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Collection of World Coins: Traveler's Century Club Project

D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 29, 2023 9:08PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

This project attempts to represent each country (and/or territory) I've traveled to with a PCGS graded coin/medal; 63 countries to date. Goal is 100. (*travelerscenturyclub.org)

Each coin/medal represents personal significance or memory of the country visited or is a classic representation thereof. I'm trying to add smoe color where I can and gold when able. Smoe countries are not represented by PCGS; others are slim pickens.

The Legend illustrates countries/territories represented and below that are countries traveled not yet depicted.

Here's the link to the ongoing project...
https://pcgs.com/setregistry/collectors-showcase/themed-coins/travelers-century-club/album/15242

Page 1/2,

Row 1 - Canada, 1959 Canadian Dollar - year and country I was born in; Hawaii, 1871 HI Starfish token - State I live in; USA, 1911-D $20 Saint - Country of citizenship.
Row 2 - Australia, classic kangaroo and color; Japan, always found these type of hammered rectangular gold & silver coins interesting - I'd see them in a Narita coin shop I used to frequent on layovers; Kenya, love the toning, lions & coat of arms.
Row 3 - India, depicts 1800-32 Bombay Presidency - I had several Mumbai trips and I like the look of the coin; Ethiopia, represents my two adopted kids - the word Socialist on the coin reminds me of a Mother who was a flight attendant for Ethiopian, she took her son and fled to America in the late 70's when the communists took over - decades later I would fly with her son at FedEx. He had stories; Israel, reminds me of the palm trees along the beach in Tel Aviv and a symbol of victory and triumph from Biblical times.

More pages to follow...

Edited for additions,...also, I've noticed the sizing of the coins are not consistent with their catalogued info. It seems there's a consensus in sizing by row, by moving coins around that are in similar millimeters I can show these coins in more accurate sizing.

fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

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  • Bob13Bob13 Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice idea, nice coins!

    My current "Box of 20"

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A cool set!

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 9,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • jdmernjdmern Posts: 286 ✭✭✭

    Very cool set!!

    Justin Meunier

    Boardwalk Numismatics

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

    Nice presentation with a wide range in your selection of coins- well done

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

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Latest NEWP representing Ireland...


    wife is Irish and born this year.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • SametsSamets Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    I'd love to start a set like this but can't seem to figure out how to create it on the PCGS site.
    When I try to start a set, it gives me only options based on coins in my inventory...

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Samets said:
    I'd love to start a set like this but can't seem to figure out how to create it on the PCGS site.
    When I try to start a set, it gives me only options based on coins in my inventory...

    Correct, coins must be in your inventory. Also, the category is Showcase > Themed Coins.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 769 ✭✭✭✭

    What a travel you have done so far, I like it - Kudos to you.

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NewP - Vatican City, 1939 5 Lire.

    Obverse: Pope Pius XII - first year, also the beginning of WWII. The Vatican was to remain neutral during the war however, Pius employed diplomacy to aid the victims of the Nazis during the war and, through directing the church to provide discreet aid to Jews and others, saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Pius maintained links to the German resistance, and shared intelligence with the Allies. His strongest public condemnation of genocide was considered inadequate by the Allied Powers, while the Nazis viewed him as an Allied sympathizer who had dishonoured his policy of Vatican neutrality.

    Reverse: Saint Peter in a small boat on violent waters, only ran for 3 years. I don't know if the reverse was intended to be allegorical, seems rather early in the war, but in Mark 4:35-41 Jesus protects Peter's boat and the apostles on the stormy Sea of Galilee.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • SametsSamets Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    @D808LF said:

    @Samets said:
    I'd love to start a set like this but can't seem to figure out how to create it on the PCGS site.
    When I try to start a set, it gives me only options based on coins in my inventory...

    Correct, coins must be in your inventory. Also, the category is Showcase > Themed Coins.

    Thanks! So in my opinion PCGS didn't make it very intuitive to add one of these sets. I was thinking that these showcases are like other sets where you open the set page and there's an option to start a set...

    Took some poking around but happy to report that my Showcase has started with some coins from my collection that's uploaded into PCGS inventory. Here it is if you want to see it: LINK

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Samets said:

    @D808LF said:

    @Samets said:
    I'd love to start a set like this but can't seem to figure out how to create it on the PCGS site.
    When I try to start a set, it gives me only options based on coins in my inventory...

    Correct, coins must be in your inventory. Also, the category is Showcase > Themed Coins.

    Thanks! So in my opinion PCGS didn't make it very intuitive to add one of these sets. I was thinking that these showcases are like other sets where you open the set page and there's an option to start a set...

    Took some poking around but happy to report that my Showcase has started with some coins from my collection that's uploaded into PCGS inventory. Here it is if you want to see it: LINK

    I checked it out, nice start. Good looking coins. I like the CCCP Olympic. Next, create a digital album.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • SametsSamets Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    @D808LF said:

    I checked it out, nice start. Good looking coins. I like the CCCP Olympic. Next, create a digital album.

    Will do! Thanks for the idea!

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NewP representing Sweden - (1943) Nobel Committee Medicine Bronze Medal PCGS SP58; winners 'discovered' Vitamin K.

    I learned that the committee responsible for determining the Nobel prize winner for Medicine (and other categories) is awarded a smaller medal in bronze (and silver?). I'm guessing this would be equivalent to the motion picture academy voters getting a smaller Oscar in bronze for their pick(?)

    I can't find any info on these committee medals, e.g. weight, diameter, composition,... On Numista there's info on the actual gold medals the prize winners receive. It seems these committee medals come in bronze and silver and have different reverses than the prize medals.

    All said, I thought this bronze medal would be an interesting addition to my project.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2023 1:24AM

    My NewP representing the Philippines took just over a month to arrive,...from Ukraine. It's my second coin from that country ('Singapore' was the other coin).

    I found this 1988 People Power Revolution circulating commem and knew this is the one I had to have to represent the Philippines. I just happened to be stationed at NAS Cubi Point the month of February 1986 when Ferdinand Marcos was ousted and fled the P.I. for Hawaii. I watched the 'revolution' occur live on TV from my BOQ room.

    edtd 4 pic

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Project NewP #35.

    This coin completes the trio of Swiss, French, & Belgium 20 Francs.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Page 7/8, now complete...

    Row 1: Greece; Vatican City; French Polynesia.

    Row 2: Sweden; Monaco; Ireland.

    Row 3: Philippines; England; Mexico.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

  • D808LFD808LF Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Newp - Hong Kong, #37

    I like the scallop shape; used these $2 quit a bit at Family Mart shopping for canned cold coffee and sammiches.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

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