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Dark Knight
09-16-2008, 09:15 AM
Ok, another one of my interest and hobby. And a very expensive ones. But some might have some coins i am looking for.

Who collects monetary bills and coins?

I especialized in the Philippine Third Republic commemmorative coins especially the Bagong Lipunan series.

GHRanger
09-16-2008, 10:32 AM
I collect commemorative ones not for the ($$$) value but just because the history and date of the coin looks interesting.

Here in Singapore, there's an area here every sunday that sells bills and coins. Di lang ako marunong tumingin.

JonarSabilano
09-16-2008, 04:45 PM
I used to have a complete collection of Japanese-era "Mickey Mouse" money. My collection also included a few Bagong Lipunan notes.

Unfortunately, they all got lost when our house got razed to the ground. :(

Dark Knight
09-16-2008, 10:53 PM
I collect commemorative ones not for the ($$$) value but just because the history and date of the coin looks interesting.

Here in Singapore, there's an area here every sunday that sells bills and coins.* Di lang ako marunong tumingin.


Actually, coins are graded according to their condition. The most expensive ones would be the Mint Set. They are housed in a presentation box and are sold to collectors and dealers. If you are looking for a very rare coin especially those in spanish era, a VF or Very Fine will suffice. Thats with a few scratches.

Dark Knight
09-16-2008, 10:56 PM
I used to have a complete collection of Japanese-era "Mickey Mouse" money. My collection also included a few Bagong Lipunan notes.

Unfortunately, they all got lost when our house got razed to the ground.* :(


Sayang naman.

A tip in collecting notes. Just look for the President/CB Governor signature. Example, Marcos-Calalang or Marcos-Licaros or marcos-Buenaventura, Also there is a commemorative notes in the ABL series. The canoniation of Lorenzo Ruiz was commemorated with his image on the left part of the note.

Also look or the serial numbe. If you found a note with serial number of 00000000001 or 9999999999, then its worth a fortune to collectors.

danny
09-17-2008, 07:37 AM
I started collecting Canadian Maple Silver Coins just in case paper money (meaning fiat currency) is abolished and replaced by commodity backed-currency. Just to be sure I have a hedge during hyper-inflation.

These are not collector edition coins. I don't want to pay for the premium. I want to own silver coins for their intrinsic value.

Silver prices are down again despite the fact that silver coins are now in short supply, really short supply. A good time to buy.

Next time, gold. South African, Canadian or American gold coins are good hedges against inflation.

LION
09-17-2008, 09:55 AM
Basta ako I collect currency! Any currency! Pwera yung lukot lukot na galing kay Aling Nene sa talipapa o kay Mamang driver.

GHRanger
09-17-2008, 10:11 AM
I collect commemorative ones not for the ($$$) value but just because the history and date of the coin looks interesting.

Here in Singapore, there's an area here every sunday that sells bills and coins.* Di lang ako marunong tumingin.


Actually, coins are graded according to their condition. The most expensive ones would be the Mint Set. They are housed in a presentation box and are sold to collectors and dealers. If you are looking for a very rare coin especially those in spanish era, a VF or Very Fine will suffice. Thats with a few scratches.


Mint would be perfect. But I also read somewhere that old coins shouldn't be cleaned whatsoever. Why so?

Dark Knight
09-17-2008, 07:46 PM
Yes, old coins should not be cleaned because it will lose its intrinsic value. Experts call it PATINA. Its the natural stain of the coin due to old age. If you clean your coins, experts can tell and they wont buy it anymore. Never use GLO or any metal polish. It will give your coin shine initially but after a few days, it will turn dull. However, if you want your collection cleaned, you can always take them to experts. They have a special cleaning agent. Quite expensive though.

If you guys happen to frequent the U Belt area, along Recto, there is a store there named Rogelio De Jesus in front of San Sebastian College. That store sell coins, stamps and antiques. The owner, son of Rogelio is a member of the PNAS, or Philippine Numismatic and Antiquarian Society.

Dark Knight
09-17-2008, 07:55 PM
One example ( idont have this for obvious reason)

2500 Peso Gold Coin 1986 Proof AQUINO REAGAN

to commemorate Reagans Philippine visit. Only 1000 were made.

Obverse

http://bp3.blogger.com/_nED8cszYok4/SEafc7UYfzI/AAAAAAAADQ8/sJJuZxKUAsw/s400/Untitled-1+copy.jpg

reverse

http://bp3.blogger.com/_nED8cszYok4/SEafdGtroAI/AAAAAAAADRE/psN0WT1Tu7A/s400/Untitled-1.jpg

In presentation box

http://bp3.blogger.com/_nED8cszYok4/SEagzmZBEcI/AAAAAAAADRU/Kg4rCh5Gup0/s320/1986.jpg

Dark Knight
09-22-2008, 09:30 PM
100 Peso University of the Philippines Silver Proof

Obverse

http://bp2.blogger.com/_nED8cszYok4/R2FNAUKqzSI/AAAAAAAADBo/lhHYGUFJ0kg/s320/885360027_c4cc24390c.jpg

Reverse

http://bp0.blogger.com/_nED8cszYok4/R2FNA0KqzTI/AAAAAAAADBw/zVIc98nNgIM/s320/91470066_o.jpg

I commemmoration of UP's 75th anniversary. Only 2000 pieces were made.

danny
10-23-2008, 03:52 AM
Pictures of the Canadian Silver Maple that I normally buy. Funny, there's now a shortage of ACTUAL silver coins but the PAPER price has collapsed. Probably the works of the "PLUNGE PROTECTION TEAM" and other price manipulators. Now back to the picture: :D


http://www.bordergold.com/images/stories/silvercoinobverse.jpg

http://www.bordergold.com/images/1ozsilvermaple.jpg

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Specifications (1 oz)

Front Design Maple Leaf
Back Design Queen Elizabeth II
Diameter * * * * 38 mm
Thickness * * * * 2.87 mm
Weight * * * * 31.104 g
Purity * * * * 99.99% Silver

danny
11-10-2008, 01:54 AM
Still no Silver Coins available in the marketplace. Demand is high but there is no supply. The price of Silver and Gold are still down. I guess the Law of Supply and Demand has been repealed. :D

Freaking Fiat Currency lovers. ;)

MonL
11-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Then there were the* coins back then which were distinguished by several species of animals stamped on the reverse side, depending on the coin's denomination.

I still have some pieces of the 50-centavo coin wherein the scientific name for the Philippine Eagle, "Pithecophaga jefferyi" was wrongly spelled as Pithecobhaga jefferyi. :P

They rectified the error on succeeding minting, though. :)