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  2. NOTICE: OVERSEAS BUYERS I CAN SHIP WHAT US LAWS AND YOUR NATION LAWS ALLOW AND WHERE THE USPS GOES (VIRUS ISSUE) ------------------------------------------------------------- Opening bid:$0.99 BIN: $29.99 FREE SHIPPING -------------------------------------------------------- 1918 British India Silver One Rupee 1883 Spanish/Philippine Silver 20 centavos ND Brazil 100 Cruzados Banknote 1992 Indonesia 1000 Rupiah Banknote 2014 Philippine 20 Piso banknote ND Yemen 10 rial banknote -------------------------------------------------------------
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  4. Have a few like this enyone eny Idias what they are?
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  7. only clean the coin if needed, yeah some people do dip the coin but unlucky for them over time the coin will turn and no matter how careful one is there is always leftover chemical film that will turn the coin, i have seen dipped coins that have become ugly over time to dip a coin to save it yeah i'm for that, but to enhance the coin and later have the coin turn not for that
  8. Just want to add one problem with the whole it is OK to clean a little or never --- from seeing what some coin dealers do to improve a coin (remove dirt, PVC damage, fingerprints) and then get away with it, I think the playing field is unfairly tilted to dealers who figure ways to clean a coin to improve its grade with hardly any notice. Even the grading agencies can miss a cleaned coin if done very gingerly and well enough to not make it noticeable. And often the luster remains again if acetone is used very sparingly, spring water and a pat with cloth towel. I agree though to avoid acetone with to proof, enhanced uncirculated modern coins, any key date coins in uncirculated to proof condition before 1965 and anything before 1878. The only cleaning I do see done by dealers is coins damaged by PVC in their holders, typical of coins from 1960's thru 80's. So, the adage never clean you coins is not completely true. But it HOLDS much truth.
  9. A double duty one advertising throw from a parade.
  10. this is a neat die crack error that hits the U
  11. hello it's look like : A halfpenny token issued by the Parys Mine Company of Anglesey (with druide) Have a look https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conder_token JYV
  12. Here is one I just found on eBay. A S746 chrome-plated cast iron example with a knob attached to be used as a paperweight. It is amazing how many unlisted varieties there are, considering 100+years of collecting and cataloging.
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  14. I would think it was used for paper or leather, very unlikely to be used for metal. Regular dies were used for schützenfest metals. I would also be interested in seeing if they used the umlaut where required. It is unusual that there would be a misspelling especially that word although not unheard of.
  15. Hello, Thank you for your welcoming and also for the info! Congrats for the 1000th post to this thread! The amount of wear on the striking end can be seen from the first photo, there is some flattening but not very important, which would imply either a short use on harder materials or longer use on softer ones (like paper). I see that the engraving on this item is done by hand (maybe Schuzengesellschaft was a misspelling?). Interestingly, the iron body has some peculiar marks on two opposite sides. I think these may either come from forging the body, or from this die being held with a pair of tongs for striking something of harder nature (in the past the upper coin die was held with tongs while it was stricken with a hammer, in order to avoid injury if being directly held by hand).
  16. It would also be appreciated if you could show a couple more pictures including the end that would have been impacted to emboss the punch into the paper or other media. I would be interested as to the amount of wear on that end. On a different subject, this is the 1,000th post of the Swiss Shooting Medals thread of this fine forum. Congratulations to everyone who has participated! 🙂
  17. Welcome to the forum. Your punch appears to say: Schaffhausen Schuzengesellschaft. Strangely, it does not spell Schutzengesellschaft with a t as per usual, at least I can't see it. It would be helpful to have a picture of a piece of paper punched and then shaded in some way so we can see it clearly. I doubt it is a die but rather some type of society punch/seal for paperwork of some type much like a corporate or notary seal. It is not dated which would also seem to corroborate the seal theory. The ram is indicative of the Swiss Canton of Schaffhausen. And to answer your question, I have seen a couple of punches similar to this as well as medal dies.
  18. Hello everybody, As this is probably the biggest forum thread devoted to Swiss shooting medals to be found on the web, I'd thought I might show you a unusual item and also maybe get some info/expert opinions. Please check the attached pics. Looks like an iron seal matrix/die (face diameter ~28 mm), with German legend mentioning Schaffhausen and 'shooting competition' . Please check the attached pics. I'd be grateful for any opinion or info you might have on this item, or similar ones you've found. Thank you!
  19. or buy one already graded by a grading company that way you have a coin that was looked over by experts and given a expert opinion
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