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DiabloLoco

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Re: Numismatics (coin collecting)
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2016, 10:08:23 am »

2016 gold mercury dime sold out at the mint.

selling now for $388.00 for 1/10 oz gold mercury dime.
Yup. Buyers were wait-listed after 15 minutes. Sold out in 40 minutes.

As for the price, I will be waiting for the secondary market to die down a bit before I get one. Too much "buzz" around the coin right now.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2016, 10:20:21 am »

I wonder if Fort Knox Has anything it in. . . . . Yeah, I am trolling
There is a thread around here somewhere where that very topic is discussed.
AH HA! Found it! :mellow:

https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=35313.0
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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2016, 04:13:07 pm »

Looks like there's still buried treasure out there to be found.

*warning! Self starting video*

There's text to read as well.

Enormous 1,300 lb haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/europe/spain-roman-coins-found/

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More than 1,300 pounds (590kg) of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd century A.D. have been unearthed by construction workers digging a trench in Spain.

The ancient coins were found in 19 amphoras, a type of Roman jug, in Tomares, a town in Seville province.
Lola Vallejo, Tomares Urban Councillor, told CNN-affiliate Atlas that a crew had been digging a ditch to install electricity to a park when they came across the incredible find.
"The machines hit against something that wasn't normal for this soil," Vallejo said. "The workers immediately stopped, and soon discovered that there were many coins there, inside broken amphoras."



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Re: Numismatics (coin collecting)
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2016, 06:28:45 pm »

WOW! Nice haul huh!

Last spring, two separate finds were made here on the "space coast" by private people, not a company of salvagers. If I can find the videos I'll post them. They found gold, just as brilliant and shiny as the day it was minted! 4.5 million and 1.2 million.

Now here's the interesting part...the countries from where the coins were minted, in this case Spain, They, not the salvager are entitled to the find. The rule here is, if you find it on land/ beach, it's yours. Not real sure just how Mel Fisher wound up with all the loot he did from the Atosha, perhaps the laws were different 40 years ago.

In this case (your thread), which by the way, Seville was the starting point for journeys back and forth by Menéndez to St. Augustine.. A journey of 3 months.
From the article, it looks like they were found and brought back and buried in Spain. The historical value is incredible, but there will be some international controversy over who actually gets to keep the spoils.

Just one DL, wouldn't you be happy with just one of those babies???
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DiabloLoco

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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2016, 08:10:09 pm »

Just one DL, wouldn't you be happy with just one of those babies???
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Yes. I would most certainly be happy to own one. I'd rather have some Roman coins from the time before they were debased, but I'd settle for one of those. :mellow:
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« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2016, 11:53:52 am »

What is the most elusive coin you'd love to find? Have a favorite?

My favorite coin is the Brit 1 pound coin. Size of a dime a tad thicker than a nickel. Just like the weight of it.
Also like the yen is it? With the little square cutout in the middle.
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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2016, 02:07:30 pm »

What is the most elusive coin you'd love to find? Have a favorite?

My favorite coin is the Brit 1 pound coin. Size of a dime a tad thicker than a nickel. Just like the weight of it.
Also like the yen is it? With the little square cutout in the middle.
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I prefer US coins. My most favorite coin in my collection is not really worth much. It's just a lowly 1964 Kennedy half dollar. It has even gold toning and is a very attractive coin. I have coins worth many thousands of FRN's, but my favorites are the under-appreciated ones.

A coin that I would love to find would be probably a colonial coin. I have one, but would like more. I have a "hard times token" that states, "I take the responsibility/The constitution as I understand it" on it. Not worth much, but it's pretty cool. Political satire at it's finest! :mellow:

http://www.mansfieldnumismaticsociety.org/hardtimestokens.htm
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Low 51. I take the responsibility/ The constitution as I understand it

This is an example of a political head token portraying Jackson emerging from a money chest holding both a sword and a money bag. This expressed contemporary fears that it was dangerous that the executive could control both the army and the treasury.

Contemporary cartoonists liked to portray Jackson in full military regalia or dressed as a king with a crown and flowing ermine robes. (Interestingly the Whig party was named after the British anti-royal party because Jackson was too autocratic and behaving like a king.) On the one hand Jackson was obstinate and autocratic, and his followers were constantly carping on about how he won the battle of New Orleans. On the other hand he was somewhat clumsy in speech and poorly educated. Cartoonists portrayed him as a Jackass not Jackson. He married Rachel Robards before she was divorced, and had to remarry her after her divorce decree—equivalent in those times to the Monica Lewinsky affair! He even killed several people in duels defending her name!

With this background it is easy to see why, when Harvard gave him an honorary LL.D., he was portrayed as a Jackass with an LL.D. on its side.

“I take the responsibility” is what Jackson said when he put the Bank of the United States funds into 25 pet state banks. “The Constitution as I understand it” was his explanation of why he took the anti-federalist stance of putting the money into State banks. Roman firmness was a jibe of the day to describe him. The word VETO below the Jackass referred to his veto of the third bank of the United States. Clinton was certainly not the first president who liked to use the power of veto!

