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uthminsta
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Posted - 02/19/2010 :  22:27:07  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Hey lemme know about that British stuff!
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thogey
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Posted - 02/19/2010 :  22:37:05  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by copperhead57

I just finished looking up 390 foreign coins that I just bought for $95.00. I was pleasantly surprised to find some valuable coins.

The best coin is a 1871-K French 10 Centimes in uncirculated. It has a low mintage of only 27,000. It has a value of $650.00 in my 1996 Krause catalog!

There were about 40 other high grade French coins from the 19th century in this group, and they are priced between $10.00 and $175.00 in that 1996 catalog.

Another good find was a 1918 Norwegian 5 Ore. It is a Key date, and the catalog value starts at $175.00. However this coin has several problems. and probably is worth around $50.00.

There are several dozen silver coins too, but most are smaller coins like British 3 Pence. However, I did find a few larger silver coins, including two 1968 Mexican 25 Pesos in uncirculated condition.

I'll be busy listing some of these coins on eBay, and I probably will get a few thousand bucks for them.



That's great!
How did you score that lot?

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copperhead57
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USA
255 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2010 :  23:45:22  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
This coin dealer probably has over 1,000,000 loose foreign coins, and sells them for $.25 each. Since he is the only foreign coin dealer in the area, he is constantly buying them. He says that there are not many customers for the foreign coins. I happen to be his biggest foreign coin customer.

I just finished looking up the 19th century French coins for their current prices. There are 51 coins, and they added up to a little over $4,000.00!

By the way, that 1871-K 10 Centimes was valued at $1,000.00. This rare coin has been my best find in my 45 years of collecting.

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wolvesdad
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  10:44:26  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
craaaazzzzyyyyy!!! :D

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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  13:06:04  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
That's nuts - the best coin I ever found in a junk bin was worth $35. I need to get a 1800s price guide though - anyone have an older one for sale?

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
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copperhead57
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  14:07:03  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
Here are pictures of the 1871-K 10 Centimes.

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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  16:23:52  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
That is amazing condition - I have never seen one that nice.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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johnbrickner
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  22:30:28  Show Profile Send johnbrickner a Private Message
Hummmmm, another map to find some treasure besides pennies and nickels and my bank teller finding silver coin for me . . . Your posts on this thread has piqued my interest. So what is the "best" international coin book(let) to reference as a noob in this arena?

I've come across Fels, Krauses, World Coins, and the Blackbook. Any of these better than the others?

Thanks in advance for you comments, suggestions.

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wolvesdad
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  22:44:47  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
That's an amazingly beautiful coin! Super find. I'd be tempted to keep it!

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uthminsta
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  23:53:16  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by copperhead57 This coin dealer probably has over 1,000,000 loose foreign coins, and sells them for $.25 each.

Oh. Man. I would be like a kid in a candy store there.

That coin is absolutely pristine! I hate to say this, but is it possible that it is counterfeit? I would want to send it in to one of the grading services which is best known for correctly handling world coins. But I would not be the one who could tell you which service that would be.

As for a guide, I believe Krause & Mishler's Standard Catalog of World Coins is most widely accepted and trusted. But I could be wrong. What do others think?

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johnbrickner
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Posted - 02/21/2010 :  00:06:49  Show Profile Send johnbrickner a Private Message
Update: Just bought Collecting World Coins: More Than a Century of Circulating Issues 1901-Present on half.com for very inexpensive reference and to jump on the learning curve quickly 'till I find better. Thanx again!

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copperhead57
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USA
255 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2010 :  09:17:50  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by johnbrickner

Hummmmm, another map to find some treasure besides pennies and nickels and my bank teller finding silver coin for me . . . Your posts on this thread has piqued my interest. So what is the "best" international coin book(let) to reference as a noob in this arena?

I've come across Fels, Krauses, World Coins, and the Blackbook. Any of these better than the others?

Thanks in advance for you comments, suggestions.



The Krause catalog is the most widely used.

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wolvesdad
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2010 :  19:45:36  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
Not exactly in a junk bin, so not sure that it couts:
1925 'un peso' Mexican coin
Silver 0.720 fine.
worth about $6 in silver.
This one is in VF or XF condition
Paid $4.
Has Edge lettering.

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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 02/21/2010 :  22:32:09  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
I would define "junk bin" as loose foreign coins for 50 cents or less. But any silver below spot is saaah-weet.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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wolvesdad
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USA
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  10:40:17  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
cool...
Do you think someone could come up with a 'most over looked' silver junk bin candidates?

Coins that many coin dealers would overlook or ignore as silver? Maybe coins that only have 50% to 10% silver, but any candidates you can think of are fine.

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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  11:08:59  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Well, you can look at my list in the first post that I update - its only 8 coins so far this year so hardly a statistical sample, but they were clearly over-looked.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
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redneck
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  17:35:28  Show Profile Send redneck a Private Message
1946 Canadian Quarter (.800-fine - 0.1500 ASW) for a 1986 U.S. quarter...

