achmachat, check this puppy out....500 bucks they want for this one ! Different design etc but holey moley ! 500 bucks !
It has a nicer presentation case than mine
One online German numismatic dealer is asking 225€ for the very same 1706 silberthaler replica I have. Although he says that his has "slight wear". Mine is pretty much "as new".
... I would call it ok. I have never seen such a big 1 oz coin but it is about as thick as a dime. Whatever. I bought it on a whim and we will see if the extremely limited mintage of 500 pays off someday. If not, I'll survive it.
Here is another set I am thinking of today but have not pulled the trigger. I am going to consider all of your feedback before purchasing:
Each coin has a mintage of 5000 and the set of four is $149. Thoughts?
I've been lurking here for weeks (months?) watching some of the stuff you have all posted. Many are simply beautiful, and the fine detail on today's coins is amazing.
My favorite out of my silver collection is the Kilo Libertad (2013). I also have at least four 5 oz. Libertads (also 2012 or 2013). Really nice.
I started with the 2010 ATB 5 oz series (all PCGS PF69 FS).
I am waiting for bullion to be produced in more 3 dimensional stuff. For example, why not a small 5 oz statue of a historical figure like George Washington? As long as it's stamped and ID'd by a reputable bullion producer, I'd buy it.
My absolute favorites are the US half dollar commemoratives from the 1920's to late 1930's. There is some beautiful artwork on those coins, especially Texas. That's my next coin purchase - once I find a new employer.
I think that the current price seems to be right and there is a solid theme running through the coins. Would it be competing with similar themed coins.....maybe...but if you like the design, why not. Personally, I am not into them per se but then again, that is the beauty of collecting.......sometimes, if you just like them as artistic pieces, then it's ok if the price is right and you are happy about it.
I mean we go out and buy things everyday without considering anything at all and knowing we will be throwing them away in a few years (clothes, household goods etc).
If you are comfortable with the price compared to spot (i.e if you had to sell them at spot, you would be ok with that), then, there is no problem.
Having said that, do go and look around at other stuff just to take a step back and come back and see if you still like them. If there is this gnawing "oooooooooh," still there, then it is meant to be. If another coin has turned your head, then maybe it wasn't meant to be.......bit like the ladies I suppose !!!(ducks)
Patriot Family, thanks for coming out of the shadows and posting. It's always great to hear of others' stories and collecting preferences.
Very nicely struck coins and they look old, which is WAY cool. They're big and heavy and they're high-relief too (all my favorites). I've never seen anything like them. Thanks for sharing. I have pouched coins and bars too and I'm torn between leaving them in their airtight bags or taking them out and holding them (which I REALLY want to do). Maybe I'll get a vacuum bagger and have some fun.
I just like the idea that the air in there is actually from 1972!
I think I have somewhere rounds with even higher relief. I need to find out in which suitcase they're hiding. I'll gladly share some pictures here. As most of these were already very low mintage over here, I'm pretty sure that they've never been seen on the other side of the Atlantic
The Elemetal Mint produces some very nice silver coins and bars (and hexagons...lol). I like that snowflake, by the way. They must have a heck of an art and design department. They're producing some very interesting designs and I like the fine details and high relief of a lot of their items and they keep coming out with new stuff. They must be trying hard to attract buyers from their competition.
I got a couple of the Elemetal 10 ounce bars a few weeks ago. It's a 'scientific design' silver bar with lots of the attributes of silver on the bar including a diagram of the electron orbits of the silver atom. Very cool.
Here's a description from their website:
The reverse of this silver bar features attributes of the element silver, these include silver’s atomic number, “47”, atomic symbol, “Ag”, atomic mass, “107.8682”, and electron configuration, “(Kr5s14d10).” Silver’s electron orbits are diagramed at the bottom right of the design, while a geometric pattern features at the top right of the bar.
Hey Swampgas, I hear ya on the wanting to remove some items from their plastic pouch... I have a pair of Argor Heraeus 250 gram poured bars. They came sealed airtight, but like you mentioned, it's so nice to get them out of the packaging! So one is still sealed, and the toning difference in less than 2 years is remarkable! The one in the packaging has that bright nearly white silvery look, whereas the other is noticeably darker. Very nice loaf style bars I might add... and tough to find. I had seen some 500 gram bars same style, waited to pull the trigger, and then they were gone. Wish I could get pics to upload but oh well
At American gold exchange, not sure whether they are good value or not. get your junk silver here or not.
2016 reverse proof maple with Wolf Privy, mintage of 50,000. Why not?
I might see if my man can get some in. Did you see the other privy they had. Not sure what it was but it is not on their home page any more. I think it is a no-brainer.
I saw the Einstein Privy,I bought one for my son. E=MC2. Is that the one you are thinking of?
Think it was a bird or animal, maybe i was half asleep and it was a dream.
Patriot Family wrote: I've been lurking here for weeks (months?) watching some of the stuff you have all posted. Many are simply beautiful, and the fine detail on today's coins is amazing. My favorite out of my silver collection is the Kilo Libertad (2013). I also have at least four 5 oz. Libertads (also 2012 or 2013). Really nice. I started with the 2010 ATB 5 oz series (all PCGS PF69 FS). I am waiting for bullion to be produced in more 3 dimensional stuff. For example, why not a small 5 oz statue of a historical figure like George Washington? As long as it's stamped and ID'd by a reputable bullion producer, I'd buy it. My absolute favorites are the US half dollar commemoratives from the 1920's to late 1930's. There is some beautiful artwork on those coins, especially Texas. That's my next coin purchase - once I find a new employer. Carry on!
They do. Check out The 2014 125th Anniversary of the Eiffel Tower Silver Antique Finished Coin
Virgin Island produced by Pobjoy Mint
Kinda weird having the queen backing monuments to the revolution?
I have a Mac notebook. The following isn't a 'technical' explanation, but it works for me to post pics (copy and paste). If I go to Bing or Google 'images' and hold down two fingers on the pic I want, a box appears (with lots of 'what do you want to do's'). Click on the "copy image address", near the bottom. Then at the top of the TFMR "Post new comment" box, there is a 'computer screen' icon. Click on that and a box will appear which contains a small "url" area, at the top. With two fingers, 'paste' your pic into that and click 'OK', at the bottom of the box. The pic should appear in the "post new comment" area.
I hope that explanation was sufficient and works for you, if you have a Mac (and I think at least you, Hammer, have a Mac).