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Owner:  coin928
Last Modified:  4/28/2022
Set Description
I have created this set to group together the very finest of my certified coins.

For a coin to be considered for (or remain in) this set, there must be none graded finer by either PCGS or NGC. In the case of copper coins, a red coin will be considered finer than an RB coin with the same numeric grade. Likewise, a deep or ultra cameo proof will be considered finer than a cameo with the same numeric grade. Numeric grades will always trump modifiers(e.g. a 66BN will be considered superior to a 65RD). I have used the Slot Name column to indicate the populations for NGC and PCGS and number of coins that are finer (always zero). In many cases it can be seen that the coin is truly the finest know in addition to having none finer.

Many of the coins in this set are sparsely collected so very few have been graded (in some cases just one). Others have greater collector interest and are simply the finest to have been graded at this time. A few though have broader appeal and are truly among the finest existing specimens.

Set Goals
All of my coins for which there is none finer known. This could become a VERY high maintenance set. I'll try to clean it up at least once per month, but at any given time there may still be coins in this set that no longer belong here.

Rev. 5/23/2018

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View Coin NGC: 6/0 PCGS: 2/0 COSTA RICA 5C 1912 GCR KM-145 PCGS MS 67 Costa Rica - KM #145 - 1912 Silver 5 Centavos - Mintage: 535,565

Minted by the Philadelphia mint for circulation in Costa Rica.

Date acquired: 9/22/2013 (Already graded by PCGS)

Rev. 9/23/2013
View Coin NGC: 4/0 PCGS: 2/0 CUBA 40C 1952 REPUBLIC ANNIVERSARY KM-25 NGC MS 66 Cuba - 1952(P) 20 Centavos - KM #25 - Mintage: 1,250,000

Ten, twenty, and Forty Centavo coins were struck by the US Mint in Philadelphia, all with the same design by Cuban artist Esteban Valderrama.to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Cuba.

The obverse is composed of the Cuban flag, a lighthouse, and the Havana skyline with 1952 above 1902 below. The text "REPUBLICA DE CUBA" (Republic of Cuba) at the top, and the denomination "CUARENTA CENTAVOS" (forty centavos) below.

The reverse prominently displays a Star, Tree, and Wheel of Industry. "CINCUENTA ANOS DE LIBERTAD Y PROGRESO" (50 Years of Liberty and Progress) around the periphery and the date 1952 below. A revolution led by Carlos Manuel de Cespedes erupted at his sugar mill La Demajaagua, on October 10, 1868. The hostilities finally ended in 1878 when peace was restored by the Pact of Zanjon. Valderrama depicted the ruins of this sugar mill on the common reverse of all three of the 1952 commemorating coins.

This particular coin is relatively well struck for this design and exhibits a very full dark, multicolored, peripheral toning. It is one of only four graded by NGC at this grade with none finer. As of this revision, the PCGS population is 2/0.

Date acquired: 2/27/2013 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 4/20/2017
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known CURACAO CENT 1944D KM-41 NGC MS 67 RD Curaçao - 1944D (Palm Privy) 1 Cent - KM #41 - Mintage: 3,000,000

Obverse: Rampant Lion and Field from the shield of the coat of arms
Obverse Legend: MUNT VAN CURAÇAO (Mint of Curaçao), date below
Reverse: Denomination within a wreath of orange tree branches.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Denver Mint during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony of Curaçao. I find it particularly interesting that unlike all US cents, this one cent coin has a reeded edge.

The primary element on the obverse is the central elements of the shield from the Dutch coat of arms. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is an exceptionally attractive red example of this relatively common coin. So much so in fact that NGC/Numismaster used this coin as the plate coin for their price guide.

Date acquired: 8/23/2014 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/18/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known CURACAO CENT 1947 KM-41 NGC MS 67 RD Curaçao - 1947(u) (KM #41) - Mintage:1,500,000

Obverse: Rampant Lion and Field from the shield of the coat of arms
Obverse Legend: MUNT VAN CURAÇAO (Mint of Curaçao), date below
Reverse: Denomination within a wreath of orange tree branches.
Edge: Reeded

1947 is the first year after World War II that minting of coinage for Curaçao was resumed by the Royal Dutch Mint. This coin contains two privy marks which identify the mint and the mint master.

The fish to the left of the date represents the mint master at the time the coin was minted. J.W.A. van Hengel served as the mint master from 1945 through 1969. Van Hengel started as acting mint master during World War II from 1942 until 1944. After the war he became the true mint master of the Royal Dutch Mint, and used a fish as his privy mark.

The caduceus to the right of the date has been the mint mark of the dutch Royal Mint since 1816 and is present on most coins minted by the Utrecht mint. This mark is called "staff of Mercury" in dutch, referring to the God Mercury. He is often depicted with a staff and symbolizes trade and profit, hence it's relation with the mint. The wings on top of the staff, as well as the two snakes, refer to Mercury's Greek predecessor Hermes who is often seen with two wings on a helmet or on his sandals.

The primary element on the obverse is the central elements of the shield from the Dutch coat of arms. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This coin is a beautiful red example of this issue and is the finest known.

Date acquired: 3/13/2016 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known CURACAO 2.5C 1944D KM-42 NGC MS 64 RB Curaçao - 1944D (Palm Privy) 2 1/2 Cents - KM #42 - Mintage: 1,000,000

Obverse: Rampant Lion and Field from the shield of the coat of arms
Obverse Legend: MUNT VAN CURAÇAO (Mint of Curaçao), date below
Reverse: Denomination within a wreath of orange tree branches.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Denver Mint during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony of Curaçao. I find it particularly interesting that unlike small denomination US coins, this minor coin has a reeded edge.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is an attractive dark red brown example of this relatively common date.

Date acquired: 4/26/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/18/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 10/31/2015
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known CURACAO 5C 1943 KM-40 NGC MS 68 Curaçao/Suriname - KM #40 - 1943 (P) 5 Cents - Total Mintage: 8,595,000
Curaçao: 500,000 minted in 1943
Curaçao: 1,500,000 minted in 1944 (dated 1943)
Suriname: 6,595,000 minted in 1944 (dated 1943)

Obverse: Orange branch within circle "KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN" (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Date divided by denomination within shells and beads.

