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By: Nguyen Hung Vu
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Ancients & Medievals
Flowing style letters

Metallic brown

8 days ago
Post: 520
Thailand
Inscription: Laos or Thailand coin - Questions: Identification? Value? Genuine?

Hi Paul,
please advise the coin as pics.
thanks.

 
By: Nguyen Hung Vu
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8 days ago
Post: 521

This coin is the same King but different version or value.

 
By: Paul
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8 days ago
Post: 528

Hi Nguyen -- Yes, they both appear to be from Rama V (1868 to 1910). The second item, a silver medal shown in a side-by-side image with one from Emporium Hamburg, appears genuine and well preserved.

The Emporium Hamburg piece sold for $55 US dollars during a 2014 auction. A medal in similar condition sold for $147 during a 2007 auction by Leipziger M├╝nzhandlung. I'd guess the rough value of your medal is $100 plus/minus $30.

CoinQuest thanks Emporium Hamburg for use of their photo.

 
By: Paul
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8 days ago
Post: 532

But your first item -- the one with the 'triple elephant' reverse -- seems to be a counterfeit. The one in our picture comes from Spink (many thanks to Spink for releasing copyright to us) with the following auction description:

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Thailand, Rama V. RS127P (1908) Silver 1 Baht Pattern (ESSAI), silver, Paris Mint, ref Baht variety A030-02, KM-E1. Obv bust left, rev. 3-head elephant ('triple elephant'), ESSAI to right of elephant tusk. Engraved by Henri-Auguste Patey.. . . . This Essai is a pattern of the adopted design for the circulating 1 Baht (whose official mintage is 1,037,000 coins, of those a large majority is believed not to have been put into circulation and melted down). . . Rama V commissioned a series including 1 Baht, 1/2 Baht and 1/4 Baht to the Paris Mint. However due to his early death , only the very rare 1 Baht was finally produced and put into circulation. . . A gem rarity pattern for any collections of machine-striked Thai coinage featuring the engraving expertise of the Paris mint ('Monnaie de Paris').. . . Extremely rare. Only 2 specimens graded by PCGS SP64 and thus the highest graded so far.. . PCGS SP64

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Note that this is an 'essai' which is a special pattern strike which never made circulation. It is very valuable.

There are numerous differences with yours, including the amount of detail in the King's hair, and the crowns on the elephants on the reverse.

 
By: Nguyen Hung Vu
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7 days ago
Post: 549

Thanks Paul.
So how about the medal? Is it the same King right?
How about the value?

Hung Vu

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