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PCI2010 SemiFinals Groups 6-10 VOTING

PCI2010 SemiFinals Groups 6-10 VOTING  

18 members have voted

  1. 1. Send one of these beauties to the FINALS.

    • Group 6 Winner: 1930-P USA Standing Liberty Quarter
      5
    • Group 7 Winner: 2007 1 dinar tunisia
      2
    • Group 8 Winner: 2 Kroner Denmark - 40th Anniv Reign
      1
    • Group 9 Winner: 1812 Loge de l'ardente amitié de Rouen, France
      5
    • Group 10 Winner: Scottish Coronation Medal by Nicholas Briot
      5


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Sylvester's 1930-P USA Standing Liberty Quarter

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ScottO's 2007 1 dinar tunisia

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something a little differant thrown into the mix

 

josemartin's 2 Kroner Denmark - 40th Anniv Reign Christian IX 1902

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elverno's 1812 Loge de l'ardente amitié de Rouen, France

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All Masonic medals from the Napoleonic era qualify as RR+. This one hails from the collection of Prince Victor Napoleon, sometimes known as Napoleon V to supporters. His collection came in part from Napoleon I's personal collection but there's no indication in this pieces' provenance as to when and where to came into his collection.

 

Marvin's book on Masonic medals describes it as follows:

 

"Obverse, On the left, an altar surrounded by a garland, and having on it three burning hearts. At the foot of the altar are the square, compasses, level, and plumb. Above, on the right, a radiant triangle. In exergue, ARDENTE AMITIE O.-. DE ROUEN. in two lines.

Reverse, A leafless tree, over which an ivy vine has grown. Legend, LA MORT MEME NE L'EN A PAS SEPARE. [Death itself has not separated them.] This is an octagonal jeton, and was probably struck about 1812. Silver. Size 20."

His sizes were in sixteenths of an inch.

 

Saor Alba's Scottish Coronation Medal by Nicholas Briot, handed out by King Charles I in 1633

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A fascinating memento from Scottish and British history, this AR medal by Nicholas Briot was struck in 1633 to commemorate Charles I's very belated Scottish coronation that year. His coronation should have been much earlier, he ascended the throne in 1625, but he carelessly delayed said coronation until finally giving into demands that it be done in 1633. His introduction of Anglican liturgy into the coronation ceremony did little to endear him to his Scottish subjects, and things went decidedly sour thereafter. On his return trip to London his baggage including many crown jewels were lost in the Firth of Forth, just off of Burntisland. Subsequently alleged witches were brought to trial in London, on charges of causing the shipwreck. Things went down for Charles I from there on, both in Scotland and in England.

 

This lovely medal, with a lifelike portrait of the monarch, was commissioned to Nicholas Briot, a famous and skilled coiner. This medal was struck in a screw press, and is actually much better detailed as a result. One of these medals was struck piedfort in gold, which was presented to the King, he kept it as a pocket piece until his death in 1649. The silver examples like this one were thrown by the king to the crowds at the coronation ceremony.

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Syl, is that a full head?

 

No, funnily enough all of my others are full heads but I just took a shine to this one. :ninja:

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The Winner of this SemiFinal and moving on to the FINALS is:

 

Sylvester's 1930-P USA Standing Liberty Quarter

 

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elverno's 1812 Loge de l'ardente amitié de Rouen, France

 

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Saor Alba's Scottish Coronation Medal by Nicholas Briot, handed out by King Charles I in 1633

 

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Congratulations to Sylvester and Elverno and Saor. WOW! What a competition.!

 

A special thanks to all of the entrants. Great coins. :ninja:

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