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  • Birthday 09/25/1966

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  1. I have several of these large chunks of silver too, I like the size and usually these large coins have a nice coat of arms on them, which I also like a lot. One I particularly like is the Panama Un Balboa (KM# 13), from 1931 - 1947. I have one in AUNC from 1947.
  2. The design for the new Dutch euro coins with King Willem Alexander has been published today. Read more and see artist impresions on the website of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt here (translated into English by Google Translate)
  3. The design for the new Dutch euro coins with King Willem Alexander has been published today. Read more and see artist impresions on the website of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt here (translated into English by Google Translate)
  4. I started originally with a serie of our cents, found in circulation, when I was a young kid. When I had them all, I switched to the next denomination, the stuiver (5 cent) and then 10 cents. Later, when I had more money to spend, it became the other denominations as well, one of each year and when available, all varieties. At some point I decided to collect "one of each" form the countries I (had) visited. This ended up in my type sets, where I want "one of each" where different compositions, different mint marks, different designs and varieties all count as a different type. But this only for foreign coins.
  5. Yeah, scroll back to post #3 in this thread......
  6. A Dutch online coin catalog lists the 1955 without the dot : http://www.catawiki.nl/catalogus/munten/landen/italie/704801-italie-10-lire-1955 (click the images to enlarge) It does not mention anything about a dot. Neither does Numista : http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces728.html
  7. Thank you Steve, for your explanation. I am considering to leave the statehood quarters and the parker quarters out of my type set. I will try to get one of each (each state/park , both P and D mint mark) and make that a separate collection. To Robert, if your question was to me: I do not use any albums like Dansco etc. I have a Krause catalog and a Red Book and internet that I use for reference material. Other numismatic books about non-Dutch coins are hard to get and/or rather expensive in this part of the world.
  8. hehe, me neither, if I wasn't pointed in that direction. I once mentioned to a collector that I could find so few dates in the whole bunch of Spanish coins I had. He told me about the actual date being in the stars...
  9. I got mine at an "open day" of the Royal Dutch mint, a few years back. visitors could pick a few from a box full of them.
  10. Is this the french coin you have? http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces5.html Here's more info on the Spanish 25 pesetas: http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces2736.html If you click the reverse image (with the crown) you can see the star with the actual date. And here's the 1 peseta : http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces787.html This one has two stars on the reverse, with the first two and last two numbers of the actual date. Besides, I now see on that page that this coin has edge lettering, I never noticed that, mine has a pretty worn edge. You learn something every day
  11. ½ cent French Franc..... isn't that ½ franc ? There was no half centime coin, the smallest was the 1 centime and I never saw that in circulation (been in France since 1976) Regarding the spanish coins: the design is from 1975, the actual date is on the reverse, in very small numbers, in a star. regarding the swiss coin: Switzerland does not participate in the Euro, so up to now, they have only "pre euro" coins
  12. Well, if it was an old coin, or rare coin, I'd agree with that. But, in 2002, half of Europe switched to the Euro and the old currencies were demonetized. Billions and billions of new coins were introduced all over Europe. And the many billions of old coins of the demonetized currencies sudenly were no longer more than metal disks. They "all" needed to be handed in, in exchange for euro coinage (or notes). These many many tonnes of metal presented quite some scrap metal value (Dutch coins were mostly pure nickel) and to avoind that scrap metal dealers who bought the metal would hand these coins in again they were "wafeled". Besides, these were almost all well circulated coins.
  13. Based on what ccg and HarveyJMartha said: It's most probably this one: http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces5665.html
  14. Yeah, quite some time between the fore last coins and the last coin. My collecting has been a few years in "hybernation" due to changed family circumstances (positive changes!!!!) and I'm slowly getting back into business. Adding new coins to my collection is not really happening though, I'm now as a stage that I'm thoroughly documenting my collection, determining what I actually have. I do have about two third of the statehood quarters, most clad, grades XF - UNC and I have 5 proof silver ones. No park quarters yet. These are indeed a bit "awkard" for a type collection.
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