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Covid and coins - part 2

Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

My previous thread was “closed” (but not by me) - I didn’t think anyone got too political or anything but wanted to provide just an update - covid has been really stubborn and persistent over here. Even my dog seems to have it. Wife really struggled but the good news we are all getting better.... be careful out there! I’ve had it before but this time was different and any previous immunity either vax or previous infection didn’t seem to matter. Thanks to all for your kind words of support... we will get through this!!
Meanwhile, was doing a little reorg around the house - since I can’t go anywhere - and found a handful of some cull silver coins I forgot I had!!!
Covid and coins! (And the dog, Nala)


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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,007 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 8, 2022 7:01AM

    You couldn’t have closed your previous thread, even if you’d wanted to - that’s for the moderators, who chose to close it.

    Despite your picture of coins, this thread is also meant to be about COVID and not any more on topic than your previous (closed) one.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • BucketHeadBucketHead Posts: 129 ✭✭✭

    First off, cute pooch Che. He looks pretty relaxed.

    One thing I can say about COVID and coins is that having the better part of a year to pretty much stay home freed up a lot of time for me to read up on and buy coins. Pre COVID I probably spent about 2k each year. 2020 about 6k and same in 2021. Now I'm used to it and 2022 is not looking like it's going to be any less expensive.

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 8, 2022 7:40AM

    @Che_Grapes said:
    I didn’t think anyone got too political or anything

    The moderators disagree with this statement, so they closed the thread.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those coins look better than cull to me.
    Glad you are on the recovery

    Collector, occasional seller

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope you and yours recover quickly and completely. Nice old silver coins. I would be happy with a random handful of such silver. Check them for varieties, could be a good one in there. Cheers, RickO

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems like everyone gets it twice at some point when natural immunity runs out from the first time and regardless of the shot. I got my second stint out of the way before the new year and was healthy in time for the FUN show 😃

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

  • SlickCoinsSlickCoins Posts: 658 ✭✭✭
    edited July 9, 2022 8:37AM

    Nice coins & dog :) forgot the dog 🐕,, I think we all should do research into "oil of oregano" and other herbs :)
    Hope you the best and everyone :)

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love those Barbers!

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice and crusty silver!

  • Stingray63Stingray63 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭

    Health first always. Glad to hear you and your family are doing better. Nothing is more important than family in my opinion. As for the coins, pretty cool find around the house being they were forgotten regardless of the condition.

    Pocket Change Inspector

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 10, 2022 2:43AM

    Don't forget - silver and copper are antimicrobial. They're healthier than clad!

    In the old days they ate with silver or silver-plated utensils and spent silver coins. Very healthy!


    (Recent Coinstar finds).

  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,447 ✭✭✭✭

    Barbers weren't on my radar as a kid collecting from circulation, so I never developed a collection in those denominations. Wish I had............ Nice "re-finds" !

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    Don't forget - silver and copper are antimicrobial. They're healthier than clad!

    In the old days they ate with silver or silver-plated utensils and spent silver coins. Very

    Silver metal is not antimicrobial. Aqueous silver is. You'll have to dissolve the coins.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @JBK said:
    Don't forget - silver and copper are antimicrobial. They're healthier than clad!

    In the old days they ate with silver or silver-plated utensils and spent silver coins. Very

    Silver metal is not antimicrobial. Aqueous silver is. You'll have to dissolve the coins.

    Not true. There are numerous videos discussing this on the internet. Even ancient civilizations knew of the antimicrobial properties of silver and would put silver coins in their drinking water to kill bacteria and the well-off would drink from silver goblets and use silver bowls to make their beverages and food safer.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @JBK said:
    Don't forget - silver and copper are antimicrobial. They're healthier than clad!

    In the old days they ate with silver or silver-plated utensils and spent silver coins. Very

    Silver metal is not antimicrobial. Aqueous silver is. You'll have to dissolve the coins.

    Not true. There are numerous videos discussing this on the internet. Even ancient civilizations knew of the antimicrobial properties of silver and would put silver coins in their drinking water to kill bacteria and the well-off would drink from silver goblets and use silver bowls to make their beverages and food safer.

    Silver ions are needed to work as an antimicrobial. I suppose solid silver would give up a small amount of ions, but it wouldn't be much because of the low solubility of silver. (Maybe a test question for @jmlanzaf 's students to calc the number of ions a silver dime would yield in water :# ).

    Commercial filters use colloidal silver (<100 nanometers particles)

    From the linked paper
    _The antimicrobial action of silver or silver compounds is proportional to the bioactive silver ion (Ag(+)) released and its availability to interact with bacterial or fungal cell membranes. Silver metal and inorganic silver compounds ionize in the presence of water, body fluids or tissue exudates. _

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16766878/#:~:text=The antimicrobial action of silver or silver compounds,presence of water%2C body fluids or tissue exudates.

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,507 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My Pray for you is to get healthy ASAP. Hope all your family gets well. o:)

    USN & USAF retired 1971-1993
    Successful Transactions with more than 100 Members

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