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Offline Henk

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Unlisted coin from Liberia
« on: November 22, 2020, 09:02:01 PM »
I posted this unlisted coin from Liberia with portrait of Eisenhower some weeks ago on a US coin forum with the idea Eisenhower = US president = US collector interest. But no, I did not receive any reaction. Time to involve the expertise available on this forum!

This 5 Dollar coin from Liberia, dated 2005, With portrait of Dwight D. Eisehower seems to be unlisted. I Cannot find it in Krause (2010 edition) nor in Numista or anywhere in the Internet.

Weight is 28,2 grams, diameter 40 mm and the edge is reeded.

Who knows this coin and how many were minted. Information will be appreciated!

Offline CannedMeat

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Re: Unlisted coin from Liberia
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 01:51:10 PM »
The Schön 21st century catalog (2017) lists thirteen colored 5 Dollar coins from Liberia for US Presidents (Schön# 2801 to 2813) including #2807 Eisenhower, but they are listed with a date of 2010. No mintage, no picture, no weight, but the Washington coin is listed as 40mm.

That series couldn't have been issued in 2005 as it includes Obama.

Offline Henk

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Re: Unlisted coin from Liberia
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 03:25:25 PM »
Found a picture of the 2010 Eisenhower coin from the presidential seris, it is a completely different coin however. This series is not listed on Numima. The other 5 dollar coin is from the year 2000, also a different coin and then there is the 20 dollar Warlords series. One of these prictures Eisenhower but again a different design.

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Re: Unlisted coin from Liberia
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 11:05:06 PM »
Henk's coin is a mishandled proof, probably kept in a bad plastic pocket. This is typical of Russian proofs. I believe there is a Russian coin dealer who likes to make unauthorised coins but can't find his name.

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

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Re: Unlisted coin from Liberia
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 07:47:47 PM »
I obtained this from a box of miscellaneous coins thus the slight damage is no surprise. It certainly is a proof coin. The coin looks very much like some other Liberia coins I have. It is high quality, well struck and must have been made in a well equiped mint.

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Re: Unlisted coin from Liberia
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2020, 07:57:52 PM »
Just give it a single dip in a recently bought silver cleaner and give it a light rub with soft cloth if necessary. I have resuscitated a number of mis-handled Soviet era proofs that way. The bad plastic pattern on the field is a strange giveaway. I didn't see the same effect on Bulgarian proofs and the East German proofs I had were not repairable.

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