EleMint Man

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    Collector is an understatement.

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  1. EleMint Man

    "Just Having Fun" MS68 PCGS Slab!

    Thanks for all the great comments. This has been epic!
  2. Integral the Presidency is respected. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Reserve_Act This may lead to more questions than answers.
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    Wow...Fernández-Armesto gained media attention in 2007 for his alleged brutalising by five policemen in Atlanta, Georgia, as a result of jaywalkin
  4. Probably. BTW Germany retrieved their gold reserves from Paris. https://www.pcgs.com/news/1933-20-st-gaudens-sets-new-world-record-price-of https://qz.com/1060645/germany-has-pulled-all-of-its-gold-out-of-paris/?utm_source=kwfbus&kwp_0=515222
  5. They should get some compensation for alerting the Gov imo. And what's the Gov gonna do with them? For decades they hounded the globe trying to find a minute amount of gold. Baffling... I think this is more attractive, Lol!
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    Very good article and point. Seems there's a shroud of mystery where him and crew landing in 1492. Guanahani (Named by the Taíno, the natives that lived there at the time) Bahama is what Wiki info says the landing occurred..but which island in the Bahamas?? There are more then 700 islands in the Bahamas. GEEZ!! The conquistadors SOB were far worse. A bit OT but relevant in a abstract form.
  7. My experience on Ebay has been good as a buyer. I steer away from raw coins unless their inexpensive and the photos are good. I use Numismedia as a general price guide, very good source imo. I had my best buys bidding which I've taught myself some good tricks...without using a snype! One of my better finds was a 1913 type 1 MS66 Buffalo. The opening bid was $160 and the auction ran for six days. The photo was terrible. I ended up winning the coin for I was the only bidder. When I opened the package I was astonished at how beautifully toned it was!! Dealers have told me it's the best Buff they've seen in hand. Just recently won a 1954 S MS66 Franklin with REAL rainbow toning, five different tones on the obverse. The photos didn't do it justice. A dealer friend told me I could sell it for at least double for what I paid. I do not sell any of my coins with great eye appeal! I find the above comments very interesting. Have sent this thread to my friends that sell on ebay. BTW, I did get through to ebay via phone on a dispute and had the customer representative chat with a rep from paypal. Had to use three phones,lol! Problem was resolved in my favor.
  8. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/judge-10-rare-gold-coins-worth-80-million/story?id=17159793 http://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2016/08/langboard-family-loses-appeal-1933-double-eagle-case.all.html
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    Dear NGC - Irma..........

    Agreed. NGC headquarters In Sarasota structure [s above storm surges and and can withstand high winds. The best forecaster's predict Irma's trajectory will strike East Florida. Most important is people evacuate if possible. Knowing how to use live radar can be a life saver. You can zoom in on any area. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/northeast-region/satellite-interactive
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    Well, I don't know if there is a proven painting or sketch of Columbus. The statue is located in Funchal Madeira, an island off the coast of Portugal. The Christopher Columbus Quincentenary $5 gold piece has much the same (Side Profile) features as does the statue. I can't find the the date when it was erected too, online. Looks like a nice Island !nline.
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    Good observation .
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    This is probably a true likenesses of Columbus . Talk about statues! Halten Sie auf, meinen Freund zu posten!
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    Only 135,702 1992 D Columbus half dollars were minted. PCGS has Graded 201 MS70's and NGC 178. ICG, who knows. This fine coin is worthy in any collection! Heck, I'm not trying to sell it, I simply like it! BTW, The 1991 S MT Rushmore sparkles, looks 3D! Also, The 1986 Statue of Liberty half dollar is another well designed coin. I have a NGC MS70 "GOD Bless America" in the old holder.The Twin Towers are visible on the upper right. Makes me reflect. The label transcends the coin.
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    The 1992 Columbus half dollar is my favorite modern commemorative coin design. Stands up well alongside older coins imo. What do you think?
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    Thoughts on Heritage auction archive

    Most prices are dropping with collectables , obviously...especially with modern Comms. Programs? No problem... This is no joke...http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/steve-cohen-buys-roy-lichtensteins-masterpiece-for-165-million.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/arts/design/agnes-gund-sells-a-lichtenstein-to-start-criminal-justice-fund.html Foundations thrive on these transactions. I love good looking coins , artwork etc as I do eating a healthy meal. Yup, reality check (S)