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  1. I have found that every seller I approached toke paypal if I offered to pay 5% more With non euro countries it is that or nothing for me. A bank transfer costs like 20 dollars and I got defrauded once by a scam artist I was using Western Union for the first and last time
  2. Somewhere last year I installed Japanese capability on my computer the program is called Applocale japanese My neighbor is Japanese I am sure it works for Russian too Applocale and then somthing The second link should get you to Russian but you better read the complete instructions http://www.metacrawler.com/info.metac/clic...codepage-trick/ http://www.metacrawler.com/info.metac/clic...ols/apploc.mspx
  3. Feathers under the right arm look very weak too It has the full look of goldplated Maybe someone finally figured out how to strike wolfram and goldplate it Then all sizes and surface testing would be perfect and you would need to saw the coin in half or seriously cut it to find out
  4. These are the 10 and 22 milimeter things that are flooding Europe under the name of smallest coins of the world They are NOT coins they are tokens and some have zero gold in them
  5. Rose of Dubai http://cgi.ebay.de/ROSE-VON-DUBAI-GOLDBARR...1QQcmdZViewItem Pamp Suisse has some very nice designs http://cgi.ebay.de/PAMP-SUISSE-1-GRAMM-GOL...4QQcmdZViewItem Istanbul http://cgi.ebay.de/1-GRAMM-GOLD-GOLDBARREN...0QQcmdZViewItem
  6. Going smaller then 5 grams does not make much sense since the striking premium and the mailcost will be equal to the gold That is you pay double price There are a lot of 1 gram bars going around from Doubai roses to Swissbank bars They are mostly melted in a plastic on a cardboard otherwise if you sneeze you can go and look for your bar of gold on your knees
  7. If you do not want to pay any premium the cheapest are 20 FF Marianne coins of the later years since they are all restrikes post 1914 going by heart The so called smallest coins of the world series being peddled around Europe is like 0.5 gram 0.016 ounce of which none may be gold and in the best case half is gold
  8. I am sure Scottish will forgive me cause he is fantastic
  9. I have everything except the 3 dollars Can I keep my house ?
  10. To be honest I only like pretty girls in the flesh or in gold And I prefer gold ; less bother
  11. I remember reading he was homosexual which was frowned upon in those days Also apart from Sulfuric acid used by the Medici the red hot poker was the only "undetectable" method ( Barbers or so called doctors of course could see the foaming at the mouth or the burning ) I think Arsenicum would have been preferable if it had been me
  12. I can honestly say I would rather have the 1933 Double Eagle
  13. Now can you remind me which was the one that got a red hot iron shoved up his kizzoos ? Was it an Henry ?
  14. As far as I am concerned I hope they would start with heroes of the empire on the obverse or I will be in reverse Maybe they can start with Dickens
  15. Reverse Now this could be a real essai because it was made in 1980 nine years before the 200 years of the Bastille attack
  16. At the bottom of the first refernce is a list made in Germany for all of the world However they miss MS which is equivalent to Bankfrisch or MS 60 or better http://www.anumis.de/lexikon/e/pe079.html Here is somebody who does not know what to do with FDC ( which should be MS65 or better) bottom of page again BU is MS63 or better ( = Choice uncirculated ) http://www.eurocoins.liesemeijer.com/Grading.html Essai is a trial strike Two instances come to mind You got 5 possible designs like the first lucky angel design and you teststrike the five finalists for the jury and only the lucky angel made it in production Second you want a trial of your die on a material that will not damage the die like lead eg However there is a lot of coins and medals out there with the words essai on them and put in plastic with a certificate and to me those are just ways of selling some at a higher price I got 4 essais
  17. The ducats are too small to me and those 4 ducats are the only modern coins you can bent by hand I love my double ducat proof restrike though
  18. I got a Canon 30D with zoom to 90 mm smallfilm and a special 5 diopters screw on lense ( for close up work but I did not discover the benefits yet ) The camera on an aluminium 40 year old tripod solid as a rock I got calibrated full spectrum lights at 6000 K factor 95 ( they are spiral saving lights 18 watts supposedly giving 100 watts equivalents) What I do not understand is what is an OTT light ? since I am using the equivalent of 3x100 watts and only getting diafragma 16 at 1/80 seconds I seem to need more light because my lights have no reflectors ( and produce no glare on the coin ) My canon 30D is computer coupled by USB cable so I can set it and shoot from the laptop and make corrections and reshoot by pressing the camera icon with the mousepointer . I use 400 ASA at 6000 K Large Jpeg but have the option for RAW which I haven't even tried Also I got the full phoshop and like to cut coins out of plastic holders . I spent a week studying the manual and just discovered I can burn out any glare spots should I have them . Dustparticles is a click from the healing brush and they are gone. Putting any background color on is nice. But I use mainly brighness and contrast . And for a quicky when I use my scanner I use desaturate to black and white to get rid of any rainbow colors on silver capsules. My main problem seems I am using non directional light with no reflector behind the lightsource ( color is superb though )
  19. To stay below 100 K I had to upload the reverse separately
  20. Austria Krugerrand I do not know what your definition of Bullion Coin is but Britannia and Wiener Philharmoniker are 8 - 12 % premium Bullion Coins in Europe The new American Bufalo is 12 % Mexico Libertad is not seen Kurgerrand-Maple-Nugget-New Eagle are exactly at goldprice but so are 20 Francs from Belgium, France,Switzerland, 10 Fl holland and the sovereign some so called investor coins go for melt or less ; many 100 canadian dollar commems do not get melt price and yet they are supposed to be not Bullion Coins but for me they are 4 Ducats from Austria restrike nearly allways goes below melt ( you know those big wafer thin coins) I got this investor coin 14% below melt on ebay France
  21. The only gold Maja I found sofar was 1/10 th of an ounce and not worth buying ( I like them big )
  22. I got this 12 oz silver medal La Maya Desnuda I surfed all the web and only found they were made in 5 oz too Can anyone give me the year and coinage ? I got nr 26 struck in the side of the coin
  23. I am on permanent leave from the army since I turned 40 As a chemical engineer I choose to work in admin to pay the pros Oh I forgot to say I was a conscript doing my obligatory 12 months of robot labour
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