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The - SHOW & TELL THREAD - Bullion, Coins, Collections etc.

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I had the idea for a show and tell thread for a while. I thought it would be cool to have a convenient place to post your finds, collections, pieces of interest, requests for information about a certain piece you have etc.

I'll start with a couple collections I've wanted to share before. The first is a Native American Bullion collection. It's funny how some of our collections happen...by happenstance. I drove an hour and change to meet a guy with a nice lot of PMS and I did some buying and trading. He ended up selling me many of the Indian Themed coins pictured for under spot. I had a couple of others and have since added a couple more. I enjoy the Native American themed rounds as they have clean, detailed and interesting artwork. The pieces are also very well made. I'm really sorry I don't have better pictures, I'm slowly working on adapting a better set-up for that.

The second collection is a few Swiss of America pieces. I've seen the small rounds most often which are nice little unique 1 ouncers. The larger 1 ounce round I have seen less often followed by the super chunky 5 ounce version and the bar I have only seen the one I acquired along with some much larger and older bars that have been for sale on apmex occasionally selling for a healthy premium.. I don't know anything about the mint, but I dig their unique hockey puck style rounds. The 5 ouncer is roughly the same diameter as an American Silver Eagle but 5 times as thick! I have only one more of the little guys so the collection is small but it's a neat little grouping.

The Swiss of America bars and rounds were minted by Draper Mint and below is an older example I found online while looking for more info on Draper Mint. All I really know is that they were a private mint no longer in business.

Again, sorry for the poor pics but enjoy nonetheless.

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Hands down, by far, the best coin I have.



1990 10 Rouble Palladium Ballerina.

Purchased 'at melt' about 2 years ago.

EDIT: How did I find this? I am a regular at my LCS, and simply asked for anything 'interesting' other than Gold or Silver. This Soviet coin was brought out, and after much hemming and hawing (about 2 seconds, tops) I purchased it.

I also have a 1/10 ounce Isle of Man platinum piece in my collection procured the same way.

Ditto for some other foreign pieces (along with a 1/10 Plat Eagle).

The rest is at the bottom of Lake Eire.
 
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Hands down, by far, the best coin I have.



1990 10 Rouble Palladium Ballerina.

Purchased 'at melt' about 2 years ago.

EDIT: How did I find this? I am a regular at my LCS, and simply asked for anything 'interesting' other than Gold or Silver. This Soviet coin was brought out, and after much hemming and hawing (about 2 seconds, tops) I purchased it.

I also have a 1/10 ounce Isle of Man platinum piece in my collection procured the same way.

Ditto for some other foreign pieces (along with a 1/10 Plat Eagle).

The rest is at the bottom of Lake Eire.
Here's to wishing that the Canadian Ballet would come out with a collectable set.:beerglass::beerglass::beerglass::beerglass:
 

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I love gold, silver, platinum, copper, and even some clad coins so while I appreciate the fact we're preserving wealth buying this stuff part of me wishes prices would collapse just so I could acquire more as a collector. If gold and silver were suddenly worth $400/$5 again people would be much more inclined to share pics of their stuff and talk openly about their collections. Sadly, just due to melt value alone, most folks even here at GIM won't share pics of anything they may or may not have due to the intrinsic value alone. That's too bad as there have been a LOT of beautiful coins and bars made since ancient times really. Anyway, here is my entry thus far:

I found a "Florida" round (mid 70s sterling Franklin mint) at a show a couple years ago and loved it for not only it's beauty, but the fact it represents my beloved state. It's in outstanding condition thankfully:

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At the same show a year later, I found a guy selling generic Florida rounds and cherry picked the best example to take home (in hindsight I should have just bought ten of them :(). Still, I can't complain as it's another Florida round for the collection:

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Very cool coin. I love the astral scene. Isn't that the fella on the Balboa coin?
 

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Today after a long hard day of work where I tried to put my best foot forward while struggling with a difficult gentleman, I stopped at Wendy's for a side salad and a "chicken" wrap. Change for a $5 was $1.35. Look what she handed me. 1892 BH Dime! At first I thought it was a merc but after it sunk in my jaw dropped...Then the huge uncontrollable grin I developed made my day much better. I was so excited I had to take a picture!! :cheerful:
 

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Cool stuff NM :thumbs_up:! Next time that happens hopefully you remember to immediately ask for a dollar in change (in this case dimes) as odds are another piece of silver may be lurking. Someone posted a story a month or so back on the pcgs boards of getting back a silver dime and upon asking for a couple bucks in change they received mostly silver (clearly someone had cashed in grandpa's old coins).

