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11 Nov 2018, 12:34 pm

Ha, Switzerland commemorates its most famous export:

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https://coinweek.com/world-mints/swiss- ... tmas-2018/


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11 Nov 2018, 7:49 pm

Darmok wrote:
Ha, Switzerland commemorates its most famous export:

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https://coinweek.com/world-mints/swiss- ... tmas-2018/



Any idea of how much they would go for in US currency :?: I might check eBay for them one of these days. I do have a knife collection(I don't collect Swiss knives but I do have one on my keychain) & I have a small coin collection so I might want this is the price is rite.


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20 Nov 2018, 4:07 am

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20 Nov 2018, 4:09 am

Those coins are awesome sly ! ! I like the elephant and panda ones best ! :D



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20 Nov 2018, 4:23 am

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Those coins are awesome sly ! ! I like the elephant and panda ones best ! :D

They do different designs every year
I liked last years elephant better but this years panda is so cute
2018s
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Australia does a lot of coins
I have their year of the dog coin from 2018
They do Koalas too and swans(rare and expensive)
This years isn’t bad looking
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20 Nov 2018, 4:26 am

Wow that's awesome ! ! :D Your right, the 2017 elephant coin was better. Do you collect those coins? I own a couple of old coins but don't collect them although I might start now with those awesome designs. ^^



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20 Nov 2018, 4:41 am

They also have the wedged tail whale series which sadly I can’t find :(
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Year of dog coins 2018
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Germany/Rwanda
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New Zealand mint
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its now year of the pig
And there fox coins like this lovey one
It’s a fox baby
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One of Australia’s Cubs series
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20 Nov 2018, 4:43 am

Fuzzyair wrote:
Wow that's awesome ! ! :D Your right, the 2017 elephant coin was better. Do you collect those coins? I own a couple of old coins but don't collect them although I might start now with those awesome designs. ^^

I collect some.
I also am collecting a Wild West series
I have the prostpecter and gun fighter they just released the pony express I need to get.
I have few of the cub series(they bit pricey so got as gifts)
Most of the coins are legal tender but bullion. Which means the governments protect from fakes but they do happen are you in us?
I see you’re in uk
They do some nice designs too like queens beasts and landmark series
Here’s some
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I quite like you guys Britaina bullion coin
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Especially the limited edition
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The USA coin is sadly boring and unchanged since its adoption in 86



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20 Nov 2018, 4:54 am

Most coins have the queens head on the back
Technically front.
They differ through
Some use her young others old
It’s a bit of a Disagreement in coin collecting as some USA people refuse to buy any coin with her on it and since most coins mints fall under the commonwealth most coins have her on it, some even hoping she’ll die :( cause then it’ll be someone else on it.
I don’t care I only want the design.
Canadian royal mint, Perth mint(Australia), royal mint(uk), New Zealand mint(private but mints commonwealth coins), German mint, Austria mint, China, USA, Ukraine are the national mints I know of
Notice how many are common wealth lol
Austria only makes one coin and it’s one of the only ones with a reeded edge
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Should mention while they have face value to be legal tender they are worthy quite bit more
Most are 1 oz silver which is valued at 14.35 usd.
So USA for example makes a $1 face value coin but it’s worthy $14.35



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23 Nov 2018, 11:43 am

^ I've always thought the Britannias were beautiful. A worthy successor to the Sovereigns.

Not many people would recognize the first U.S. coin:

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I think that design should be revived today. :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Constellatio


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28 Nov 2018, 8:41 pm

Was sorting through my desk drawer and found my example of this one. So, drinks are on me. :mrgreen:

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28 Nov 2018, 8:50 pm

I love my notes too. AA as well :)


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28 Nov 2018, 8:56 pm

Our new 50 is pretty swank.
I like the holographic swans.


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28 Nov 2018, 8:59 pm

We've got aussie style notes now ( Polymer ) , they are horrible and slippery


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28 Nov 2018, 9:07 pm

^ yep, shoot right out of your wallet too like they're spring loaded.


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