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What Is Your Oldest Coin?

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 Posted 06/19/2013  1:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Pheroow to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just curious to what your oldest coins are and to which civilizations or cultures it belonged to.

Personally my oldest coin is an Ancient Greek Silver Diobol Coin - Thrace, Messambria "META", Dates back to 450-350 BC.
Obverse: Facing helmet
Reverse: META within the spokes of a radiate wheel

Diameter: 10.5 mm
Weight: 1.14 g

Here is a picture of it:


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 Posted 06/19/2013  2:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pheroow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If that is your oldest coin, it seems you are collect US coins only?
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 Posted 06/19/2013  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1801 Large Cent. Someday I'll get a nice pre-1800 large cent for my collection but I haven't seen too many that have the look that I want and won't decimate my budget.

BTW only collecting U.S. coins at the moment but I'm tempted by ancient Roman coins.
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 Posted 06/19/2013  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If that is your oldest coin, it seems you are collect US coins only?
Yes, I concentrate on US coins.

My oldest non-US coin is an 1899 Great Britain Penny KM790.

(sorry, no photos)

I do not have any ancient coins.
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 Posted 06/19/2013  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EddieDiz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My oldest dated coin is the 1504 Hungarian denar that is in the "how far back can we go" thread. I have a few undated ones with the oldest being 1492/93.
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 Posted 06/19/2013  3:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tom Goodheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1625. I only collect British coins. In fact shillings of Charles I, of which this is from the first issue. Struck at the Tower of London (the location of The Royal Mint in those days).

Charles was executed at the end of the English Civil War and soon after the monarchy was restored machinery took over the production of coinage from the centuries-old hand hammered process.

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 Posted 06/19/2013  3:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add baysinger626 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1837 large cent!
It was a gift. I too am not very interested in ancients.
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 Posted 06/19/2013  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pheroow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are nice ones.
Lets see some more! :)
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 Posted 06/19/2013  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zxcccxz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My oldest is a copper Constatius II denarius from the 3rd century AD. It is my only ancient coin as I don't collect ancients and only got this because it was 50% off ($7). My oldest US coin in a 1833 VF-30 Bust Half. My oldest European is a 1627 3 groschen from Austria. Oldest Canadian is a 1858 20 Cent coin. My favourite old coin is my 1758 VF-30 Britain Shilling. (Sorry no pictures)
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 Posted 06/19/2013  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pheroow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
jbuck it is amazing how you keep track of the topis.
Like an encyclopedia!
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 Posted 06/19/2013  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EddieDiz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are pictures of the 1492/93K-Q(Gothic "Q" looks like a "cents"symbol) Hungary silver denar WladislausII.



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 Posted 06/20/2013  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericmckeown to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1807 King George III Half Penny.
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 Posted 06/20/2013  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nalaberong to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For now, it's this 1745 shilling, because I buy almost everything from either junk bins or melt buckets. But I'm hoping to buy some medieval silver from either Germany or Austria.
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 Posted 06/21/2013  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NathanASE to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mine isn't nearly as old as the ancients... I dont really have an interest in them, yet at least, lol. I do want to pick up a nice ancient silver sometime soon though, just to have one.. I'm just waiting to find a design I like alot. But my oldest foreign is a 1735 VOC Dutch East India company..




Oldest US is a 1820 small date large cent..




And oldest silver is a 1826 US bust half


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 Posted 06/21/2013  11:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SaintRidley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My oldest currently is an 1802 Large Cent. It's my only large cent so far, and it's actually quite worn down - It was marked as dateless at the shop. I found that it takes some fiddling with lighting to even read what you can of the date, but there's just enough visible to tell the year. It's probably a Fair-2 or AG-3, but I got it for $14.

Don't own any medieval coins yet, but I'd love to get a penny from Alfred the Great's reign and Cnut's reign.
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