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  1. The first coin is a 1/2 dhofari rial 1367 (about 1948). In Krause this coin is listed as KM#29. KM says it is struck for the dhofar region. It should weigh 14.0300 gram and contains 0.5000 silver 0.2256 oz ASW. Ruler Sa'id bin Taimur. There were 200,000 coins minted, prices F: 12,00, VF 14,00, XF 18,00 and UNC 28,00

    The second coin is a Saidi Rial 1378 (about (1958/59). There are two varieties of this coin KM#31 28.0700 gr, .8330 silver .7518 oz ASW. Ruler Sa'id bin Taimur. Mintage: 1,000,000. in VF 12,50, XF 16,00 and in UNC 20,00


    and KM#31a 28.0700 gr, .5000 silver .4512 oz ASW. mintage: 400,000 VF: 10,00 XF: 12,50 UNC: 15,00

  2. I collect all kind of coins and not specifically crown coins. The crown coins I find the most interesting are the silver crownsized coins like:

    5 pesetas Spain late 19th century

    Belgian and French 5 francs 19th century

    Dutch 2 1/2 gulden 19th century untill the 1940's

    British Crowns and then especially the 19th century St. George slaying the dragon types

    German talers or German Empire 3 and 5 mark coins

    US silver dollars (Morgan, Peace)

    Italian 5 lire Vittorio Emanuele II

    Turkish 5 and 6 piastres 19th century

    and so on, and so on.

  3. 1.jpgI recently bought a Brazilian 20 reis counterstamp coin. Besides the "20" counterstamp there's also a counterstamp of a heart or Persian 5. Is there someone on this forum who could provide me with more information about this second counterstamp? I really don't have a clue where to look.


    best regards,

    Peter Paul

  4. ty :ninja: shouldnt be a prob too find since my mum goes to holland everyyear for yrs (she works for klm she goes on courses) ;) tnx ;) this "street called Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, near the Dam (a little further south IIRC)" an the timings help ;)


    Near the market are some shops too that sell coins and stamps. One of them is this one:




    It's been quite a while since I was in Amsterdam the last time so I can't give you any real tips as where to buy best. Enjoy your stay!

    Peter Paul

  5. If you stop buying the commemoratives now, that still means you can try to obtain a complete commem set untill now. I think that is already an achievement.

    Personally I still miss the 100 markkaa Schjerfbeck and Kivi (if we forget the gold 1000 and 2000 markkaa modern coins.) I never really started to collect the euro commemoratives. It is a bit of a shame that they started issueing that many coins. The regular issueing of 1 or 2 100 markkaa coins was far less expensive to keep up with.


    I stopped buying from the Dutch mint a few years ago. I still buy the silver 5 and 10 Eurocoins but except the first two issues never bought any gold commemoratives. Two or three a year is way too expensive next to all the other coins I buy on a regular basis.


    Congratulations on you decision! It takes courage to let go....

  6. Thanks for the replies on my question!


    It helps to confirm the ideas I already had on this subject. Unfortunately Krause doesn't mention any mintage figures of these particular coins so I couldn't be sure.


    Peter Paul


    All coins are possible to find, but some of them worth just a dollar-two, while others are scarce and quite expensive.


    From the list scarcer coins are:

    5 kopek 70, 71, 72 with 1970 being the key to the series.


    10 kopek 1965, 66 with 1965 being the key to the series. Also scarce is 1991 no mintmark but it's not on your list.


    15 kopek 1965, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 with 1970 being the key


    20 kopek 1970, 73, 74, 76, and 1991 without mintmark with 1991 being the key and 1976 being the second rarest.


    50 kopek 1967, 71, 75, 76, 90. Those are not scarce $5-10 per coin. However, there were coins dated 1986-1990 with wrong dates on the edge, those are very scarce and expensive



  7. Dear Fellow Collectors,


    In recent years I've asked a few people who had the possibility to get Soviet coins to look for specific years for me. None of them ever wrote me they found these specific coins. Can anyone tell me if these coins are really available or very scarce? Do they exist at all?


    Best regards,

    Peter Paul


    5 kopek 1965, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72

    10 kopek 1965, 66, 67, 68

    15 kopek 1965, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75

    20 kopek 1965, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 91

    50 kopek 1967, 71, 75, 76, 90

    1 roebel (non commemorative) 1961, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88, 90

  8. As a variety on the topic "how far back we could all go", I just checked my own collection to see how far I could go back before I missed a coin of a specific year. I found out that I could go back till 1709. The first year I miss is 1708. (then I miss 1701, 1693, 1688, 1669, and ofcourse many more)


    How far could you all go back in your collections?


    best regards,

    Peter Paul de Jong

  9. I knew there had to be a sound explanation for this. Thanks for your info!


    Peter Paul





    Almost all of the Mozambique 1975 coins (Metica series) have appeared in some quantity on the numismatic market (except the 2.5 Meticas, so far) and the reason is simple, these coins were struck by the Heaton (Birmingham) mint in 1975 but the order was cancelled and subsquently most of the coins were melted but still some quantity of them was kept by the mint. Later, in 2003 when the mint was sold (due to some financial trouble i think), the coin stocks that were still hold by them were sold to private hands (mostly "coin dealers") and now we have a lot of "former rarities". ;)


    Jose :ninja:

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