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This specimen was part of lot 1207 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), which sold for $__. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "KEELING COCOS ISLANDS. 5 Cents to 5 Rupees Denomination Set, 1913. KM-Tn1-Tn7. 7 pieces in lot. A complete set issued by Captain John Clunies-Ross. An interesting group, highly collectible. Serial numbers as follows: [[Keeling Cocos 1913 5 cents|5 Cents]], 1564; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 10 cents|10 Cents]], 1190; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 25 cents|25 Cents]], 2172; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 50 cents|50 Cents]], 143; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 rupee|Rupee]], 1444; 2 Rupees, 206; and [[Keeling Cocos 1913 5 rupees|5 Rupees]], 396. RARELY seen as a whole set at auction. Especially nice quality as these are often found with many dings or bit marks from teeth. VERY FINE." This obscure group of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean would be of little interest to numismatists except for this series of ivory tokens issued by the proprietor, Clunies-Ross. These tokens are perennial favorites of collectors of "odd and curious" coinage and are not cheap.
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This specimen was part of lot 1207 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), which sold for $2,350. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "KEELING COCOS ISLANDS. 5 Cents to 5 Rupees Denomination Set, 1913. KM-Tn1-Tn7. 7 pieces in lot. A complete set issued by Captain John Clunies-Ross. An interesting group, highly collectible. Serial numbers as follows: [[Keeling Cocos 1913 5 cents|5 Cents]], 1564; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 10 cents|10 Cents]], 1190; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 25 cents|25 Cents]], 2172; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 50 cents|50 Cents]], 143; [[Keeling Cocos 1913 rupee|Rupee]], 1444; 2 Rupees, 206; and [[Keeling Cocos 1913 5 rupees|5 Rupees]], 396. RARELY seen as a whole set at auction. Especially nice quality as these are often found with many dings or bit marks from teeth. VERY FINE." This obscure group of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean would be of little interest to numismatists except for this series of ivory tokens issued by the proprietor, Clunies-Ross. These tokens are perennial favorites of collectors of "odd and curious" coinage and are not cheap.
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 1,000.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 1,000.

Revision as of 17:45, 11 August 2014

Stack's Bowers ANA sale, part of lot 1207
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This specimen was part of lot 1207 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), which sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "KEELING COCOS ISLANDS. 5 Cents to 5 Rupees Denomination Set, 1913. KM-Tn1-Tn7. 7 pieces in lot. A complete set issued by Captain John Clunies-Ross. An interesting group, highly collectible. Serial numbers as follows: 5 Cents, 1564; 10 Cents, 1190; 25 Cents, 2172; 50 Cents, 143; Rupee, 1444; 2 Rupees, 206; and 5 Rupees, 396. RARELY seen as a whole set at auction. Especially nice quality as these are often found with many dings or bit marks from teeth. VERY FINE." This obscure group of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean would be of little interest to numismatists except for this series of ivory tokens issued by the proprietor, Clunies-Ross. These tokens are perennial favorites of collectors of "odd and curious" coinage and are not cheap.

Recorded mintage: 1,000.

Specification: ivory.

Catalog reference: KM Tn6.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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