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1953 Gilded Coronation Crown - Genuine?

 
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 Posted 06/01/2020  03:17 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MonoJoker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have in my posession a boxed "GB 1953 QEII Gilded Coronation Crown". Now I can find info on the 1953 crown itself but who would gild such a thing in gold? I've shown pics below with a fairly cheap looking box it came in, COA and the coin itself which looks lightly circulated.

Any information to it's origins or value would be helpful.

Thanks.





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United Kingdom
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 Posted 06/01/2020  04:43 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a genuine crown with after-market gilding, perhaps produced in 2002-3 for the Golden Jubilee and the 50th anniversary of the Coronation. The 1953 crown isn't rare or expensive so a marketing company could easily have got hold of some to gild.
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Australia
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 Posted 06/01/2020  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine. Post Mint gold plated (as indicated).
I like it! Unfortunately no numismatic value, but it does have some small collector value for those that like that sort of thing.
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 Posted 06/01/2020  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Badger Mint to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking work, but this now falls into the category of a Bradford Mint collectible. No added numismatic value.
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 Posted 06/01/2020  12:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just gonna add a note here - as a coin dealer mainly working in the UK market, these things sell shockingly well. Not huge money, but if I put this in my shop window in central London (not now, of course, as lockdown), this would be gone within 48 hours, and I'd expect to get 30-35 for it (retail, of course as with the nice box, etc). On the other hand, I have a proof 1893 crown in gorgeous shape in the window for 30-35% below auction asserted market value, and its been there over 6 months. Many coin collectors will turn their noses up at this type of thing, but I think it just goes to show that you can't ever ignore the wants of the masses.
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 Posted 06/01/2020  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting and thanks for sharing.



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 Posted 06/02/2020  03:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MonoJoker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all, great info. Big thanks to @norantyki for that in depth analysis. I suppose I could list on ebay.co.uk and see how well it goes. Cheers.
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