While I was at the local shop here today..I asked if he had any junk silver..he said a guy came in yesterday and sold him a box of these things..figured they were pretty cool,..each has a Franklin Mint mark on them...twenty dollar Virgin Island pieces..I liked them because they have shipwreck treasure on them..each one weighed at around .5677 and are Sterling bought four for $70..figure I will buy some more, and try and put together some sort of set of them!
I bought a lot of silver coins from Ebay a couple/few years ago and they were all in airtites and those were in pill bottles. It was the first I had seen this storage method and works pretty good. I just acquired a new larger one but they don't quite fit the same in there and it seems as if it narrows just slightly at the bottom. I can fit 9 encapsulated coins in the small container and 19 in the big one. Anyway just thought I'd share FWIW.
Back to the subject though... Here's a cool round I picked up for $32 today. I like to pick up any themed rounds for spot based pricing when possible, but sadly most dealers know that a lot of these rounds are worth more on eBay so I see them less frequently. Today's find, a Harley coin:
Received word today that a recent purchase, is on it's way..here's a list of things I was able to pick up...I will post some pictures when everything arrives!!...:cheerful: German States, Baden, 1840 6 Kreuzer,
German States, Bavaria, 1774 10 Kreuzer, Cat# 239, VG
German States, Bremen, 1860 12 Grote, Cat# 242, VF
German States, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, 1774 LCR 1 Pfennig, Cat# 901.4, F
German States, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, 1816 FR 1/12 Thaler, Cat# 1071
German States, Hamburg, 1728 IHL 4 Schilling, Cat# 162.1, VG-F
German States, Reuss-Obergreiz, 1827 3 Pfennig, Cat# 103, VG-F
German States, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1835 2 Pfennig, Cat# C85
German States, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1834 3 Kreuzer, Cat# C91, VG-F
German States, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1835 1 Pfennig, Cat# C83, F
German States, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1821 1 Pfennig, Cat# 119.1, F
German States, Saxe-Meiningen, 1831 L 6 Kreuzer, Cat# 134, F
German States, Saxony, 1763 EDC 1/24 Thaler, Cat# 946, G-VG
German States, Waldeck-Pyrmont, 1819 FW 3 Pfennige, Cat# C70a, F
Russia, Empire, 1896 50 Kopeks, Cat# Y58.2, Circ
My order arrived today! here are some photos!..see Newmisty..No Greek :s9: below left to right a 1774 Brunswick Wolfenbuttel 1 Pfennig (1 penny) a 1821 Saxe Cobure Saalfeld 1 Pfennig (1 penny) and a 1835 Saxe Cobure Gotha 1 Pfennig (1 penny)..
more silver left to right first 2 photos a 1728 Hamburg 4 Schilling, a 1896 Russian 50 Kopeks, and a 1860 Bremen 12 Grote..next 2 photos is a 1816 Brunswick Wolfenbuttel 1/12 Thaler and a 1763 Saxony 1/24 Thaler both silver..
Thanks Newmisty..One of the things I enjoy about the early Prussian coins is the fact, that back then regions of the country were broken into different states, so each state minted it's own coins and currency, so you have different designs, in some cases of just a few years or less, so alot of times you have very low mintages, :thumbs_up:
figured I would share these new arrivals for today..All are German States Coins, and all are only 1 year of issue and not bad on the total mintage either! 1st set from left to right..1802 Bremen 2 1/2 Schwaren...196,000 mintage, 1850 Reuss Schleiz 3 Pfennige....311,000 mintage, 1841g Saxe Coburg Gotha 2 Phennige...330,000 mintage, next photo left to right.. 1784 Saxe Hildburg Hausen 1 Heller...1833 Saxe Meiningen 1 Kreuzer...104,000 mintage, 1824 Saxe Weimar Eisenach 3 Pfennig...and the last photo is a 1858a Schoumburg Lippe 4 Pfennig...180,000 mintage...
That above ebay auction for that Engelhard Stevcoevens silver round went for $103.49. I have been following several of those past ebay auctions on that particular Engelhard Stevcoevens silver round and most of these seem to get anywhere between $50 to $103 on ebay.
EDIT: The following is another completed ebay auction of an Engelhard Stevcoevens silver art round that went for $74.00 on ebay: