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"I think I've lived long enough to see competitive Counter-Strike as we know it, kill itself." Summary of Richard Lewis' stream (Long)
I want to preface that the contents of this post is for informational purposes. I do not condone or approve of any harassments or witch-hunting or the attacking of anybody.
Richard Lewis recently did a stream talking about the terrible state of CS esports and I thought it was an important stream anyone who cares about the CS community should listen to. Vod Link here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/830415547 I realize it is 3 hours long so I took it upon myself to create a list of interesting points from the stream so you don't have to listen to the whole thing, although I still encourage you to do so if you can. I know this post is still long but probably easier to digest, especially in parts. Here is a link to my raw notes if you for some reason want to read through this which includes some omitted stuff. It's in chronological order of things said in the stream and has some time stamps. https://pastebin.com/6QWTLr8T
"The last month has convinced me, that we are going to be heading into a dark place for Counter-Strike esports in 2021."
"I think I've seen the scene essentially kill itself."
"For the past 5 to 6 years, we've basically been in a holding pattern of people coming into our game wanting to run it, wanting to run all of the esports and wanting to profiteer and its been sort of a concerted effort to drive them off and push them away."
"We're spread way too thin."
"If Riot don't get involved and stop the scumbags that have moved over to Valorant from getting their feet under the table, Valorant is going to have real problems."
RL thinks too much has happened all at once for us to do anything except watch it play out, like:
Recent CSPPA strike against BLAST
ESIC failures and them not being supported enough
Teams cheating i.e. coaches/bugs
Widespread match fixing
"People who try to hold bubble events are so incompetent and fuck up and people get the 'rona and its their fault."
"People who say Flashpoint is a bubble is full of shit and is a lie and people are now suffering for that lie."
"To save money they let people go home and break the bubble for a week."
"Not just Flashpoint peoples decision, they have a partner that handles the production." (hinting FACEIT)
"People are trapped in hotels essentially under house arrest because of COVID restrictions and has fucked peoples lives up."
"It's all too much, all of this incompetence, all of this greed, maybe we ride it out."
RL says he has talked to the Riot devs (the ones working on Valorant) and says, "They are so cognizant of all the fuck ups and all the problems we have in Counter-Strike."
He continues to say that this is factored into their business plan and that we never had a competitor, but just so happens to have one coincide, when we are at our worst.
CSPPA - Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association
"Who does this union really fucking serve?"
RL believes that the CSPPA is a mockery.
He points out the hypocrisy that they wouldn't strike for the pros who were kicked out of ESL Pro League, or for Jamppi or dream3r.
He also says ESL paid CSPPA and are racketeering and many other TOs have to pay them to get their "seal of approval"
He says they would strong-arm TOs saying "well if you don't give us the money, these guys are so we'll just have to commit to playing their event."
Also points out that they will strike against a competitor they are not in agreement with (Flashpoint)
RL: "It's what it says about every other time you haven't done it and it's about every time you don't do it now moving forward." "The issues they've chosen to ignore this year alone are embarrassing."
Then he points out that there was no strike for Valve qualifiers even if we have no major but Jamppi and dream3r can't play in them.
"and Valve have said 'Oh yeah we know actually their stories are accurate, Jamppi didn't cheat, now in a legally binding document. Yep dream3r did have his account hacked in a LAN café', but they still can't play. Where is the fucking solidarity? Gone. Doesn't exist. It's not important [because] it doesn't affect you." "That's what the union does right now, it looks after all the tier 1 people."
He says the CSPPA doesn't represent all players all the time and has driven a divide where you have the haves and have-nots
"We have a tier of players that operate with impunity and do not help their tier 2 or tier 3 players out at all." "If you are not a tier 1 player you do not matter, they don't event ask your opinion."
He tells chrisJ to admit and own the fact that the reason he didn't speak up during the ESL Pro League debacle is because it didn't affect him
"They are looking after some players at the expense of other players. How the fuck is that a union?"
He says the BLAST situation is a reasonable dispute and supports the players but is not the right time for a strike and have not even identified the correct enemy
He thinks players are lashing out now due to previous incidents and are upset that BLAST are working with ESIC
He stated that CSPPA shouldn't beefing with ESIC and they should be working in harmony
He says what they need to do is talk with the teams/organizations that have sold that right to BLAST
RL: "Your employers, the people who pay you that massive exorbitant salaries, when you don't stream and you don't do interviews and you offer no value beyond your ability to click heads and you get 25k dollars a month." "Why don't you talk to them about it? Oh right. You're happy to take away BLAST's paper, but you don't want to risk your own."
"I am seeing such unbelievable cowardice from the players here with the battles you choose."
"Where was the strike action when in the qualifiers for the world championship, there were teams and players engaged in huge conflicts of interest?" "Where was the strike action when your image rights were taken and sold to every league you've ever been in every union type organization you've ever been associated with like, WESA, to your org every time you sign a contract, to the leagues you play in."
"Your image rights are essentially worthless now, there's about 10 fucking separate parties that have them, and how many of them are giving you anything for it? Not much pretty much your org by the way."
"That's a big issue. Your image is you, your image is your brand. What are you doing about that? Nothing."
He is also angry at SirScoots who is "popping off" at people on Twitter who all want the same thing, which is 'A unified Counter-Strike scene for everybody, that works for everybody, that has a sustained ecosystem that nourishes everybody.' "We don't have that now."
He also says their rankings are a joke
"Just so happened, oh look TACO, that very important prominent member of the board, we pushed his team artificially up when they weren't even in the fucking top 20, not by a long shot."
He also says the ineptitude of the CSPPA cost Flashpoint a monitor sponsor
"Is it really a player association or is it like a fucking agency at this point"
ESIC - Esports Integrity Commission
"They have been put in an impossible position."
RL says that Ian Smith, the founder of ESIC and who was done work in mainstream sports, is a good and honorable man who has dedicated his life to integrity and sports. He takes on both sides, ensuring match fixers are punished, but also doing appeals and ensuring those punishments were fair.
"ESIC is a tiny organization" and are in need of money, "They didn't run a grift like the CSPPA did."
"Saying 'you want our support and you want the players to turn up you better pay us.' They don't do that."
"Had startup seed money from MTG and since then they've been pecking shit with the hens."
Ian Smith made sure that the money given by MTG (Modern Times Group, parent company of ESL, ESEA, DreamHack) was nothing more than startup money and wouldn't be in debt to them
Ian Smith sat down with other TO's not part of MTG and wanted to partner with them. They declined and called ESIC "ESL spies and we will never align ourselves with you"
"They only were just able to afford, hiring a PR guy on a full time salary to deal with the press and send out those releases you've seen, this year."
"They have a tiny group of staff investigating these things and they have taken on the biggest problems in our scene: the cheating, the match fixing."
