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I had a table at the Central Alabama Coin Show, a one day show on the outskirts of Birmingham.
As it ends up, my table was right next to a newbie dealer who has basically the same taste in coins as I do.
Here is what I plucked from his case…:
An Australia sovereign with the Sydney reverse. I have wanted one for years.

Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So there were two newbie dealers next to each other?

    Nice coin, glad you found something to buy.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    So there were two newbie dealers next to each other?

    Nice coin, glad you found something to buy.

    I have had tables at about 12-15 shows.

    Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.
  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good color, never been cleaned, no significant marks, original luster, what's not to like about it?

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,194 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2023 2:59PM

    Ooh, very nice. I've never had any Young Head Vickie sovereigns, Australian or otherwise. Only an Old Head or two.

    (I do have an 1885 Newfie $2 with this head.)


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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I had a table at the Central Alabama Coin Show, a one day show on the outskirts of Birmingham.
    As it ends up, my table was right next to a newbie dealer who has basically the same taste in coins as I do.
    Here is what I plucked from his case…:
    An Australia sovereign with the Sydney reverse. I have wanted one for years.

    A lot of history with those. Now maybe pick up a Type 1 Sydney. Warning - they are expensive in nice grades.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really like that example. Well done! 👍

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    I really like that example. Well done! 👍

    Thank you!!
    That compliment sincerely means a lot coming from you.

    Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I appreciate that. 👍

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Exbrit said:

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I had a table at the Central Alabama Coin Show, a one day show on the outskirts of Birmingham.
    As it ends up, my table was right next to a newbie dealer who has basically the same taste in coins as I do.
    Here is what I plucked from his case…:
    An Australia sovereign with the Sydney reverse. I have wanted one for years.

    Wonderful example:

    These Sydney Sovereigns were once thought inferior to the sovereigns minted at the Royal Mint. They were very popular in India and China, however. When tested at the trial of the Pyx, they actually contained a bit more gold than the British version. They also used silver rather than copper as an alloy until 1868. This gave them a more yellowish tint. In 1868, Sydney minted these sovereign using both alloys - switching over because the Brits insisted on it. 1870 was the final year of production and in 1871, all British standards were imposed on any sovereigns minted - anywhere.

    Thanks for that history lesson!

    Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.
  • ClioClio Posts: 480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I had a table at the Central Alabama Coin Show, a one day show on the outskirts of Birmingham.
    As it ends up, my table was right next to a newbie dealer who has basically the same taste in coins as I do.
    Here is what I plucked from his case…:
    An Australia sovereign with the Sydney reverse. I have wanted one for years.

    Awesome! I am good friends with that guy you bought from. I joke that he is my understudy haha.

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  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Clio said:

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I had a table at the Central Alabama Coin Show, a one day show on the outskirts of Birmingham.
    As it ends up, my table was right next to a newbie dealer who has basically the same taste in coins as I do.
    Here is what I plucked from his case…:
    An Australia sovereign with the Sydney reverse. I have wanted one for years.

    Awesome! I am good friends with that guy you bought from. I joke that he is my understudy haha.

    I know… He told me that he bought “my” 1700 shilling .
    What a small world!

    Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Terrific image...

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