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Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - 6:04am
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http://www.lioncoins.com/nipp

https://www.lioncoins.com/nippon1.htm

Pouched this one. 30g of pure au with a wicked design of a phoenix for 1257 usd (155,000 yen). Cool thing is it has a stamped government price of 100,000 yen (807 usd at today's rate) , so it can never go below that in yen value.

https://www.mint.go.jp/popup/eng_data_commemorative_page15.html

https://www.mint.go.jp/eng/coin-eng/eng_data_commemorative_index.html

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Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - 8:53am
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Just to let you know, Canada minted 50% silver coins in 1967 as well. I don't know whether they are in the proof-like sets or not.

Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - 10:10am
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Thank you for the comment. That only effects the dime and quarter. The 1967 dollar and half dollar are definitely 80%. While I have seen no definitive answer on whether or not the proof sets got 50% or 80%, most people believe that the prooflike sets got 80%.

Short of being a scientist, there is no good way I have seen to tell them apart, so most people assume any 1967 quarters and dimes that are not part of proof sets to be 50%.

A lot of confusion there, and I am surprised RCM has never come up with some sort of explanation.

IMHO, what RCM is doing now is even more confusing with 1/4 oz coins with a $20 face value, 1/2 oz coins with a $10 face value, the 1 oz maple is $5, but they also have 1 oz that are $50 and $100, the 1.5oz is $8.... Very confusing...

Sat, Jul 4, 2015 - 9:35am
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Snagged

Snagged https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/royal-christening (5,000) (5th and probably last 5th first year mint portrait of The Queen)

Snagged https://www.royalmint.com/shop/Magna_Carta_800th_Anniversary_2015_UK_2_pound_Gold_Proof_Coin (400 - ditto the portrait)

snagged https://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Royal_Birth_2015_United_Kingdom_5_pound_Silver_Proof_Coin?tab=specification#productdetails (9,500 - ditto the portrait)

and snagged https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/ranges/britannia (ditto portrait)

The wee one in my life is costing me a fortune :) She's going to be one blinged up kiddo when she gets to shine on the stage of life as a young woman down the road. "This was the year I, me was born and Daddy gave me these, for fun."

(should add my little girl was born March and the royals copied my lead for a name.....she's costing me a fortune ! - but in the good way). And my girl answers to her Daddy's name for her, Charlie ;)

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Sun, Jul 5, 2015 - 12:44am Hammer
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Hammer wrote: The wee one in

Hammer wrote:

The wee one in my life is costing me a fortune :) She's going to be one blinged up kiddo when she gets to shine on the stage of life as a young woman down the road. "This was the year I, me was born and Daddy gave me these, for fun."

(should add my little girl was born March and the royals copied my lead for a name.....she's costing me a fortune ! - but in the good way). And my girl answers to her Daddy's name for her, Charlie ;)

Charlie?

I guess it beats Oscar

So Brother Hammer, even though twice blessed this year, (100% pay raise & a healthy, lovely newborn daughter) are you implying that this https://www.royalmint.com/shop/B/BR155OZG

​is still above your pay grade at these last chance in your lifetime fire sale prices, or would otherwise might actually spoil your first born?

Cheers,

S. Rex

Sun, Jul 5, 2015 - 3:12am
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lol. Nope, I passed on that

lol. Nope, I passed on that one ;) I'm not stoopid ! :)

BTW the name we use is Charlie. Her birth name is not.

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Thu, Jul 9, 2015 - 10:25pm ag1969
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The 1967 dollar and half

The 1967 dollar and half dollar are definitely 80%.

Krause confirms. That was helpful, as I just picked up 3 67 dollars at my LCS for a very reasonable price.

Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 9:15am
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This one finally arrived

This one finally arrived after a long journey https://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Britannia_2015_One_Ounce_Silver_Proof... and I must say, with the encasing around the box, the two cards inside the lid with certificate of authenticity and history, and it was well worth the wait - a beautiful coin well designed and with the new 5th portrait first year on the obverse. That one goes into my "aint going nowhere" collection.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 9:28am
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Hammer - you have a penchant for picking up low mintage coins! Quite a collection you have going for you!

Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 9:46am
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Got a couple more different

Got a couple more different beauties coming September too :) Might as well enjoy some art. Man cannot live by bread alone :)

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Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 10:19am
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Silver Coins

Today I received a couple of new silver coins for the "numis" box!

I don't put the "numis" together with the bullion... these are just to keep me entertained.

1990's silver coins from the Kingdom of BHUTAN.

