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  1. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Aug 16, 2019

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    Crowned in 1878 he faced serious problems due to profound differences in the recently unified areas of Italy. He died in 1900 (something about) an attack by the Bresci anarchist(s).

    I can't work out the coin, though. Their 20/50 and 100 lire gold coins had a bust on the obverse and shield on the reverse ... yours looks like a bird of some kind?
     
  2. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Aug 16, 2019

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    Thx! I appreciate the info. Yes, the photos are terrible. I pick up the item on the weekend and we’ll see what we have. Maybe the anarchists were taunting him with fake bird coins ;) I threw a low bid out at it with the plan that, if successful, the coin would be sold and cover my other purchase at the auction. I think I’ll do okay. Better pics in a few days
     
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  3. mjb

    mjb Aug 16, 2019

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    Bought a new car. BMW 540i. Well, leased it, actually. No real pics, stole this one off of the dealer's web site.

    Leftover 2019 (2020s are arriving) so hopefully I got a decent price. You never know. "We're losing money on this deal," they said. Sure. 540.jpg
     
  4. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Aug 18, 2019

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    Thanks again for the info :thumbsup:. I picked it up today. It is dated 1891, and has L 5 on the back side. I am going to guess this means 5 Lire. I’ll also guess that all Italian’s walked around with Jeweller’s loupes so they could determine what denomination of coin they got as change from Starbucks.

    Online I see similar designs on the silver coins from the era, but no gold like this one (many 20 lira though). I don’t know coins, it was a lucky auction win. Could you suggest a good website I could use to determine value? My goal is to sell it to help finance a watch. Thanks in advance for whatever you can provide.

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  5. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Aug 18, 2019

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    The corrosion and poor strike makes me think it's a gaming piece. There's a lack of serifs and other issues. Have you got a magnet to hand? That'll tell you if it's a capped steel gaming thaler.

    Here's the coin it's trying to be: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19047.html
     
  6. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Aug 18, 2019

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    Thank you Jimmy. I appreciate your time. Well, good news, it doesn’t stick to a magnet. I’ll take it to a coin shop in town, see what they have to say. Thx again
     
  7. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Aug 19, 2019

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    Check the weights and diameter against numinista
     
  8. squarelug

    squarelug Aug 23, 2019

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    Hasselblad 503CW!
     
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  9. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Aug 25, 2019

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    Correct. I took it to a coin dealer. It’s basically a souvenir piece. Funny enough, this was my first online auction. Not a great outcome. Luckily I am out just $18 CDN, but still, that’s a nice lunch. I did get a boatload of vintage ladies straps at that auction too, which helped to complete a project.

    Lesson learned, don’t buy if you don’t know what you are doing; auctions can say just about anything and you are likely stuck with it; buying without seeing the item in person can be risky. There is a good story along these lines here: https://omegaforums.net/threads/sot...e-aka-the-stories-photos-tell-us.99581/unread
     
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  10. ras47

    ras47 Aug 25, 2019

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    Yup, with the 2020 models hitting showrooms a lot of dealers are trying to clear 2019 inventory. I've wanted a Subaru for 20+ years but I've been relegated to riving the wife's hand-me-downs. Don't cry for me just yet though. She has good taste and is an extremely low mileage driver, so I've had some nice vehicles over the years. Last was an Infiniti QX56. She had it for 3 years and I've been driving it for the last 7. Alas, it's long in the tooth and the engine is on it's last legs. 170,000 miles on New Jersey roads takes a toll. So now it's my time. Subaru Outback, 2019 2.5i (the most basic) in pearl white.
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  11. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 25, 2019

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    Nice. I'm a Subie Fan - Had a 2000 Impreza 2.5RS, then a 2004 STI, then a 2007 Tribeca, then a 2013 Tribeca for the wife while I drove a used Infiniti G35x AWD, then a 2015 Forester XT, and now I drive a 2017 WRX LTD while my son drives the Forester.
     
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  12. jpbrackin

    jpbrackin Aug 25, 2019

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    I bought a used Jeep Wrangler impulsively... nothing all too special about it besides getting the 'standard' off-roading upgrades that can be done before it cannot safely travel on the highway. Lots of fun to drive with it all opened up and just wearing a bikini top. Makes me feel like a kid again with a new toy generally lacking practicality. Still, I think I'm gonna keep it as a secondary vehicle until it completely dies...
     
  13. Ville_W

    Ville_W Aug 26, 2019

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    Bought this bracelet. Thought it would be nice together with some of my watches... Did I manage to keep it? Not, my 17 years old son thought the same... Fits well on him...:cautious:
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  14. Hijak

    Hijak Aug 26, 2019

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    Vacation house up in Ephraim, WI in Door Co. (up on peninsula between Lake Michigan and Green Bay).

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    Well actually closed on it back in June.:whistling:
     
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  15. rob_s_Z06

    rob_s_Z06 Aug 26, 2019

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  16. Yak1

    Yak1 Aug 26, 2019

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    Congrats. I love my 13 outback. Pretty much bulletproof. I had to wait until they made it for those of us who are big and tall.
     
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  17. verithingeoff

    verithingeoff Aug 26, 2019

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    Just some coffee
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  18. ras47

    ras47 Aug 27, 2019

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    I'm kind of surprised at how roomy mine is. A neighbor complained that her Forrester is cramped. I'm way bigger than she is, and I have plenty of room. The driver's seat goes back far enough that If I were to move it there I could barely drive it. Plenty of side-to-side room as well.
     
  19. Lenny Pepperidge

    Lenny Pepperidge Aug 27, 2019

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    Stopped in the Barbour boutique today, and picked up something for Summer and something for Winter.

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  20. impalla62ss

    impalla62ss Aug 29, 2019

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    Getting an early start on Xmas for the nieces and nephews. Stretch Armstrong and slime. slime.jpg strech.jpg
     
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