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TMS Coins GREAT BRITAIN, KING GEORGE V GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGNS 1911-1915, CIRCULATION ISSUES To assemble a King George V set of gold half-sovereigns in GEM condition. 7/23/2011
4/18/2019
76565
Taler Universe Select Israeli Coins
Expand the set by obtaining representative coins from Israel's trade and commemorative coin issues. Focus on technical quality and eye appeal.
12/31/2009
4/18/2019
705616
TMS Coins 2. GEMs, HIGH END, & CONDITION RARITIES OF SOVEREIGNS AND HALF-SOVEREIGNS 1/24/2017
4/18/2019
638125
TMS Coins 1A.GREAT BRITAIN, GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGN CIRCULATION ISSUES, 1817-1915 Ten years since I started building up this interesting collection of these beautiful and historical coins. Ten years full of excitement and fun, buying always the best that could be afforded. The goal from the beginning was to obtain high-grade examples for every year since their first strike in 1817. As the quality of the individual coins determines the strength and value of a collection, constant emphasis was given on quality and condition rarity. For some rarer and scarcer pieces though, I had to compromise condition in order to fill up the empty slot, hoping to upgrade as opportunity permits.
It is true that in general, half-sovereigns, especially those of the 19th Century, have become a great deal more difficult to find in uncirculated condition, even more difficult than finding uncirculated gold sovereigns. It was actually the half-sovereign that had the most circulation in Victorian Britain. Many sovereigns languished in bank vaults for most of their lives. However I must continue to hunt, to recognize opportunities and be prepared to strike when a piece comes up in order to fill up the empty slots with high grade coins or upgrade certain dates. "There is no substitution for quality".
Although the collection is still a work in progress, contains examples from all the Reigns. Many of the coins in this set are Top Pop or the single finest graded with quite a few condition rarities. Definitely the crown jewel of this collection is the 1844 MS66, for its pedigree, its quality and condition rarity. Highlights of condition rarities among other scarce coins are: 1820 MS64+, 1823 MS65, 1834 MS64, 1847 MS64, 1849 MS65, 1850 MS63, 1852 MS65, 1872 MS64 and 1893 MS66.
Actually the year 2017 has been more exciting because it was the 200th anniversary of the "modern" sovereign and the "modern" half-sovereign which were first issued in 1817. During that year I managed to fill up some empty slots with new entries and make a few upgrades.
In 2018 five more coins were added to the collection, between them the exceedingly rare 1845 VF35, the 1850 MS63 (R3, M.Marsh) and the 1838 MS64, the very first of the Victorian half-sovereigns. Also some significant upgrades were made, like the 1893 MS66 (Single finest graded) and the 1835 MS64+. Now the collection reached a completion of 86% with 75 coins (October 2018).

RECENT ACQUISITIONS - ENTRIES

1844 MS66, 1849 MS65 ( January 2017 ).
1865 AU58, 1874 AU55, 1880 Die Number AU58, ( Self- submitted, June 2017 ).
1820 MS64+ (Crossed over from PCGS), ( Self- submitted, June 2017 ).*
1859 UNC Details ( Self- submitted, June 2017 ).
1853 MS63+ ( NCS submission and conservation, July 2017 ).*
1860 MS63 ( September 2017 ).
1857 MS64 ( April 2018 )
1838 MS64 ( September 2018 )
1845 VF35 ( Self-submitted, October 2018 )
1850 MS63 ( October 2018 ).
1858 MS64 ( February 2019 ).

