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Re: Cook Islands: Series of coins 2010
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2015, 10:57:43 PM »
You are quite right that "non-circulating legal tender" is a contradiction in terms. However, various countries use the term "legal tender" to show that coins are official, and yet nobody would expect to be able to spend them in a shop. We could argue over the terms, but it is obvious now that this set is in fact official, even though it will never circulate. Therefore we can finally conclude that it is not a fantasy, though it definitely belongs in that grey area that I have called "circulation-like" sets.

So, if Gerhard includes the TDC Gough Island set in his Katalog, just because it is "official", then to be consistent he should include this one too. This does not mean that it is given any stamp of numismatic approval, because if, like Figleaf, you despise this type of collector item, then you will not want to own it in any circumstances. As Figleaf says, "Caveat emptor". But above all, eurocoin deserves credit for researching this and establishing beyond doubt that it is an official Cook Islands collector issue and not a fantasy.

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Re: Cook Islands: Series of coins 2010
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2015, 08:51:42 PM »
So, if Gerhard includes the TDC Gough Island set in his Katalog, just because it is "official", then to be consistent he should include this one too.

According to Mr Krämer the 2015 edition of the WMK includes the set of Cook Islands coins dated 2010 as #1594-1600.