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Registered: ‎02-11-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny
I like chicken?
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to jona_wain

 

If you are talkin about 1943 USA Cent Pieces, Heron remembers those well.  One a those would

buy 2 pieces of hard candy.  No chocolatay of course, it being the middle of WWII for the USofA.

As for the 1943 CENT pieces being zinc-coated steel, we dint care a-tall. Just having a few was

a big treat!  Yes, them were the good ol days NOT!  Ha. Regardvs.

 

xx

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny
Anyone have any info on 1943 wheat copper penny? I have found one and need info?
Community Member
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to tdziemianowicz

 

Hola TDZ -  yes, Heron noticed that new 'difference' with the Euro.  Perusing some areas

where items are listed in Euros we can see that there are some 'bargains' available now...!

Good luck & good hunting!  Regards,

 

xx

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

USA Dollar Status Report: From time to time we see folks stating that the USA

Dollar is weak.  What we need to ask is, 'compared to what'?  If we compare to the

Swiss Franken the current answer is yes, the USA Buck is slightly 'down' against

that currency.

 

However, against the primary currencies of interest, the USofA is performing quite

well, thankyou!   Here are several examples:

 

Canadian Loonie is now worth .7956 in USD.

 

15.22 Mexican Pesos can be purchased by 1 USD.

 

Australian Dollar is now worth .768 in USD.  Although not a 'major' currency of interest

to the USA, Heron thought he would add this for a comparison factor.

 

The USA Buck can now purchase 120 Japanese Yen.

 

The Euro is now valued at 1.06 in USD.

 

China [The now more Green than Red China we know] Yuan is 'unchanged'. This is

because the Yuan is 'pegged'.

 

What is the importance of this?  As the USA Dollar gains strenth throughout

the woild, USA exports will decline.  Imports will rise.  And once again messing up the

'trade balance' situation.

 

Leave us not say that the USofA Dollar is weak.  Except against the Swiss Franco.

Regardvs,

 

INFO SOURCE: Wall Street Journal dated 13 April 2015 Page C-2.

Article titled "Currencies".

 

 

xx

 

 


I am currently looking to upgrade my Australian birthyear coin, so this development is a welcome one.

 

As it is for anyone buying coins originally denominated in Euros (on Ebay , or ...)   20% cheaper than a year ago!!

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

 

USA Dollar Status Report: From time to time we see folks stating that the USA

Dollar is weak.  What we need to ask is, 'compared to what'?  If we compare to the

Swiss Franken the current answer is yes, the USA Buck is slightly 'down' against

that currency.

 

However, against the primary currencies of interest, the USofA is performing quite

well, thankyou!   Here are several examples:

 

Canadian Loonie is now worth .7956 in USD.

 

15.22 Mexican Pesos can be purchased by 1 USD.

 

Australian Dollar is now worth .768 in USD.  Although not a 'major' currency of interest

to the USA, Heron thought he would add this for a comparison factor.

 

The USA Buck can now purchase 120 Japanese Yen.

 

The Euro is now valued at 1.06 in USD.

 

China [The now more Green than Red China we know] Yuan is 'unchanged'. This is

because the Yuan is 'pegged'.

 

What is the importance of this?  As the USA Dollar gains strenth throughout

the woild, USA exports will decline.  Imports will rise.  And once again messing up the

'trade balance' situation.

 

Leave us not say that the USofA Dollar is weak.  Except against the Swiss Franco.

Regardvs,

 

INFO SOURCE: Wall Street Journal dated 13 April 2015 Page C-2.

Article titled "Currencies".

 

 

xx

 

 

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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to koindog

Dawg-gone! Heron lost his decoder ring somewhere on the grounds of

P.S. 5 in Suitland Merryland in spring of 1945. 

[Heron could find no ref for Public School nr 5.  Probably was torn down

many years pasado to make room for a burrito stand].

Regardvs,

 

xx

 

 

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Registered: ‎11-01-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Cut and paste my gobbligook into this Caesarian Shift decoder and set N = 9.

 

http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/caesar.php

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Sometime during the past 4 or 5 months, mas o menos, we discussed the London Gold

Price Fixers.  All 4 of them. Heron cannot remember what 'TOPIC' it was on.

 Now there is NEWS regarding those 4 'fixers'.  Some excerpts:

 

Wall Street Journal 20 March 2015 Page C-4:

 

Headline "SIX BANKS WILL TAKE PART IN NEW GOLD FIX''.

 

Yes, in addition to the previous 4 Bancos, Barclays, HSBC Holdings, Bank of Nova Scotia,

and Societe Generale SA, we can now add UBS AG.  Why only are we adding ONE?

Because the 6th bank is to be named 'later'.  [Resembles a baseball trade ey?]

 

This is your 'headsup' that there will now be 6 FIXERS of gold pricing.  Apparently still

AM and PM 5 days per week.  And the thot plickens.  Regardvs,

 

xx

 

 

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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to koindog

 

Hola Koindog - one day in the summer of 1959, at the US Coast Guard Radio Station Cape May

our teletype [land line] went kaputski and transmitted something like is shown in your post of

23 March 2015 1223.   The teletype machines were vintage 1920s!  Fun stuff from the past.

Regardvs,

 

xx

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Registered: ‎11-01-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

xivvvkzexj wifd kyv vsrp tzzgyvi jjftzvkp veu kyzj dvjjjjrxv gligfjvcpp yrjj jgvccczexx viiifij

Community Member
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*
It may be old but still a good cipher. Passing along a key is not too difficult.
Community Member
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Registered: ‎11-01-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to gacooke

Thanks for taking the time to look that up for me, Gary.

Community Member
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to koindog

koindog wrote:
How about Vigenére Cipher ?

sure, but the key has to be set up in advance...

 

IIRC they were using that in the Civil War...

Community Member
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to koindog

Hola Koindog, muchas gracias!  Heron did not know that one.

When Heron was a Morse code man 'the end' was dit dah - dit dah dit. AR.

'end of msg'.

Over the decades things change.  Morse was ended in the USCG about 1995.  Hard to

believe it has been 20 years now.  Think about the changes in communications that have

happened just since 1957!  Amazing!  Regardvs,

 

xx

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*
How about Vigenére Cipher ?
Community Member
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

dit-dah-dit-dah-dit-dah = full stop (period).

Community Member
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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Or, as our basic training company commander, the QMC, would tell those of us that were chosen

for radio school, ditty dumb dumb ditty!

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to koindog

Heron is not familiar with the dit dah, dit dah, dit dah as one 'letter'!  .._ _ .. por favor!