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 Posted 01/28/2022  4:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Since covid-19 began, and my LCS closed....sad day, I've begun collecting world crowns or large silver coins similar in size to the US silver dollar. I have enjoyed acquiring these as they aren't that expensive and the possibilities are endless as there are so many varieties out there. I'll try to post one a day; I have around 15 currently. I'll start with France. I have these all in 2 1/2 paper flips so please forgive me for not taking them out.

1849 A 5 Francs (Hercules)


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 Posted 01/28/2022  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1849 A 5 Francs (Hercules)

Excellent choice!
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 Posted 01/28/2022  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great looking coin
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 Posted 01/28/2022  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good choice of things to collect.

I am wondering though why you marked the weight as 22.5 grams. I thought that all the 5 Francs were supposed to be 25 grams?
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 Posted 01/28/2022  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's 90% of 25 grams. The true amount of silver in the coin is 22.5g. I don't know why I started doing that, but I do on all my world silver coins.
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 Posted 01/28/2022  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice!

Do you have the 1915/1916 Portugal escudo?
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 Posted 01/28/2022  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not have that one. An escudo is on my short list of ones to acquire though.
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 Posted 01/29/2022  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Up next is France again. 1833 A 5 Francs. Louis Phillipe I is on the obverse.

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 Posted 01/31/2022  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Up next, Greece and an 1876 5 Drachmai


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 Posted 02/02/2022  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1871 Italy 5 Lire. I found it interesting after beginning this collection, that a large number of European countries had their respective currencies and denominations with "5" on these large silver coins, ie 5 Francs, 5 Lire, 5 Mark, etc. It was almost like it was a 19th century Euro so trade could be done between countries with greater ease. I guess that's the benefit to the coinage being backed by silver.

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It was almost like it was a 19th century Euro so trade could be done between countries with greater ease.


@Jason, read up on the "Latin Monetary Union". That was exactly the idea (although Germany was not part of it). It eventually fell apart for a number of reasons.
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Looking good!

I really like the circulation cameo on the last one.
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 Posted 02/03/2022  11:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just read about the Latin Monetary Union. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing about that. Here's my 1886 Mexico 8 Reales.

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 Posted 02/07/2022  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Next country, The Netherlands. 1872 2 1/2 Gulden.

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