Just wanted to share, I recently found a big mound of Tourmaline in feldspar matrix, in situ!
it's common black tourmaline, behind my barn. I invited my FIL and BIL over to work the ground last fall diverting surface water and breaking ground to build flower beds for a business. They were...
Picked up my Bi monthly coin delivery from the CU and didn't have any luck with Ag in either box however;
I did find 3 1987 Halves 2x D and 1x P and all were in mid to high AU condition! Gold tone, no major scratches from a visual inspection, and pretty shiny.
The quarter box seemed sad at...
On lunch yesterday, I had a hundie in my pocket burning a hole.
I stopped by a WF teller window and asked politely, if they had any dollar or half-dollar coins in their trays they wanted to get rid of. Teller handed me 7.50 in halves, and one was a 1967 40%er!
If it was a garage sale find, I might recommend using the wood for a nice, crackling fire, throw the CD in and start listening, while you polish those Benjis by the warm glow of the fire light!
But I have to admit, that's a well intended and very nice gift!
Isn't sterling items like that usually plated?
Is the 11ozt total weight or calculated weight?
What does the 65 / 7 1/2 mark mean?
I see quite a few items around my area like this, I just have no knowledge of how to assess an item's value...
It may have been a flea market find from a GI in the 50s - 70s.
Or you know, after the war, many folks used what they had for a time, until goods (and services) began coming into occupied Germany. Perhaps a family just needed a plate to eat of off, and found this (these) one(s.)
Tell him you've hidden a gold coin "somewhere on your body" and he gets a hour to find it. ;)
Send the kiddos to the sitter and dress up ala cos-play and watch a good action movie with him.
Purchase a personal birthday message from Nicholas Cage in a National Treasure theme.
Or, do all three!