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About ikaros

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    Your Don Martin sound effect for today is ZGWORTZ!
  • Birthday 11/10/1963

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    Columbus, Ohio
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    US: Jeffersons, Ikes
    World: British pre-decimal, Polish, Russian, and anything from 1963.

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  1. It's not far from my home town, actually, although I cannot say I've ever actually been in or even through Risingsun -- it's just not on the way to anywhere from where I lived. My only encounters with it were road signs not pointing in the direction I was going saying things like [ <- Risingsun 6 ] Looking at the records... they only report that it was named Risingsun in 1894 after having been named Rising Sun in 1874; before that it was variously St. Elms, Coon Town, and Stony Battery (and is not far from Stony Ridge, Ohio, which township I am familiar with). The only name it gives any history for is Stony Battery, after a limestone outcropping. There's that ol' Ohio practicality.
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    ikaros' goodies

    Nope. I found the image somewhere and used it because I wanted an 'ikaros' image. I've haunted eBay off and on looking for one -- the gold is out of my reach but a silver one finally turned up that no one else bid on.
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    ikaros' goodies

    Well well. That coin I use as my avatar? Finally got one! Silver, not gold. Very pretty.
  4. Oh, I have the common one. I was only dimly aware of the trial strikes; I generally don't collect non-circulating commemoratives.
  5. Ah, thank you for this background information! I have one of the Polish FAO issues (1971 10 złotych), and have seen a few from other countries, but never collected them specifically. What a great idea for a collection!
  6. Is it just me, or does it look like the foregroundmost cactus is giving us the finger? XD
  7. I've not seen a hexagonal one before. I've picked up a couple Mardi Gras tokens, as the mood strikes rather than out of any particular collecting interest.
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    ikaros' Jefferson Project

    And I didn't really photograph it all that well -- have I said recently that coin photography is hard? I'll try again some time.
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    ikaros' Jefferson Project

    My first slabbed Jeff! This is a PCGS PR65 1938 Jefferson nickel.
  10. I think it probably says something about my age and mindset when I can't look at Devil's Tower without expecting to see the Close Encounters mothership coming up over it...
  11. Whups! Well, what I said was )_@&^_%(#HF [9uhp[9G_8f7g#9ub(_&@T_(!BVPbvc [DISCONNECTED]
  12. I've bought coins from eBay, mostly foreigns for my birth year set where circulated condition is just fine, or mid-range slabbed Ikes. I don't think I would buy a really high-value coin over eBay, I'd want to see it in hand before pulling out my wallet — and I have trouble believing wheat rolls are really 'unsearched'.
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    sold off

    Heh. Me and that coin were made the same year, and I think it's in better condition than I am. Nice find!
  14. Considering what happened to us in Nashville with that &*)#^%*)&#$% _(#$^*()%#*(& @&*(%^*)#&ing #$(&*) of a #)&%^#$*) *@*%^% cloud, I take great comfort in eclipses and comets not actually being once-in-a-lifetime events!