I watched the past few months as this dropped in start price without
any bidder interest at ebay USA: From just several hundred dollars buy
it now to its 3 bidder close yesterday at just $105 plus delivery plus
wired cash transaction fee.
This is the second one I've seen, the other is dated 2000. For some
reason Krause World Coins does not include anything after the year
1980, see page 2148. I'd assume the other known and well illustrated
example which has been for sale elsewhere for $6,000, on page 82
column one top coin, which has an identical full first strike brockage
housed in a pcgs ms64 slab would have driven several eager wholesale
buyers to close the offer.
I'd want to assume the that earlier 2000 issue would have been
included in my 2006 edition as a normal gold strike issue and maybe
that alone turned bidders off.
So, Are these Real Turkish 25k Gold Coins when dated after 1980? If
so, why isn't anything after 1980 included in 2006 Krause World Coins?
I considered bidding each time it was offered simply based on "$6,000"
published value but I am not certain it is actually Turkish Gov't
issued, so even $150ish it just seemed to much money for me to risk
for a novelty item. I find it odd and yet reassuring that nobody else
ever placed bids on it the last 3 times it was globally offered via