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Today I bought.....

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42 minutes ago, mr-dead said:

A Spanish 2 Escudos Philippe II, dated between 1556 and 1598.

Finally got a pirate gold doubloon :)

Crappy picture, will take a better one when it arrives from France.

Wonder if its worth getting this one graded as the detail on the cross seems better than most.



Please don't get it slabbed, coins this old look bloody awful in plastic coffins. I have seen it done to far too many Saxon/Norse hammered coins and it really drives me (and many others) crazy. 

It would also in my experience make little difference to price or desirability if and when you came to sell it. The vast majority of collectors to which this coin would be of interest are what I would describe as being traditionalist. They tend to be older individuals for which the joy of collecting is to be able to hold a coin which was struck 500-600 years ago, to be able to have a direct connection into the past. These types of of collectors do not attach a great deal of value to a few letters, a number and a plastic case.

 At the end of the day it is your coin, so do as you please. But if I was you, I would get an nice mahogany coin cabinet commissioned with plenty of room (to expand in time...;)) to display what is a fascinating coin and to most importantly enjoy it.

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42 minutes ago, JunkBond said:

1987 Proof Half Sovereign.  Not quite consistent with my spot +3% strategy, never mind. :)



I think it is good to mix things up occasionally, plus you to to reward yourself with the good stuff every now and then. I'm looking forward to seeing some close ups when it arrives. 

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