The coin does not bear either a palm tree privy mark or a mint mark, but it was struck for use in Curaçao and Suriname by the Philadelphia mint during World War II while The Netherlands was occupied by Germany. The homeland type of KM#153 was last issued in the Netherlands in 1940.

This particular specimen is the finest known by either NGC or PCGS. It had originally been mislabeled as a coin of The Netherlands instead of Curaçao. NGC did however fix this error for free.

Date acquired: 10/29/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known CURACAO 1/10G 1944D KM-43 NGC MS 66 Curaçao - 1944D (Palm Privy) 1/10 Gulden - KM #43 - Mintage: 1,500,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Denomination, date below
Reverse Legend: MUNT VAN CURAÇAO (Mint of Curaçao)
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Denver Mint during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony of Curaçao.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 64 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait which dominates the obverse of this coin, was first used in 1921 when she was just 41 years old.

This particular coin is a high grade example of this relatively common coin.

Date acquired: 11/12/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/18/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known CURACAO 25C 1943P KM-38 NGC MS 64 Curaçao/Suriname - 1943P (Palm Privy) - 25 Cents - KM #38 - Total Mintage: 2,500,000
Curaçao mintage: 500,000
Suriname mintage: 2,000,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Denomination and date within wreath
Reverse Legend: none
Edge: Reeded

Minted by the Philadelphia Mint during World War II for circulation in the Dutch colonies of Curaçao and Suriname. This coin contains two "mint marks." The first is the right tilted "P" to the right of the date on the reverse indicating that it was minted by the Philadelphia Mint. The second is the left tilted tilted Palm Tree "privy" mark to the left of the date. These exact coins were also minted by the Philadelphia Mint for the Netherlands proper, also with the "P" mint mark, but with an Acorn privy mark to the left of the date in place of the Palm Tree found on this coin. The privy mark is the only way to tell the two coins apart.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 63 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait which dominates the obverse of this coin, was first used in 1921 when she was just 41 years old.

There is a moderately rare variety of this issue which appears to be an overdate variety in which a faint vertical line appears in the lower loop of the three in the date. It is referred to by Krause as 1943/1P. There has been some debate as to whether this is an actual overdate or just a die crack in a strategic location. Time will tell, but it will likely remain a collectible variety either way.

Date acquired: 3/28/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/23/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 CURACAO 25C 1943/1P KM-38 NGC AU 58 Curaçao/Suriname - 1943/1 P (Palm Privy) 25Cents - KM #38 - Total Mintage: 2,500,000 (Variety mintage unknown)
Curaçao total mintage: 500,000
Suriname total mintage: 2,000,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Denomination and date within wreath
Reverse Legend: none
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia Mint during World War II for circulation in the Dutch colonies of Curaçao and Suriname. These coins contains two "mint marks." The first is the right tilted "P" to the right of the date on the reverse indicating that it was minted by the Philadelphia Mint. The second is the left tilted tilted Palm Tree "privy" mark to the left of the date. These exact coins were also minted by the Philadelphia Mint for the Netherlands proper, also with the "P" mint mark, but with an Acorn privy mark to the left of the date in place of the Palm Tree found on this coin. The privy mark is the only way to tell the two coins apart.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 63 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait which dominates the obverse of this coin, was first used in 1921 when she was just 41 years old.

This is the moderately rare variety which appears to have an over-punched date with a faint vertical line appearing in the lower loop of the three in the date. It is referred to by Krause as 1943/1P. There has been some debate as to whether this is an actual over-punched date or just a die crack in a strategic location. Time will tell, but it will likely remain a collectible variety either way.

Date acquired: 12/14/2014 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/23/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 6/0 PCGS: 0/0 CURACAO 2.5G 1944D KM-46 NGC MS 66 Curaçao - 1944D (Palm Tree privy mark) - 2-1/2 Gulden (KM# 46) - Mintage: 200,000 (140,000)
(60,000 coins melted down after minting)

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Reverse Legend: MUNT VAN CURAÇAO (Mint of Curaçao), date below
Edge Lettering: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us)

This coin was minted in Denver for circulation in the Dutch Colony of Curaçao during World War II. It is interesting to note that the O in CURAÇAO is actually tilted.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 64 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait which dominates the obverse of this coin, was first used in 1921 when she was just 41 years old.

The primary element on the reverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This is a beautiful, bright white coin with minimal scuffs and contact marks.

Date acquired: 12/7/2014 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 ECUADOR 5C 1919 3 BERRIES KM-63 NGC MS 66 Ecuador - 1919 (Providence Mint) - 5 Centavos - (KM #63, EC #132) - Mintage: 12,000,000

History
These coins were minted for the "Republica Del Ecuador" by the Providence Mint, a division of Gorham Manufacturing Company in Providence Rhode Island. Known primarily for producing high-quality sterling silverware and holloware, they also produced silver and base metal coins for several foreign countries including Ecuador, Serbia, and Cuba. The most notable of these are the several varieties of 1897 Cuban "Souvenir Pesos", and the 1898 Cuban Peso. It is interesting to note that the engravers at the Providence mint did the best job depicting the steamship Guayas, the Guayas River and the snow capped Chimborazo volcano at the center of the coat of arms. They are probably the only engravers to correctly depict a Caduceus as the main mast of the ship.

Varieties
I became interested in this "one year type" in 2004, and I have acquired quite a few of these coins over the years since. Krause & Mishler identifiy three main varieties, but I have come to realize that there are many more significant die varieties than that. The ones that everyone knows are all linked to the configuration of berries directly to the left of the C in CENTAVOS on the reverse. They are as follows:
  • 3 berries to left of C on reverse. Most common variety.
  • 4 berries tightly grouped to left of C on reverse. (aka 4 Berries tight) Sub-varieties exist.
  • 4 berries loosely grouped to left of C on reverse. (aka 4 Berries loose) This variety is extremely rare.
In addition to these, I have noticed that there are at least three sub-varieties of the grouping of the 4 berries tight variety. They exist in square and diamond configurations and there are two types of diamond patterns. The diamond pattern being much more common than the square pattern. Varieties also exist in the style and positioning of the letters in the word CENTAVOS.

All of the focus has been on the varieties exhibited on the reverse, but there are very noticeable varieties on the obverse as well. The four main characteristics of the obverse that are easily identifiable are:
  • The overall style of the design (Refined or Crude)
  • The number and style of tail feathers on the condor perched atop the coat of arms.
  • The size and position of the sun just below the condor.
  • The presence or absence of the backstay on the mizzenmast of the ship.
Combine all of the obverse and reverse varieties, and one could define a collection similar to all of the varieties known for the 1878 8TF Morgan Dollar!

Based on the large number of die varieties and style of the design, I have come to the conclusion that there was probably no master hub used and that each die was very likely hand cut.

NGC has certified 4 of the 3 Berry variety coins as "Specimen", but I have never seen one of these, so I do not know what distinguishes these specimen coins from the normal production strike coins.

This coin
This particular coin is an exceptionally high quality example of the most common 3 Berry variety. As of this revision, there is only one other graded MS66 by NGC with none higher. PCGS has none graded higher than MS64.

Obverse characteristics are:
Overall design: ............Refined
Condor Tail Feathers: 3, even
Sun Size: ......................Small, slightly above center
Mizzenmast Backstay: No

Date acquired: 5/24/2016 (already graded by NGC)

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 11/19/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known ECUADOR 5C 1919 4 BERRIES KM-63 TIGHT BERRY CLUSTER (square) NGC MS 64 Ecuador - 1919 (Providence Mint) - 5 Centavos (4 Berries tight) - (KM #63, EC #134)
Total Mintage: 12,000,000 (all varieties)

History
These coins were minted for the "Republica Del Ecuador" by the Providence Mint, a division of Gorham Manufacturing Company in Providence Rhode Island. Known primarily for producing high-quality sterling silverware and holloware, they also produced silver and base metal coins for several foreign countries including Ecuador, Serbia, and Cuba. The most notable of these are the several varieties of 1897 Cuban "Souvenir Pesos", and the 1898 Cuban Peso. It is interesting to note that the engravers at the Providence mint did the best job depicting the steamship Guayas, the Guayas River and the snow capped Chimborazo volcano at the center of the coat of arms. They are probably the only engravers to correctly depict a Caduceus as the main mast of the ship.

Varieties
I became interested in this "one year type" in 2004, and I have acquired quite a few of these coins over the years since. Krause & Mishler identifiy three main varieties, but I have come to realize that there are many more significant die varieties than that. The ones that everyone knows are all linked to the configuration of berries directly to the left of the C in CENTAVOS on the reverse. They are as follows:
  • 3 berries to left of C on reverse. Most common variety.
  • 4 berries tightly grouped to left of C on reverse. (aka 4 Berries tight) Sub-varieties exist.
  • 4 berries loosely grouped to left of C on reverse. (aka 4 Berries loose) This variety is extremely rare.
In addition to these, I have noticed that there are at least three sub-varieties of the grouping of the 4 berries tight variety. They exist in square and diamond configurations and there are two types of diamond patterns. The diamond pattern being much more common than the square pattern. Varieties also exist in the style and positioning of the letters in the word CENTAVOS.

All of the focus has been on the varieties exhibited on the reverse, but there are very noticeable varieties on the obverse as well. The four main characteristics of the obverse that are easily identifiable are:
  • The overall style of the design (Refined or Crude)
  • The number and style of tail feathers on the condor perched atop the coat of arms.
  • The size and position of the sun just below the condor.
  • The presence or absence of the backstay on the mizzenmast of the ship.
Combine all of the obverse and reverse varieties, and one could define a collection similar to all of the varieties known for the 1878 8TF Morgan Dollar!

Based on the large number of die varieties and style of the design, I have come to the conclusion that there was probably no master hub used and that each die was very likely hand cut.

This coin
This particular coin is an example of the 4 Berries tight variety with a square shaped grouping of the 4 berries. This is the rarer of the two sub-varieties I am aware of.

Obverse characteristics are:
Overall design: ............Refined
Condor Tail Feathers: 4, even ends
Sun Size: ......................Large, centered
Mizzenmast Backstay: No

Date acquired: 11/29/2013 (already graded by NGC)
Date regraded: 9/4/2018

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 11/19/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known ECUADOR 5C 1919 4 BERRIES KM-63 LOOSE BERRY CLUSTER NGC AU 50 Ecuador - 1919 (Providence Mint) - 5 Centavos (4 Berries, loose) - (KM #63, EC #133)
Total Mintage: 12,000,000 (all varieties)

History
These coins were minted for the "Republica Del Ecuador" by the Providence Mint, a division of Gorham Manufacturing Company in Providence Rhode Island. Known primarily for producing high-quality sterling silverware and holloware, they also produced silver and base metal coins for several foreign countries including Ecuador, Serbia, and Cuba. The most notable of these are the several varieties of 1897 Cuban "Souvenir Pesos", and the 1898 Cuban Peso. It is interesting to note that the engravers at the Providence mint did the best job depicting the steamship Guayas, the Guayas River and the snow capped Chimborazo volcano at the center of the coat of arms. They are probably the only engravers to correctly depict a Caduceus as the main mast of the ship.

Varieties
I became interested in this "one year type" in 2004, and I have acquired quite a few of these coins over the years since. Krause & Mishler identifiy three main varieties, but I have come to realize that there are many more significant die varieties than that. The ones that everyone knows are all linked to the configuration of berries directly to the left of the C in CENTAVOS on the reverse. They are as follows:
  • 3 berries to left of C on reverse. Most common variety.
  • 4 berries tightly grouped to left of C on reverse. (aka 4 Berries tight) Sub-varieties exist.
  • 4 berries loosely grouped to left of C on reverse. (aka 4 Berries loose) This variety is extremely rare.
In addition to these, I have noticed that there are at least three sub-varieties of the grouping of the 4 berries tight variety. They exist in square and diamond configurations and there are two types of diamond patterns. The diamond pattern being much more common than the square pattern. Varieties also exist in the style and positioning of the letters in the word CENTAVOS.

All of the focus has been on the varieties exhibited on the reverse, but there are very noticeable varieties on the obverse as well. The four main characteristics of the obverse that are easily identifiable are:
  • The overall style of the design (Refined or Crude)
  • The number and style of tail feathers on the condor perched atop the coat of arms.
  • The size and position of the sun just below the condor.
  • The presence or absence of the backstay on the mizzenmast of the ship.
Combine all of the obverse and reverse varieties, and one could define a collection similar to all of the varieties known for the 1878 8TF Morgan Dollar!

