Saturday, October 24, 2015

One from Every Country #11: Bailiwick of Guernsey

Been a while since I posted in this series, but my copy of Coin World came in the mail today and after reading it, it reminded me to post.

The next country in line is the Bailiwick of Guernsey. This is a country I don't know a whole lot about, and this coin is the only item I have from the country. I got this one for Christmas a couple of years back.
The coin in my collection is actually uncirculated, but my scanner has many issues and isn't really able to capture it properly; especially on the obverse.

This is one of many countries that has Queen Elizabeth II on their coinage, the back depicts a large crab which fits into the popular animal themed topical collecting habits of many collectors.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

One From Every Country #10: Bahamas

The 10th country alphabetically is the Bahamas, which has in my opinion one of the most interesting design themes. I have quite a few from the country, including more than one I've pulled out of circulation here in NY.

This example is a proof that I got way back in 2008 right after I got into the hobby. It's still in the factory packaging, and the issue appearing on the rim and some if the field is actually an issue with the packaging.

This is the only brass proof in my collection, and it looks spectacular.