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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2016, 06:33:10 pm »

DiabloLoco,

I have been collecting coins on and off since I was a kid but I never actually purchased one until about 10 years ago. My collection is small and not worth very much but my favorite item for some reason is an old USSR note I got out of a cereal box way back when. I doubt it is worth anything really but it is in near perfect condition and has the hammer and sickle water mark on it. The only reason I like it is that I got it a little bit before the USSR collapsed and the wall came down. I have a Spanish doubloon from the El Cazador ship wreck which I like as well. Most of my coins are just worth a bit more than face value but one or two items stand out. I am just an amateur collector but it is fun and keeps me looking at my change. I will check out your photo grading site you posted DiabloLoco and thanks for the tip. Now I can get close to grading my coins accurately where as before I couldn't. I have been collecting quarters for the past few years now so if you need to fill in some state or national park quarters let me know I can probably trade you for something you have.
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DiabloLoco

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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2016, 07:56:15 pm »

DiabloLoco,

I have been collecting coins on and off since I was a kid but I never actually purchased one until about 10 years ago. My collection is small and not worth very much but my favorite item for some reason is an old USSR note I got out of a cereal box way back when. I doubt it is worth anything really but it is in near perfect condition and has the hammer and sickle water mark on it. The only reason I like it is that I got it a little bit before the USSR collapsed and the wall came down. I have a Spanish doubloon from the El Cazador ship wreck which I like as well. Most of my coins are just worth a bit more than face value but one or two items stand out. I am just an amateur collector but it is fun and keeps me looking at my change. I will check out your photo grading site you posted DiabloLoco and thanks for the tip. Now I can get close to grading my coins accurately where as before I couldn't. I have been collecting quarters for the past few years now so if you need to fill in some state or national park quarters let me know I can probably trade you for something you have.
I'm glad that you like to collect! Finding cool coins in circulation is always more exciting than buying them. Cheaper too! :laugh:

As for the modern quarters, I appreciate the offer, but I'm all set there. I have dozens of State/Territory/National Parks sets. Now if you have any quarters that are older than say 1892, I'm more than interested! :mellow:

Currently, I am into collecting "type" coins. Especially obsolete US coinage, such as 1/2 cent, 2 cent, 3 cent (silver and nickel), half dime, and 20 cent pieces. No chance of finding THOSE in circulation! :shakehead:

20 cent pieces are especially hard to find, even at coin shows. Even the most common one (1875-s) goes for around $100 on the cheap end. I have gone to shows with dozens of vendors/dealers and there were none there at all. :ohshit2:

If you have any "holes" in your albums that you have trouble filling, I'd be happy to help you out. :thumbsup:

PS- What kind of cereal had a Russian note as a prize? :dontknow: Late 80's?

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Re: Numismatics (coin collecting)
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2016, 09:42:49 pm »



PS- What kind of cereal had a Russian note as a prize? :dontknow: Late 80's?

It was some kids cereal box and it actually had about 5 notes in the prize from different countries all completely worthless of course. I figured you were way ahead of me on the quarters but I thought I would offer just in case. I am looking to fill in my mercury dime set right now so as soon as I have some spare cash I will start buying some that I don't have. I do have a very interesting novelty item though that I bet you don't have. It is a half dollar with tails on both sides. It looks authentic but I bought it at Disneyland a long time ago when they had a magic shop on main street. I have a good record of winning coin flips with it here and there over the years hehe.
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« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2016, 06:58:16 am »


 I am looking to fill in my mercury dime set right now so as soon as I have some spare cash I will start buying some that I don't have.

Good luck with that. I only have 1 complete Merc set. The 1916-d (key date) will set you back at least $800. The 1921 and 1921-d (semi-key) will be at least $50-$75.

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I do have a very interesting novelty item though that I bet you don't have. It is a half dollar with tails on both sides. It looks authentic but I bought it at Disneyland a long time ago when they had a magic shop on main street. I have a good record of winning coin flips with it here and there over the years hehe.
You thought wrong. :threvil: I actually got two of those in a $100 face value bag of silver halves. Both of them were tails/tails and were both Franklins. Believe it or not, I sold one of them for $30. :mellow:
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« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2016, 08:57:24 am »


When I found my 1941 quarter, I did think of the things you mentioned...who had it, what was going on in the world, what did they buy, how many pockets it sat in...how much Tommy Dorsey did it hear? WWII was on.......
How cool would it be to regress a coin to glean all that info! Now there's a good sci-movie script YOU could write!
Holding the coin, you'd get to experience all the places it's been!
Hmmmm......That is an interesting premise! If I had the time, I would definitely write that.

That would make for an interesting story! There is a movie called Twenty Dollars from the '90's that follows the journey, if you will, of a $20 bill. It's been awhile since I saw it, but I remember how it provoked some interesting discussions among us viewers.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108410/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_33
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« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2016, 09:13:39 am »


When I found my 1941 quarter, I did think of the things you mentioned...who had it, what was going on in the world, what did they buy, how many pockets it sat in...how much Tommy Dorsey did it hear? WWII was on.......
How cool would it be to regress a coin to glean all that info! Now there's a good sci-movie script YOU could write!
Holding the coin, you'd get to experience all the places it's been!
Hmmmm......That is an interesting premise! If I had the time, I would definitely write that.

That would make for an interesting story! There is a movie called Twenty Dollars from the '90's that follows the journey, if you will, of a $20 bill. It's been awhile since I saw it, but I remember how it provoked some interesting discussions among us viewers.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108410/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_33
Kinda reminds me a bit of the "where's George" website. (http://www.wheresgeorge.com/)

Some people here have most likely seen that stamp on a $1 bill.



If you find one, you can type in the serial # to show where the bill is now, as well as see where it has been in the past. It's pretty interesting.
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« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2016, 12:43:02 pm »

there was something like that here.
you could make a stamp, and then stamp a 1 dollar bill, and then see if it came back to you, or if you found one later.

the thread is someplace here, just not sure where.
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« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2016, 03:22:23 pm »

DL, I've tracked a few "where's George"! Very cool! But you don't see too many these days..
My son showed be a "track..Bessie", whatever her name was, a great white. Hundreds of miles up and down the coasts.

Moon, I'd love to watch that, thanks for the link!
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