It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Divers stumble upon Israel's biggest ever discovery of 2,000 gold coins

page: 2
14
<< 1   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 01:54 PM
link   

originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
I guess not but they're not coins then anymore are they, theyre freaking bars lol


originally posted by: Psynic

originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
a reply to: Psynic

Lol, each to their own. I am inclined to agree but not tonite


Would you would never wear medallion the size of the little ones would you? Am I rite? Or am I wrong?


I'm not a medallion kinda guy.




I've found tens of thousands of dollars of gold and jewels, including a gold coin ring, and returned it to it's rightful owner.

Nobody cares how big the coins were that get melted down into bars.
[/quote

Yeah, freaking untraceable bars.




posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 02:09 PM
link   
Well then It looses all its ornamental value and historical intrigue.. It becomes worthless to all except to banksters. Yuk. Give me a round thing that fits into the palm of my hand any day, not a glorified dumbbell.

edit on 18 2 15 by funkadeliaaaa because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 02:11 PM
link   

originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
Well then It looses all its ornamental value.. It becomes worthless to all except to banksters. Yuk. Give me a round thing that fits into the palm of my hand any day, not a glorified dumbbell.


Ornamental value is gonna be zero when the SHTF.



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 02:12 PM
link   
a reply to: Psynic

So is gold bozo!

ETA: actually its not, theyre good luck in my opinion.

But what is gold worth anyway? Its purely sentimental. Do you think the gold standard will survive a shtf scenario?
edit on 18 2 15 by funkadeliaaaa because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 02:29 PM
link   

originally posted by: Psynic
How does a diver "stumble"?



Also the first time I've ever seen the word "caliphate" used in a historical application.

Something is not right.


Might try reading a book on the history of Islamic states, and not the modern imposters,


Followers of Shia Islam, however, believe a Caliph should be an Imam chosen by God from the Ahl al-Bayt (the "Family of the House", Muhammad's direct descendants). ,



Fatimid Caliphate (909–1171)[edit]

Main article: Fatimid Caliphate





Map of the Fatimid Caliphate at its largest extend in the early 11th century
The Fatimid Caliphate was an Isma'ili Shi'i caliphate that spanned a vast area of the Arab world. Originally based in Tunisia, the Fatimid dynasty extended their rule across the Mediterranean coast of Africa, and ultimately made Egypt the centre of their caliphate. At its height, in addition to Egypt, the caliphate included varying areas of the Maghreb, Sicily, the Levant and Hijaz.

The Fatimids established the Tunisian city of Mahdia and made it their capital city, before conquering Egypt, and building the city of Cairo in 969. Thereafter, Cairo became the capital of the caliphate, with Egypt becoming the political, cultural, and religious centre of the state. Islam scholar Louis Massignon dubbed the 4th century AH /10th century CE as the "Ismaili century in the history of Islam".[14]

The term Fatimite is sometimes used to refer to the citizens of this caliphate. The ruling elite of the state belonged to the Ismaili branch of Shi'ism. The leaders of the dynasty were also Shia Ismaili Imams, hence, they had a religious significance to Ismaili Muslims. They are also part of the chain of holders of the office of Caliph, as recognized by some Muslims. Therefore, this constitutes a rare period in history in which the descendants of Ali (hence the name Fatimid, referring to Ali's wife Fatima) and the Caliphate were united to any degree, excepting the final period of the Rashidun Caliphate under Ali himself.

The caliphate was reputed to exercise a degree of religious tolerance towards non-Ismaili sects of Islam as well as towards Jews, Maltese Christians, and Coptic Christians.[15]


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 03:17 PM
link   
The approximately 2,000 coins weigh in at about 20 lbs. Assuming they are pure (24 karat) gold, they would be worth a little over $290,000 today (not including any numismatic value). While that's a nice little windfall, it's not worth evading Israeli law by keeping it.

I think the divers did the right thing by turning the cache in. A reward is definitely in order, though.



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 03:52 PM
link   
a reply to: Shadoefax

Lol no way are they worth less than £15 each!
A simple ebay account with the words "limited edition" and other such phrases in the title and you would get way more any £15 per coin! And I bet they would sell too!



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 08:14 PM
link   
I hear stories about finding old relics, particularly old coins, and it sounds like a lifetime of headaches. The lawsuits, the taxes... it apparently goes on for some time.



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 10:05 PM
link   

originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
a reply to: Shadoefax

Lol no way are they worth less than £15 each!
A simple ebay account with the words "limited edition" and other such phrases in the title and you would get way more any £15 per coin! And I bet they would sell too!


You seem to be missing the point.

A "simple ebay account with the words limited edition" gold coins would get you arrested.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:43 AM
link   
a reply to: six67seven
lol that's happened to me a couple times to. I mostly find trash, but at least good for planet to pick it up and recycle.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 06:35 AM
link   
a reply to: Psynic

All the more reason to keep them as off the record legal tender traded with members of "high scoeity" whose [line]crony[/line] sentiments you can more easily barter with




top topics



 
14
<< 1   >>

log in

join