Based on the large number of die varieties and style of the design, I have come to the conclusion that there was probably no master hub used and that each die was very likely hand cut.

This coin
This particular coin is the only example I have ever seen of the extremely rare 4 Berries loose variety. Unfortunately, this coin has seen circulation and had some surface dirt issues. It originally received a grade of VF-Details from NGC, but after conservation by NCS it received a grade of AU50. It also took several years, but I was finally able to convince NGC to identify the "loose" 4 berry sub-type on the label, although it is not yet cataloged as a distinct variety.

Obverse characteristics are:
Overall design: ............Refined
Condor Tail Feathers: 3, even ends
Sun Size: ......................Large, high
Mizzenmast Backstay: No

Date acquired: 2/17/2007 (raw coin)
Date graded: 10/28/2015 (self submitted to NGC)
Date regraded: 9/25/2018 (resubmitted to MS at NGC for upgrade and proper designation as 4 Berry Loose variety)

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 11/19/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 1/0 ECUADOR 5C 1942 KM-75a NGC MS 67 Ecuador - 1942(P) 10 Centavos - (KM #75a, EC #138) - Mintage: 2,000,000
Brass (80% copper, 20% zinc)

Ecuador began adopting a decimal coinage system in 1874 with the minting of one and two centavo coins at the Mint in Birmingham, England. The transition was completed on March 22, 1884 with the creation of the silver sucre coin which was equivalent to 100 centavos. The sucre remained the official unit of currency in Ecuador for 116 years until the President of Ecuador announced on January 9, 2000 that the US dollar would be adopted as Ecuador's official currency.

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia Mint using brass most likely recovered from spent artillery shell casings. Half of the mintage of this coin was listed in the U.S. Mint report of 1943, however all are dated 1942.

Obverse
These coins were minted for the "Republica Del Ecuador" by the Philadelphia mint, however no mint marks were used on the minor coinage produced for Ecuador in Philadelphia. Ecuador dictated the various elements that of their coat of arms, but the actual rendering of these elements by the various mints which produced their coins can vary greatly from mint to mint. In this case the central elements of the ship, water and mountain look more like an ocean going freighter sailing away from a mountainous coastline rather than the river steamship Guayas, sailing the Guayas river with the snow capped Chimborazo volcano in the distant background. There is also no Caduceus appearing as a mast on the ship, an aspect which seems to have eluded all but one mint. The following is a depiction of the 1841 steamship Guayas for comparison:
Guayas


Reverse
The reverse of this coin is very simple, containing only the denomination 5 CENTAVOS surrounded by a Laurel wreath.

This coin
This is a beautiful coin with spectacular eye appeal. If Brass coins could receive a "Red" designation, this one would have it. As of this revision, this coin is the finest graded example of this date and denomination by either NGC or PCGS.

Date acquired: 4/6/2017 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 10/2/2018
View Coin NGC: 3/0 PCGS: 2/0 ECUADOR 10C 1946 KM-76b NGC MS 66 Ecuador - 1946 10 Centavos - (KM#76b, EC #165) - Mintage: 40,000,000
Copper-Nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)

Ecuador began adopting a decimal coinage system in 1874 with the minting of one and two centavo coins at the Mint in Birmingham, England. The transition was completed on March 22, 1884 with the creation of the silver sucre coin which was equivalent to 100 centavos. The sucre remained the official unit of currency in Ecuador for 116 years until the President of Ecuador announced on January 9, 2000 that the US dollar would be adopted as Ecuador's official currency.

1946 was the last year the Philadelphia mint produced coinage for Ecuador. Four denominations (5, 10, and 20 Centavos, and Un Sucre) were coined with a total combined mintage of 128,000,000 coins with a total face value of 29,500,000 Sucres.

Obverse
These coins were minted for the "Republica Del Ecuador" by the Philadelphia mint, however no mint marks were used on the minor coinage produced for Ecuador in Philadelphia. Ecuador dictated the various elements of their coat of arms, but the actual rendering of these elements by the various mints which produced their coins can vary greatly from mint to mint. In this case the central elements of the ship, water and mountain look more like an ocean going freighter sailing away from a mountainous coastline rather than the river steamship Guayas, sailing the Guayas river with the snow capped Chimborazo volcano in the distant background. There is also no Caduceus appearing as a mast on the ship, an aspect which seems to have eluded all but one mint. The following is a depiction of the 1841 steamship Guayas for comparison:
Guayas


Reverse
The reverse of this coin is very simple, containing only the denomination 10 CENTAVOS surrounded by a Laurel wreath.

This coin
This coin is a beautiful, flashy, bright white example of this very common date. It is a common coin in a very uncommon condition. As of this revision this is one of the finest examples of this year and denomination know with an NGC population of 3/0.

Date acquired: 11/27/2014 (already graded by NGC)

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 10/20/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 3/0 ECUADOR 20C 1942 KM-77.1a NGC MS 66 Ecuador - 1942(P) 20 Centavos - (KM #77.1a, EC #190) - Mintage: 5,000,000
Brass (80% copper, 20% zinc)

Ecuador began adopting a decimal coinage system in 1874 with the minting of one and two centavo coins at the Mint in Birmingham, England. The transition was completed on March 22, 1884 with the creation of the silver sucre coin which was equivalent to 100 centavos. The sucre remained the official unit of currency in Ecuador for 116 years until the President of Ecuador announced on January 9, 2000 that the US dollar would be adopted as Ecuador's official currency.

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia Mint using brass most likely recovered from spent artillery shell casings. Half of the mintage of this coin was listed in the U.S. Mint report of 1943, however all are dated 1942.

Obverse
These coins were minted for the "Republica Del Ecuador" by the Philadelphia mint, however no mint marks were used on the minor coinage produced for Ecuador in Philadelphia. Ecuador dictated the various elements that of their coat of arms, but the actual rendering of these elements by the various mints which produced their coins can vary greatly from mint to mint. In this case the central elements of the ship, water and mountain look more like an ocean going freighter sailing away from a mountainous coastline rather than the river steamship Guayas, sailing the Guayas river with the snow capped Chimborazo volcano in the distant background. There is also no Caduceus appearing as a mast on the ship, an aspect which seems to have eluded all but one mint. The following is a depiction of the 1841 steamship Guayas for comparison:
Guayas


Reverse
The reverse of this coin is very simple, containing only the denomination 20 CENTAVOS surrounded by a Laurel wreath.

