Discussion in 'Numismatics' started by THUCYDIDES79, Dec 4, 2012.
Beautiful piece of history Phrenzy!
a bank bag of uncirculated 2001 20 cent Bradman coins
Yes, last year I was blamed by some others here for 'forcing' them to give up some of their cash to buy a 5 oz Proof Silver Britannia directly from the Royal Mint. "Inspiring" them is the more appropriate term as I see it.
The 2014 5 oz Proof Britannia is definitely one of my favorite numismatic coin. It's easy to see why so many people think it's a terrific design.
Had a bit of fun at an auction today...
Picked up this Mexican silver...
And this 2008 ANDA Coin Show Guilded kookaburra...
EOIs are welcome...
Probably about as certain as you can be these days. Bought them at a reasonably well known Australian auction house that specializes in coins and stamps and sells stuff to a lot of Australian dealers and international collectors.
The fun in this case translates to doing a fair amount of research on the individual lots I was looking at and figuring out which lots provide reasonable value for the money being asked and contain coins that catch my eye.
I missed out on the lot that would have translated into "got them cheap". It was someone's world silver coin collection that contained a bunch of really interesting silver coins and some old Canada pre-confederation copper coins and tokens. I gave up against a mail bidder at $500 which would have been close to $600 with buyers premium. Due to a mix up, I was accidently listed as the buyer. I would have loved to have taken that collection at $500, but it would have been wrong. In sorting out the mix-up, I found out that the other bidder would have gone to $700, so I'm feeling less bad about giving up at $500 as I couldn't have gone that high. I think whoever the mail bidder was probably got one hell of a deal on that collection. Just wish that I had the pockets at the moment to be able to grab a deal like that one.
Thought these were too cool to pass up. Over 95% sold out, sold for $43 at the mint but got a killer deal. Love the SS Gairsoppa markings on the rim and the history of the coin. Picked up ten rolls, sending some in to get graded.
I've been going to their auctions (http://www.edlins.com.au/edlins_auctions.htm) for awhile and people with much deeper pockets than me are consistently there spending substantially more than me at the auction. At their auction back in November(?), I think one guy spent $10k-20k buying up gold sovereigns. Plus they've been in business here for 30+ years with two physical locations and a substantial presence on eBay. Altogether, this leaves me feeling reasonably confident that the coins they are selling are for the most part (e.g. 99+%) authentic as they've got too much to lose if the start passing out lots of fakes.
Last night i won this http://www.auctionzip.com/auction-l...-PF-69-ULTRA-CA_A1E4ADEA19/#fbCarouselContent at auction . I had no idea that the auction house doesn't ship to Australia but after contacting them they will make an acception .
Today I bought my first numi coin.
It's is Russian half rubble 1927. Made a video. Think you'll get some new information about these type of coins!
It seems that I'm the only one who buys numizmatic there days ;-))
There is a second video about Soviet Russian Numis (1921-1922 Silver Half a Ruble).
Just make a look! And the ending will amase you I think. Do not smile too loud! It's the working day, after all!
2009 gold 50 cent proof
Hello. Several days ago I bought some Russian Silver Half a Roubles. Two of them were already send abroad (to a Canadian stacker ;-))
Think this video will be informative to all of you.
And my very last purchase of Russian silver from Soviet period. Tried to put some information about the history of the coin and the time it was minted. Think you will like this video!
And the last video for today about exporting old silver coins from Russia. Think it will be interesting for the members of this forum.
That's a planchet flaw, not un common in general but not common in a set. Keep the set together and list it as an error set if you ever sell it and you may get a small premium
I thought you said it was illegal to send these coins abroad, I hope you are not up to mischief!
Just find a way. It is not a strict rule ;-) My friend stacker in Canada already received a parcel that I send him.
My last purchase of Gold Russian Chervonets. All you need to know is just in this video!
Sochi hosts festival of cultures of Russia and ASEAN
Russian state circus to perform in Singapore
Invite the Coins show people over, so that we can clean them up just like the North Korean at the past years coins shows :lol:
Are you from Russia? Just curious where you want to make a coin show?
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