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What do you think about this coin?

This were crudely produced, so will be hard to get in any better condition:

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  • bronzematbronzemat Posts: 2,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    For example as is what grade can make? XF# ? - Straight grade? Or? Your comments are welcome.

    I have found way difficult (at least for me) to get coins of El Salvador from this period, I have had some of the scare coins of this country, but end up selling them. Will see where this one ends.

    Thanks!

  • AbueloAbuelo Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those coins from El Salvador are just amazing. Difficult times in Central America back then. If I had the funds would collect them. Roberto Jovel wrote a nice book on those.

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 557 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2023 2:29PM

    I would buy it if it were available (reasonably.) a great little piece of history

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have the book @abuelo referenced if you want any info

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    @Abuelo said:
    Those coins from El Salvador are just amazing. Difficult times in Central America back then. If I had the funds would collect them. Roberto Jovel wrote a nice book on those.

    Thank you Abuelo, and yes it is a way nice coin!

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2023 3:03PM

    @SimonW said:
    I would buy it if it were available (reasonably.) a great little piece of history

    I just bought it and waiting for the coin. Edit: These small coins like a one cent size are not cheap, will keep it for a little bit, will see :)

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    I have the book @abuelo referenced if you want any info

    Thank you so much!

  • AbueloAbuelo Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, they are not cheap. But the series is fascinating, and they are very hard to find.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would like to see the quality of the surfaces in hand before offering a serious opinion.

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  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    I would like to see the quality of the surfaces in hand before offering a serious opinion.

    I will post some images once arrived -The coins looks that will be avail for pick up this next Tuesday 3rd. Thanks.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 4, 2023 10:35AM

    Have the coin now, here they are the images - for the 'in hand' that's the best I can do :smile: :

    Thanks.-

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 5, 2023 9:17AM

    I like that it has such an undisturbed look. I would be pleased own one with this look. I had some concerns whether it may not straight grade. And the more I contemplate that question, the more I think about the intent of the coin which is to serve a purpose in the stream of commerce. And in this instance, it served a purpose and survived in a state that in my view is impressive.

    Congrats- keep this one as hell might freeze over before you find a better example.

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  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    Congrats- keep this one as hell might freeze over before you find a better example.

    It is way nice in the hand and yes a keeper - Will send it for grading to see what will bring. Thanks!

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the series and I like the coin. The (what looks like) rim damage above the O of MONEDA bothers me, but the originality carries it.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 5, 2023 4:43AM

    @MrEureka said:
    I love the series and I like the coin. The (what looks like) rim damage above the O of MONEDA bothers me, but the originality carries it.

    Thanks!

    I try to look with a magnifying glass on that area, both sides of that rim are not smooth, so my guess it was done when the coin was made, do not know how this is called, an edge striking flaw to the planchet at 9 o’clock? from the pressure? will see.

    It is way difficult to this to show up, I went and found a few but all already graded, an AU55 was the one in better condition at HA, off centered.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you, for the link, I recall when that was posted.

    I will eventually end up buying the book.

    Including this coin with the flag peso that I had and sold to one of the members here, are the ones very hard to find, I think at one time saw the 2R avail, but did not knew anything related to these coins, so let that go...

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2023 4:18AM

    40 seems reasonable- congrats- A straight grade also looks to be an appropriate outcome- I am apparently not as bothered about the rim as others

    edited to add- I had some concerns about the light scratches through RTAD but they look old and not completely unreasonable for the intended use of the coin-

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

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