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Evaluators?

I'm not sure what this is asking, or if this is the best use of a coin section of the forum. How about we have a thread just for numismatics (yeah I'm a currency nerd) Frankly, if you have a rare coin and want to have it appraised, chances are its been sold on ebay before, just do a search for completed auctions. Of course there is some debate about the price discovery function of ebay, but that will tell you if you have a million dollar coin or just a regular generic round someone made to imitate one. 

How about a coin pr0n thread? Pictures of coins we have, pictures of coins we want, it could aslo be called "you want, you lose" Here is my contribution of the 2006 reverse proof eagle, one of my favs.

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My Favorite Halfdime

My 1839-O Halfdime with a major die crack. Nice original coin. Not too fancy but those

cracks have a ton of character.

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sb dont know if 06 reverse

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dont know if 06 reverse proof is considered a "rare" coin.....

but a numi forum/thred would be fun & interesting....

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@ mr foley how much

@ mr foley how much consideration is given to the value of the actual nickel and how much is numismatic?

@fightergael its ot rare at all I just like the style and the minting.

For a rare one for eagles in the special edition I would use a 1995-w eagle as an example, sine that is the lowest known mintage for all eagles (just staying with the eagle theme also)

with a mintage just over 30k this is the most rare of the eagles. It was originally packaged with gold coins also, but none of the gold coins are as valuable as the one eagle. If the game is you want you lose, I lose to this one because... I want!

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VAMs

Large rare coin nerd here.

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Sterling from the Realms

I find myself collecting old British Empire Pound Sterling coins....

Oddly addictive...

more pure than the U.S. counterparts (92.5 vs 90)...

seemingly rarer by what I see for sale...

possible greater store of value if the metal sells off hardcore...

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Addictive? Oh yeah!

Wizdum do you have any pics? Are they like this? I have never really looked at anything outside the US.

I started out as a coin collector, and was only concerned with the numismatic value until around 2008. I didnt care what the coins were made of. That year i started reading Ted Butler and got my first 100 oz bar.

I still am not sure if any premium will translate to a higher value wtshtf, I mean in a mad max scenario, no one will care how many of a certain coin were minted or what the condition of the coin is at all, so I may just be wasting money buying the nicer coins that demand premium now, but well, thats what I like. We have had discussions before about what percentage gold/silver is best to keep in your physical stash, but for me its more like what percentage eagles/%90 junk/generic rounds and bars.

Right now I'd say I'm at least 50% ASE's I just love those coins! I don't even know for sure how many I have because my stash is not organized well. By keeping it all in a big pile I feel like I have a monster box of pirate treasure, so shiny. Oh and peace dollars, those I fondle the most. 

There is a complete set of peace dollars at my local dealer I've been fantasizing about for a few weeks now. 

How can you not love the look of that lady liberty!

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Celtic.

My Avatar is a Gallic War Celtic Gold Stater.Will try to get a decent scan on here tommorrow.Beautiful coins circa 60-50 B.C..Celts were savy dudes,demanded payment in Gold,Silver,Horses or Slaves,did not appreciate Roman Fiat.

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UK old Pence

That pic is a new pence...sometime after 1966 or something UK went decimal. The UK coins I get are pre-1920 Strerling silver (92.5%) same for Canada..same years...in Australian coins go for 1943 and prior (not sure about 1944)  you can find odd realm coins too (i.e. Straits settlements... Hong Kong...Indian Rupees...New Foundland)

2 farthings = half penny

2 half pennies = pence

3 pennies = 3 Pence

There is a 4 penny piece called a Groat too.. Neat coin

12 pence = 1 shilling = 2 Sixpence

2 shilling = 1 florin ( I like florins)

5 shillings = 1 crown

4 Crowns = pound sterling

No pics but I'll snap a few

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UK Junk Porn

Heres some UK coinage...I added US silver for size comparisons.
 

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Just a circ proof

Just a circ proof morgan.

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More like a full cud on that

More like a full cud on that half-dime. Nice coin.

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4 Crowns = pound sterling?

