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Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Chris B, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Those are outstandingly beautifull!!!!
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  3. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Wild man with a difference

    Germany BRUNSWICK-WOLFENBUTTEL Rudolf August 12 Mariengroschen 1675 with 1681 city of Strasbourg c/m (lily over arms with diagonal bar)

    Strasbourg cm on Br-Wolf Rud Aug 12 Mariengr 1675  LD obv 838.jpg Strasbourg cm on Br-Wolf Rud Aug 12 Mariengr 1675  LD rev 839.jpg
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  4. Chris B

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    I must say, I have many Wildman coins and some counter stamped coins but no counter stamped Wildman coins. Yours is the first that I have seen. Did you notice that the flat spot on the dated side kind of looks like a foot? Or is that just something in my head?
  5. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    This is the only countermarked wild man I have. The spot on the reverse does look like a footprint but I think only the chance result of the countermark hammer blow
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  6. Gallienus

    Gallienus Well-Known Member

    Very nice collection and writeup. I should mention that one of the only two times I attended the NYICS (1999 & 2000), I saw one dealer with several (12?) high grade Wildman thalers. Many appeared to be uncs. Unfortunately I ended buying junk which was in my area of specialty but back then I was pretty much a neophyte in world coinage.

    On another note, in addition to displaying your collection in collector's society, you can also create a website about Wildman coins. You can make links and have pages on the history, denominations, tables of low res & high res pictures, etc. I've done that with my collection using HTML. I've also tried to learn some styling of the HTML. A link to some of the better pages is here:
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  7. Chris B

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    I've actually been working on a website but at this point, I'm not happy with how it is turning out.
  8. Gallienus

    Gallienus Well-Known Member

    That's true of many coin websites. I don't know if you had a chance to look at mine which is quite old. Also it has private registration which means that if one looks up the domain owner, the exact name is concealed so you can't trace the owner.

    On my website I've done.
    1) 1998: Original website in HTML. It worked but auction houses told me it was amusing but childishly crude.
    2) 2004: Redone using a pro developer using WordPress. Expensive, very complex and only the front page and the image maps were actually in WordPress the rest in the old HTML. Even then I had to fix the imagemaps as they weren't done correctly.
    3) 2005: Fixed WordPress by myself. However I had to commission custom WP plugins to handle the photos. Never really worked as the plugin developer could never understand my needs. After a year wasn't able to get one "coins page" actually into WordPress.
    4) 2008: WordPress site was hacked as are all WordPress sites eventually. Site became filled with Medical Testing ads. Completely took down site for a couple years.
    5) 2018 New Developer told me about a much more secure CMS than WordPress called ModX. Paid her to put the site into ModX but she only got the 1st page working thru sort of a fudge. Site only had 1 page. Also expensive.
    6) 2018 late: Worked on learning ModX myself but it's very tricky. The more I learned the more I saw that ModX was copying HTML but with less capability.
    7) 2019: Went back to HTML programming of site myself. Learned a bit of styling. Not professional, no SEO (i.e. never found on Google listings) but at least cheap. Had to pay $38 to udemy for html learning classes. Also bought a book on html. Paid a few people on Upwork ($12/hr) to do "bulk html programming of many pages" that I could do myself but wanted to save time.

    Current result, everything works, it's beginning to look nice. A lot of the info needs fix'n but being just plain html: there's nothing I can't easily change myself. Also I use the cheaper Corel Photopaint for image processing. I still need to learn to take better photos tho.

    If there's any advice I can give about fix'n your website, I'd be happy to help. But I'm semi-good only with HTML5, {plus a little CSS3, JavaScript, & php}, none of that fancy WordPress stuff.

    Also to show you how easy HTML is, I copied this comment to it's own html page. It's found on the bottom menu.
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