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Cacc

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    Cacc got a reaction from PansPurse in Silver Hammered coins   
    I am fully wrong -- this is why you should wait until after your morning coffee to respond to anything.
    I got the time period right, 1400s, but they are definitely English coins. While bearing an extremely similar look to German States coins at the time, Long Cross design on the reverse of the coin is definitely of English descent. The size and weight will tell you if they are pennies or half pennies (0.6g/15mm or 0.3g/12mm)  but being hammered and worn means the size and weight fluctuates significantly.
    I have never read up so much on English coins from this era. Thank you @barney for the correction and thank you @Ojay45 for giving me something to do an a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
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    Cacc got a reaction from PansPurse in Silver Hammered coins   
    I am fully wrong -- this is why you should wait until after your morning coffee to respond to anything.
    I got the time period right, 1400s, but they are definitely English coins. While bearing an extremely similar look to German States coins at the time, Long Cross design on the reverse of the coin is definitely of English descent. The size and weight will tell you if they are pennies or half pennies (0.6g/15mm or 0.3g/12mm)  but being hammered and worn means the size and weight fluctuates significantly.
    I have never read up so much on English coins from this era. Thank you @barney for the correction and thank you @Ojay45 for giving me something to do an a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
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    Cacc got a reaction from tbone in what software do you use?   
    I use Exact Change (http://www.exactchange.info/), but that software will run you $80usd. It is perfect if you have a coin collection as well, otherwise it is overkill and expensive. There are dozens of different coin software out there, but Exact Change is one of the only ones that has world bullion built in instead of it being something you have to manually add.
    If you are just a stacker and less of a collector, then the other advice of Excel or Google Sheets is your best (and free) bet. Going this route, it is always good to have a column for spot price a the time of purchase so that you know what premium above spot you paid instead of just the amount that you paid.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Shinus73 in Quadrum Capsule Storage Cases   
    Not a buyer, but I have 4 of these and they are incredible and feel great. Great for quadrums AND for 2x2 cardboard holders as well.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Jordie in What do you think??   
    It is still a 1oz fine silver coin, but it is not worth more than it's melt value and any premium that coin would eventually bring would be lost as it is just a damaged bullion coin.
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    Cacc got a reaction from swAgger in Periodic table rounds   
    Not gonna lie...this is frickin awesome! Quite the jump from precious metals to random metals...but if I bought one then I would HAVE TO buy them all!
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    Cacc got a reaction from mrbritish1976 in 1/10 gold coins   
    I would go for a 1/4oz every other month, but at the end of the day it all depends on price. If you can find 1/10oz or 1/2 Sovs for the same or less of a percentage above spot then the 1/4 or full Sov then there is no reason not to jump on it! It's all about the lowest premium you can find at the time when you feel like spending some cash.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Sal in Canadian 5 kilo 150 anniversary coin   
    RCM knows how to make a big damn coin! In the Royal Ontario Museum they still have the $1,000,000 gold coin that the Royal Canadian Mint made that is 100kg of .9999 fine gold. That being said, 5kg of silver at today's prices is only $3486.35 which is a far cry from the $10,699.95 that they are charging. Then again, most collector coins from the RCM are about 3x their actual weight value and they just kept that same percentage for a larger coin too. For examples, just click "silver" at the top of the RCM link above. The first coin is a 1oz Mickey Mouse coin for $119.95 while 1oz of silver is only $21.69 right now. I understand they have to pay Disney a royalty, but that is just insanity!
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    Cacc got a reaction from Markh in Independent mints   
    Just Google "Custom coins <your city>" and you are sure to find someone local that does. They tend to not be cheap unless you are doing a large batch though.
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    Cacc got a reaction from buckeyecoins in New member, looking for advice   
    Welcome! And there will be many coins like that over the years that you wish you bought...or wish you didn't buy. BUT there will also be those coins you bought and you score big!
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    Cacc reacted to Scuzzle in How the heck do you teach your wife about the value of your G&S   
    I have a "death USB stick", in the event of my death it's a few pages on what I have thats of any value, where it's hidden and how to go about selling it and what kind of prices to ask.
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    Cacc got a reaction from augur in What coin capsules   
    Just like silver, all gold coins tend to be different diameters and thicknesses. Of my 2017's in the photo below the sizes are:
    32.4mm (Panda) 32.6mm (Kangaroo) 37.0mm (Philharmonic) 32.7mm (Britannia) 30.1mm (Maple Leaf) One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to coins. The advantage of going airtites (or quadrums in my case) is that the outside diameter (dimension) becomes the same size. When kept in the original shipping capsules they are just all over the place size-wise and if you have even a slight case of OCD then you will lose your mind!

