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How To Wear A Wrist Watch Properly – The Lesson of Style

When purchasing watches, no one is questioned with how to wear watches, actually. This appears to be logical and rational. Nevertheless, the simplest things happen to be complicated sometimes. Everything is made from details and details sometimes mean far more than the whole. People who really wander how to wear watches properly exist and they are really concerned in this issue.

Cigar Lighters – Torches To Splash Delight

The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.

Crystal Glass Tableware – A Song of Crystal

In the light of a variety and availability of glass items, glass ware is still appreciated by plenty people, especially when it comes to cut glass. The cut glass produces a long, lingering and musical tune when you put your finger at the cut-glass edge. So, in Japan the craftsmen make unique musical instruments. A crystal violin, completely transparent, is estimated for fifty thousand USD. Crystal glass tableware is not so much expensive though it is able to produce the charming, unique and so brittle music providing it is properly cared.

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Collector’s Coins – Rarity and Uniqueness

Sunday, 06 November 2011

Collector’s Coins Collector’s coins or vintage coins have always been in focus due to their value and exclusivity. Coins could be a good investment for someone spending fortune to add some more of them to their collection. The others prefer chasing the rare coin or the one of unusual shape. Coins can tell the history and culture of the nation and the rules. Coins can not only be the part of the numismatic collection but also the asset to be inherited and appreciated.

A coin of the non-existing Emperor

Silver coins from 1825 with the image of Konstantin I, the Emperor of Russia on the adverse side of the coin, are kept in two well-known museums in Russia, in Hermitage and Moscow National Museum of History. Too few people could remember reading about this Emperor in books of history. That was not a mythical person, though but the sibling to Nikolay I who mounted the throne just after the death of Aleksandr I, The Emperor, the eldest of the brothers, in 1825. The succession to the throne should have been passed to the elder of the other brother that is Konstantin. But there was the secret known to close people only. Well in advance of the succession Konstantin demised secretly to marry the Polish countess Joanna Grudzińska. Nevertheless, the guards could have managed to swear to the new Emperor, while the National Mint issued the personalized currency in coins. The coins then were not eliminated but were hidden in the special archive at the Ministry of Finance. These rare coins famed only in 1879 when Aleksandr II, the new Emperor, allocated the five coins between the family members and the Hermitage museum collection. One of such coins with the image of Konstantin was put to auction at Christie's in 1965 to be estimated for $100 tsd. US Dollars and sold to an anonymous collector. None the less, the masters could make six coins and two of them had no milled inscription and no one knows the fate of the sixth one.

Most expensive coin in the world

A silver American dollar of 1794 manufacture was sold in May 2010 for the record of $7 mln 850 tsd. USD. A female head with flying hair was embossed on the adverse side of the coin to symbolize liberty. Fifteen stars were placed by the image edges to symbolize fifteen states with the word- Liberty and date 1794 placed in the center. The reverse of the coin depicted an eagle that was a little bit lean from other images on other consequent coins, an olive branch and the words United States of America. Apart from being an item of value, the silver dollar was appreciated as the historical object since it was one of the pioneer coins in the US history.

Unique coins

Coins are mainly associated with something round and metal. However, there are some coins in the world that challenge the agreed standards in all parameters. So, during the reign of Catherine I in Yekaterinburg a copper coin was minted. This coin is exhibited in the collection of the Moscow National Museum of History. This coin is square and is estimated to have the value of approximately two million Russian roubles. Nevertheless, this is not the only square coin in the world. So, in the beginning of XVII century in Sweden heavy copper dallers were minted shaped as square slabs embossed from one and a half kilo of metal.

The most unusual material for coin minting was applied in America. The currency unit made from the shellfish was introduced in 1933 in the coast town Pismo Beach, California. Shellfish-based currency was used in modern America during the Great Depression period when people would lose everything they had to survive in a flash and when lots of industrial facilities got broke. The symbols of denominational value were applied in black ink onto the pearl shell including the date of issue and other specific details the traditional bank notes used to have. Even the well-known phrase «In God We Trust» was applied onto the shell currency. The local Chamber of Commerce and Industry accepted such currency and seashells of 25, 50 and 1 dollar nominal value were put into circulation. Interesting, that seashells were good food stuff during starving times and the town itself was named accordingly, Pismo Beach.

The national currency unit accepted at Solomon Islands is too far unique. This is a ring-shaped coin with two finials. The coin is made from the sea-shell also. Only few islanders could master the technique of Bokolo filing out which makes it attractive for many collectors and museums. However, this currency unit is not in wide circulation against Solomon dollars accepted in local supermarkets. 1 Bokolo is 5000 Solomon dollars or $37500 American dollars and the native people pay in this money for the bride, land and negotiation tool.

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