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Re: Collector coins of British Indian Ocean Territory
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2019, 10:10:37 PM »








Collector coins with coloured appliques are now popular with many collectors. The heptagonal 50 pence shape has also long fascinated collectors around the world. As a theme, turtles are also hugely popular. BIOT brought these factors all together on this highly successful issue of turtle 50 pence coins. The Falkland Islands issued a similar series featuring penguins.
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Re: Collector coins of British Indian Ocean Territory
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2019, 10:14:06 PM »


Here we have a 4 pound piece issued in 2019. It features a presumably female warrior with a dragon.

What does it mean? Is BIOT determined to defend itself against the United Nations?
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Re: Collector coins of British Indian Ocean Territory
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2019, 10:18:21 PM »
How long will BIOT remain a British territory? Will these collector coins one day fetch extremely high prices? Only time will tell.
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Re: Collector coins of British Indian Ocean Territory
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2019, 10:27:37 PM »
Will these collector coins one day fetch extremely high prices?

Extremely unlikely. This sort of hyper-commercial fluff usually dips below issue price when the advertising hype is over to languish there ever after.

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