RECENT UPGRADES:

1885 MS63 ^ MS64, 1884 MS62 ^ MS63, ( March 2017 ).
1828 MS61 ^ MS64, ( April 2017 ).
1861 AU58 ^ MS62, 1870 AU50 ^ AU58, 1896 AU58 ^ MS62, ( May 2017 ).
1837 AU55 ^ MS61, 1885/3 AU53 ^ AU55, ( June 2017 ).
1880 No Die Number AU55 ^ AU58 ( July 2017 ).
1902 MS64 ^ MS65 ( September 2017 ).
1873 MS61 ^ MS63 ( January 2018 ).
1890 MS62 ^ MS64 ( April 2018 ).
1835 MS62 ^ MS64+ ( April 2018 ).*
1893 MS65 ^ MS66 ( Crossed over from PCGS, June 2018 ).
1861 MS62 ^ MS63 ( October 2018 ).
1837 MS61 ^ MS65 ( November 2018 ).
1911 MS64 ^ MS65 ( December 2018 ).
1846 MS63 ^ MS64 ( January 2019 ).
1865 AU58 ^ MS64 ( February 2019 ).
1907 MS64 ^ MS66 ( April 2019 ).

* Denoted by a + symbol appearing after the grade, the plus designation indicates that a coin is of superior quality for the grade and that it approaches the next technical grade level. In numismatics, in addition to plus, several terms are used interchangeably to indicate this, including premium quality, PQ and high-end.

12/5/2018
4/18/2019
6183
Taler Universe Holy Roman Empire - House of Habsburg Talers
I am aiming to put together a broad representative set of 16-19th century, Holy Roman Empire Talers. The set is dynamic with a goal of continuously upgrading its quality.Checkout The Taler Universe Website as it expands on the history involving the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburgs as well as displaying the entire collection.
5/28/2008
4/17/2019
24946143
dan shea Miscellenous Coins 4/14/2019
4/16/2019
12
deposito 1916 100 years before kid was born 9/3/2018
4/16/2019
6143
JohnA Spain Gold 25 Pesetas Overdates (1882/1, 1883/2) Overdates that do not have Competitive Set Slots. 10/21/2013
4/16/2019
3902
Thalermaniac EAGLES OF THE KAISERREICH In this Set we are trying to represent as many as possible 5 Mark coins of the German Empire or at least one of each type. All coins are numerated by Davenport numbers for the convenience. All coins are on sale so if you are interested please contact us at slavamartyn@gmail.com. 2/12/2015 4/14/2019 149346
Mokiechan Mokies Chopmarked Collection 2/22/2019 4/14/2019 3220
deposito Siam / Thailand Coins 8/2/2018 4/13/2019 6410
deposito 26 Centuries of Gold Gold coins in good condition from the start of coinage in the 600's B.C. through the present, without more than 100 years between the examples for each century.

