Cool Engelhard set in lucite

I know SilverBaron own one of these sets, which is one of the coolest set I have aver seen.

It seems from the picture, as stated from the seller, that the gold and platinum coins are doubled up.
I wasn't aware of that. SilverBaron, is that true?

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  • mkman123mkman123 Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭✭
    is it the reflection making it look like its doubled up?
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  • nibannynibanny Posts: 2,862


    << <i>is it the reflection making it look like its doubled up? >>



    Check the 7th picture, it seems that all but the silver one are double up.
    It doesn't make much sense to me but it look that way.
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  • JeremyDie1JeremyDie1 Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭
    I'm guessing its a reflection.

    From a previous post from Silver baron regarding the set he owns,
    "This is an Engelhard Executive Desk set from 1983 featuring a Proof example of

    the 1 oz. Silver, 4 sizes of Gold and the 1 oz. Platinum Prospector. I cannot tell you

    how RARE ( yes, I used the "R" word ) this set is. I, of course, do not know how many of these were

    made ....... but I would be willing to bet it was between 1 and 12 !!"
  • The auction says the gold and platinum coins are doubled up
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  • How do we know silver baron isn't selling his?! Just saying.

    I for one think it is the reflection.
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  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
    I believe they are doubled up as stated in the auction. If you look closely at some of the gold coins on the edge view, you can see a slight misalignment. And if it was purely a reflection issue, why is the silver coin lacking this feature?
  • as stated from the seller, that the gold and platinum coins are doubled up. I wasn't aware of that. SilverBaron, is that true?

    Yes ......... Everything but the silver is doubled.


    is it the reflection making it look like its doubled up?

    No .......... The silver is a single ......... The Pt and the golds are all doubles.


    How do we know silver baron isn't selling his?! Just saying.

    NO ....... This is NOT my set ........... It would have to be so cold in "----" ......... image


    why is the silver coin lacking this feature?

    I really do not know ............ Maybe it had something to do with the over all thickness ??


    It is strange if they are doubled, for what purpose? It would seem to be a waste of precious metals.

    If your the CEO, President or ?? of Engelhard .......


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  • It is strange if they are doubled, for what purpose? It would seem to be a waste of precious metals.


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    << <i>is it the reflection making it look like its doubled up? >>



    Check the 7th picture, it seems that all but the silver one are double up.
    It doesn't make much sense to me but it look that way. >>



    The single silver coin is about the same thickness as the other coins when doubled up, don't know what the significance is but I believe that it plays a part in answering why they are doubled up.
  • nibannynibanny Posts: 2,862
    Thank you SB!

    So, $10K is not a bad price!

    PS. I knew it wasn't yours...image
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  • Is it possible these coins were made from non-precious metals for display?

    I'm trying to understand why they would waste gold and platinum like that in 1983.



  • secondrepublicsecondrepublic Posts: 2,621 ✭✭✭
    Very interesting set, but it takes a unique buyer to want and appreciate something like that.
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  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Is it possible these coins were made from non-precious metals for display?

    I'm trying to understand why they would waste gold and platinum like that in 1983. >>



    If they were made to be given out as executive gifts to clients it wouldn't be considered a waste. This would most likely sit on the desk of an executive Engelhard did or would like to do business with serving as a constant reminder. It's actually done in most corporations in one form or another. I wish the ones piled up in my closet had gold, silver and platinum in them. Sadly, they are mostly goofy Tiffany stuff with some etched on them. MJ
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  • << <i>

    << <i>Is it possible these coins were made from non-precious metals for display?