This coin
This is a beautifulvery flashy coin with spectacular eye appeal. If Brass coins could receive a "Red" designation, this one would have it. As of this revision, this coin is the finest known by NGC or PCGS.

Date Acquired: 4/17/2016 (Already graded by NGC)

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 12/15/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 1/0 ECUADOR 50C 1930 PHILA USA KM-71 NGC MS 66 Ecuador - 1930 PHILA. U.S.A - 50 Centavos - (KM #71, EC #202) - Mintage: 155,000

Ecuador began adopting a decimal coinage system in 1874 with the minting of one and two centavo coins at the Mint in Birmingham, England. The transition was completed on March 22, 1884 with the creation of the silver sucre coin which was equivalent to 100 centavos. The sucre remained the official unit of currency in Ecuador for 116 years until the President of Ecuador announced on January 9, 2000 that the US dollar would be adopted as Ecuador's official currency.

Ecuadorian President Isidro Ayora introduced a new monetary system in 1927 based on a reduced size, weight, and fineness sucre. In 1928, the country had the U.S. mint produce seven different denominations ranging from one centavo to two sucres. A gold Condor, (equivalent to 25 sucres) was also minted by the Birmingham mint making a total of eight different denominations minted for that year. The new sucre was nicknamed the Ayora after the President. Likewise, the new silver 50 centavos coin became known as the Lauritas after his wife Laura.

Obverse
The distinctive portrait on the obverse of this coin is that of Antonio José de Sucre. Sucre was born in 1795 in Venezuela, and from the age of 15, spent the next 20 years fighting for independence from Spanish rule. During this time he became a collaborator of Simón Bolívar, a Venezuelan general, and the first constitutional president of Bolivia, all before the age of 35. Sucre led the patriots to a decisive victory at the battle of Pichincha on May 24, 1822, effectively freeing Ecuador from Spanish rule. His life was cut short on June 4, 1830 when he was assassinated while on his way to Quito. Sucre was laid to rest in his own Mausoleum Chapel in the Cathedral of Quito. He is considered the liberator of Ecuador, and appears on many Ecuadorian coins.

Reverse
The reverse of this coin has a number of interesting features:
  • Following the tradition set by the Quito mint, the name of the city where this coin was minted appears at the bottom under the coat of arms. In this case, PHILA. U.S.A
  • The denomination is CINCUENTA CENTAVOS (50 centavos)
  • The weight and fineness of the silver content is explicitly stated as G.2.50 and LEY 0.720 (fine) with the balance in copper.
  • Ecuador dictated the various elements that of their coat of arms, but the actual rendering of these elements by the various mints which produced their coins can vary greatly from mint to mint. In this case the central elements of the ship, water and mountain look more like an ocean going vessel sailing away from a mountainous coastline rather than the river steamship Guayas, sailing the Guayas river with the snow capped Chimborazo volcano in the distant background. There is also no Caduceus appearing as a mast on the ship, and aspect which seems to have eluded all but one mint. The following is a depiction of the 1841 steamship Guayas for comparison:
Guayas


This coin
This coin is softly struck on the high points, but is exceptionally well preserved. I acquired this coin as a raw coin from a dealer in Ecuador and held it for nearly 10 years before having it certified by NGC. Needless to say, I was very pleased with the grade it received.

As of this revision, this is the finest known specimen graded by NGC and is tied with only one other graded by PCGS.

Date acquired: 1/1/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 10/28/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

References:
Seppa, Dale and Anderson, Michael, the COINS of ECUADOR (second edition), Almanzar's Coins of the World, San Antonio, 1973.

Rev. 19/11/2020
View Coin NGC: 3/0 PCGS: 0/0 EL SALVADOR 10C 1951 Elsalvador KM-130 NGC MS 67 El Salvador 1951 10 Centavos (KM #130) - Mintage: 1,000,000
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 7.0000g
Diameter: 26mm
Struck with Medallic Rotation
REPÚBLICA DE EL SALVADOR (San Francisco - 1921, 1925, 1940, 1951, 1967, 1972, Birmingham - 1968, 1969 )

This coin bears the image of Francisco Morazán, who was Head of State in El Salvador for less than a year from July 13, 1839 to March 18, 1840. This in and of itself would not seem significant, however Francisco Morazán was also the Head of State of Honduras (1827-1830), President of the Central American Federation from 1830-1839, and Head of State of Costa Rica (1842-1842). Morazán became a martyr and a symbol of the Republic of Central America when he was executed on September 15, 1842, for attempting to restore the union. El Salvador was one of the first countries to pay tribute to Morazán, and his image appears on much of their coinage.

This coin was minted by the San Francisco Mint for circulation in El Salvador. As of this revision, it is one of three graded at at this level with none finer by either NGC or PCGS.

Date acquired: 3/26/2013 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 1/17/2016
View Coin NGC: 4/0 PCGS: 0/0 EL SALVADOR 25C 1944 Elsalvador KM-136 NGC MS 66 El Salvador 1944 25 Centavos (KM #136) - Mintage: 1,000,000

This coin bears the image of Francisco Morazán, who was Head of State in El Salvador for less than a year from July 13, 1839 to March 18, 1840. This in and of itself would not seem significant, however Francisco Morazán was also the Head of State of Honduras (1827-1830), President of the Central American Federation from 1830-1839, and Head of State of Costa Rica (1842-1842). Morazán became a martyr and a symbol of the Republic of Central America when he was executed on September 15, 1842, for attempting to restore the union. El Salvador was one of the first countries to pay tribute to Morazán, and his image appears on much of their coinage.

This coin was minted by the San Francisco Mint for circulation in El Salvador. As of this revision, it is one of only three graded at at this level with none finer by either NGC or PCGS.

