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21 Jul 2017, 11:05 pm

Coins of the Galactic Empire:

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http://www.apmex.com/product/151023/201 ... h-vader-bu


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16 Aug 2017, 8:45 pm

The very first coin type struck by the new United States (now confirmed, from 1783), and the first decimal coinage in the Western hemisphere. I think I would be fun to have a pocketful of eyes. :D

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18 Aug 2017, 4:30 pm

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Oh wow, I want one of these. :mrgreen:

All Star Trek fans will recognize a genuine Ferengi bar of gold-pressed latinum:

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(It's actually a gold-plated one-ounce silver bar, issued by the Perth Mint in Australia:
http://www.apmex.com/product/97780/2016 ... tinum-slip


OMFD!! !! !

I love this thread!! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !

10/10 :!:



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18 Aug 2017, 6:01 pm

slave wrote:
Darmok wrote:
Oh wow, I want one of these. :mrgreen:

All Star Trek fans will recognize a genuine Ferengi bar of gold-pressed latinum:

Image

(It's actually a gold-plated one-ounce silver bar, issued by the Perth Mint in Australia:
http://www.apmex.com/product/97780/2016 ... tinum-slip


OMFD!! ! ! !

I love this thread!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

10/10 :!:

You have excellent taste. :mrgreen:


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18 Aug 2017, 11:40 pm

Darmok wrote:
slave wrote:
Darmok wrote:
Oh wow, I want one of these. :mrgreen:

All Star Trek fans will recognize a genuine Ferengi bar of gold-pressed latinum:

Image

(It's actually a gold-plated one-ounce silver bar, issued by the Perth Mint in Australia:
http://www.apmex.com/product/97780/2016 ... tinum-slip


OMFD!! ! ! !

I love this thread!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

10/10 :!:

You have excellent taste. :mrgreen:


:D :nerdy: :D :nerdy:

as do you :D



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19 Aug 2017, 12:04 am

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There's a minor tradition in the US of carving so-called Hobo Nickels -- regular coins carved out into new designs, usually skulls. Nickels are the most common, but everything from pennies to silver dollars have been made into Hobo coins as well.
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OMFD!! !

who knew?!?!?

spent last hour lookin' a pics of this stuff!

unbelievably kewl! 8O :D



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19 Aug 2017, 12:46 am

@darmok

just for you.......... :wink:

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19 Aug 2017, 5:14 pm

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just for you.......... :wink:

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Wow -- and it's dated ... 1935! Must be from the lost Carbon Creek colony of early Vulcans. :mrgreen:


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20 Aug 2017, 12:31 am

slave wrote:
Darmok wrote:
There's a minor tradition in the US of carving so-called Hobo Nickels -- regular coins carved out into new designs, usually skulls. Nickels are the most common, but everything from pennies to silver dollars have been made into Hobo coins as well.
Image
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OMFD!! !

who knew?!?!?

spent last hour lookin' a pics of this stuff!

unbelievably kewl! 8O :D
I'm gonna see if I can find some on eBay one of these days.


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20 Aug 2017, 2:11 am

it may have been posted already, but this is clever.

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20 Aug 2017, 2:40 am

Darmok wrote:
slave wrote:
@darmok

just for you.......... :wink:

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Wow -- and it's dated ... 1935! Must be from the lost Carbon Creek colony of early Vulcans. :mrgreen:
:D :lol: :nerdy:



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20 Aug 2017, 3:38 pm

Liberia released a one dollar Star Trek Generations coin. I bought one.

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20 Aug 2017, 7:26 pm

^ Picard is fairly recognizable, but as for Kirk, it's the captain Jim, but not as we know him....



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26 Aug 2017, 9:50 pm

Now this is really cool.

Modern paper money floats on a sea of trust. It has no intrinsic value, and people only accept it because they trust that others will take it in return. But during periods of economic upheaval, trust can evaporate. The socialist government of Venezuela destroyed the value of the bolivar: you used to be able to get a US dollar for about 4 bolivars; now it takes something like 15,000 bolivars. Precious metals, by contrast, more or less retain their value (although they fluctuate, like everything else).

Thanks to modern technology, here's a company that has designed a way to print notes with tiny but verifiable quantities of gold embedded in the note itself. They use a printable polyester film, which can be printed with any design you like, and then they deposit 1/10 gram of gold onto the film and coat it again for protection. (1/10 gram of gold is now worth about $5.00.) Dealing with gold for ordinary transactions has always been difficult because its intrinsic value is so high; but this makes small transactions much easier.

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Here's a video that shows the production process:


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29 Aug 2017, 10:01 pm

Darmok wrote:
Now this is really cool.

Modern paper money floats on a sea of trust. It has no intrinsic value, and people only accept it because they trust that others will take it in return. But during periods of economic upheaval, trust can evaporate. The socialist government of Venezuela destroyed the value of the bolivar: you used to be able to get a US dollar for about 4 bolivars; now it takes something like 15,000 bolivars. Precious metals, by contrast, more or less retain their value (although they fluctuate, like everything else).

Thanks to modern technology, here's a company that has designed a way to print notes with tiny but verifiable quantities of gold embedded in the note itself. They use a printable polyester film, which can be printed with any design you like, and then they deposit 1/10 gram of gold onto the film and coat it again for protection. (1/10 gram of gold is now worth about $5.00.) Dealing with gold for ordinary transactions has always been difficult because its intrinsic value is so high; but this makes small transactions much easier.

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Here's a video that shows the production process:



Fascinating!! !! :D :nerdy:



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