Help me ID these coins!

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  1. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    Odd request, I know, but I'm stumped. They're from around 1987 or so, but I am hitting a brick wall trying to ID these things, specifically.

    They're not like "classic" coins or whatever, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Pics are attached. One I already ID'd was a 5oz silver Qing Dynasty Vault Protector coin replica issued in China in 1987, limited run of 999. It is...spendy.

    So I gotta find out what these others are.

    Thanks.

    - Coeloptera
     

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    Wow man, you have some serious coin there...

    Your in Vegas right? Take em to The pawn stars. :) 
     
  3. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    Heh...pawn shops? As if. Only suckers go to pawn shops to sell anything. You go to a pawn shop to buy stuff some poor jerk sold at too low a price.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    He meant that specific pawn shop. They call in experts which leads me to a recommendation...you'd most likely have better luck at a coin site forum then here.

    I tried. I'm usually good at this sort of thing but that german? coin is not showing.

    The other thing you could try is that google picture ID thing. I know iphone/touch/pad has it.
     
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    The last two have lots of famous germans on them, so possibly part of a commemorative series?

    The third to last one is celebrating an anniversary of the founding of Berlin.
     
  6. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    Oh, it's all the same 2 coins. The 200 years of Berlin commemorative one has 2 sides, one with the woman and the other with the famous sons.

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    yea i wanna see you on pawn stars.. and watch the look on ricks face when he buys them
     
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    go to coincommunity . com
    they will help you
     
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    Yeah, that was pretty well what I was going for.
     
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    I'm going to say they are not worth much more than their weight in silver (with the olympic one at least).

    1. I doubt they are rare.
    2. They seem like those coin commercials you see on TV from time to time, so I doubt they are rare (especially the Olympic one)


    I've seen something like that on Pawn Stars or something like that and the guy told him yeah they are basically worth nothing more than scrap value. It is nothing more than that.

    the silver coin might be worth about $40 scrap. Not bad..
     
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    A silver coin, is still worth its weight in silver though, right?
     
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    If all fails, hit up a coin seller on ebay and ask for some descriptions & estimates.

    That Thanos252 guy would know fo sho.
     
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  14. Coeloptera

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    Heh..hehe heh...

    CHINA MINT SILVER 5 OZ 750 CITY OF BERLIN PROOF 1987 | eBay

    What did I say? Suckers. Idiots, rubes, and suckers. The Pawn Stars guys lied right to their faces and they bought it. Fortunately, I know better. Silver is running about $43.00 per ounce right now, and those are 5 ounce coins. That makes the metal alone worth more than $200.00.

    It really is the IDs I need to find them at other sites and get an accurate price.

    x BlackMagnus x, you rock! I was wholly unable to ID that one. Seriously, that's killer work. Thanks so much!

    Next I have to list a ten troy ounce silver bar from Mahoney's Silver Nugget in Las Vegas. This: [​IMG]

    Crappy phone pic and it needs polishing badly, but I can't place the year. Metal value? Around $430.00. Value as collectible? No idea. I've seen some items like this for better than $1K. But I'm clueless.

    Anyone else help? So far this is going really well.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    I'd just like to add that you can't really go to the Pawn Stars' shop in Vegas and sell them things, unless you're going to be on an episode. They're pretty much never there, and the place is just an overcrowded gift shop that mainly makes its money from t-shirt sales.
     

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