Date acquired: 3/26/2013 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 11/28/2015
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 ETHIOPIA & HARAR 5C EE1936 Ethiopia KM-33 NGC MS 65 RD Ethiopia - EE1936 (1943-1944) - 5 Cent, Amist Santeem KM #33 - Mintage: 219,000,000 (total from all mints)

These coins were designed by Gilroy Roberts and were struck in nine different years between 1944-1962 by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and from 1964-1966 in Birmingham, all with the same Amharic date of EE1936. The Amharic date plus eight results in the A.D. date of 1944. The actual mintages by the Philadelphia Mint are as follows:


1944........3,162,000
1945......12,838,000
1946......10,000,000
1947......12,000,000
1949......16,000,000
1952........5,112,000
1953......34,888,000
1958......10,000,000
1962........5,000,000
---------------------------
Total....109,000,000 from Philadelphia


Based on the numbers above, it is just ever so slightly more likely that this particular coin was actually minted by the Royal Mint of England since there is no way to distinguish coins minted before 1964 from those minted after.

The obverse shows a bust of Haile Selassie I facing left with the date below, and the reverse is a crowned lion facing right with his right foreleg raised holding a ribboned cross with the denomination below. It is a bronze coin (95% copper, 5% zinc) with a reeded edge.

With a cumulative mintage of roughly 219 million, high grade, full red specimens abound, and this is not a rare coin by any means. This grade however is pretty good with none graded higher by NGC or PCGS. It is a nice example of this interesting historic coin, and I am pleased to add it to my collection.

Date acquired: 8/7/2015 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 5/13/2016
View Coin NGC: 0/0 PCGS: 2/0 FIJI 1S 1943S KM-12a PCGS MS 66 Fiji - 1943S Shilling (KM #12a) - Mintage: 500,000

These coins were minted by the San Francisco Mint for circulation in the Fiji Islands while it was part of the United Kingdom during World War II. These coins were struck primarily to satisfy the demad for coinage caused by the large number of U.S. servicemen stationed there during World War II. The coin bears the "S" mint mark directly above the "IJ" in "FIJI."

This particular coin is very well struck and shows great detail in the hair over the ear, a point which typically did not strike up well. The coin deserves the MS66 grade despite the mottled toning. As of this revision, none have been graded higher by either PCGS or NGC.

Date acquired: 4/2/2009 (Already graded by PCGS)

Rev. 12/2/2015
View Coin NGC: 4/0 PCGS: 0/0 GUATEMALA - REPUBLIC 2C 1944 KM-252 NGC MS 65 Guatemala - 1944 (S) - 2 Centavos Brass (KM #252) - Mintage: 1,100,000

This coins was struck at the San Francisco mint during World War II from brass recovered from spent artillery shell casings, and is extremely rare in this this grade.

Currently one of the five finest known graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 12/2/2015

Rev. 11/29/2015
View Coin NGC: 3/0 PCGS: 0/0 HONDURAS 10C 1932 KM-76.1 NGC MS 65 Honduras - 1932 10 Centavos (KM #76.1) - Mintage: 1,500,000

Minted by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia for circulation in Honduras.

Date acquired: 10/14/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 10/15/2014
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known HONDURAS 50C 1951 KM-74 NGC MS 67 Honduras - 1951 50 Centavos - KM #74 - Mintage: 500,000

Minted by the Philadelphia Mint for circulation in Honduras.

As of this revision, this is the finest know example of this date and denomination.

Date acquired: 9/13/2015 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev 9/22/2015
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known HONDURAS 1L 1932 KM-75 NGC MS 64 Honduras - 1932 One Lempira - KM-75 - Mintage: 1,000,000

Minted by the Philadelphia Mint for circulation in Honduras. As of this revision, this is the finest known specimen.

Date acquired: 7/30/2015 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev.: 8/24/2019
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 1/0 ISRAEL - EARLY - 1948 S10L 1971 Israel PIDYON HABEN KM-57.2 NGC PF 67 CAMEO Israel - 1971 (5731) Silver 10 Lirot "Pidyon HaBen" (KM #57.2) Proof - Mintage: 13,897 (Minted in San Francisco)

Obverse: Menorah flanked by sprigs to upper left of text
Reverse: Text within letter M flanked by diamonds
Edge Description: Reeded - This is what distinguishes this coin from those that were NOT minted by the San Francisco Mint.
Subject: Pidyon HaBen

As of this revision, this and only one other graded by PCGS are the two finest know specimens.

Date Acquired: 5/8/2015 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev 7/15/2020
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known Nepal RUPEE VS2030(1973) NEPAL KM-828.1 NGC PF 67 CA Nepal - VS2030(1973) - Rupee - KM #828.1 - Mintage: 8,891 Proof only

These coins were only issued as part of a seven coin proof set produced and packaged by the US Mint. (KM #PS6). The packaging for these proof sets looks very similar to the US proof set issued in the same year. Unfortunately the insert that held the coins inside the sealed plastic holder reacted with most of the coins in the set. This coin is no exception, and it shows some spotting and edge discoloration. While this coin is not particularly valuable, it is an interesting and unusual piece with the distinction of having been minted by the San Francisco mint.

Date acquired: 12/12/2010 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 1/14/2016
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE 25C 1943P(ACORN) Netherland SILVER KM-164 NGC MS 65 Netherlands - 1943P (Acorn) 25 Cents - KM #164 - Mintage: Unknown

These coins are not listed in the U.S. mint report for 1943. The first reported listing is in 1944 with a total mintage of 40,000,000. Coins dated 1944P with the acorn privy mark also exist, so it must be assumed that the total mintage reported in 1944 is for the fiscal year running from July 1, 1943 through June 30, 1944. The exact mintage for each year is unknown. An identical coin bearing a palm tree privy mark in place of the acorn was minted for use in Curacao and Suriname.

This particular coin is a spectacular example of this relatively common coin. As of this revision, it is the finest and only mint state specimen to have been graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 4/4/2010 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 11/28/2015
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 1/0 NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE 25C 1944P Netherland KM-164 NGC MS 65 Netherlands - 1944P (Acorn) 25 Cents - KM #164 - Mintage: less than 40,000,000

These coins are listed in the U.S. mint report for 1944 with a mintage of 40,000,000, however this number also includes mintage of the coins dated 1943. The fiscal reporting year runs from July 1, 1943 through June 30, 1944, so the exact mintage for each year is unknown. An identical coin bearing a palm tree privy mark in place of the acorn was minted for use in Curacao and Suriname.

