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Offline Gusev

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2016, 07:14:26 PM »
There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them. ;)

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2016, 09:55:23 PM »
A coin that is difficult to identify is called good. A coin that is impossible to identify is called Celtic.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2016, 12:42:56 AM »
This happens to be on eBay today and described simply as "CELTIC COINS"
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2016, 02:05:29 AM »
The more important an old currency is, the more of its coins will be in coin collections. The less important a modern currency is, the more of its coins will be in coin collections.

The first part of this thought is a consequence of international use and large numbers struck of important old currencies (e.g. Spanish silver). The second part of this thought follows from the fact that more important currencies change their coins less often.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2016, 06:01:44 PM »
Real numismatist is person who sees the coins in the money.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2016, 05:33:07 AM »
Real numismatist is person who sees the coins in the money.

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Hi all....

And also thinks it as a piece of history... ;D

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2016, 01:29:26 PM »
What may sometimes stop a coin collector is not running out of money, but running out of coin drawer space, album pages or coin cartons.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2017, 11:57:16 AM »
The best photo's are made of weathered old ladies and young fashion models. So it is with coins. The old and the pristine make the best pictures, except that coins can be old and pristine at the same time. :)

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2017, 08:03:14 PM »
Interesting analogy.    Then are the photos of fakes which somebody has paid $12000 at auction for.    And we wait to hear news of the imp... refund.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2017, 05:37:25 PM »
Whether a collection is modest or great depends neither on the number of coins in the collection nor on their aggregate "value". Instead, it depends on the explicit knowledge, passion and care that goes into building the collection. A great collection yields emotional results, such as erudition, satisfaction, piece of mind, amazement and smiles.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2018, 04:42:40 PM »
Arthur Schopenhauer was not a numismatist. But in his aphorisms, he writes about coins.

"Fun - ringing coin of happiness, everything else - credit cards"
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2018, 04:14:20 AM »
Arthur Schopenhauer was not a numismatist. But in his aphorisms, he writes about coins.

"Fun - ringing coin of happiness, everything else - credit cards"

Are you sure Schopenhauer said this? He died in 1860. How on earth could he have talked about credit cards?

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2018, 10:01:05 AM »
Are you sure Schopenhauer said this? He died in 1860. How on earth could he have talked about credit cards?

1. See http://statusmind.com/clever-quotes-1500/
2. In Germany, paper money began to be issued from the end of the 18th century.
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2018, 12:19:18 PM »
1. See http://statusmind.com/clever-quotes-1500/
2. In Germany, paper money began to be issued from the end of the 18th century.

Not just in Germany, even in British India, paper money was being issued in the 1770s and 80s by the Bank of Hindostan and Bank of Bengal and Bihar. But since paper money and credit cards are totally different concepts, the question remains if he had meant paper money when he said credit card......if he said that at all. I have my reservation about veracity of internet information.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2018, 01:57:16 PM »
Thank you for your opinion.
1. No sense to continue the discussion here about credit cards or their analogs in Germany of the 18th and 19th centuries.
2. I agree, information on the Internet may be unreliable. It is necessary to read Schopenhauer in the original.

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