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Started by Offa, December 22, 2021, 12:03:08 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on December 22, 2021, 05:04:08 PMI think that pieces mentioning a silver content or a weight after say 1916 cannot possibly be coins, as the metal content of coins was no longer important after 1816, so it was rational to diminish precious content and weight as much as possible.
Quote from: Figleaf on December 22, 2021, 09:14:11 PMWhat's important is that 2021 is way too late.
Quote from: chrisild on December 22, 2021, 11:44:14 PMWhy? On some German collector coins you will find the text "Silber 925". The silver €20 coins from this year, and also pieces dated 2022, have it. Of course they are not made for circulation; so what? We have been through this before and will not be able to find "the" universally accepted definition ...
QuoteA fairly strict rule could be that only pieces which are issued at face, and can be used throughout the currency area they are issued in, are actually coins. That would – if we look at euro issues for example – turn all collector coins, and quite a few commemorative €2 coins, into "non-coins".
Quote from: Alex Island on December 23, 2021, 10:33:39 AMI started collecting coins in 1989, and I held the traditional view that coins are legal tender. A few years later, I began to collect the topic that I have continued to collect now - the topic of "islands". Then I started to encounter various strange items, such as when I bought the "1 puffin" token for Lundy Island. While developing the topic, I was forced to constantly rethink these questions about "coins / tokens / medals" as I came across such categories as "wooden nickel", "pressed oblong cent", and other categories. Indeed, it is hardly possible to reach a consensus here. Unless, to invent new generalizing categories of collecting.
Quote from: <k> on March 01, 2016, 11:27:23 PMOnly UK currency is legal tender on Tristan da Cunha (TDC). TDC produces its own collector coin sets, but these are not intended for circulation. However, the TDC Post Office notes that there are a few TDC 5 pound coins in circulation. Given that the population of TDC is only 267, this is presumably known about by all and tolerated as a novelty for tourists.