This particular coin is a very well preserved example of this relatively common coin. As of this revision, this is one of the two finest mint state specimens to have been graded by NGC (2/0).

Date acquired: 11/27/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 11/27/2014
View Coin NGC: 5/0 PCGS: 1/0 Netherlands Indies CENT 1942 P KM-317 PCGS MS 66 Red Netherlands East Indies - 1942P 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage:100,000,000

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This particular coin is a beautiful high grade red example of this otherwise common date.

Date acquired: 6/10/2009 (Already graded by PCGS)

Rev. 12/8/2015
View Coin NGC: 5/0 PCGS: 1/0 N.E.INDIES CENT 1942P N.e.indies KM-317 NGC MS 66 RD Netherlands East Indies - 1942P 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage:100,000,000

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This particular coin is a beautiful high grade red example of this otherwise common date. As of this revision, there are none graded finer by NGC.

Date acquired: 1/17/2008 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 10/4/2018
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 N.E.INDIES CENT 1945P N.e.indies KM-317 NGC MS 67 RD Netherlands East Indies - 1945P 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage: 335,000,000
184,003,000 minted in 1945
150,997,000 minted in 1946, but still dated 1945

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This coin is a spectacular, full red MS67 coin with few equals and none finer.

Varieties
High P - Mint mark in the normal "high" position. (this coin)
Low P - Mint mark in a lower than normal position. (I have yet to see one)
P/S - "P" mint mark struck over an underlying "S.".

Date acquired: 10/26/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/8/2018
View Coin NGC: 3/0 PCGS: 0/0 N.E.INDIES CENT 1945D N.e.indies KM-317 NGC MS 67 RD Netherlands East Indies - 1945D 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage: 133,800,000

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Denver mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "D" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This coin is a very attractive, full red, nearly flawless example of this relatively common issue. As of this revision, it has few equals and none certified finer.

Date acquired: 11/3/2011 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (Self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known N.E.INDIES CENT 1945S N.e.indies KM-317 NGC MS 66 RD Netherlands East Indies - 1945S 1 Cent - KM #317 Mintage 102,568,000
59,852,000 minted in 1945
42,716,000 minted in 1946, but still dated 1945

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

These coins are not rare, but full red specimens are not all that common. NGC has graded only 7 in red, 5 at 66 and 2 at 67.

Date acquired: 3/22/2008 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 9/26/2012 (Self submitted to NGC).

Rev. 9/22/2019
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known N.E.INDIES CENT 1945P/S N.e.indies KM-317 NGC MS 61 BN Netherlands East Indies - 1945P/S 1 Cent - KM #317 variety unlisted - Mintage: 335,000,000
184,003,000 minted in 1945
150,997,000 minted in 1946, but still dated 1945

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and normally bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

Varieties often accompany a huge mintage. This particular coin is the rare P over S mint mark variety. It has been know among collectors for quite some time, but is not currently cataloged by K&M. This is the first of its type to be certified by either PCGS or NGC, and as of this revision is still the only one to have been graded by either NGC or PCGS. It's not a particularly attractive coin, but it is the only one of this variety I've ever seen, and I've been looking for another since I acquired this one in 2007.

Date acquired: 6/20/2007 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/29/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 6/0 PCGS: 0/0 N.E.INDIES 2.5C 1945P N.e.indies KM-316 NGC MS 66 RD .Netherlands East Indies - 1945P 2 1/2 Cents - KM #316 - Total Mintage:200,000,000
117,706,000 minted in 1945
82,294,000 minted in 1946 but still dated 1945

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the date
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies), denomination below
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the "45" in the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark ( below the "19" in the date) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

There are currently six at this level with none finer graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 10/1/2019 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 10/2/2019
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known N.E.INDIES 1/10G 1941P N.e.indies KM-318 NGC MS 66 Netherlands East Indies - 1941P 1/10 G - KM #318 - Mintage: 41,850,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands. The privy mark on those coins is an acorn. The Palm tree was used on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

It should be noted that the claim made on the U.S. Mint web site that 1942 was the first year that the Philadelphia mint identified itself on a coin using the "P" mint mark is clearly NOT true. The Philadelphia mint produced no less than four different coins in 1941 bearing a "P" mint mark. The others are the Netherlands East Indies 1/4G., and the 10 and 25 Cent coins minted for Curaçao and Suriname. To be completely accurate, the Philadelphia mint first identified itself on a coin intended for circulation 47 years earlier. "Philadelphia" is fully spelled out on the reverse of the Dos Decimos de Sucre minted for Ecuador in 1895!

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is the single finest known graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 4/27/2022 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 4/28/2022
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known N.E.INDIES 1/10G 1945P N.e.indies P POINTS TO CENTER OF 5 KM-318 NGC MS 66 Netherlands East Indies - 1945P 1/10 G (Normal Mint Mark) - KM #318 - Mintage: 100,720,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

There are two varieties for this date minted in Philadelphia based on the orientation of the "P" with respect to the "5" in the date. This coin exhibits the normal orientation in which the base of the "P" points to the middle of the "5" in the date, not the top. This variety attribution appears on the label "P points to center of 5" and is identified in K&M as "Normal P.".

Date acquired: 57/2008 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 10/28/2015 (Self submitted to NGC)
Date Corrected: 8/2/2017 (Attribution corrected to "P points to center of 5")

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 5/0 PCGS: 3/0 N.E.INDIES 1/10G 1945P N.e.indies P POINTS TO TOP OF 5 KM-318 NGC MS 67 Netherlands East Indies - 1945P 1/10 G - KM #318 - Mintage: 100,720,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This coin is one of the "Slanted Mint Mark" varieties in which the base of the "P" points to the top of the "5" in the date. This variety is noted on the label.

As of this revision, this coin is tied for the finest graded by NGC.

It is also interesting to note that the pictures that appear in the NGC price guide for this KM number are of this exact coin.