ESIC have had "unprecedented levels of cheating to deal with, because there's something wrong with our scene ever since we went online. There's something wrong with it, everyone's lost their fucking pride and self-respect and they got no passion for it anymore, so they think fuck it, what's in it for me?"
He calls out coaches who are talking about players rights when they would rob and steal from them.
Also says more coaches being banned are coming
He also points out flaws in community's reaction to the punishments to coaches bans: "Half of the cunts still have jobs and some of the cunts got new jobs. We didn't even shun the cheating coaches."
ESIC have "found I think another 2 or 3 exploits like that one and they are investigating them all right now, it's going on right now."
"I know that there are going to be more names getting banned, again."
"So they're doing that on a skeleton crew while, investigating 3 continents worth of match fixing in MDL and semi-pro level CS." "They're doing this with half a dozen people." "They don't have any money or any help. People barely even fucking cooperate with them, they are treated like pariahs. It's ridiculous."
"Why are the CSPPA popping off at ESIC on my Twitter timeline, when you should be working together." "because its all about what's in it in for me." "2020, the online era of CS: 'What is in it for me?' How can I cheat, how can I get my paper, how can I bleed this scene one last time before I fuck off and play shooty shooty bang bang Riot Games babys first fps."
RL says that in the CIS region, teams have gone to tournaments and have been eliminated multiple times by the same team. We found out they were cheating and those players who lost, have been cut from their roster, careers ended because of cheaters.
"They're all at it in the online era, they're all at it, they're all cheating, they're all using exploits, probably that see through smoke bug got used a bunch of times"
RL talks about how there is no integrity from dead (the player), always denying when caught doing something
On the topic of 'BLAST never said we couldn't stream snipe': "Lies, BLAST never said you could do that, they had to sort of retcon it." "because what happened after that they fucking started snitching and squealing"
"Suddenly you had like, 10 of the top 15 teams in the world, staring into the abyss of being banned for 6-12 months in line with ESIC recommendations."
He says that ESIC was put in a tough situation and couldn't enforce the bans because it would have resulted in killing CS. What resulted was, BLAST, ESIC, and teams came together and gave them a warning and told them, in RL's words "don't do this again or you're gonna get got."
He then says the top teams brushed this off and didn't give a fuck
The new MiBR team playing Flashpoint, that wasn't involved in the previous incidents are doing it again (stream sniping). He gave credit to Flashpoint for the quick resolution and punishment and respect for cogu's response to the situation.
"ESIC came out and said, once more, 'Guys, zero tolerance from now on.'" RL then got upset at community's reaction calling ESIC "pussies" for their non enforcement and said if we want competitive CS we cant ban the top 10 teams.
He points out how players have no integrity and will do anything for an edge as long as they won't get detected or banned or it's within a grey area.
"All of this shit was mad avoidable, even in the pandemic era."
He talks about why aren't we filming them. Why aren't there representatives for leagues and tournaments making sure players aren't cheating?
"How many years have we let our scene be fucking pillaged by these greedy cunts?" "We just let it happen."
RL says that gambling and skins betting which existed in moderation was "accelerated and blown up by the Call of Duty greedy fucks."
"Never forget TmarTn was on the board of EnVyUs." "His website, CSGOLotto, they had a bunch of off-the-books sponsorships." "NBK promoted them. People forget."
"Those people who had access to the skins, go to the players" "Even people like s1mple, best player in the world, even he scammed knives and skins off fucking fans."
Owners of skin casino sites would approach pros and lend them skins to use in tournaments and possibly keep them after reaching a deal
Players would tip off inside info about matches and teams in exchange for skins. Info such as: roster changes, how they played in scrims
They would use this info to bet and subvert the odds on their sites. "That happened religiously, I can't even tell you how many times it happened."
"I had access to the biggest database of information, from an inside betting circle in NA, and it would take information and screenshots from other pro players, who were feeding them info in exchange for money or skins."
"Some of these players are still playing." "Incredibly, there are players still in the CSPPA today, complaining about the BLAST recordings, that were embroiled in this murky shit back then."
RL also says that there were tournaments where teams contrived with each other, who should throw, who should win.
"There's a handful of people that are trying to fucking clean it up, and you think you get something over the line and you see something like the CSPPA and it's run by corrupt fucking chuckle heads, and now you've got another corrupt body you have to fight on a fucking daily basis, it's demoralizing."
"It's too far gone. Our entire semi-professional scene is compromised."
"It's rife guys, I'm not going to lie any more. It's not just China, it's not just Russia, it's here, it's NA, it's Europe, it's Australia, so much more than you think, so much more than we can prove."
"I get sent chat logs all the time […] and they're morons, these players, short-sighted, amateur, morons and they're doing it on WhatsApp." People would get cut from the bets because they want to make more money, then they leak the logs. He says, from the chat logs, they spread "little" bets across every site they can (400 to 1k dollars) to prevent shifting odds
He says the scumbags who've fucked off to Valorant will do the same there if Riot doesn't do something and says Valorant "is an esports scene heading for a very early fall based on the sheer volume of scumbags that are already there."
"That's tier 2 CS in a nutshell these days. They know they're never going to play in a major, so what's the punishment?"
"All of these tier 2 fucks that are fixing games now they are like the fucking mafia compared to iBuyPower" "These guys are working with organized criminals to fix entire seasons worth of games. That's what's going on in your tier 2 CS."
"I'm literally being told that there are players fixing games at all levels of Chinese esports and motherfuckers with guns are turning up to team houses and stuff."
"Everyone in NA has left we've lost a continents worth of support during this pandemic and Valve haven't said a fucking word."
RL says the Call of Duty "goblins" that destroyed CS for years are the same people who are now trying to leave CS. "The nerve to treat a game where the fans, and the community, and the TO's were nothing but good to you." "To just kick the players out now and go and leave and say 'It just doesn't make financial sense.' Oh you'll slither back when we have a major though for them stickers won't you."
There's a cascading effect in NA where people don't bother with CS anymore and people like Chaos suffer.
He says NA team owners are incompetent for always wanting it easy and always wanting a guarantee on their investment without skill or nuance.
RL says he would be able to market a team correctly and would have a good ROI and also points out how TSM wouldn't even be bothered to tweet that their team, which was one of the best in the world, was playing at the Major.
He also says not all NA owners are like that, compliments and respects Jason Lake who nearly lost everything to keep Complexity going.
He then calls out the incompetence in Infinite Esports when they acquired OpTic Gaming and bought an Indian CS team.
He says HECZ is not to blame here and that they couldn't tell forsaken was cheating when it was so obvious.
They measured his reaction time to the likes of dev1ce and s1mple
When an enemy showed up on his screen he won that duel something like 44% of the time
"was like the number 1 player in the world statistically"
He brought a laptop to their bootcamp and refused to use the high end PCs that hey provided
He respects Andy Miller (NRG CEO) and HECZ but says that the attitude of not being able to easily monetize their teams is "piss weak" and there needs to be a risk.
