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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  17:24:42  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
With my latest find of a 1957 Mexican 5 Peso I'm on track to hit my 2010 goal of three ounces of silver for $3.

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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silvernut1
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USA
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Posted - 03/06/2010 :  19:34:35  Show Profile Send silvernut1 a Private Message
Not silver, but I don't suppose anyone knows what these coins may be?
one photo is the obverse of both coins, and the other photo is the reverse of both coins.
I got them from an "old coin" bin .....I thought they were pretty cool....they are both very small (dime/penny size)
Thanks for any help/insight you may have.



Silver-Nut

Edited by - silvernut1 on 03/06/2010 19:42:37
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copperhead57
Penny Collector Member



USA
255 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2010 :  17:03:14  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
They are Imperial Roman coins from around the 4th century.

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PennySaved
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1720 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2010 :  18:39:38  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
Got a 1965 5 Schilling 0.107 oz silver for 8 cents

SELLING COPPER PENNIES 1.4X FACE SHIPPED......“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principles of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” Thomas Jefferson
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PennySaved
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USA
1720 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2010 :  18:47:29  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
Also, 1938 New Guinea One Shilling for 8 cents 0.16 oz silver

SELLING COPPER PENNIES 1.4X FACE SHIPPED......“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principles of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” Thomas Jefferson
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silvernut1
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USA
18 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2010 :  20:14:55  Show Profile Send silvernut1 a Private Message
Copperhead57
Thank you for the information.
My son is going to really enjoy it when I tell him the coins are over 1500 years old.
Can you recommend a good (and hopefully cheap) reference book for looking up non-US coins?

Thank you again!!

Silver-Nut
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thogey
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2010 :  20:26:29  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.



How are your e-bay auctions going?

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Bluegill
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USA
1964 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2010 :  13:47:13  Show Profile Send Bluegill a Private Message
Found a 1919 Ceylon 50 cent. 5.63 grams, 55% fine. Paid 10¢ for it.

2010 running total;

1958 Mexican 1 Peso. (.100) .051 ASW
1919 Ceylon 50 Cent. (.550) .099 ASW

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copperhead57
Penny Collector Member



USA
255 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  19:09:09  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by thogey

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.



How are your e-bay auctions going?



Most have done very well, and did better than expected.

The biggest surprise was a 1861 British Penny. It turned out to be a rare variety, and sold for $1,675.00! It was my biggest sale that I ever made on eBay. I only paid $0.25 for it.

The 1918 Norway 5 Ore fetched a little over $175.00, even though it had problems. I thought it would get about $50.00.

copperhead57
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uthminsta
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  19:39:54  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Another score, but I am away from my coin books. Can someone please look these coins up and tell me the fineness and ASW?
1905 Austria 10 something (kopek?)
1939 New Zealand 3 pence
1945 Philippines 10 centavo
1931 Sweden 10 ore
1943 Sweden 25 ore
1964 Sweden kronor
1967 Sweden kronor (am I spelling that right? and are these two even silver?)
Thanks for any help!

EDIT:
Also got...
1902 and 1919 Canada quarters
1942 Canada dime
Any help here on fineness and ASW?

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Edited by - uthminsta on 03/17/2010 13:39:22
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thogey
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  19:56:25  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by copperhead57

quote:
Originally posted by thogey

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.



How are your e-bay auctions going?



Most have done very well, and did better than expected.

The biggest surprise was a 1861 British Penny. It turned out to be a rare variety, and sold for $1,675.00! It was my biggest sale that I ever made on eBay. I only paid $0.25 for it.

The 1918 Norway 5 Ore fetched a little over $175.00, even though it had problems. I thought it would get about $50.00.



Very exciting. What's your e-bay handle.

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thogey
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  20:00:23  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
Also, remember to keep it under 20K this year or you can expect a IRS 1099.

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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  22:00:20  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Ahh this is the thread I have been looking for. Dove into a junk bin this weekend and got:

15.90 in Swiss Francs
1 British pound

All Silver:
1/2 Franc Swiss
1914 Six pence
1929 Six Pence
1931 1 Shiling
1 franc France
50 C. France
10 Ore Sweden
10 cent Netherland

for a grand total of .5413 ASW

All the above for $6- I think I did okay

Robber Baron= Robarons
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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  22:11:19  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Robarons that is a an epic pirating expedition!

