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New Addition - Anybody else?

Just received a new piece in the mail that I felt the need to share. It doesn't really go with what I usually buy but it was just one of those pieces that once I saw it I knew it would be mine.

Obverse: Shield within sprigs, small wreath above, date below

Obverse Legend: CANTON DE VAUD

Reverse: Knight standing beside shield, value below

Reverse Legend: CONFEDERATION SUISSE

Note:         616 pieces were melted in 1851.


Anybody else have new additions to add?

7 years ago

that is a tempting coin.   I am expecting my first major purchase of the year ( My problem is finding the coins at the time i have the money)  to arrive by the end of this coming week.  I will post it then...but it isn't a nice as yours!!

7 years ago

Ian, If you like it (your purchase) , that is all that matters.

7 years ago

I recent acquired a very scarce French Revolution type. There are quite a few varieties but this one with Roman Numerals is much scarcer than KM's SCWC would indicate.

This token 5 Sols was minted in Birmingham England. Late in 1791 Matthew Boulton, utilizing his newly invented steam driven coin presses, was commissioned by the Monneron Brothers of Paris France to produce 1, 2 and 5 Sols pieces in great quantity at his Soho Mint near Birmingham. Want to see more?:

7 years ago

This is my latest acquisition I have already posted it in a blog.  a 1770 Guenzburg mint Maria Theresa Thaler

7 years ago

Very nice Ian.

7 years ago

Nice coin.  Thanks for sharing it.


I recently began an interest in Admiral Vernon medals.  I purchased my first, identified as PBv 12-J, which was part of the Eric P. Newman IV auction.  This NGC coin is VF details with some (not very bad) environmental damage.  This is a really nice medal, especially with the various ships on the reverse.  I also have purchased the excellent book Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon: Medals Sometimes Lie by Adams et al.

There is a fascinating and large set of these medals, commemorating the victory of the British admiral at the Battle of Porto Bello in 1739.  Although I have not been a medal collector, I am looking forward to growing this collection.

7 years ago

My recent addition does not have a high numismatic value and is not rare or scarce but was exciting to get.  Twelve years ago I sold 50 gold half eagles for the widow of a coin collector.  Recently she had decided to move from her home to a senior community.  She found 27 additional coins of her late husband’s and asked me if I would help her with them.  In the past twelve years I have move 600 miles away.    I suggested that she put them on a flatbed scanner and e-mail a scan to me.    I reviewed the scan.  It looked like fifteen late 1930s to early 1940s coins from Great Britain, France, Austria and Italy and ten German States coins from the mid1800s and a few newer items.  I told her a dealer to call and to ask for $35 for the lot.  

She decided to put them in a box and mail them to me.  I got them yesterday.  To my surprise and delight included was the match box with the note pictured.  I was up all night cataloging them into my collection. 


7 years ago

Very cool. In my opinion much nicer than anything I have purchased. Most of my favorite coins are ones that were not purchased and only mean something to me.

7 years ago

That coin looks awesome! The Swiss know how to make a great looking coin.

7 years ago
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