He says Chaos EC shouldn't be cutting their roster and should be competent enough to be able to figure out how to make money off their team.
He says there are still opportunities in NA and people are panicking and pulling out, and says Valorant will be the same if not worse.
He also says "bums" who couldn't even get out of groups in NA competitions, are making crazy money in Valorant and says it will continue to inflate.
He also said that he heard rumors that EG (Evil Geniuses) are done.
He also thinks that the rumors of a Valve franchised league from before was sparked up from "these lazy fabled weak NA fucking team owners basically trying to see if Valve would bite at the hook if it was dangled and they didn't"
Slasher says NA team owners are really in favor of franchised leagues because they want to make more money. "Most of the powerful team owners right now are on board with ditching this third party organization structure, or they are trying to play this power politics with all the TOs, and that is contributing to a lot of the problems there"
RL says that Riot has proved they can run a franchised league (LCS) and will be profitable in 2021 which is what a lot of team owners care about and says the competition will only serve to snatch people away from CS.
RL continues to say, "I am so sick and tired of what we have done to this scene, I am just exhausted with it." "I think we have legitimately fucked it, I really think we have. I think we're staring into almost like a CGS (Championship Gaming Series) wasteland in NA." "Counter-Strike esports is a fucking joke."
"TO's have treated CS talent like absolute human garbage for years now."
RL says that people like Sean Gares and ddk switching over to Valorant isn't for financial reasons because they are making less over there.
He points out that TO's can't even give talent a 3 month in advance calendar.
Because of the pandemic TO's won't hire certain people and some people are working more hours for the same money.
He says we as a community don't respect journalists enough which is why we don't have good journalists.
He also says DeKay is leaving the scene soon and that Thorin is close to leaving also
He says he had to talk a caster down from quitting and was struggling to find reasons.
He says that DreamHack told Vince they would hire him but not if he wants to stick with dusT and says that this is the norm in esports. "Constant leveraging of people against each other." and says this is why we don't have a talent union.
New gen casters are getting put into shit situations and the community's reaction to them is adding fuel to the fire
He says the reason Moses left was because of the terrible conditions
He says that Anders had to constantly leave his family and kid because someone fucked up or broke promises and had to constantly tell his kid to their face that "daddy can't be home this weekend."
He says that esports has always been a lie to sell you this dream, "Meanwhile there's about 2% of the cunts getting all the checks."
"Anything that Riot does, is better than Valve's inaction"
Slasher says that the larger aspect of esports as a whole compared to other entertainment mediums and Valve's lack of inattention are the bigger problems. He continues saying that the fact that Valve let their game be ran as an esport, they need to take on the responsibilities of it.
Both Slasher and RL wants Valve to take control but not on the level of Riot Games, there needs to be a balance.
In case it was ever a question: Gabe Newell has been to 0 CSGO Majors.
RL calls Valve out saying they could have done something during the gambling era.
He says Valve used to come to the majors, but doesn't think they do anymore.
RL had met with Valve at the Cluj-Napoca Major and had tried to appeal iBP's indefinite punishment and had also gave Brax's life story:
A recent family member passed away, they had lost a lot of income, they had to live in trailer, iBuyPower did not pay any salaries, and was pressured by family to make money who didn't support his career.
RL said that Valve told him, "How dare you try and make us feel guilty." "We shouldn't feel bad about enforcing the only thing that matters that we need to make players afraid of: cheating and match fixing"
RL also tried to share other info about match fixing and nothing came of it
RL points out that Source 2 or a new engine is not something you will want based on the experience of transitioning from CS 1.6 to CS:S. "Valve's track record with brand new engines being launched, not fucking great from what I remember."
Slasher says "If there is anything the community should do, is pressure Valve to hire a community manager."
They say that we need a commissioner, a community manager (not the person who runs the Twitter who posts memes all day), then we need to have a circuit
RL reiterates that Valve doesn't care about CS esports and says they need to change the culture at Valve to make them care about CS esports
Slasher says a systemic problem is making it so working on CSGO would be a bad decision for you as an employee for Valve
He also hasn't talked to Valve in ages and have sent over bugs and cheats and doesn't get emails back anymore
Slasher says we should be directing attention at the developer leads, pointing out Ido Magal, if he even is still the project lead
RL thinks that Ido and Brian are the only people that "vaguely even give a fuck about CS" and were the only people that RL recalled that actually read Reddit and paid attention from time to time
"It is really fucking precarious. Somebody has got to step the fuck up and start giving a shit"
Slasher suggests org owners, with CSPPA, with ESIC, with TOs have a concerted effort against Valve
"Riot Games are doing better things than Valve in the esports space" which is something RL didn't think he'd say.
"People who used to be talent, working with unions, arguing with other talent, when the unions fucked them over, can't understand their perspective, TOs fucking over broadcast talent, broadcast talent wanting to leave and go and work for orgs, orgs having no money, Valve might take coaches away because all the coaches are cheating, ESIC has about 4 people in a fucking call doing the investigations, everyone thinks they're spies for ESL, ESL are just the evil fucking overlords wanting to rule the scene and will just somehow, like cockroaches outliving a nuclear bomb, and Valve are in a fucking holiday in Hawaii thinking about the next Dota character because they don't give a fuck about us."
"We've peaked. If we want to sustain and exist, now is the time to figure it out. No esports lasts as long as this, we've already done 8 years. We've already broke the records. We have got to figure out a way to coexist and drive the negative forces out and we need to do it as a collective and we're not doing that."
RL compared the Counter-Strike scene to the people on the Titanic who ran around with guns robbing people while the boat was sinking.
"We have given up on being a respectable esports scene." "We are now a conduit to make money for those who want to just milk it, just have one last ride, one last roll of the dice. It's done." "What a fucking mess. What have we done to our fucking scene?"
"There's just too much self-interest driving all of this." "I don't see a way we stop the dominoes." "When it's that bad, when there's that many dishonest people that ESIC have to come out and say that if we punish them all there's no one left. What does that tell you?"
"How many opportunities have we had to clean house? How many times have we said, 'this must never happen again', and another scandal." "The entire skins betting operations was the biggest criminal conspiracy in esports ever executed and no one has been punished for it." "The people who could be driving that don't want to."
"Right now people are fans of those organizations because the scene has value. It is worth being a fan of Astralis because they are excellent at Counter-Strike. It is worth being a fan of s1mple because he is the best player in Counter-Strike, maybe the exception of ZywOo. If the scene is devalued, if the scene loses its meaning, those things lose its meaning too, and people will leave, people will stop tuning into the games. I have seen it happen in multiple esports, this is not my first time at the rodeo. I am getting big Brood War vibes right now and I don't like it."
