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Offline annovi.frizio

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Cook Islands: Copernicus
« on: January 08, 2009, 09:49:11 AM »
hi, in internet I have find this two coins:


What do you think? I like the effect bimetal gold/silver...

there are no other coins like ..

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Re: Cook Islands: Copernicus
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 09:52:32 AM »
sorry.. I have find here:

http://www.numiscollect.eu/
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Re: Cook Islands: Copernicus
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 11:36:32 AM »
First of all, these are proof only pseudo issues, but I think you are thinking of using different metals for colorization as a technique, rather than of the status of these things.

As an idea, I think in principle it is creative and Copernicus's view on the sun's constellation lends itself very well for an eccentric placement of the pill. (I hate the red stuff in the centre, though.) Also, I don't think there is not much against having pills that are not round. Assembling and striking the coin is one degree trickier, but it should be possible.

Where I have severe doubts is that on these pieces, there is an inlay, not a pill that goes completely through the coin. Of course, this is good for the portrait (quite wel done in this case, in my opinion), but it works artificial in my eyes and I am sure it would not be practical. The costs to do this on real coins would be too high and the parts would fall apart way too easily. In other words, using this technique is an invitation for more nefarious pseudo coins.

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Re: Cook Islands: Copernicus
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 11:52:15 AM »
I hate the red stuff in the centre, though.

Tsk tsk. Those are "crystallized Svarovski elements" ... you have them on cellphones and netbooks, so why not on (pseudo-)coins. ;D

By the way, is it my eyes, or is the portrait on the $5 different from that on the $10 piece? On the silver (and partly gold plated) fiver, Her Majesty looks pretty grim ...

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Re: Cook Islands: Copernicus
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 12:05:04 AM »
Christian,
  The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on both of those Cook Islands medal-coins are the same.

I've got no idea which mint struck them though.

Aidan.