Very pretty and intricate design on them... a lotus flower on the bottom and a rising dragon on each side.

Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 9:41pm
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Interesting design. Any

Interesting design. Any historical art work news behind it ? Nice coin :)

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Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 12:18am
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Added another one to my

Added another one to my private collection.

The fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen

First time since the reign of Edward VII (over 100 years ago) a coin has been chosen that has been designed by a member of The Royal Mint engravers (all designs are submitted anonymously) and in the year the queen becomes the longest reigning British monarch , surpassing Queen Victoria.

When the bullion version of this sovereign is realised in November it will have next years date on ie 2016 as only the proof version bearing the 5th portrait is to have the 2015 date so that makes this just a little more interesting

The last time a UK sovereign was struck featuring different obverse designs of the same monarch was 1825, during the reign of George IV (ignoring the change from the small to the large head of the young Victoria in 1848). So this a truly historic coin

First Edition 2015 fifth portrait of the grand ole lady proof 2015

Came in a shiny teak-like box with a chunky booklet explaining the history of the engravers since 1953 amongst other historical vignettes and of course the coa. 7,000 mintage and one of a kind in terms of the history involved.

https://www.royalmint.com/shop/Fifth_Portrait_First_Editions_The_Sovereign_2015_Gold_Proof_Coin

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Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 2:09pm
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2016 America the Beautiful Quarters and Coin Design Images

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 - 7:49am
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Just a bit of fun for the

Just a bit of fun for the "coiners" out there (and informative)

https://ancientcoinsforeducation.org/content/view/79/98/

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Sat, Aug 8, 2015 - 10:48pm
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Collecting Libertads

Greetings All - Started off as a stacker of constitutional coinage from just a shtf viewpoint. I found the Walking Liberty halves to be quite intriguing which of course lead me to the ASEs. The sources where I now pick up ASEs, SMLs, and Walkers then lead me to the Mexican Libertads which I find to be a lovely executed coin, for both the obverse and reverse designs. I enjoy both the current as well as the previous design and am working to try to complete a set of the 1 ounce versions in BU. Seems that the key dates have experienced some significant price increases as of late. But now that just provides me with a hobby in addition to stacking !! Funny where we start and the roads we take...

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015 - 5:57am Hammer
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Hammer wrote:

https://www.lioncoins.com/nippon1.htm

Pouched this one. 30g of pure au with a wicked design of a phoenix for 1257 usd (155,000 yen). Cool thing is it has a stamped government price of 100,000 yen (807 usd at today's rate) , so it can never go below that in yen value.

https://www.mint.go.jp/popup/eng_data_commemorative_page15.html

https://www.mint.go.jp/eng/coin-eng/eng_data_commemorative_index.html

Liked this one so much, I went back for the boxed proof version in original slab with coa and code number for equivalent of 24 which is only more than the BU (brilliant uncirculated) I paid for above and which apmex is flogging for ,300 https://www.apmex.com/product/87599/1990-japan-gold-100k-yen-akihito-bu. Dealer knocked equivalent of 50 bucks off for a scratched box cover (no biggie to me but a friendly gesture)

https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/japan-100000-yen-y-105-yr3-cuid-54528-duid-147936

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 - 10:38pm Hammer
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Missed Your Chance Hammer...

Too bad

BTW, when Charlie is old enough to get married, what looked "stoopid" presently, will have amounted to mere pittance of chump paper to obtain such a low mintage.

https://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Britannia_2015_Five_Ounce_Gold_Proof_...

Better luck next time

Cheers,

S. Rex

Sat, Aug 29, 2015 - 8:43am
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Don't fret, got a much lower

Don't fret, got a much lower mintage than the one you posted and she is sleeping happily ;)

And got a 400 mintage proof on the way to go with a 750 mintage one ;) and some other low mintage Cuban bought before relations thawed and will soon be opened up to the U.S. Market ;)

Fun times.......:)
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Sat, Aug 29, 2015 - 8:45am
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But they're pretty

I'm guessing a smarter buy would be to skip these and apply the premium to more oz of whatever's cheapest, or possibly pick some ATB's. Some of those have gotten to near 0 for worth of silver. I guess you never know, though. Old poured bars seem to have a ridiculous premium, and it seems Engelhard prospector rounds usually carry a higher premium than most years ASE's.

I know, I know, nowhere near the league of achmachat and Hammer's treasures, but

did I mention, they're pretty?

Incidentally, I bought some when silver was . They were around .70 per . Now, with silver at .50 they are per . Clearly on pace to go through the roof! haha

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