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SILVERFINGER

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from jonrms in Fake sovereign alert   
    Don't be silly, the pawn shop hired somebody who served in the SAS special forces to take him out for attempting to give their secret away, he is currently decomposing infront of his computer with the name of the pawn shop on his next post that he never managed to send 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from dicker in Fake sovereign alert   
    Don't be silly, the pawn shop hired somebody who served in the SAS special forces to take him out for attempting to give their secret away, he is currently decomposing infront of his computer with the name of the pawn shop on his next post that he never managed to send 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Bxlsteve in Fake sovereign alert   
    Don't be silly, the pawn shop hired somebody who served in the SAS special forces to take him out for attempting to give their secret away, he is currently decomposing infront of his computer with the name of the pawn shop on his next post that he never managed to send 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Fake sovereign alert   
    Don't be silly, the pawn shop hired somebody who served in the SAS special forces to take him out for attempting to give their secret away, he is currently decomposing infront of his computer with the name of the pawn shop on his next post that he never managed to send 
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to ittle5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    OK... some some received yesterday and one that should have been posted ages ago 😕
    To start : thanks @kiskelo beauty leopard error
    Thanks next to @Troy77 for a normal one but still lovely and also for a little tip

    Now for @morezone for a beauty error Dragon and Phoenix ta to @Troy77 for the tip


    Thanks also to @StackerNoob for this lovely set of Predators
     

    And finally one I should have done ages ago.... thanks to @Numistacker for getting my Britannia Lunar horse mule graded it's back with it's sister donkey horse
     


    I love the weird and error stuff... any one with any known true fakes please feel free to PM me
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from HawkHybrid in SHARE the love of Silver   
    I have had the odd old share certs for quite a while and it wasnt until I picked up a joblot of these that they perked my interest a bit more, you can buy old certs for things like manufacturing or railroads for a few quid but anything connected with gold or silver tends to be far more, and silver ones rarer still.
    I have only done basic research on these and some of it is conflicting out there so forgive me if some of the info is slightly incorrect.
    These share certificates are from the Canadian Lorrain Silver Mines Ltd circa 1924-1925, 
    The original workings were sunk in 1909 by Maidens Silver Mining Co, two shafts were sunk into a hill in the area by them.
    The property was then taken over in 1922 by the Canadian Lorrain Silver Mines company, they were working there until the Wall Street crash/Great Depression brought an end to things in the late 1920's, a few other company's worked the site (not found out who yet) and the last to work it was Kirkland Townsite Gold Mines Ltd. in 1963. The mine shut down sometime shortly thereafter.
    Total production was total production was 277,000 oz of Silver  and 17,000 lbs of Cobalt, makes you wonder if any of that silver is in our stacks, nearly 8 tons of it.
    Most of the shares I have are from the Huronion Belt Company Ltd, I am not sure what they did originally, whether or not the 'Belt'  was in a seam of precious metals, or they made conveyor belts for mines etc, they started in 1914 and records show they were finally dissolved in 1932.
    The most interesting company out of the three is Stobie, Forlong & Co , these two were later found guilty of fraud by spending someone else's money and not being able to pay it back, $4 million in total, I think this was in 1938, they were both sentenced to 3 years in prison.
    There is other company's I have but I am still researching these,
    I have a lot of these, some are pictured below, they are all original not copies, are embossed etc,  some I will be keeping in my collection, some will be gifts for close friends and family but I might have some for sale extremely cheap, they look superb framed up, there is slight differences over time, some are completely different to these in their layout, I just shown a few of them.
     

     
     




     

     
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Tommmmy555 in SHARE the love of Silver   
    Very interesting pieces of history, thanks for sharing.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Tommmmy555 in SHARE the love of Silver   
    Had chance to photograph another share cert, this time a 1969 dated share for the Silver Divide Mines Company, done a little bit of quick research on it and found the following,
    The Tonopah Divide area of Nevada was originally mined on a small scale for gold since 1902, the Tonopah-Gold Mountain Mining Company was organised in 1902 to mine gold on the property. George Wingfield and Brougher reorganised it in 1912 as the Tonopah-Divide Mining Co. A rich silver lode was unexpectedly encountered in 1917. A Mr. T. Williamson was owner and operator in 1931. This has been the district's biggest producer. There was much exploration activity in the district in the 1970s and 1980s. The property was listed as an active, open pit, gold-silver mine in 1981, employing a total of 40 people, many smaller company's such as the Silver Divide Mines Company leased land there for mining silver and gold.
    The purchaser of these shares is still going to this day as a real estate company, though only the two family names, Cohen and Simonson
    The area produced 138 million troy ounces (4,300 metric tons) of silver and 1.5 million ounces (47 metric tons) of gold
     
     
     


