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    augur got a reaction from Frenchie in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    And here is the complete date run:

    1879/1880 Monnaie de Bruxelles, 1886/1887/1888 Casa de Moneda Caracas 
    1904/1905/1910/1911/1912 Monnaie de Paris
    1879/80 and 1904-12 are alloyed with copper and then pickled, 1886-88 are alloyed with silver and from locally sourced gold (Guyana)
    The dies were always made by the Monnaie de Paris; while all coins are reeded, the reeding varies from mint to mint with a finer and slightly higher count in Bruxelles, more of a cogwheel reeding from Paris and a rather rough one from Caracas. (I haven't bothered counting)
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    augur reacted to jvic in 1966 Irish 10 Scilling   
    Minted to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916, 2 million minted but 1,270,000 were later melted.

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    augur reacted to Kman in Conspiracies   
    The language used is very important, she didn't even describe it as an attack
    "I don't know how we got from fighting"
    Would a victim describe what is suppose to have happened as a fight; not one chance.
    Would they claim so soon after it made them more confident?! not one chance
    Whatever happened to them, their story isn't it. 
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    augur got a reaction from Bullionbill01 in I was sold a FAKE GOLD COIN and this is what happened.....   
    I am sorry but even the stock photo on the screenshots shown is a jeweller's copy: you can clearly see the M above the right fuzzy palm and then some arabic numbers, presumably 2211. The calligraphy is rather bold than delicate a d artistic 
    This is what a real Guinea looks like:

    very sharp and detailed strike, particularly the legend with its beads and the palms;  left and right to the value "1" the cornucopia (the Paris mintmark) and the wing (the mark of the master of the mint Lucien Bazor)
    please note the absence of any "funny" marks between inscription and palms on either side of the outer field  

    the obverse is equally sharp struck with a residual flange on the edge; the fields should be flat when observing the lustre 
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    augur got a reaction from Derv in Conspiracies   
    @Kman those cuts on the face and the split skin on the nose healed amazingly fast and without any scaring. And talking about scaring, those mental scars that such an event leaves are apparently also absent. If mainstream media peddle a story it is most likely staged.
    not saying that attacks on gay people don't happen but the it was probably more about the phone than a homophobic attack. 
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    augur reacted to AlL in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    love Skanderberg too did you see this videos 
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    augur reacted to MikeG1978 in Today I Received.....   
    40% silver today thanks to @Scorey23
    Loving the little pouches too 

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    augur reacted to CoinStruck in Today I Received.....   
    The strike on the day sovereign for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Very happy to have picked this up from the Royal Mint. 

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    augur reacted to Coolsmp in Today I Received.....   
    Received today 2018 Britannia - Dog Privy. Not seen many of these about.

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    augur reacted to SilverTanner in Today I Received.....   
    My second Napoleon 1808M 20 Lire (different variety😀)

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    augur got a reaction from silenceissilver in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Austrian Mint Restrikes:
    100 and 20 Corona 1915
    10 Corona 1912
    8 Guilders/Florin or 20 Franc and 4 Guilders/Florin or 10 Franc 1892
    4 and 1 Ducat 1915
    10 Korona 1892
    20 Korona 1895
    100 Korona 1907/1908
    Maria Theresa Thaler 1880
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    augur got a reaction from h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    A prussian double crown in a rather impressive grade. 1888 is also the three emperor year with Wilhelm I marking the first Emperor to reign this remarkable year. 

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    augur reacted to BeeCee in Today I Received.....   
    Managed to get an up to date set of the silver proof Queens Beasts series. The bullion are pretty, but these are absolutely stunning! 
    Thanks to @Lr103 and @TheCoinConnection

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    augur reacted to Kieran95 in Today I Received.....   
    More junk for the trunk

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    augur reacted to h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Been a bit excited for the last few weeks, but today I finally received this 30 g golden beauty! Hugest of thanks to @Marc
    Long story short, i'm a bit of a fan of The Phoenix (sentimental place from my uni+ days), hence my collecting of most things Phoenix such as the dragon and phoenix coins here! https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=247324
    During my many discussions with @Marc i told him about my affinity for Phoenix coins and he showed me one he had. From that moment i wanted it. Just loved the super design with the Phoenix and obviously the gold! I've got to learn more about the history behind it too. I think he was very reluctant to let it go, but i'm chuffed he did!
    Here its is, A 30 g (¥100,000) gold proof (PF70) coin commemorating The Enthronement of Emperor Akihito (Heisei). This emperor recently abdicated, the first time an emperor has done so in over 200 years. They are not rare coins, about 100,000 of them in proof, but they are very scarce outside of Japan. Now that the emperor has abdicated they probably hold a bit more historical significance! There's quite a story about the Japanese 20 g gold coin from this era, but maybe @Marc can tell that story in another post!

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    augur reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Just picked this up for next to nothing.from a local antiques shop It's a later 5 shilling. But pretty cool

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    augur reacted to silversurf in Today I Received.....   
    Continuing my 2005 theme, the latest addition. My first gold 50p and even better in the hand.
    Always on the lookout for world gold dated 2005.

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    augur got a reaction from Coinan in Today I Received.....   
    A prussian double crown in a rather impressive grade. 1888 is also the three emperor year with Wilhelm I marking the first Emperor to reign this remarkable year. 

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    augur reacted to Tn21 in Today I Received.....   
    10oz Scottsdale - from Mrscottsdale (first of a kind for me, such a cool item)
    2017 Sov - from onlyroadtoheaven (fantastic price, could have priced it a lot higher so really good of him)
    Thank you to you both,

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    augur reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    1985 Half- eBay pickup 

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    augur reacted to matrawr in Today I Received.....   
    No coins today!

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    augur reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Picked these little 1gm bars at today’s spot. 
    These Malawi coin bars have been on my radar for a while, they are usually a set of 7 , missing the Roo, Maple and Libertad. Seen them go for decent money on fleabay. 
    Also a small 9ct gun, because, well why not? 

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    augur got a reaction from goldmember44 in Today I Received.....   
    A prussian double crown in a rather impressive grade. 1888 is also the three emperor year with Wilhelm I marking the first Emperor to reign this remarkable year. 

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    augur got a reaction from goldmember44 in Today I Received.....   
    But condition rare – NGC has only 23 in MS64...
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    augur reacted to EdNug in Gold / silver money standard, will it ever happen?   
    Gold registered on a blockchain, securely monetised through cryptography and stored in a regularly audited and transparent facility is as secure and solid as money can get. Venezuela have created a (sadly sanctioned) commodity-backed crypto, Russia are talking about launching a gold-backed crypto for inter-state trade, the Prime Minister of Malaysia is suggesting a gold-backed inter-state Asian currency; then there are the personal gold-backed crypto projects of Kinesis, Gold Money and, undoubtedly, a few more.
    When gold is remonetised via encryption, the blockchain and transparent auditing it defeats the issue of currency debasement, makes gold practically divisible down to the fraction of a grain, increases its liquidity and velocity and negates the need to carry or personally store any physical metal.
    Gold is already being remonetised, and where gold goes silver will likely follow - there is no demand for it yet, but as the silver fiat price takes off and the financial infrastructure is built for blockchain gold then silver will soon be monetised in the same way.  I envision blockchain registered private 'banks', made accountable to government oversight, at which one can deposit ones gold and/or silver in an encrypted digital account and spend/receive it in the contemporary ways.
    Encryption and blockchain technology makes it very easy to monetise all PMs, though the central banksters and their lackey politicians and institutions will seek to resist it for as long as possible.