MA-Shops World Coin Round-Up : August 2018 Edition
Sarah Vjestica from CoinWeek Partner MA-Shops offers up four interesting selections in this month’s episode of World Coin Round-Up.
Up first is a classic early gold coin from U.S. coin dealer David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC). The piece, an 1812 $5 half eagle, is steeped in numismatic history and has remarkable eye appeal for a choice uncirculated example (PCGS MS63 CAC). Beyond the grade, the presence of adjustment marks on the cheek illustrates a bygone production methodology that the Mint employed in its early days.
Next is a Thracian stater struck between 205 and 195 BCE. This gold coin features a portrait of Alexander the Great on the obverse and a full-sized depiction of Athena holding Nike on the reverse.
A French military medal issued in 1854, during the Crimean War, is the third piece highlighted. This medal carries a portrait of Queen Victoria and has developed a pleasing patina over the years.
Finally, Sarah highlights an 18th-century medal struck to honor Johann Willhelm II. This silver medal features an equestrian portrait of the Elector Palatine of the Wittelsbach dynasty on the obverse and a striking depiction of Hercules and Atlas supporting a globe on the reverse.
These four numismatic treasures from MA-Shops represent a tiny fraction of the broad-in-scope numismatic material that is listed every day on MA-Shops, Europe’s most trusted and visited online marketplace for coins, medals, paper money, and other numismatic collectibles.
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