I’m a single guy and would like to decorate my house with some Christian bling I guess lol. None of that stuff with the bad cursive writing like at Hobby Lobby or most Christian bookstores. Some good solid Bible verses. Heck I’d even take quotes from Spurgeon or Ravenhill.
This is a double post of sorts, as I'm not yet a fully versed reddit poster and asked this in a 1yr old thread, thinking it would be bumped with the new post... (Sorry, sorry, sorry)
Is either of the Saga preamps going to be up to the task of routing signal in a lower-mid level audiophile 2 channel system, without compromising imaging, detail or tonal balance. My tastes run toward neutral and I don't love over-etched *or* romantic/euphonic sound.
The long story:
I'm looking for a basic, unbalanced preamp to slot into a fairly straight forward setup:
Adcom GFA-5400, Cambridge 851n DAC/streamer, Rega Planar 2/AT120(Ortofon X3MC is out for repair) and PSB Stratus Gold speakers, all cables are AudioQuest: GibraltaVipeWildcat.
The Cambridge Audio streamer was purchased to replace a failing Adcom GCD-750 and it all went to hell from there. Once that component entered the system I found that the preamp (now retired: Adcom GFP-565) was a huge weak link in the sound, this was easily corrected by switching the 851n to preamp mode and going direct to the amp, but that left my LP playback high and dry. I thought an easy solution would be to get an ADC and feed the digitized phono signal in through the DAC's USB input, but it seems like most of the phono pre/ADC combo pieces are only intended to interface with a PC to record and don't register as a digital source on Hi-Fi DACs.
I thought about getting a Cambridge 851d preamp, but they're scarce, expensive and seem to be prone to encoder knob issues, similarly the very well reviewed 851a integrated allegedly sounds great, but has an unacceptably high failure rate and out of the box QC issues to boot.
My next thought was to get an Adcom GFP-750 (Pass Aleph circuit), which still ought to provide sound that's close enough to state of the art to satisfy, but they're also scarce, expensive and at least 20 years old.
These Schiit preamps seem custom made to fix my problem, but there are no reviews from the "serious" audiophile press and YouTube or forum reviews can be vague, hyperbolic and usually don't site the associated system components (or they're much lower end than what I'm running) or source media used for review. Sounds awesome with Spotify and powered bookshelf monitors is totally different than doesn't hold back 24bit/96kHz FLAC through a great amp and full range floor standing speakers...
Basically, I'd love an "audiophile" hot take on how either Saga might fair in my setup. Comparisons of the two variants by folks who have experience with both would also be greatly appreciated.
Not a single OC can escape the generic OC bingo. I guarantee he checks at least one box off.
A year ago today was my last time attending a church service. I was volunteering so much of my time and energy throughout the week while missing valuable time that could be spent with my family and on higher education.
I watched that church chew up and spit out way more valuable, harder working people than me. I listened to the words on Sunday mornings and watched the actions. It became a place where i would hate to see my toddler partially raised in. I had friends and mentors tell me that maybe someone like me could help guide a church or be a positive influence within a church in a downward trend. I simply could not feel that calling, though, not at this stage of my life.
I’m still theist, but i can’t ever see myself committing to a church again after realizing how oppressive they are, especially when pastoral teams are unchecked. Churches will pride themselves on inclusivity and a “come as you are” attitude until it comes down to topics of sexuality or gender, or if you need too much help. Churches will abuse teenagers. Churches will deny or downplay mental health crises. Churches with hold salvation over someone’s head. They will take your money if you’ll give it up and do what they like with it, or they’ll tell you how the money is being allocated then arbitrarily vote on something new to spend it on. Your time and efforts can affect a better cause.
One year out of the church and I’ve cut back significantly on my alcohol intake and I’ve never seen life more clearly. Much love to anyone on here who has directly or indirectly validated my thoughts and interpretations of church life. If someone is lurking here and looking for a sign to take your life back and stop being spiritually manipulated by some vanilla dude in a building decorated by a hobby lobby enthusiast, this is it. There are people like you. Take your sundays back.
Peeling back the curtain to take an exhaustive look at the scandals, love triangles, and controversies that have rocked our favorite industry over the years. Let me know in comments which ones were you most moved by and which ones you hadn't heard before. Please feel free to add more context or new gossips that you know of, in the comments. I. Epic Love Triangles 1. Salman Khan - Aishwarya Rai - Vivek Oberoi:
This tale begins with Salman and Aishwarya's sparkling chemistry on the sets of "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" in 1999. Their real-life romance soon hit rocky grounds with allegations of Salman's abusive behavior. Enter Vivek Oberoi, who offered Aishwarya emotional support during this difficult time. This resulted in Salman allegedly making threatening calls to Vivek, leading to a heated press conference by Vivek, and a chilly relationship between the two actors ever since. 2. Hrithik Roshan - Sussanne Khan - Barbara Mori:
The industry was left reeling when rumors of Hrithik Roshan's alleged affair with his "Kites" co-star Barbara Mori started making the rounds in 2010. This reportedly led to a temporary separation between Hrithik and his wife Sussanne Khan. The couple later reconciled, only to eventually divorce in 2014. 3. Raveena Tandon - Akshay Kumar - Shilpa Shetty:
In the late 90s, Akshay Kumar was romantically involved with Raveena Tandon, only to reportedly two-time her with her friend Shilpa Shetty. This led to a feud between the two actresses, though they later buried the hatchet. II. Feuds and Fallouts 1. Shah Rukh Khan - Salman Khan:
Their brotherly love soured at Katrina Kaif's birthday party in 2008, where a heated argument turned their friendship into a rivalry. Their relations have since been turbulent, though they seem to be on better terms now. 2. Karan Johar - Kajol:
This iconic friendship hit a roadblock over a film release clash between Kajol's husband Ajay Devgn's "Shivaay" and Karan's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil." It took them years to mend their strained relationship. 3. Kangana Ranaut's Feuds:
Her spats with industry veterans from Hrithik Roshan to Karan Johar have been public and often bitter, leading to an ongoing dialogue about insider-outsider dynamics in Bollywood. III. Controversies That Shaped the Conversation 1. The Nepotism Debate:
The conversation around nepotism in Bollywood took center stage after Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar the "flagbearer of nepotism" on his talk show. This stirred a heated debate about privilege and opportunities in the industry. 2. The Sushant Singh Rajput Case:
