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    augur reacted to tallthinkev in Tubes for gold sovereigns in capsules??   
    If you don't mind what type of tube you want, these maybe ok, ID 23.8mm. They may fit I don't know. They are airtight if nothing else and FREE! Well, postage would be nice. 

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    augur got a reaction from Serendipity in Queen's Beasts (Gold & Silver) Photo Thread   
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    augur got a reaction from mr1030 in World War I Coins   
    Portugal tried to remain neutral at the outbreak of World War I despite the German incursions in Africa, since their colonies were bordering each other. But the greatest source of conflict was the German U-Boot blockade of Great Britain, the largest export market for the Portugal economy. Portugal eventually seized German merchant ships on British request and Germany in turn declared war on Portugal in March 1916. While only committing 12,000 troops to the Western Front the largest commitments were in Africa to get the revolting colonies back under control. 

    Portugal 1916 Escudo (MS 63+)
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    augur reacted to Big23 in World War I Coins   
    Did I miss something?
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    augur got a reaction from Big23 in World War I Coins   
    Portugal tried to remain neutral at the outbreak of World War I despite the German incursions in Africa, since their colonies were bordering each other. But the greatest source of conflict was the German U-Boot blockade of Great Britain, the largest export market for the Portugal economy. Portugal eventually seized German merchant ships on British request and Germany in turn declared war on Portugal in March 1916. While only committing 12,000 troops to the Western Front the largest commitments were in Africa to get the revolting colonies back under control. 

    Portugal 1916 Escudo (MS 63+)
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    augur got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in World War I Coins   
    Portugal tried to remain neutral at the outbreak of World War I despite the German incursions in Africa, since their colonies were bordering each other. But the greatest source of conflict was the German U-Boot blockade of Great Britain, the largest export market for the Portugal economy. Portugal eventually seized German merchant ships on British request and Germany in turn declared war on Portugal in March 1916. While only committing 12,000 troops to the Western Front the largest commitments were in Africa to get the revolting colonies back under control. 

    Portugal 1916 Escudo (MS 63+)
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    augur got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in World War I Coins   
    Bulgaria entered as the final ally of the Central Powers World War I on the 11/10/1915. This might be peculiar since, as a Sachsen-Coburg, he was related to King of England and Belgium and by marriage to the King of France. But Czar Ferdinand Ist wanted to build up Bulgaria as a dominant power on the Balkan and recover territories lost to its neighbours during the 2nd Balkan War; entering on the side of the Central Powers seemed like a perfect opportunity to recover those territorial losses. With the defeat and surrender of AustroHungary and Germany this gamble didn't play off. 

    Bulgaria 1913 (MS62+) – last issue before entering the war
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    augur got a reaction from mr1030 in World War I Coins   
    Bulgaria entered as the final ally of the Central Powers World War I on the 11/10/1915. This might be peculiar since, as a Sachsen-Coburg, he was related to King of England and Belgium and by marriage to the King of France. But Czar Ferdinand Ist wanted to build up Bulgaria as a dominant power on the Balkan and recover territories lost to its neighbours during the 2nd Balkan War; entering on the side of the Central Powers seemed like a perfect opportunity to recover those territorial losses. With the defeat and surrender of AustroHungary and Germany this gamble didn't play off. 

    Bulgaria 1913 (MS62+) – last issue before entering the war
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    augur got a reaction from Big23 in World War I Coins   
    Bulgaria entered as the final ally of the Central Powers World War I on the 11/10/1915. This might be peculiar since, as a Sachsen-Coburg, he was related to King of England and Belgium and by marriage to the King of France. But Czar Ferdinand Ist wanted to build up Bulgaria as a dominant power on the Balkan and recover territories lost to its neighbours during the 2nd Balkan War; entering on the side of the Central Powers seemed like a perfect opportunity to recover those territorial losses. With the defeat and surrender of AustroHungary and Germany this gamble didn't play off. 

