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Jersey £5 2009 Christopher Columbus

Started by mrbadexample, January 14, 2022, 04:48:44 PM

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mrbadexample

Afternoon all...looking for a little help please.

A friend of mine has come across this Jersey £5, but between the two of us we can't find any record of or reference to its production.

I think it's a Westminster issue but there's nothing on their site that I can find.

I wondered if anyone could shed any light on it please?

I thought Eurocoin might know as he seems very knowledgeable in this area?  ;)

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks.  8)


eurocoin

These were indeed developed by The Westminster Collection. The piece was released as part of the Seafaring & Exploration Series. The coin series was released in capsules with certificates and a display box, as well as packaged in Phila Numismatic Covers with a foreign stamp on them. The loose coins had an edition limit of 25,000 pieces per coin. The PNC's had an edition limit of 995 per coin. The series consisted of pieces of Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey. It was a mismatch of themes and designing styles. The Jersey pieces were done in the same style and form a kind of sub-series. The coins of Jersey depicted respectively Christopher Columbus, Robert Falcon Scott, Captain James Cook and Vasco Da Gama.

mrbadexample

Thank you very much Eurocoin, I had a feeling you would know.  :D

I don't suppose you can account for its apparent omission from SCWC, Numista etc? I find that very curious.  ???

eurocoin

Quote from: mrbadexample on January 15, 2022, 10:04:14 PM
Thank you very much Eurocoin, I had a feeling you would know.  :D

I don't suppose you can account for its apparent omission from SCWC, Numista etc? I find that very curious.  ???

You are welcome and thanks for your kind words. ;) Unfortunately, so many collectors coins are being issued, often also in many different versions, that it is impossible for cataloguers to keep up. Many coins are missing in the 21st century parts of the SCWC and Numista. They rely on their limited amount of staff and/or contributors. And if nobody bothers to add it, it remains out of it. The editor of a major world coin catalog has had to take the drastic decision to no longer print the 21st century edition of his catalog as he did not want to compromise on quality. Certainly when they have to pay for it, collectors expect a complete catalog. And that is simply not possible anymore.

mrbadexample