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Nick C.
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Not sure if this qualifies as a hot deal, but it seemed good enough to share. 5 rolls of uncirculated Ukrainian coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25. These work great as a coin substitute for many games. Only 8 left.

Ukrainian Coins
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Cool.
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The backsides of the coins are all the same it appears, with the obvious exception of the metal colors.


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$40/250 = 16 cents per coin

seems it would be cheaper to go to the bank and get several rolls of pennies, nickels and dimes....
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JeffyJeff wrote:
$40/250 = 16 cents per coin

seems it would be cheaper to go to the bank and get several rolls of pennies, nickels and dimes....


Cheaper, but you don't get the exotic look of unfamiliar coins.

Well, exotic unless you are from the Ukraine.
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Push your luck! Wait for the eBay "$15 off a $75 purchase" flash sale. Buy two sets and get a reduced price for shipping to boot! laugh

"Combine shipping: All bidders pay shipping cost 19.99 $ for first item and have a discount $10.00 on shipping cost for each additional item."

(Or does the eBay flash sale not include shipping?)

EDIT: I CANNOT COUNT. laugh Even more reason to buy coins!
 
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The Bahamas have some really cool coins. I think it's more cost-effective, though, to just wait until you're in a foreign country and stock up on coins at that time. I've bought some Bahamas coins and some Indian coins on eBay and I've found the cost just isn't worth it for some metal bits.
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I like Kazakhstan coins myself. Never found a good deal on them though.
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yeahbowen wrote:
I like Kazakhstan coins myself. Never found a good deal on them though.


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The Bahamas have some really cool coins. I think it's more cost-effective, though, to just wait until you're in a foreign country and stock up on coins at that time. I've bought some Bahamas coins and some Indian coins on eBay and I've found the cost just isn't worth it for some metal bits.


Excellent idea!
 
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Technically, assuming the current conversion rate from rubles to USD, the 250 coins are worth $3.315 just as pure currency. So really it's like you're only paying $36.685. What a deal!
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johnjon wrote:
Technically, assuming the current conversion rate from rubles to USD, the 250 coins are worth $3.315 just as pure currency. So really it's like you're only paying $36.685. What a deal!


Those aren't rubles they're kopiyka (1/100 of a hryvnia). You've vastly over valued them. The actual total value is more like 87 cents.
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cormor321 wrote:
johnjon wrote:
Technically, assuming the current conversion rate from rubles to USD, the 250 coins are worth $3.315 just as pure currency. So really it's like you're only paying $36.685. What a deal!


Those aren't rubles they're kopiyka (1/100 of a hryvnia). You've vastly over valued them. The actual total value is more like 87 cents.

Hey, man, you telling me Wikipedia's lying to me? "One ruble is divided into 100 kopeks."

By my math, 50 * 25 + 50 * 10 + 50 * 5 + 50 * 2 + 50 * 1 = 2150 kopecks / 100 = 215 rubles = $3.315 USD.

I'm taking the word of the eBay auctioneer, Wikipedia, and Google all at face value -- there's no way it could be inaccurate!
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johnjon wrote:
cormor321 wrote:
johnjon wrote:
Technically, assuming the current conversion rate from rubles to USD, the 250 coins are worth $3.315 just as pure currency. So really it's like you're only paying $36.685. What a deal!


Those aren't rubles they're kopiyka (1/100 of a hryvnia). You've vastly over valued them. The actual total value is more like 87 cents.

Hey, man, you telling me Wikipedia's lying to me? "One ruble is divided into 100 kopeks."

By my math, 50 * 25 + 50 * 10 + 50 * 5 + 50 * 2 + 50 * 1 = 2150 kopecks / 100 = 215 rubles = $3.315 USD.

I'm taking the word of the eBay auctioneer, Wikipedia, and Google all at face value -- there's no way it could be inaccurate!


Sorry I should have said Ukrainian kopiyka are 1/100 of a hryvnia. Like saying cents or dollars, kopiyka doesn't refer to only currency in the world. Though I did misplace my decimal... $8.67 in th US.
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My personal faves are Armenian. I'd love to get these at face value!
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If one lived in a major city, could one get international coinage from a currency exchange.

Not the kind that is on every corner, but surely there is somewhere in Chicago that takes international coinage and would also be willing to sell it?
 
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What gets me is I is that I don't really need a set of 250 coins.

I was thinking grab two sets of for 100 of each denomination and then an additional roll of 1s and then split everything 5 ways.

30 x 1
20 x 2
20 x 5
20 x 10
20 x 25

That would be more than enough for just about any game I would end up using these with and I have identical sets to sell, give away, or trade.

By comparison, the recently released Scythe (which plays up to 5) contains a similar distribution but 30 fewer coins:

25 x 1
15 x 3
15 x 5
15 x 10
10 x 20

And those coins will run $30 + shipping when they start being sold separately later this year.

Anyone in the US interested in a similar split? Maybe $15-17 + shipping? I'm thinking a small flat rate box. There'd be room for 4 in this hypothetical group buy.

GM me if you are interested.
 
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For the majority of games that only require lower denominations, it might be better to buy rolls of 1, 5 and 10's.
 
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eilif wrote:
If one lived in a major city, could one get international coinage from a currency exchange.

Not the kind that is on every corner, but surely there is somewhere in Chicago that takes international coinage and would also be willing to sell it?


Most currency exchanges will only deal with bills.
 
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otnavuskire wrote:
eilif wrote:
If one lived in a major city, could one get international coinage from a currency exchange.

Not the kind that is on every corner, but surely there is somewhere in Chicago that takes international coinage and would also be willing to sell it?


Most currency exchanges will only deal with bills.

Indeed - most will only deal in cash values that you would be crazy to use for gaming. $1 New Zealand is an expensive bit of game bling, and that's the lowest value coin I have seen in a currency exchange.

JBMoby wrote:
What gets me is I is that I don't really need a set of 250 coins.

I was thinking grab two sets of for 100 of each denomination and then an additional roll of 1s and then split everything 5 ways.

30 x 1
20 x 2
20 x 5
20 x 10
20 x 25

That would be more than enough for just about any game I would end up using these with and I have identical sets to sell, give away, or trade.


I have been thinking along similar lines. The eBay seller also offers rolls of 50 coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 kopeck). 2x "base sets" + extra rolls of 1 (x2), 2, 5 (x2) and 50. That gives 5 sets of:

40 x 1 40
30 x 2 60
40 x 5 200
20 x 10 200
20 x 25 500
20 x 50 1000


170 coins, bank value 2000

I'm not at all convinced that the extra 2 kopeck coins are terribly useful, but having more 5s seems handy. The 2000 value bank has no special significance except that it is neat and tidy.

In any case, if any Australians are interested, geekmail me.
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Now this... These I want a set of

 
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Now this... These I want a set of

At £26 for a £2 coin it's gonna be expensive to get a collection going...
 
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otnavuskire wrote:
eilif wrote:
If one lived in a major city, could one get international coinage from a currency exchange.

Not the kind that is on every corner, but surely there is somewhere in Chicago that takes international coinage and would also be willing to sell it?


Most currency exchanges will only deal with bills.


Years ago I went into Thomas Cook in Bellevue, WA and was able to buy a bunch of coins at cost specifically because they do not deal in coins but they get them when people are exchanging ALL of their money.

The downside was that they were from all over the world. But they looked cool.
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