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About 28Plain

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    Deo Vindice
  • Birthday 11/02/1951

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    Central Virginia
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    Silver and gold coins, history, economics
  1. Hello, Adit. The lack of a coin shop won't slow you down much. The best coins I've bought were "found in the wild" as some say. I'll bet you find some outstanding coins in the possession of people who have traveled outside India and even from municipal governments who accept coins for tolls, etc. Also people who own vending machines will often have unusual coins. Thanks for signing in. Ed
  2. Just for my own taste, US coins past the Peace dollar are indeed boring. Ditto most post WWII world coins. Fiat coins in general are boring to me, especially current designs worldwide. I've never been bitten by the "Full Set" bug and simply have no interest in coins which depict politicians. Current US coins in general are deadly boring to me, even the bullion eagles, which make the early US coin designs they copy look cartoonish. The Chinese and Australian bullion coins are nice, IMO. My taste runs to precious metal coins of 1920's and earlier vintage.
  3. Hey, y'all. I threw some stuff on ebay this week, German medals and coins mostly. Check it out and you can save my seller's page if you like. http://shop.ebay.com/10thvacav/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562
  4. Hey, Tiff. Long time. Just thought I'd say hello.


  5. Possibly an attempted overstrike though the reason escapes my limited imagination.
  6. In the return pocket of a Coinstar machine at Walmart, I found a handful of coins including 2 silver roosies and one 1892 A Greece silver half Drachma. The Greek coin went for about $10usd on ebay.
  7. A drop of testing acid will show you whether or not it's real. Use the 10k solution, placing a drop on the bottom of an overturned drinking glass. Then touch the edge of the coin to the drop. If it's fake, you'll get a little green foam rising on the surface. If it's real it will look as though the acid is a drop of water with no reaction. This test will ruin the plating on the edge of a fake and leave no mark on a real coin. It's not a good idea to put the drop of solution directly on the face of the coin because it would remove any toning on a real coin and leave a clean spot.
  8. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...me=STRK:MESE:IT
  9. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...me=STRK:MESE:IT
  10. Hi, I tried to use the price guide but the links to the various reigns were all dead.
  11. "Unsearched Rolls" is ebayese for "I also have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale" among the coin buzzards on ebay. ;-)
  12. Definitely, Coin World needs him now.
  13. This silver peso has an included gas bubble with a letter in "LIBERTAD" overstruck into the bubble bulge. Unc, w/ no toning to speak of. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...me=STRK:MESE:IT
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