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  1. Well I'm up to give the old auction on coinpeople a try. I have two crisp unc polymer Australia notes in this lot, $5 1997 cat#51 subsection C, signature Macfarlane and evans $10 1998 cat#52 subsection B, signature Macfarlane and evans postage is your choice, $0.37 firstclass mail or $3.85 priority mail US. Outside the US it would be at cost ~$0.80 is my guess for int'l first class. Bidding starts at $15 US (roughly the exchange rate is 12$ US). Bidding increases at 25c. pic- http://www.earthlink.net/accounts/treeballs/789.jpg Auction will end Monday, 4 July at 6PM CDT( 1800hrs), 2300hrs Zulu universal time. Thanks for looking and any other auction inputs are apprectiated. I hope I covered everything. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Who needs a hug
  2. a slow "death" for the bill would be okay (unless you are at the strip clubs with 28plain who is still silent here, shocking) if you mean 2-3 years-- though I think 12 months would be a better timeframe, and economically would be the best looking at markets, rates, consumer spending, etc. Most vending machines now take the dollar coins and other items could be retooled quickly. Spending is projected to increase with a dollar coin, according a recent Stanford study, by up to 20% so the coin only option cannot come soon enough. The change, no pun intended, has gone well in every other country so hopefully it can be done in the US sooner rather than later. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Texas, It's bigger than France
  3. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...bayphotohosting These are 10 (95), 20 (94), and 50 (94) Franc Swiss notes. All are crips unc. thanks for looking! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Womanizer, Pilot, Cat-owner, Golfer, Texan
  4. Well I just found a 1948D wheat cent...worth anout 0.01$ But I'll keep it just for grins. THe coinstar machine has been good to me the last few weeks though-silver! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Veni, Vidi, Bibi, Carpe imperium
  5. An update- after studying them longer and looking online (sadly here in my hotel I don't have my book) Algeria and Egypt come to mind UAE 25, Syria 50 piastres, Algeria 5 centimes, Syrai 1 pound, Syria 50 piastres, Egypt 5 piastres 1992 Eritrea 25 Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Help me help you
  6. So you have no answer to anything posted. Allow me to condense your response- you are in 4th grade...I addressed every piece of your post in my reply quotes and you try one sentence because your assumptions were so invalid? Nice. As for me going back to Iraq and Qatar (I appreciate your concern about my travels as noted above BTW)- I do like the tax free money but will not enjoy it, per se. I do look forward to living back in Maastricht as NATO flights are more fun the USAF ones and worth more money! Again Your 4th grade debate tactics are fairly weak kid. Try answering the question at hand next post. EDIT-typoo Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Seven continents down, none to go
  7. I didn't keep it long. I bought a new truck with most of it as I sold it to a dealer for cash and broke even. I used some bonus money to buy it which was silly. I learned to keep coins a hobby and keep my properties as investments not coins. Don't mix the two. Coins=fun hobby for me, not investement. Though I don't want to take a bath on a coin. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, All Redheads are nuts
  8. starting top left going right- UAE 25, Syria 50 piastres, unknown "5 denomination, Syrai 1 pound, Syria 50 piastres, unknown "5" denomination from 1992 Eritrea 25 The two unknowns on the right could be Yemeni but I need to see the other side. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Viva La Republica de Texas
  9. rougly 1985 when I was given a birth-year proofset (1975). Then I got a job in a coin store in 1988 and got serious. As an undergrad not so much, then my collection was stolen and I was bitter and jaded. A few years ago I "caught" the bug again and I am back, though more so into paper, especially nationals and foreign notes of all the places I've lived and been. Cool topic BTW, nice to hear everyones stories on the "new" forum. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Actions speak louder than bumperstickers
  10. THe most ever for a single coin was $1200 for an old Spanish Trail commem half. The most ever for a note was $6000 for a 1934 dark green Boston star note $1000 bill. The most "total" for coins in one stop-- I just paid $2000 a few weeks ago for 84 Morgan dollars. I've already sold $1000 worth and hope to sell the rest this week and probably make a bit. Sadly almost all of them are cleaned, but they are nice 1879 8tf, 1880, 1888s, 1898 etc Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, I do this to annoy you
  11. -"You're wrong about the $2 note. It's an inconvenient denomination and has never been a popular circulating note at any point in history when it was released. The failure of the $2 note has nothing whatsoever to do with the design, it's a matter of the number of denominations necessary for making change in a base 10 numerical system."