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SILVERFINGER

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to SendYourCoin2Me in Baird Mint - Nightmare to deal with   
    Thankfully Baird made it happen eventually as they said.  Without further ID.  Might be because the value of my order had dropped over £300 from when i placed it due to the correction in spot price.  Maybe im cynical.

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to KevinG in Today I Received.....   
    I got some premium silver today.☺️
    Perth mint 1 oz year of the pig
    Rwanda 1 oz year of the pig
    25th Anniversary of the unicorn coin 1 oz






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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Gemporia the famous jewellery place sell cut and uncut gemstones, I have bought many from them for jewellery I had commisioned
    https://www.gemcollector.com/en-gb/
     
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Well I got a surprise today from the wife, and I was really surprised, she knew I was after some silver Reichmarks from the Third Reich era and that I had been having 'fun' trying to get some on here, but usually leaves me to find this kind of stuff as I am very picky about condition and whether or not the item is genuine or not as I am when buying any militaria.
    While she was away on business she visited the towns market in her lunch break and saw this among others for sale and decided to take a risk and buy it me, when she told me over the phone I was like 'oh god what has she bought and how much has she spent' , she only paid £6.50 for it so it wasn't any hardship if it was rough or fake, but I was pleasantly surprised when she finally arrived home, I am more than pleased with it, no idea what grade it would be, but to be honest I am not bothered as I just wanted a nice one.
    Doing a little research from books and the net I came up with the following info about Third Reich era Reichsmarks coins (blame them if any info is wrong ),
    In 1933 Hitler comes into power, the 2 & 5 Reichsmarks coins are the same until about 1934/35 when small swastikas appear under the wings of the Imperial eagle.
    In 1936 the old Imperial eagle is replaced by the Third Reich eagle, Hindenburg's portrait remains on the back of the coins as before.
    In 1939 production stops of Reichsmarks coins, as silver and metal is needed for the war effort and are replaced by paper notes
    Hitlers portrait never appeared on any Third Reich era coins for some reason, it did on some postage stamps but never coins, I don't know why (if anyone does let me know)
    The 2 Reichsmarks coins were made in .625 silver
    The 5 Reichsmarks coins were made in .900 silver
    As a consequence the larger and softer 5 Marks seem harder to find in better condition than the smaller 2 Marks coins.
    During the Third Reich era there was 7 mints in Germany making these coins, each one had its own code letter which was on the left hand side reverse of the coin under the date of Hindenburg's reign, below is the codes and mints they were allocated.
    A = Berlin
    B = Wien (Vienna)
    D = München (Munich)
    E = Muldenhütten (Dresden)
    F = Stuttgart
    G = Karlsruhe
    J = Hamburg
     
    Around the rim of the 2 & 5 Reichmarks coins is the inscription 'Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz' which roughly translates to 'The community comes before the individual' 
    The 2 Reichsmark coin is roughly the same size as a modern UK 10p coin, I have shown it next to a 1939 production Walther PPK for scale.
     

     

     

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to MickB in Militaria   
    Found another piece of Militaria in a drawer at home today. This blazer badge belonged to my dad who gave it to me the other year. It was from his time in the Grenadier Guards that he left before I was born.
    He still has a lot to do with the guards as he runs his local association and because of this has been invited to a few garden parties at Buckingham Palace over the years. This year he invited me to be his guest as my mum went a few years back and he said it was my turn this time around. 

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from KDave in Militaria   
    Excellent items there matey, its amazing what weapons different governments sold to foreign countries in the past, the British gave lots of obsolete weapons to the Afghans just to piss the Soviets off, a WW2 Soviet T34/85 tank I worked on at a friends decades ago had been captured in Yugoslavia/Serbia/Kosovo region, inside it was interesting, there was about 4" deep of crud in the bottom of the tank that we had to clean out, with it being an ex war vehicle we laid out on a tarp outside what had come out of it, wine bottles (broken and whole), crushed beer cans, drug needles, burnt spoons, loads of silver foil squares, millions of fag ends, mummified soviet bloc porn, more gnawed bones and other discarded food than a bronze age burial site, bullets life and spent, clothing, womens underwear, and the rest dirt and dust, this is how it was captured,
    I think the most memorable one was an Italian WW2 tank that we had to wear hazmat suits to work in, it was completely lined inside the combat compartment with flaky blue asbestos, I read in one of my books that this was an experiment they did to try and keep the crew compartment a little cooler in the desert theatre.
    Here's some old 'family photo's from decades past.
     
     

     



     

     


     

     

     
     
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from caloundracats in BANKS - we are in their CONTROL!   
    You speak for yourself, sounds like you been bored out a bit there , saying that after my accident and operation I reckon I could smuggle a 100oz easily.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from ittle5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    If I ever have one made its going to be called 'Moist Maker'
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    If I ever have one made its going to be called 'Moist Maker'
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    I am the PROUD OWNER of 
    THE TSUNAMI

     
     

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Please empty your sac's for us
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from caloundracats in Brexit status ...   
    This creases me up.
     
