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Post photos of your toned Yap coins!

Let’s see ‘em!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In all my years of collecting coins, I never had the slightest inclination to acquire a Yap coin. Cheers, RickO

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can't lift one.
    Jim


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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can't lift one as it is not made for pocket change. But this is the most toned one I have ever seen.
    Jim


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    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    SapyxSapyx Posts: 2,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The "most toned one" is probably that giant one - the largest they ever made - that went down with its canoe and sank to the bottom of the ocean while in transit from Palau to Yap. But the Yapese went to so much trouble to create it, that they still regard it as being "owned by someone" and part of the traditional money system, even though physical possession wasn't possible due to it being several kilometres underwater. This isn't even regarded as really being a problem, since the big ones are never physically moved either.

    All this happened over 100 years ago, so it's probably quite crusty by now. Wherever it is.

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    Image submitting one for grading

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, but the bragging rights are huge.

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    In all my years of collecting coins, I never had the slightest inclination to acquire a Yap coin. Cheers, RickO

    Yeah, shipping costs a fortune.

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    CoinRaritiesOnlineCoinRaritiesOnline Posts: 3,641 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2023 6:41AM

    This one has nice color.

    It also fit in a regular shipping box, making it an ideal example of this type.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I read somewhere that when the Japanese occupied the island during WWII, they destroyed thousands of these stone coins by crushing them for use to construct roads and runways.

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