"The role you play in all of this as fans, as viewers, as listeners, as consumers of esports content, it's absolutely imperative that you know who the good guys are. It's absolutely imperative that you use your voice. It's absolutely imperative that when things are bad, you know who, at least, is trying to make them good, and you have to apply your criticism to the right targets."
He continues saying it's no good in continuing to attack ESIC and saying how they are bad, ESIC have it hard
He says CSPPA are on the right side of the argument on BLAST but have been on the wrong side of many arguments many times.
"If you are not willing to stand along side the weakest member of the union, with the least amount of influence, and the least amount of power, then it is not a union at all and you shouldn't pose as one." "You wanna serve a bunch of special interest do it, everyone else in esports fucking does, but do not pose as something you are not." "We love the players. I've been fighting for players rights for as long as I've been able to, but the CSPPA is not what we needed."
"They are not applying the pressure to the right people, they are not fighting the right battles, they are not helping their weaker members."
He says what orgs have done by keeping or hiring coaches is bad. "When you give up on holding an appreciable standard, you've lost the scene" "Competition matters, rules matter, punishments matter, achievements matter, excellence matters" "If you start stripping that away, you have nothing" "You guys need to take that knowledge and apply it sensibly."
"Valve has sold you all down the river, they sold everyone in the esports scene down the river, tournament organizers are selling their talent down the river. Don't hate on them for sounding tired after a 16 hour day. Don't hate on them because the hype for a matchup they've seen for the 20th time in the past 3 months, they can't be as excited or it sounds contrived. Support your guys, they're there for you, these are your people."
"This community has got to start acting like one for the first fucking time. Just put the petty shit away, let's try and fix this fucking scene while we still have one to save."
"You can't rely on Valve, you can't rely on ESL, you can't rely on the CSPPA, you can't rely on anyone." "Once again, it's gonna be the likes of us, the amateurs, the people who give a fuck, rolling up our sleeves and grafting." "I'm old and tired and I don't want to have to do it again. People need to pick up the torch and do it."
"Like Michal did, like Dudenhoeffer did. You see something wrong, fix it. You see somebody doing something wrong, call it out. If you think something could be better, let people know."
"Vote with your wallets if you're not happy with the direction Valve goes in. If when we do get to the Major, they serve up another subpar, same old bullshit stickers and signatures package again, do not buy it."
"You're a powerful block and if you use it correctly we can fucking avert this disaster."
"I'm not doing another year in this broken, bust-up fucking scene, where everyone is miserable, everyone is broke, everyone is tired, and everyone is trying to fucking rob everyone else, blind, while the fucking people who are meant to be protecting you, are just fucking enhancing it and lining their own pockets."
"I'm not doing it anymore and you shouldn't want to do it either."
"I stand by every fucking thing I said. I mean it, because this game fucking matters to me, this scene fucking matters to me. I put my life into this, my adult life, and to see it in this state is fucking sad."
Stokes's Bristol Nightclub incident in detail (From: The Comeback Summer by Geoff Lemon)
IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a place where misadventure could begin, you can’t go past Mbargo. The nightclub’s streetfront is painted a purple so bright you’ll see it in your dreams. Strings of giant sequins shimmer in the breeze. Its phonically inventive name is spelt in silver letters that climb its three-storey terrace facade. Inside are strips of burning neon, a few booths, floorboards so marinated in drink that they have an ingredients list. Bristol is a student city on England’s south coast crowded with music and nightlife and street art. This is Banksy’s home town, and the tourism board suggests in rather strong terms that ‘you would be a fool not to see his amazing work firsthand’. The same organisation describes Mbargo as ‘intimate’, which is fair for a place where you can catch an STI standing up. Students cram into its modest dimensions while people with names like DJ Klaud battle for billing with £1.50 drink deals over seven sloppy nights a week. To get a sense of the story about to come, consider that it’s the kind of place open until two o’clock on a Monday morning, and that at two o’clock on a Monday morning, Ben Stokes still thought it had closed too early. The Ashes of 2017–18 had disciplinary bookends. It was after that series that Australia’s two leaders went off the rails in South Africa. It was a few weeks before that Ashes tour that England’s biggest star windmilled his way into his own disaster. In the early hours of 25 September 2017, Stokes and teammate Alex Hales were barred from re-entering Mbargo after a night out on the piss. A Sunday thrashing of an abject West Indies in an ignored series at the fag-end of the season apparently required ample celebration. After arguing with the bouncer and hanging about at the door for a while, they wandered off to find a casino in the hope of more drinking. They’d barely made it around the corner before getting in the middle of a conflict between four locals. As is said on the internet, it escalated quickly. The 26 September reporting was bloodless. Withholding names, police stated that a man ‘was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm’ while another went to hospital with facial injuries. England’s director of cricket Andrew Strauss separately confirmed that Stokes was the arrestee, adding that he had been released without charge and that Hales had gamely offered to ‘help police with their enquiries’. Administrators had a good chance of hiding behind that investigation, and the next day Stokes was named in the upcoming Ashes squad as expected. But that night the video emerged. Bristol student Max Wilson had shot it on his phone, then offered it to The Sun. What he thought was playing hardball was actually lowball: his opening price of £3000 was snapped up by a tabloid that would have paid ten times that. The Sun went on to make a mint by syndicating the rights worldwide. From a window above the fray, the vision showed six men on the street below performing the muddled choreography of a melee. One was right at the centre of it. One was waving a bottle, one dipped in and out, one tried to calm it. Two others floated around the edges. The central figure was unmistakable: red hair burning even in the streetlight as he launched into a series of blows against two of the men, falling to grapple with them on the ground, then following both across the street, swinging punches the whole way. Hales trailed behind, repeatedly and impotently shouting ‘Stokes! Stop! Stokes! Enough!’ The ECB could fudge issues that existed only in thickets of legalese, but not those captured in moving colour. Stokes was stood down from the next West Indies match, then suspended indefinitely. It emerged that he had broken his hand during the fight, something he’d done twice before while punching objects in dressing rooms. The response in Australia was fierce: Stokes was a thug, a lowlife, a selection that would disgrace England. It was not entirely coincidental that a ban for England’s best player would be handy for the Aussie team, but there was also a cultural split. In England, plenty of people still minimise pub fights as lads letting off steam. In Australia, heavy media coverage as a succession of young men were killed had inverted that tolerance. The discourse now saw any punch as potentially deadly and accordingly reckless. This was more poignant in a cricket context given that David Hookes, the dashing Test batsman and state coach, was killed in 2004 by a pub bouncer’s fist. The PR situation was bad for Stokes as details emerged of the injuries to the men he’d hit, and that one was a young war veteran and father. Stokes wasn’t officially removed from the Ashes squad through October but stayed behind when his teammates left, hoping for police to dismiss the matter in time for a late dash to Australia. His