As of early 2019, big date holes exist for the 300 years between about 320 B.C. and 40 B.C., and for the 400 years between 40 B.C. and 390 A.D. Filling these gaps with nice examples is going to take a long time.
6/28/2018 4/13/2019 21872
Sheik Sheck Belguim Flanders 4/12/2019 4/12/2019 21
Scott A Latin American Beauties My Collection of early Latin American and related coins. 5/10/2008 4/12/2019 507291
SkeletonKrewe New World Spanish and post-independence American coins Acquire a wide variety of Spanish Colonial Era and post-independence American coins from the early 1500's to early 1900's... 5/12/2014 4/11/2019 60334
doobiewahsasha DANS BOGOTA COLUMBIAN 2 ESCUDOS 1628-1711 4/9/2019 4/10/2019 145
TMS Coins 4a. GREAT BRITAIN, GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGN, TYPE SET, 1817-DATE 4/23/2018 4/9/2019 19015
terakris Special Design Sovereigns Get a 70 on every coin...! 4/9/2019 4/9/2019 214
Midnight Sun Collection Peru Centavos and 2 Centavos 4/5/2019 4/9/2019 105
Naked Angel Mexico Silver Typeset Project 7/19/2018 4/8/2019 543
TMS Coins GREAT BRITAIN, KING EDWARD VII GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGNS 1902-1910, CIRCULATION ISSUES Make a complete set with coins in GEM condition. 7/22/2011 4/7/2019 43269
gdk100 Rare: Non-Competitive Coins + Scarce high/highest Grade NEW: 6 Apr 2019: Mexico 1942/1 Centavo; 25 Feb 2019: Mexico 1920 20 Centavos; 23 Dec 2018: Mexico Onza 1979/9 with high definition photo of the overdate. NEW INFORMATION 8 Nov 2018: Peru 1/2 Dinero 1906/806 confirmed; Mexico Peso 1918/7 is currently not a variety that NGC will certify. I currently have 105 NGC Competitive Sets, of which 42 received awards as the top listing in 2018. I continue to focus on my 20th Century Mexico, Portugal and Colonies, CAR, Guatemala, Canada and Peru Collections. This effort started over 50 years ago when I traded my U.S. stamp collection for a box of Mexican coins. In addition, I've always liked really "nice" (superb condition) coins. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING COINS, PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SET, WERE SOLD IN THE HERITAGE SIGNATURE & INTERNET AUCTIONS; JANUARY 8, 2018. MEXICO PESO 1949 PRF 66, PORTUGUESE INDIA RUPIA 1881 PRF 64 AND JANUARY 17 MEXICO 1976 10 PESOS DOUBLE STRUCK "WITH ROTATION" PRF 65.
JANUARY 17-18, 2017. CANADA 1911 CENT SPECIMEN MS 64 RB; MEXICO 1974 10 PESOS PR 64.
11/29/2015 4/6/2019 68637
Mokiechan Misc. Canadian Coins 2/22/2019 4/6/2019 236
MJSH Polish Danzig 1/4 Thalers of Sigismund III To create the most inclusive set for the Danzig mint silver 1/4 Thalers (ORT) of Sigismund III (1587-1632) in the highest obtainable grade. 12/4/2009 4/4/2019 285620
Rounsville Hungary Artex Restrikes 4/3/2019 4/3/2019 66
World_Coin_Nut Wildman Coins of the German States To assemble a set of Wildman (or Wild Man) coins from the German States that has as many different varieties as I can acquire. I am trying to only add new pieces that are well struck but this is very challenging. This is a fascinating series that I always find new reasons to love. 1/17/2016 4/3/2019 198741
TOMSCOLLECTION Somalia motorcars Collect all sets of these coins 4/2/2019 4/3/2019 56
Beau Newman BN Baden 5/4/2011 4/1/2019 45418
physics-fan3.14 The Poe Collection of Moroccan Coinage 3/31/2019 3/31/2019 864
physics-fan3.14 The Poe Collection of World Prooflike Coins This set is comprised of prooflike coins from around the world. These coins come from a wide variety of countries, mints, eras, and production techniques. 3/31/2019 3/31/2019 619
Coleccion Santiago del Nuevo Extremo CHILE 5 Pesos 150 Aniversario Escuela Naval 3/30/2019 3/30/2019 44
Vett Russian Empire Proof and Proof-like coins 3/30/2019 3/30/2019 1314
ArabianCoins Collection Tunisia - Circulation & Essai Coins 1/25/2019 3/29/2019 3324
Turner Realty & Investments UNICEFF YEAR OF THE CHILD GOLD SET COMPLETE SET OF SILVER YEAR OF THE CHILD SET 3/27/2019 3/27/2019 412
TMS Coins 1. LEGAL TENDER COINS IN CYPRUS UNDER BRITISH ADMINISTRATION, 1879-1959 The modern coins of Cyprus included only silver, copper and copper-nickel coins. As the sovereign was a gold coin and legal tender in Cyprus under British Administration, the goal was to bring together gold, silver, copper and copper-nickel coins and create a Custom Set containing examples of circulating coins during the period 1879-1959. 11/14/2017 3/27/2019 406180
lqueen6 My German Coins after past NGC Failures! ms62+ german logo coins I own. Including 1 Notgeld Bonn Token!
Includes NGC that is NOT in Competitive sets!
Only part cheated by end of PCGS DEAL!
NO NEW PCGS!
such as 1923A,D 2pf ms65Red, 1929 A pr65Cam 3 mark
1940F, 1944B ms64, 1942J, 1944A, 1945A ms63 1pf
1938A 5pf ms64
Also Own PCGS ms65 1937J 5p, 1939E 10P, ms67 upgrade 1923G 500M
My German Ngc with a few old PCGS previously allowed!



