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West African States 1972 500 Franc Essai Strike


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Banish that cleaned horror from your presence. I'll PM my mailing address.. :ninja:

 

 

A great coin. I really like the West African coins and notes.

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Oh my, I'm in love. I've accumulated the odd piece with "primitive" art always meaning to start a collection some day. I have a couple of African masks and a beautiful art book from Belgium covering masks, but I had not seen your piece. That's spectacular (can you tell us more if you pay careful attention to the date and time I chose for your 1000th post, you are getting close and there are still days to go!!!!!).

 

In any event, thanks. I like the coin.

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Well, I tend to post more on cold weekends where we stay at home :ninja:

 

The image is an Ashantee (Ashanti) fish. The Ashantee are the natives of Western Africa, this image is of a gold weight. The weight was used to help in the barter of fish for gold.

 

CGB on Vcoins has a bunch of these for sale, for those of you who need one. I'm sure the auction site does as well. The new issues are bi-metallic.

 

My piece is actual a nickel trial strike for the silver coin. Even though the mintage was 2000 compared to 100,000 the cost about the same.

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I swore that I was putting purchases to rest for the next month, but I just had to have something like the piece you shared. Well, they had another piece in aluminum with the fish design. That let me stay with a primary collecting theme and add an interesting piece of art. Thanks for the tip.

 

Looks like I'm out of the 1000 post running. I didn't factor in the weather even though my wife was born and raised in Minneapolis. Stay warm.

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Well, I tend to post more on cold weekends where we stay at home :ninja:

 

The image is an Ashantee (Ashanti) fish.  The Ashantee are the natives of Western Africa, this image is of a gold weight.  The weight was used to help in the barter of fish for gold.

 

CGB on Vcoins has a bunch of these for sale, for those of you who need one.  I'm sure the auction site does as well.  The new issues are bi-metallic. 

 

My piece is actual a nickel trial strike for the silver coin.  Even though the mintage was 2000 compared to 100,000 the cost about the same.

 

 

I found a site for Vcoins. But couldn't find any West African coins on it. What am I doing wrong? Help? Link?

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I found a site for Vcoins. But couldn't find any West African coins on it. What am I doing wrong? Help? Link?

 

http://www.vcoins.com/world/cgb/store/dynamicIndex.asp

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I found a site for Vcoins. But couldn't find any West African coins on it. What am I doing wrong? Help? Link?

 

Make sure you search the world coins section not the ancient coin section, tbe latter is the default.

 

 

Vcoins World Coins

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Make sure you search the world coins section not the ancient coin section, tbe latter is the default.

Vcoins World Coins

 

 

Don't know what I was doing wrong before but I got it this time. Thanks.

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