Anyway congrats on the one in a million find for 2012. I haven't found a Mercury dime in years, but to be honest I don't think I've ever found a Barber in change. Check the back of that dime for an S mintmark at the bottom. If you see it, that dime is worth hundreds if it hasn't been cleaned.

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I thought about asking for more but my brain was still in shock. Next time I'll think of a clever way to say, "Empty that drawer and gives me all da silva!" :cool1:

The dime is actually in good condition aside from the dark toning. No 'S' though.
 

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Saw these while window shopping. Thought they were quite unique...


6.895 oz Silver Round - Gobrecht Eagle Coin .999 Fine
Obverse: Gobrecht Eagle - Considered the finest numismatic eagle of all.

Reverse: Seated Liberty design - Christian Gobrecht - 1785-1844 - Third chief engraver of the United States Mint.
3 inches in diameter.



The Medal Arts Company - Rochester, New York - Ultra High Relief

God of Trade-Profit-Commerce

6.43 troy ounces of .999 fine silver!
3 inches in diameter.


Obverse: DAWN of AMERICA - Bird in flight
Reverse: Sesquicentennial - MAINE - 1820-1970
 

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Just trying to keep this thread rolling and not keep it limited to personal items. Hers's a coin for the bug spenders in the group...

2012 Gold Kilo Canadian $2,500 Year of the Dragon - Classic Proof


Qty Check or Wire Credit Card
Any Qty $68,796.73 $70,860.63





http://www.apmex.com/Product/66893/..._2500_Year_of_the_Dragon___Classic_Proof.aspx
Call me crazy, but I would be willing to pay $10 or $20 bucks just to pick that coin up and snap a quick photo of myself holding it :p.
 

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Dragons?

I found some they were flying around the room...

Maybe the USA will COLORIZE the yearly set of American Silver Eagles... HA HA HA
 

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That's the first I've seen of that Macau coin HS, thanks for sharing!
 

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Just trying to keep this thread rolling and not keep it limited to personal items. Hers's a coin for the bug spenders in the group...

2012 Gold Kilo Canadian $2,500 Year of the Dragon - Classic Proof


Qty Check or Wire Credit Card
Any Qty $68,796.73 $70,860.63





http://www.apmex.com/Product/66893/..._2500_Year_of_the_Dragon___Classic_Proof.aspx
I like the 'any quantity' in the Apmex page. I'd have to put zero but if I were buying something for 70 grand I'd be in Oklahoma with an armored vehicle and expect to be put up for the night and someone sent to my room.

So do I get a tracking number and hope the postman doesn't leave it on the porch again?
 

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Cool! That's the first time I've seen those Anniversary Sovereigns.
 

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Hands down, by far, the best coin I have.



1990 10 Rouble Palladium Ballerina.

Purchased 'at melt' about 2 years ago.

EDIT: How did I find this? I am a regular at my LCS, and simply asked for anything 'interesting' other than Gold or Silver. This Soviet coin was brought out, and after much hemming and hawing (about 2 seconds, tops) I purchased it.

I also have a 1/10 ounce Isle of Man platinum piece in my collection procured the same way.

Ditto for some other foreign pieces (along with a 1/10 Plat Eagle).

The rest is at the bottom of Lake Eire.
That one is on my bucket list. Seems they are pricy when the markets up and scarce when the market is down.
 

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Call me crazy, but I would be willing to pay $10 or $20 bucks just to pick that coin up and snap a quick photo of myself holding it :p.
After some thought....you are crazy! :p:D
 

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Here's a scruffy little 5gr Pamp Suisse palm and sword design charm I got for a touch over spot...I figure Ill hold it for a while and some nuts will have a bidding war on it when I put it up for auction. They seem to go crazy over the odd little stuff.
 