annual contract was renewed on the due date in case that came to pass. Then 29 October brought a twist in the tale. ‘Ben Stokes praised by gay couple after defending them from homophobic thugs,’ ran the headline. Kai Barry and Billy O’Connell had emerged. Not entirely out of nowhere: while Stokes had made no public comment, this story in his defence had initially been leaked to TV host Piers Morgan after the fight, as soon as the video appeared. Police body-camera footage played in court would later show that Stokes had given the same story to the arresting officer on the night. But no-one knew the identities of the fifth and sixth men in the video, and police appeals had turned up nothing. It was The Sun again with the breakthrough. Kai and Billy were perfect for a readership not keen on nuance. ‘We couldn’t believe it when we found out they were famous cricketers. I just thought Ben and Alex were quite hot, fit guys,’ said Kai, who was memorably described as a ‘former House of Fraser sales assistant’. The paper had the pair do a full photo shoot: layering the fake tan, showing off chest waxes, mixing Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton into a range of outfits. Their best shot had them standing back to back, heads turned to the camera, in a mirror-image Zoolander moment. Suddenly The Sun was the England team’s best friend. ‘Their claims could lead to the all-rounder being cleared over the punch-up and freed to play in the First Test in Australia next month,’ it gushed, then gave a tasting platter of quotes: ‘We were so grateful to Ben for stepping in to help. He was a real hero.’ ‘If Ben hadn’t intervened it could have been a lot worse for us.’ ‘We could’ve been in real trouble. Ben was a real gentleman.’ Would it be known forever as Kai and Billy’s Ashes? No. While the Bristol boys provided spin for Stokes’ reputation they didn’t influence the police. With charges still pending there was little choice – not given Strauss had previously sacked Kevin Pietersen for being annoying. Stokes remained suspended through the Ashes and a one-day series in Australia, and lost the vice-captaincy. It was January 2018 before the Crown Prosecution Service laid a charge. That charge surprisingly came in as affray, a crime that can carry prison time but is classified as ‘a breach of the peace as a result of disorderly conduct’. The men he had punched, Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, faced the same count, charged as equal participants in a fight rather than Stokes being charged with assaulting them. Alex Hales was not charged, despite being seen in the video to aim several kicks when Ryan Ali was lying on the ground. Given the underwhelming standing of the offence, Stokes was cleared by the ECB to tour New Zealand, and kept playing until his trial in August 2018, which he missed a Test to attend. None of the three defendants would be convicted. The reasoning behind the charges was never released and was attributed vaguely to ‘CPS lawyers’. The service gave the case to Alison Morgan, a prosecutor of a class known as Treasury Counsel who usually handle serious criminal matters. Morgan had a scheduling clash and never ended up court for the case, but in 2018 and 2019 she would go on to win damages and admissions of libel from The Daily Mail, The Times and The Daily Telegraph variously for incorrectly reporting that she had been responsible for the inadequate and inconsistent charging decisions. Morgan’s successor on the case was Nicholas Corsellis QC, who on the first day of trial was permitted by the CPS to request two assault charges be added against Stokes. ‘Upon further review,’ claimed a CPS statement, ‘we considered that additional assault charges would also be appropriate.’ This was patent nonsense from the service that eight months earlier had chosen the lesser charge. Any lawyer knows that no judge will allow new charges once a trial has begun, because the defence hasn’t had time to prepare. But such a request could deflect criticism of the prosecution service by technically making the judge the one who disallows the charge. Working through the story from the trial and the tape is complicated. You had a Ryan and a Ryan, a Hale and a Hales, a Billy and a Barry and a Ben. You had several versions of events as to who knew whom, who was drinking with whom, who had insulted whom and who had merely engaged in ‘banter’, a word that in modern Britain has to do an unconscionable amount of lifting. The reporting had constantly mixed up the Ryans as to who had which injury, who was in hospital, who had played which part in the fight, and whose mum had which stern words to say about it. Let’s agree that from now Ryan Ali is Ryan One, the firefighter who ended up with a fractured eye socket and a cracked tooth. Ryan Two can be Ryan Hale, the soldier who scored concussion and facial lacerations. Mr Barry and Mr O’Connell are best known per The Sun as Kai and Billy. In scorecard parlance we’ll leave the cricketers as Stokes and Hales. Amid the confusion, Stokes and his lawyers built his case in a straightforward way. The UK legal definition of affray is ‘if a person threatens or uses unlawful violence or force towards another person, which causes another person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for their safety’. That means it doesn’t account for violence that harms a target, but violence that might frighten a theoretical bystander. The wiggle room for Stokes was with ‘unlawful’, because the charge excuses violence in defending oneself or others. This interpretation hinged on the beginning of the video, where Ryan One waves a beer bottle about and takes a swing at Kai. The version from Stokes was that he was minding his own business walking down the street when he heard homophobic abuse. He intervened verbally and was threatened verbally by Ryan One – something that Ryan One denied but that couldn’t be proved or disproved. In fear for his safety Stokes had to nullify that threat by bashing Ryan One before it went the other way. He registered Ryan Two in his peripheral vision as another possible threat, and again had only one recourse. Stokes also had to convince the jury to disregard testimony from Mbargo’s bouncer that he had been looking for a fight. A solid lump of a man, Andrew Cunningham had not enjoyed his patron’s attempts to get back into the club after the bouncer declined an offer of a bribe. ‘He got a bit verbally abusive towards myself. He mentioned my gold teeth and he said I looked like a cunt and I replied, “Thank you very much.” He just looked at me and told me my tattoos were shit and to look at my job.’ Cunningham described these words as coming in ‘a spiteful tone, quite an angry tone’, and said that Stokes still seemed angry as he walked away. These were details the doorman had nothing to gain by inventing, but each of them Stokes denied. By his own accounting he had drunk a beer at the game and three pints at his hotel, then ‘potentially had some Jägerbombs’ along with half a dozen vodkas at the club. He insisted that after all of this he was not drunk. If I may take a moment here to call upon the wisdom of experience – a person who cannot definitively say whether they have had any Jägerbombs has definitely had some Jägerbombs. A Jägerbomb is an experience that does not pass one by. Further to that, a person who says they have ‘potentially’ done something has definitely done that thing and doesn’t want to admit it. A person who has had between 15 and 24 standard drinks in one evening is shitfaced. A person who tries to bribe a bouncer £300 – three hundred quid! – to get into Mbargo – Mbargo! – is beyond shitfaced. If Stokes admitted that he was drunk then the prosecution could say he was out of control. He claimed clear recall of assessing a threat, feeling fear and deciding to protect himself with force. He confidently denied details from the bouncer’s testimony, like using the word ‘cunt’ or mentioning gold teeth. Yet on other details he claimed a ‘significant memory blackout’. He didn’t remember the punch that saw Ryan One taken away by ambulance. He didn’t remember what the Ryans had said to Kai and Billy, only that those words were homophobic. With no head injury, as one of the few people who hadn’t been hit, he had supposedly suffered this memory loss despite being sober. The version from Kai and Billy was compatible but vague: they had been walking along, they ‘heard … shouts’ of abuse from an unspecified source, then Stokes ‘stepped in’ and