- Actually I am not, you have fallen prey to a bit of overdone false history in the numismatic field. Certain areas of the country used the two in great demand, especially the midwest in the late 19th and early 20th century. The two was used to pay workers in the oil fields for years, for example. Change in a base 10 is easy as 2 works into that just fine. By that argument the 20 dollar bill should be a failure, but it is not. Unlike the Cayman islands we do not have a $25 bill. -"I've seen no evidence at all to support your claims about the Sac not being a failure. "- Then you are not looking or researching in the right places. The Sac didn't replace the Dollar bill, but the gov't knew that was not going to happen. It is working in the billets it was meant to fill. -" The design wasn't the problem, nor was the "marketing" strategy. Dollar coins are viewed as clumsy and inconvenient by those of us who use a lot of cash for one simple reason: they truly are clumsy and inconvenient to handle in everyday commerce. "- Unless you are going to a lot of strip clubs this is not true (and even in strip clubs in Canada and Europe the single coins work GREAT--more fun actually). Without being to much of a cultural snob, I've seen the dollar coins work fine in commerce on 7 continents, get out and look at these areas. American's fear change because they are, overall, lazy and uncultured. One could take that logic and say quarters are failures, are they clumsy? Two seperate studies by the gov't showed the marketing campaign for the SAC failed, and the Wal-Mart release and term "Golden" caused people to hoard at higher rates than the SBA introduction. -" Dollar coins are being used almost exclusively in federally owned vending machines and they simply don't circulate besides their little trips from the post office to the banks."- And in mass transit and plenty of other places. I used them all the time in the states -" If people liked using $2 notes and $1 coins then those denominations would be popular. They aren't, which should show the hard headed, non cash using proponents of these silly instruments something. "- This is cart before horse logic. The gov't can lose the $2 bill as well if you like and have no $2 coin or use one, but the dollar bill is a waste compared to a coin. As a taxpayer it bothers me when the gov't wastes money. People will not stop spending if we only have coins, in fact studies show coins are more likely to be spent than dollar bills. $50 dollar bills are not popular, should we get rid of them? $100s are not popular and in fact not accepted at many establishments, should they go to? -" Just as an experiment, how many people here on this thread who favor the $1 coin and the $2 note meet these two conditions: 1. Live and do business in the US 2. Use cash as their primary tender when doing business. "- I do-- though I am leaving the US. How many people have used dollar coins in countries that don't have single bills? Me and millions of others. -" Those who don't meet these two criteria may as well realize that the change they're proposing has been tried repeatedly and has just as repeatedly failed to prove its worth in our monetary system"- NO actually it hasn't, as both have been allowed to circulate together. You may think that people are then choosing the bills over coins, but basic human study shows people do not want change[sic] (no pun intended) and will stick to the status quo when given a choice in mannerism. -" and that failure has been for very sound reasons not based on any stubborness or unreasoned resistance to change on the part of the cash handling public."- See above, basic academic study shows otherwise, and the savings to taxpayers alone would make people more likely to favour it. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, I've been called worse
  12. No we do use Arabic numerals today-- the arabic script you show is not actually "Arabic" it was imported later into the language. 1234567890 are Arabic numerals. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Like Reading, Thank a teacher
  13. Gump what is your concern? Would you prefer to keep the value written in longhand English? I like the Arabic numerals as they are on the gold/platinum eagles and think it would look interesting. The dollar sign is a new touch (other than platimun) as well. The roman numerals on the old gold is a nice change also. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, King of Belize, Viceroy of Texas, Protector of the Faith
  14. The $2 isn't a failure, per se,(just a victim of design like the 50c) and at current cash/inflation rates the $2 is still effective in paper form. Without a Dollar bill folks will use the Sac and the $2. The concept works well in other places, the gov't just has to put it into place in the USA. As for the Sac being a failure, not really. The marketing campaign was bad, and the colour is fading, but the transit and postal uses are going strong. If the Dollar bill goes away people will use the sac. Much like the looney in Canada and the pound coin in Britain. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Not all pilots are alcoholics, we don't go to meetings
  15. Lose the $1 bill, which forces the coin and continue to print $2s. People would adjust and it saves the gov't, i.e. taxpayers, millions each year. Other countries have done it --the US can also. Americans are just to adverse to change, but several polls have shown that when you talk about saving tax dollars then folks are all for it. If Belize can do it, the US can do it. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France
  16. For the US for me, I say 1965-- But 1900 or 1945 are good for me too. For various reasons, more historical than numismatic--it is the history minor in me I guess. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Did you get that memo
  17. Well, one of my two UNC sets this year came without the info card-- I thought about sending it back but didn't..to much trouble LOL. My Silver set came last week and was fine, though I am more upset over my lewis/clark nickle set. I ordered it toward the end of May, and it said backordered and was supposed to ship on 13 June, now the website says 7 July will be the shipment date. I want my nickles!!! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, I do this to annoy you
  18. I have a rider on my renters insurance through USAA. Being that I had my collection stolen back in 99 I wish I had had it then!! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
  19. yeah, I leave the country for a few weeks and then BAM the forum is gone???!!! Well I like the new look and hope for the same great info. Thanks to all involved. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France
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