Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Jun 20, 2019.
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https://coinweek.com/coinweek-podcast/coinweek-podcast-114-coin-shop-theft/ and https://nypost.com/2011/02/11/park-avenue-smash-grab/
. I rent two large safe deposit boxes at a cost of $160.00 annually. calcol has the right idea of an alarm system with a battery backup that I also have at a cost of $45.00 a month.
Break into my house, and you won't even get a TV or computer right now. (We just use our phones).
Ladymarcovan does have an extensive collection of plastic measuring cups, though. Even a couple of Pyrex ones. Leave us one or two of the bigger ones. Please steal the rest when she isn't looking.
You might score ten or twenty bucks' worth of raw unsorted World coins from my stuff if you hit us on the right day and catch our German shepherd yard dog in a good mood (He usually is. Looks scary, but he's mostly marshmallow).
@Ocatarinetabellatchitchix for the timely reminder.
Agreed. I seldom have my actual coins out in front of me anymore, and mostly view them on a monitor.
This is kind of strange, but it works for me. Just knowing that I have the actual coins in my ownership, if not in hand, is good enough for me. It's certainly a 21st century way of collecting.
I did have them out of the safe deposit box today, for the first time in a while, and laid eyes on the actual pieces while adding the stuff that just came back from PCGS.
Some were kind of surprising. For instance, this Egyptian coin is smaller than I remembered it being, and in hand, it is much lighter in color- mostly white. The toning only shows under certain lighting conditions. It is not an expensive piece.
Egypt: silver 2 piastres of King Farouk, AH 1356 (1937)
PCGS MS62; population 6 with 9 higher as of 5/20/2019.
This recent addition is really impressive in hand. I have had medals and jetons, but this is the first big high-relief one I've had. At 41 mm or so, it barely fits in a standard Gold Shield holder. (Standard length and width, that is. The holder is thicker than a normal PCGS slab.)
France: gilt bronze Napoleon Bonaparte medal by Antoine Bovy; special specimen striking for Napoleon's 1840 Paris funeral
PCGS SP64; population 1- the only example certified by PCGS as of 6/20/19.
Ms Q agreed we pay the extra cost (she rocks !)
That's one of the finest portraits of Napoleon I've seen . By 1840 the French artists were finally breaking away from Neo-Classicism & making realistic portraits of high quality.
When I was your age, I barely had any valuables.
I have enough to be conscientious about it.
That's great, as long as you never leave the house, and never sleep...
...never keep a schedule of such things.or its great to be a crazy shut in insomniac......really, i don't even need that...if anyone comes to my house, i'll give'em a coin for the visit..
I’ll be there in a minute!
..a coin awaits you here OJ...
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