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Cacc

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    Cacc got a reaction from Elements in 1913-C gold sovereign   
    There is a weekly Canadian coin news magazine, simply called Canadian Coin News, that publishes the current trends for every Canadian coin instead of just the "market value". This is what they are saying about the Canadian Sovereign coins in Canadian dollars. According to the latest, in AU58 it is trending at about $32,000 CAD -- just above 20,000 Euro as @SVcollector said.

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    Cacc got a reaction from Lowlow in Old or Gold?   
    The larger portion of my coins being Canadian and Great Britain has made me hate collecting certain countries. I do have a rather large collection of US coins, being my neighbour to the south, but having so many mints really is killer. Other than Canadian, main parts of my collection are US and German which are just frustrating with so many mints for each year. I am used to one per year with maybe a variety, but the US has 3 for most years and Germany has 6 for most years. That just takes up that much  more space in the binders. I understand your distaste for collecting them.  For silver value, amazing. For numismatic value, just annoying!
    That is just my two cents...speaking of which, then you need the two cents and three cents that only existed for a few years...
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    Cacc got a reaction from NewMSmatist15 in Old or Gold?   
    Eventually your collection of modern coins will become a collection of very old coins!
    Really though, it tends to be higher end collections that are old or gold. Those two are the more valuable pieces because of age and spot value respectively. A normal coin collection CAN contain either or both of those, but by no means necessary. I am semi-young (depending on point of view of people in their 30s) from Canada and my Canadian coin collection contains old and gold, but also almost every decimal circulated coin up to 2017. When I want to "wow" people, as coin collecting is not exactly a "cool" thing to do, it is the old and gold that are shown...but that is just one very small part of my numismatic collection.
    My world collection does date back to the 1600s Germany and Russia and 1800 year old Roman coins, but just like the Canadian coins, that makes up a very small portion of my collection compared to what I call modern issues -- to me that is anything newer than 1953. I even classify them by who was in power at the time (in my world at least); Victoria and before is old, Edward VII to George VI is the sweet spot, Elizabeth II is modern. Modern I would say is easier to find coins in better condition and for a lot less money to buy the money. As you get more money to "invest", that is when someone who likes the complete their collection will start adding the more glamorous old and gold.
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    Cacc got a reaction from onlyroadtoheaven in Future of 1p & 2p coins questioned.   
    We lost the penny in Canada in 2012, but things are still priced as if the penny was still there. If paying by credit/debit, then you pay the exact amount. If paying by cash then it is rounded to the closest 0c/5c.
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    Cacc got a reaction from onlyroadtoheaven in Future of 1p & 2p coins questioned.   
    We lost the penny in Canada in 2012, but things are still priced as if the penny was still there. If paying by credit/debit, then you pay the exact amount. If paying by cash then it is rounded to the closest 0c/5c.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Martlet in Vintage Silver   
    The site I use for information on Australian, New Zealand, and UK  coins is https://www.allcoinvalues.com. They have some good technical details and photos with a touch of history as well. I don't know how reliable or up to date the prices are, but they are there too. It is a work in progress it seems, but has been a great resource for older varieties.
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    Cacc got a reaction from JCRJM in Experimental flipping goods. Worth it??   
    Seems the only way with your numbers to turn a profit is to make the listing for multiple pieces. Delivery fee is the killer as that is more than half of what could be profit, but if you sell in a lot of two then you are in the black by a few squiggly L's. Get someone to buy 10 in one go and you are laughing.
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    Cacc got a reaction from matrawr in Silvergoldbull   
    They are one of the main dealers that I buy from in Canada. Great sales, great shipping, great service. I don't know how they are elsewhere, but as a company they have been great.
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    Cacc got a reaction from matrawr in Silvergoldbull   
    They are one of the main dealers that I buy from in Canada. Great sales, great shipping, great service. I don't know how they are elsewhere, but as a company they have been great.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Bullionbilly in New to the Forum   
    Welcome. And before you buy Royal Mint, take a look up to your brothers in the north and see what us Canadians have to offer. There are the Maple Leafs of course, but so many other beautiful coins in gold and silver that you don't need anything from them damn Brits.
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    Cacc got a reaction from Agpanda in Photographing Coins   
    And here are some photos of my set up.



