Looks like a bargain, but...

Looks like a bargain, but...

Post by Stefano MacGrego » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 05:46:41



Here's a 100-zloty Polish coin up for auction on eBay, with a minimum
bit of only 50 zlotys.  Is there something here that I'm not noticing?

Have a peek:  http://tinyurl.com/26kpcd

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Looks like a bargain, but...

Post by Ukraina Dv » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 06:16:30



Quote:
> Here's a 100-zloty Polish coin up for auction on eBay, with a minimum
> bit of only 50 zlotys.  Is there something here that I'm not noticing?

> Have a peek:  http://tinyurl.com/26kpcd

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> Stefano
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It is new zloty which are worth about 20 ? cents, vs old zloty which are now
worthless.  50 New Zl are worth about ?10.

 
 
 

Looks like a bargain, but...

Post by TAS » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 06:27:17



Quote:
> Here's a 100-zloty Polish coin up for auction on eBay, with a minimum
> bit of only 50 zlotys.  Is there something here that I'm not noticing?

> Have a peek:  http://tinyurl.com/26kpcd

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> Stefano

The coin was minted in 1979, meaning it's denominated in "old" zloty.  In
1995, 10,000 "old" zloty became one "new" zloty".  So, in terms of face
value, the coin is worth one one-hundredth of a new zloty, or less than 4
tenths of a US cent.  If the seller is correct and the composition of the
coin is really 16.5 g of 0.625 silver, its intrinsic value would be much
more than that though.

TAS

 
 
 

Looks like a bargain, but...

Post by Stefano MacGrego » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 08:25:14


Ukraina Dvi skribis:

Quote:
> It is new zloty which are worth about 20 ? cents, vs old zloty which are now
> worthless.  50 New Zl are worth about ?10.

Okay, so worth about USD 13, then.  Including shipping from the far
side of the known universe, that could be under USD 25.  Maybe I
should bid; I'm a fan of Zamenhof, in case no one noticed.

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Looks like a bargain, but...

Post by Andy » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:39:45


Yes, that silver composition is correct, according to Kraus 05.  It also
shows these were only available as proofs.
Andrew

Quote:



>> Here's a 100-zloty Polish coin up for auction on eBay, with a minimum
>> bit of only 50 zlotys.  Is there something here that I'm not noticing?

>> Have a peek:  http://tinyurl.com/26kpcd

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>> Stefano

> The coin was minted in 1979, meaning it's denominated in "old" zloty.  In
> 1995, 10,000 "old" zloty became one "new" zloty".  So, in terms of face
> value, the coin is worth one one-hundredth of a new zloty, or less than 4
> tenths of a US cent.  If the seller is correct and the composition of the
> coin is really 16.5 g of 0.625 silver, its intrinsic value would be much
> more than that though.

> TAS

 
 
 

Looks like a bargain, but...

Post by Padraic Brow » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 10:24:54


On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 16:25:14 -0700, Stefano MacGregor

Quote:

>Ukraina Dvi skribis:

>> It is new zloty which are worth about 20 ? cents, vs old zloty which are now
>> worthless.  50 New Zl are worth about ?10.

>Okay, so worth about USD 13, then.  Including shipping from the far
>side of the known universe, that could be under USD 25.  Maybe I
>should bid; I'm a fan of Zamenhof, in case no one noticed.

Do you know of any place where I could get a couple stelloj? Or better
still, the older spesmiloj?

Padraic

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