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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. ikaros

    Official Premiere WHISKY COIN

    Well, there's one for the lottery list. Although I think I'd rather have the actual bottles of hooch.
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    Circulating Kennedy Half dollars

    This was about fifteen years ago, actually, at a Tim Hortons.
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    Latest Circulation Find

    (dons his best perfectly innocent look) 😈 (rats, didn't work again) 'Lucky Pierre', for the record, is the perfectly innocent nickname I gave the vending machine in the break room that has so far delivered two impaired proof SHQs and two 90% silver quarters. Because it has been lucky. For me. I can't help what other people think about... 🙄
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    Circulating Kennedy Half dollars

    And I have had clerks here in America think that a Kennedy half was a two-dollar coin just because they never see them. Man, do I miss circulating halves... and Ikes.
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    Latest Circulation Find

    Lucky Pierre strikes again! 1962D quarter in quite lovely condition!
  6. Ooo, but I do like that space shuttle one.
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    Latest Circulation Find

    Sweet! Nice find!
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    ikaros' goodies

    All right! Aside from flash flooding and way too much time spent on buses, I had a great time at the coin show today. More pictures to come, but first up is a proof-of-concept shot of the 1972S silver PR69DCAM I got for the Ike collection. I jury-rigged a glass holder with LEGO and boy am I glad I have a remote for my camera. Getting the light lined up correct was not easy, nor was getting the focus just right. But judging by at least some of the results, I think I'm on the right track: Of course, I'd like to get those black proof fields, but in the absence of those, this will do nicely.
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    Monumental Money

    Yeah, I found a couple of the original images and started a new album for them on my Flickr. A fortunate thing, because one of them doesn't exist anymore; the building has been torn down.
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    Monumental Money

    Realizing that this topic has lain fallow for a VERY long time... is there the remotest chance anyone saved the images from this? Imageshack went evil a few years ago and cut off all free users, so I no longer have access to my own pictures, and I find myself a) in need of them and b) disinterested in re-taking the pictures any time soon.
  11. Well, for the bells and whistles tickets. $40 for the museum and village isn't grotesquely out of line, at least IMO. You'll pay at least $45 to get into Cedar Point or King's Island, and that's before the $20 for parking.
  12. I hope they left the locomotive collection alone!
  13. I didn't even know there was a name change. Haven't been to the Ford Museum/Greenfield Village in close to 40 years.
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    ikaros' goodies

    Meanwhile, construction has begun on an off-axis lighting rig. I will post photos when it's done because I want to see if anyone can sort out the method before I reveal how I'm doing it -- the only hint I will give is that I live in an apartment and therefore do not have anything in the way of a carpentry shop. If it comes out as nice as I hope it does, I want to have a little brass plaque made for it in the style of Renaissance Humanist inventors: 'D Periparus facit MMXVIII' (Periparus would be the Latin version of my surname, in a similar way to how Carl von Linné is Carolus Linnaeus and Mikołaj Kopernik is Nicolaus Copernicus -- although mine is more of a direct translation than just a Latinization of the pronunciation).
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    ikaros' goodies

    The best I've got so far is an MS67 silver 1973-S and yeah, it's got detail and lustre all day long. PR69DCAMs are pretty easy to find, but some of the business strikes get crazy real fast if you stray north of the MS65 line -- my silvers are 66 and 67, but my business strikes are all 65s.