Sushant's untimely demise in 2020 led to conversations about mental health, the cutthroat nature of the industry, and sparked an ongoing investigation into his death. 3. Deepika Padukone’s "Cleavage Controversy":
When TOI published an inappropriate article objectifying Deepika, it ignited a much-needed dialogue about the dignity and respect of women in the entertainment industry. IV. The Casting Couch Phenomenon 1. Shakti Kapoor Sting Operation:
In 2005, India TV carried out a sting operation on Shakti Kapoor, where he was caught on camera offering work to an undercover reporter in exchange for sexual favors. The incident exposed the seedy underbelly of the casting couch in Bollywood. 2. Tanushree Dutta - Nana Patekar Incident:
In 2018, Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment during a 2008 film shoot, marking the advent of the #MeToo movement in Bollywood. V. Turbulent Relationships and Breakups 1. Abhishek Bachchan - Karisma Kapoor Breakup:
This engagement had the makings of a Bollywood fairy tale until it abruptly ended in 2003, amid various speculations, including family disagreements. 2. Amitabh Bachchan - Rekha Affair:
This controversial affair in the 70s between Amitabh, who was married to Jaya Bhaduri, and Rekha, the sultry siren of Bollywood, is still discussed today. Their alleged love story ended after the shooting of 'Silsila', which ironically depicted a similar love triangle. VI. Sensational Controversies 1. The Underworld Connection:
From extortion threats to film financing, the connection between Bollywood and the underworld has been an open secret. The incident of producer Gulshan Kumar's assassination in 1997 sent shockwaves through the industry. 2. Sanjay Dutt's Arms Act Case:
Sanjay Dutt's arrest in 1993, under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act for possessing illegal weapons, was a major controversy. His involvement strained his career and personal life significantly. 3. The Blackbuck Poaching Case:
Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, and Sonali Bendre were accused of hunting blackbucks during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in 1998. Salman Khan was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2018 but is currently out on bail. VII. Scandals that Made Headlines 1. Shahrukh Khan vs. Shirish Kunder:
SRK allegedly slapped Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt's party in 2012 for his derogatory tweets. 2. The AIB Roast Case:
The 2015 AIB Knockout featuring Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, and Arjun Kapoor drew significant criticism and legal trouble for its explicit content, questioning the limits of freedom of expression. 3. Priyanka Chopra-Nirav Modi Controversy:
Priyanka Chopra landed in controversy when she endorsed Nirav Modi's jewelry brand, which came under the scanner during the Punjab National Bank fraud case. VIII. Unfortunate Tragedies and Mysteries 1. Parveen Babi's Mental Health:
This yesteryear actress struggled with mental health issues, including schizophrenia. The glamour queen's tragic life ended in isolation, her body discovered in her apartment days after her death. 2. Jiah Khan Suicide Case:
This case from 2013 shocked Bollywood when the young actress took her own life. Her then-boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was charged with abetting her suicide, and the case is still ongoing. 3. Sushant Singh Rajput's Death:
Sushant's death in June 2020 caused a national uproar and brought attention to mental health, nepotism, and drug use in Bollywood. The case is under investigation by various national agencies. IX. Controversial Remarks and Public Outbursts 1. Salman Khan's "Raped Woman" Comment:
Salman Khan faced public wrath for comparing his physical exhaustion during the filming of 'Sultan' to a "raped woman". His remark was widely criticized for being insensitive. 2. Kangana Ranaut's Confrontations:
Kangana Ranaut has been at the center of several controversies, from her public feud with Hrithik Roshan to her claims of rampant nepotism in Bollywood, causing a storm in the industry. 3. Swara Bhaskar's "Vagina Monologue":
Swara faced backlash for criticizing the portrayal of women in 'Padmaavat', especially her comment that she felt reduced to a "vagina" after watching the movie. X. The Drug Controversy
The 2020 NCB investigation into drug use in Bollywood, which began following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, has been a significant recent controversy. Several top actors, including Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor, were summoned by the agency. XI. The Casting Couch Controversy
Casting couch allegations have been rampant in Bollywood, echoing the broader global issue faced by Hollywood in the form of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Many actors and actresses have reported facing such situations, adding a layer of disgrace to the industry's glamour. 1. Ranveer Singh:
Even male actors like Ranveer Singh weren't immune to this ugly side of Bollywood. Singh has admitted that during his struggling days, he was approached with casting couch offers. 2. Ayushmann Khurrana:
The versatile actor has also spoken out about casting couch experiences in his early career, highlighting that this isn't just an issue faced by actresses. XII. The Age-Gap Issue
Bollywood has often faced criticism for casting significantly younger actresses opposite older actors, furthering the stereotype and raising questions about the representation of women. 1. Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhatt in 'Dear Zindagi':
Despite the film's critical acclaim, it was criticised for the glaring age difference between Shahrukh, who was 51 at the time, and Alia, who was 23. 2. Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in 'Laxmii':
This film also faced similar backlash due to the age gap between Akshay (53) and Kiara (28). XIII. Wage Gap Controversy
Pay disparity between male and female actors has been a significant concern in Bollywood. This inequality reflects the systemic sexism within the industry. 1. Kareena Kapoor Khan:
Kareena highlighted this issue, revealing that she was paid less than her male co-stars in several movies. 2. Priyanka Chopra:
Priyanka also addressed this issue, stating that she was paid significantly less than her male counterparts for the same amount of work. XIV. The MeToo Movement in Bollywood
The MeToo wave hit Bollywood in 2018, shaking the foundations of the industry. Several prominent names were called out for sexual misconduct. 1. Nana Patekar and Tanushree Dutta:
Tanushree Dutta revived a decade-old case of alleged sexual harassment by Nana Patekar on a movie set. This case marked the beginning of the MeToo movement in Bollywood. 2. Vikas Bahl:
The 'Queen' director was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee at Phantom Films, leading to his temporary removal from the 'Super 30' project. 3. Alok Nath:
The veteran actor, known for his 'sanskaari' image on-screen, was accused of rape by writer-producer Vinta Nanda, sending shockwaves through the industry. XV. The Trouble with Award Shows
