[CLOSED] LordM Giveaway #58 (two prize drawings)

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  1. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Ah no. I just copied and pasted it from Google.

    Not sure why they use the dot separator, it can cause confusions. I personally prefer using "5461" in these cases.

    Anyway, if the kittens are for adoption, hope their new owner will live slightly closer.
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  3. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Entry post.

    I would either purchase one of your U.S. Large cents or one of your U.S. half dollars.

    Thanks, Lord Marcovan.
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  4. Barbi Petersen

    Barbi Petersen Active Member

    Entry post.

    Walking Liberty 210824-16, for 2 reasons - 1) I don't have one, & 2) I like that lady walking around promoting Liberty (and with my keen sense of sight see the other designs, lol)!

    And I'll raise you - your 4 little foster's for my 8 little foster's!
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  5. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Aquaman, in Europe and some other places, they use dots and commas with numbers, the opposite of us.

    Crazy, huh!
  6. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Yes sir. That's common knowledge. But if I don't know where the poster originates from, and I'm on a U.S. based website, I can't be expected to interpret their use of a period vs a comma to separate each 1000.
  7. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Not complaining, merely commenting.

    Once when I was transferring a title of a car I had purchased, the person who filled out the paperwork at the Car Title Loan place where I bought the car, was from a foreign country where they do dates D/M/Y instead of M/D/Y like we do here.
    The actual date was 02/14/2016, February 14, 2016, so the foreign guy wrote it like he would in his country 14/02/2016. When I got to the County Clerk's office, the clerk who waited on me looked at the date and refused to do my title because she said " there is no 14th month ". I showed her the typewritten portion of the sale which clearly showed the date written out, but she refused to use it claiming she could only use the title. When I told her the guy was from a foreign country and that was just how they wrote dates in that country, she huffed and puffed and said "Well, he should learn how to write like an American.". She insisted I had to leave, get a different form filled out and bring that form back to complete my title transfer.

    Crazy, huh!
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  8. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is crazy. And honestly it makes no sense. How do they write large numbers (in the 1000's) with decimal places as well. In other words, how would they write the number seventeen thousand four hundred two point one six?

    I would write it 17,402.16

    Do they use two decimals to write that number?
  9. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member


    An even larger number, our way : 10,486,246.98

    Their way : 10.486.246,98

    That's the way they do it, so of course they understand it.
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    @ambr0zie - if I jump on a plane and bring a kitten to Romania, may I also bring a metal detector with me? Visiting your part of the world would be well worth a kitten to me. Maybe all FOUR of them. ;)

    I want a Romanian coin with Queen Marie on it.

    (Wikipedia link for everyone else’s benefit. I know you know who she was.)
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  11. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Hi @lordmarcovan.
    Regarding the metal detector - the answer is simply no. Metal detecting has very strict laws here, you need to register the detector to some authorities, lots of paperwork and any findings need to be reported within 24 hours (or 48, not sure). Finding ancient or medieval coins and keeping/selling them without reporting is not legal. This is one of the last laws remaining from previous regime but since MD and numismatics in general are not popular hobbies, nobody cares.
    Bringing a MD via plane would be a very bad idea.

    Regarding Queen Marie coins, there are not many of them.
    First one is
    Although mintage seems enough (150.000 - notice the dot separator present on this website as well) this coin is very rare and very expensive. I found one sold in 2012 on a local auction site - 2600 EUR graded MS61 but it's unlikely to find one today for less than 5000 EUR, if you find any.

    Similar design - 50 lei 1922
    Sold in 2013 for 3200 EUR, it was an XF but harshly cleaned.
    Again, I don't think one could find something like this at the same price today.

    In 2019 there were 2 commemorative coins with the Queen - first one 500 lei nominal value (~100 EUR), gold coin but only for collectors - mintage of 500 coins and also with a prohibitive price.
    Second is 50 bani (~0.1 EUR) in a Proof version and a circulation version.