    Bulgaria 1913 (MS62+) – last issue before entering the war
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    augur got a reaction from SilverTanner in World War I Coins   
    Bulgaria entered as the final ally of the Central Powers World War I on the 11/10/1915. This might be peculiar since, as a Sachsen-Coburg, he was related to King of England and Belgium and by marriage to the King of France. But Czar Ferdinand Ist wanted to build up Bulgaria as a dominant power on the Balkan and recover territories lost to its neighbours during the 2nd Balkan War; entering on the side of the Central Powers seemed like a perfect opportunity to recover those territorial losses. With the defeat and surrender of AustroHungary and Germany this gamble didn't play off. 

    Bulgaria 1913 (MS62+) – last issue before entering the war
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    augur reacted to Goldmick in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Niceeeeeee well happy only got a pf 69 cam on the one sovereign but wow pf70 cam on the 5 sovereign. There going for £2200 on e bay. Last 2 sales that is. And i did all the grading myself well happy 

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    augur got a reaction from KDave in World War I Coins   
    China might seem unusual in this thread since no Chinese Troops ever saw action; this has more to do with the unwillingness of the other powers (mainly Japan) to allow the Chinese to retake Quingdao from the German Empire. Despite its initial "neutral" position China soon sent a workforce of a hundred thousands to Europe to dig trenches, repair tanks and assemble shells or haul ammunition to the front line. Casualties are hard to establish but some 500 died when the French Athos was sunk by a U-Boot. Eventually China declared officially war on Germany in 1917 but continued to send only a workforce. This should prove fatal as during the Versailles Treaty the Chinese contribution was overlooked by the European Nations and Japan was allowed to continue to occupy large parts of China. Disappointed China turned away from the West and took to communism, waiting for its moment in history to rise again. 
     


    1914 Republic of China 1 Dollar (MS63)
    "Fatman Dollar"
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    augur reacted to sovereignsteve in World War I Coins   
    Great thread, the very essence of numismatics.
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    augur got a reaction from Big23 in World War I Coins   
    San Marino, the oldest surviving republic, declared herself neutral, much to Italy's dislike who suspected spies to be harboured in San Marino. Austria on the other side became aware that a handful of citizens from San Marino run a small military hospital and declared war.
    Since this state of war never was resolved during the Treaty of Versailles, Germany and San Marino remained at war when in 1939 the Second Work War began. Notably San Marino harboured 100,000 Italian Jews during that time, probably 10 times the native population. 

    1906 San Marino 2 Lire (MS64) – no coins were minted until the entry into WW I 
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    augur got a reaction from Big23 in World War I Coins   
    Italy also initially declared neutrality despite being allied in a defensive union with Austro-Hungary and Germany. While the left (Mussolini and the socialist party) and the right (Masonic networks) pushed for war against Germany, the Government negotiated with both sides and concluded that the London Treaty would leave Italy with the juicer slices of the spoils of war. The economic sacrifices were too high and the destabilised country, despite victorious in the final battles of 1918, was left with less than the political leaders had bargained for. The country drifted to the fascist regime of Mussolini and the war debt wasn't paid if until the 1970s. 

    1915 2 Lire (MS62)
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    augur got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in World War I Coins   
    San Marino, the oldest surviving republic, declared herself neutral, much to Italy's dislike who suspected spies to be harboured in San Marino. Austria on the other side became aware that a handful of citizens from San Marino run a small military hospital and declared war.
    Since this state of war never was resolved during the Treaty of Versailles, Germany and San Marino remained at war when in 1939 the Second Work War began. Notably San Marino harboured 100,000 Italian Jews during that time, probably 10 times the native population. 

    1906 San Marino 2 Lire (MS64) – no coins were minted until the entry into WW I 
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    augur got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in World War I Coins   
    Italy also initially declared neutrality despite being allied in a defensive union with Austro-Hungary and Germany. While the left (Mussolini and the socialist party) and the right (Masonic networks) pushed for war against Germany, the Government negotiated with both sides and concluded that the London Treaty would leave Italy with the juicer slices of the spoils of war. The economic sacrifices were too high and the destabilised country, despite victorious in the final battles of 1918, was left with less than the political leaders had bargained for. The country drifted to the fascist regime of Mussolini and the war debt wasn't paid if until the 1970s. 

