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    http://freds.ecrater.com/

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    Wisconsin
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    Imperial Germany - everything: coins paper military medals tokens post cards etc. State and local issue military medals of Wis & Ill plus Badges of all kinds not just police from Milwaukee city & county, Wis., Wausau and Waupaca county, Wisc aldermen, mayors, civil defense, retirement and long service medals and badges
  1. The Ukrainean coins formerly listed here will be in the next William Rosenblum auction which will also include a large Russian collection. Bill does not charge buyer's fees!!
  2. It is an Ecuadorian 5 sucres KM- 79 dated 1944 and supposedly a product of the Mexico City Mint. Even before I got to touch it I could see that it has a major die clash on the obverse. It also has several small die breaks but when it was handed to me I instantly thought that it felt too light in weight. The coin has a rough appearance that looks like it was struck with rusty dies that had been heavily polished and cleaned. General Sucre’s lips are weak and his chin is swollen. Definitely not up to the quality of a 20th century Mexico City Mint product. The reeded edge is of good quality and the coin has a nice ring to it but the pitch doesn’t sound quite right for silver. Now that I have been retired from KP for three years I don’t handle a lot of coins anymore; maybe I have lost my sense of feel for judging weight and my wife says my hearing isn’t what it used to be. I bought the coin so I could test it, and myself at home. The coin should weigh 25 grams but actually only weighs in at 18.26 grams which was very reassuring and pleasing to me. Next I did a specific gravity test which came out as 7.77-7.78 which indicates that this die struck coin is on a silver plated probably aluminum-copper planchet. I guess my hearing is still better than my wife thinks too! Why would some one go to the trouble and expense of counterfeiting such a common coin? My guess is that the counterfeiters want to make a killing on the silver bullion market.
  3. These books are the classics for the German States coins issued from circa 1800-1870 and include much background information not found in the Krause Standard Catalogs. All are in German but the pictures and numbers need no translation. All the books are in nice used condition, are about 6 inches wide and 8 ¼ inches tall. Postage which includes insurance to US addresses only is 3.00 for the first book and 50 cents for each additional book. Payment must be by cash, check or money order. NO Paypal or Credit cards. My prices are cheap! If you don’t think so check out the book sites on the internet. I only have two copies of volumes 5 and 9. I only have one copy of the other volumes so act fast if you want more than one book. Volume I Wurttemberg and the Hohenzollern Principalities 1806-1873, hard cover 2nd edition, 58 pages, 1966, Signed by author. Used 9.50 Volume I Wurttemberg and the Hohenzollern Principalities 1806-1873, soft cover 1st edition 1951, 40 pages including plates, Used 6.00 Volume 2 Anhalt and Baden 1806-1873, soft cover 1954 edition, 40 pages, Used 6.00 Volume 5 Bavaria, Berg and Wurzburg 1806-1871, soft cover 1957 edition, 80 pages, Used 7.00 Volume 6 Frankfurt, Hessen and Isenburg 1806-1866, soft cover 1959 edition, 83 pages, Used 7.00 Volume 7 Nassau, Westfalen, Waldeck and Pyrmont, Lippe-Detmold and Schaumburg-Lippe 1806-1871, soft cover 1960 edition, 86 pages, Used 7.00 Volume 8 Hannover and Braunschweig 1813-1871, soft cover 1964 edition, 104 pages, Used 7.00 Volume 9 Prussia 1797-1873, hard cover 1967 edition, 80 pages, Used 8.00
  4. The rare six Ukrainian coins that I have listed here earlier are priced at full Krause Standard Catalog prices for your information. These prices are not carved in stone and serious counter offers are welcome. Thanks, Fred
  5. Ukraine 20 Hryven KM 188 2003 Liberation of Kiev 60th Anniversary, Proof Sterling Silver, 67.64g 2 oz asw. Obv. Holographic Eternal Flame. Rev. Battle scene and map. Reeded edge in plastic capsule and case with certificate as issued. Rare only 2000 minted. 300.00 postpaid and insured US addresses only cash, check or money order only.
  6. Ukraine 10 Hryven KM 225 2004 Whit Sunday, Proof Sterling Silver, 33.62g 1 oz asw. . Rev. Folk Dancers. Reeded edge in plastic capsule and case with certificate as issued. 250.00 postpaid and insured US addresses only cash, check or money order only
  7. Ukraine 10 Hryven KM 34 1996 Arch Bishop Petro S. Mohyla (1596-1647), Proof Sterling Silver, 16.81 .5 oz asw. Rev. Arch Bishop. Reeded edge in plastic capsule and case with certificate as issued. Rare only 5000 minted. 1000.00 postpaid and insured US addresses only cash, check or money order only.
  8. Ukraine 10 Hryven KM 70 1998 Kylv-Pechersk Assumption Cathedral, Proof Sterling Silver, 33.62g 1 oz asw. Reeded edge in plastic capsule as issued. 120.00 postpaid and insured, US addresses only cash, check or money order only.
  9. Ukraine 2 Hryvni KM 39 1997 Yuri Kondratiuk, Proof -like BU copper-nickel, Reeded edge in plastic capsule as issued. 120.00 postpaid and insured US addresses only cash, check or money order only.
  10. Reverse; PLEASE DISREGARD THIS, I would delete this if I could.
  11. Ukraine 20 Hryven KM 58 1998 Cossack Revolt 350th Anniv. Proof Sterling Silver, 33.61 g 1 oz asw. Reeded edge in plastic capsule as issued. For sale 90.00 postpaid and insured US only cash, check or money order only.
  12. How does one get to the OmniCoin Service agreement and be able to read it? Every time I click on it I just get the registration form and I refuse to agree to it unless I get to read it first. Thanks, Fred
  13. Thanks Bill, I will have to check that out.
  14. As a collector or numismatist would you ever consider consigning a precious metal coin or medal to the melting pot? If so what would justify that act in your mind?
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