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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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  22:31:57  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
And I am going back for more too- I left some Swiss francs behind because I didnt know the exchange rate- but the dollar and franc are pretty darn close to parity.

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uthminsta
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2010 :  22:32:15  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Okay, I figured it all out again...
So far this year, I have pirated...
YEAR COUNTRY...... COIN......... FINE.. ASW
1919 Canada....... quarter...... 925... 0.1734
1902 Canada....... quarter...... 925... 0.1728
1966 Canada....... quarter...... 800... 0.15
1968 Canada....... quarter...... 500... 0.0937
1967 Sweden....... krona........ 400... 0.09
1964 Sweden....... krona........ 400... 0.09
1952 Cuba......... 10 centavo... 900... 0.0723
1930 Panama....... 10centesimo.. 900... 0.0723
1942 Canada....... dime......... 800... 0.06
1945 Philippines.. 10 centavo... 750... 0.0482
1929 Great Brit... 6pence....... 500... 0.0455
1929 Great Brit... 6pence....... 500... 0.0455
1943 Sweden....... 25 ore....... 400... 0.0298
1809 Bavaria...... 6 kreuzer.... 333... 0.0289
1905 Russia....... 10 kopek..... 500... 0.0289
1939 New Zealand.. 3 pence...... 500... 0.0226
1931 Sweden....... 10 ore....... 400... 0.0186


17 silver coins, 1.24 ounces of silver, for $5.

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Edited by - uthminsta on 04/03/2010 17:26:04
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Dumpster Diver
Penny Collector Member



USA
474 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2010 :  19:12:40  Show Profile Send Dumpster Diver a Private Message
Not sure if this qualifies...Stopped by one of those antique shops where people set up booths but don't actually man them. You tell the cashier what number booth and they bring the keys...Saw a bag of foreign for $22 and a sign 20% off.

$17.60 FRNs got me:
'33 Ag French 20 Francs-(big coin!) .620
(10) '50's Japanese Ag 100 yen coins .600

(36) CuNi '60 Hong Kong Dollars
Several more pounds of CuNi,Ni,and Bronze coins and tokens.
-Big George Washington and Washington Cathedral Medals.


"You're not really gonna throw that out...are you"?
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Dumpster Diver
Penny Collector Member



USA
474 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2010 :  10:47:18  Show Profile Send Dumpster Diver a Private Message
Scored a 1970 Panama 5 Balboas coin in the junk bin for $19.95. Not exactly a steal but a really good deal. This coin is .925 and ASW is 1.0617 ozt. Absolute BU gem...

"You're not really gonna throw that out...are you"?
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uthminsta
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2010 :  17:39:08  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
I got a 1974 coin set aside for me by the local dealer... because it's for my worldwide birth year set. It was a 1974 Poland 200 Zlotych... 625 fine silver, .2907 ASW, with AG over $19 an ounce, is over $5.50 worth of silver... got it for $3. Decent victory.

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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2010 :  14:20:06  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
I just scored 12 silver coins from a dealer junk bin - will list them later. He noticed one of them and got super-p-to-the-issed when I tried to ask for 7 for a dollar instead of 20 cents each. I can't blame him, but I was only asking because his partner usually quotes me 10 for a dollar.

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

Edited by - AGgressive Metal on 07/06/2010 14:21:23
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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2010 :  21:14:47  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Thats one of the hazards of buying good deals from dealers in general. You catch some nice finds and they realize they screwed up/ what your up to and get mad or take the coins back.

This happened to me recently when I bought some silver, mainly Canadian for 5-8x face and tried to deal with him on the price for the pile I found and he said those are below spot and he didnt want to sell them anyways- but he still honored it (rare trait nowadays)

12 silvers for $2.40 is a steal- Nice job

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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2010 :  15:17:36  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Uthminsta said: "Can someone please look these coins up and tell me the fineness and ASW?"

1905 Austria 10 Heller - not silver, unless you are wrong about the country or denomination.
1939 New Zealand 3 pence - .500
1945 Philippines 10 centavo - .720
1931 Sweden 10 ore - .400
1943 Sweden 25 ore - .400
1964 Sweden kronor - .400
1967 Sweden kronor - .400
1902 and 1919 Canada quarters - .925
1942 Canada dime - .800

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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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2010 :  15:18:34  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
I have 29 silvers in the auction section right now, fyi

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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