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Yet Another Forum Game - Numismatic Go Fish!

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 Posted 09/29/2020  04:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am late - but would have voted for Finn's Japanese coin as well, what a little beauty it is!
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If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all! I had missed where I was actually declared the winner.

Next challenge is simple and inclusive - post your ugliest "hole filler" for a rare, scarce, or expensive coin that you are still proud to own.

Ex:


Japan, 1 yen 1870 (with removed mount)

Background - the 1870 Yen is one of the classic rarities of the machine-struck series, and rarely sells for under $200 in any condition - except this one that I bought in a large lot and kept for free by selling the rest.

Good luck!

Winner will be chosen by popular vote - let's say Friday night.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  5:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
...A few weeks ago it would've been trivial to decide. Now there's actually another promising candidate, though I think the coin I'm posting is still uglier.

It helps that I'm not really into sets...



Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (the USSR wasn't officially declared yet)
1 ruble, 1922 (I think), don't recall the variety offhand

This is by far the rarest type of the entire USSR circulating coin series (other than the patterns and the gold, anyway). Yes, even if we include the (base-metal) commemoratives.
I was seriously wondering if I'm going to do that type set at all, because that type was going to be a stopper. Then I stumbled on this example for the unexpectedly low price of $30.

(When I bought it, I asked something like four or five different dealers as to whether it's real, and all of them said it's probably real, just in ludicrously bad shape.
In hand, remnants of the edge lettering are clearly, if faintly, visible between the protrusions of the beaten-down rim. I was able to read enough to attribute the variety.)

I still need to get the 1924 silver ruble (but it's a lot more common, and thus a lot cheaper), a few of the later base-metal types (not sure which ones offhand), and of course a load of commemoratives (if I'm going in that direction).
But the big stopper is there; getting everything else will require some patience and careful checklist work, but (per purchase, at least) nowhere near as much money.


EDIT: forgot to mention (couldn't find a good place to insert it), but 1922 is the less common date for the (already very scarce) type, which is actually kind of neat.
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09/29/2020 5:34 pm
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 Posted 09/29/2020  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@january, yes, that is in appalling shape, but there is a surprising amount of detail left.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
but there is a surprising amount of detail left
Well, yes, which is why I was surprised that it was being sold that cheaply. But it's still ugly.

The problem is that I don't really do sets, and when I do, they usually consist of modern coins that don't show up in ugly grades often in the first place. (I think there might be one Mongolian example?)
I have loads of other ugly coins that I'm proud to own - the Sabbioneta sesino with Saint Nicholas comes to mind, for example. But most of them were bought as neat-looking coins to be attributed, not as hole fillers for sets.

The other big contender is this Draped Bust large cent, which is a literal hole filler (for my 7070). I suppose my Otacilia Severa most-of-an-antoninianus (not photographed yet) might also qualify.
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 Posted 09/30/2020  12:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
United States -- 10 cents, 1822:





These get pricey in high grades -- $20,000 in MS60, $6,750 in VF20.
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 Posted 09/30/2020  12:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good contest. I don't really have any ugly coins per se - all coins I have, have got some beauty at least.

But I guess for the sake of completeness and dropping my standards, there is little to love about this and if it was not 1905 - 90% of us would not look twice at this.


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 Posted 09/30/2020  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know that I would call this rare, scarce, or expensive. But I will call Ugly.

1878 CC Dollar. (Mount removed) ?

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 Posted 10/02/2020  07:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1794 cent




Picked up out of a junk box. Last digit effaced.
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 Posted 10/02/2020  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will get the voting started.
My vote is for @january.
And I Think he/she owes us a round
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 Posted 10/02/2020  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll also vote for january1may
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 Posted 10/02/2020  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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And I Think he/she owes us a round
True! [EDIT: it's "he", by the way.]

I'm hardly going to vote for myself, obviously, so I'm voting for @Arkie and their 1794 cent.
(Still hope to get that type some day - even if there's no 7070 hole for it...)
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10/02/2020 10:41 pm
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 Posted 10/03/2020  03:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My vote is for Arkie - I love that cent.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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