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  1. MerlinAurelius

    Shipping to China-Confiscation likely?

    It would have gone to Beijing
  2. MerlinAurelius

    Shipping to China-Confiscation likely?

    I wonder if you would send close to $1000 worth?
  3. MerlinAurelius

    Shipping to China-Confiscation likely?

    Yes, very good point. That sealed the deal for me. If it was a cheaper coin I would risk it. But not for a $750 coin.
  4. A Chinese Ebay buyer ordered an expensive ancient greek silver coin ($750) and when I went to the US post office they warned against sendg gold and silver into China because it was likely to be confiscated even though we were shipping it registered and insured mail. Does anyone have experience with shipping into China? Any advice would be greatly appreciated because the order is waiting. Thanks
  5. MerlinAurelius

    Cheers fellow stackers

    Welcome. I buy from Sunshine Mint because I want to support US silver and gold mining. And the low prices, and tax exemptions when selling.
  6. MerlinAurelius

    Anyone Here Make Youtube Videos?

    My Youtube videos
  7. MerlinAurelius

    Today I Received.....

    Hmm Check my thread in The Rest of the World. I will post some individual pictures. Here is a tidbit from Wikipedia about Tokugawa coinage Nibuban and Ichibuban[edit] A Tenpō silver Ichibuban (1837-1854). The Nibuban (二分判) was worth half a Koban and was rectangular gold coin. The Ichibuban (一分判) could be either made of silver or gold, in which case it was a quarter of a Koban. The gold Ichibuban of 1714 (佐渡一分判金) had a weight of 4.5 g, with 85.6% of gold and 14.2% of silver. The silver Ichibuban from 1837 to 1854 (Tenpō Ichibugin, 天保一分銀, "Old Ichibuban") weighed 8.66 g, with an alloy of 0.21% gold and 98.86% silver.[4] Nishuban and Isshuban[edit] There were then Nishuban (二朱判) and Isshuban (一朱判) small denominations of silver or gold, before getting to the Mon or Sen bronze coins. From 1853 to 1865, the silver Isshuban (Kaei Isshugin, 嘉永一朱銀) weighed 1.88 g, with an alloy of 1.7% gold, 98.7% silver and 1.12% copper.[4] Genroku gold Nishuban (1695-1710). Bunsei gold Isshuban (1819-1828). The sizes are small, The largest is the Ichibu Gin or Ichibuban Silver bar about 1/2" x 1" the others are smaller. I have one that is about 3/4" by 2 inches.
  8. MerlinAurelius

    Today I Received.....

    Just got these yesterday. Bought directly from a coin shop in Japan in Japanese. こちらにも誰か日本語が話せる方居ますか? Small gold and silver bars directly from Japan, the money during the samurai era of Japan. Very happy with the quality and packaging. From several different eras, Ansei, Meiji, etc.All from around 1850. More than 100 years old.
  9. MerlinAurelius

    New from New York

    Hi and thanks for the comments!
  10. Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Aléxandros ho Méga ), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon[a] and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander The Great 336-323 BC, AR Drachm, posthumously struck in Kolophon approx. 310-301 BC. Obverse: Head of Heracles with lion's skin r. Reverse: Zeus throning facing left, with eagle and sceptre; In l. field: B; under throne: N; right, royal name AΛEΞANΔPOY 17mm, 4,14 gram.
  11. MerlinAurelius

    Anyone Holding Tesco Shares ?

    Always leave the last 10% for someone else. In and out of stocks like a cold shower.
  12. MerlinAurelius

    South Korean Silver Bullion???

    I tried putting some up for sale on this site only. Let's see what happens. In the Rest of the World section.
  13. MerlinAurelius

    Beautiful ancient silver coin

    Oh sorry about that. I didn't realize it was the trade section. Thank you for the timely assistance. This is really an awesome site.
  14. Beautiful Greek/Ionian from Cappadocia, land of the fabled underground city Kingdom of Cappadocia. Ariarathes V. AR drachm, 163-130 BC Silver Weight : 4.1g Diameter : 17mm