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That's a bad ass design! And if you file the edges a bit it could even be used as a throwing star. Great shtf item for sure. Ninja.gif
 

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Saw a couple things I found interesteing. Not for buillion stackers but: These "meh" anaconda rouds carry 5 - 9's. Saw they have sold at auction for $60 and they are the only ones I see on there ATM. ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/1oz-One-Oun...da-Snake-Silver-Coin-99999-PURE-/120973152612 )

http://www.royalsilver.com/retailstore/product.php?id_product=31

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In other news and an FYI, I saw these Max Keiser rounds through a link on another thread this AM... Of course these are being sold through the NTM and DYODD as to shipping times etc...I bet these will carry quite a premium on Slay bay...

Max Keiser’s “Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation” Silver Round – 1 Ounce

from Northwest Territorial Mint

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Advocating for the common man against banks and other organizations that control the economy and are “too big to fail,” silver believer, financial commentator and former broker Max Keiser leads the international movement called Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation, or GIABO. This silver bullion, minted according to Environmental Social and Corporate Governance principles (“ESG principles”) and sourced from US recycled metal, is .999 pure, and a tangible symbol of the movement that Keiser intends will end the influence of the centuries-old banking establishment. Bearing the mark of “Keiser Ethical Silver,” these silver rounds are intended for those who wish to invest in a higher standard of silver – silver that is pure and minted in superior quality, but also from refiners with exceptional ethical, social and environmental practices.

http://bullion.nwtmint.com/keiser_ethical_silver_round.php
 

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Nice taste in that little collection!

What's on the back of the "silver eagle" round lower front center?
 

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Oops, I think I need a change of skivies. blush.jpg
 

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Great, NOW I HAVE TO EDIT THE TITLE AND ADD NSFW!!! :mad: :36_11_6:
 

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Very nice collection GR. :thumbs_up::thumbs_up: I have only relatively recently seen those. I got some of the most recent issue and was impressed with how much better they look in person. I wish I had some of the other issues but I imagine they've got a premium. When did you start collecting these?
 

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I have an obsession with world gold. Note also the two coins in a flip on the left and the prices. Theyve been in those flips for a very long time. One of my crowns is a Guatemala 4 reales from the prestigious Eliasberg collection









 

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I am not a "Franklin Mint" type of person, but these coins caught my eye this holiday season. My wife was born and raised in Wroclaw, Poland, and has a very nice collection of various objects with amber incorporated into the design, such as sugar spoons, jewerly, etc.
I stumbled on this series of coins produced two per year, from 2008 to 2011, for a total of eight coins. Each coin represents a historic place in the Amber Route from north to south, conducted for the Romans. Some facts about the coins:
Denomination: $1 Dollar Mintage: 10000 Fine Silver 925/1000 Weight: 28,28 Grams
Diameter: 38,61 MM Quality: Antique Finish + real Amber in the plastic case
Certificate of authenticity
Mint of Poland produced with the country of issue Niue Island hence the ugly mug of QE II on the reverse. I bought in spite of that cow.

Each coin of course has a drop of amber affixed, each one is unique, example one might have an air bubble, next might have none. The coins have a worn antique treatment as you will see, I assume to resemble a Roman coin of the period.

I purchased these as a "learning tool" for the grandchildren when they visit, so we can talk about history etc of where they come from.
Plus I really like them. I have, so far, aquired seven, and am in the process of getting the one I am missing. The pictures that follow are not mine, my camera cannot take a usable picture of these coins. Each coin comes in a special plastic holder that is thicker than normal to account for the bubble of amber.

The series is also reproduced in 90% gold with a $5 face value, but I don't have that many FRNs laying around right now to buy them.

The reverse of each coin is the same, only the date changes;
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Gdansk 2008
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Kalinlingrad 2008 - I am missing this one, but I am working on it.
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Elbag 2009
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Wroclaw 2009 - This is the city my wife is from, her relatives inc Mom still live there, I have been there a couple of times or so. I had to get two of these as my wife wanted one of her own.
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Stare Hradisko 2010
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Szombathely 2010
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Aquileia 2011
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Carnuntum 2011
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The little certificate that comes with each one. One side is in Polish, the other in English. My wife was struggling to translate it for me when I showed it to here, I stopped her and told her to turn it over. Ha ha.
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Sorry for the borrowed photos, my camera suck and are unable to take a useable photo.
Someday I will get a better camera.
 

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Woo hoo! :banana: We finally got the gold hoors in here!