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Does anybody here collect chocolate coins?

MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just picked up a handful of these at the 50th Anniversary Coinex show in London. Wondering if I should slab them, give them away, or just eat them. My preference is to slab them, since they're of legitimate numismatic interest and would be protected from mice.


Andy Lustig

Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

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  • MICHAELDIXONMICHAELDIXON Posts: 6,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Slab them!!!

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,475 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 29, 2023 5:26PM

    The rim took a hit! 🤣 😂

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @djm said:
    Nope, Eat them as fast as I get them.

    Of course you do, you're just a kid!

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  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Define "collect"... ;)

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would not be too different from slabbing a cricket and far more amusing.

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bidask collects them.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MICHAELDIXON said:
    Slab them!!!

    @pruebas said:
    @bidask collects them.

    I'm impressed. The man is a true visionary!

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just so happens I've got an unopened bag of chocolate coins....funny, they are all quarters and halves dated 1994 and 1972. Probably wouldn't grade very well. Maybe I should've bought a bar.

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 17,030 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    I just picked up a handful of these at the 50th Anniversary Coinex show in London. Wondering if I should slab them, give them away, or just eat them. My preference is to slab them, since they're of legitimate numismatic interest and would be protected from mice.


    That's British, belongs on the WAC forum. 😉


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  • PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 212 ✭✭✭
    edited September 30, 2023 12:29PM

    Spend them. Before they melt away.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ask Margaret Hamilton...

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  • CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had some chocolate coins made for a promo event many years ago. It was in the summer and they had to ship them on ice. They will take custom artwork, so you can get any design you like. Mine was a $20 Lib.

    It would be nice to get them slabbed, but then you would have to commit to indefinite temperature control. Kinda hard to exhibit, given all the transport requirements.

  • goldengolden Posts: 8,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had some, but someone ate half of them late one night.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,690 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ... only around my middle.

    :(

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Chocolate coins are meant to be eaten not collected. BUT, store them in the freezer, they last longer.

  • ByersByers Posts: 1,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Andy- only those that are off-center, double struck or die trial strikes.

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  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Onastone said:

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    I'm guessing that quarter has a Type C reverse. :p
    And I don't see a mintmark, so it isn't a chocolate mint. :*

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  • jeffas1974jeffas1974 Posts: 290 ✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    I just picked up a handful of these at the 50th Anniversary Coinex show in London. Wondering if I should slab them, give them away, or just eat them. My preference is to slab them, since they're of legitimate numismatic interest and would be protected from mice.


    Dang it, I wish I would have known about this show since my flight landed at Heathrow yesterday am.

  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cliff Mishler has an extensive collection that grew quickly after he started his daily walking & exercise regimen a number of years back -- I've supplied him with a number of new finds.

  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,601 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MICHAELDIXON said:
    Slab them!!!

    ANACS has slabbed them, but as test subjects to see how safe the slabbing process would be for actual coins. If a chocolate coin could survive being put in a holder unscathed, then so could a real one, even a Judd-13.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,822 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dip your coins in chocolate, you will have all the chocolate coins you want. That brown toning sure to please.

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  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    2 are in our collections, I only wish the See's was in my collection! When my son was studying in Sweden, he won 2 tickets to the Nobel dinner. My wife joined him and saved the chocolate "coin".



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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    28% cocoa is pretty weak chocolate. Will taste disgusting, like most chocolate coins. Us chocolate snobs want 70% and up.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @sellitstore said:
    28% cocoa is pretty weak chocolate. Will taste disgusting, like most chocolate coins. Us chocolate snobs want 70% and up.

    +1. Dark chocolate or no chocolate!


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  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one or two "somewhere".

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  • alefzeroalefzero Posts: 854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Use dreidels to grade them.

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Lousy pocket pieces.

    Made me laugh out loud 😂😂

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
  • alefzeroalefzero Posts: 854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Lousy pocket pieces.

    Instead of Bent, their details attributions might be Moderately Melt.

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found a couple more bags at the store this Christmas season. The price is going up, and the bags are getting thinner. .69¢ for the bag of four gold coins, .50¢ for the bag of three silver coins. Inflation and shrinkflation in unison.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2023 7:13AM

    @Lakesammman said:
    2 are in our collections, I only wish the See's was in my collection! When my son was studying in Sweden, he won 2 tickets to the Nobel dinner. My wife joined him and saved the chocolate "coin".


    See's is a classic! Anyone know where it is now?

    We need one in a Gen6 holder :)

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