1937 Irish Free State penny via /r/numismatics


1937 Irish Free State penny

So I was cleaning out my granny's old house and found a box with a lot of old coins in it, including an Irish penny from 1937 and was wondering if anyone here would know if it's worth anything? I don't think that the coin would be valuable just because of its age, but because rather than having éire (Irish for Ireland) printed on the back, it has saorstát éireann (Irish for Irish Free State). Would appreciate any information or advice, thanks

Submitted March 22, 2016 at 07:20PM by fletcher612
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NGC Shipwreck “Genuine” vs “Shipwreck Effect” via /r/numismatics


NGC Shipwreck “Genuine” vs “Shipwreck Effect”

Can anyone tell me the difference between the two designations? When I look at NGC's webpage on shipwrecks, I see the description of the "Shipwreck Effect" but it does not show any description for "Genuine".

As far as I can gather, "Shipwreck Effect" means that the coin has damage done to it that appears to be from years of being in salt water, like a coin found in a shipwreck lull have. Whereas "Genuine" means that NGC was provided proper photographs and/or documentation to validate and certify that the coin was in fact recovered from that specific shipwreck. But I am speculating a bit there.

If I am correct about that, then when a coin is NGC slabbed with the shipwreck designation, but it is labeled "Shipwreck Effect" but not labeled "Genuine" is that certifying that the coin was indeed found in that shipwreck or not?

Submitted March 20, 2016 at 03:47PM by buylowstackhigh
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Picked this poured silver bar up on the cheap. Can anyone identify it? I have spent hours searching the internet with no joy. via /r/Bullion


Picked this poured silver bar up on the cheap. Can anyone identify it? I have spent hours searching the internet with no joy.
http://bit.ly/1MaE4YV

Submitted March 10, 2016 at 09:41PM by vetruvian
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