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So I’m visiting a decorated Vietnam vet friend today and he pulls these coins out to show me …WOWEE

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not seeing the WOWEE there, Dan….

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:
    Not seeing the WOWEE there, Dan….

    There are less than 100 known examples of the 1943 Irish halfcrown. The others are fairly scarce also.

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2023 1:29PM

    @SaorAlba said:

    @pruebas said:
    Not seeing the WOWEE there, Dan….

    There are less than 100 known examples of the 1943 Irish halfcrown. The others are fairly scarce also.

    The K 676 a 1921 is very scarce and the birds over junk crown ain’t to shabby either

    The Wowee is really about his 2000 coin collection 99% raw !

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  • jdmernjdmern Posts: 286 ✭✭✭

    Those are some awesome Chinese Crowns!

    Justin Meunier

    Boardwalk Numismatics

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jdmern said:
    Those are some awesome Chinese Crowns!

    Hi Justin

    I thought so too.

    I think you traded emails with him

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:

    @pruebas said:
    Not seeing the WOWEE there, Dan….

    There are less than 100 known examples of the 1943 Irish halfcrown.

    That estimate is way too low. Probably more like 1000+.

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  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That Auto dollar needs to be slabbed, if real. Major bucks, maybe 20k?

  • StorkStork Posts: 5,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Auto dollar, birds over the junk? Maybe you could gently let him know even if he doesn't like slabs, getting slabbed will make his heirs less likely to make a costly mistake (or if he ever wanted to sell it could make them more liquid if he needed funds). Particularly for the rarities that are not so widely known as those two. That said, how cool is that collection! Nice you were able to visit with him.


  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,653 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 29, 2023 9:56AM

    Instead of this being a difficult post to write, I will start with thanking a Jerry for his service to our country.

    I was around collecting 50 years ago. And instead of writing about my experiences with Chinese coins that date back to the 1970s, I really encourage Jerry to get the Auto Dollar graded just so it can be authenticated- And the same can be said for the Birds over Junk as well as some of the others posted or others that he just may happen to have.

    Back in the day, these coins had a smaller following but there were some very well crafted counterfeits.

    Best wishes Jerry should you choose to submit some of your coins

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:

    @pruebas said:
    Not seeing the WOWEE there, Dan….

    There are less than 100 known examples of the 1943 Irish halfcrown. The others are fairly scarce also.

    At least 500 if not 1000

  • RSPRSP Posts: 63 ✭✭

    Those Chinese crowns need to be slabbed as they a worth a small fortune if real.
    Any slabbed ones need to be stored in a safe deposit box. Too many bad things can happen these days. RSP

  • percybpercyb Posts: 3,295 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for posting. Great bunch of coins!!

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Several decades ago, the Chinese coins were quite a bit lower in value and more widely available. Types like the Auto Dollar and Birds Over Junk were always better types that commanded a premium. Their prices have increased by multiples of those older prices.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,567 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some really nice coins. I can only imagine what else he owns.

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    there is a NGC 55 Pavillion dollar plain edge speciman currently bid a 40k in the upcoming June21 Heritage auction

    We submitted his coin raw to PCGS

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  • jt88jt88 Posts: 2,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1932, auto dollar and the 1921 medal are expensive coins

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jt88 said:
    The 1932, auto dollar and the 1921 medal are expensive coins

    Expensive, maybe. Wowee, hardly.

  • don't look genuine !!

  • jdmernjdmern Posts: 286 ✭✭✭

    @GRTone What pieces don't look genuine to you? Nothing jumped out at me...

    Justin Meunier

    Boardwalk Numismatics

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bidask said:
    there is a NGC 55 Pavillion dollar plain edge speciman currently bid a 40k in the upcoming June21 Heritage auction

    We submitted his coin raw to PCGS

    The NGC 55 specimen sold for $110,000 today …..Wowee !

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,238 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Curious if he acquired them in viet nam.
    My father brought back some mot tram dongs that he borrowed from a north Vietnamese soldier that “didn’t need them anymore “

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DNADave said:
    Curious if he acquired them in viet nam.
    My father brought back some mot tram dongs that he borrowed from a north Vietnamese soldier that “didn’t need them anymore “

    I don’t know where he acquired them he did not say …
    He told me he had less than $100 in all the above and has owned them
    over 60 years

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • StorkStork Posts: 5,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is so cool! Glad he was able to realize some profits from his collection--sure to ease his retirement concerns (if he had any) but also validation on what an absolutely neat collection it is/was.


  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,567 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some good retirement funds good on him to have kept them that long!!!

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  • tcollectstcollects Posts: 729 ✭✭✭✭

    cool coins and story

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bidask said:

    @bidask said:
    there is a NGC 55 Pavillion dollar plain edge speciman currently bid a 40k in the upcoming June21 Heritage auction

    We submitted his coin raw to PCGS

    The NGC 55 specimen sold for $110,000 today …..Wowee !

    His coin came back from PCGS good and bad news

    Bad news cleaned ( although very close imo)

    Good news SP

    Graded SP 92

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • StorkStork Posts: 5,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d misread. Thought the NGC one was his. Even so, still good for him!


  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not be surprised if this coin brings anywhere 40k-100k.

    Actually really nice in hand!

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did the Birds Over Junk and the Auto Dollar get submitted?

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    Did the Birds Over Junk and the Auto Dollar get submitted?

    Yes they did

    Those went express
    Still waiting

    Will let you know

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • BjornBjorn Posts: 525 ✭✭✭

    @bidask said:

    @bidask said:

    @bidask said:
    there is a NGC 55 Pavillion dollar plain edge speciman currently bid a 40k in the upcoming June21 Heritage auction

    We submitted his coin raw to PCGS

    The NGC 55 specimen sold for $110,000 today …..Wowee !

    His coin came back from PCGS good and bad news

    Bad news cleaned ( although very close imo)

    Good news SP

    Graded SP 92

    What does SP mean in this case? The coin looks very nice with the PCGS images.

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bjorn said:

    @bidask said:

    @bidask said:

    @bidask said:
    there is a NGC 55 Pavillion dollar plain edge speciman currently bid a 40k in the upcoming June21 Heritage auction

    We submitted his coin raw to PCGS

    The NGC 55 specimen sold for $110,000 today …..Wowee !

    His coin came back from PCGS good and bad news

    Bad news cleaned ( although very close imo)

    Good news SP

    Graded SP 92

    What does SP mean in this case? The coin looks very nice with the PCGS images.

    From PCGS Asia website

    Specimen : struck well like a proof , but satiny , sometimes matte , semi granular looking .

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




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