Hello everyone! Great to see so much activity in this thread. I've been very busy with work, but managed to make time for a little fun. I went at the NY International Numismatic Convention yesterday.
I stopped by Stacks and Spink rooms to checkout several lots of interest in their upcoming auctions and then went to mingle with the various auctions and dealers. I also stopped by the NGC booth and dropped off a few items to get graded. Anyway, I saw some AMAZING material there, granted most of it was at least 100% marked up. Still, it was nice to hold and checkout some pretty exceptional pieces.
Speaking of exceptional stuff, there is some great material posted here.
Paul - That's a great thaler and it is a steal for 100GBP. I'm with you, that portrait of Joseph is my favorite by far. I am still searching for a high end variant of this thaler and double thaler (at a reasonable prices of course).
Beem - Beautiful thaler and looks very well preserved
WCG - Congrats on you Heritage
pickup - lovely coin. I was browsing through the listings and saw a couple of Sede Vacante Thalers and I was wondering if you'd bid on them. I was certain the 1757 Eichstatt taler would be of interest to you.
IndianGoldEagle - Nice Hamburg 5RM
Pepa - Great crown and 5 Kronen; the latter is a tough issue to find with a full beard - still hunting for that one.
Txabs - Awesome Philippines peso. I love the design and portrait of young Alfonso. Have you the Puerto Rico Peso? This one is like a unicorn for me; very tough to find in high grades. Btw, not sure if that's just lighting or what but I see a bit of green in the images - just below the neck. Be careful of PVC damage.
Pacificoins - You literally just blew my mind with that Eichbaum 5 RM. Coins of the Weimar Republic are the only 20th century coins I collect. I have been collecting these for several years and have NEVER heard of the 1932/1 overdate on the Eichbaum 5 RM - Fascinating! Out of morbid curiosity, are you selling it? How much did you pay for the raw coin? $150-$200? Were you looking for the overdate or was it just a fluke? Thanks for sharing!
Jgenn - Nice Moroccan 10 Dirhams. I also recently picked up a couple of Moroccan issues.
Here are a few of my recent pickups.
1320 Moroccan Rial
1320 Moroccan Rial
1790 German States (Saxony Albertine) Thaler
I have a couple of unicorns en route from Europe - will share when they arrive.
Nothing better than a fresh World Crown arriving in the mail after a long and tiring day.