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    Cacc got a reaction from 999magnum in 400oz full stack pic   
    ..so I think I might be doing something terribly wrong with my life...

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    Cacc got a reaction from 999magnum in 400oz full stack pic   
    ..so I think I might be doing something terribly wrong with my life...

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    Cacc reacted to mr-dead in 400oz full stack pic   
    A couple of pics of my full gold stack.
    400.06 troy oz :
    9 X 1kg bars $20 Eagle - Liberty Head 2017 Buffalo 2017 Kangaroo 2017 Maple 2107 Philharmonic 1g bar 2g bar 30th Anniversary Britannia 5 X 50g Valcambi combi bars 22 X Britannias 1 X 1/2 oz Britannia 50 X full sovs 45 X Krugerrands Mexican 50 Peso 2 X $50 Eagles Queens Beast Dragon Queens Beast Griffin Queens Beast Lion Queens Beast Proof lion Queens Beast Proof Unicorn Queens Beast Proff Dragon 2017 Piedfort sov 2017 Pistrucci 1/4 sov proof 2017 Pistrucci 1/2 sov proof 2017 Pistucci full sov proof 2016 100g proof Panda Dont think I missed anything
     
     



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    Cacc got a reaction from Agpanda in Photographing Coins   
    And here are some photos of my set up.



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    Cacc got a reaction from Agpanda in Photographing Coins   
    And here are some photos of my set up.



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    Cacc got a reaction from Alex in Photographing Coins   
    After years, I FINALLY started getting around to photographing my coins on a lazy Monday night. I had almost everything that I needed except for a stand that would let me aim my camera straight down which I got off eBay for $15. Everything else was just equipment that I already had and I don't think it turned out too poorly. I shot with a Sony A6000 with a 30mm macro lens, two Aputure AL-M9 lights at maximum on mini tripods, a 30x30cm light box, and a soft cotton coin sack to rest the coins on. I started off with some old junk silver just as a test before pulling out the good stuff. If anyone has any advice to get even more details, I am definitely open! I had my camera on f/5.6 1/25s ISO-250 using a remote control and had my external lights set up at 12 and 3 o'clock. I tried just some raw coins in the open and a couple in holders just to test how they turn out.
     
    France 1846A 50 Centimes

     
    Great Britain 1900 One Shilling

     
    Russia 1896 50 Kopeks

     
    Canada Newfoundland 1894 20 Cents (NGC VF-20)

     
    USA 1881-O Morgan Dollar (ICG AU-58)

     
    German States Saxony 1667 1/24 Thaler

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    Cacc got a reaction from Alex in Photographing Coins   
    After years, I FINALLY started getting around to photographing my coins on a lazy Monday night. I had almost everything that I needed except for a stand that would let me aim my camera straight down which I got off eBay for $15. Everything else was just equipment that I already had and I don't think it turned out too poorly. I shot with a Sony A6000 with a 30mm macro lens, two Aputure AL-M9 lights at maximum on mini tripods, a 30x30cm light box, and a soft cotton coin sack to rest the coins on. I started off with some old junk silver just as a test before pulling out the good stuff. If anyone has any advice to get even more details, I am definitely open! I had my camera on f/5.6 1/25s ISO-250 using a remote control and had my external lights set up at 12 and 3 o'clock. I tried just some raw coins in the open and a couple in holders just to test how they turn out.
     
    France 1846A 50 Centimes

     
    Great Britain 1900 One Shilling

     
    Russia 1896 50 Kopeks

     
    Canada Newfoundland 1894 20 Cents (NGC VF-20)

     
    USA 1881-O Morgan Dollar (ICG AU-58)

     
    German States Saxony 1667 1/24 Thaler

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    Cacc got a reaction from Agpanda in Photographing Coins   
    And here are some photos of my set up.



