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 Posted 06/08/2019  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...BNS vault was in the Twin Towers. They removed $317,000,000 worth of gold and precious metals from the vault using a convoy of armoured cars: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.the...cle20934461/


Now I'm confused. The article you linked says the vault was in Building 4, which was not one of the two towers that were the targets.
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 Posted 06/08/2019  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JGG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Joe, you are right. I re-read the article and the vaults appear to have been in building 4. Interesting.
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 Posted 06/08/2019  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Royal Mint made some 50 pence Britannia coins with recovered silver from the SS Gairsoppa which was sunk during WWII. Coins were issued in 2013 and 2014 as far as I know.

https://agaunews.com/gairsoppa-brit...deluxe-pack/



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 Posted 06/08/2019  2:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wilsonwu89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Off topic, but does anyone remember the Helmet shaped coin that was released last year or so.

I remember watching The Coin Show with Steven Bromberg. And the host and Steven were drooling over the Helmet coin and proclaiming how "cool" and "amazing" the bullet hole on the coin was and just general lollygagging over the coin.

I just couldn't help but feel "My god, these 2 are so far removed from life of war and terror." I get they're trying to sell a product, but when I see a coin with a bullet mark on it, I think it's sad and sombre and a reflection of how terrible war is. I feel commemorative coins with a focus on remembrance are fine, but a coin sprayed with bullets is a cheap gimmick to sell a coin, and using the terror soldiers went through to sell a coin.

I'd like to see those two hosts go to a war veteran or their children and talk about how cool that coin is. I changed the channel...:/

I feel the same way about these SMLs
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06/08/2019 2:26 pm
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 Posted 06/09/2019  12:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Electrum to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I fully agree - commemorating war vets in any format (including coins) should be done with utmost dignity and respect - always!!
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 Posted 06/09/2019  01:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These items drip of bad karma. Not for me.
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 Posted 06/09/2019  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JGG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not to play devil's advocate, but I would suggest that the majority of the gold and silver sourced prior to 1800, and perhaps even up to today, was done unethically. Inca, Aztec, Mayan, Byzantine, Roman, Vatican, Viking, European 'heresies' and barbarians, East India, Manchuria, Congo, Rhodesia, Napoleon's Crusade, the overthrow of the Russian monarchy, WW1 and WW2, Iraq, Syria, Libya ... I mean, quite literally, 100s of millions of people have met early deaths in the pursuit of 'wealth and riches' (historically gold and silver).

Great input and conversation y'all. Very interesting.
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06/09/2019 10:09 am
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