    I'm trying to understand why they would waste gold and platinum like that in 1983. >>



    If they were made to be given out as executive gifts to clients it wouldn't be considered a waste. This would most likely sit on the desk of an executive Engelhard did or would like to do business with serving as a constant reminder. It's actually done in most corporations in one form or another. I wish the ones piled up in my closet had gold, silver and platinum in them. Sadly, they are mostly goofy Tiffany stuff with some etched on them. MJ >>



    That is almost $2,000 in 1983 and trapped in Lucite, someone really must have trusted the cleaning lady. image
  • PokermandudePokermandude Posts: 2,626 ✭✭✭


    << <i>That is almost $2,000 in 1983 and trapped in Lucite, someone really must have trusted the cleaning lady. image >>



    Or maybe turning his PMs into the size of a brick made it harder for them to "fall into someone's pocket"? image
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  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>

    << <i>

    << <i>Is it possible these coins were made from non-precious metals for display?

    I'm trying to understand why they would waste gold and platinum like that in 1983. >>



    If they were made to be given out as executive gifts to clients it wouldn't be considered a waste. This would most likely sit on the desk of an executive Engelhard did or would like to do business with serving as a constant reminder. It's actually done in most corporations in one form or another. I wish the ones piled up in my closet had gold, silver and platinum in them. Sadly, they are mostly goofy Tiffany stuff with some etched on them. MJ >>



    That is almost $2,000 in 1983 and trapped in Lucite, someone really must have trusted the cleaning lady. image >>



    I would have cleaned my own office image

    SB- What is the "correct" price for one of these sets in your opinion?

    MJ
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  • I have one of these engelhard desk sets, any ideas on the value? Thanx dave
  • I have one of these engelhard desk sets, any ideas on the value? Thanx dave


    I am always a buyer at $10K. Just send me a message. image


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  • << <i>I have one of these engelhard desk sets, any ideas on the value? Thanx dave


    I am always a buyer at $10K. Just send me a message. image


    Keep on Stack'n!! >>



    SB, are you trying to corner the market of Engelhard lucites?! image
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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 26,810 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>I have one of these engelhard desk sets, any ideas on the value? Thanx dave >>



    Please post a picture.
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  • SB, are you trying to corner the market of Engelhard lucites?

    I live in a very drafty cave .... I need lots of paper weights! image
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  • piecesofmepiecesofme Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭
    Why have all the pictures been removered from the auction? I guess I'm late to this, was this done before or after the end of the auction. I did not sell for $10k when SB siggest $10K is a deal.
    Sorry, just trying to catch up on what happened with this auction. I didn't know pictures could be removed form an auction if the auction ran its entire duration.
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  • << <i>Why have all the pictures been removered from the auction? I guess I'm late to this, was this done before or after the end of the auction. I did not sell for $10k when SB siggest $10K is a deal.
    Sorry, just trying to catch up on what happened with this auction. I didn't know pictures could be removed form an auction if the auction ran its entire duration. >>



    Thread was from 2011.

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  • Picture. Courtesy of SB.

    edited to add: image

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  • piecesofmepiecesofme Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭
    Thread was from 2011.

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  • tydyetydye Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭
    Thats cool!
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 26,810 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you! Can't believe anything is "doubled" in the setting. Would have been totally pointless.
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  • OnlyGoldIsMoneyOnlyGoldIsMoney Posts: 3,015 ✭✭✭✭
    Proof prospectors are seriously cool.
  • That set is soooo nice,

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  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I still want one

    MJ
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  • OwenSeymourOwenSeymour Posts: 296 ✭✭✭

    Well this thread is over five years old, but a friend just had one of these exact sets walk into his shop, and I've got the opportunity to buy it. Anyone still interested in one?

  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 15,525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Justacommeman said:
    I still want one

    MJ

    Yes....they look really cool.


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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 8,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OwenSeymour said:
    Well this thread is over five years old, but a friend just had one of these exact sets walk into his shop, and I've got the opportunity to buy it. Anyone still interested in one?

    Contact @Justacommeman and give him a great deal. He needs some good fortune coming back his way and you will reap vast quantities of good karma.

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  • BIG Thank You to O.S. My kind of PROFESSIONAL!! :)

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @EngelMan said:
    BIG Thank You to O.S. My kind of PROFESSIONAL!! :)

    to the forums!

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