thus they avoided possible harm. They claimed to have been bought a drink by Stokes at Mbargo, although CCTV showed them meeting outside. The overall implication from both accounts was that the cricketers had been pals with Kai and Billy, while the Ryans as per The Sun’s headline were a roving band of thugs. The reality though is that the Ryans were the ones hanging out with Kai and Billy at Mbargo. Police discussed CCTV from inside the club in questioning and at trial. On that footage the four Bristolians bought drinks for one another, danced together, and Kai was noted to have variously touched Ryan Two’s crotch and Ryan One’s buttock. Ryan One told police that all of this was taken lightheartedly and wasn’t a problem. Indeed, when the Ryans called it a night the other two left with them. This much is clear from footage out the front of Mbargo, which shows Kai and Billy exit the club and start talking with a subdued Hales and a demonstrative Stokes, who are stuck outside. The vision was played in court to determine whether Stokes was antagonistic towards Kai and Billy, as he appears to impersonate them and to throw a lit cigarette their way. More interesting is that after a few minutes the Ryans emerge, and all six actors in the fight video briefly form a prequel in the one frame. Ryan Two pats Billy on the chest in friendly fashion with his right hand before clapping him on the back with his left. He moves past and does the same to Kai before leaving the shot. Ryan One stops to speak to Kai. They lean in for a moment, talking, then Kai turns and they walk out of frame together. Billy hangs around for a few seconds at the door and then looks after them and races to catch up. Stokes and Hales remain outside the club to remonstrate further with the bouncers. Whatever discord develops around the corner is between four men who left amicably together minutes earlier. There’s no way to know what caused that friction. If Ryan One did use homophobic slurs, he might have been drunkenly obnoxious for no reason. He might have had an insecure macho response to some extra flirtation. He might have thought unkindness was funny – ‘banter’ once again. Or he might have said something that was misunderstood, as both Ryans insisted in court that they had not used nor had the impulse to use any abusive language. What clearly didn’t happen was an attack by bigots on random passers-by. This kind of crime is regular enough that an audience understands the horror of it, and this is what was evoked by the public accounts of Stokes, Billy and Kai. All we know is that there was some verbal dispute among the Bristol locals, and that Stokes came along behind them and put himself in the middle of it. Ryan One responded to the interference aggressively and away they went. There are plenty of reasons to look sideways at the idea that Stokes was a saviour. Foremost, neither Kai nor Billy was called upon as witnesses in court. You’d think it would be ideal to have Stokes’ story backed up by those who benefited from his selflessness. But his defence team had developed the impression that the pair had shown a changeable recall of events amid a hard-partying lifestyle, and would be dismantled by the prosecution on the stand. That raises the question of whether The Sun coached their quotes for the 2017 interview. Despite missing court, Kai and Billy clearly enjoyed the attention. In 2018 after the trial they did a follow-up spread in the same paper about how poor Ben had been mistreated. They got a television spot on Good Morning Britain and glowed about his heroism. In 2019 The Sun wheeled them out once more to say that Stokes should get a knighthood. In 2017 they had ‘never watched cricket’ but by 2019 were supposedly volunteering sentences like, ‘He saved us, now he’s saved the Ashes.’ Whether they were paid for these appearances is not known, but the chance to be famous for a day can be lure enough. If you find this cynical, consider that on the night in question, the Bristol boys were so deeply moved and thankful for Ben’s intervention that they left him to be arrested and never attempted to find out who he was. Seconds after the video ended, an off-duty policeman reached the scene. You might think that someone grateful to a saviour would speak on his behalf. Instead, said Kai, ‘it all got a bit scary so we walked off. It was too much for me and we went to Quigley’s takeaway for chicken burgers and cheesy chips.’ They didn’t give their hero a thought for over a month while police issued multiple appeals for witnesses. As for Stokes, he told his arresting officer that ‘his friends’ had been attacked. After three minutes of chat outside a nightclub, these friends were so dear to him that he has never contacted them again: not after the newspaper piece, not after the verdict. He didn’t want to see how they were or thank them for their support. He didn’t mention them by name in his solicitor’s statement after the trial. The Stokes defence rested on Ryan One’s bottle, which he had carried out of Mbargo to finish a beer, not to use in a Sharks versus Jets amateur production. But once he turned it over to hold it by the neck it became a weapon. Intent and interpretation can change the material nature of things. Part of Stokes’ justification in court was that the bottle implied that the two Ryans might have ‘other weapons’ hidden away. You can understand how a jury could decide that created doubt. Not being convicted, though, doesn’t give the contents of the video a big green tick. It does not, as his lawyer claimed, vindicate Stokes. Looking in detail, Ryan One is belligerent but his movements telegraph a bluff. Hales is the person he’s gesturing at, but they’re several metres apart when Ryan One cocks his arm ostentatiously, showing off the bottle rather than bracing to swing. He skips forward but Hales skips back and Ryan One doesn’t follow. Kai stretches out an arm to impede Ryan One, who has a drunken stumble, nearly eats pavement, then staggers towards Kai and hits him in the back. That hand is still holding the bottle, but his strike is a side-arm cuff on a soft part of the body. It’s all pretty tame. This is where Stokes gets involved. Having moved across to protect Hales, he now takes three large steps to run around Kai and booms his first punch at Ryan One. They fall to the ground and the bottle clinks away. Stokes gets to his feet to punch down at the fallen man, while Hales arrives to kick him ineffectively then runs off across the street for some unknown reason. Ice-cream van? Stokes is soon back in the grapple having his shirt pulled up to show off his Durham tan. Ryan Two steps in for the first time to pull Stokes away, prompting a couple more random punches at this new target, then Stokes trips backwards over Ryan One and sprawls in the street. Hales chooses this moment to return and aim some solid kicks at the head of the man on the ground. Nothing so far is a triumph of moral philosophy or the pugilistic arts. But if it all stopped here, perhaps you could say it was somewhere approaching fair. Ryan One has behaved like a turnip and it’s not an entirely unjust world that would give him a whack across the chops. The antagonists have disentangled, Stokes has some distance, it’s time to dust off and go home. Ryan Two steps forward for this purpose with his palm raised in conciliatory style and says, ‘Settle down, stop.’ So Stokes punches him. It’s roughly his fifth punch overall, and he really winds up into this one. He misses so hard that he stumbles away into the shadows of the shop awnings along the road. Hales starts shouting for him to stop. Ryan Two backs into the street, still holding his palm up. Stokes closes on him from about five metres away, six large steps, to where Ryan Two is standing on his own. Stokes pushes him a couple of times, as Ryan Two keeps trying to placate him and saying ‘Stop.’ Stokes throws his sixth punch, largely missing as his target ducks. Ryan Two keeps pulling away and reversing, into the middle of the street now. Stokes follows him, grabbing his sleeve to drag him back. By this point Ryan One has found his feet and walked around behind his friend. Both of them are in the same line of sight for Stokes, and both are backing away. Stokes aims his seventh and his eighth punches, which Ryan Two tries to deflect, as Hales walks up behind Stokes to grab him. Stokes yanks away from his friend and switches to Ryan One instead, taking seven paces to grab him before throwing his ninth punch of the night. He grabs again; Ryan One blocks that arm and pushes himself back away from Stokes. Ryan Two again intercedes, putting himself between the two with his palms up and his arm extended. Stokes throws his tenth punch, a right-hander at the face of Ryan Two, then shoves him backwards. Ryan Two backs away once more, four paces. Stokes follows, steadies, lines up, then launches his strongest punch yet, his eleventh, a proper right hook from a solid base, one that cracks across the man’s head and gives him concussion. Ryan Two ends up flat on his back in the middle of the street, his hands still outstretched for a moment in useless protest until they twitch and drop to the blacktop. Stokes isn’t done. He once more shoves away the restraining Hales and follows Ryan One, who keeps backing away saying, ‘Alright, alright, alright.’ Five more paces from Stokes before another blow at the man’s head. Kai and Billy are now standing over the poleaxed Ryan Two. The video ends, but seconds later Stokes will punch Ryan One hard enough to knock him out too, before off-duty cop Andrew Spure arrives on the scene to bring down the curtain. When the body-camera footage kicks in some minutes later, Stokes is in handcuffs but Ryan One is still laid out in the street. Ryan Two has regained consciousness, folded his shirt under his friend’s head and is asking police for an ambulance. ‘At this point, I felt vulnerable and frightened. I was concerned for myself and others.’ This was how Stokes described that sequence to the court. An elite athlete with years of gym work and training to snap a bat through the line of a ball with astounding power and precision, swinging fists as hard as he can at men with none of those advantages. Punching so hard that he breaks his hand, and repeatedly shoving away a friend so he can punch some more. Frightened and threatened by two targets shouting ‘Get back!’ and ‘Stop!’ The off-duty officer testified that Stokes ‘seemed to be the main aggressor or was progressing forward trying to get to’ Ryan One, who was ‘trying to back away or get away from the situation’. The student who filmed the video can be heard on the tape at one stage exclaiming ‘Fuck!’ and testified that it was because ‘I felt a little bit sorry about the lad that had been punched and it looked like he had his hands up’. That tallied with the prosecutor’s depiction of ‘a sustained episode of significant violence that left onlookers shocked at what was taking place’. The defendant stuck to his strategy. ‘No, my sole focus was to protect myself.’ All up, in the 33 seconds of footage after he falls over, Stokes takes 35 steps forward to keep hitting two men who keep trying to get away. Not once is he hit back. After the verdict, Stokes’ solicitor positioned him as the victim. It had been ‘an eleven-month ordeal for Ben … The jury’s decision fairly reflects the truth of what happened that night … He was minding his own business … It was only when others came under threat that Ben became physically engaged. The steps that he took were solely aimed at ensuring the safety of himself and the others present …’ The statement was impossibly self-righteous and self-absorbed. If there was anyone to feel sorry for it was Ryan Hale, the second of our two Ryans. He’s the one who emerged from the club with a friendly arm around the shoulder for Kai and Billy. He’s the one who interposed himself to end the fight, then kept putting himself back in the firing line, trying to calm an intimidating stranger while dodging blows. For his show of restraint he got laid out regardless, concussed in the street, then was issued a criminal charge equal to that of the man who hit him, and described in national media as a violent bigot in an untested story to support that man’s defence. Lawyers for Ryan Two made a more convincing post-trial statement, noting that Kai and Billy, ‘neither of whom were relied upon by the prosecution or the defence team for Mr Stokes, have taken the opportunity to speak with various media outlets about the alleged homophobic abuse that they received in the early hours of September 25. Mr Hale has passionately denied this allegation throughout the course of this case,’ it continued. ‘It is upsetting to Mr Hale that although he was acquitted, the accusation that he was the author of such abuse remains. Both Mr Hale and Mr Ali were knocked unconscious by Mr Stokes, and although Mr Stokes has been acquitted of an affray, Mr Hale struggles with the reasons why the Crown Prosecution Service did not treat him as a victim of an unlawful assault.’Good question. Avon and Somerset police were the investigating force, and they were frustrated by the decision. Ryan Two was filmed clearly not hurting anyone, but police were instructed by the CPS to proceed with a charge. Hales (the cricketer) was filmed fighting but ‘a decision was made at a senior level of the CPS’ not to proceed. Police expected Stokes to be charged with assault but the CPS declined. It doesn’t take a wild cynic to think that placing the same lukewarm charge on three men for vastly divergent behaviour might ensure that none would be convicted, even as the trial would maintain the pretence that a defendant of influential standing had not been given a free pass. A couple of years down the line, the original interview with Kai and Billy has disappeared. All traces have been scrubbed from The Sun website, its social media history, and even from the Wayback Machine internet archive. Given its headline of ‘homophobic thugs’ and text that names Ryan Two but not Ryan One, the libel liability isn’t hard to spot. Later interviews with Kai and Billy take the passive voice – they ‘suffered homophobic slurs outside a Bristol nightclub’. The article that was once claimed to exonerate brave Ben Stokes now links only to a missing content page, with a picture of a dropped ice-cream cone and the phrase ‘legal removal’ inserted into the web URL. In terms of consequences, Stokes missed one tour. When he resumed his career in January 2018, the Australians hadn’t yet ruined theirs. Their year-long bans looked much more stringent. But the Stokes case dragged on in other ways. With no criminal liability, the Australians confessed promptly enough for the sporting world to give them the full length of the lash. Their situation was ugly but there was closure. Stokes got stuck in legal stasis, unable to be fully backed or condemned. Instead his issue was always present, a browser full of open tabs that the ECB swore they would read any day now. Through 2018 Stokes was back but he wasn’t back, in the sunglasses and finger-guns sense. In his return one-day series he nearly cost England a match with 39 from 73 balls in Wellington. His first Test hit was a duck as England got rolled in Auckland for 58. At Trent Bridge while Stokes was injured, England posted a world record 481 against Australia. With Stokes three weeks later at the same ground they made 268. He crawled to 50 from 103, the second-slowest any Englishman had reached that milestone in 20 years. That span covered Alastair Cook’s whole career. It was apologetic batting, acting out responsibility via the scorecard. Stokes was creeping back into the team like he’d been kicked out in a blazing row and was hoping to tip-toe to the sofa. It was December 2018 before the ECB disciplinary committee ruled on him and Hales. In a ‘remarkable coincidence’, wrote Simon Heffer in The Telegraph, ‘the punishment both players faced in terms of bans from playing at international level was covered by the amount of games they had already missed when dropped by England’s selectors, in the furore that followed the incident’. The verdict compounded the omissions around the case by not addressing the violence at its heart. Nor did Stokes, apologising only ‘to my team-mates, coaches and support staff’, and then ‘to England supporters and to the public for bringing the game into disrepute’. The implicit next step was to rebuild that reputation. It might have been easier had his court defence not meant that he wasn’t game to admit any fault at all. It might have been easier if he or his advisers had been willing to change tack once the trial was done. Imagine a world where Stokes had stood outside court and apologised for overreacting, for the injuries he’d caused, and for the time and energy he had sucked out of other people’s lives. That would have been a show of responsibility beyond a scorecard. When the time came around to assess forgiveness, it might have meant forgiveness was deserved.
