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  1. Good Afternoon...  Yes , I am still searching for AAFES POGS !  You mentioned you might still have some stored away !   Let me know ......   Tracy 

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  2. I have no interest in collecting them, but in the future they will be worth money to certain subsets of collectors and those specializing in certain parts of the world or themes. At some stage they will even be in museums I am sure. Just as Nazi or Confederate money is popular with many today-for a variety of reasons-these will be too. I certainly have coins from bad regimes, especially a lot of Mussolini era coins so I do not want to seem a hypocrite, but having spent enough time in the part of the world the interest is not there for me.
  3. Привет and Welcome to Coinpeople :-)
  4. Not a fan of his designs, but I agree they resemble the old Swiss notes and some of the Israeli also. And of course huffpo will find a way to inject or mention race in every possible article the ever type but I digress...
  5. Sorry, it is not hot-linked, you have to cut and paste into the browser.
  6. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/fashion/change-for-a-bowie-the-advent-of-artisanal-cash.html?_r=0 Interesting article by Dan Crane one local currencies or what NYT calls artisanal cash. It has been around a while but a decent enough read nonetheless. Ciao
  7. darn, as I told another collector on this site, I literally had scores of them and they became play fodder for my kids and whatnot. I'll look around as I am moving in about 5 months and will be cleaning a bunch of stuff out. I know I have more stored away. Just ping me and ask.
  8. Received five U.S. dollar coins and interestingly two were Martin Van Buren but one was proof and one was a circ. strike. The busting up of proof sets, often by thieves continues (pet peeve of mine). Oddly the proof is somewhat circulated. I'll see if I can scan them side by side.
  9. Bermuda penny, a Canuck nickel and a British 10p. Nothing too exciting but nice nonetheless. I spent the 10p at LHR already LOL
  10. I hate to go on a tangent but as a pilot I must fill you in on the fact that Russia makes plenty of its own aircraft and flies them, as does China at COMAC. Canada and Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden and Italy also make commercial aircraft, and the list can go on. Airbus is starting to make airplanes in the US (Alabama) also, and has a license plant for A320 in China. Boeing makes aircraft in Wichita, kansas, and South Carolina for example. So it can be as "complicated" as your coin question! Many of the Euro coins are made in each country's home mint. Plenty of things are outsourced and not always in the mainstream knowledge base. Texas makes license plates for El Salvador and several other countries for example. In addition to coins, banknotes are very often made by private companies, like Thomas de la Rue, who makes for many, many states. Good topic to discuss, thanks for posting.
  11. Had another long Coinstar dry spell, and then Thursday I found an only slightly crusty and rusty 1943 Steel 'penny'; so I guess there is still hope.
  12. Sure: It is a coin, and it is collectable. I already have one of that batch and do not "need" another or I would be interested since I live in Italia much of the year and collect Italian items.
  13. Nice SBA. [vent] I have been having a dry spell lately [/venting off] Best I have done is a 1946 (P) US nickel last week that summarily went into a vending machine.
  14. Several of my prior "good producers" have gone dry, though yesterday at a supermarket south of Downtown Houston I got a nearly mint state 2012 South Korea 10 won , and a handfull of regular small US change, and one carwash token... Not earth shaking but my first find of anything in while.
  15. Another wheatie.. 1953-D cent in change at a supermarket gas station in far northern Houston suburb. Seems only wheaties lately but I'll take it.
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