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 Posted 06/29/2016  09:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have always loved putting together a run of a long-lived denomination to see side by side how it changed over time, from its inception to its retirement. Who else has runs like these?

I'll get us started with my most recent completion:

Japan 50 sen 1870-1948


The Japanese yen started off on the Spanish dollar standard, so the 50 sen functioned more or less like the silver US half dollar, albeit at a lower purity but larger size. Slowly but surely, inflation whittled away at it until it became the smallest denomination in 1947, and was demonetized in 1949, making the Yen the atomic unit of currency in modern Japan.

From left to right, top to bottom:

50 sen Meiji, first series Dragon/Rising sun (1870-71)
.800 silver, 12.5g, 31.5mm

50 sen Meiji, Dragon series (1873-1905)
.800 silver, 13.48g, 30.5mm

50 sen Meiji/Taisho, Rising Sun series (1906-1917)
.800 silver, 10.13g, 27.27g

50 sen Taisho/Showa, Double Phoenix series (1922-1938)
.720 silver, 4.95g, 23.5mm

50 sen Showa, Large size brass (1946)
4.5g, 23.0mm

50 sen Showa, small size brass (1947-48)
2.8g, 19.0mm

What sets do you have in your collection?
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 Posted 06/29/2016  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been assembling a 1 kopek type set in 2011-13, and ended up with over 20 different types. Then I misplaced the bag they all were in

Would be nice to try this with 1/2 kopek coins - they didn't have as much sheer variety (and there are less extremely rare types, at least if we ignore the silver).
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 Posted 06/29/2016  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One interesting denomination is the Swiss 10 and 20 rappen-interesting how little they changed from 1850 to date. Still the same size and design, only a few metal changes; both unchanged since 1939.
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 Posted 06/29/2016  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll have to do some digging, but I think one of my wider denomination runs is a UK halfpenny set from Elizabeth II back to George I. I think I am missing George IV, but I do have a farthing from him.

One denomination I would love to see is a penny set from the terminal issue in 1970 alllll the way back to the dark ages.
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 Posted 06/29/2016  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gallienus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, here's one of mine. I like the early coins of Latin America issued just after the Wars of Independence. I also like the pieces uncirculated. For many countries this is hard to do except for two: Mexico and Peru. This is my Peru set. All are mint state except for the 1 Escudo which is an AU-58 but is the 1850 date. This is a very rare year and is unlisted in all catalogs.

However none of these pieces were expensive including the cameo P/L unc 1840-A Cuzco 8 escudos. The photo of the 4 escudos was clipped by the auction house ( Heritage), the coin itself is perfectly round. Also I have an unc silver 1/2 Reale but haven't photographed it yet. Of the missing coins, the gold 1/2 escudo is pretty common, even mint state and the silver 1 real is a little tough to find in unc but is cheap. I should also add that only the 8 escudos is not Lima. I DID bid on the Lima mint unc 8 escudos at Millennium but dropped out at around double the price of the 1840. For some reason all the major gold (8 escudos) was struck at Cuzco while the minor gold was routinely struck at Lima, I'd guess in very small quantities.



Also working on a set of the Brazilian Globe type silver in unc. Only missing the 80 reis as I bought an unc 1787 160 reis Rio mint for $112 at live auction last week.

Very nice sets everyone else. In US coins we could never do this as the things are so fantastically expensive.
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 Posted 06/30/2016  03:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now this is an excellent idea for a thread! This makes history almost palpable.

I'm very close to finishing a few such runs with mainly Scandinavian Kroner coins (and Øre, obviously). I'll post a few runs when I've completed them (might be next month), as it's obvious that it's the difficult ones that are the hardest to get hold of. They also tend to be a tad expensive...
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 Posted 06/30/2016  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I probably should have clarified this earlier, but don't feel pressured to hold off if your run is not "complete" heaven knows I will most likely never own a chain cent, but I still plan to post what I have from my US cent collection.
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 Posted 06/30/2016  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DL20K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Polish 5 zloty set would be interesting, and quite valuable as well!
As I have none, I'll just list them:

- 5 zloty with the portrait of Tsar Alexander (silver, 1816-18),
- 5 zloty with the portrait of Tsar Alexander and titles of Tsar Nicholas I (1829-34, silver),
- 5 zloty uprising government (silver, 1831)
- 5 zloty / ¾ rouble (silver, 1833-41)
- 5 zloty constitution (silver, 1925*)
- 5 zloty Nike (silver, 1928-32)
- 5 zloty uprising anniversary (silver, 1930)
- 5 zloty woman's head (silver, 1932-34)
- 5 zloty Pilsudski (silver, 1934-38)
- 5 zloty Pilsudski, Legionnaire eagle (silver, 1934)
- 5 zloty Gdynia seaport anniversary (silver, 1936)
- 5 zloty fisherman (aluminum, 1958-74)
- 5 zloty regular (brass, 1975-85)
- 5 zloty regular, redesigned eagle (brass, 1986-88)
- 5 zloty regular, redesigned eagle (small aluminum, 1989-90)
- 5 zloty post-redenomination (bimetallic, 1994-onwards)
- 5 zloty post-redenomination (bimetallic, commemorative)

* technically, this one didn't circulate, but was sold by the state as a pattern. It's also particularly well-known among local collectors, even those that do not collect pattern coins.
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 Posted 06/30/2016  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@DL20K: I bet you have the 1994-onwards. Even I have it.

@Finn235: I'm just needing a few more weeks, so I'd rather wait.
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 Posted 06/30/2016  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EddieDiz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm wondering if I take pictures of Hungarian denars in 20 slot 2x2 pages from the early 1600's to 1000 if they will show up more than just dots.
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 Posted 06/30/2016  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm wondering if I take pictures of Hungarian denars in 20 slot 2x2 pages from the early 1600's to 1000 if they will show up more than just dots.


I suppose those denars are just part of a much longer denomination run starting with the Roman denarius. This series would include various denars, dinars, deniers, dineros, pfennigs, pennies, etc. (and perhaps even the US 2-cent piece).
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 Posted 09/06/2016  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Low on time to make a whole separate thread, but wanted to show off my latest denomination run,

Indian silver rupees!



Still missing a lot, and several duplicates, but this lot includes coins from:

- Mughal Empire
- East India Company Bombay Presidency
- East India Company (William IIII, Victoria young head)
- British (Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI)
- Princely state (Hyderabad, Mewar, Indore, Gwalior, Baroda, Kutch*)
- Portuguese India (Luiz I and Carlos I)

The Rupee by Mughal times was generally defined as ~10.0 - 11.75 grams of reasonably pure (generally over .900) silver. There were of course regional variations and quality control issues, but all of these coins are silver and roughly within a gram or 11g. The Rupee was debased to .500 silver under George VI in 1940, and then to cupronickel in 1946.

* Kutch coins are not actually denominated in rupees but rather Kori, with 1 rupee = roughly 3.5 kori. These are 5 kori coins, so technically valued over a rupee. They just look so cool though!
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 Posted 09/06/2016  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed, most impressive.
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 Posted 09/08/2016  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gallienus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Indian Rupee set is very interesting. Could you post some elaboration on the coins?
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 Posted 09/08/2016  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add weeds19 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool and interesting thread!
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