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Round 1 - Twentieth - Group 2


Which do you prefer?  

38 members have voted

  1. 1. Which do you prefer?

    • 1934 `wreath crown'
      5
    • 10 Centesimi
      12
    • Poland 10 zlotych
      21


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My, my, Ian you do like to play around with the big toys with that one.

 

I still voted Italian though! :ninja: [i never really took to the wreath crowns very well].

 

`Chaqun a son gout' as the frenchies would say.

Not a lot of people appreciate the bust of Geordie V, let alone the reverse of this crown type. For me it is a coin where the slightest smudge on the reverse takes away its `uncirculated' status completely, no matter what the obverse might be telling you.

 

You can tell by looking at the thistles on the wreath. They are the high points on the coin. As you can see from that one, they are purrfick!

 

Obviously we all know where my choice lies :lol:

 

What on earth is that lady (far right on the reverse of the 'Talian) holding ? Looks positively pornographic :cry:

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`Chaqun a son gout'  as the frenchies would say.

Not a lot of people appreciate the bust of Geordie V, let alone the reverse of this crown type. For me it is a coin where the slightest smudge on the reverse takes away its `uncirculated' status completely, no matter what the obverse might be telling you.

 

You can tell by looking at the thistles on the wreath. They are the high points on the coin. As you can see from that one, they are purrfick!

 

 

 

When it's 1 of 932 you can't really complain!

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When it's 1 of 932 you can't really complain!

 

Believe it or not, I saw one at Croydon Coin Auctions back in 1996 in almost VG condition (they said `VG' I said `no chance!'). It still sold for £250+ if I recall correctly. A real ugly bit of silver too IMHO.

 

Truth be told although the mintages are greater for the 1932 and the 1936, they are harder to find than the 1934. For the 1934 if you have a wad of notes, one will find its way to you, but for the 1936 you really need to keep your eyes open. For me it was THE hardest in the date run to get hold of. I've only seen one in the past fifteen years, and I bought it. Mind you, maybe I wasn't looking in the right places :ninja: I've seen at least a dozen 1934's though. Money seems to flush them out. I would have thought that the 1927 would have been the nicesrt given that it's a proof. I don't particularly like it though.

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Potentially the truth there about the '34s Ian but rumour has it that someone's now aiming to acquire about 100 of them and the market is already beginning to notice. I'm interested in finding out how the market's going to react to 1/9th of the mintage going off the market.

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Poland for me. The reverse is outstanding on that coin.

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Potentially the truth there about the '34s Ian but rumour has it that someone's now aiming to acquire about 100 of them and the market is already beginning to notice. I'm interested in finding out how the market's going to react to 1/9th of the mintage going off the market.

 

Personally, I can't see it making any difference. There's just no demand there. Most crown collectors are `type' collectors. Even though the mintages for all dates of the wreath crowns combined only amounts to 50,863 there are still apparently enough to satisfy demand and make sure they only command figures in the low hundreds of pounds (the 1934 being the exception). Now if it had been a US coin type, with numbers as low as these i'd be rich, but then again i'd probably never have been able to own one, let alone a set of them in the first place :ninja:

 

I remember speaking to Colin Cooke a few years back (it was him I bought the 1934 from). We both reckoned that there were fewer than 50 serious crown collectors in Britain at that time. It really hasn't changed all that much since (IMHO), although there are more `type' collectors.

 

Ian

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