8/21/2009 3/26/2019 275760
Christipher Werner Landmarks of Britain Complete set 6/4/2018 3/26/2019 754
ArabianCoins Collection Syria - Part 3: WWII Emergency Coinage, ND (1940-1945)

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2/17/2009 3/26/2019 1131110
TSCOIN Sweden Carl XI 2 Mark 1/5/2019 3/26/2019 13325
coin928 Foreign Coins Struck at United States Mints A complete set of foreign coins produced by mints in the United States. These include:
1. A complete collection of world coins minted by US Mints (with varieties).
2. A complete set of coins and medals produced by the Manila Mint (1920-1941).
3. A complete set of coins minted by the Providence Mint, as described by Altz & Barton.
4. A complete set of coins minted by the Waterbury Mint, as described by Altz & Barton.
5. A complete set of coins produced by The Denver Coin and Novelty Company, as described by Altz & Barton.
6. Any "coins of the realm" produced by the Franklin Mint that I can easily acquire.
4/14/2007 3/26/2019 7668497
Vett Russia AIII 25K MS and Proof 3/26/2019 3/26/2019 47
ArabianCoins Collection Muscat & Oman - AH1359-AH1390 (1940-1970), Circulation Coins 1/25/2019 3/25/2019 3710
kheldim81 Extra Grand Duchy of Finland coins 3/24/2019 3/24/2019 51
ArabianCoins Collection Arab & Islamic Nations - Mint Errors LINKS
1/25/2019 3/20/2019 4438
silver1320 Silver Domed Coins I would like to have all one ounce silver domed coins from around the world in my collection. That goal is now gone. 7/18/2016 3/19/2019 69430
mcimports isle of man 1709 to 1860 To acquire all dies and coins relating to the isle of man 3/19/2019 3/19/2019 543
Beau Newman BN Anhalt 5/4/2011 3/15/2019 2626
Jaclizz The Coinage of the Knights in Malta Representative coinage of the financial history of the knights in Malta (1530-1798). 2/1/2016 3/14/2019 13310
worldcoinguy German State Sede Vacante Talers and Medals Broad representation of bishopric issued German States talers, minors, and medals from the 16th through the 18th century with a specific focus on sede vacante issues. Relevant themed items included for context. 5/9/2009 3/14/2019 619768
deposito Netherlands Gold Ducats Gold ducats of the Netherlands. 1586 to the present 6/24/2018 3/14/2019 13926
coin928 Netherlands East Indies - Minted by the U.S. Mint A complete set of coins minted by the U.S. Mint for the Netherlands East Indies during World War II with all of the primary coins graded MS65 or higher. Any variety or error coins may be lower. This basic goal has been met with the exception for the 1941S 1/4G at MS64 which is currently the finest known. Until I find a nicer raw coin, I may have gone about as far as I can go save for an odd upgrade.