Award shows in Bollywood have often been under scrutiny for their lack of transparency and allegations of bias. Several stars have boycotted these events, expressing their discontent. 1. Aamir Khan:
Notoriously known for boycotting award shows, Aamir has stated that he doesn't believe in them as he finds them to be biased. 2. Akshay Kumar:
Akshay too has expressed his mistrust in award shows, mentioning that he was once told he would win an award if he performed at the ceremony. XVI. The Nepotism Debate
Nepotism in Bollywood came under severe criticism after the tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Accusations were rife that the industry's preferential treatment of star kids was a contributing factor. 1. Kangana Ranaut:
Kangana sparked the nepotism debate on Karan Johar's talk show when she accused him of being the "flag-bearer of nepotism". 2. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan:
These star kids have repeatedly faced flak for getting easy entries into Bollywood because of their family connections. XVII. Tax Evasion and Money Laundering Allegations
Several Bollywood celebrities have been involved in tax evasion and money laundering cases, tarnishing the industry's image. 1. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas:
The couple reportedly faced allegations of illegal construction at their Mumbai residence. 2. Shah Rukh Khan:
King Khan had faced a case of alleged irregularities regarding the foreign exchange rule violation for his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. XVIII. The Drug Controversy
Drug use in Bollywood came into the spotlight after the tragic demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Many industry insiders were interrogated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). 1. Rhea Chakraborty:
Rhea was arrested by the NCB for allegedly procuring drugs for Sushant. She spent nearly a month in prison before being granted bail. 2. Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, and Shraddha Kapoor:
These A-list actresses were summoned by the NCB for questioning regarding the drug nexus in Bollywood. XIX. Accusations of Plagiarism
Bollywood has frequently been accused of plagiarising content from Hollywood and other industries without proper credits or rights. 1. 'Barfi':
Anurag Basu's acclaimed film faced criticism for allegedly lifting scenes from various international films. 2. 'Ra.One':
Shah Rukh Khan's ambitious project was accused of being a rip-off of the video game character, G.One. XX. Casting Couch Allegations
One of the darker aspects of Bollywood, and indeed many film industries worldwide, is the infamous casting couch phenomenon. 1. Tanushree Dutta:
She accused Nana Patekar of behaving inappropriately during a film shoot, which led to the #MeToo movement in India. 2. Kangana Ranaut:
Kangana too has spoken out about her experiences with the casting couch early in her career. XXI. Censorship Issues and Political Controversies
Bollywood movies have often been at the center of political controversies, resulting in bans, protests, and even violent threats. 1. 'Padmaavat':
This film faced extreme backlash from certain groups who alleged that it distorted historical facts. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone received death threats. 2. 'Udta Punjab':
This film highlighting the drug menace in Punjab faced numerous cuts from the Central Board of Film Certification, leading to a public outcry about censorship. XXII. Actor Feuds and Professional Rivalries
There have been numerous instances of feuds and fall-outs between Bollywood actors, sometimes even resulting in professional rivalries. 1. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan:
Although they have patched up now, these two superstars had a notorious feud that lasted for several years. 2. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas:
Rumours of a rivalry between these two leading ladies have often made headlines. XXIII. Social Media Controversies
Social media has often been a platform where controversies erupt, from insensitive tweets to online feuds. 1. Sonam Kapoor:
Sonam was trolled for her comment on a meat ban in Mumbai, where she called the ban "misogynistic." 2. Abhijeet Bhattacharya:
The singer has been involved in numerous Twitter controversies, from making derogatory comments about women to getting suspended from the platform multiple times. XXIV. Controversial Statements and Interviews
Controversial statements made by actors during interviews have often sparked debates and backlash. 1. Salman Khan:
Salman faced criticism for his comment where he compared his physical exertion in 'Sultan' to that of a "raped woman". 2. Ranveer Singh:
Ranveer's statement about fantasizing about Kareena Kapoor Khan received backlash for being inappropriate. XXV. Alleged Affairs and Love Triangles
Bollywood's rumor mills are always buzzing with whispers of secret affairs and complicated love triangles. 1. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha:
This alleged affair remains one of Bollywood's biggest unsolved mysteries. While neither has confirmed the rumors, their off-screen chemistry has always sparked speculation. 2. Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra:
There were rumors of a close relationship between the two during the shooting of 'Don 2,' although both actors have consistently denied any affair. XXVI. Plastic Surgery Rumors
It's common for celebrities to face rumors of cosmetic procedures, and Bollywood is no exception. 1. Anushka Sharma:
The actress faced immense criticism and trolling when she appeared on 'Koffee With Karan' with what looked like a fuller lip. Anushka later clarified that she used a temporary lip enhancing tool and not surgery. 2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas:
She faced similar rumors early in her career. While she has admitted to a botched surgery, she denies undergoing procedures for cosmetic purposes. XXVII. Scandalous Photoshoots and Wardrobe Malfunctions
These can lead to a storm of criticism, comments, and rumors for the stars involved. 1. Deepika Padukone:
Her 'Cleavage Show' controversy sparked a debate on sexism in media when a leading newspaper tweeted a derogatory comment about her outfit. 2. Alia Bhatt:
She faced a wardrobe malfunction during the promotion of 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,' leading to unwarranted media attention. XXVIII. Controversial Remarks and Public Spats
When celebrities voice their opinions, it sometimes leads to public spats and controversies. 1. Sonakshi Sinha and Mallika Dua:
Sonakshi's comment on an episode of 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' didn't sit well with Mallika Dua, leading to a Twitter spat between the two. 2. Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh:
Their spat over farmer protests in India became a hot topic on social media. XXIX. Rumoured Relationships
There have been numerous relationships in Bollywood that have been kept under wraps, with only whispers and hints to keep the gossip mills churning. 1. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif:
This duo never officially confirmed their relationship, but their vacation pictures somehow found their way to the public, fueling rumors. 2. Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt:
