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Numismatics/coin collecting/silver stacking
i dabble,anyone one in to it?

the basics,U.S. dimes,quarters,halves and dollars 1964 and older are 90% silver,Canada dimes,quarters,dollars 1967 and older are % silver and a bunch of older world coins are some % of silver,silver prices at the moment are $18.20 an ounce so a us quarter=$3.30,a half=$6.60 and a peace/morgan dollar=$14.12 in just their silver price

my latest score came from via Greece,a 1956 egyptian 50 whatever i stole $15 in an ebay auction

3 south african pennies for $3 delivered  size of a u.s. half dollar
Years ago when the Hunt Bros tried to run up the silver market I didn't have much but sold a 20X face. A friend owned a laundry & had $2000 face & it went to about 24X face & only sold enough to buy a chain saw then the bottom fell out.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson
My brother is into silver stacking, he doesn’t really worry about a SHTF scenario, he just thinks it’s fun and something he can leave his granddaughter.
My best friend I hunted with in the Upper Pennensula 580 miles away in the same state buried many jars of coins for years in the back yard. I think I was the only one he told. When he got close to retirement he was debt free, worked at Celotex (the old Ford sawmill on the Kewannaw bay in Lanse) Owned the local store, all his logging equip was paid for. Then he built a meat market, bought & remodeled a 2nd store, went deep into debt & died at hunting camp in his sleep. His wife lost it all, found the house property was land locked so I bet the jars are still there. I lost several good pcs of Birdseye maple I was drying in his garage rafters I'd cut on my sawmill. I really miss him. This always make me think of him.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson
I have a bunch of old silver coins, some dollar coins are from the 1800's. It was my Dad's collection when he passed. I need to go through it and see what's what. My Grandmother left me two one once gold Krugerrands. I had hoped to hold onto them, but back real estate taxes required me to turn them in. I got almost $3000 for the pair.
I inherited a couple silver bars......along with owning the standard silver based 'coin collection" for a lifetime...….

amazing how little $ value it's all worth in your own personal SHTF situation ………""I live in a van....I've got ONE Silver Dollar !""
PAULETTE and "Two Cats and THE DOUG"

Whereabouts unknown...……...
i use these sites to i.d. coins

for u.s.  on the left click on what type of coin and it will show the mintages and values

for foreign  can just search a country and have a look at their coins,has pictures for most
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  • Everyroadleadshome (01-28-2020)
my latest score
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info on the historical significance


By William C. Edgar

IN March 1915 I was in Brussels, where I went
at the request of Mr. Hoover to witness the dis-
tribution of a ship-load of flour which, through
the efforts of The Northivestern Miller, the Amer-
ican millers had given for the relief of the Belgians,
and incidentally to report on the work being done in
that country by the Commission for Relief in

While there, Mr. Josse Allard, a Belgian gentle-
man connected with the Commission and formerly

a director of the mint, took me to call upon the
sculptor, Mr. C. de Vreese. Among many other
things of great interest, including a medal of our
minister, Mr. Brand Whitlock, which was being
made, Mr. de Vreese showed me a medal which he
had just finished commemorative of the relief given
by America to Belgium.

Its obverse was a medallion of the King and
Queen of Belgium; the reverse, a group in which
America was extending to a Belgian family her



January 1918

gift of grain. Below was the date 1914, when the
war began with the ruthless invasion of Belgium.
In the background was a suggestion of an American
relief ship bringing food to the stricken people;
the motto encircling the medal was "Generosite-
Amerique" — "Belgique-Gratitude."

It was proposed to manufacture a large number
of these medals, send them to the United States
and sell them for the benefit of the Belgian Relief
Fund, and I was so sure that such a souvenir would
be eagerly welcomed . that I placed an order with
the Commission for several hundred of them to be
sent to me as soon as possible for distribution in
this country.

On my return to London some weeks later, Mr.
Hoover informed me that the German authorities
had forbidden the manufacture of the medals, as
they desired to use all available metal in Belgium
for more sinister purposes. He stated that before
the undertaking had been thus interdicted, a few

of the medals had been shipped to him and prom-
ised that out of this lot some would be sent to me.

Owing to the exigencies of war it was nearly
two years later that this delayed shipment, consist-
ing of a comparatively few medals in two sizes,
reached me. Through the columns of The Bellman
they were quickly disposed of for Belgian relief,
the gross proceeds, amounting to more than nine
thousand dollars, being turned over to the Commis-
sion for Relief in Belgium and used in relieving
the necessities of Belgian children.

From the few medals which I purchased and re-
tained for myself, I presented one to Mr. Augustus
Thomas and the reproduction shown herewith was
made therefrom. William C. Edgar,

pretty cool and 97 on the rarity index
I just bought a Gatling gun & a 2nd on the way & found the had 3.5 oz centenial coins made in 1962 some in brone & some in .999 fine silver & got 2 silver for $29ea. If you like history he made that to reduce war, death & injury. When the went to build the GS Minigun the went to his original prints. In 1890 someone in England put an electric motor on it & it ran at 1500-1800 rpm, in 1893 Gatling put an electrin motor on & it ran at 3000 rpm. You can get 1800 rpm with one geared 1 to 1 like the 1877. Sorry to get off topic.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson

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