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 Posted 08/06/2020  5:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Generally we want our coins in the best grade we can find/afford.
Here I want to show some modified coins which I feel are very collectible and some are real beauties.
I would also like to see yours here.
I start with a relatively classic coin modified after France has lost under Napoleon III the war against Germany in 1870.




I believe that may have took quite some time to do such detailled engravings.
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Canada
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 Posted 08/06/2020  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice item, @maudry. There are dozens of these satirical pieces produced after the french loss in the war. I think that there were a lot of angry French people then.
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 Posted 08/06/2020  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Nice! Anglophones call this the Franco-Prussian War.
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 Posted 08/07/2020  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your comments.
Here is a completely different one. Please note that the eagle has been transformed into an owl on the reverse.


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 Posted 08/07/2020  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good laugh :D
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 Posted 09/15/2020  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a modified silver coin.
Silver coins are quite uncommon to have been modified.
The quality of the work is remarkable.

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09/15/2020 3:14 pm
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 Posted 09/15/2020  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a nice collection you have there. I have never seen one of these in silver.
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 Posted 09/15/2020  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@maudry - I thought it was a bat, not an owl.
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Luxembourg
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 Posted 09/16/2020  06:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@David Graham
These are generally considered to be an owl.
On some satirical issues you will also fin an owl.


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 Posted 09/20/2020  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a coin which has been modified to glorify the General Boulanger.
Please see here for more information about this caracter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg...st_Boulanger
The quality of work is exceptional, parts of the coin have even been silver- and goldcoated.


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 Posted 09/20/2020  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Different century and a lot less artistic talent.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  3:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice :)
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 Posted 09/21/2020  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Different century and a lot less artistic talent.
Makes one appreciate the other examples that much more.

Still a fun find though.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is also one example of a modification made by someone with a more "basic" talend.


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