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A Very Good Day For Coins

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 Posted 01/28/2017  03:55 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dagaz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Yesterday I went to a shop that mostly sells bullion and bought a 2017 silver Kookaburra and - in the light of my certain recent career sucess - I also bought my first gold coin. And since I collect coins with image of Franz Joseph I, I figured that a gold restrike of dukat would be a perfect start.

The coin is tiny, only 3,49 g (I have no idea how they came up with this weight), but it's gold and mine and my first.

But the real fun started later. I bought those two coin on my way to my parents house where I'll stay for the weekend. Upon my arrival my mother told me that her aunt has left an envolope for me. And that it feels like coins inside it.
Indeed, upon opening it, I found silver Hungarian 5 Corona 1909 (Franz Joseph I.) and a well worn 20 kreutzer 1805E. Minted in Transylvania, nontheless :D As a plus, in the envolope was a 1931 1000 dinar banknote from Kingdom of SHS.

I'm really happy with the 5 corona coin since I didn't have that type yet. And the 20 kreuztzer . Well, it's worn, and in quite a bad shape, but it was minted in Translyvania and it's silver :D And as for the banknote . The condition is actually quite good, and for some reason I just love those big sheets that was paper money some 80 or so years ago. Hard to lose it. Difficult to fit in anything but a briefcase :D

Ok, I'll stop writing ;) Here's some quick photos I took.












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 Posted 01/28/2017  04:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Kookaburra and Dukat. Getting coin and paper currency as gifts is a good surprise
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 Posted 01/28/2017  04:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dagaz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. And for no specific reason. Well, maybe it's an early birthday present ;)
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 Posted 01/28/2017  04:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkman123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
definitely sounds like a great day!
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 Posted 01/28/2017  04:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To have your smilies show up correctly, you should place the brackets around them.
This ;) becomes this when you enter it like this [;)]
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 Posted 01/28/2017  04:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those Ducat restrikes are an impressive coin, Very nice choice for your first Gold coin
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 Posted 01/28/2017  06:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
my first gold coin


Nice!
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 Posted 01/28/2017  07:57 am  Show Profile   Check giedrius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add giedrius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super! It's a perfect start point to collect the Austro-Hungarian Empire!
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 Posted 01/28/2017  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We all should have nice days like that ..
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 Posted 01/28/2017  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dagaz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Apart from 20 corona coin, this will probably be my only Austro-Hungarian gold coin for a long time
Alos, thanx for the tip on smilies
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 Posted 01/28/2017  11:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was a good day for coins. It was very nice of your mother's aunt to give her little collection. Nice to keep it in the family. Enjoy.
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 Posted 01/28/2017  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A wonderful story and great photos of your finds. It's always nice to hear of good things happening for good coin collectors.
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 Posted 01/28/2017  1:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Westwood Arms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do an acetone treatment on the 20 kreutzer, probably PVC damage. Pure acetone for 24 hours, dump it, then five minute soak, dump it, then a quick rinse in acetone.
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 Posted 01/28/2017  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jakes8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A great day for all currency indeed!
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 Posted 01/28/2017  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crazyglue to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is an awesome event and day!
Congrats on the new items, thanks for the pics!
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 Posted 01/28/2017  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twinkinator to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great pieces! The next time my LCS gets a Kookaburra in stock, I will hopefully be purchasing it
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