    1915 2 Lire (MS62)
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    augur got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in World War I Coins   
    China might seem unusual in this thread since no Chinese Troops ever saw action; this has more to do with the unwillingness of the other powers (mainly Japan) to allow the Chinese to retake Quingdao from the German Empire. Despite its initial "neutral" position China soon sent a workforce of a hundred thousands to Europe to dig trenches, repair tanks and assemble shells or haul ammunition to the front line. Casualties are hard to establish but some 500 died when the French Athos was sunk by a U-Boot. Eventually China declared officially war on Germany in 1917 but continued to send only a workforce. This should prove fatal as during the Versailles Treaty the Chinese contribution was overlooked by the European Nations and Japan was allowed to continue to occupy large parts of China. Disappointed China turned away from the West and took to communism, waiting for its moment in history to rise again. 
     


    1914 Republic of China 1 Dollar (MS63)
    "Fatman Dollar"
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    augur got a reaction from Lr103 in World War I Coins   
    China might seem unusual in this thread since no Chinese Troops ever saw action; this has more to do with the unwillingness of the other powers (mainly Japan) to allow the Chinese to retake Quingdao from the German Empire. Despite its initial "neutral" position China soon sent a workforce of a hundred thousands to Europe to dig trenches, repair tanks and assemble shells or haul ammunition to the front line. Casualties are hard to establish but some 500 died when the French Athos was sunk by a U-Boot. Eventually China declared officially war on Germany in 1917 but continued to send only a workforce. This should prove fatal as during the Versailles Treaty the Chinese contribution was overlooked by the European Nations and Japan was allowed to continue to occupy large parts of China. Disappointed China turned away from the West and took to communism, waiting for its moment in history to rise again. 
     


    1914 Republic of China 1 Dollar (MS63)
    "Fatman Dollar"
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    augur got a reaction from Big23 in World War I Coins   
    China might seem unusual in this thread since no Chinese Troops ever saw action; this has more to do with the unwillingness of the other powers (mainly Japan) to allow the Chinese to retake Quingdao from the German Empire. Despite its initial "neutral" position China soon sent a workforce of a hundred thousands to Europe to dig trenches, repair tanks and assemble shells or haul ammunition to the front line. Casualties are hard to establish but some 500 died when the French Athos was sunk by a U-Boot. Eventually China declared officially war on Germany in 1917 but continued to send only a workforce. This should prove fatal as during the Versailles Treaty the Chinese contribution was overlooked by the European Nations and Japan was allowed to continue to occupy large parts of China. Disappointed China turned away from the West and took to communism, waiting for its moment in history to rise again. 
     


    1914 Republic of China 1 Dollar (MS63)
    "Fatman Dollar"
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    augur got a reaction from Gildeon in World War I Coins   
    Japan had been an ally of the British since the beginning of the century. On the 23. August Japan opened the Pacific Theatre quickly seizing German Territories including Tsingtao in China or the Marianna Islands in the Philippines. Japan had long had high ambitions as a regional power and only contained them (during and after the war) on the request of its creditors: the British Empire and the United States of America.
     


    T3 (1914) 20 Yen (MS63) – alongside with the Canadian 10$, this is one of the largest circulation gold coins of the wartime weighing nearly 1/2 oz. 
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    augur got a reaction from silversurf in Today I Received.....   
    1888 Prussia Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II


    (there is also a Friedrich III in 1888 who is waiting eagerly for the family reunion with grandfather and child)
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    augur got a reaction from silversurf in Today I Received.....   
    Sorry for the slow reveal but this is months of acquisitions received in a day and I don't have much time to photograph things 
    1930 Venezuela 10 Bolivares MS65


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    augur reacted to Pete in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    Obviously suits sellers but as a buyer the GSP charges are horrendous and I refuse to use this service, so sellers are not getting my business for sure.
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    augur reacted to sixgun in Wiki leaks founder arrested   
    i saw this earlier today - Google is obviously serving this video up to our sort of user. We must be on the same list of dissidents.