     
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Peacemaker in Today I Received.....   
    Not the best condition but for nearly 145 years old it's not bad at all


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    SILVERFINGER reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    sovereigns from four continents 

    left 1866 Great Britain Sovereign, top 1950 Saudi Arabia Guinea, right 1906 Peru Libra, bottom 1887 Australia Melbourne Jubilee Sovereign
     

    in case you wonder: second legend 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    I used to love Top Trumps, in the 1980's I had the 2 horror sets and they were my favourite.
    I bet you never had these rare star wars sets when you was a kid


     



     
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Bullionbilly in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    I think we should spit roast him.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Bullionbilly in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    Thats no rocket launcher  though it does shoot.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Tn21 in BANKS - we are in their CONTROL!   
    You speak for yourself, sounds like you been bored out a bit there , saying that after my accident and operation I reckon I could smuggle a 100oz easily.
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Tn21 in Bars Photo Thread...   
    X 4 Scottsdale 10oz stackers
     

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to kimchi in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    Apart from Star Wars I got one or two toys at Xmas and bday...and blooming grateful indeed I was for all of them! Otherwise I spent my days roaming the countryside, building camps, climbing trees, 'sword fighting' with sticks, and other such dangerous, irresponsible and foolhardy escapades, today I would probably be taken into care and my parents arrested for such 'negligence'! Most of my hand me downs (including all of my clothes) were from ten, twenty, or even thirty years before, and were fine. I did get jumpers and whatnot knitted by aunts and was very grateful. I think my Gran spoiled me with the Star Wars, don't know how else I got so many figures and vehicles. My marble collection was my pride and joy for many years, and endless hours of entertainment! Now kids aren't 'happy' unless they have their own TVs, games consoles, tablets and phones, and the parents pander to them, worse than that it's expected or they are 'deprived'!
    I think the best one I have (apart from the original Yoda with cloak and stick still, cos he was always my fave) is my 12" C3PO (keep meaning to try and find him to see if one of his lower legs is now silver as per the rumoured 'mandela effect' 🤣). I had original Star Wars Luke too but foolishly drew a beard on him with blue biro for some ridiculous reason, and lost his cloak and belt. Would be worth a fair bit now but hey ho!
    Right, I have Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars cards to try to organise, I reckon I'm close to a full house and time to fill up my (niece's! ) new book
     
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from kimchi in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    I foolishly sold all mine when I was in my mid 20's to some kids mum who badgered me for them for him for christmas, 2 months later they were all smashed up on the local kids play area, 15 years I kept them immaculate even when playing with them, just for some scrote to destroy them, I was livid even though I had sold them, I only have one thing now thats just from the 90's and thats a large model of the Corellian Corvette Tantive IV, which lights up and makes bog flushing noises still mint in its box.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from kimchi in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    I used to love Top Trumps, in the 1980's I had the 2 horror sets and they were my favourite.
    I bet you never had these rare star wars sets when you was a kid


     



     
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to kimchi in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    It's probably far better for your health than any expensive synthetic 'vitamin' rubbish Holland and Barrett sell 🤣 They are not like tarot cards I think, but anything can be used like that, maybe Admiral Ackbar and Minnie Mouse can be too (?). For the I Ching for example you only need sticks, the 'trick' is learning to 'read' what they say.
    I...I mean my niece...has got almost all the cards I think, just need to go through the 44 I got given today (a very nice lady in Sainsburys I know gave me 38 packs yesterday and today, which is 35 more than I should have had ) and then put them in my...niece's...shiny new album.
    Some of them are actually quite cool and heat reactive, glow in the dark etc. The classic Disney ones are really cool, Marvel too, Pixar they've missed a few tricks on (main guys from Toy Story, Finding Nemo etc), the new trilogy Star Wars ones are generally OKish but feature the same characters again and again (I guess licensing costs), the 'proper' Star Wars ones are mint.
    Basically they're like free Top Trump as well cards if anyone remembers those?
    Jar Jar Binks for some reason seems to be missing from the album, no idea why 🤣 Darth Maul is kickarse. I am however effing sick of duplicate Porgs and Gamora, and if I see another sparkly Elsa or that pointless Rose from The Last Jedi I shall probably write to Mr Sainsbury in a state of medium distress!
     
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from MickB in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    Well I spent two hours sorting and id-ing some of these coins, I probably done 150 of them and it does not even look like I have touched them, there is a few I cannot id, 
    So far the oldest I have found is 1775 and the latest the 1990's and everything else between.
    And 40 different countrys so far, I am quite enjoying this though it is making my hands stink.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from 5huggy in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    Thats no rocket launcher  though it does shoot.