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(Fox News)   Gold coin sells for $2.75 million at auction, and it didn't even feature .999 silver-plated reproductions of the Twin Towers that can rise from the coin's surface like a phoenix   (foxnews.com) divider line 56
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2013-09-24 10:46:48 AM
Back when I had a use for them, Gold Coin condoms were my favorite brand. I tried to find some a few years back, on a lark, but it seems they are no longer produced.
 
2013-09-24 10:50:59 AM
exceeded early estimates by 66.6 percent

It's the work of the devil!
 
2013-09-24 11:06:54 AM
.9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's
 
2013-09-24 12:09:17 PM
The losing bidder:

i218.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-24 12:16:16 PM

shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's


That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.
 
2013-09-24 12:22:49 PM

BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.


But it will only INCREASE in value!
 
2013-09-24 12:24:21 PM

RedPhoenix122: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

But it will only INCREASE in value!


No way am I gonna let that queer-ass Obama impose his socialized homobortion on me. Imma buyin' some gold.
 
2013-09-24 12:24:57 PM

BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.


And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.
 
2013-09-24 12:26:40 PM
Using my Fox News calculator that coin must weigh 14,312 pounds! There's not a gas station giveaway vinyl coin purse that could contain it!
 
2013-09-24 12:27:31 PM

PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.


Why are we not selling Gold Farks?
 
2013-09-24 01:27:58 PM

RedPhoenix122: PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.

Why are we not selling Gold Farks?


Like Reddit?
 
2013-09-24 01:50:53 PM
Hmmm, 6 grams is about .2 troy oz.  Pretty small coin. Probably the size of a penny.
 
2013-09-24 01:52:53 PM

RedPhoenix122: PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.

Why are we not selling Gold Farks?


We can even get them with the rising Twin Towers!
 
2013-09-24 01:57:07 PM
Plus 1
 
2013-09-24 01:57:16 PM

shifty lookin bleeder: /that's four 9's


media.nj.com

Nine. Times.

/also:

i1.ytimg.com

Nine days! Thankyouverymuch!
 
2013-09-24 01:57:17 PM
Well, it IS really shiny.
 
2013-09-24 02:02:15 PM
Not all collectables go up in value.   These will certainly go down.

My mother-in-law seemed to have been suckered in by these.  We found boxes full of these things when we put her in the Alzheimer's ward.
 
2013-09-24 02:02:41 PM

shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's  as many as four 9's


FTFY
 
2013-09-24 02:04:58 PM
Jackpot rnatalie!  Were they worth tens of dollars?
 
2013-09-24 02:05:30 PM
It doesn't even say in god we trust! that coin is worthless!
 
2013-09-24 02:07:35 PM
Bummer just put one in the vending machine for some cheetos
 
2013-09-24 02:11:19 PM

Uzzah: Nine days! Thankyouverymuch!


coined the phrase  all nude.
 
2013-09-24 02:12:18 PM

BKITU: THAT'S FOUR NINES!


www.thepensivecitadel.com
 
2013-09-24 02:14:59 PM
cdn.meme.li
 
2013-09-24 02:25:44 PM
Bah, the Canadians have one that's worth twice that.
www.luxuo.com
 
2013-09-24 02:35:06 PM

PainInTheASP: RedPhoenix122: PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.

Why are we not selling Gold Farks?

We can even get them with the rising Twin Towers!


I like the Twin Towers are rising out of the Pentagon, but it really needs more Crying Eagle™
 
2013-09-24 02:39:09 PM

PainInTheASP: The losing bidder:

[i218.photobucket.com image 640x476]


If someone hadn't posted this, I was going to have to shoot myself.
 
2013-09-24 02:44:01 PM
static-secure.guim.co.uk
Luxury!
 
2013-09-24 02:46:57 PM
"They are so rare, they come on the market maybe once or twice, at most, every decade...That particular gold coin, there's only 10 or 12 now, and most of these are in public institutions or private collections,"

So... where are the ones NOT in public institutions or private collections??
 
2013-09-24 02:48:34 PM
Come on guys. This kind of stuff subsidizes AM radio. Let's not be too harsh.
 
2013-09-24 02:50:39 PM

Snarfangel: Bah, the Canadians have one that's worth twice that.


I wonder what kind of vending machine takes that.
 
2013-09-24 02:56:52 PM

eraser8: Snarfangel: Bah, the Canadians have one that's worth twice that.

I wonder what kind of vending machine takes that.


That's the only thing that the Best Buy vending machine at the airport accepts.  Everything in the machine costs two coins.
 
2013-09-24 03:07:25 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Back when I had a use for them, Gold Coin condoms were my favorite brand. I tried to find some a few years back, on a lark, but it seems they are no longer produced.


Aren't those the ones "sealed" in aluminum foil that can become separated if left in your pocket, resulting in a failed condom? Wonder why they don't make them anymore. ;-)
 
2013-09-24 03:17:18 PM

BKITU: Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.


Still has more intrinsic value than a Bitcoin.
 
2013-09-24 03:33:47 PM
Yeah? And how much do you think that $10 bill in your wallet is going to be worth 133 years from now at auction? Hm?

It's amazing how many CFR-funded Bilderberger drones from JP Morgan's international Jewish socialist cabal of socialist Jewry will show up to troll a gold coin thread here on Fark. How does the Antichrist pay you all, anyway? Handfuls of worthless fiat currency?

PS: Weimar Zimbabwe Bohemian Grove reverse vampires Hilary Clinton
 
2013-09-24 03:37:28 PM

RedPhoenix122: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

But it will only INCREASE in value!