Rev 3/13/2019
4/25/2016 3/13/2019 115420
ArabianCoins Collection Iraq Republic - Commemorative Coins 3/13/2019 3/13/2019 824
olek2012 OK-For sale 9/2/2017 3/13/2019 1241
olek2012 OK-H7 50O CuNi 6/29/2018 3/13/2019 7711
olek2012 OK-OlavV 25O Bird 6/29/2018 3/13/2019 533
Mokiechan 1958 Canada Set 2/22/2019 3/12/2019 147
Thalermaniac PASSION OF LUDWIG Ludwig I ruled Bavaria from his coronation in 1825 until 1848, when he abdicated his throne in favor of his son, Maximilian. It is my opinion that he was one of the most interesting personae in German history. As a very intelligent and educated man, he assumed his role as a King with full responsibility and, arguably, great passion. He had a great many passions; he loved change, and imposing it, he loved women, art, science, Greece, architecture etc. – but his dearest passion of all was coins, of course! He adored seeing new coins, especially those displaying his portrait and great achievements as the King. He oversaw the production of many commemorative coins: more than any other Germanic ruler. Within this set I would like to tell you the flamboyant story of the great ruler, Ludwig I of Bayern, son of Maximilian I Joseph, Duke of Franconia, Duke of Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine, etc.
Let the journey begin!
2/6/2014 3/9/2019 137033
ArabianCoins Collection Morocco - Circulation & Essai Coins 1/25/2019 3/8/2019 327
ArabianCoins Collection Muscat & Oman - AH1359-AH1390 (1940-1970), Proof Coins 1/24/2019 3/8/2019 3921
Jaggy Victoria Sixpences MY objective will be to display a complete set of Victoria sixpences including varieties, proofs and patterns. As most of my Victoria sixpences are still 'raw', this set will improve as I have them graded and certified by NGC. 8/22/2016 3/8/2019 46769
Dash Elezi The Elezi Family Collection Albanian Coins From 1926 To Present. 1/30/2008 3/6/2019 261469
europecoins United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia 3/6/2019 3/6/2019 91
J.Holmsten Jannes Nordic Guld Complet set of
Swedish Gold 5,10,20 Kronor 1873-1902
Danish Gold 10,20 Kroner 1873-1917
Norwegen Gold 10,20 Kroner 1874-1902
Finland Gold 10 , 20 Markkaa 1878-1913
10/10/2014 3/4/2019 42366
Mokiechan 1967 Canada PL Set Complete the set by adding the 1967 20 Dollar Gold Piece. 2/22/2019 3/3/2019 136
MarcF Brazil 3/24/2018 3/1/2019 11517
The Regal Collection 2017 200th Anniversary Gold Sovereign Series To Collect all the Sovereigns 3/1/2019 3/1/2019 164
AVALEIGH ENGLAND - HAMMERED. : NORMAN to STUART 1066-1662; SILVER and GOLD 8/21/2016 2/28/2019 33113
Leslie Perry Great Britain Definitive Coin Set 2015, Mint State 5/12/2018 2/26/2019 1038
Abuelo's Collection Mexican Coinage Abuelo's Collection. 1/21/2014 2/25/2019 44616
PD1212 British Fractional Proofs and Patterns Build a comprehensive collection of very high grade British fractional Proofs and Patterns to include 1/4F-1/3F-1/2F-1.5P and 4P (Britannia) Groats: George IV - William IV - Victoria.

The references I found most useful in collecting these coins are "English Silver Coinage - since 1649" by P. Alan Rayner and "English Copper, Tin, and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958" by C. Wilson Peck.


