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Capt-AWACS

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  1. bom dia. I fly with some good Portuguese pals here at NATO. OUr trips there are always fun. Welcome, Ciao, Capt-AWACS
  2. while joggin the German/Dutch border trail here, near myhouse, I found a 1977 Deutsch 10 Pfennig. Once I wiped the dirt it wasn't half bad. I think it got kicked out by some farmers or something. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Europe-we have no easy button
  3. I'd rank them: 1st: ak2 2nd: ak1 3rd ak4 4th: ak3 At first I thought ak2 was a bit "crowded" but it grew on me when I think of my times staying in Alaska. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Not all aviators are alcoholics, we don't go to meetings
  4. FInally got my first one here in Europe. A 2 Euro German in change at the parking meter in Dusseldorf!!!!! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Help Me, Help You
  5. Received a 2007 US 1 Cent today in Houston at the airport (IAH) Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Veni, Vidi, Bibi
  6. Howdy, Hola, Hello, Namaste, Gutentag, GoodeMiddag, Salaam, G'day, Aloha and Yo... Welcome. Native Houstonian here (flying back for afew days this wednesday actually). There are a lot of great folks here you will enjoy all the good talk and info! Fair amount of Houston "peeps" as well. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Hermano bebe, que la vida es breve
  7. What's the big deal (I posted and read this on some other forums also)? Plenty of places right on the border take pesos and there have been establishments all over the Canadian border area that take Canadian Dollars. I know a few companies in Houston and New York that take Euros. This is business, though that far from the border this smacks of marketing and advertising more than anything else. They are getting publicity. Several countries use the US dollar for legal tender and in much of Mexico you can pay in US Dollars. Non-starter. The bigger crises for the dollar is how oil countries are pricing in Euros. God forbid that OPEC switch to the EURO then the dollar could see another decline. Which I don't want seeing as I get paid in Dollars but live in Europe (not happy with a ten % pay cut in a year... (rant over LOL) Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Hermano bebe, que la vida es breve
  8. If we had the bowing worship smiley I would use that too! Nice find amigo! Thanks for sharing it! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Pissing off internet forums since 1999
  9. And I had a grandfather that did the same and a Father who fought in WWII. During WWII bartering and the trade of commodities was actually very common. Sugar rations were huge as was rubber. Worth more than gold to some folks. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Dutch RVs and German Autobahns don't mix
  10. As do other investments. Big deal. Niether has sugar in 500 years of trade. I try to trade packets of it but it never seems to work. I did see someone trade a watch for a cab ride in Thailand once. Hmmm Every single one? Really well as America's hasn't this is a false statement and others BTW are still readily traded. The sky is falling economic chickenhawks have been debating how US currency will faily for years. It started in the 1780s then after the civil war, then after 1913 then after 1964 and then 2000 yet it is still going strong...amazing fact seeing as how the sky is falling Aside from the rise in value of the Euro lately and god forbid Oil gets priced in Euros, the dollar is still the number hold currency for central banks and legal tender in over 20 countries. It is not going anywhere anytime soon. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Actions speak louder than bumperstickers
  11. Well I started working in a coin and jewelry store at age 12 and my first boss always told me you couldn't run a store and be a collector at the same time, and talking to some other store owners around the country I would believe it is true, as your motive with a store is profit and thus not keeping the good pieces for yourself. Most stores exist to make a profit of course. IMO The ulitmate collectors do not have to be rich per se, but possess knowledge on the subject allowing them to find great coins. Now being "rich", whatever that means to some people, certainly allows one to go out and aquire a great coin. As for me, I like collecting but I enjoy seeing and learning about coins more so seeing collections at the ANA or Smithsonian (Aluminum cent) or at shows (100,000 notes) or museums (the 33 $20 gold in Houston at "Gold") makes me happy. But sadly on a personal note in the end I like the profit to much so if I ever had a cool "Status" coin like a US 1913 V 5c I would take the profit everytime. With notes I am not so profit happy but that might change who knows. Intersting questions BTW! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Actions speak louder than bumperstickers
  12. Well after last year's success of my "First 2006 thread" I thought it was time to report the first 07 finds. So far none for me but a friend reported 2007 US 1 cent pieces in Texas already. last year I found my first 06 US pieces (all 1 cents) within three weeks. Here in Europe I doubt I'll find anything before March but I have two more trips back to the states this month and I hope for some 07s then (and some new state quarters I still haven't found the Dakotas) Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Actions speak louder than bumperstickers
  13. Greetings and welcome. I live in Europe but am from the Bayou City i.e. Houston so greetings to the Bayou State, welcome and enjoy. Lots of smart coin folks around. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Vini, Vidi, Bibi
  14. I like the Jefferson one. I dated a girl that looked like Abby Adams... Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Not all pilots are alcoholics, we don't go to meetings
  15. I see a fair amount of old US 100$s circulating but here the overseas banks are a inpush to get the new US ones due to counterfeiting. HTe oldest one I received was a from one of the 30 series. From a machine the oldest was a 80s US 20$. Good shape too! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Wir lieben fliegen
  16. Titanium... This question actually got me thinking a bit and I went back and forth on opinion but in the end I'll say pure silver (though all the "white" metals are nice to a degree) Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Not all pilots are alcoholics, we don't go to meetings
  17. I will do Silver American Eagles, proof or unc depending on the event. They usually work out nicely. I've done some similar foreign coins for my other non US friends and that has worked well also. Plus if they are not interested it is easy to sell. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Carpe Imperium
  18. Howdy, Hola, Hello, Dag, Salaam, and What's up, I am sure you will enjoy it here. There are some great folks in all the subforums. Ciao,and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Veni, Vidi, Bibi
  19. I have been to the new Dallas Branch in Houston (much bigger new building). They have a couple of nice notes on display inthe building. I am going to try and hit the ECB in Frankfurt am Main soon. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
  20. Well in Ecuador, at least when I was staying there the sac was the main form of legal tender for US currency. You say dollar bills also but the coins were more common. I think when Ecuador made the switch to the US Dollar Uncle Sam decided to ship out about 500 million sacs and the rest is history. Some of them are very grimey and there has been a small counterfeit problem (mainly from Colombia and narco-trafficos) but it works well. All the slot machines and casinos in Ecuador were Sacs only. I heard a rumour the Turks and Caicos might try and go sac coin too but nothing serious yet. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France
  21. If Ecuador's economy keeps bumping along they will need at least another 150-200 million sacs partially for attrition (some of the sacs there are in horrid shape) and partly due to economic growth. Panama and El Salvador could see some sac growth also but that is yet to be determined. That won't eat up all of them but could take care of about two years worth of overage and turn the mint another tidy profit. Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, I have no children and the paperwork to prove it
  22. /\ Well there are 74 Aluminum cents floating around so I am sure there are one or two 64 Peace pieces out there... Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
  23. In short, Lee Rogers is ignorant on the subject and needs some basic economics. (I tried not to use harsher language) His little blurb about the Dollar Coin and Two Dollar bill notes this fact. Inflation has nothing to do with the dollar coin and two dollar bill part of the bill. Common sense is a last art it seems... Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Honk if you love Capt-AWACS
  24. gutentag, salaam, hola, hello, howdy, ciao, aloha, and dag Enjoy it here! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Actions speak louder than bumperstickers
  25. ohhh THANKS! I didn't know any of that either! Some of those are fairly close to Aachen and Geilenkirchen. i must go too! Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Wir lieben fliegen
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