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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanMarsh View Post
    That is true I bought this bar with my own money and i do really enjoy it. I dont take any offense to what freedom said though. I'm young and have at least a decade before I really plan on sellin my silver. Being young also means I can make mistakes even though I don't consider this particular buy a mistake. All in all I'm very happy with this buy. I went to a show and had a great time with my grandpa and left with a sweet lookin bar.
    That alone is worth the $25 to me.

    I think it's a cool looking chunky bar.

  2. #4542

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    Quote Originally Posted by windweaver77 View Post
    http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces33676.html
    Country Austria
    Years 1811-1816
    Value 20 Kreuzer (1/3)
    Metal Silver (.583)
    Weight 6.68 g
    Diameter 28.3 mm
    Shape Round
    Got this for $5.24 shipped. looks liek an 1815B to me will be able to tell better when I get it in me hand.
    Cool coin. What's with the hole in the coin? I've seen others like that. Sorry for the newb question.

  3. #4543

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    Country Switzerland
    Year 1963
    Mintage 623,000
    Value 5 Francs / Franken / Francos
    Metal Silver (.835)
    Weight 15 g
    Diameter 31 mm

    Picked it up for under $10.

  4. #4544

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    Awesome looking bar!!


    Quote Originally Posted by RyanMarsh View Post
    Bought this Phoenix Precious Metals bar for $130 at a show today. Looked it up on Ebay and saw that PNG sold one for $175.



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    First ever greek hunk oh silver...
    It is not the size that counts... or is it?

    Country Greece
    Years 1874-1883
    Value 20 Lepta (0.20)
    Metal Silver (.835)
    Weight 1 g
    Diameter 16 mm
    Thickness 0.6 mm
    Engraver Albert Désiré Barre
    Shape Round
    http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces7312.html
    $4.48 shipped... Greek silver is expensive :P believe it or not this coin is fairly rare and this was a good deal :P
    Last edited by windweaver77; 07-29-2014 at 05:00 AM.
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  6. #4546
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Steven View Post
    Cool coin. What's with the hole in the coin? I've seen others like that. Sorry for the newb question.
    holed coins??.... many reasons


    holed coins near the rims were for jewelery or charms, necklaces or braclets, watch fobs, to sword hilts too, to fashion etc etc...... larger holed coins near the rim, especially silver
    were for teething of young children.....
    at times the larger round center holes were used as washers from slate roofs to other needs, especially when the
    manufacturers tried to up the prices from .025 cent each to 1.5 or 2.0 cents each, base metal coins.
    some of the coins thathave agged center holes were made by native folks, i so that they could use them for
    buttons on leather garments, especially tribal, and NA and SA native indianns.coins were holed and sewn in jackest in many areas in the past, for fear of loss...
    in wartime coins with holes were sometimes considered done as for "hate money".....we all have seen them
    with holes like buttons in them.....in peacetime coins, it was for
    use as buttons so that people with arthritus could dress themselves eaiser......with wartime coins it was usually so they could be sewn to the inside of military belts as "hate" money...many coins like theses were foruns-d and taken from the rival enemies.
    many of the coins that were strings were center holed and they are still made that
    way in Africa, and were in many Asian coutries also along with other regions, but minted that way of course.....some were found in the slaves quarters of the south...
    slaves had the disipline to save every penny they could, so that they could eventually buy their freedom.....some coins were holes and nailed to the entrance frame of a home for good luck..
    many reason..theses are some...

    INWV

  7. #4547

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainsilverton View Post
    holed coins??.... many reasons


    holed coins near the rims were for jewelery or charms, necklaces or braclets, watch fobs, to sword hilts too, to fashion etc etc...... larger holed coins near the rim, especially silver
    were for teething of young children.....
    at times the larger round center holes were used as washers from slate roofs to other needs, especially when the
    manufacturers tried to up the prices from .025 cent each to 1.5 or 2.0 cents each, base metal coins.
    some of the coins thathave agged center holes were made by native folks, i so that they could use them for
    buttons on leather garments, especially tribal, and NA and SA native indianns.coins were holed and sewn in jackest in many areas in the past, for fear of loss...
    in wartime coins with holes were sometimes considered done as for "hate money".....we all have seen them
    with holes like buttons in them.....in peacetime coins, it was for
    use as buttons so that people with arthritus could dress themselves eaiser......with wartime coins it was usually so they could be sewn to the inside of military belts as "hate" money...many coins like theses were foruns-d and taken from the rival enemies.
    many of the coins that were strings were center holed and they are still made that
    way in Africa, and were in many Asian coutries also along with other regions, but minted that way of course.....some were found in the slaves quarters of the south...
    slaves had the disipline to save every penny they could, so that they could eventually buy their freedom.....some coins were holes and nailed to the entrance frame of a home for good luck..
    many reason..theses are some...

    INWV
    This is a very fine and thoughtful post. I had missed the original post due to studying for an exam today... Thanks El capitan !!!

    Silver Steven

    I want to add that most 20 kreuzer coins I have encountered have these holes and they are typically in the bottom through the 20. Not sure if it is intentional or if this fact decided the hole location... but most of the pertinent information on the coin is no where near this area. I like the old Austrian coins. Were this one to go much higher I would not have gotten it. But I have no complaints even though I paid double melt. It will go well with the other 20 kreuzers I have . 20 Kreuzers are fairly common for their age. So it is an opportunity I think to own something cool and old, and if nothing else it makes for a fine conversation piece. All of that for the price of a meal at McDonald's.
    "Compulsory altruism is none too altruistic." - me

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  8. #4548

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Steven View Post




    Country Switzerland
    Year 1963
    Mintage 623,000
    Value 5 Francs / Franken / Francos
    Metal Silver (.835)
    Weight 15 g
    Diameter 31 mm

    Picked it up for under $10.
    seems like an interesting one. Crownish size and above 80%... what is the ASW of the thing? quick math tells me it is .404 OZT so at current PoS ( goes to kitco chart) about $8.34 worth of silver... But since this is clearly a collectors piece none of that really matters. What really matters is do you like it? I think it is very interesting. I wonder what the book value is on it.
    "Compulsory altruism is none too altruistic." - me

    "All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across." -- Julian Simon

  9. #4549

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    Thank you Captain and Weaver for your explanations. Very informative. I really appreciate it.

  10. #4550

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    So I bid on this pair of coins... never dreamed I would win. But all my silver experts let me know how you would grade the 1857 because if it is as nice as I think it is... It more than makes up for the difference in silver content as compared to price. Anyway got an 1855 and 1857 1000 reis .. my first ever Brazilian silver !!!! but put me back $26.50 ( like I said never thought I woudl win it, not sad I did that 1857 really looks like a beauty). anyway here are some photos.


    Country Brazil
    Years 1853-1866
    Value 1000 Réis (1000)
    Metal Silver (.917)
    Weight 12.75 g
    Diameter 30 mm
    Shape Round
    http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces3671.html
    Here is a catalog price list... http://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/w...715-duid-48929

    I mean I am no ringer but $13.25 a coin does not seem to unreasonable... could be wrong though...
    "Compulsory altruism is none too altruistic." - me

    "All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across." -- Julian Simon

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