guide people into a blind alley and their only historical and financial reason for being is commercial greed. This board does a great and necessary job of giving them the status they deserve. If just all the under-informed would-be coin collectors would read it, the problem would have been solved.

Peter

 
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