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  1. Those silver coins are looking good.
  2. Coin related domain. CoinExpose.com the perfect domain for a coin user-based community http://www.namecheap.com/marketplace/for-s...asp?mp_id=39482 When you buy through Namecheap.com's Marketplace you get INSTANT TRANSFER.
  3. Why wouldn't sterling be worthwhile? People spend all day hunting for 40% Kennedy Half Dollars Not sure of the best place to buy. I hear good things about Kitco and they charge like $2.50 over spot but unsure about UK. Anyways it will go back down how far I'm not sure. It was in the low $16 range a few weeks ago and now stable at just under $18. I was going to buy a few bars at $16.27 but I was waiting for it to hit $15.50ish and it never did - lol.
  4. Yeah, my prank was pretty weak but it was 3am and i wanted to be the first Happy hunting.
  5. Edmund. C. Moy, director of the U.S. mint, released a press statement in regards to gold .900 Monroe dollars being released into circulation. Apparently, 219 of the "golden" dollars were accidentally shipped. The press release goes on to say "These coins are not legal tender. They are illegal to own and must - under law - be returned to the United States Mint." CHECK THOSE ROLLS! April Fools
  6. Pick up a coin off the sidewalk.. send it in to SGS and you'll have yourself an MS-70 lol.....they grade almost everything ms-70
  7. Not 100% sure yet but I've been reading up on specific gravity. Once I get a new digital scale that will be my method. Thanks again Satootoko for the info. 1987 doesn't have any silver in it. Did you mean 1967?..
  8. I've only searched one box of nickels at this point and found 1 wartime nickel. 6 boxes of dimes = 18 silver rossies and 5 silver canadian dimes 1 box of quarters = no silver 2 boxes of pennies = no silver
  9. 1952 = .800 1967 = n/a 1968 = .500 laid out on the table under a tissue. The brightest one is actually the 1968 do to the fact its BU. Edit - 1952 actually shows up a little dark due to the dirt on it. Tissue test isn't the greatest. Aluminum tends to glow white also.
  10. Thanks Satootoko. I've tried the tissue test already. I didn't really notice a difference in brightness ... however I'll try it again later on. Any other methods I'm opening to hearing them.
  11. 1967 has two compositions the .800 silver and the .500 silver. The 80% and 50% dimes weigh the same (2.33g) and the 80% and 50% quarters weigh the same (5.81g). So, how can you easily tell the difference. If the weights are the same. Anyone have some methods?
  12. I went back to that same coin shop today. Pulled out some sterling and .500 silver Great Britain coinage. $0.25/ea (or 5 for $1.00)... again $8.50 worth After I paid he told me he had some GB coins in a box in the back but they were all silver and selling at melt. So I ask to see them and look through them for a bit. Noticing some of the coins I just bought for $0.25 are in this "silver" box and at the same grade but for $5.00/ea I shake my head and tell him I'll come back soon lol
  13. Interesting poll. Personally, male - 23- serious relationship
  14. Thanks Christian! I was pretty close.. off by a few 10k
  15. I was hoping there was a free resource like there is with U.S. coinage. I wanted to know about the 1966 - 100 Pesetas (Spain). I found some information on one site in Spanish once translated there was a column named "Distance" which I think are the mintages. Maybe someone can confirm... 74,004,500 1966 *(19-66) - 15,000,000 1966 *(19-67) - 35,000,000 1966 *(19-68) - 24,000,000 1966 *(19-69) - 4,500
  16. Anyone have a reasonable online resource for looking up world coin mintage figures? Something like Coinfacts.com but for world coins... maybe I'm asking too much lol
  17. Oops.. made a typo! Half crown (1920-1946) .500 NOT .800 Corky, not a problem. Hope you find something better next time. If it makes you feel better I couldn't remember the cut off point for silver in Canadian nickels and bought 10 of them (1930-1945) for 25 cents each with a big grin on my face. Thinking the cut off was 1946 for some reason.. when infact it was 1921 for nickels. Lol.. how quickly we learn.
  18. Seeing as you're a dealer with a store and all.. who do you sell out too and at what price (if you don't mind me asking) Other dealers maybe...?
  19. Silver is starting to tank.. fell below 19... is currently at $18.39/oz! I'm not even close to stopping the hoard... buy 'em while they're cheap Fed cut percentages more then we thought they would... http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...mp;refer=canada
  20. I strip the data... once a day unless I manually invoke the cronjob myself. Seeing as I only request under 3kb of data I'm actually using less bandwidth and server resources then normal visitors. Don't think there should be a problem. However if the service was to get larger then expected paying for information is always available. I'm working - on and off - on adding more countries and compositions. Gold and base metals plus a few other options that will blow a few minds. The thing that sets it apart right now is that Canada is actually apart of the calculator and the AJAX results which
  21. Corky, Great Britain stopped using silver in 1946... Half-crown (1902-1919) .925, Half-crown (1920-1946) .500 (EDIT) Nice find on the Kennedy, I got $70 in rolls the other day found three silvers in the last roll.. all 1967 and 1968 I've been fooled by those damn British Hong Kong dollar coins a few times myself. But I don't know of any that have silver in them. Edit Found some Hong Kong coins with silver - 5 cents (1866-1933) .800 .0349 oz ASW - 10 cents (1866-1905 (might expand to 1933)) .800 .0698 oz ASW - 20 cents (1902-1905 (might expand)) .800 .1397 oz ASW -
  22. Hunting and bargaining for specific grades and key-dates is great. Looking through countless coins for varieties and errors is delightful. But silver is still worth more (in most cases) Hoard the coins as bullion ... put the MS'ers in an album.
  23. That token was a good deal... .0321507466 * 9.3g * .925 = .2766 oz ASW - €0.30 = $0.47 - Current melt value ($19.97/oz): $5.52 = €3.51 As for junk silver being $0.70 (€0.45)/gram I'm not sure if thats such a hot deal. Good job on the token!
  24. Yup, I made a little 25 page booklet with world coins, silver fineness, ASW and melt value at $20/oz...broke them up by countries and printed them out on indexcards. Took it to Staples and had them bind it with a spiral thing. 3"x5" reference book right in my pocket written by yours truly - lol. Of course I forgot about some big countries like Spain... but I have 8 countries covered ... not every single silver coin ever but what I'm most likely to find in the bins. Of course some coins that aren't in my little book may be in 2x2's at the flea market/shop and have the ASW written on
  25. #7 - CARTOON TWIN TAIL #8 - MOUSE SWAT - NOT FOR THE CONTEST - As a bonus I found a picture of your two favorite things... fox (well, tracks) and coins!
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