1961 French 5 francs (.8350-fine - 0.3221 ASW) found in a bunch of other coins I bought. I didn't know this one was in there.

So this one was free...

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Edited for silver content

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Edited by - redneck on 02/25/2010 06:15:25
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copperhead57
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USA
255 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2010 :  18:53:06  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
I frequently find smaller silver coins like British 3 Pence and Swedish 10 Ore in junk boxes.

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wolvesdad
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USA
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Posted - 02/23/2010 :  10:57:23  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
seems like with the right knowledge, and a little haggling, you could really cleanup at a coin show, once through at the begining, and then at the very end when the dealers just want to clean out rather than take home some of their cheaper coins.

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johnbrickner
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154 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  23:06:25  Show Profile Send johnbrickner a Private Message
Wolvesdad: I like the way you think in these areas; knowledge, interpersonal encounters, and human nature = increased value in your pocket. You are calculating. You don't play war games do you?

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uthminsta
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USA
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Posted - 02/25/2010 :  00:23:30  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Two British .500 sixpence, both dated 1929. 25c each. :)
Getting these two made me go back and reread this thread, and I had to add it all up...
1966 Canada qtr (pl?)... 35c... 800 fine... 0.1500 ASW
1968 Canada quarter..... 25c... 500 fine... 0.0937 ASW
1952 Cuba 10 centavo.... 35c... 900 fine... 0.0723 ASW
1929 G.B. sixpence...... 25c... 500 fine... 0.0455 ASW
1929 G.B. sixpence...... 25c... 500 fine... 0.0455 ASW
1809 Bavaria 6 kreuzer.. 09c... 333 fine... 0.0289 ASW

6 coins, 3 different locations, 0.44 ounces so far... doesn't sound like much. But it's 7 bucks worth of silver for a buck and a half.

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copperhead57
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USA
255 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2010 :  00:45:36  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
I just returned from a coin show, and I found 8 silver coins in a few junk boxes.

1. 1892 Canada 5 Cents for $0.25.
2. 1963 Canada 25 Cents for $0.25.
3. 1931 France 10 Francs for $0.50.
4. 1927 British 6 Pence for $0.25.
5. 1933 British 6 Pence for $0.25.
6. 1935 British Florin for $0.50.
7. 1929 British Half Crown for $0.50.
8. 1950 Mexico 25 Centavos for $0.20.

That is a little over 0.9 ounces of silver for $2.70.

I also pulled out a nice VG 1907-H Canada Large Cent for $0.25. Only 800,000 were minted. That is the lowest mintage Canadian cent of the 20th century.

I also got the following early coins for a decent price.

1. 1778 Mexico 1/2 Real in G-VG for $3.25.
2. 1783 Mexico 1/2 Real in G-VG for $3.25.
3. 1794 Mexico 1/2 Real in G-VG for $4.50.
4. 1802 Mexico 1/2 Real in VG for $3.75.
5. 1806 Mexico 1/2 Real in G-VG for $3.00.
6. 1782 Mexico 1 Real in VG-F for $7.50.
7. 1772 Mexico 2 Reales in G for $11.25.
8. 1788 Mexico 2 Reales in VG for $9.00.
9. 1775 Bolivia 1 Real in VG for $11.25.
10. 1797 Guatemala 2 Reales in F for $11.25.


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redneck
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Posted - 02/27/2010 :  14:23:03  Show Profile Send redneck a Private Message


1937 German Third Reich 2 reichsmark - .625 fine - .1607 oz. silver
1939 German Third Reich 2 reichsmark - .625 fine - .1607 oz. silver

.3214 oz. of silver for 50 cents.

or

you could say I bought silver at $1.55 oz.





Also

Large British Pennies - (half dollar size)

1891,92,94,97,99

1901,07,12,15,16,17,19,20,30,35,36,37,2-38,45,63

all for $4.00




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Bluegill
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USA
1964 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2010 :  11:56:05  Show Profile Send Bluegill a Private Message
Well I'm finally able to get on the board. Went to a local coin show earlier today. Poked around in the only foreign junk box at the show. I was surprised to see a '58 Mexican Peso.

It is a whopping .100 fine with a MV of an impressive 85. I paid 20 for it.

So my 2010 running total is;

1958 Mexican 1 Peso. (.100) .051 ASW

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redneck
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1273 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2010 :  21:15:27  Show Profile Send redneck a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Bluegill

Well I'm finally able to get on the board. Went to a local coin show earlier today. Poked around in the only foreign junk box at the show. I was surprised to see a '58 Mexican Peso.

It is a whopping .100 fine with a MV of an impressive 85. I paid 20 for it.

So my 2010 running total is;

1958 Mexican 1 Peso. (.100) .051 ASW











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