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Most inspiring Canadian/pre-confederation/colonial coin, etc

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 Posted 01/12/2009  3:31 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gawd0wns to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Which Canadian/Pre-Confederation/colonial coin, token, medallion, do you find the most inspiring? Please include a pic!

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01/12/2009 3:33 pm
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 Posted 01/12/2009  4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FreezerBurn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any of the "Young Head" Victoria coins show she was a hottie but my personal favorite is the "Gothic Head" Florin (1851 ~ 1887).

http://flickr.com/photos/stujoe/269524856/
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01/12/2009 4:56 pm
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 Posted 01/12/2009  5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IBGolden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I borrowed your picture. If one day I was gonna pick one up like this in similar grade... how much?

... I could use a cup a sugar too.



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 Posted 01/12/2009  5:19 pm  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see a handfull on eBay right now:
http://search.ebay.com/search/searc...n&category0=
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IBGolden, the coin is not mine and was only posted to show what HRH Victoria looked like in Gothic mode. That one is a little rough but lets you see some of the detail on the coin.

The 1884 NGC MS 62 in chequer's link has a BIN of $425US.
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01/12/2009 5:34 pm
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 Posted 01/12/2009  5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IBGolden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ouch... I got a young head half sovereign, but I find this portrait(Gothic Head) particularly interesting. Does it appear on anything else... a silver commemorative of sorts perhaps?

... edit >>> This type of portrait is on India 1/4 rupee, and 2 annas coins. Very fine examples are considerably cheaper than a vf GB(UK) florin... considerably. There are also silver rounds with this portrait and of course a few florin copies. I think I'll get my first piece of Indian silver! eBay again causes me learnin'.
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 Posted 01/13/2009  6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add malibu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
there were also two gothic style crowns minted in 1847 and 1853 as proofs only, not intended for circulation, about 20,000 of each were made. They're called "Gothic" style because of the script or font type used in the lettering. I am lucky to have an 1847:



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 Posted 01/14/2009  10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FreezerBurn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IBGolden, good for you. I knew there were some coins of India that had a design similar to the Gothic piece. Hope you find a beauty!
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 Posted 01/14/2009  6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IBGolden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hah!... I got an 1880 one rupee for 15 bucks including shipping. I checked completed listings and apparently I got quite a bargain!
EF+ grade. I won't bother with a pix because eBay has plenty and I of course haven't received it yet. Maybe I can find a decent free pix with some specs.

I'll be back


>>> edit VVV
Oh man... it all here--->http://jfcampbell.us/india/victoria/rupee-obv.htm

Specs:
Composition: 0.917 Silver
Weight: 11.6g
Size: 30.5mm x 2mm
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 Posted 01/15/2009  10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gawd0wns to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can anyone else think of any inspiring coinage?
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 Posted 01/16/2009  7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gawd0wns to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I nominate the Terry Fox commemorative dollar:


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 Posted 01/20/2009  9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yotie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Sorry I messed up the post. I just got this and it looks like a very younge Victoria, any of you Victorian buffs know what this is?
Thanks

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 Posted 03/27/2009  04:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinsnpaper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a model coin- a proposal to issue a smaller size coin that would have value because of the silver content of the inner portion of the coin. There are several of these pieces, and they are interesting. About 1843-48 if I remember properly. This is a model 1 penny.
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 Posted 04/01/2009  10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My favorite image on a colonial is Pistrucci's engraving of George slaying the dragon,seen here on my avatar.Looks like yotie's token was slabbed by HBC,nice wooden holder,does it grade 1 Made Beaver,or 1/2 MB?
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