Their chemistry in 'Student of the Year' sparked rumors of a budding relationship. However, they both have remained tight-lipped about their relationship status. XXX. Controversial Interviews and Statements
Sometimes, the words of these celebrities can stir a controversy. 1. Alia Bhatt's GK Gaffe:
Her infamous blunder on 'Koffee With Karan' made headlines and led to her being trolled on social media. 2. Sara Ali Khan on 'Colorism':
Sara's comment on preferring a 'fair and handsome' man led to a backlash, with critics accusing her of endorsing colorism. XXXII. Pay Disparity Controversies
Pay disparity in Bollywood has been a point of controversy and a source of debate. 1. Kareena Kapoor Khan:
She openly talked about the pay disparity in Bollywood, stating that she doesn't see her contemporaries being paid as much as their male co-stars. 2. Deepika Padukone:
She called out the pay disparity in Bollywood in several interviews, stating that she was paid less than her male co-stars despite having a substantial role. XXXIII. Allegations of Cheating
Even stars aren't immune to the pain and scandal of cheating allegations. 1. Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut:
This controversy took the industry by storm when Kangana alleged that Hrithik had cheated on his wife with her. The ensuing legal battle and mudslinging was all over the news. 2. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha:
This is one of the oldest controversies in Bollywood. Though never confirmed, it's widely speculated that Amitabh had an extramarital affair with Rekha during the peak of his career. XXXIV. Nepotism Debates
Nepotism has been a long-standing issue in Bollywood, causing major debates and controversies. 1. Karan Johar:
Known to launch star kids, Karan has been at the center of the nepotism debate. The controversy escalated after Kangana Ranaut called him out on his own chat show. 2. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan:
Their debut in 'Student of the Year', produced by Karan Johar, led to allegations of nepotism, creating quite a stir in the industry. XXXV. Alleged Link-ups
Sometimes rumors of link-ups between stars become a hot topic of discussion. 1. Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan:
Rumors swirled about a possible affair between Priyanka and Shah Rukh during the filming of 'Don 2'. However, nothing was ever confirmed. 2. Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur:
Their sizzling on-screen chemistry in 'Aashiqui 2' sparked rumors of a real-life romance, although they have denied these claims. XXXVI. Film Set Controversies
Bollywood isn't all glitz and glamour; sometimes things can get heated behind the scenes. 1. Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu:
The two actresses reportedly had a major fallout during the filming of 'Ajnabee' (2001), which escalated during 'Aitraaz' (2004). They only patched things up years later. 2. Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh:
During the making of 'Padmaavat', rumours suggested that there was tension between Shahid and Ranveer due to the allocation of screen time. Both, however, have denied these claims. XXXVII. Money Matters
When big bucks are involved, controversies aren't far behind. 1. Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi:
Salman reportedly threatened Vivek for getting close to Aishwarya Rai. Vivek called a press conference to disclose this, but the controversy adversely affected his career. 2. Kangana Ranaut and the producers of 'Manikarnika':
There were rumours of budget overruns and Kangana taking over the director's chair, creating quite a stir in the industry. XXXVIII. Career Controversies
Certain career decisions can also lead to controversy. 1. Deepika Padukone and 'Padmaavat':
Deepika's portrayal of Rani Padmavati sparked controversy over the film's historical accuracy. Despite protests and threats, the film was a box office success. 2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and 'Heroine':
Aishwarya was originally cast in 'Heroine', but after falling pregnant, she was replaced by Kareena Kapoor, causing a buzz in the industry. XIX. The Tinseltown Tales of Southern Cinema
While Bollywood takes the centre stage in Indian film gossip, let's not forget the South Indian film industry, brimming with its own share of drama. 1. Prabhas and Anushka Shetty:
Post 'Baahubali', rumours started swirling about the lead actors' off-screen chemistry. Despite the consistent denial, fans continue to speculate. 2. Nayanthara and Prabhudheva:
Their love story caught everyone's attention, but their relationship ended amidst rumours of a secret wedding. XL. Tollywood's Sensational Stories
The Bengali film industry, known as Tollywood, is no stranger to controversies either. 1. Rituparna Sengupta and Prosenjit Chatterjee:
Once a popular on-screen pair, their professional relationship allegedly soured due to undisclosed reasons. The duo avoided working together for over a decade. 2. Subhashree Ganguly and Dev:
Their reported break-up became the talk of Tollywood, as the duo decided to keep mum about the details. XLI. The Mysterious Marathi Movie World
The Marathi film industry has seen its fair share of controversies. 1. Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve:
Rumours of an affair started during their hit series 'Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta', but both vehemently denied any romantic involvement. 2. Sai Tamhankar and Amey Wagh:
The rumour mill churned when the duo shared the screen in 'Girlfriend'. Both denied any off-screen romance. XLII. Punjabi Cinema's Spicy Stories
The Punjabi film industry has had its fair share of controversies too. 1. Neeru Bajwa and Amit Sadh:
They reportedly grew close during the shooting of 'Bikkar Bai Sentimental'. Though they never confirmed a relationship, the gossip remained rife for quite some time. 2. Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa:
Fans have long speculated about the duo's chemistry beyond the screen. However, both have always maintained their stance as 'just friends'. XLIII. The Turbulent Tunes of Bollywood Singers
Even the crooning voices of Bollywood have been caught in webs of controversy and gossip. 1. Sonu Nigam's Tweet Storm:
His tweets on the use of loudspeakers for Azaan (Islamic call to prayer) sparked outrage, leading to public debates and backlash. 2. Mika Singh's Public Disputes:
His infamous slapping incident at a concert and the Rakhi Sawant kissing controversy kept him in the public eye for all the wrong reasons. 3. Ankit Tiwari's Legal Battle:
The 'Aashiqui 2' singer was embroiled in a serious legal battle when he was accused of rape by a woman. XLIV. The Dark Drama of Bollywood Directors and Producers 1. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Controversy:
The film's release coincided with heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, leading to controversy due to the casting of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. 2. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat Debacle:
The historical drama stirred massive protests due to its alleged distortion of Rajput history. Bhansali faced physical attacks and massive public outcry.
