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What world coins did you buy in 2023 that make you the most happy?

PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 10, 2023 10:15AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Mine are:

Mexico 1 real: 1733 MX MF NGC numerically graded (low grade) & 1745 MO M 1 Real PCGS MS-63

Was able to complete my run from 1733-1740 Mexico 1 reales also in 2023 (the more common varieties...will be on the look out for the rarer ones over time). And found a new unlisted variety 1 real Mexico 1753 over 2 (raw). That was my main goal to get 1733 up to 1740. Some are ungraded will send them to NGC in 2024 as I put a larger package together.

The year is not over so feel free to add as the year gets closer to an end.

Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

Sports: NHL & NFL

Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

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  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really like this one for my type set.


  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    Very nice what exactly are they? I believe one is from India and the other?

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please guys if you are posting coins most of us know little about explain to us what they are and why they are important to you.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hfjacinto said:
    I really like this one for my type set.


    Again not sure what country this is and why it is your favourite coin for 2023.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coin is from Portugal, I like the color and I’m originally from Portugal.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,838 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2023 2:38PM

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    Please guys if you are posting coins most of us know little about explain to us what they are and why they are important to you.

    First, an article on the Argentine piece:

    https://www.pcgs.com/news/julius-popper-and-the-coins-of-the-argentine-gold-rush

    And the catalog description for the Indian piece:

    https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=6322&lot=315

    And a little more background on the Indian piece, taken from the same auction catalog when describing one of the other denominations of the same series:

    "The first authenticated gold coinage for the Bombay presidency was authorised in the wake of a shortage of silver coin. In July 1765 the Bombay Council considered the cost of recoining Venetian ducats and in November agreed that the new coins were to contain pure Venetian gold of 24-carat standard and to pass current for 15 rupees. A total of some 4,000 mohurs by face value of the new coins, including their fractions, were struck and by a public notice of 8 January 1766, the coins entered circulation."

    Edited to add that they're important to me because I'm a crazy coin collector and I don't know any better. OK?

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2023 3:19PM

    Amazing year so far guys!!! Just WOW!!!

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    Please guys if you are posting coins most of us know little about explain to us what they are and why they are important to you.

    First, an article on the Argentine piece:

    https://www.pcgs.com/news/julius-popper-and-the-coins-of-the-argentine-gold-rush

    And the catalog description for the Indian piece:

    https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=6322&lot=315

    And a little more background on the Indian piece, taken from the same auction catalog when describing one of the other denominations of the same series:

    "The first authenticated gold coinage for the Bombay presidency was authorised in the wake of a shortage of silver coin. In July 1765 the Bombay Council considered the cost of recoining Venetian ducats and in November agreed that the new coins were to contain pure Venetian gold of 24-carat standard and to pass current for 15 rupees. A total of some 4,000 mohurs by face value of the new coins, including their fractions, were struck and by a public notice of 8 January 1766, the coins entered circulation."

    Edited to add that they're important to me because I'm a crazy coin collector and I don't know any better. OK?

    Truly amazing!!! If ever India becomes a coin nation like China well you know the rest.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,823 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2023 1:55AM

    I love that Popper! An original 5 gramos.
    Ps caught the autocorrect just in time!

  • 1998 1oz Disco de la Muerte Proof. This coin is part of Mexico’s PreColombian series. It is one of the lowest mintage coins in the series at sub 1k mintage. This series was long treated like bullion and there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that many were melted during the silver runup of 2010 to 2011. So the true surviving mintage is actually lower than the Mint’s stated mintages.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coins!!! The year is coming to close fast enough.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tibor said:

    This one is new to the collection. Date 1497

    I'm sorry but that guy looks like he is on the throne. And not the throne you'd expect on a coin.

    Maybe it's the exposed knees?

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I'm sitting on the "throne " most times my knees are exposed.
    My clothing is usually below my knees. I'll see if I can find some pictures.

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All nice coins, everyone. It's good to be king.

  • OrlenaOrlena Posts: 300 ✭✭✭

    A strike of the day sovereign for KC III coronation. Fairly rare and as the first new monarch in 70 years a coin that will stand up to the years.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing some real beauties in this topic!!!

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2023 3:21PM

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:
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    So no coin made you happy in 2023?

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PillarDollarCollector said:

    @SaorAlba said:
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    So no coin made you happy in 2023?

    Yeah, but I figured out I bought in 2022. :D

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:

    @PillarDollarCollector said:

    @SaorAlba said:
    .

    So no coin made you happy in 2023?

    Yeah, but I figured out I bought in 2022. :D

    Share it anyways.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,561 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dear Lord:

    The Augsburg piece is STUNNING!

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tibor said:

    @pruebas No throne or exposed extremities. :D

    No worries. Sorry if I offended. That one just had that look.

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No offense taken. Enjoying your sense of humor.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Granted, this year isn’t over yet, but if I don’t get anything in the next two weeks, ironically, the first coin and last coin of the year are both peace dollars one hundred years apart:

    January 4:

    December 11:

    I’ve gotten a LOT of stuff in the middle!
    My favorite? One of these: hard to pick

    Or this:

    Or these:

    I’ve been busy this year :D

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, I just now realized this was for world coins…
    I did get a bunch of world gold this year:
    A few highlights:


  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1913 & 1914 $10 Canada:


  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great thread! 👍

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    Sorry, I just now realized this was for world coins…
    I did get a bunch of world gold this year:
    A few highlights:


    Last I heard the U.S. is a part of the world. ;)

  • horseyridehorseyride Posts: 115 ✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2023 5:30AM

    Always happy to get a missing coin issued only in German or Japanese markets

    Cook Islands, 2017, Japanese Antarctic Survey 60th Anniversary Coin of Showa Station Establishment, 10oz silver

  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did not purchase many coins during 2023 but here are three:

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    Rhodesia One Pound 1966
    Gold, 22.0 mm, 7.98 gm
    Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II facing right
    Reverse: Tusked lion (from the British South Africa Company)
    Mint: South African Mint (5000 pieces)
    This coin and the following one were minted by the independent Rhodesian Government as commemoratives in proof condition only.

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    Rhodesia 10 Shillings 1966 (1/2 pound)
    Gold, 14.0 mm, 3.00 gm
    Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II facing right
    Reverse: Sable antelope
    Mint: South African Mint (6000 pieces)

    And from old-time France's king Francis I (François I) who was the king from 1515 to 1547, about the period that Henry VIII was the king of England.

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    France Francis I Ecu d'Or
    Gold, 26.0 mm, 3.45 gm, Lyon Mint
    Obverse:
    Shield with three fleur-de-lis on it and crown above
    ✠FRANCISCVS DEI GRA FRANCORVM REX
    Dot under the 'D' of "DEI" (Mintmark: Lyon)
    Reverse:
    Cross with fleur-de-lis at ends, two letter 'F's and two lilies
    ✠XPS VINCIT XPS REGNAT XPS IMPERAT (Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands)

    :)

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tibor said:

    @asheland said:
    Sorry, I just now realized this was for world coins…
    I did get a bunch of world gold this year:
    A few highlights:


    Last I heard the U.S. is a part of the world. ;)

    Yes. 👍

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