Hello!! This thread is for any world coins (except us) before 1940 and after 1799. Thanks!! Rules are no profanity and no exo-numismatic talk.4 years ago
Pre 1940 World Coins
I am awaiting g the delivery of a Newfoundland type set. I will let you know what I get, when it arrives. They are mostly dated before 1940.4 years ago
Nice!! I am awaiting a order of some Canadian silver coins. Probably going to come on Saturday.4 years ago
Pre-1940... I have a lot of overlap with that, but I use the END of WW2 instead of the beginning for my area of focus end-boundary. I have been a WW2 history enthusiast for awhile. After I started running out of room and money for hobbies I decided to see where they overlapped so I could still do both but economize with purchases that would fit more than one category... hence WW2 numismatics. I mostly accumulate 1900-1945, but anything earlier than 1900 works too.
Early on in my newbie collecting phase, I overlooked a crucial point: I was focusing on what money might be in use during WW2 that soldiers from one country might encounter when in another country and bring back as souvenirs of their travels. But I forgot that, unlike typical US coinage, other countries have demonetized older coins when replacing them with new ones. Therefore WW2 souvenir bring-back foreign currency probably only included the most recent issues in use at the time. I was collecting everything older than 1946. That's OK though, because it all would still make for a nice WW2-era coin collection.
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I specialized in British Commonwealth coins for many yrs. My fav was an 1838 4p picked out of a junk box.4 years ago
Big Nub Numismatics
I love the pre-1940's canadian cents.4 years ago
My father was stationed in New Guinea through most of WWII, but he would take Liberty in Australia. He brought back several Australian Large Cents with a big old Kangaroo on the back. Very attractive coins, but sadly I no longer have them.
Fans of Canadian coins, don't forget, Canada issued large cents. I picked out quite a few back in the day, a foreign "junk box."4 years ago