3*. Mahesh Bhatt and Parveen Babi's Controversial Relationship:* Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's relationship with late actress Parveen Babi was the subject of controversy and gossip. Their tumultuous affair, coupled with Parveen's battle with mental health issues, made headlines and created a buzz in the industry.
4*. Anurag Kashyap's Marital Woes:* Director Anurag Kashyap's marriage to actress Kalki Koechlin attracted media attention. The couple separated in 2013, and their relationship struggles and subsequent divorce were discussed in the public domain. XLV. Priyanka Chopra's Reddit AMA Fall-Out
Priyanka Chopra's Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session became controversial when she failed to address certain sensitive questions, leading to disappointment and backlash from the Reddit community. XLVI. Bollywood’s Less Than Starry Behaviour 1. Salman Khan's Media Misadventures:
His scuffles with the media have been well-documented, including an infamous incident where he allegedly snatched a reporter's phone. 2. Kareena Kapoor Khan's Fan Fiasco:
A video of her allegedly snapping at fans asking for selfies caused a stir online. 3. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's Fallout:
Post their break-up, they reportedly gave each other the cold shoulder at public events, fuelling the gossip mill. XLVII. The Other Side of the Playback Singers 1. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi's Feud:
One of the oldest controversies that rocked Bollywood was the fallout between these two legendary singers over royalty rights. 2. Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Controversial Remarks:
Known for his controversial comments on various issues, Abhijeet often found himself at the receiving end of public backlash.
3*. Sonu Nigam's Azaan Controversy:* In 2017, singer Sonu Nigam sparked controversy when he expressed his displeasure on Twitter over being woken up by the sound of Azaan (Islamic call to prayer). His comments led to a heated debate on religious tolerance and freedom of expression.
4*. Anu Malik's #MeToo Allegations:* Renowned music composer and singer Anu Malik faced allegations of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement in 2018. Several women accused him of inappropriate behavior, leading to his removal as a judge from a popular singing reality show. XLVIII. The Many Shades of the Indian Film Industry 1. Dravidian Drama - Tamil & Telugu Cinema:
The south Indian film industry isn't free from controversies either. The rift between the late Tamil Nadu CMs, MGR and Karunanidhi, both of whom were from the film fraternity, impacted the politics of the state for decades. Similarly, the Telugu industry saw the tragic fallout between renowned actors Chiranjeevi and Rajasekhar. 2. Bengali Cinema's Intellectual Ire:
The Bengali film industry, known for its intellectual and artistic cinema, was hit by controversy when the veteran director Rituparno Ghosh's sexual orientation came under public scrutiny.
3*. Tamil Film Industry's Caste-based Controversies:* The Tamil film industry has witnessed controversies related to caste-based issues. Actors and filmmakers have faced criticism for allegedly promoting caste discrimination through their films or making controversial statements.
4*. Malayalam Film Industry's #MeToo Movement:* The Malayalam film industry witnessed its own version of the #MeToo movement, with several actresses coming forward to share their experiences of harassment and misconduct. The movement brought to light the dark side of the industry and led to discussions about the need for safer work environments. XLIX. Unraveling Layers of Love Triangles
Apart from the ones mentioned earlier, love triangles have been a common theme in Bollywood. Some of the real-life instances that became fodder for gossip include: 1. The Madhubala-Dilip Kumar-Raj Kapoor Saga:
In the Golden Era of Bollywood, the Madhubala-Dilip Kumar-Raj Kapoor triangle kept gossip columns busy, especially after the infamous court case during the filming of 'Naya Daur.' 2. The Shilpa Shetty-Akshay Kumar-Twinkle Khanna Triangle:
Akshay Kumar was linked with Shilpa Shetty while he was reportedly in a relationship with Twinkle Khanna. This resulted in much speculation until he eventually married Twinkle. L. Bollywood's Cheating Scandals 1. Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut:
The alleged affair between Hrithik and Kangana, while he was married to Suzanne Khan, created one of the most publicized controversies in Bollywood. 2. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha:
The much-speculated affair between Amitabh and Rekha during his marriage with Jaya Bachchan remains one of Bollywood's most enduring rumors. 3. Govinda's Extramarital Affair:
Actor Govinda faced public scrutiny when news of his extramarital affair with actress Rani Mukerji surfaced. The affair reportedly caused strain in his marriage and led to widespread gossip.
Indeed, the Indian film industry isn't just about glitz and glamour, but also about human flaws and frailties that often come to light, adding another dimension to our understanding of it. Here are a few more controversies and rumors that I might have not covered yet (Apologies for any repetitions):
- The mysterious disappearance of Divya Bharti: In 1993, actress Divya Bharti tragically fell from the balcony of her apartment at the age of 19. Her sudden death sparked numerous conspiracy theories and rumors surrounding the circumstances of her demise, including speculation about foul play and possible suicide.
- The alleged black magic practices of Tantrik Chandraswami: Tantrik Chandraswami, a self-proclaimed spiritual guru with connections to several Bollywood celebrities, was accused of practicing black magic and having undue influence over prominent personalities. His alleged involvement in the political and entertainment spheres sparked controversy and speculation.
- The secret wedding of Juhi Chawla: Rumors circulated in the late '90s suggesting that actress Juhi Chawla had secretly married a British businessman. Although Juhi Chawla never publicly confirmed or denied the rumors, they persisted for a considerable period, adding an air of mystery to her personal life.
- The supposed curse of the film "Raaz" (2002): It was rumored that the horror film "Raaz" brought a curse upon its cast and crew. Alleged incidents of supernatural occurrences and mishaps during the film's production led to speculation about a supernatural influence affecting those involved.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Water" (2005): Deepa Mehta's film "Water" faced significant opposition during its production due to its sensitive subject matter and depiction of the treatment of widows in India. Protests, threats, and acts of vandalism occurred on the film's sets, leading to the relocation of the shooting to another country.
- The alleged rivalry between Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi: There were rumors of a rivalry between two Bollywood icons, Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, during the '90s. Reports suggested that their competition for top actress status led to tensions and strained relations.
- The controversial casting of Sanjay Dutt in the film "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" (2006): Sanjay Dutt's inclusion in the film "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" created controversy due to his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. The decision to cast him sparked debates about ethics and the rehabilitation of individuals with criminal backgrounds.
- The alleged love triangle between Aamir Khan, Reena Dutta, and Kiran Rao: Speculation emerged about a love triangle involving actor Aamir Khan, his ex-wife Reena Dutta, and his second wife Kiran Rao. Reports suggested that the dynamics of their relationships overlapped, leading to rumors and discussions in the media.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love" (1996): Director Mira Nair's film "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love" faced controversy and censorship challenges due to its explicit content and portrayal of sexuality. The film's release was met with mixed reactions and debates about artistic freedom.
- The alleged involvement of Bollywood celebrities in the IPL spot-fixing scandal: During the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal in 2013, rumors swirled about the involvement of certain Bollywood celebrities in illegal betting and match-fixing activities. Although no substantial evidence was found to support these rumors, they generated significant speculation and discussion.
- Govinda and David Dhawan's fallout: Govinda, known for his comedic roles, had a fallout with director David Dhawan, with whom he had collaborated on several successful films. Reports suggested that their relationship deteriorated due to creative differences and personal issues, leading to a strained professional relationship.
- Aditya Pancholi and Kangana Ranaut's legal battle: Kangana Ranaut accused actor Aditya Pancholi of physical and emotional abuse during their alleged relationship. The legal battle between them attracted significant media coverage, with both parties presenting their sides and filing counter-allegations.
- The alleged love affair between Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan: Rumors circulated about a romantic relationship between actors Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan during the shooting of their film "Yuva" (2004). Speculation about their relationship and its impact on Abhishek's engagement to Aishwarya Rai was a subject of gossip in the industry.
- The alleged feud between Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor: Reports suggested that Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor had a strained relationship stemming from a comment Sonam made about Aishwarya's fashion choices at the Cannes Film Festival. The alleged tension between the two actresses garnered attention in the media.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Fiza" (2000): Actress Karisma Kapoor faced backlash for her portrayal of a Muslim character in the film "Fiza." The film's depiction of communal violence led to accusations of misrepresentation and insensitivity, resulting in protests and debates.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Rahul" (2001): Director Prakash Jha's film "Rahul" faced objections from the National Commission for Women (NCW) for its portrayal of a teacher-student relationship. The NCW raised concerns about the film's potential to promote inappropriate relationships and demanded cuts or a ban.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Mohalla Assi": Starring Sunny Deol, the film "Mohalla Assi" faced censorship issues and remained unreleased for several years. The CBFC objected to its content, which included explicit language and the portrayal of religious figures, leading to legal battles and delays.
- The alleged rivalry between Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan: Rumors of a rivalry between two of Bollywood's biggest superstars, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have circulated for years. Reports suggest that there is an underlying competitiveness between them, with occasional subtle digs and comparisons made in the media.
- The alleged tiff between Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone: Reports of a rivalry between actresses Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone have made headlines. While both have denied any animosity, occasional comments and indirect references in interviews have fueled speculation about a cold war between them.
- The mysterious disappearance of actor Nadia: Nadia, the first female stunt actress and action heroine of Indian cinema in the 1930s and 1940s, vanished under mysterious circumstances in the 1940s. Her sudden disappearance left the industry and her fans bewildered, and her fate remains unknown to this day.
- The controversial love triangle involving Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt, and Waheeda Rehman: There were rumors of a complex love triangle between legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt, his wife, playback singer Geeta Dutt, and actress Waheeda Rehman during the making of the film "Pyaasa" (1957). While the exact nature of their relationships remains speculative, it added an intriguing layer of mystery to their personal lives.
- The unsolved murder of director Bimal Roy's cinematographer Subrata Mitra: Subrata Mitra, the acclaimed cinematographer known for his work with director Bimal Roy, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in 1997. The case remains unsolved, leaving behind unanswered questions and speculations.
- The alleged paranormal occurrences during the filming of the horror film "Mahal" (1949): During the shooting of the iconic film "Mahal," there were numerous reports of eerie happenings on set. Actors and crew members claimed to have witnessed strange phenomena and experienced unexplained incidents, adding a supernatural element to the film's legacy.
- The enigmatic persona of actor Guru Dutt: Guru Dutt, the iconic actor-director of the 1950s and 1960s, was known for his introspective and melancholic on-screen persona. His tragic death in 1964, attributed to an overdose of sleeping pills, continues to be shrouded in mystery, with debates about whether it was an accident or suicide.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Bandit Queen" (1994): Director Shekhar Kapur's film "Bandit Queen," based on the life of Phoolan Devi, faced legal challenges and controversies for its explicit content and portrayal of violence. The film's release was delayed, and it sparked debates on artistic freedom and the depiction of real-life incidents.
- The alleged black magic practices in the film industry: Over the years, there have been rumors and claims of certain individuals in the film industry practicing black magic or being involved in occult practices. These rumors have fueled speculation and added an element of mystery to the industry.
- The alleged rivalry between Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar: Two legendary actors of the Indian film industry, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, were rumored to have a rivalry during their heyday. Reports suggested that their professional competition and different acting styles fueled tensions and strained relations between them.
- The controversial relationship between Kamal Haasan and Sarika: Actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika were in a live-in relationship for many years and had two children together. However, their relationship was marked by rumors of infidelity and personal differences, leading to a tumultuous and publicized separation.
- The controversy surrounding the film "Sins" (2005): Director Vinod Pande's film "Sins" faced severe criticism and opposition due to its explicit content and portrayal of taboo subjects like sex and religion. The film's release was marred by protests, bans, and legal battles, igniting debates on artistic freedom and censorship.
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I really like it so far. we've had a few rude people, but most of the customers seem nice. an older man told me he appreciated my tenacity at keeping the lobby carpet clean and one lady helped me clean some popcorn she spilled.
my only thing is that they threw me on cleaning by myself on my second day. idk if that's normal or if there was a scheduling error. I mean, I can handle it, but I had three drops (movies ending) at the same time with only ten minutes to clean all three auditoriums and I'm still not sure how they expected me to do that by myself.
I'm not trying to complain, though--I do like the job. I love the smells, the sounds, everyone coming in all dressed up and laughing. I love the food and all the different free drinks I get to try.
I even like the cleaning, not gonna lie. there's something aesthetically pleasing to me about the food boxes and ICEE cups and candy wrappers. it makes me nostalgic. is that weird? lol.
I tend to be an optimistic person, so while a lot of people would dread something like this or get tired of it quickly, I'm really loving it. I know it's not going to be sunshine and rainbows the whole time--just trying to look on the bright side. this is by FAR not the worst second day I've ever had at a job.
New to the community! (Apologies I had to edit and repost because I mistakenly used a blacklisted word)
Hi guys I just recently became very interested in collecting amiibo seriously and I was wondering if anyone has been down the path of getting 2 of each? After scrolling through amazon and seeing how insane prices become once amiibos leave circulation I’ve been thinking it might be worth my while to get 2 of each amiibo I get at store price while available (doing research to try to guess what will not be available in stores, i know there is risk and some will not end up being worth it). I know I would be mostly just spending money and holding on to boxes at first but since this is going to be a long term hobby it seems that it may be worth the investment. Also to clarify not looking to take all the amiibos and price gouge, just maybe get one extra to leave in the box and save for a few years and see if anything comes of it. Just curious if anyone else has done something similar and what their experience has been! Please let me know if this is not an appropriate discussion post I just joined today.
So in December of 2020, I was fully orphaned at the age of 22. After the dust settled from the funeral, the estate, and everything else… my father’s ashes were put into some pieces of jewelry.. and obviously the rest left for his urn. At the time my father was separated but not legally divorced from the woman who now has possession of the ashes. Due to his spontaneous and unpredictable death, there was really no will or anything set in place. Hence why were in probate, which was a nightmare. Aside from all the grief from that, the woman he was still legally married to has his ashes in a safety deposit box, and will NOT hand over any amount ashes to me or my sibling who are offspring from his past marriage with my, also, now deceased mother. So, I’m not sure the legality of things and what I am able to do to get these ashes for the peace of mind to me and my sibling. I understand since they were legally married, she was assigned “Head of Estate” and pretty much has control of anything that came from the probate process. But I feel as if I am deserving of having the honor to know my father’s ashes are protected and displayed out of love and respect. Is there anything I can do or pursue to obtain these ashes while causing the least amount of grief as possible? Thank you, All help is appreciated.
I’ve been looking at the Illumicase brand but just wanted to make sure there wasn’t anything better or somewhere I could buy local like hobby lobby or Michaels if they sell the same thing. Just looking for some opinions. Thanks!
So I haven't played 40k since 8th Edition. My friends and I backed away from the game towards the end of 8th and all of 9th. But we're getting back into it for 10th. I offloaded most of my 40k stuff but I still have my some of my bugs.
My local hobby shop has 2 boxes of gargoyles in stock. They're $45 on GW's site but the store is selling them for $38. I'm guessing they're stock left over from before the last price hike.
I'm thinking about grabbing them but I have no idea if they'll be worth using..
☆ Overview: https://imgur.com/a/HPI7Vtf
☆ New Slabbed/Graded Gold: https://imgur.com/a/t1Q9ljC
☆ New World Silver: https://imgur.com/a/XYLytwN
☆ New Unslabbed World Gold: https://imgur.com/a/cmXsKMK
☆ Japanese Tempo Era (1837-1858) Koban - JNDA Certified w/ Photo Verification in Official Display Book: https://imgur.com/a/7E6VJ5P
☆ PCGS & NGC Slabbed and Graded World Gold & Silver: https://imgur.com/a/q2YR7uu
Happy Memorial Day!!
Welcome to the show. Ive got lots of new historical gold and silver from all over the world. These posts take me forever to make so I hope you find something you like!!!
:::::::::: ☆ Japanese Tempo Era (1837-1858) 1 Ryō Koban in full original JNDA (Japanese Numismatic Dealers Association) certification of authenticity presentation booklet with photo verification: https://imgur.com/a/DaOS7PA
Japanese Tempo Era Koban - the tempo era coinage was not minted with the automated mass minting technology used in the west. Each one is individually made and each piece has distinct slightly unique details.
The JNDA is the gold standard (no pun intended) for Japanese numismatic certification
Displayed on the obverse are 4 stamps: a fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest
On the reverse there are 4 more stamps: a butter-fly-like signature, and the stamps of additional mint officials.
The Tempo Era variant available here is roughly 14k gold
• Total Weight = 11.2 g
• Metal Purity = 0.568 (56.8%) Au & 0.432 (43.2%) Ag
• Total Au & Ag = 0.205 ozt AGW & 0.156 ozt ASW
• Dimensions = 31mm x 59mm (L x W)
:::::::::: Japanese Tokugawa Shogunate (1838-1869) Pre-Yen Gold & Silver Rectangular Coinage: https://imgur.com/a/7nYDJeI
Japanese Tokugawa & Silver: https://imgur.com/a/7nYDJeI
) Kaei Isshugin (1853-1865) 1 Shu (Ag)
▪︎ 15mm x 9mm (L x W)
▪︎ 0.986 Fine Silver
▪︎ 1.87g Total Weight = (1.84g ASW)
▪︎ $20/ea ☆☆ 1 LEFT ☆☆
(QTY: 15) Japanese Tempo (1832-1858) 2 Shu (Electrum: Au & Ag) SOLD
13mm x 7.5mm (L x W)
0.298 Au & 0.702 Ag - (Fine Au / Ag)
1.64g Total Weight = (0.49g AGW & 1.15g ASW)
$60/ea ☆☆ ALL 2 SHU SOLD OUT ☆☆
) Japanese Ansei (1859-1868) 1 Bu (Ag)~~ SOLD
0.873 Fine Silver
23mm x 16.5mm (L x W)
8.62g Total Weight = (7.53g ASW)
$35/ea ☆☆ ALL 1 BU SOLD ☆☆
) Japanese Meiji (1868-1869) 2 Bu - Electrum (Au/Ag Alloy)
• 19mm x 12.5mm (L x W)
• 0.223 Au & 0.777 Ag - (Fine Au / Ag)
• 3g Total Weight = (0.67g Au & 2.33g Ag)
• $95/ea ☆☆ 6 LEFT ☆☆
:::::::::: Graded & Slabbed World Gold & Silver: https://imgur.com/a/q2YR7uu
☆ NGC AU55 1850-M CL Spanish Doblón 100 Reales - Isabel II - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.2412 ozt AGW - 22mm Diameter - Casa de la Moneda - Madrid Mint
☆ $620 + Shipping
☆ PCGS SP68 1974 Monaco 5 Francs - Rainier III - Special Strike Pattern Coin - Piefort (Double Thickness - Hefty Chunk of Gold) - Extremely Rare: 250 Total Mintage - 0.920 Fine Gold - 1.1713 ozt AGW - PCGS SP68 1974 Monaco Gold 5 Francs - Piefort Pattern Coin - Extremely Rare - 250 Total Minted https://imgur.com/a/jmYKrv2
☆ $2450 + Shipping
☆ NGC MS64 1913-S Finland 20 Markkaa - 0.900 fine gold - 0.1867 AGW - NGC MS64 1913 Finland 20 Markkaa https://imgur.com/a/SL70U85
☆ $599 + Shipping
☆ NGC MS64 1952 Bolivia 7g 10 Bolivianos - 22mm Diameter - 0.900 fine gold - 0.2251 ozt AGW - NGC MS64 1952 Bolivia 7g Boliviano https://imgur.com/a/DfRrc7G
☆ $565 + Shipping
☆ PCGS AU53 1876-F Kingdom of Württemberg 20 Marks - Karl I - 0.900 fine gold - 0.2305 AGW - PCGS AU53 1876 Württemberg 20 Marks - https://imgur.com/a/6TNuKHP
☆ $579 + Shipping
☆ NGC MS65 YR70 (1981) Taiwan 1000 Yuan - 0.900 fine gold - 0.4807 AGW - https://imgur.com/a/Rckl2PE
☆ $1075 + Shipping
NGC VF BYZANTINE GLOBULAR SOLIDUS - HERACLIUS + HER. CONSTANTINE
NGC MS63 1853 California Gold coin/token - Coat of Arms "Eureka" Wreath #5 - 11.8mm
:::::::::: Unslabbed World Gold: https://imgur.com/a/e9z7PyM
☆ (QTY: 4) USA Pre-33 $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagles - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.1209 ozt AGW - 18mm Diameter - Only Incuse Coin in US History:
▪︎ 1908 - $409
▪︎ 1910 - $419
▪︎ 1913 - $419
▪︎ 1915 - $419
1) Tunisian 10 Francs - Ali III - LMU Standard 10 Unit Gold - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.0933 ozt AGW - 19mm Diameter - Minted while Tunisia was a French Protectorate - Only LMU Gold Minted in Arabic & Only LMU Gold Minted for Circulation on African Continent:
1891 - $279 SOLD
▪︎ 1891 - $279
☆ (QTY: 2) French 10 Francs - Marianne Rooster (Coq) - LMU Standard 10 Unit Gold - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.0933 ozt AGW - 19mm Diameter:
▪︎ 1901 - $259
▪︎ 1911 - $254
☆ (QTY: 2) 1972 Malta 5M£ - First Gold Coin Minted for the Fully Sovereign Republic of Malta - Extremely Shiny Prooflike Mirror Finish - 0.916 Fine Gold - 0.0884 ozt AGW - 20mm Diameter - Scarce - Total Mintage of 15,000 - Obverse Shows Islands of Malta - Reverse Shows Original Malta Coat of Arms: CoA is supported on each side by a Lampuki fish - one holding a palm branch (victory) and one holding an olive branch (peace). Additionally, there are waves/ripples surrounding the base of the emblem:
☆ 1795-M MF Spain 4 Escudos - Carlos IIII (IV) - Large diameter and heavy w/ satisfying hand feel - 0.875 Fine Gold - 0.3809 ozt AGW - 30mm Diameter - Real Casa de la Moneda - Madrid Mint
☆ $995 + Shipping
☆ 1811 French 40 Francs - Napoleon I [Ex-Jewelry] - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.3734 ozt AGW - 26mm Diameter - First Version Stating "Empire Français" instead of "Republique Français" - LMU Au Standard 40 Francs
☆ $839 + Shipping
☆ 1893 British Half Sovereign - Queen Victoria w/ Veil - 0.917 Fine Gold - 0.1177 ozt AGW - 19.3 mm Diameter - First Year & Low Mintage - https://imgur.com/a/Ab2KSnp
☆ $269 + Shipping
1882-H Newfoundland 2 Dollars : Two Hundred Cents : One Hundred Pence - Young Queen Victoria - Only Newfoundland gold circulation coin - Mintage of 25,000 - 0.917 Fine Gold - 0.0981ozt AGW - https://imgur.com/a/UR1n2ns
$420 + Shipping SOLD
:::::::::: World Silver: https://imgur.com/a/XYLytwN
]~~ ALL 10F HERCULES ARE SOLD
(1964-1973) French 10 Francs - Hercules - Reissue of the same design and with the same coin specs of the famous LMU silver (1848-1849) French 2nd Republic 5 Francs - Hercules designed by Augustin Dupré. Very similar in size and silver content to a US pre-65 silver dollar (Peace, Morgan, etc). Excellent Condition, proof like mirror finish. Super shiny - 0.900 Fine Silver - 0.7234 ozt ASW - 37mm Diameter
(5+) $29/ea ALL 10F HERCULES ARE SOLD
(QTY: 14)** George V & George VI 1 Schillings - 0.500 Fine Silver - 0.091 ozt ASW - 23.5mm Diameter ALL SILVER SCHILLINGS ARE SOLD
(QTY: 7)** George V - 4th Type - English Crest - **$5/ea
(QTY: 3)** George VI English Crest - **$6/ea
(QTY: 4)** George VI- Scottish Crest - **$7/ea ☆☆☆ Buy All 14 - $75 ☆☆☆ ALL SILVER SCHILLINGS ARE SOLD
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