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    Algeria Collection, 1822-1975, this intriguing selection of seventeen coins, medalettes and tokens traces the history of Algeria from the western outpost of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century to the modern Islamic Republic. Coins from the Ottoman branch mints are becoming increasingly scarce and popular. Silver issues: Sultan Mahmud II KM67 1/4 Budju 1242AH, superb toned AU-UNC, tiny hole, and 1244 VG; KM68 Budju, four dates including: 1237 toned VF, 1238 AVF, 1239 AVF and 1240 VF, all nice undamaged examples and underpriced in the SCWC; KM75 2 Budju 1238 toned XF, center pierced but still very collectible; and KM78 1/3 Budju 1245, very scarce one year type, F+/VG; and rebel coinage under Abdel Kader at Taqidemt, KM85 copper 5 Aspers 1254 with Persian 4, two pieces, porous VG and brown XF, crudely struck but rare grade; French influence: three small bronze medalettes dated 1857 in arabic numerals, issued after the victory of Marechal Randon at Kabylie and distributed locally, Gadoury 33, 34 and 35, two are holed as usual, very scarce French colonial types; Aluminum token for Bougie 10 Centimes 1915 Gadoury 46 VF; and Islamic Republic: KM109 50 Centimes 1975 UNC, KM105 silver 5 Dinars 1972 AU-UNC and KM108 5 Dinars 1974 scarce XF. Catalog/Retail value circa $500. Sold as is, no return.

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    September, 2008
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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    The marketing was exceptional from the photos to the ads in Civil War Times and North South Trader for the cross over people!!! I have had many emails from my Civil War collecting fraternity that saw these and I saw them at the national show in Nashville/Franklin in early December.
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