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Pre 1940 World Coins

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.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Nice!!  I am awaiting a order of some Canadian silver coins.  Probably going to come on Saturday.

9 months 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.



9 months ago

I specialized in British Commonwealth coins for many yrs. My fav was an 1838 4p picked out of a junk box.

9 months ago

I love the pre-1940's canadian cents.

9 months 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.  

9 months ago

Just got my Newfoundland type Starter set, it consists of the following coins:

1913 and 1942 Newfoundland Cents
1917 Newfoundland 5 Cents (silver)
1912 Newfoundland 10 Cents (silver)
1912 Newfoundland 20 Cents (silver)
1911 Newfoundland 50 Cents (silver)

Now I have to hit my Canadian Red Book (Haxby book) and find out how many other Newfoundland coins I need to have a complete type set.  Newfoundland never issued a Dollar coin but did issue a 2 Dollar gold coin.  In their thinking, the Dollar was bulky to carry but a small 2 Dollar gold coin might be perfect.   It is a bit pricey but there is only one ruler for these so I would only have to get the one example.  

Will report further once I determine what I need. 

9 months ago

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."

9 months ago

Just bought my whitman folder for the Newfoundland set.  It is no longer made but NOS is still available. 

To complete the set I will need:

Queen Victoria
Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
20 Cent
50 Cent
2 Dollar

Edward VII
Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
20 Cent
50 Cent

George V
25 Cent

George VI
5 Cent
10 Cent

The set ends in 1947 when Canada accepts Newfoundland as a province.  The current name of the province is Newfoundland and Labrador.  

Will provide status as I progress.  First thing is to get my album and then place my first six coins.  After that, one or two a month until it is a done deal. 

9 months ago
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