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Community Member
Posts: 3,967
Registered: ‎11-22-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

I am being very quiet now. Smiley LOL

Community Member
Posts: 6,603
Registered: ‎02-21-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to davidgallston

I made an even better video with a sheep but can only show it on "special" websites.

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Registered: ‎11-22-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

impalajohnny wrote:

b-17blinker wrote:

Have you checked out the monthly Mount Dora classic car show?


Do you mean the cars and guitars thing at Rennigers? I have not attended that yet. I was also told by the classic car museum in mount dora that there is a monthly show at the villiages which would be the best place to sell a car. I have not attended that either. I should be going to these sorts of events since I shipped down an ole lincoln and am planning to sell it. All I hae done is made a video with a donkey.

https://youtu.be/y73sO82q4A4


Nothing could have drawn me out of the high grass faster than the rabbit saying he made a video with a donkey Smiley Happy Kind of sad he had such a poor showing. He was kind of handsome donkey.

 

 

lol   lol  lol

Community Member
Posts: 6,064
Registered: ‎04-30-2012

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

great video John- I'm surprised the donkey was not sitting down Smiley Wink  hope you get the car sold!

Community Member
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Registered: ‎02-21-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

El heron probably remembers those old lincolns from interesting events like mafia meetings and the kennedy assination. And I think 1964 was the last year they built cars out of silver, from 1965 onward cars have been copper nickel clad. Except kennedy convertibles and half dollars which were 40% until 1970.

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Registered: ‎02-21-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to b-17blinker

b-17blinker wrote:

Have you checked out the monthly Mount Dora classic car show?


Do you mean the cars and guitars thing at Rennigers? I have not attended that yet. I was also told by the classic car museum in mount dora that there is a monthly show at the villiages which would be the best place to sell a car. I have not attended that either. I should be going to these sorts of events since I shipped down an ole lincoln and am planning to sell it. All I hae done is made a video with a donkey.

https://youtu.be/y73sO82q4A4

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*

I have cousins in Tampa and should probably try to go visit before I leave. And my friend here wants to go look at property in tarpon springs, she vacationed there as a child. I hae lots of stuff going on so not sure I'll do the trip but if it happens it would be cool to stop by and have a beer or hit a local coin shop on the way.

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Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

impalajohnny wrote:

*smedley* wrote:

impalajohnny wrote:

there aren't any hills because it's florida.


what part?


I don't think there are hills in any part but I am alternating between west orlando and a place called mount dora. Which is not a hill and certainly not a mountain.


i'm about 90 minutes SW... i just waved to you, didja see me??

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

Have you checked out the monthly Mount Dora classic car show?

Community Member
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Registered: ‎02-21-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*

*smedley* wrote:

impalajohnny wrote:

there aren't any hills because it's florida.


what part?


I don't think there are hills in any part but I am alternating between west orlando and a place called mount dora. Which is not a hill and certainly not a mountain.

Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

Hola Impala!  your post of 4 Marzo 2016 2337 hrs:  It is good to know that Impala John

is still vertical.  Very good indeed.

 

Yes, it would be difficult to find any hindervaldtlers in Florida due to the very flat nature

of the area.  Highest point in Fla is Britton Hill, Walton County at 345 feets.

 

California has trees taller than that! 

 

For example, the Redwood tree named Hyperion,

as of 2015, is............379.1 feets tall! 

 

Heron did enjoy his TAD in Fla.  The fishing was excellent and super fun.

 

Coin Expos around Fla were also a lot of fun.  Especially the Clearwater Expos.

 

The Cubano food & coffee in Miami on Calle Ocho were super great!

 

The Italiano food at various restaurantes around Fla was also good.  Dino's in Miami...wow!

 

Yes, Fla was a fun place to be whilst on TAD. 

 

Well, here's hoping all is well for you down there.  May no hurricanes fly in your direction...!

 

Best wishes.

 

 

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

impalajohnny wrote:

there aren't any hills because it's florida.


what part?

Community Member
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Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

shades of Beetlejuice...

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Registered: ‎02-21-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

I have heard rumors that the impala guy is alive and well somewhere in the southern states. Kinda like a yankey in king aurthors court, but more like king james since everyone is protestant. There are hill billys but there aren't any hills because it's florida. And beach girls who try to act like california. El heron would be a ladies man here as he is real california. And would wow the inteligensia with this numismatico insight. We need el heron to visit.

Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

 

el Heron is pleased to advise the numismaticores grupo regarding an article from

the Wall Street Journal of 4 Marzo 2016 Page A-9. Writ by Giovanni Legorano:

 

Heron reports portions of this article entitled; "Italy Keeps Lira Holders in a Tender Trap".

 

This article is about the exchange of defunct currency replaced by the Euro.

 

There are times when posters enquire about this situation. 

[Not so many nowadays due to the Coin & Paper Money chatboard being sorda 'buried'].

 

However, here is some info from that article:

 

Italy set a date of 28 Febrero 2012 as deadline for exchange.  Then Italy changed deadline

to 6 Dec 2011.  This was sorda a 'sneaky' move.  Caught a lot of folks holding Lire.

 

Then Italy stated that anyone that could prove they tried to exchange Lire for Euros could

possibly make the exchange.  A few holders of Lire could indeed prove their attempts.

However, that left an outstanding amount of LIre not exchanged.  Valued in Euros this

amount comes to 1,200,000,000.  Note: Some folks are still 'finding' cash in Lire that

had been hidden in various places. Such as a Croatian man that found 5 Billion Lire

that was hidden behind a fake wall in the house he inherited from his parents!

