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100 Italian lire coins
Lot of 7 coins
For sale a lot composed of seven Italian 100 lire coins. All have the same design but minted in different years (1963, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1984).
All of these coins are used and circulated, but his condition is very good. If you want a lot or more currencies can also be purchased separately.
Price of lot: 7 Euros
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How to collect coins
First of all, clarify that a coin collection need not be bound by pieces of high value or that are extremely difficult to find. If this were so, only a lucky few with a well off economy could be devoted to this hobby.
The collecting of coins, as well as the notes and stamps, is a popular hobby, with a large number of collectors who meet to discuss aspects of their collections or to exchange, sell and buy the parts to be more interested in each case.
If we want to start a coin collection and do not know where to begin, a simple collection type is precisely the collection of coins then in use.
Regarding this type of collection, the Euro area residents have it easy. It´s easy to get many coins of different countries. It´s just watch carefully coins circulating around us and select those that interest us to complete our collection. There are coins of Euro Spanish, French, Italian, German, etc ... Each has its year of issue. It´s exciting to find.
Another type of collection is easy to perform pre-Euro currency. Pesetas, marks, francs, lire or shields are easy to buy, are cheap and there are many. We probably have many in our house. The purchase prices are generally good. Soon the amateur person can have good numbers.
How to start a coin collection
Before starting a collection, it is good to decide what kind of collection is best, how much money we have to spend, where to buy the coins, learn to make an effective documentation, assess and verify the authenticity of the pieces...
There are several types of collectors. Some specialize in certain countries or times, others collect coins to sports grounds, architectural, etc... Some are just looking for extremely rare coins.
But most important is that before any collection is essential to acquire knowledge about this hobby, shopping catalogs that will be useful reference tool and will help to correctly classify our coins.
To manipulate coins in our collection, we need some elements that will help to safeguard the integrity of those parts, for example:
Felt a rug where to place the coins during handling. Without this cooperation could damage the coin and the table.
Rubber grippers at the ends (or tape) that will correctly extract the currencies of the album.
Albums to save and protect the coins.
Two lenses, preferably a ten augments for observation of the currency in general and another of fifteen or twenty augments to see the details.
Notebook where to point the cost price of the currency, provenance and conservation status. Obviously also be useful spreadsheet or word processor to make notes.
A lamp with white light for observing the parts do not distort colors.
And finally a closet or a drawer to store all the coins. Such a collection can be done perfectly at a minimum physical space.
With the exception of the loops, all the above material is easy to acquire and is a really small investment. All these additions will help us work. The most important thing is be careful with the pieces, especially paying attention to the following tips:
Do not overload the album sheets can be changed. When weighing the leaves can hit and damage including coins.
Album manage carefully, because if the subject is inverted position currency may fall to the ground and damaged. This warning is logical, but not useless to remember.
Manipulating currencies always felt on the fabric, with very careful not to spill any on the floor. It could seriously damage
Extract and handle the coin with the pliers. Avoid touching the coins with his hands. If this is unavoidable, take the coins for singing as a small CD.
It is very important where you save the collection. You must have a constant temperature and humidity to prevent oxidation of parts. The gold coins do not require great care, the silver, bronze, copper and iron are very sensitive to moisture.
It´s good to periodically review the collection, carefully watching currencies and detecting if any of them is damaged.
First of all mention one important consideration: the coins do not have to clean them, then break down and lose their numismatic value. Only very exceptionally clean.
If we are determined to clean a coin, first of all we have to ensure that this operation the part is not going to be damaged. The cleaning method is based on only two products: water and hand soap.
The methodology is simple, it introduces the coin under running warm water and clear the dust and dirt embedded. Then, fingers apply soap on both sides (an operation similar to when you wash the glass lenses) and rinse with warm water, wiping the piece with a soft towel.
If after cleaning revealed the presence of a stain that is not the result of rust, you can rub the coin with a simple eraser. Finally, remember that copper coins can be cleaned with olive oil.
We avoid using soft brush to be. Never use harsh chemicals, solvents, bleach, degreaser, etc...
Why a currency is valuable?
There are many factors that cause a currency is quoted: The market demand at that time, if you are highly sought, the rarity of the piece, now units are still kept, etc...
There is a five-grade scale which indicates the rarity that may have particular coin: Current (C), low (E), rare (R), very rare (RR) and extremely rare (RRR)
The physical condition of the coin, there also exists a small guide as described below:
Uncirculated Coins This category is divided into two parts:
Extremely well preserved: Pieces that are approximately as above but have some evidence of having circulated or have been manipulated.
|- The coins are minted by a new stamp. This has not yet lost its perfection in the relief.|
- Uncirculated. The coins have an absolute perfection but the reliefs are softer than the previous category.
Very well preserved: Coins that are circulated. They have very well preserved reliefs, although the details of a relief to have some wear.
Well preserved: The pieces are quite worn especially in the figure, although they retain the legend and the date visible. Also fall into this category those with major brands with a deep rust or patina.
Regular preserved: Coins totally worn out, but using some imagination, reveal some detail for cataloging. Usually the coins in this category are not included in the collections are the exception that the RR category, which also include those that are bent or broken.
Poorly preserved: Those that wear and patina are totally unrecognizable. You can only deduct the value or type for the size, weight or type of metal with which they are made.
Finally remark that at this scale is often added a plus sign (+) or minus (-) to the valuation of the piece when it exceeds a degree without going to the next or less immediately.
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