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Offline rayyeh

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West Africa fantasies
« on: October 02, 2013, 03:37:07 AM »
I found some bi-metal coins, said from Western African, but I'm about that they are fake, what do you thinks about it?
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Re: West Africa fantasies
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 08:22:01 AM »
I'm not very sure but these may not be private issues. From Joel Anderson's website:

Just a few individuals control the entire mintage of the coins,  making them hard for collectors to obtain.  All five coins are Uncirculated.

Well, actually they issued them to make money from collectors.

Mintage of all these coins is very small (less than 5000)...

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Re: West Africa fantasies
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 11:12:11 AM »
These are phantasy pieces from Belgium. Joel Anderson's site is anti-numismatic, as he deals only with phantasy coins trying to give them some official appearance.

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Re: West Africa fantasies
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 12:42:53 PM »
Found an interesting site: I assume, until 2007, he performed his function and circulation of bimetallic coins meet stated. Further equipment and blanks spread across the globe and coins of 750, 4,500 and 6,000 francs minted and sold in Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, France, China