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Forum: Coins November 3rd 17, 10:34 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By Peter Irwin
Any oldtimers around?

wrote:
Not certain if I am in the 'old timers' club.
Look in a couple of times per year. All I see are people trying
to sell Charles & Diana copper-nickel crowns for...
Forum: Coins February 21st 17, 11:02 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Peter Irwin
Hi everyone!

John C. wrote:
What's up everyone? It's been a long time since I've stopped by. Anyone still here from the old days?

It is pretty quiet as far as coin discussion is...
Forum: Coins November 1st 14, 11:50 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Peter Irwin
Opinions on ATB 5 oz. coins?

Michael Benveniste wrote:
On 10/31/2014 4:10 PM, Trevor wrote:
What are the opinions on this series? It turned out to be a lot
larger than I expected. And I find it...
Forum: Coins October 4th 14, 06:26 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 39
Views: 38,929
Posted By Peter Irwin
1981 "H.R.H. The Prince Of Wales And Lady Diana Spencer" coin

wrote:
How much is it worth plz x

The 1981 Charles and Diana crown is worth a bare minimum of 25p.
It is theoretically spendable at that amount, although you might
get...
Forum: Coins March 9th 14, 10:37 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 29
Views: 2,637
Posted By Peter Irwin
Calif. couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza

wrote:
I personally do not understand why so many people cannot wrap theirs minds around this hoard being a savings hoard of some successful farmer, rancher or miner who did not...
Forum: Coins October 30th 11, 12:31 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Peter Irwin
Equivalent values

oly wrote:

Damn fingers and eyes don't quite work together like they used to:

x = 4.8656; One Pound (in Gold) equals $4.8656


Actually a dollar was 23.22 grains of fine...
Forum: Coins October 14th 11, 12:26 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Peter Irwin
replacing the dollar note with a coin would save $5.5 billion over 30 years

Mike Benveniste wrote:
Also, due to improvements in bill handling machinery, the average
lifetime of a dollar bill is now 40 months rather than the 18 month
lifetime in...
Forum: Coins October 13th 11, 04:45 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Peter Irwin
replacing the dollar note with a coin would save $5.5 billion over 30 years

Mike Benveniste wrote:

Among the nuggets in the report are that it'll take until 2020
for the government to break even on the switch.

That seems overly pessimistic. At...
Forum: Coins August 31st 10, 09:06 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Peter Irwin
identifying country of origin

yawnmoth wrote:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4946124630/

Any ideas as to what country that bill is from?

It seems to be from Kyrgyzstan.

try looking...
Forum: Coins August 18th 10, 05:11 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Peter Irwin
I have a collection of old coins!

alan.holmes wrote:

These are English coins in the region of 1920 to abot 1950, copper and
silver, pennies, halfpennies, farthings, sixpences, shillings, florins...
Forum: Coins March 30th 10, 06:00 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By Peter Irwin
Halves still (randomly) getting confused as dollar coins

Tony Clayton wrote:
In a recent message "Bruce Remick" wrote:

Why did they drop out of use? I can understand the reason in Canada when the
...
Forum: Coins January 29th 10, 05:28 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Peter Irwin
unable to identity a coin

yawnmoth wrote:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4312414413/

Any ideas? It's aluminum for whatever that's worth.

Israel 5 Agorot AM(5)727 - or 1967.

I think I...
Forum: Coins January 20th 10, 06:36 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Peter Irwin
Is it really gold?

Peter wrote:

Note that the link I supplied is only one of several Chinese offering
to prepare tricky counterfeit coins with Tungsten. Interestingly,
there is some...
Forum: Coins January 19th 10, 06:39 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Peter Irwin
Is it really gold?

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:
Peter wrote:

http://www.tungsten-alloy.com/en/alloy11.htm

is worth a look. Our esteemed colleagues from China have most
interesting...
Forum: Coins December 18th 09, 03:40 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Peter Irwin
eBay's Big 4 TPGs

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

Are you saying that one can list a 1916-D dime with a fake mintmark RAW,
identified as such in the listing, right out in the open, including...
Forum: Coins December 10th 09, 12:36 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 63
Views: 965
Posted By Peter Irwin
Reverse design of 2010 Sac

Peter Irwin wrote:
Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

Let's see you calculate square roots the long way.

The only way I was ever taught in school was the...
Forum: Coins December 10th 09, 12:29 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 63
Views: 965
Posted By Peter Irwin
Reverse design of 2010 Sac

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

Let's see you calculate square roots the long way.

The only way I was ever taught in school was the successive
approximation method. This...
Forum: Coins December 9th 09, 11:47 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 63
Views: 965
Posted By Peter Irwin
Reverse design of 2010 Sac

oly wrote:

My maternal great-grandpa, a Scot by the name of Brown, met his first
wife at a Greater-Imperial Institute lecture on "The Evils of the
Decimal System".

Sounds...
Forum: Coins December 9th 09, 11:24 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 63
Views: 965
Posted By Peter Irwin
Reverse design of 2010 Sac

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:
Peter Irwin wrote:
Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:
Peter Irwin wrote:
Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com...
Forum: Coins December 9th 09, 11:03 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 63
Views: 965
Posted By Peter Irwin
Reverse design of 2010 Sac

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:
Peter Irwin wrote:
Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

Sacrilege! Don't you know that our currency system originated in
...
Forum: Coins December 9th 09, 10:38 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 63
Views: 965
Posted By Peter Irwin
Reverse design of 2010 Sac

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

Sacrilege! Don't you know that our currency system originated in the Garden
of Eden? If the cent was good enough for Adam, it's good enough...
Forum: Coins December 7th 09, 02:36 PM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 58
Views: 1,030
Posted By Peter Irwin
Numismatist on owning counterfeits

Mike Marotta wrote:
On Dec 6, 2:03 pm, Phil DeMayo wrote:
The cases pointed out that simple possession without intent to defraud
does not violate...
Forum: Coins October 13th 09, 04:12 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Peter Irwin
Counterfeit Coins Cost Consumers Millions

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

It's literally a minefield out there, Peter, but mostly for the more
expensive coins, much less so for the $50 and under collectible coins. ...
Forum: Coins October 13th 09, 01:54 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Peter Irwin
Counterfeit Coins Cost Consumers Millions

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:

Unfortunately, unless the coin is already in an acceptable slab, the burden
of authentication is on the buyer after he has paid for and taken...
Forum: Coins September 24th 09, 02:46 AM Posted to rec.collecting.coins
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Peter Irwin
Where are all the posters.

Mr. Jaggers lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com wrote:
Newbie wrote:
Online research shows the quote and author to be very accurate.

The only research accepted by historians is that conducted via...
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