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World Crowns Gems & Rarities (Crowns); Post Your Gem Crowns Here

 
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 Posted 10/06/2017  11:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add cableguy815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Everyone. I'm fairly new to the forum and some of you may have seen a few of my posts here and there. I am totally loving this community and am blown away by the depth of knowledge I've seen, especially in the US coin section. My interest in coins lie in world crowns (something about large, crown sized coins that really appeals to me). I feel us collectors are a unique bunch and we all have certain uniting qualities that make coin collecting appealing. I feel, as a collector, one gets much satisfaction when he/she is able to share items with someone who is truly able to appreciate them. For example, I show my wife some of my coins from time to time and despite looking at them closely, she'll say "that's a nice coin honey" and hand it back. She doesn't quite understand that multitude of components that differentiate my particular coin from others like it, the rarity of the coin, the exhaustive research I go through before I decide if I should purchase a coin and how much I should pay for it, etc. I've seen threads in the US coin section where people post some incredibly beautiful pieces of their collection and am looking to start a similar thread here for world crowns/majors. I have a nice collection and am very proud of it and it would be great to see what other folks collect. And so, please share your gem crowns that are showpieces of your collection.

This gem arrived in the mail yesterday and she is a BEAUTY:
https://www.NGCcoin.com/price-guide...duid-1544819

For the time being, this is the highest graded Thaler of its kind (for the year 1777). PCGS highest is AU58 and NGC next highest is also AU58
Nothing better than a fresh World Crown arriving in the mail after a long and tiring day.
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 Posted 10/06/2017  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cableguy, that is a really sweet coin. I also love world silver, especially crowns. I have no rarities and also nothing nearly as spectacular as yours but I will post a few of my favorites and higher quality ones.

Belgium 5 Francs


Ceylon 5 Rupees


Cuba 1 Peso


Ecuador 5 Sucres


Egypt 50 Piastres


Great Britain 1 Crown


Great Britain 1 Crown


Mexico 8 Reales


Mexico 1 Peso


Mexico 5 Pesos


Panama 1 Balboa


Peru 1 Sol
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 Posted 10/06/2017  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cableguy, I am quite envious of that Thaler

My observation is that the silver crowns are generally loved by many, including me. So you will find much kindred company here.
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 Posted 10/06/2017  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No GEM crowns in my collection.
I have about 65 World silver crowns, some of the more interesting ones are, (in no particular order):

Belgium 5 Francs, 1872, EF.
Guatemala Peso 1895, EF
Netherlands 2 1/2 Guilders, 1872, good VF.
Straits Settlements Dollar, 1904, EF
Japan One Ten, Year 27, (1894), EF

Spanish Empire Lima Mint 8 Reales, 1756 good VF
Spanish Empire Potosi Mint 8 Reales, 1808 Good VF
Spain 5 Peseta, 1888, good VF

Eyypt 20 Qirsh, AH 1293/31, (1905), VF
Egypt 20 Piastres 1916, VF

France 5 Franc, 1834, VF
France 5 Franc, 1870, VF
France 5 Franc, 1875, VF

Bank of Ireland token 6 Shillings 1804, Fine
Bank of England dollar, 1804, Fine
England Crown, Charles 11 1662, Fine
Great Britain Crown, George 111, 1816 VF
Great Britain Crown, Victoria Young Head, 1846, VF
Great Britain Crown, Victoria Jubilee Head, 1887, good Fine
Great Britain Crown, Victoria Veiled Head, 1896 good Fine
Great Britain Crown, George V 1835 uncirculated

China Tael, Sinkiang province KM45.1, Fine
China Dollar, Hu-Peh Province, VF
China Dollar, Szechuen Province, VF
United States, Trade dollar, 1877s, EF

German New Guinea Company 5 Mark, 1894. EF. ( inherited)

British gradings, I only use Sheldon for U.S. coins.
Perhaps half of these were obtained at public numismatic auction, over a 25 year period.

I also have a few made for collector modern silver crowns, but I don't buy them unless I can get them at below bullion value. That doesn't happen often.
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 Posted 10/06/2017  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some of my favorite larger coins..no thalers in Gem (yet)

1948 5 Pesos, Mexico, Mexico City







1963 Peso, Mexico, Mexico City





1971 Dollar, Canada, British Columbia commemoration





1977 Dollar, Canada, Queen Elizabeth II 25 Year Jubilee





1951 5 Shillings, United Kingdom, Festival of Britain, blue and gold toning on prooflike surfaces.



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 Posted 10/06/2017  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice post
1948 Great Britain.
1/2 crown km # 866

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 Posted 10/06/2017  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure how I forgot this one Probably because I had it in my "rounds" folder instead of my "german states and austria" one lol

'1780' Austria Maria Theresa Thaler (restrike), NGC MS 66



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 Posted 10/07/2017  02:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cableguy815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing everyone, keep 'em coming. No coin is too "little". If you got a world crown you're proud of, flaunt it baby!

@Marti - I love Belgian coinage; I have quite a few myself. Including a couple of the elusive Belgian Congo 5 Francs (1887 and 1896/4 - the 1887 is a GEM!) British crowns are also up there for me.

@SEI - that's a good list - post some pics. I have many pieces of the ones you have on your list. I have been hunting good specimens of Egypt's 20 Qirsh & 20 Piastres for a long while now and can't seem to get my hands on them without sacrificing body organs

@Paralyze - nice pieces. Lots of luster & great detail, thanks for sharing. Haven't gotten into Mexican coinage yet but one day... oh and love the MT restrike, what a beauty.

@Dorado - what is your geographic preference in collecting?

Keep the eye candy coming folks

Here are pics of the actual coin.




Here is another wonderfully huge piece of silver. This coin makes an Ike dollar look like a midget




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 Posted 10/07/2017  03:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I gave nearly 100 different modern copper nickel crowns to one of my daughter. She likes cats, so there were quite a few Isle of Man cat crowns in that collection, that I originally accumulated on her behalf.
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 Posted 10/07/2017  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cableguy815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How old is your daughter? Is she into collecting?

Mine is 4 and I'm slowly getting her into it. My father was a collector and I learned much from him just by watching him. I'm hoping I can achieve the same with my daughter.
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 Posted 10/07/2017  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please read :

"Crown" size coins
http://goccf.com/t/68230&whichpage=1
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 Posted 10/07/2017  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@cableguy815

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@Dorado - what is your geographic preference in collecting?


Coins from world wide,in general.
I prefer The Americas
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 Posted 10/07/2017  6:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1784 France
1 Ecu


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 Posted 10/07/2017  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cableguy815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've never really thought about what size a coin has to be in order to be considered a crown. For me, if a coin has a Dav number then it's a crown, if not, it should have a "respectable" feel in one's hand... good luck figuring that one out

Nice Ecu! Here are a few more pics of the beastly 10 Francs


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 Posted 10/08/2017  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1979 Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.
Cinco mil soles .

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 Posted 10/08/2017  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Two more from my collection - Isle of Man "Cat" Crowns

Note: These were photographed through the original mint plastic; the coins themselves are spotless, but I don't want to cut them out of the plastic.


1989 Isle of Man Crown, "Persian Cat"






1990 Isle of Man Crown, "Alley Cat"



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