Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Churchill crown

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Hello Barry,just read a reply you sent re:Churchill crown.Among the few I qwn there is one which is ageing exactly like a  sterling silver coin,the same patina,not tarnished and shines like a FDC and as I do not know any better I would swear this coin is silver.Your view please.I see France beside your name,so,votre opinion svp.Cordialement.Patrick

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Hi Patrick, that just the way it goes. It's made from cupro-nickel and they can age like that.

They did produce a silver one for VIPs and you would know if you had that, it would be in a rather exquisite presentation box and be worth over 1000.

I reckon you have the same one we all have; comes in at around 2.00.

Sorry mate.

Au revoir

barry  

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Renowned technology and business copywriter as well as established specialist in British and French coins; of any period for British but post 1780-ish for French; and any denomination....Origins and history of British silver coins (crowns, halfcrowns and florins) primarily from the reign of Charles I onwards. Matters relating to their value, saleability, condition, desirability and related issues. Broadly speaking I am pretty clued-up on most European coins too. Not American coins at all.

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Passionately involved in British coins for over 15 years.

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No organisational affiliations. ANA recently applied for, awaiting response.

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Educated to Bachelor of Arts (with honours) degree level in English and European Literature.

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