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Community Member
Posts: 1,834
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: 1,834
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
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Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

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

Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Comentarios re newspaper coin advertisements continued:

 

An advertisement currently being printed in a nationally known newspaper is

offering a 5 Ounce USA 'coin' for $99.95.   This coin has a vignette of an

American turkey in flight.  Old Ben Franklin must be smiling.

 

This advertisement does NOT mention the cost of shipping.  Probably

an arm or leg? 

 

Stuff that coin collectors notice!

 

Regardos,

 

xx

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Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

 

Re Heron's post of 30 March 2015 - 1031 hrs:  Yes, the old Heron does remember some stuff. 

 

This is a followup on Heron's post re 'Six Banks will take part in New Gold Fix'.

 

In Heron's post of 30 March 2015 there was this comment, "Because the 6th bank is to be

named later". 

 

Here is 'The Rest Of The Story':

 

Article in Wall Street Journal of 17 Junio 2015, Page C-3 writ by Ese Erheriene.

 

The 6th bank to join the gold price fixing 'grupo' is a Chinese Bank.  Those of us that collect

Chinese paper money will recognize a name from the Republic era.  The 6th bank is

the Chinese government owned Bank of China, Ltd. 

 

This addition makes a lot of sense.  Now the grupo can gather for el lonche at a Chinese

Restaurante rather than the same old places that serve Beef Wellington or Kidney Pie.

 

As for Chinese Restaurantes in London, there is a dandy one located at the southern end

of Finchley Road in the NW section of London.  Genuine and tasty Cantonese cuisine.

This cuisine info obtained by personal experience.

 

Now we know the 6 gold price 'fixers'.  Heron hopes this informacion is helpful.  Regards,

 

xx

 

 

 

 

Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Truth In Advertising:  Many times we read on this chatting bjord regarding

advertisements that are not completely truthful.  However, recently whilst

Heron was perusing a nationally known newspaper, an advertisement was

noticed for being truthful.  The seller was offering $20 USA gold coins for

$1,295 each.  In large font was this statement; "ALMOST A FULL OZ. OF

PURE GOLD!" [Their punctuation, not Heron's].  Heron thought that to see

such a statement was very good in today's modern woild of make believe.

 

SECOND ITEM:

The Wall Street Journal 10 June 2015 Page A11:

 

Headline; "New Belgian Coin Sidesteps France".

 

This article is about a coin issue commemorating the battle of Waterloo

where Nappy was defeated on 18 June 1815.

 

The French govt. was not happy about this coin being issued.

 

As a 'work around' for the rules of the Euro, the Belgians designed this coin

as a 2.5 Euro.  Apparently this particular denomination is not controlled by

the Euro pact.  However, it will be legal tender within Belgium only. This coin

could be an interesting item to add to a coin collection consisting of 'modern

coins'.  Regardvs,

 

xx 

 

Community Member
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Registered: ‎02-11-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny
I like chicken?
Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

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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Registered: ‎02-20-2010

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to jona_wain
Community Member
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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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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

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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Registered: ‎03-06-2012

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!!

Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

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

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 1,834
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

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 222
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

Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

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

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 1,834
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

Community Member
Posts: 222
Registered: ‎11-01-2006

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

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Community Member
Posts: 222
Registered: ‎11-01-2006

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
Posts: 222
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.