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Antique National Cash Register Model #4155

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I found this antique National Cash Register, now know as NCR, a company that was founded in 1884.  It is claimed to be from the 1930’s, used in a  family barber shop, model #4155.  It’s build the American way at 51 pounds, and has been in the family since new.  The keys are included and appears to be in great condition.  If you think about numismatics and the cash register, they sure are one in the same.  This would be a treasure for anyone who loves this kind of collectible, and for fans of  The Office, it’s not too far from Scranton, PA.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Last Call From The U.S.Mint on Certain 2009 Products

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Just like your favorite watering hole, the U.S.Mint has last call.  Make sure you pick up any 2009 products that might go to the melting pot.  Don’t miss out!

Photo: U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 24, 2010 at 8:08 am

Hobo Nickels

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I had the opportunity to sit a spell with Mike Pezak a few months ago while he made a silver bezel for the cross I wear around my neck.  Twisting, soldering, and polishing silver, he created this great addition to my neck-piece, mind you, right in-front of my eyes.  He is a wise man with many a story.  He is one of the Hobo Nickel masters.  He informed me about the Original Hobo Nickel Society,  and showed me some of his first pieces of his new Engraving Art.  Through out the conversation I came to understand the new and the old about this form of unique engraving, and the various people who represent both parts.  From the outsiders point of view I like them both, each having their own special attributes.  I enjoyed the time I spent with Mr. Pezak and hope to catch up with again one day.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 23, 2010 at 8:08 am

ICON-Handmade in Los Angeles

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I found the next addition to my dream garage.  The ICON CJ3B is based upon the flat fender Willys Jeep.  These vehicles are handmade in Los Angeles, and have all the brute and brawn you would need for any off-road excursion.  They offer a variety of different models for your personal “get out of the city” experience.  Take a look at the brochure and pick yours out today!

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December 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

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24K Gold MacBook Pro

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This is an ultimate gift for the person who has everything.  Here we have a 24 karat Gold and Diamond MacBook Pro from Computer Choppers.  Let’s be honest, who cares about hard drive size and processor speed at this point.  If your carrying this around, your making a pretty profound statement by itself.  This laptop might be a little flashy, but it sure looks cool.  Just throw down a cook $29K and your golden!  Check out other Coinologist All Things Gold archive posts here.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Where Not To Sell

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I was in the mall the other day, doing what we all do this time of year.  While strolling along I came across this kiosk, and  just took a deep breath.  Five years ago you would have never seen anything like this.  Though with gold at record highs, places like this are popping up all over the place.  To top things off, the person who was working the stand was about twenty years old.  This just goes to show that the uneducated public is selling to their gold at fractions of what it is worth.  Granted there is melting and middleman costs, but a coin dealer with a good reputation is always going to pay more than these places.  I hope this post reaches the just a small percentage of people who are selling their precious metals to “Gold Buyer at the Mall.”

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

Somalian Sports Car Coins

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This only shows that anything goes.  Somalia has minted coins in the shape of sports cars.  As a car enthusiast I love these coins.  I hold true to our quarter, dime, nickel, and penny, but these are down right cool.  If these are a must have for yourself, you can order them at Joel Anderson Interesting World Coins.  This seems to be a series of unusual coins Somalia is minting.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 20, 2010 at 8:08 am

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