The Most Expensive Russian Coin–and-Likewise-the-Most-Expensive-European-Coin/4?&id=5609

Inside this impressive collection, ruble auctioned / sold by Sincona at Auction 7 (October 9, 2012), no. 227. for 3,600,000 CHF + commission



Pattern Rouble 1740, St. Petersburg Mint. 25,78 g. Bitkin 49 (R4). 1’000 roubles according to Petrov!! 300 roubles according to Iljin!! Ornamented edge. Excessively rare and one of the most desirable coins! One of the greatest russian rarities. The most valuable Russian silver coin alongside with the famous Constantin rouble and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy this most impressive rarity after more than 40 years. Small collector’s mark „A.T.“ on the rim! Beautiful patina and virtually almost uncirculated. Only very few auction records for this coins over more than a century are recorded:
1) „Russian Coins from 14th to 18th Centuries. Collection of Duplicates from Russian Museums„. Adolph Hess auction 210, 25th of april 1932, lot 952;
2) This very coin: Adolph Hess & Bank Leu auction 39, 7th of november 1968, lot 122.
Adolph Hess auction 178, 19th of june (3rd of july) 1924, lot 57 – the most valuable russian coin of that very important auction; most likely the same piece in Adolph Hess auction 160, 5th of may 1919, lot 528.

Take a look at this formidable collection / catalog!


Reales de a ocho / 8 reales / Pieces of eight

Repaso veraniego / Summer review / Перечитывая летом

Subastando falsas


155 lotes

¡Interesante colección!

Con algún oro de por medio

ps Algunas se han quedado sin postor, pero otras… 443 libras esterlinas + comisiones


Poco a poco; no worries mate

La “caló” haciendo su trabajo (¡para eso estamos en verano!) me aplana y atonta, más si cabe  😉  por lo que estos calurosos meses no esperéis de estas líneas nada substancioso…
Así, leo a Castellano en el enlace inferior y pienso que tiene más razón que un santo

“Como dan pasta pues ya sabeis como funciona esto….

Mañana me hago una pagina me pongo a dar pasta aqui y alli y tendre buenos amigos que me defenderan a palos si hace falta… esos amigos son los mismos que se tirarian a ahogarme si no repartiese mis beneficios entre ellos.”

Además, la plata últimamente está revolucionada y de lo del Brexit, Deutsche Bank y Banco dei Paschi, China y tal…mejor dejarlo correr…hace calor…
“The gold-silver ratio used by investors to determine when to buy and sell precious metals closed at 68.39 on Friday. This essentially states that 68.39 ounces of silver are needed to buy one ounce of gold. That was the lowest ratio since September 2014.”
“Silver has broken the shackles of the vile banker cabal. Silver has begun its historic run-up. Silver will capture the world’s attention. The equivalent of the 1980 Hunt Brothers breakout in today’s terms would be $200 per oz. The fundamentals for Silver look better than almost every commodity on earth. Silver has declared independence from the control rooms and their paper gimmicks. The Silver imbalance is monstrous. Gold has broken the gates down with the British Exit vote, pushing its price over the tough stubborn $1300 resistance line. In the following days it has been adding to its gains. But Silver has emerged amidst the political smoke and deceptive din to ride hard through the gate. Silver is on a rampage, and has begun to make the news headlines. Silver has chosen July Fourth as the day to declare INDEPENDENCE from fiat paper money.”
Todo lo anterior hay que leerlo con las reservas adecuadas ante el posible intento de manipulación informativa y tal. Que cada cual se haga su propia composición de lugar al respecto. No me hago responsable de nada…bueno, si…soy responsable de mi persona, familia, amigos,…Y ahora, ¡un bañito!
ps  A la venta falsificaciones en LAC – London Ancient Coins Ltd

Silver & Gold

Economic wars and hot military wars increase debt and commodity prices. Gold and silver will see another rally, probably one that surprises almost everyone.

Gold vs Grandma

Let me start with a observation, that while obvious, is seldom mentioned – An ounce of gold purchased in 1990 is today worth exactly, an ounce of gold, while a dollar saved in 1990 is today worth about 33 cents.  In early 1990 a barrel of oil cost $21 dollars (19 barrels for 1 ounce of Gold) – today a barrel of oil costs $60 dollars (20 barrels for 1 ounce of Gold). Even diehard believers talk about Gold’s value in Dollars – It’s going to $3000.00 they proclaim. That would probably only mean that the Dollar has fallen against other currencies.Would it not be better to see an ounce of Gold go to 60 barrels of Oil?

 All these prognostications one sees about Gold going to $5000.00 and beyond are actually propaganda for the Dollar. The implication is that Gold is just a vehicle to obtain more Dollars and if it did go to $5000.00 you would sell it and declare victory. Gold could go to $5000.00 USD and still only be worth 20 Barrels of oil.

 We only judge currencies against one another – like kids in the tub comparing rubber duckies bobbing up and down while ignoring the declining water level. Meanwhile, central planning has pulled the drain plug and added more bubble bath. Not to worry were told, the water isn’t going down – the tub is getting bigger.

 There are many good charts on the oil – gold ratio, what I cannot find is a Global Gold index. A real barometer of what Gold is worth in paper currencies on a truly global basis. It would illustrate that Gold’s exchange rate against paper is far more stable than it appears when compared to the U.S. Dollar or any single currency.

 Consider the last twelve months (March 2014 through March 2015). The US Dollar Index has gone from 80 to 100 – a 25% move, while in the same period Gold in Dollars went from $1310 to $1200, an 8% move. Meanwhile over the same time span, Gold in Swiss Franc’s declined only 0.55%, and in the Singapore Dollar and the Argentinean peso it moved even less while in the Euro it went up 6% from €940 to €1100 euro. So what did Gold really do against global paper in the last year? As best I can surmise, gold actually went nowhere against paper. Better stated, paper went nowhere against Gold.

 A global valuation will become more important as the so called “competitive devaluations” accelerate. Call me suspicious, but they appear very coordinated to be competitive, maybe it is just a coincident that they take turns with Q.E. If they are indeed taking turns it would appear the Fed is up next. Orchestrated global gyrations require a better valuation method, at least until we arrive at the mother of all debasements – Maximus Printus – Global Q.E.

 If nothing else a Global Gold Index would provide spine stiffening support for those valiant souls still holding leveraged gold positions. Many of us have no parachute.

 UBS believes something is coming down the pike – they just raised margin requirements on Gold by 25%. The last time they raised margins the Swiss Franc peg was cancelled. Mish has an interesting story about UBS predicting more Q.E.

 Here at Hide-It we also believe something is coming down the pike. Not sure what it is, but it appears to be disguised as a tiny grandma – traveling with a boatload of rubber duckies. Let’s hope she’s got enough bubble bath.

 Have no fear, Grandma’s here.

Buy it. Hide it. Wait.

Un poco más de lo mismo. A veces el sentimiento contrario ayuda 🙂