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  1. johnmilton liked medoraman's post in the thread 1748 8 Reales chance it is counterfeit?.

    More than a bit. That is only 2/3rd the intended weight. Its a pot metal counterfeit. You can go to any Asian flea market and find them...

    Aug 6, 2020 at 5:39 PM
  2. johnmilton replied to the thread 1871 Pattern $ Struck Counterfeit.

    Yes, but there is always greed and ignorance factor. If they can get a sucker to pay a couple thousand dollars for this "new certified...

    Aug 6, 2020 at 5:05 PM
  3. johnmilton liked Jack D. Young's post in the thread 1871 Pattern $ Struck Counterfeit.

    I have been working on another variety of deceptive struck fakes actually for quite some time- another pattern besides the 1836 Gobrecht...

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  4. johnmilton replied to the thread 1748 8 Reales chance it is counterfeit?.

    It's bad idea for a couple of reasons. First, if you have to pay him or her, it's waste of money. I am pretty sure that it's bad....

    Aug 6, 2020 at 4:56 PM
  5. johnmilton replied to the thread Interesting tweet, could we be returning to the gold standard?.

    There is no way that we are going back to the gold standard unless the artificial price of gold was set at some 7 or 8 figure amount per...

    Aug 6, 2020 at 4:50 PM
  6. johnmilton attached a file to the thread 1748 8 Reales chance it is counterfeit?.

    I was hoping that it might be a sea savage piece from the reverse, but the obverse looks to be an obvious cast copy. I don't have any...

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  7. johnmilton liked robp's post in the thread Edward the Confessor / Wulfwine in London.

    Edward the Confessor Sovereign/Eagles (1056-1059) penny of Bedford. SPOTA ON BEDEFORI. A horribly mushy obverse (king seated on throne,...

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  8. johnmilton replied to the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    Within the last decade.

    Aug 6, 2020 at 12:45 PM
  9. johnmilton replied to the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    And guys like the Hunt Brothers, who speculated in silver and silver futures, managed to go from billionaires to bankruptcy. They took...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:58 PM
  10. johnmilton liked Mr.Q's post in the thread A Draped Bust, Small Eagle Type Set.

    Thanks for the look see I like the posts.

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  11. johnmilton replied to the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    The mint tried to hire experienced coin makers from Europe, but all of those efforts fell through. The first mint ended up becoming an...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:22 PM
  12. johnmilton replied to the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    The same reason why those who handle a lot of valuable assets have to post bonds or get insurance today. If money or valuables turn up...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  13. johnmilton liked Mountain Man's post in the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    What an awesome achievement. I am so happy for anyone that works hard (and spends the money) to do something like this. Congratulations....

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  14. johnmilton liked Mountain Man's post in the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    Thank you once more for an educational and interesting post. I haven't really done any research on the beginning of the mint, but I'm...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  15. johnmilton liked onecenter's post in the thread The First U.S. Gold Coins.

    Absolutely stunning pieces of historical gold.

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM