About 10 years ago I inherited my grandmas small fortune of paper and coin currency she amassed during the 70's and 80's while visiting nearly 100 world countries. The shoebox-collection contains maybe 200 coins and 100 paper notes, and some of them are really quite impressive! I've been lugging this box around for years and the time has come to finally part with it (sorry grandma).
I'm not a coin collector and really don't know much about any of it, but with the help of a few books I researched a handful of coins and notes only to find out they're not worth diddly (<$1, if that). I have a feeling most of the collection is like this except for a few gold Rand coins and some notes that were previously appraised.
Hivemind: what are some ways to liquidate my collection?
posted by mrrisotto
on Dec 9, 2013 -
One day I googled "what is the most effective way to help the world" and found a link that told me to
"identify a cause with lots of leverage".
posted by defmute
on Oct 2, 2013 -
I'm working on a historical graphic novel and a portion of it involves four sentences in German. I've made an effort to hammer something out by testing Google Translate's gibberish against some German language textbooks and grammar sites. I'm sorta confident about them, but would love for any bilingual native German speakers to give them a once over. Particularly, if you have any insights into generational differences in the German language, as this piece is supposed to take place during WWII.
Posting them after the jump. [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling
on Feb 27, 2013 -
My job is contract based, and tends to lead me around the world. How does one plan for retirement with such a job? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS
on Apr 26, 2012 -
How do I support NPR from outside the US? I listen to a number of NPR podcasts and would like to do my bit. I've tried emailing them but have yet to get a response. [more inside]
posted by sien
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Two questions about a potential trip to Disney World:
1) Is it crazy to plan a trip to Disney World for the Saturday-Tuesday BEFORE Thanksgiving?
2) Is it vital to stay at a Disney property?
posted by tmharris65
on Sep 19, 2011 -
How broadly do we define technology in today's world? What do we understand it to refer to when using the word? What are the assumptions we are making? [more inside]
posted by infini
on Feb 2, 2011 -
I'd finally like to segue from obsessing over the world cup every four years to keeping up with professional leagues. I'm not very interested in the MLS, so what's a good starter league or upcoming tournament to dive into first? [more inside]
posted by domakesaypat
on Jun 27, 2010 -
Will the Germany v England game on Sunday the 27th of June be shown in Trafalgar Square? [more inside]
posted by patrad
on Jun 24, 2010 -
Does anyone here at metafilter have the influence to encourage the sound engineers of the World Cup broadcasts to use a notch filter or phase cancellation on the vuvuzela horn drone? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Jun 14, 2010 -
Looking for a friendly, preferably cozy, bar (or non-drinking establishment) in Chicago to watch World Cup 2010 games this summer. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Wisco72
on Mar 29, 2010 -
About to start teaching a Current Issues class to high school students. Need recommendations about quality documentaries that can supplement what we will cover in the class. [more inside]
posted by dealing away
on Feb 19, 2010 -
I plan to return to playing World of Warcraft. However, I need to keep the game on an external hard disk, or at least temporarily transfer it from the computer's drive to that disk frequently. When I played before, the files (install files or the installed game) would not copy to the external drive, although I have never had any such problems with a non-WoW file. I am thinking of getting an install CD for the game, so that instead of transferring from the computer to the external drive, I can just erase and reinstall. Problem is, I would need to reinstall all patches each time I did that. Does anyone have any ideas about why the external disk doesn't like WoW or how I can get around this?
posted by i2d2
on Jan 24, 2010 -
I'm looking for a World War 2 essay that may be titled "Missing the War", which is about the difference in perception between how the Second World War was portrayed in the media and how it was for the soldiers involved. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Nov 8, 2009 -
Why can't I use my MacBook's microphone to play World of Warcraft? Why do I need a USB headset? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Jul 29, 2009 -