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Offline <k>

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St Kitts & Nevis coloured coins
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:42:13 PM »
Many sophisticated collectors have in recent months been stunned by the spate of hi-tech coloured 50 pence coins appearing on the market, depicting exotic penguins of the Falkland jungles and such like.

Meanwhile, a similar miracle has been taking place unnoticed in St Kitts & Nevis. Time was, the Victorians had to spend hours enamelling their coins. Now they can be produced on demand. This coin comes in two amazing versions: coloured and not coloured. It also has not one theme but two: boats, AND a bird! Not only that, it boasts surely one of the world's most stunning firsts - the reverse legend includes an ampersand. Yes, an ampersand!

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Furthermore, it has a British connection, since the islands are part of the Commonwealth. Why has nobody mentioned this coin? I have posted it here to make people want to buy it. If you are bored and have lots of spare money but don't know what to spend it on, it's a great idea for you. If you do buy any of these coins, please consider making an unboxing video and posting it on YouTube. It would surely be a numismatic sensation and might just win you the 2018 Nobel Prize for Advancements in Numismatics.  8)

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Re: St Kitts & Nevis coloured coins
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 09:13:54 PM »
 :) You knave! You didn't mention that, as is stated clearly on the edge, this rare piece of legal tendership that all collectors want to pay crazy prices for contains 99.99% of one ounce of pure silver, which immediately identifies it as produced by either the Canadian national mint or the Hogwarts mint at Leavesden, the latter being more likely.

This means that this unsurpassed piece of piecemanship is very attractive also for silver speculators, suffering from falling prices. I hear St. Kitts wages are now negative, so this wonderful piece of Post-colonialist Britishness must be cheaper than its weight in silver! Go get it before it goes on sale for the second or third time and everybody already has one. :P

Peter
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Re: St Kitts & Nevis coloured coins
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 07:43:45 PM »
It is part of EC8 silver and gold collection. Scottsdale Mint.

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Re: St Kitts & Nevis coloured coins
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 10:26:21 PM »
We're just having some innocent (and healthy) merriment, Big_M. Don't take offence. Or defence.

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