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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    They look like @SilverTrader s little sac's of fun, I love fondling his sac's when they arrive, there is always something good that spills out.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from MickB in SHARE the love of Silver   
    I have had the odd old share certs for quite a while and it wasnt until I picked up a joblot of these that they perked my interest a bit more, you can buy old certs for things like manufacturing or railroads for a few quid but anything connected with gold or silver tends to be far more, and silver ones rarer still.
    I have only done basic research on these and some of it is conflicting out there so forgive me if some of the info is slightly incorrect.
    These share certificates are from the Canadian Lorrain Silver Mines Ltd circa 1924-1925, 
    The original workings were sunk in 1909 by Maidens Silver Mining Co, two shafts were sunk into a hill in the area by them.
    The property was then taken over in 1922 by the Canadian Lorrain Silver Mines company, they were working there until the Wall Street crash/Great Depression brought an end to things in the late 1920's, a few other company's worked the site (not found out who yet) and the last to work it was Kirkland Townsite Gold Mines Ltd. in 1963. The mine shut down sometime shortly thereafter.
    Total production was total production was 277,000 oz of Silver  and 17,000 lbs of Cobalt, makes you wonder if any of that silver is in our stacks, nearly 8 tons of it.
    Most of the shares I have are from the Huronion Belt Company Ltd, I am not sure what they did originally, whether or not the 'Belt'  was in a seam of precious metals, or they made conveyor belts for mines etc, they started in 1914 and records show they were finally dissolved in 1932.
    The most interesting company out of the three is Stobie, Forlong & Co , these two were later found guilty of fraud by spending someone else's money and not being able to pay it back, $4 million in total, I think this was in 1938, they were both sentenced to 3 years in prison.
    There is other company's I have but I am still researching these,
    I have a lot of these, some are pictured below, they are all original not copies, are embossed etc,  some I will be keeping in my collection, some will be gifts for close friends and family but I might have some for sale extremely cheap, they look superb framed up, there is slight differences over time, some are completely different to these in their layout, I just shown a few of them.
     

     
     




     

     
  11. Haha
    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Roy in Today I Received.....   
    They look like @SilverTrader s little sac's of fun, I love fondling his sac's when they arrive, there is always something good that spills out.
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    A MEGA THANKS to an "ITALIAN AFFILIATE"! - cheers @paolo
    AWESOME BARS! to add to my "mini bar" collection!

     

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    They look like @SilverTrader s little sac's of fun, I love fondling his sac's when they arrive, there is always something good that spills out.
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    Received five Royal Korea Mint (not to be confused with The Royal Mint😁) 2020 Niue 1 oz Silver Always Winner Lucky Coins!! 🍀 Each coin came with a COA with a chance to win a 5 oz Gold Always Winner Lucky Coin in March!!







    All I have to say is...
                          ALWAYS WINNER!!!!!!!
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received!!
    All will be revealed on here as they "Gently and SLOWLY " get opened and appreciated and the right thanks and feedback is sent!
    KEEP WATCHING! 😉
     

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to StevenDS in Bars Photo Thread...   
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to MickB in 1934 5 Reichsmark Potsdam Church   
    I like the look of these coins and have just bought a 1936 J and 1938 E 5 Reichsmark coins. The '38 is coming from a seller in Dresden and looks in good nick. I might start slowly in building up a collection of these.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from MickB in 1934 5 Reichsmark Potsdam Church   
    Saw this coin and needed it, wasn't cheap for this type of coin (don't bother asking a gentleman never tells  ) but the condition of it is what swayed me as nearly all I see are well used.
    This version of the 5 Reichsmark coin was released to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the Third Reich and was only made in 1934 & 1935, the Potsdam Garrison church was shown on the reverse while the Imperial style eagle with swastikas was on the front.
    This one was manufactured at the Stuttgart mint denoted by the letter F under the church
    The rarer coins have a date either side of the church.
    The Potsdam Garrison church was built by the Prussian royal family, it was made to give the officers & soldiers a place of worship who were stationed guarding the royal family.
    It became the place where Adolf Hitler wanted to celebrate dissolving parliament and setting up a dictatorship, it survived an allied bomb hit during the war and ended up in the East German zone, work began on restoring it but the communists had it destroyed, there are now plans and funds to have it rebuilt.
    Most of the 20th July Hitler assassination  plot members and their family's met there and worshipped there.
     
     


     
    Here it is along side the other two coins I have, mintage of these coins below was the following,
     
    5 Reichsmark 1934 F   4,844,000
    5 Reichsmark 1939 D   1,216,000   
    2 Reichsmark 1937 D   6,190,000
     
    The mintmark letters are below
    A = Berlin
    B = Wien (Vienna)
    D = München (Munich)
    E = Muldenhütten (Dresden)
    F = Stuttgart
    G = Karlsruhe
    J = Hamburg  
    5 Reichsmark coins were made in .900 silver, 
    2 Reichsmark coins were made in .625 silver
     


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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from MickB in 1934 5 Reichsmark Potsdam Church   
    Showed my boss these reichsmarks and she asked me to get her a nice one if I could, got lucky and found a quite nice one for her.

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to MancunianStacker in Today I Received.....   
    Platinum baby!!!
    Could be tempted to sell my Brexit Britannia 🤔 


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    SILVERFINGER reacted to StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Love Italian food but definitely LOVE they’re AG way more 😍 Just those ripples alone are a masterpiece 👌












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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Tangomachine in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks to mr postman I now have the final one from the lisa parker collection in antique and 4 of the muchas also in antique. Detail in these really is fantastic. So pleased



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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from robinvonbrex in Any new series??   
    totally agree there
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Seth in Designs of Rounds and Bars   
    That's why you bring out future editions, they have done them for bullion coins which have many 100's of releases each year, where bars are usually the same year in year out especially the cast ones.
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to ChrisSilver in Something MEGA is coming!   
    More details to be released soon, so look out for updates coming this week!

    But for now what I can say is that The Silver Forum will be hosting some MEGA prize draws with a massive thanks to one of our forum sponsors @RoslandGold!

    These are some of the biggest and most generous giveaways that you have ever come across, and may be by far the biggest precious metals draws you have ever seen! 

    Stay tuned for more info!