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Community Member
Posts: 1,523
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

 

"Post what is on your mind"... The theme of the New Coin Chat Room.

 

Here is some numismaticks info that Heron found by accidente.  Some of the best

discoveries are by accident, at times, perhaps?.

 

Heron 'found' a web site about history of middle ages coins and also etymology of coin

names [currency/denominations].  Always of interest to Heron and possibly others,

especially collectors of HRE coins.

 

A note: some of the middle ages coin experts will most likely already know a lot or

all of this info. 

 

The following was borrowed from wiki/munzen_des_mittelalters:

 

Another note: Heron used the computer translation 'service' rather than

translating all of this hisself.  So, there will be some phrases that appear

rather strange to the English speakers amongst us.

 

"European Coins of the Middle Ages"...excerpts:

 

"From late antiquity through to the early Middle Ages the circulation of

went coins in Europe back strong."

 

[Heron: On to Etymology which is Heron's interest here]

 

HELLER: "The Heller was coined in 1200 in Schwabisch Hall, which

derives its name".  [In the beginning this coin was also known as the Haller].

 

CRUISER: "The Cruiser had its name from the double cross on the front.

It was abolished in the currency changeover 1873".

[Heron: of course this refers to the currency Kruezer...!]

 

SCHILLING: "The origin of the word Schilling is not released safely.

....

It is also conceivable deriviation is from a Germanic Skildulingaz, which

would mean "shield-like thing'' or "sign-ling"."

 

"LUMP": For the first time in 1492 and subsequently to 1850 in Bern marked.

Was named after valerius anshelm the heraldic animal of the canton, the

bear or batz which was printed on the reverse of coin. The origin of the term

is not secured.  The value of a Bernese Batzens [their spelling, not Heron's]

corresponded to four cruisers."

 

....."Value information can be finally no, since the production of the coins of

precious metal content fluctuated, ie, in practice over time decreased. The owner

of the local RIGHT TO MINT COINAGE [Their caps - not Heron's]... melted

especially a foreign quality coins to mint their own coins from reduced fineness".

[Ha! Heron's comentario]

 

"The difference between the known up to that time silver or gold content to the

new lower value could reap as winning the Munzenrechtsinhaber."  [Note: the

translation 'service' did not translate Munzenrechtsinhaber.  Heron translates

this compound noun as being 'owner of coinage rights'.  It could have another

'meaning' such as 'winning the lottery'! ??

 

All collectors and folks interested in coins & coin terminology are invited to comment.

Also those with various views on the subject.  Heron thought that this information

might be helpful or interesting to some collectors. Quien sabe? [who knows?]   Regardus,

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jujubeju
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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-31-2003

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to impalajohnny

1952 was a very good year for me. I was born. In 1967 I started my search for a silver USA Washington 25-cent piece in VG+ grade. After all these years of searching I may have found one. Oh, the joy!

dove3ducks
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Posts: 1,927
Registered: ‎09-21-2003

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to laddieboyblue

Interesting .

laddieboyblue
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Registered: ‎10-04-2005

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

1954 was a good year for me.  My late father was Executive Officer of the Norfolk Naval Air Station and I was in 4th grade at an exclusive private school the Norfolk Academy.  I played in Little League and football on the school team complete with uniforms.  I rode around with my father after Hurricane Hazel inspecting the damage to the base.  Sometimes with a few friends we'd sneak into the area where they stored vintage airplanes and played pilot.  I got my first Lionel train set; a switch engine.  It was one year later that I started collecting coins and rode the train with my late mother from Quantico to Washington to go to a coin shop and to collect Dinky Toys.  Life was good.  I only wished I'd also had collected MPC's back then.  I had military field radio or I should say my father had one by Hallicrafters.  While at Quantico a visiting British army major gave me a pouch of the coins he collected on his travels.  I still have them.

Community Member
Posts: 3,755
Registered: ‎03-06-2012

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

 

Hola Ted200: He is now on 1970!  That was also a good year for Heron.  Heron quit smoking

cigarettes and ceegars that year! It was also a very good 'sales' year for Heron... Ha! 


Remembering significant years ...

 

Let's see ... 1980 first time living abroad ... 1981 marriage... 1989 first child (yeah, being of Polish descent it took me a while to figure that out :smileyvery-happy:).  1992 second child.  1997 got transferred to Europe ... 1999 my interest in numismatics was rekindled by a work colleague telling me about a Brussels auction house.   

 

All downhill from there!

 

BTW you guys said the nicest things a few posts back.

 

And yes, Coins and Soapbox both comatose these days, if not nearly muerte.

 

But we have elections and a Republican congress just around the corner!  That should liven things up.

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 1,523
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

 

 

Hola Ted200: He is now on 1970!  That was also a good year for Heron.  Heron quit smoking

cigarettes and ceegars that year! It was also a very good 'sales' year for Heron... Ha! 

ted_200
Community Member
Posts: 12,824
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

1956 feedback!  Reminds Heron of the year 1956. 

 

As of this posting, he's 1963.  I believe that is his own (and my) birthyear!

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 1,523
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*

1956 feedback!  Reminds Heron of the year 1956.  A friend of the family happened to be

a member of the 'draft board'.  Notified us that Heron's number was being called in 30 days.