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    Cacc reacted to MickB in Damn Canadian Mint!   
    Does anyone know when the Milkspots started to appear as I'm sure the early maples never suffered from the problem?
    edit; just searched eBay and there's a 1991 slabbed maple with Milkspots, so I guess all my early ones I've been lucky with.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Jester in Damn Canadian Mint!   
    I am not a lucky person, but out of the few hundred coins from the RCM I have not had a single one with a milk spot. None of my bars (dozens of 10oz and a few 100oz) from the RCM have milk spots either. I live in Canada, so it is possible that they ship the quality stuff local and don't put as much care into international shipments. It is also possible that the dealer that you got them from gave you the junk he couldn't get rid of (what is 30 milk spotted coins of potentially thousands they have sold). I have heard a lot of people complaining about milk spots and seen Youtube videos about them, but have never experienced them myself. Seems like luck of the draw for the most part.
     
    ...but also our milk comes in bags here, so it is possible they spill a lot while working at the mint and it splashes on the coins...
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    Cacc got a reaction from Numistacker in Member Free Draw - Silver Coins Bullion Book 2017   
    I didn't even know shipping COULD be this fast! Thanks @Numistacker for the book which was shipped out on Friday and received the next business day on Tuesday (holiday on Monday). Just took a brief flip through and already quite the informative read. Thanks again!
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    Cacc got a reaction from Numistacker in Member Free Draw - Silver Coins Bullion Book 2017   
    Had time this weekend to go through the book, and this is a must have for any collector (not necessarily a stacker of bullion, but for those that want every year and variety of every coin). The backgrounds of all the coins, details about the designs, the rarity, the special editions, great quality photos of each coin each year, and on and on. And the checklist at the back of the book with markings of rarity is a great idea to help fill in those missing pieces and know how likely you are to find and at about what price you can expect to pay for what you are missing. Not just because I won it, but because it is actually a really great resource, I very highly recommend this book!
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    Cacc got a reaction from JohnAnsink in Buy 1/2 Sov or Crown 1887   
    Psssh. Who needs food?!!!
    The crown is beautiful, but I would still go for the 1/2 sov if you had to choose between them.
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    Cacc got a reaction from JohnAnsink in Buy 1/2 Sov or Crown 1887   
    Psssh. Who needs food?!!!
    The crown is beautiful, but I would still go for the 1/2 sov if you had to choose between them.
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    Cacc got a reaction from jacksj1 in Silver Full Crowns   
    While the grading will not help with selling value, they are all beautiful coins that any collector would love in their collection!
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    Cacc got a reaction from kimchi in Canadian bullion coins stolen - Dundee   
    Canadian Maple Leafs making international news as "rare" coins! That should help my resale value a little!
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    Cacc got a reaction from kimchi in Canadian bullion coins stolen - Dundee   
    Canadian Maple Leafs making international news as "rare" coins! That should help my resale value a little!
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    Cacc got a reaction from kimchi in Canadian bullion coins stolen - Dundee   
    Canadian Maple Leafs making international news as "rare" coins! That should help my resale value a little!
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    Cacc got a reaction from Numistacker in Member Free Draw - Silver Coins Bullion Book 2017   
    Had time this weekend to go through the book, and this is a must have for any collector (not necessarily a stacker of bullion, but for those that want every year and variety of every coin). The backgrounds of all the coins, details about the designs, the rarity, the special editions, great quality photos of each coin each year, and on and on. And the checklist at the back of the book with markings of rarity is a great idea to help fill in those missing pieces and know how likely you are to find and at about what price you can expect to pay for what you are missing. Not just because I won it, but because it is actually a really great resource, I very highly recommend this book!
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    Cacc got a reaction from Numistacker in Member Free Draw - Silver Coins Bullion Book 2017   
    I didn't even know shipping COULD be this fast! Thanks @Numistacker for the book which was shipped out on Friday and received the next business day on Tuesday (holiday on Monday). Just took a brief flip through and already quite the informative read. Thanks again!
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    Cacc got a reaction from AlphaBeast in Which silver series...   
    It all comes down to how much you wan to torture yourself...
    If you only have a little bit of self masochism in you, then coins that don't change from year to year tend to be the easier ones to collect. Canadian Maple Leafs, American Silver Eagles, Mexican Libertads, British Britannias, Austrian Vienna Philharmonics, etc, tend to be easier to find all the past years without destroying the bank.
    If you are hardcore and don't really love yourself then you can get deep into the harder ones. Chinese Pandas, Somalian African Elephants, Australian Kookaburras, all the ones you listed, etc, will drive you mad with the prices...and trying to even find every year of release. It is all part of the fun trying to find those rare or elusive ones, but that is also where you will find a lot of frustration.