These coins were acquired - mostly as raw coins - between 1982 and 2017.
9/2/2012 2/23/2019 139459
BS Ranch 1oz MS Silver Mexico Pre-Columbian Series 1992-1998 Get them all!! 2/2/2019 2/21/2019 3327
BS Ranch Proof Gold Mexico Pre-Columbian Series 1992-1998 Get them all!! 2/2/2019 2/21/2019 3112
TSCOIN Sweden Carl XII 2 Mark 2/20/2019 2/21/2019 325
Midnight Sun Collection Peru Sols, 1864-1935 To assemble the highest graded set of Peru Sols dated from 1864 to 1935 which includes varieties, mint errors, and other interesting phenomena. I would like this collection to become the online reference on the series. 2/23/2013 2/21/2019 488765
Piefort Costa Rica Leper Colony Set 9/28/2018 2/19/2019 817
Abuelo's Collection The Gold Escudo Type Set, Hand on Book Custom Set, 1825-1870, Circulation Issue Abuelo's Collection 5/14/2016 2/17/2019 24015
Scott A Belgian Congo - Congo 1887-1999 My goal is to complete a date set of Belgian Congo - Democratic Republic of Congo coins in mint condition including proofs and patterns, listed and unlisted, as well as errors. I strive to add the finest coins available to this collection, (that I can afford). This has truly been a labor of love. 8/30/2007 2/16/2019 6527260
jetdow jetdow "My King's GPF set A" 2/14/2019 2/14/2019 1749
jetdow jetdow "My King's SPF set A" 2/14/2019 2/14/2019 1680
FAS_Coins Venezuela - 5B (Fuertes, Including 1 Venezolano 1876) 2/13/2019 2/14/2019 1748
Abuelo's Collection My family silver in Guanaxuato The goal of the set is to collect the silver issues from Guanajuato between 1829 and 1847, the time when my ancestor was dedicated to silver mining. 1/28/2019 2/14/2019 297
FAS_Coins Venezuela Central Bank Commemorative Coins 4/17/2018 2/13/2019 7752
Coin Maestro 2017 Cook Islands Fantastic Beasts 2/13/2019 2/13/2019 183
Perfect-70 HOLY LAND COLLECTION: ISRAEL: Early Years 1948-1957 The goal of HOLY LAND Complete Collection (Custom and Competitive sets together complementing each others) is to assemble ALL coins of the State of ISRAEL's first 38 years:
1948 - 1985, starting by the first Israeli coin of 1948 (when the State of Israel was created) and till Monetary Reform commencing September 4, 1985 (when NEW SHEQEL denomination was introduced). .
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The extended goal of HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION (Custom and Competitive sets) is to assemble also 59 coins (Circulating issues only) of 21 preceding years 1927-1947 of Palestine under British Mandate. The Palestine coins 1927-1947 were cataloged as Israeli coins KM#1 thru KM#7.
So the extended goal of HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION is to show Numismatic history of Holy Land for almost 6 decades: 1927 - 1985 (!)
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The HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION is intended to be complete per NGC census & NumisMedia.com/ Krause Catalog listings of 1927-1985 Israeli coins (including Palestine under British Mandate).
So it is a real challenge to assemble such a comprehensive Complete Collection 1927 - 1985, comprised of really UNCIRCULATED coins only (MS60 - MS70) graded by NGC.
NOTE: this Custom set is intended to show early Israeli coins in highest grades certified by NGC (per NGC Census).
NOTE: PCGS-certified early Israeli coins you may find in our DUPLICATE Custom Set:
"ISRAEL. Early Years 1948-1957 (DUPLICATE)".
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Other Custom sets (and corresponding Competitive sets) of our HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION are as follows:
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1st Custom set in the HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION:
PALESTINE under British Mandate 1927 - 1947 (up to May 14, 1948, when the State of Israel was created).
The 59 coins of that set cataloged in Krause-Mishler Catalog as KM#1 thru KM#7; following by Israeli coins, which were cataloged starting from KM#8 and so on...
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This set (ISRAEL. Early Years 1948-1957) is the 2nd Custom set in the HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION.
Early Israeli 29 coins were issued from May 14, 1948 (when the State of Israel was created) till December 31, 1957 (up to Monetary Reform commencing January 1, 1958, when Agora Denomination was introduced).
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3rd Custom set in the HOLY LAND Complete COLLECTION:
REGULAR COINAGE of ISRAELI coins January 1, 1958 - February 23, 1980 (up to Monetary Reform commencing February 24, 1980 when Sheqel & NEW AGORA denominations were introduced).
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4th Custom set in the Holy Land Complete Collection:
COMMEMORATIVE COINAGE of Israeli coins January 1, 1958 - February 23, 1980 (up to Monetary Reform commencing February 24, 1980 when Sheqel & NEW AGORA denominations were introduced).
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5th Custom set in the Holy Land Complete Collection:
ISRAELI coins February 24, 1980 - September 3, 1985 (up to Monetary Reform commencing September 4, 1985 when NEW SHEQEL denomination was introduced).
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6/24/2008 2/12/2019 242029
Wim2000 THE UNITED STATES OF BELGIUM A full series comprises of eleven coins:
- Liard (Large 0 in date)
- Liard (Small 0 in date)
- Double Liard (Large 0 in date)
- Double Liard (Small 0 in date)
- 10 Sols (type 1)
- 10 Sols (type 2)
- 1 Florin (type 1)
- 1 Florin (type 2)
- 3 Florin (Straight 9 in date)
- 3 Florin (Slanted 9 in date)
- 14 Florin
9/4/2012 2/12/2019 116412
Coin Maestro 2016 Tuvalu Star Trek 2/12/2019 2/12/2019 181
ArabianCoins Collection Jordan - Part 6: Medallic Issues This is Part 6 of 6 in a collection consisting of all Jordanian coins and medals, including Jordan-themed foreign items as well. Part 6 contains all medallic issues ever minted by the government of Jordan.

