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 Posted 12/01/2020  7:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I collect predominantly world coinage and have had a hard time deciding weather or not to keep a dutch and french text example of each coin, I just wanted to get the general consensus.
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 Posted 12/01/2020  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am a type collector, and I collect both as the differences in wording seems fairly significant to me.

But like any collector, you can make whatever rule you want that makes it seem "complete" to you.
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 Posted 12/01/2020  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would you say that keeping those older british pennies with no ind imp and with them would be worth for you?
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 Posted 12/02/2020  02:02 am  Show Profile   Check norantyki's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am actually a specialized type collector of high grade ( NGC slabbed 64 or higher) pre-euro Belgian (forerunners, rump state, and Congo) coinage. I consider each language / language order a unique type. I also have an overdate of each type to accompany them (if I can get one without paying too much of a premium).

As per @oriole, its up to you though - it depends on how general or specialized you want to be. Belgium is a bit of a rabbit hole though, as there are simply so many varieties / overdates / patterns / commems to get, so maybe bear that in mind as well.
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12/02/2020 02:02 am
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 Posted 12/02/2020  02:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with most responses in that I collect both language text coins. At least the Belgians seem to produce them in equal quantities unlike Croatia with their Croatian and Latin texts.
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 Posted 12/02/2020  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
too. Both languages for me, but then I'm not a type collector. I want every denomination for every year.

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 Posted 12/02/2020  08:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd probably try to get both unless one of them is significantly rarer (which, I believe, usually isn't the case for Belgium). As far as I'm concerned they're obviously different types.

Now, in cases like South Africa where there's like a dozen "different types" that differ only by language, that's harder. (...I don't recall offhand if there are any such cases other than South Africa.) Though as long as it's a well-defined limited set I might well try to get all of them anyway.
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 Posted 12/02/2020  10:19 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect one of each from Belgium.

Note that only one version was struck of the silver 1960 50-franc coin commemorating the wedding of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, with the legend in Latin. It makes one wonder why they couldn't have used Latin for every coin...
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 Posted 12/02/2020  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@numisrob, here in Canada we use Latin/ bilingual legends so there is only one type per year, and that seems a more sensible way, in my opinion.

I suspect that in the case of Belgium, politics was involved.

Mind you, some of the older banknotes were issued in French and English, and the ones in French are quite a bit rarer.
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 Posted 12/02/2020  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Makes you think why the couldn't have created the language of "Belch"!
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 Posted 12/02/2020  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My Belgian collection has neither French nor Flemish legends

(and why haven't our Belgian members weighed in on this question?)
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