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whuamai

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    whuamai got a reaction from AlL in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    4 Florins Austria / Hungary, weighing the half of the 8 Florins (20 Francs size and weight)
    The Hungarian ones are quite rare and carry a high premium.
    The Austrian ones are even rarer and carry very high premiums.
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from AlL in World Gold Fractionals   
    Prices in EUROS
    Shipping from Germany
    Insured shipping up to 500 Euros costs 14 Euros / Tracked and uninsured letter costs 4 Euros
    Payment in advance via bank transfer
    Pictures available on request
    Some prices are negociable
    I reserve the right too change prices due to changing market prices of pm's.

    20 Francs Napoleon mit Kranz 1811A (bad condition)- 235
    1/4 Oz Eagle 1988 stgl-Auflage nur 49K- 390
    1/4 Oz Britannia 1988 - 320
    10 Mark Wilhelm I 1873 A- vz-stgl -220
    1 OZ Libertad / OnZa 1981 - 1250 (dealer buy price 1218)
    100 Francs Tunisia 1935- Mintage 3k- 350
    10 Kronen Austria 1909 - 140
    1/20 oz Lunar II Horse - 80
    20 Pesos Atztek Kalendar 1918 Original strike- 630
    5 Pesos Colombia 1924- 320
    1/10th China Panda in mint foil - 150
    2 x 10 Gulden 1897 joung portrait - 260
    1 Dukat Netherlands 1928 - 155
    5 Gulden 1912 - 150
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    whuamai got a reaction from mr1030 in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from Gildeon in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai reacted to Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just love that Skanderbeg...a hard coin to find no doubt!
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    whuamai got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    O wow, no wonder you're keeping these locked away. Thanks for sharing!
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    whuamai got a reaction from augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from HighlandTiger in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Made some pictures today when I visited my coins in the Bank.
    Very bad light in the basement so the pictures didn't come out very well. In real they look alot better.
     
    20 Lire Italy 1923, 1 year type, Mintage 20k
     

     
    40 Lire Maria Luigia 1815, two year type, Mintage 220 K
    40 Lire Napoleon 1814, Mintage 264 K
     

     
     
     
    20 Pesetas 1889,  three year type, Mintage 875 K
    20 Pesetas 1899, two year type, Mintage  2,1 Million, many melted down
    10 Pesetas 1878 (EMM), two year type, Mintage 90 K

    20 Franga Skanderbeg 1927, two year type, Mintage 5 K
    20 Franga Amet Zogu 1927, two year type, Mintage 6K 
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from augur in Full and Half Sovereigns (pictures added)   
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    whuamai reacted to augur 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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    whuamai got a reaction from AlL in Full and Half Sovereigns (pictures added)   
    Prices in EUROS
    Shipping from Germany
    Insured shipping up to 500 Euros costs 14 Euros / Tracked and uninsured letter costs 4 Euros
    Payment in advance via bank transfer
    Pictures available on request
    Some prices are negociable
    I reserve the right too change prices due to changing market prices of pm's.
     
     
    1 Sovereign 1883 M - 320
    1 Sovereign Edward 1909 P - 295
    1/2 Sovereign 1887 S Shield Back - 240 
    1/2 Sovereign 1887 Shield Back imperfect J variation - 190
    1/2 Sovereign 1912 - 160 Euros
    1/2 Sovereign 1896 - slight scratch left from St.Goeorges robe -  160
    1/2 Sovereign 1892 Shield Back - 180 
    1/2 Sovereign 1892 Shield Back - 190 
    1/2 Sovereign Edward 1905 - 170  
    1/2 Sovereign Victoria Young Head 1873, Die Nr. 137 - 190
    Pictures on requst
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    whuamai reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    The different colours gold can display...
    This is indeed an interesting topic and more prevalent in LMU or UML coins than e.g. sovereign or bullion gold. 
    Sometimes it has to do with the pickling: all coins below are 0.900 fine gold alloyed with silver

    Left Chervonetz ("red coin"), middle and right 20 Mark; during the pickling the superficial copper is dissolved from the planchets using a strong acid (e.g. H2SO4). Depending on duration and strength of the acid the result can vary as seen above. And while it looks as if there were no UML coins on the picture, the 20 Mark are most likely made from French Francs (reparations from the Franco-Prussian War 1870). 
     
    The other options is to alter the gold tone more yellow is to use silver in the alloy as in the 1887 Jubilee Sovereigns. In the few years the Mint in Caracas was operating, Venezuela did exactly this with its gold coins.

    the two left coins were minted in Paris and Bruxelles respectively and show the effect of pickling nicely while the two right Ines were minted in Caracas with gold from Guyana, the traces of arsenic in the gold give the greenish tint. 
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    whuamai got a reaction from Derv in Gold Stacking - post your own stacking goals   
    I have several catalogues but noone with LMU coins only. If I was better in MS Word or similar Programm I would have created one myself. If anyone wants to creat one I can supply with catalogues, links etc
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    whuamai got a reaction from BullionBuyer in 45 million Germans owning gold?   
    I am a German member. 
    Germany has about 83 million citizens. 45 million gold owners would be 54%. 
    I can not imagine that that is true. A small piece of jewelery... Maybe. But bullion coins or bars? I really don't think so. Many people have a lot of debt and are far away from owning gold. 
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    whuamai got a reaction from Zhorro in 45 million Germans owning gold?   
    I am a German member. 
    Germany has about 83 million citizens. 45 million gold owners would be 54%. 
    I can not imagine that that is true. A small piece of jewelery... Maybe. But bullion coins or bars? I really don't think so. Many people have a lot of debt and are far away from owning gold. 
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    whuamai got a reaction from xthomasx in 45 million Germans owning gold?   
    I am a German member. 
    Germany has about 83 million citizens. 45 million gold owners would be 54%. 
    I can not imagine that that is true. A small piece of jewelery... Maybe. But bullion coins or bars? I really don't think so. Many people have a lot of debt and are far away from owning gold. 
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    whuamai got a reaction from AlL in 45 million Germans owning gold?   
    I am a German member. 
    Germany has about 83 million citizens. 45 million gold owners would be 54%. 
    I can not imagine that that is true. A small piece of jewelery... Maybe. But bullion coins or bars? I really don't think so. Many people have a lot of debt and are far away from owning gold. 
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    whuamai got a reaction from mr1030 in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    4 Florins Austria / Hungary, weighing the half of the 8 Florins (20 Francs size and weight)
    The Hungarian ones are quite rare and carry a high premium.
    The Austrian ones are even rarer and carry very high premiums.
     

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    whuamai reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Early 20 Bolivares date run

    1879-80 Monnaie de Bruxelles, 1886-88 Casa de Moneda Caracas 
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    whuamai got a reaction from augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    4 Florins Austria / Hungary, weighing the half of the 8 Florins (20 Francs size and weight)
    The Hungarian ones are quite rare and carry a high premium.
    The Austrian ones are even rarer and carry very high premiums.
     

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    whuamai got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    4 Florins Austria / Hungary, weighing the half of the 8 Florins (20 Francs size and weight)
    The Hungarian ones are quite rare and carry a high premium.
    The Austrian ones are even rarer and carry very high premiums.