The Patina Collection - what, where and how many
Entry posted by morganthebrave ·
The Patina collection of 'fantasy' coins was auctioned by Spink, London in July 2001. Not sure as to what to designate these pieces however they do look most lovey.
Not much is written or recorded in depth of these fantasy coins and obtaining a copy of the Spink catalog is almost near impossible.
Discussions on several numismatic web forums reveal only a small amount of information pertaining to the Patina collection.
If you do not own a catalog it is somehow hard to verify information on a suspected Patina fantasy coin should you wish to acquire or come across one.
A few interesting questions comes to mind:
1. From the Patina collection which Fantasy coin is the rarest of the lot?
2. Do they hold a market value given they are not authorized coinage?
3. Should future numismatic catalogs list all of them in detail?
4. How can a collector obtain a copy of the Spink Patina catalog?
Should any collector have photos and wish to share information to help ID or clarify varieties or simple provide information to verify real Patina pieces vs restrikes or fakes - then please feel free to share your information.
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