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@Bob13 A Few Early Dated Coins For You

This is the first collectible Early Dated coin. Approximately 20 collectible.

First dated gold coin.

A relatively common piece. This was one of the first two pieces that
started me collecting Early Dated coins.

The date reads 1994, should read 1494. Only 2 collectible.


  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,715 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tibor these are great!

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @scubafuel. Thanks for the kind words. I've been collecting these treasures for 20+years. Lots of fun. I've met some really nice people through this hobby. I'll post a few more in a couple of days.

  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,715 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How do you decipher the dates on the first two coins? I see what could be digits but I can't put them together properly.

  • Bob13Bob13 Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tibor - what a great way to start the day! Thanks for posting these.

    My favorite is the "1994" coin - imagine bring off by 500 years!

    My current "Box of 20"

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Glad you liked them. I'll post one more group in a couple of days.

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WoW! That 1994 is VERY cool. A neat one to have. Congrats!!

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The first Early Dated copper coin. While there were many pre 1500 A.D.
    copper coins, the great majority did not have dates. Struck in Brabant,
    catologue reference is Levinson II-58.

    Pre 1490 dated gold is rare. @messydesk chose this coin to represent
    March in this years calendar. Bought two calendars, one to use, the
    other always stays open for March.

    First coin with a date in Roman numerals. The year is based on a calendar
    system started by Augustus Caesar in 38 B.C.

    I hope everyone enjoyed seeing these. Take care.

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @scubafuel On the left image you have a cross. At what would be "8:59
    you have the letter "M" for 1000. At what would be "9:01" the date continues
    with CCC L XXIIII. 1374
    The gold piece: Left image at "6:00" the letter "M". Then CCCC*XXXVI 1436
    I hope this helps.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,362 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coins and information. Thanks for posting them and sharing.

    What was the earliest use of our present English (Arabic) numbers on coins of any denomination? I'm aware of the 1486 Guldiner but what are the first minors to use our present numerals and calendar.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,715 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does, thanks!

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The earliest known use where all numbers are English/Arabic is
    the year 1477. It was on a Swiss "Parpaiolle". The number "4" was
    the last to change. Up to this time it was shown as a ribbon. As in
    my pic of the first dated copper coin. The "ribbon" would be used
    for a few more decades. I have no picture of the coin as it is EXTREMELY
    RARE. By comparison 1804 silver dollars and 1933 double eagles
    are common. One known transaction in 60+ years.

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