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Sovereign Sized Vintage World Gold Coin Collection

 
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 Posted 07/03/2019  11:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add YNumismetals Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone, I have been thinking about starting a sovereign sized gold coin collection; with older coins from around the world. Using the British sovereign as a model, which has a diameter of 22 mm I have listed some other coins that are similar in the diameter. All these coins would be around the early 1900s or the late 1800s.

Switzerland 20 francs (21mm)
Italy 20 lire (21.5mm)
Belgium 20 francs (21.5mm)
Denmark 20 kroner (23mm)
Finland 20 markkaa (21.3mm)
Austria 20 Coronas (21mm)
Austria 8 Florin/20 francs (21mm)
France 20 francs (21mm)
Germany 20 marks (22.5mm)
Greece 20 drachmai (21.3mm)
Hungary 20 korona (21mm)
Liechtenstein 20 franken (21mm)
Monaco 20 francs (21mm)
Netherlands 10 guilders (22.5mm)
Norway 20 kroner (23mm)
Poland 20 zlotych (21mm)
Romania 20 lei (21mm)
Russia 10 roubles (22.6mm)
Sardinia 20 lire (21mm)
Sweden 20 kroner (23mm)
Yugoslavia 1 ducat (22mm)
South Africa sovereign (22mm)
Indian sovereign "
Australia sovereign "
Canada sovereign "
Japan 10 yen (21.21mm)

Please let me know of coins I should add or remove from this list. I realize that I won't be able to get all of these; this list is just acting as a guide for myself. Thank you!
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 Posted 07/03/2019  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it could be a fun project. One or two coins a year should be doable without sinking a ton of money in to it. Would average out your costs too.
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 Posted 07/04/2019  03:56 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What about the US half eagle?
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 Posted 07/04/2019  04:42 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
South Africa gold pond from the 1890s in addition to the South African sovereign of 1923-32.
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 Posted 07/04/2019  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Building a gold type collection can be a rather pricey exercise. Forget about modern collector only NCLT British decimal sovereigns after 1971, there are just too many types.

I actually completed an Australian gold type collection of seven Half sovereigns and nine sovereigns. My collection also included the Adelaide Pound, as a tenth coin.

Australian Sovereign type set:-
1. Sydney Mint wreath type reverse young head
2. Sydney Mint wreath type reverse with Victoria wearing a garland of banksia in her hair
3. Young head shield reverse
4. Young head St George reverse
5. Jubilee head St George
6. Veiled head St George
7. Edward V11
8. George V small head
9. George V large head

British type set:
1. George 111
2. George 1V shield
3. George 1V St George
4. William 1V
5. as per (3) above
6. as per (4) above
7. as per (5) above
8. as per (6) above
9. as per (7) above
10. as per (8) above
11. as per (9) above
12. Edward V111 (v. rare pattern)
13. George V1 (proof only)
14. Elizabeth 11 St George

South Africa:
1. Pond, Kruger obverse, single shaft only
2. George V1, springbok reverse
3. Elizabeth 11, springbok reverse
4. Two Rand Jan Van Reibek obverse

other South African, Indian and Canadian as per British types of equivalent date.
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07/04/2019 08:34 am
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I would stay away from the South African Een Pond and Burger Pond (fine and coarse beard types), they are both commonly faked n 22 ct gold.
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 Posted 07/04/2019  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
- Canada 5 dollar
- Cuba 5 peso
- various other 5 peso coins from Latin America
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 Posted 07/08/2019  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
USA 1/4oz Gold Eagle 22mm
USA $5 gold commemoratives 22mm
Colombia 5 Peso "Head" 1919-1924 22mm
Colombia 5 Peso "Stone Cutter" 1913-1919 22mm
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 Posted 09/07/2019  04:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Isle of Man sovereign (has a different reverse to the standard type)
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