Heron went to the Air Force recruiter - one year waiting list.

Then the Navy recruiter - 9 months waiting list.

Then, as Heron was departing the building, he saw a small sign that said US Coast Guard.

Heron remember that an uncle was in the USCG during WWII.

Heron went in that office and asked how long was the waiting list?

An older Chief Petty Officer answered, "When do you want to enlist".  Heron answered, right now!

The 30 year CPO remarked 'trying to beat the draft ey?'...

So, Heron listened to the different programs and signed a 6 year contract in order to attend a 6

months training school after basic training.  One a the best things Heron ever did!

 

As for Heron contributing to the 'soapbox' commentarios, there is not much interest in that project.

The 'right' will still be the 'right'.

The 'left' will still be 'leftists'. 

Nothing ever gets resolved.  Just a lot of 'sniping' back and forth regarding politicks.  Yikes!

 

Heron would much rather discuss coins, tokens, and paper money.

Although it appears that this chatting bjord could be headed towards muerte!

Regards,

 

xx

Community Member
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Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

nah... tdz's a rarity: sits on the other side of the aisle but can hold an intelligent discussion w/o getting all ranty and uriney and pulling "facts" out of the air...

ted_200
Community Member
Posts: 12,824
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to tdziemianowicz

Sorry, didn't mean to leave you two out!  Especially poor tdz, who probably wishes I'd go back to sticking strictly to the Coin and Seller Boards!

Community Member
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Registered: ‎03-06-2012

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to mcdcoins

mcdcoins wrote:

ted_200 wrote:

odiescoins, ga_cooke, laddieboy, silverfox, jeff, and I all post over there on and off...


There's a few more of us,

 

Just not on the A team.


Even some on the XX team :smileyembarrassed:

mcdcoins
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Registered: ‎05-20-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

ted_200 wrote:

odiescoins, ga_cooke, laddieboy, silverfox, jeff, and I all post over there on and off...


There's a few more of us,

 

Just not on the A team.

ted_200
Community Member
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Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to b-17blinker

odiescoins, ga_cooke, laddieboy, silverfox, jeff, and I all post over there on and off...

b-17blinker
Community Member
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎10-10-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to mcdcoins

Thanks for the link. I'll pay a visit and see if I 'know' anyone.

mcdcoins
Community Member
Posts: 1,581
Registered: ‎05-20-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

[ Edited ]
in reply to b-17blinker

b-17blinker wrote:

Ted, can you provide a link to the Soapbox?


http://community.ebay.com/t5/The-Soapbox/bd-p/2124

 

It is also in it's death throes.

Community Member
Posts: 1,523
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

Hola Ted200: your post of 18 Oct 2014 0249 hrs:  Yes, Heron agrees regarding being

advised re errors in listings.   It is almost impossible for any seller to know ALL things

about all items.  Some sellers did appreciate receiving correct info and some did not

appreciate that!  Nowadays aggravation can be avoided by not saying a word. ha!

Regards,

 

xx

b-17blinker
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Posts: 61
Registered: ‎10-10-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

Ted, can you provide a link to the Soapbox?

ted_200
Community Member
Posts: 12,824
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

Holas Amigos!  A question for our large group of coin & papermoney aficionados:

 

What do youse do when an obvious listing error is detected?

 

Por ejemplo:  Heron was perusing the German States listings and found a listing for

a 1 Pfennig copper coin claiming it was a Prussian coin.

 

It was not!  There is no legend and coin is identified by the 'coat of arms' on obverse.

The coat of arms for that coin was absolutely Waldeck-Pyrmont!  Heron knows this

because he has coins from both of those coin issuing authorities. Plus the catalog

info.

 

The 2nd obvious error in the same listings group was a coin listed as GERMAN STATES

6 Pence 1942.  The coin depicted Geo VI of England!   [Or Gran Britannia if youse prefers].

 

The last time Heron offered advise was about the year 2000.  In return for Heron's assistance

in identifying an item he received about 15 nastygrams. 

 

Since that time, Heron has not offered his assistance to any seller. 

 

Have things changed?  Is it ok to offer assistance now?  Just curious is Heron!

Regards,

 

xx


I'll sometimes message them, but usually not anymore... it just depends on if I think they deserve any help.  I always appreciate it when users contact me if I've got some screw up in a listing though...

ted_200
Community Member
Posts: 12,824
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to jeffs_new_and_used_coins

jeffs_new_and_used_coins wrote:

Nice job on the C&PM Board, by the way. I see that people are using it to the tune of as many as two or even three posts a day!

 

Impressive.



Well, that's to be expected, they hauled it off to Groups (a dark corner where no one can find it) and they send out nastygrams if you discuss anything worth discussing here.  There are now more CPM Board users on the Soapbox than there are here, which is exactly what I'd predicted.  In fact there are more CPM Board users in my non-eBay private seller's forum, and that isn't even geared towards coins at all.  Similar crackdowns have rendered the CFe Group just as inactive and useless.  This isn't el heron's fault, it's Jeff Terrell's fault, and it is just how he likes it. 

Community Member
Posts: 425
Registered: ‎07-06-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Nice job on the C&PM Board, by the way. I see that people are using it to the tune of as many as two or even three posts a day!

 

Impressive.