Wizdum wrote:

2 farthings = half penny

2 half pennies = pence

3 pennies = 3 Pence

There is a 4 penny piece called a Groat too.. Neat coin

12 pence = 1 shilling = 2 Sixpence

2 shilling = 1 florin ( I like florins)

5 shillings = 1 crown

4 Crowns = pound sterling

No pics but I'll snap a few

wow crazy denominations! what no metric system? j/k cool though. Was this system in effect until the euro? I guess we did have some 3 cent coins here in the US so its not really that strange.

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From 1816 to 1919 British

From 1816 to 1919 British silver coins were 92.5% (sterling) silver. That includes threepence, sixpence, shilling (12p), florin (24p), halfcrown (30p), crown (60p). A pound was one gold sovereign or four crowns, ie 240p.

From 1920 to 1946 British silver coins were 50% silver.

From 1947 all silver content was removed.

In 1971 Britain switched from the old pounds and shillings system onto decimal currency: 100 pennies in a pound.

Britain didn't enter the euro so that's the system still in use.

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If you think about it, pounds

If you think about it, pounds sterling was a term originally used to denote a specific weight of money: a pound (14.5833 troy ounces) of sterling (92.5%) silver.

Here's a visual illustration of currency debasement as it has occurred over hundreds of years

First of all, a literal fifty pounds of sterling silver, in troy ounces:

Now a synthetic "fifty pounds sterling", from which more than 75% of its literal meaning has been removed

It gets worse! £50 is now just this amount of silver

And this is where we are right now

You can see that the process of currency debasement is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on for a long, long time, far beyond our lifetimes. We are not in the final stages of a 40+ year process, it's the endgame of a 200+ year process.

Or in economic terms, we are getting into not merely a Kondratieff Winter but a Kondratieff Supercycle Winter.

The last Kondratieff Supercycle turning point saw a lot of economic, social and political events known as cycle revolutions: the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, the enlightenment, the American revolution, the French revolution. All these things were symptoms of a supercycle transition.

If we are headed into a similar epoch, it may be fair to surmise that things will change far more radically than a "muddle-through" hypothesis provides for.

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NUMISTA

You can Search Coins From All Over The World Using This Website. I love It:

http://en.numista.com/

I also Like This Website For Grading Coins:

http://coinauctionshelp.com/index.html

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Guys I love coins and have

Guys I love coins and have many high grade type coins with much bulk silver.  However, I do not have a 2006 reverse proof eagle in my collection.  I love eagles I have 15 complete books and a proof set, but that is one coin I want very badly.  I just hate giving the extra cash required when I could get several more oz. of silver .999. I'm all about the good deal lol.    

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1 of 9 ??

SilverBleve wrote:

@ mr foley how much consideration is given to the value of the actual nickel and how much is numismatic

Not much value in the Halfdime itself but a different ball game numismatically/variety. Where the value lies in this particular coin is the Die State. This coin is a VLDS( very late die state) of Valentine's V4. Dr. Valentine wasn't aware of this very late die state of his V4 and it went unreported until 1986. Steve Crain,  LSCC #1017, has several examples of this coin showing the progression of the die cracks into retained cuds as seen on my coin. The cuds occured suddenly as for all known late state examples show precisely the die deterioration indicating that the coiner removed the reverse die from service after striking only a few coins with massive cuds. Steve Crain has 6 examples and I have 1. Steve messaged me about about 2 others that are floating around out there but have not heard of any more since then. Can I say I have 1 of 9? I would really like to but who knows? The most I was offered for this coin was $200.00. I would have made 1000% profit and I turned down the offer simply because this coin needs to go to someone who isn't going to sell it. That guy would have resold it, I'm 1000% positive.

Matt Foley.  

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Essential reading on coins

Essential reading on coins has got to be Krauz world coins shows all the dates,issues and metal content.Try to pick up copies second hand as not cheap,but excellent for reference,maybe essential reading.

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fav.

Reading about the history of these old coins began my "enlightening" as to debasement of currency.

shoot, guess they r not going to upload.

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