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  1. Hi Coin Folks, The Numismaster website entry for this coin ... http://secure.numismaster.com/ta/Coins.admin?rnd=EKZESQIT&@impl=coins.ui.ucatalog.flat.coin.UiControl_ViewPriceGuideDetail&@prms=4b7261757365436f696e49643d33343839322653656172636849643d32353734343936&@windowId=XWNDI&Ext=login ... says "Composition: Cast Bronze" but "Coinage Type: Hammered Coinage" ... I'd thought it was one or the other. How can it be both? Thanks, Dan
  2. Going for the "wow" effect, apparently: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574633083&toolid=10001&campid=5335826004&customid=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&icep_item=260734518474
  3. I guess we won't be seeing any new coins from the Netherlands Antilles ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands_Antilles Now I may have a chance of completing THAT sub-collection, once and for all.
  4. I also attended that show. By the time I got there, the organizers had asked/allowed a few dealers next to empty tables to spread their wares over and fill up the gaps, so it didn't look that empty to me. However, a few dealers such as Karl Stephens commented that unless they resolved the 2011 scheduling conflict between the Santa Clara Expo and the NY International show, that dealer attendance in Santa Clara would suffer. One of my favorite dealers, Ted Koopman from Costa Mesa, said this would be his last trip north to this show, as his wife was no longer up to the arduous journey, and he
  5. http://cgi.ebay.com/Great-Britain-1848-Penny-Worlds-First-Bimetallic-Coin-/160517377121?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255f94cc61#ht_500wt_922 If that was the first bimetallic pattern, how many more years, I wonder, before a standard issue bimetallic coin was minted?
  6. I'm accustomed to seeing older coins go for this much, but why is this modern coin auctioning for such a high price? $885. and climbing, and Reserve still not met! http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Red-Back-Spider-1oz-Silver-Proof-Coin-/300501760060?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f74cf83c or, http://tinyurl.com/28p4scc
  7. Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for the new Krause Catalog of German States (1501 to Present): http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Catalog-German-Coins-Present/dp/1440214026
  8. I just ran across an Italian Lira dated 1940 which must be the non-magnetic variety described in km#77a, even though its composition is stainless steel, just like the magnetic variety which is km#77b. My coin is non-magnetic, but how is that possible if it's made of steel?
  9. Were you happy with the prices you realized from the above sales?
  10. Hi, I ran into a new term, and my search fu must be weak, because my curiosity is not yet satisfied. The Krause 19th Century Std Catalog (3rd Ed.) says that the Prussian 3 Pfennig 1846-60 (km453) was "Struck in collared dies." I'm assuming this was some advancement in the copper coining process, but could anyone elucidate, please? Thanks, Dan
  11. ... in the context of references such as the introduction to the Indian States section of the 1701-1800 Krause Std. Cat., where it says "The silver coins of Hyderabad (dump coins) are common in high grades, and the rupees of some states are scarcer ‘used’ than ‘new’. Great caution must be exercised in determining the value or scarcity of high grade dump coins. Dump gold was rarely circulated, and usually occurs in high grades, or is found made into jewelry." Some coins are called "hammered dump coinage" and others simply "dump coinage" so not all hammered coins are dump coins, apparen
  12. I just ran into another Edward VIII coin: India (Kutch), 5 Kori, 1936, Y67 At least, "Edward VIII" is what the Krause catalog says the inscription reads; darned if I can read Kutch.
  13. In a fair number of coin descriptions in their Standard Catalog of World Coins, Krause editors note that "Varieties exist." Does this mean that they have not completed the taxonomy of the coin sub-types for that major type, or what? TIA, Dan
  14. I get error: "The requested page could not be found." but this URL worked: http://coinsindia.info/content/indian-nati...-issued-1938-ad
  15. Just when I thought I knew the names of the British monarchs -- at least from Victoria onwards -- I encountered this penny from British West Africa dated 1936: http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/coin...0Penny%20(1936) ... with the Obverse Legend: EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND:IMP: ... which sends me to Wikipedia, where I learn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VIII_o..._United_Kingdom ... fascinating story! It makes me wonder, are there any other coins featuring this short-duration monarch? Happy New Year,. Dan
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