CPK Posted July 16, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted July 16, 2022 I recently won a few auction lots of world coins, and I was having fun going through them this evening. It's inexpensive fun with some surprises mixed in! I found mostly British coins, although there were a number of other countries (including two US coins 😄) I expected dates mostly in the 20th century, and that is the majority, but still I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of coins from the 1800's and EVEN some from the 1700's! They're in pretty poor shape of course, but still, how cool is that?! Here is a small sampling of the ones I've picked out. The George II is the oldest I've found, but I also found a few George III coins, including a 1780 HIBERNIA half penny. The Victoria half-penny has got some good honest wear on it but it's still nice for 1862. Then there's the better-than-average George V penny (WWI-dated issue), a well-preserved Vichy 2-franc coin struck under Nazi occupation. The last coin looks better than the photos show. It's a really sharp half penny, 1948. I like the reverse depiction of Sir Francis Drake's ship, the Golden Hind. I know some of you enjoy world coin treasure hunting! Let's see some of your favorite finds! 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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