True? Perhaps. Heron cannot confirm this info.

 

French Franc:  Deadline for exchange was 17 Feb 2012. 

Francs valued in Euros outstanding = 526,000,000.

 

Spanish Pesetas: Deadline 31 Dec 2020.

 

Niederlander Guilder: Deadline 1 Jan 2032.

 

Deutschland Mark: No Deadline!.

Mark outstanding valued in Euros = 6,550,000,000.

 

The non deadline for holders of Deutschland Mark was good news for some

folks holding a batch of Mark.  Good news indeed!

 

Perhaps this informacion can be used to assist folks that enquire.

Perhaps some younger members of the Paper Money & Coin chat board

will remember some of this info. Quizas? Quien Sabe?

 

Does anyone know what happened to the Impala guy?  Did he cross over

the great divide?

 

Regardos. 

 

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 2,206
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

 

From time to time we see comentarios regarding the 'weak' USA Dollar.  Currently this

is not true.  At this point in time the USA Dollar is super-strong. 

 

One of the first things for us to do when we hear such a statement as USA Dollar is weak,

is to check the standing of the USA Dollar with the primary important currencies of the woild.

 

Currently 74 USA Cents can buy 1 Canadian Loonie.

 

Currently 1 USA Dollar can buy 17 Mexican Pesos.

 

Year to date, the USA Dollar is up 42.9% against Brazilian Real.

Up 16.9% against Canadian Loonie.

Up 15.5% against the Mexicano Peso.

Up 11.1% against the Euro.

 

The list goes on and on with USA up compared to most of the important currencies

of the woild.

 

[The information above is extrapolated from the WSJ column headed 'CURRENCIES' and

is from the WSJ issue of 9 Dec 2015 Page C4].

 

Having a 'strong' currency is not a great or even good thing.  Perhaps good 'bragging rights'

for some Murkins!  However, this hurts the Export Markets for the USofA.  Having a high

value and strong Dollar reduces exports from the USA.  Yes, having a strong Dollar helps buy

more stuff on the world market, but that doesnt do any good for the balance of trade figures.

 

Another article concerning exports: WSJ 7 December 2015 Page C1:

 

Headline: "Wheat Exports Shredded".  Writ by Jesse Newman.

 

This article explains the current problems of exporting wheat.  The 'strong Dollar' puts our

wheat prices at the highest end of the wheat range.

 

Por ejemplo:  Wheat used for baking flour USA price is $205 per ton.

French wheat ...about $193 per ton.

Ukraine or Russian shipped from Black Sea port... about $194 per ton.

 

So, someone might say; Big deal, that is only a few bucks per ton difference.

Ah, but wait.... when buying 100 million tons of wheat a few bucks per ton can be a huge

difference!

 

This is not a good thing for the Murkin wheat farmers.  This is a 'bad' thing... OPINION.

 

Summary: Is it ok to have a strong currency so folks can 'brag' aboudid?  The

strong currency situation is really not a good thing for the USofA.  Heron knows this from

personal job experience.  Opinion.

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 2,206
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Holas Paper Money collecting Amigos:  The following article could be of interest:

 

Article in WSJ 3 Dec 2015 Page B4.  Article Writ by Simon Zekeria.

 

Headline: "De La Rue Cuts Jobs, Banknote Production"

 

Summary of Article:

 

Due to increased banknote production by 'state' printing

establishments De La Rue will reduce production of banknotes.

 

De La Rue will now concentrate on production of identity products such as;

digital passaportes and driving licenses.

 

Footnote: De La Rue company started as a newspaper printer on the Island of

Guernsey in year 1813. 

 

Currently prints more than 150 currencies of the woild.

 

Regardos. 

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 2,206
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Heron has been reviewing several selling places on this great venue..

Primarily to find 'new' different Ching Dynasty Cash mint marks.

However, during these searches, Heron has discovered some odd auctions

and 'titles' for China Cash coins:

 

Coin listed as Kiangsi Prov. but has the distinctive Chekiang Prov. mint mark.

 

Cash coin of Emp. Kang Hsi advertised as 'unusual mint mark'.  The mint

mark on this particular coin is not overly unusual, it is shown upside down.

Being upside down it does resemble something unusual. However, if we

stand on our heads and review the mint mark it shows as the usual and

not scarce Lin-Ching mint mark of Shantung Province.

 

A Hunan coin being offered for sale as a Honan.  These are 2 different

Chinese Provinces. [As shown on map in KM Catalog of Woild Coins].

 

A 10 Cash coin listed as Kiang-nam.  There is a Chinese Province of Kiang-

Nan but not one listed for Kiang-nam.  Heron has not seen a Kiang-nam.

[The coin clearly shows Kiang-Nan in English].

 

Half dozen China Ching Dynasty coins listed under Annam as coins of Annam.

 

Hu-Poo is NOT a Province.  A seller apparently believes it is...!

 

Clearly some of these sellers could be helped. However, Heron constantly

remembers the old 'adage' "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished".  So, Heron

will not get involved, although he would like to help the sellers.

 

Just a few of the 'listings' Heron has seen recently during his searches.

Kind of humorous in a way, although the buyers might not think so when they

discover the errors.  On the other hant, buyers SHOULD KNOW about these

items prior to bidding.  OPINION.  Regardos,

 

xx

Community Member
Posts: 2,206
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*

 

You are most likely correcto!  It shows what a 'marketing trap' is out there for

unsuspecting buyers.  Regardos,

 

xx

Community Member
Posts: 3,884
Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

at best it's probably silver plated copper...