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  1. kaparthy liked johnmilton's post in the thread United States Souvenir Coins and Their Prices, by Thomas L. Elder..

    Ironically things only got worse for collectors after Elder wrote this piece. In the 1930s, promoters and speculators gained control of the...

    May 25, 2019 at 8:04 AM
  2. kaparthy liked green18's post in the thread United States Souvenir Coins and Their Prices, by Thomas L. Elder..

    And I paid a pretty 'penny' for this one back in late March. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    DSC_8403.JPG DSC_8404.JPG May 24, 2019 at 8:35 PM
  3. kaparthy replied to the thread The Plated Fouree in Circulation.

    PLATED COINS—FALSE COINS M. H. CRAWFORD The Numismatic Chronicle (1966-) Seventh Series, Vol. 8 (1968), pp. 55-59 I have no interest in...

    May 24, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  4. kaparthy liked Numisnewbiest's post in the thread The Plated Fouree in Circulation.

    I realize that $767 is nothing to many collectors, but it's Fort Knox to me, so I just can't get my head around why anyone would pay that...

    May 24, 2019 at 8:24 PM
  5. kaparthy replied to the thread United States Souvenir Coins and Their Prices, by Thomas L. Elder..

    Absolutely not! 1920 Occupation Income Average of all Industries $ 1407/year State and Local Government Workers $ 1164/year Public School...

    May 24, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  6. kaparthy liked leeg's post in the thread United States Souvenir Coins and Their Prices, by Thomas L. Elder..

    [IMG] 1923 American collectors are, I think, fast awakening to the fact that souvenir gold dollars and half dollars which have been...

    May 24, 2019 at 8:01 PM
  7. kaparthy liked willieboyd2's post in the thread Coins in Movies - The Great Sinner (1949) with Gregory Peck and German thalers on the table.

    In this scene from the 1951 film "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" Ava Gardner is in the house of an archaeologist and numismatist and...

    May 24, 2019 at 7:57 PM
  8. kaparthy liked willieboyd2's post in the thread Coins in Movies - The Great Sinner (1949) with Gregory Peck and German thalers on the table.

    "The Great Sinner" is a 1949 film set around 1860 at the Wiesbaden casino in Germany. Gregory Peck meets Ava Gardner and she introduces...

    May 24, 2019 at 7:55 PM
  9. kaparthy liked willieboyd2's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    I received this one in 2011: [IMG] Greece Athens Classical Owl Tetradrachm Obverse: Head of Athena right, three small upright olive leaves...

    May 24, 2019 at 7:54 PM
  10. kaparthy liked Numinaut's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    Here is mine that has an obverse die match (I think I posted it a while back.) Mine is the upper one. The lower one was for sale on the...

    Athens Tetradrachm 3.jpg May 24, 2019 at 7:54 PM
  11. kaparthy liked Cucumbor's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    Wow @TIF, that's exceptionnal in every way, as usual with you should I add You have an eye and impeccable taste. Puts mine to shame even...

    May 24, 2019 at 7:52 PM
  12. kaparthy liked dadams's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    It's common and perhaps not as exciting as some of your "Snake Cowboys" or other exotics but, as you say, it is icoinic so I'm happy you...

    May 24, 2019 at 7:52 PM
  13. kaparthy liked zumbly's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    You're fashionably late to the party, but dressed to steal the show. :D She really is a beauty, and on both sides, too. I love the sharp...

    Attica Athens - Tetradrachm 2018 Top.jpg May 24, 2019 at 7:52 PM
  14. kaparthy liked Terence Cheesman's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    TIF it is always fun to get a new coin especially if it is an Athenian "owl" just do what ever you do when you get a nice coin (little...

    athens10.jpg May 24, 2019 at 7:51 PM
  15. kaparthy liked ValiantKnight's post in the thread What's the secret handshake? Another new owl tet club member.

    Ah, I was wondering when you were going to post your owl TIF. That one is a winner for sure! Attica, Athens AR tetradrachm Obv: Helmeted...

    May 24, 2019 at 7:51 PM