LINKS
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6


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1/13/2009 2/11/2019 1703516
TMS Coins 4. GREAT BRITAIN, GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGNS 1817-2017, COMPLETE CIRCULATION ISSUES. My main collecting interest has been on the modern coinage of Cyprus 1879-1949.
During this period Cyprus was under British Administration and the "piastre coinage" made its appearance in 1879. The copper piastre became the unit of currency and was fixed at the rate of 180 to the British gold sovereign. The gold sovereign became the standard measure of value and remained the coin of unlimited legal tender throughout the period from 1878-1960. During the reign of Queen Victoria, the gold half-sovereign was also legal tender, demonetized though from the 1st May 1901. Due to this relation, after completion of the "Cyprus Piastre Coinage Collection", the collection of sovereigns and half-sovereigns became a strong challenge. So, nine years ago I started to build up this collection of gold half-sovereigns with the goal to obtain high grade examples for every year since their first issue in 1817, buying always the best that could be afforded. As the quality of the individual coins determines the strength and value of a collection, constant emphasis was given on quality and condition rarity. For some rarer and scarcer pieces though I had to compromise condition in order to fill the empty slot, hoping to upgrade as opportunity permits. However there are a few ultra rarities in these series: 1836 (R6), 1845 (R4), 1862 (R6), 1879 (R4); not a single example of these appeared in a decent condition for many years!
It is true that in general half-sovereigns, especially those of the 19th Century, have become a great deal more difficult to find in uncirculated condition, even more difficult than finding uncirculated gold sovereigns. Despite this, it is really a challenge to hunt, to recognize opportunities and be prepared to strike when a piece comes up in order to fill up the empty slots with high grade coins or upgrade certain dates. "There is no substitution for quality".
Although the collection is still a work in progress, contains examples from all the Reigns. All coins are NGC-certified and many of them are "Top Pop" or single finest graded, quite a few conditionally rare.
Actually 2017 is more exciting because is the 200th anniversary of the "modern" half-sovereign which was first struck in 1817. During this year I managed to fill up some empty slots with new entries and make a few upgrades, so the collection reached an 81% completion. I also added, as a "guest star", a 1937 PF 66 Ultra Cameo half-sovereign of King George VI. During his reign only proof half-sovereigns were struck by the Royal Mint as part of the four coin Coronation Proof Set, with a mintage of only 5001.

RECENT ENTRIES:

1844 MS66, 1849 MS65 ( Jan. 2017 ).
2005 MS66, 2006 MS69, 2007 MS66, 2008 MS66, 2009 MS69 ( May 2017 ).
1865 AU58, 1874 AU55, 1880 Die Number AU58, 2016 MS69, 2017 MS65 ( June 2017 ).
1820 MS64+, 1859 UNC Details ( June 2017 ).
1853 MS63+ ( July 2017 ).
1937 PF66 Ultra Cameo ( July 2017 ).
1860 MS63 ( September 2017 ).
2010 MS64 DPL, 2011 MS65 DPL, 2012 MS69 DPL ( October 2017 ).
2018 MS69 DPL ( March 2018 )
1857 MS64 ( April 2018 )
1893 MS66 ( June 2018 )
1838 MS64 ( September 2018 )
2013 MS68 ( October 2018 )
1845 VF35 ( October 2018 )
1850 MS63 ( October 2018 )

RECENT UPGRADES:

1885 MS63 ^ MS64, 1884 MS62 ^ MS63 ( Mar. 2017 ).
1828 MS61 ^ MS64 ( April 2017 ).
1861 AU58 ^ MS62, 1870 AU50 ^ AU58, 1896 AU58 ^ MS62 ( May 2017 ).
1837 AU55 ^ MS61, 1885/3 AU53 ^ AU55 ( June 2017 ).
1880 No Die Number AU55 ^ AU58 ( July 2017 ).
1902 MS64 ^ MS65 ( September 2017 ).
1873 MS61 ^ MS63 ( January 2018 ).
1890 MS62 ^ MS64 ( April 2018 ).
1835 MS62 ^ MS64+ ( April 2018 ).
1893 MS65 ^ MS66 ( Crossed over from PCGS, June 2018 ).
2017 MS65 ^ MS69DPL ( September 2018 ).
1861 MS62 ^ MS63 ( October 2018 ).
1837 MS61 ^ MS65 ( November 2018 ).
1911 MS64 ^ MS65 ( December 2018 ).
7/20/2011 2/7/2019 3732102
TMS Coins 6. GREAT BRITAIN, QUEEN VICTORIA GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGNS 1838-1901, CIRCULATION ISSUES The goal is to obtain high grade examples of gold half-sovereigns for every year of Queen Victoria's reign. 7/22/2011 2/7/2019 1010866
Taler Universe Divine Presence on Coins - The Tetragrammaton and the Eye of Providence Set will focus on coins coins depicting conventionally used symbolism referring to god's presence or providence - Tetragrammaton and All Seeing Eye, among others. 9/17/2016 2/7/2019 209912
BS Ranch 5oz Proof Silver Mexico Pre-Columbian Series 1992-1998 Upgrade when/where possible
Have NGC establish a Registry set for all Pre-Columbian values
Fractional Proof
Fractional MS
1oz Proof
1oz MS
5oz Proof
5oz MS
11/4/2018 2/6/2019 639
BS Ranch MS Gold Mexico Pre-Columbian Series 1992-1998 Get them all 12/7/2018 2/2/2019 626
jgenn Amazing 8s -- Charles III Portrait 8 Reales 1772-1791 Quality 8 reales of the 1772-1791 design. My interest in collecting coins started in 2009 with the impulse purchase of a 1783 shipwreck coin. I did not imagine that collectible grade 8 reales coins were available until I started browsing the internet to see whether I got a good deal. The sheer quantity of mintage and scope of exchange of these coins is astounding and their popularity with collectors everywhere is impressive. Truly the first global currency. After I realized what a lousy deal those "America's first silver dollars" are, I set out to build a collection of quality 8 reales of the same design as that first coin. I hope you enjoy my set -- it's been a pleasure to build and curate. 12/1/2010 1/31/2019 946528
waleed montasser Egypt Pattern Coins 1/31/2019 1/31/2019 224
waleed montasser Egypt Mule coins 1/31/2019 1/31/2019 254
Aris Villar pantaleon proof 1983 1/31/2019 1/31/2019 201
ArabianCoins Collection Palestine - Tokens & Other Issues 1/30/2019 1/30/2019 2410
MikeSol Victoria Jubilee Head Sovereigns (All Varieties) 1/29/2019 1/29/2019 225
Thalermaniac UNION THALERS OF GERMAN STATES The goal of this Set is to represent all great variety of the Union Coinage for the period from 1857 till 1874. We will reflect coins of One and Two Thalers (Vereinsthalers). All coins will be arranged in order reflected in Davenport Book of German Talers. We hope you enjoy this collection!
This Set is for sale, please make your offers!! Contact E-mail is slavamartyn@gmail.com
3/2/2014 1/28/2019 308379
Beau Newman BN Prussia 5/5/2011 1/28/2019 45829
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