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 Posted 04/15/2018  8:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I bought it.. What a neat coin. Has some subtle toning on it with plenty of luster underneath.


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 Posted 04/15/2018  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scstrawn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 04/15/2018  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What a neat coin.


I agree--it is a beaut!
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 Posted 04/15/2018  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have mainly been a U.S. guy, but starting to get into foreign now too. Uh oh!
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 Posted 04/15/2018  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
8 grams, 720 silver, made for circulation.
This coin has not seen circulation.
Nice toning, which will eventually become a rich gray patina, but that may take another 50 years to fully develop.

Nice addition to your collection.


I have been mainly an ancients and World coin guy, but starting to get into U.S. now too. Uh oh!
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 Posted 04/15/2018  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is certainly appealing!

I don't know if it matters to you, but both Numista and NGC describe your right pic as the obverse, which I usually put on the left.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't know if it matters to you, but both Numista and NGC describe your right pic as the obverse, which I usually put on the left.


Good to know. Thanks!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  01:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkman123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks neat, world coins have so many cool designs.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  06:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice acquisition. I love the design of Moroccan coins of that era. Even a humble aluminum piece can look great:



(can't figure out why that photo gets rotated when posted here)
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 Posted 04/16/2018  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am a sucker for the elegant geometric designs on these coins.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Technical Grade 63. Eye Appeal 7/10. Really a beauty. That is the type of coin to buy. Congratulations.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pickup! I think I have one laying around in my "to sort" pile, also bought on a whim.

There are a lot of very fun world coins out there to collect; I have a few from Morocco that I haven't been able to let go!

Before the French takeover, Morocco was for a time stuck in the middle ages in terms of coin production. One of the first coins in my collection was a falus from the 1860s... heavily patinated and cast, I thought it was an ancient for the longest time!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
World coins can be a hard habit to shake once you start, so much variety, which is why I limit myself to just one from each country (300 and counting)

Morocco's older issues are also interesting. This is my sole example from 1882

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One of the first coins in my collection was a falus from the 1860s... heavily patinated and cast


Then here's a walk down memory lane

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 Posted 04/16/2018  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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One of the first coins in my collection was a falus from the 1860s... heavily patinated and cast, I thought it was an ancient for the longest time!

The same thing happened to me. A few years ago I found a pair of identical, interesting coins in an ancient junk bin, so I bought them. As it turned out, they were faluses from 1870.
On a side note, I just found this picture online:

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Hope y'all don't mind me posting one of mine from Morocco as well. Here is a square Dirhem from the Muwahhid Dynasty that dates to between 1160 and 1269 AD.



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