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    Cacc got a reaction from Alex in Photographing Coins   
    After years, I FINALLY started getting around to photographing my coins on a lazy Monday night. I had almost everything that I needed except for a stand that would let me aim my camera straight down which I got off eBay for $15. Everything else was just equipment that I already had and I don't think it turned out too poorly. I shot with a Sony A6000 with a 30mm macro lens, two Aputure AL-M9 lights at maximum on mini tripods, a 30x30cm light box, and a soft cotton coin sack to rest the coins on. I started off with some old junk silver just as a test before pulling out the good stuff. If anyone has any advice to get even more details, I am definitely open! I had my camera on f/5.6 1/25s ISO-250 using a remote control and had my external lights set up at 12 and 3 o'clock. I tried just some raw coins in the open and a couple in holders just to test how they turn out.
     
    France 1846A 50 Centimes

     
    Great Britain 1900 One Shilling

     
    Russia 1896 50 Kopeks

     
    Canada Newfoundland 1894 20 Cents (NGC VF-20)

     
    USA 1881-O Morgan Dollar (ICG AU-58)

     
    German States Saxony 1667 1/24 Thaler

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    Cacc got a reaction from Agpanda in Photographing Coins   
    And here are some photos of my set up.



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    Cacc got a reaction from Alex in Photographing Coins   
    After years, I FINALLY started getting around to photographing my coins on a lazy Monday night. I had almost everything that I needed except for a stand that would let me aim my camera straight down which I got off eBay for $15. Everything else was just equipment that I already had and I don't think it turned out too poorly. I shot with a Sony A6000 with a 30mm macro lens, two Aputure AL-M9 lights at maximum on mini tripods, a 30x30cm light box, and a soft cotton coin sack to rest the coins on. I started off with some old junk silver just as a test before pulling out the good stuff. If anyone has any advice to get even more details, I am definitely open! I had my camera on f/5.6 1/25s ISO-250 using a remote control and had my external lights set up at 12 and 3 o'clock. I tried just some raw coins in the open and a couple in holders just to test how they turn out.
     
    France 1846A 50 Centimes

     
    Great Britain 1900 One Shilling

     
    Russia 1896 50 Kopeks

     
    Canada Newfoundland 1894 20 Cents (NGC VF-20)

     
    USA 1881-O Morgan Dollar (ICG AU-58)

     
    German States Saxony 1667 1/24 Thaler

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    Cacc reacted to RelativeAlpaca in Hello   
    Hello everyone, I am a new stacker/collector from Kentucky, USA. I have been hearing good things about this forum, I look forward to learning as much as possible.
    I am currently building up silver eagles and maple leafs and some random higher premium coins. 
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    Cacc got a reaction from Agpanda in Photographing Coins   
    And here are some photos of my set up.



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    Cacc got a reaction from Alex in Photographing Coins   
    After years, I FINALLY started getting around to photographing my coins on a lazy Monday night. I had almost everything that I needed except for a stand that would let me aim my camera straight down which I got off eBay for $15. Everything else was just equipment that I already had and I don't think it turned out too poorly. I shot with a Sony A6000 with a 30mm macro lens, two Aputure AL-M9 lights at maximum on mini tripods, a 30x30cm light box, and a soft cotton coin sack to rest the coins on. I started off with some old junk silver just as a test before pulling out the good stuff. If anyone has any advice to get even more details, I am definitely open! I had my camera on f/5.6 1/25s ISO-250 using a remote control and had my external lights set up at 12 and 3 o'clock. I tried just some raw coins in the open and a couple in holders just to test how they turn out.
     
    France 1846A 50 Centimes

     
    Great Britain 1900 One Shilling

     
    Russia 1896 50 Kopeks

     
    Canada Newfoundland 1894 20 Cents (NGC VF-20)

     
    USA 1881-O Morgan Dollar (ICG AU-58)

     
    German States Saxony 1667 1/24 Thaler