Strange Coins and Currency of the World

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01 Jan 2019, 10:54 pm

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The first video was good but didn't give me the fix I wanted , I wanted to watch the gold pouring.

The second video was spot on , riveting watch , cheers Slave


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02 Jan 2019, 7:15 pm

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The first video was good but didn't give me the fix I wanted , I wanted to watch the gold pouring.

The second video was spot on , riveting watch , cheers Slave


Yeah, the second I found the 2nd vid, I knew the 1st one was crap.
It is a thing of beauty, seeing gold being poured in such quantities, isn't it?! :D


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02 Jan 2019, 7:27 pm

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The first video was good but didn't give me the fix I wanted , I wanted to watch the gold pouring.

The second video was spot on , riveting watch , cheers Slave


Yeah, the second I found the 2nd vid, I knew the 1st one was crap.
It is a thing of beauty, seeing gold being poured in such quantities, isn't it?! :D



I love gold especially the smelting process , I try to watch all the gold mining reality shows. Even all the gold filings in that vid being shaved off in that box was great to watch.


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06 Jan 2019, 5:34 am

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The first video was good but didn't give me the fix I wanted , I wanted to watch the gold pouring.

The second video was spot on , riveting watch , cheers Slave


Yeah, the second I found the 2nd vid, I knew the 1st one was crap.
It is a thing of beauty, seeing gold being poured in such quantities, isn't it?! :D



I love gold especially the smelting process , I try to watch all the gold mining reality shows. Even all the gold filings in that vid being shaved off in that box was great to watch.


me 2! :D :D


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06 Jan 2019, 5:57 am

This is the new, dodecagonal pound coin in the United Kingdom:

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Which I'm damned annoyed has replaced the much better looking, perennial, round old pound coin which had been the format since British currency was decimalised in the early 1970s (which was itself a travesty, even though I wasn't alive to witness it):

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08 Jan 2019, 8:28 pm

Ten cents' worth of a quarter?

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08 Jan 2019, 8:33 pm

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This is the new, dodecagonal pound coin in the United Kingdom:

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Which I'm damned annoyed has replaced the much better looking, perennial, round old pound coin which had been the format since British currency was decimalised in the early 1970s (which was itself a travesty, even though I wasn't alive to witness it):

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On a point of order, so to speak, decimalization was in 1971, but the Pound Coin only arrived in 1983. Until then we continued to use £1 notes.


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08 Jan 2019, 8:33 pm

^^ :lol: bet it's worth more than 10c ^


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08 Jan 2019, 8:36 pm

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Prometheus18 wrote:
This is the new, dodecagonal pound coin in the United Kingdom:

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Which I'm damned annoyed has replaced the much better looking, perennial, round old pound coin which had been the format since British currency was decimalised in the early 1970s (which was itself a travesty, even though I wasn't alive to witness it):

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On a point of order, so to speak, decimalization was in 1971, but the Pound Coin only arrived in 1983. Until then we continued to use £1 notes.


I miss £1 notes when I have a pocket of pounds ( not very often :roll: )


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08 Jan 2019, 8:43 pm

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So, how would you like a pocketful of these? 1797 'Cartwheel' 2d coin, weighing 2 ounces (57 grams), which I think is around 7 times the weight of a £1 coin. :P


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08 Jan 2019, 9:05 pm

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So, how would you like a pocketful of these? 1797 'Cartwheel' 2d coin, weighing 2 ounces (57 grams), which I think is around 7 times the weight of a £1 coin. :P


I'm convinced that all the holes I have in my trouser pockets are caused by coins ( not me playing with myself ).

In the 18th C I would have to use a fetching sporran , don't know why I'd be wearing a kilt but it just seemed appropriate.


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08 Jan 2019, 9:27 pm

Interestingly, a 1797 Twopenny piece (nominally less than 1p) would have a purchasing power well above that of a modern £1 coin, thanks to inflation. As far as the present day collectable value goes, I paid £95 for the coin illustrated, and I reckon that was a good deal, as it looks to be close to EF condition to me... :D


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08 Jan 2019, 9:43 pm

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Interestingly, a 1797 Twopenny piece (nominally less than 1p) would have a purchasing power well above that of a modern £1 coin, thanks to inflation. As far as the present day collectable value goes, I paid £95 for the coin illustrated, and I reckon that was a good deal, as it looks to be close to EF condition to me... :D


Before I learnt how to deal with coins I had a great looking 2d very similar to the pictured one so I decided to put it in coca-cola 8O It's now a nice shinny copper disc :(


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08 Jan 2019, 9:50 pm

You mean it just made it very shiny, or it actually erased the design? 8O

I'd read about the Coke trick, but assumed it would be relatively harmless, so thanks for the heads-up, and sorry to hear about that experience.

I'm curious about the effects of 'dipping' silver coins as well, though again I've never actually tried it.


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08 Jan 2019, 9:59 pm

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You mean it just made it very shiny, or it actually erased the design? 8O

I'd read about the Coke thing, but assumed it would be relatively harmless, so thanks for the heads-up, and sorry to hear about that experience.

I'm curious about the effects of 'dipping' silver coins as well, though again I've never actually tried it.


totally erased the design , almost as the design was made of dirt. Don't use coke dude.

As for silver I make a soda crystal , silver foil and boiling water bath and leave it for a minute then rinse and polish with a microfibre cloth which can make a nice shiny silver coin but you lose years of patina and sometimes luster - it's a preference thing.


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