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is this real? 1936 kangaroo penny?

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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:21 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add erkle to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add goatieman23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it is. It was originally called a 1936 Fantasy Crown. There were quite a few in this series. There was Australia, UK, Ceylon, South Africa & Bermuda (there may have been others too). I believe that they were also bulk made/manufactured/pressed again at some point during the 1960's.
Here's some information I found for you:
The unofficial pattern Edward VIII 1936 crown was produced in two metals - Nickel-Silver and Gilded (Golden) Bronze.
During 1965, unofficial crown size patterns of Edward VIII were offered for sale in the United Kingdom and the United States. The obverse of these patterns bore the effigy of Edward VIII and were available with four different motifs. These were: Australia - Kangaroo, United Kingdom - St. George and Dragon, Ceylon - Elephant and Bermuda - Sailing ship. All these patterns were dated 1936 and had a plain edge. These would appear to be restrikes of the patterns issued soon after the accession of Edward VIII. Originally they were struck in very limited numbers, but owing to the popularity of crown size pieces, it appears that these have now been re-struck in larger numbers.
In 1996, the Tower Mint in London released a further two unofficial Edward VIII crowns dated 1936. The coins, one struck in Copper-Nickel and the other in Gilding, each have a privy mark date below the bust on the obverse which reads '20.1.36 - 11.12.36' representing the short period of the monarch's reign before abdicating.
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02/21/2012 12:48 am
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add goatieman23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another thing...is it legit. It's an Unofficial coin that was considered a proof. It will never be worth much due to how many were made. I know at auction they once sold for around $50 odd. If they're only selling for $10 now then there must be no love for them.

It will never be a 1967 Swan/Goose Dollar, which is a coin I would love to have in my collection. The 'Swan' Pattern/Goose dollar has been going crazy price wise in the past five years.
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02/21/2012 12:52 am
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erkle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
so basically its a novelty item? never released as real money and never released as nclt
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add goatieman23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty much. I was looking at them maybe three odd years ago. Lucky my brain told me that it was about as useless as a blank metal disk.
I hope you didn't buy it or I'll be putting better odds on Jolly to in the big tournament.
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nah im not buying unless I get the bargain of the year for the next few weeks, waiting on about 12 items now. thats enough for the time being I thinks.
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