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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭

    Is that some sort of a souvenir coin from Greece?

  • 1984worldcoins1984worldcoins Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It seems it is a New Year lucky token.

    Coinsof1984@martinb6830 on twitter

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Kali Chronia" is "happy new year" in Greek.

    It may be from a Vasilopita cake - a traditional New Years dessert in Greece, which has a coin baked inside it. Traditionally a gold coin, but nobody can afford to give away a gold coin in a cake these days, so they use substitute tokens instead. Whoever finds the token in their piece of cake, gets a cash gift. Vasilopita tokens normally, but not always, bear a resemblance to British gold sovereigns (since that was the coin traditionally used).

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  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool!

  • 1984worldcoins1984worldcoins Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very professional packing for a coin won in an auction:

    Coinsof1984@martinb6830 on twitter

  • Bob13Bob13 Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The perfect ancient coin for you!

    My current "Box of 20"

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