    I haven't seen the circulation coin for a year now.

    Also in 2018 there was a commemorative 100 Lei banknote with King Ferdinand and Queen Marie. This was extremely popular and out of stock a few days after becoming available. It is beautiful, no arguments here, I was very inspired I bought one from the bank.


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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yes, I knew those 1922 coins were beyond my reach, as is the daydream of metal detecting over there. It’s a nice thing to imagine, though. :)

    I saw the 2019 coins on eBay. I might pick up one of the proofs. Then again, there was a modern gold coin with her on it that I saw somewhere...

    Edit: Aha! This one! Hmm. Only a thousand struck, though.

    And I found some for sale, but the price works out to over $600 USD.

    The affordable non-gold 2019 proofs begin to look more appealing. ;)
  13. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    You probably saw this
    This medal is gold plated and quite cheap - ~12 EUR. They keep selling various numismatic items - I have even seen normal circulation coins from the 60s plated with gold. Not my cup of tea.
    This "Casa de monede" is not an official institution though.

    In 2008 there was an official replica of the 20 lei 1922 coin.
    But I don't remember seeing the 25 and 50 lei.

    I found an official document from 2010 when the National Bank presented a list of official collector replicas - this 20 lei 2008 is present along with a Koson and some Trajan and Hadrian coins.
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    No, I had never seen that medal. I was thinking of the 2010 gold 100-lei coin linked in my edit, above.

    I rather like that medal, from a design standpoint, but since I have a slabbed collection and I’m not sure PCGS or NGC would slab one (I encountered such a problem with a modern Canadian medal not long ago), perhaps I should get a legal tender coin. Or at least a medal from her lifetime that is catalogued somewhere and thus perhaps more eligible for TPG certification.
  15. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    To be honest with you, this is the first time I see the 100 lei 2010. It is definitely official, though. 600$ seems too much in my opinion. This kind of coins are not very popular here, the National Bank keeps issuing this kind of coins in the last years but the prices are high and there is no much demand.
    They also issues commemorative 50 bani coins since 2010, I don't have all of them because I simply didn't find anything special about some
    (such as this one, I like football - as in soccer, but I find this coin truly boring)

    My favorite one is this one

    And yep, if you want to slab those, I don't think the one I mentioned from Casa de Monede is suitable as Casa de Monede is not recognized officially.
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  16. Stevearino

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    Occasionally in Europe I've found folks using periods where we use commas, and vice versa.

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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I've even seen them use apostrophes, as in "5'461 miles".
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  18. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    In Spain the comma is used as the decimal separator, and the point(period) as the thousands separator
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  19. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Never seen the apostrophe. In Western Europe for large numbers the dot is used (like in my copy paste). I live in Central-Eastern Europe. When I was in school, in the 90s and 2000s, for large numbers we were taught to use spaces. So for 1 million we were writing by hand 1 000 000 with a space smaller than the normal space. No dots, no commas.
    I think in the last years the dot is used for thousands separator.

    But for fractions, we were taught to use commas indeed. So when I want to write that I bought 3 kilos and 200 grams of potatoes I will write that I bought 3,200 kg. Not 3.200
    And yep, we use the metric system in Europe (except UK). When I read about pounds or kilos or inches/feet I need to calculate to understand in 'my' units of measure.
  20. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'm not sure what context I saw the apostrophe used instead of the comma.

    I'm still in the process of migrating my collection to a new site: CollecOnline, which is based in France. So I'm becoming a little bit more familiar with European customs on things like this.

    If you looked at the prize gallery for this giveaway (which doubles as my small swapstock store), you will notice that they put the currency symbol after the number, instead of before it, like we do here. So a coin priced at 25 dollars would say "25$" rather than "$25", as it would be in the US. There are a few other little quirks like that, but I do not mind them. The site is great, and the administrator acts quickly on suggestions for improvement to its English version.
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  21. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    You dog doesn't bother the kittens? Do they play with him?
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