Strict limit of five
 
2013-09-24 03:42:45 PM

PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.


That site is SOOOO bookmarked.   Not sure what I'm going to make, but I'm making something.  Oh yes.

... That said, yes, we should definitely crowdfund the 'minting' of some Fark coins.. call them simply 'Farks'... then, when someone has something for sale, we can say "I wouldn't give two Farks for that!"
 
2013-09-24 03:49:11 PM
Ok I'm going to be the clueless one for a minute:

When they say .9999 what do they really mean?

Is that less than 1% gold? Is that less than 1 gram? Ounce?

Those things must have some miniscule amount of gold on them so what are they really getting away with when they say .9999?

Note that I am not in any way planning on buying any of those pieces of shiat.
 
2013-09-24 03:52:41 PM
This is what Freedom looks like:

img3.wfrcdn.com
 
2013-09-24 03:58:26 PM
nochasernoprisoners.files.wordpress.com

Just for reference.
 
2013-09-24 03:59:00 PM

Lunchlady: Ok I'm going to be the clueless one for a minute:

When they say .9999 what do they really mean?

Is that less than 1% gold? Is that less than 1 gram? Ounce?

Those things must have some miniscule amount of gold on them so what are they really getting away with when they say .9999?

Note that I am not in any way planning on buying any of those pieces of shiat.


Long story story short: 31 milligrams.
 
2013-09-24 04:01:49 PM

BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.


I did the math once, because I was curious. They say that the coin has 150 ish milligrams of gold. It worked out to $9, or something like that. But, you'll only pay $20 per coin with $10 shipping and handling.
 
2013-09-24 04:06:48 PM

Lunchlady: Ok I'm going to be the clueless one for a minute:

When they say .9999 what do they really mean?

Is that less than 1% gold? Is that less than 1 gram? Ounce?

Those things must have some miniscule amount of gold on them so what are they really getting away with when they say .9999?

Note that I am not in any way planning on buying any of those pieces of shiat.


The important word is 'clad'. As in they struck a near worthless lead slug, then clad or coated or electro-plated it with pure gold. Electroplating creates an ultra thin shell of gold, less than 50 cents worth. They say the 'clad' part quietly and the 'pure gold' part loudly.
 
2013-09-24 04:09:49 PM

PainInTheASP: Lunchlady: Ok I'm going to be the clueless one for a minute:

When they say .9999 what do they really mean?

Is that less than 1% gold? Is that less than 1 gram? Ounce?

Those things must have some miniscule amount of gold on them so what are they really getting away with when they say .9999?

Note that I am not in any way planning on buying any of those pieces of shiat.

Long story story short: 31 milligrams.


I wasn't interested until I saw Building 7 in there.
 
2013-09-24 04:12:43 PM
All super helpful. Basically what I was thinking but metal purity is a blind spot of mine.

Thanks!
 
2013-09-24 04:18:16 PM

ISO15693: [nochasernoprisoners.files.wordpress.com image 600x432]

Just for reference.


Mine was more 'Merican and patrioticer.
 
2013-09-24 04:29:30 PM

SirTanon: PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.

That site is SOOOO bookmarked.   Not sure what I'm going to make, but I'm making something.  Oh yes.

... That said, yes, we should definitely crowdfund the 'minting' of some Fark coins.. call them simply 'Farks'... then, when someone has something for sale, we can say "I wouldn't give two Farks for that!"


I'd give a fark to make this happen.
 
2013-09-24 04:52:15 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: RedPhoenix122: PainInTheASP: BKITU: shifty lookin bleeder: .9999 pure, subby.


/that's four 9's

That commercial just slays me. It's the best recent example of .9999 pure bullsh*t marketed toward suckers.

THIS reproduction COIN IS clad in .9999 -- THAT'S FOUR NINES! -- OF PURE GOLD!

Even at the top of the market, it was something like 20 cents worth of gold. On a fake nickel. For $10 plus S&H.

And the sad thing is, if these idiots would spend five minutes on Google, they would realize that they can order their own run of whatever the fark they want and get into the game themselves.

Why are we not selling Gold Farks?

Like Reddit?


Can someone post the pic of the southpark episode, cash for gold?
/on phone not sure how to post pics,
// drinking
 
2013-09-24 04:52:34 PM
My brother has been investing in gold for a while now. He gets these 1 gram gold bars for 50 bucks (or whatever) off the internet.
I asked him how he knows they are real. He says "The come with a certificate of authenticity". Oh, okay then. Have to be legit if they have that, right?

I asked him why he thinks he needs that stuff and he says "Well if the economy collapses I will be able to trade for food and supplies". Yeah, you can't eat gold. Sparky. If I have two cans of soup and you want one, you better have something worthwhile to trade. A small shiny piece of metal isn't going to be of any help to me.

Personally I invest in lead. I figure if you have bullets, you can always get food. One way or another.
 
2013-09-24 04:53:33 PM

iheartscotch: I did the math once, because I was curious. They say that the coin has 150 ish milligrams of gold. It worked out to $9, or something like that. But, you'll only pay $20 per coin with $10 shipping and handling.


OK, Googling....

It was: "Now you can reserve your copy of the $50 Gold Buffalo, clad in 31 milligrams of pure gold."

31 milligrams = 0.0011 ounces

Top of the market was... what? About $1700 per ounce? So about $1.87 in gold, at best.

So, yeah, wrap it around a fake buffalo nickel, call it a (replica of a) $50 gold piece, sell it to suckers for $20 plus overpriced shipping.

Phase 2 is "find suckers."
 
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