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Oh the humanity!!

Saw this ingot on reddit:

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  • BruceSBruceS Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think they are a little beyond conservation. Ouch!!!


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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2, 2017 5:17PM

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2017 9:26AM

    It is a sad story (for the house especially) but depending on what those coins were, they could be more valuable as a fused paperweight than they were as single coins.

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That pile will probably sell for $$$ if you put it in an auction!

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr

    Dan...This is a great idea for a paperweight. The last one I saw was in the 1960's. It was round on a walnut base and the "coins" consisted of a cast mound of white metal gold coin replicas with a gilded finish. Really impressive. I like the OP's. Looks similar to a sea salvage lot also.

  • TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a quick dip! They'll be fine! :smiley:

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  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Skeptical. What's with the tool marks at the top? To me this looks intentional.

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  • BruceSBruceS Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They cut it our of something, is some of it gold?


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  • mustangmanbobmustangmanbob Posts: 1,890 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At a fire damaged garage sale years ago, there was stuff that had been pulled from a house that had a fire, some was virtually perfect, some was not more than ashes. One of the items in the "blob" pile was barely recognizable, but you could make out forks, knives, spoons, etc. fused together, but based on the fusing pattern, and how they were stacked, it was pretty clear it had been a sterling silver set in a wooden box, as the knives were laying over the rest of the utensils, and the bases of the knives were melted, but the blades were not.

    It was $10, iirc, and I took it to the smelter, and it yielded, IIRC, over 10 pounds of silver. Been about 8 years or so, so the exact price and yield are fuzzy.

  • panexpoguypanexpoguy Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me of Han Solo...

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Skeptical. What's with the tool marks at the top? To me this looks intentional.

    For the love of all ye gods, it's a pile of melted coins. Even IF IF IF that pile didn't come from a house fire (why? why? why?), it does happen if the fire is hot enough.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BruceS said:
    They cut it our of something, is some of it gold?

    Looks like all nickels

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Skeptical. What's with the tool marks at the top? To me this looks intentional.

    For the love of all ye gods, it's a pile of melted coins. Even IF IF IF that pile didn't come from a house fire (why? why? why?), it does happen if the fire is hot enough.

    You never know what motivates people to do the strangest things.

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put them on eBay and suggest that they were rescued from the great SF earthquake of 1906. >:)

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If they are all US coins....I think the Government will pay face value for them after they analyze the 'meltation' :smile:

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  • opportunityopportunity Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Skeptical. What's with the tool marks at the top? To me this looks intentional.

    What? You're giving me ideas. Pile all my coins up and set on fire = profit?

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  • ChrisRxChrisRx Posts: 5,619 ✭✭✭✭

    @mannie gray said:
    Put them on eBay and suggest that they were rescued from the great SF earthquake of 1906. >:)

    Don't forget to "L@@K"

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  • ldhairldhair Posts: 7,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't store coins like that. Something don't seem right.

    Larry

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks as if they were stored in a metal tin, and that had to be removed....someone will pay for it... Not me though. Cheers, RickO

  • pmacpmac Posts: 3,189 ✭✭✭

    Call the coin doctors! ;)

    Paul
  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ldhair said:
    I don't store coins like that. Something don't seem right.

    I have plenty of bulk coins stored "that way". It looks like a tin of V nickels.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @opportunity said:
    What? You're giving me ideas. Pile all my coins up and set on fire = profit?

    Me, too, and no kidding. Next burning season I think I will stack up some copper cents or dateless buffalo nickels in the bottom of the burn pile and see what happens. I would be quite satisfied if they came out anything like this message of molten money.

  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boiler78 bought some fused coins that we laughinly refer to as the "Lump o crap" - similar to this - still pretty cool looking.

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  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its a nice conversation piece. No doubt someone will buy it if its offered for sale.

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  • OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would love to own that!

  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    It looks like a tin of V nickels.

    I knew there had to be more 1913's out there!

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  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it.

    The closest I came to anything like that was a bag of 'unsearched' wheat cents I bought from an ad in Numismatic News. It ended up being a good bag (1917 DDO, 1941 DDO), but when I opened the box it smelled like something burning. There were about 100 coins in it that were dark and had that smell. They had obviously been in a fire, but didn't melt together like yours.

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