Date acquired: 5/30/2013 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 10/28/2015 (Self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 1/0 N.E.INDIES 1/10G 1945S N.e.indies KM-318 NGC MS 67 Netherlands East Indies - 1945S 1/10 G - KM #318 - Mintage: 19,280,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this is the finest example to have been graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 8/27/2006 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known N.E.INDIES 1/4G 1941S N.e.indies KM-319 NGC MS 64 Netherlands East Indies - 1941S 1/4 G - KM #319 - Mintage: 5,053,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands. The privy mark on those coins is an acorn. The Palm tree was used on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This coin has the smallest mintage by far of all of the coins minted by the U.S. mints for circulation in the Netherlands East Indies. Despite a mintage of over five million, these coins are very difficult to obtain and finding high grade uncirculated specimens is almost impossible. PCGS has graded one at MS63, while NGC has graded one at MS62, one at MS63 and this one at MS64, which makes it the current finest known. (1/0)

Date acquired: 5/8/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 N.E.INDIES 1/4G 1942S N.e.indies KM-319 NGC MS 66 Netherlands East Indies - 1942S 1/4 G - KM #319 - Mintage: 32,000,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is a beautiful example of this relatively common date. As of this revision, this is one of two known 1942- 1/4 Gulden graded MS66 by NGC with none finer.

Date acquired: 10/28/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 1/0 N.E.INDIES GULDEN 1943D N.e.indies WITH PALM TREE KM-330 NGC MS 65 Netherlands East Indies - 1943D 1G - KM #330 - Mintage: 20,000,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Reverse Legend: MUNT VAN HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN (Coin of the kingdom of the Netherlands)
Edge Lettering: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us)

These coins were minted in Denver during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony that is now Indonesia. The "D" mint mark appears at a 45 degree angle above and to the right of the date on the reverse. The Palm Tree privy mark also appears at a -45 degree angle above and to the left of the date. The Palm Tree privy make was used to differentiate coins of the Dutch colonies from those intended for circulation in the Netherlands. Coins intended for circulation in the Netherlands carried the Acorn privy mark. These coins were minted by the U.S. Mint because The Netherlands was occupied at the time and could not mint coins for their colonies, and there was a large population of U.S. servicemen in the colonies which caused a shortage of coins in circulation.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 63 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait dominates the obverse of this coin.

The primary element on the reverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing their determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this coin is one of two finest known example graded by NGC, with none finer. PCGS also has two graded MS65 with none finer.

Date acquired: 9/23/2014 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 9/22/2019
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 N.E.INDIES 2.5G 1943D N.e.indies WITH PALM TREE KM-331 NGC MS 65 Netherlands East Indies - 1943D 2 1/2G - KM #331 - Mintage: 2,000,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Reverse Legend: MUNT VAN HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN (Coin of the kingdom of the Netherlands)
Edge Lettering: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us)

These coins were minted in Denver during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony that is now Indonesia. The "D" mint mark appears at a 45 degree angle above and to the right of the date on the reverse. The Palm Tree privy mark also appears at a -45 degree angle above and to the left of the date. The Palm Tree privy make was used to differentiate coins of the Dutch colonies from those intended for circulation in the Netherlands. Coins intended for circulation in the Netherlands carried the Acorn privy mark. These coins were minted by the U.S. Mint because The Netherlands was occupied at the time and could not mint coins for their colonies, and there was a large population of U.S. servicemen in the colonies which caused a shortage of coins in circulation.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 63 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait dominates the obverse of this coin.

The primary element on the reverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this coin is tied for the finest known example graded by NGC or PCGS.

Date acquired: 9/17/2010 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 10/28/2015 (Self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 NICARAGUA 10C 1927 KM-13 NGC MS 62 Nicaragua - 1927 Silver 10 Centavos - (KM #13) - Mintage: 500,000

This coins was minted by the Philadelphia mint for circulation in the Central American nation of Nicaragua.

The obverse is composed of the bust of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba, facing right, surrounded by the text "REPÚBLICA DE NICARAGUA" (Republic of Nicaragua) with the date below.

The reverse shows a smiling sun rising behind a range of five mountains representing the five original nations of the Federal Republic of Central America. The text above states "ENDIOS CONFIAMOS" (In God We Trust) and the denomination below is 10 CENTAVOS DE CORDÓBA.

This coin is beautifully preserved and as of this revision is one of four graded at this level with only one finer.

Date acquired: 6/22/2013 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 4/4/2021
View Coin NGC: 5/0 PCGS: 0/0 PANAMA 1C 1967 KM-22 NGC MS 65 RD Panama - 1967 Mint State Red, One Centisimo - KM #22 - Mintage: 7,600,000

This coin was minted by the US Mint for circulation in the Republic of Panama. It depicts the great warrior chief Urraca on the obverse, and the denomination and date on the reverse. These coins are fairly common, however this is the finest to have been graded by NGC. This particular coin is a beautiful red example of this issue.

Date acquired: 8/23/2012 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 1/12/2015
View Coin NGC: 3/0 PCGS: 0/0 PANAMA 5C 1974 KM-23.2 NGC PF 67 Panama - 1974 5 Centavos Proof - KM #23.2 - Mintage: 19,000 - Proof only issue.

Minted by the US Mint in Philadelphia and sold as part of a Proof Set.

Date acquired: 9/23/2012 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 1/12/2016
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known PANAMA 1/10B 1969 KM-10 NGC PF 68 CAMEO Panama - 1969 1/10 Balboa Proof - (KM #10) - Mintage: 14,000

These coins were minted by the U.S. Mint and sold only in six coin, flat pack proof sets (very similar to the packaging used for U.S. proof sets of the day). Each set contained a one Balboa, half Balboa, quarter Balboa, tenth Balboa, five centismos, and one centisimo coin.

Date Acquired: 2/7/2018 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 2/7/2018
View Coin NGC: 1/0 PCGS: 0/0 Finest Known PANAMA 1/2B 1969 SILVER CLAD KM-12a.1 NGC PF 68 Panama - 1969 Proof Half Balboa - KM #12a.1 - Mintage: 14,000

Minted by the San Francisco mint for Panama,

Currently the finest graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 9/27/2015

Rev. 2/17/2022
View Coin NGC: 2/0 PCGS: 0/0 PANAMA 1/2B 1970 SILVER CLAD KM-12a.1 NGC PF 69 CAMEO Panama - 1970 Proof Half Balboa - KM #12a.1 - Mintage: 9,528

Minted by the San Francisco mint for Panama,

Currently the finest graded by NGC.

Date acquired: 9/25/2012 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 2/17/2022
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