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A good week for MeTaL PoRn!!

WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

You might have seen the post in the regular coin forum where I talked about buying a 1915 Pan-Pac $50:
https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1069960/i-bought-a-50-pan-pac-this-week-pcgs-ms64-cac-long-read#latest

It wasn't the real deal, but I figured I should keep my powder dry...for now. And I got this beauty instead as a consolation prize:

1859 8 Escudo
Fineness: 0.8750
Weight: 27.0700g
AGW: 0.7615oz

I've also been eyeing the work of a Navajo silversmith named Edison Sandy Smith. Smith, who is in his late 60s, lives way out on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico in a small shed without running water. He makes jewelry by hand with punches, files, and a hammer. Reached out to one of his galleries in Gallup and bought a bracelet. It arrived this week, too:

Edison Sandy Smith
Cuff Bracelet
Hand-punched Sterling Silver
57.7 Grams

We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame

Comments

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1859 8 Escudo
    Fineness: 0.8750
    Weight: 27.0700g
    AGW: 0.7615oz

    Very Nice, love the old gold
    and Looks like a deal at the penciled price point.
    Looks like ($80.00) :)
    Want to double your investment money?

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nah, that price is $1100 IIRC. I paid melt. Seriously :)

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2022 9:04AM

    Had to go see what a 1915 Pan-Pac $50 octagon looked like in your link.
    Most EXCELLENT story but that sent me on a googly search for what a pan pan was...
    Thanks for that as I learned something new today.

    What would be the next coin purchase after the Pan-Pac?
    That may be why you hesitate :)

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:
    Had to go see what a 1915 Pan-Pac $50 octagon looked like in your link.
    Most EXCELLENT story but that sent me on a googly search for what a pan pan was...
    Thanks for that as I learned something new today.

    What would be the next coin purchase after the pan pan?
    That may be why you hesitate :)

    Nope. WHEN I buy a 1915 Pan Pac $50 in MS64 CAC, that'll be it for me. End of a 50 year journey. My box of 1 coin.

    For the unfamiliar, here's an example:

    https://shop.wittercoin.com/products/1915-s-50-panama-pacific-octagonal-pcgs-ms64-cac

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
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