Chae’Sol stood at the centre of a large command deck, meticulously peeling the protective film from his new captain’s chair. The sensation of the slow but steady yielding of the film, the sweeping line following the contours of the seat in flowing curves; it was incredibly satisfying. Finally, with one last gentle pull, the last of his chair was uncovered and he stood back to admire his throne. Aside from the freshness of the seating itself, there were shiny new holo displays, touch sensors, and comms relays that were within easy reach of his seated fingertips. This ship would be the jewel in any fleet, a prototype Dreadnought made by the infamous Bardul of Shi’an. The Gowe Military faction had run into financial problems, and it had been left unpaid and unclaimed. What sorcery Kadir had used to find it, and purchase it, he did not know. His comms unit beeped and Danyd’s voice came through. “Chae’S-” -He grumbled incoherently- “Captain, we’re ready to get underway.” The Niham turned and sat back on his pristine chair, swinging his long legs over the armrest. “That was quick, Chief Engineer Ef’Yto” Danyd grunted at the use of his title. “Aye, these Awakened are efficient bastards.” The Satryn looked around at the enormous engineering bay. The entirety of the Porkchop Express could comfortably sit inside, and two of them could likely squeeze in. “Plus, this thing has never been used; feels weird not having anything to work on. It’s state of the art, and I’m having to read the manuals on half the new systems.” Chae’Sol laughed, looking around at the Awakened as they were preparing their workstations. “Yeah, this command deck is a little intimidating. Even the Niham Armada didn’t have ships like this. There are fifteen weapons stations here, what in Tulseria’s name were the Gowe planning to do with this thing?” “No idea.” The chief engineer walked to the large seat in front of his new work terminal, and hopped up onto it. The protective covering squeaked. “This thing has more firepower than half their fleet, it must have been something big. We’re lucky Kadir found out about the graveyard of unclaimed ships from one of his contacts.” The newly-minted captain swung his legs down and sat up, straightening his black uniform and white collar. “That’s another thing: how does he have so many contacts? I was in the Tulseria-damned military, and I had no idea they would sell us fighters and weapons.” “I know the feeling.” Danyd watched a junior engineer – Lily, an Awakened who wore a headband in her silver hair that sported long Kittran ears on it – begin running diagnostics on the Hoban Field Generator. “I'm aware he got the automated weapons for the system port from my people, somehow. As for how he accomplishes all he does, I think his time working with that fancy Anatidae councillor opened more than a couple of doors for him.” Chae’Sol stood, running his fingers through his perfect hair. “Doors, windows, rear entrances and damned secret portals, all leading to a dark realm of shady deals and supplies. We have an Imperium Capital Ship for Tulseria’s sake! Nobody knows where he got it, or where he’s now hidden it.” He looked at his holo display, noting the specks springing blinking into existence as the other ships of Federation origin came to life. “Let’s just be glad he’s on our side.” The chief engineer tugged at the green collar to his uniform. “Our side used to be a damn sight smaller.” Lily had finished her diagnostic tests and sent the results to his console. Her report included an adjustment that would create a potential three percent increase in crystal efficiency, and a small drawing of a smiling leokit with a crim-bar. He groaned, then reported back with, “We’re ready to go when you are.” The Niham strode confidently across the command deck, stopping to stand in front of the huge vid screen at the front of the room. All around him were his crew, made up mostly from the Ashi, Awakened, and Kasurians. “Let’s get this show started.”
Jaym sat with a bowl of Tony the leokas cereal in front of her. It wasn't just a catchy advertising slogan - it really was great. She and Elizabeth had worked together so much in the engineering section of the Porkchop Express that they had become close, often spending their free time together. Indeed, Elizabeth currently sat opposite her, carefully rebuilding a power coupling and occasionally tapping at her datapad. Shortly after the results of her most recent tap played out, Elizabeth paused her work on the power coupling. Without speaking, she held up her datapad so that Jaym could see. On the screen was Tony and his mate Jolie, and Skeena’s voice could be heard excitedly talking about collecting urine samples from the female. Jaym screwed up her face at first until Skeena announced the pregnancy test was positive. Tony was going to be a father! She couldn't contain her joy and screamed loudly, grabbing the screen and running all the way to the bridge to show the others. Ranjaz was stretched out across the captain’s chair as Jaym burst in, and didn’t open his eyes until she began shaking his leg. Even then he didn’t pay much attention. “I told you not to let Elizabeth play with any more systems till after the mission.” She blushed slightly, as their last improvement had inverted their water treatment system and blown six power couplings. "It's not that!" she said, holding up the datapad and starting the video. "Look!" At the first syllable of Skeena's voice, Ranjaz sat bolt upright. The video held his full attention, and when Tony's impending fatherhood was announced the Kittran's whoops of delight could be heard all through the Porkchop Express. He reached underneath his seat and retrieved a small, fluffy bed, then picked up Aiov. Ranjaz led his unusual dance partner in a quick spin of joy before replaying the GalacTube video for her. “You’re going to be an Aunty!” Eruwenn leaned back in the large seat that had once been Embar’s. “I didn’t think they were related?” The Kittran nodded. “Aiov is Tony’s sister. Aaron adopted them both, and that’s how human families work. They just keep adding members, like a Dular adding shells to its burrow. Family is family.” Cygna pressed a few buttons on her Navigator terminal, moving the video to the main screen as well as starting it over. “I still can’t believe you keep one of these under your seat. I mean, it’s a leokas!” Ranjaz held Aiov up and they briefly rubbed noses. “Just a little one!” The Anatidae laughed. “I can see living with the human has had quite a profound effect on you.” With one of his trademark grins he held Aiov out towards Eruwenn. “Wanna nose rub?” "Ah," the councillor said, shrinking back from the offer, "despite her size she is still a predator, and I am not quite ready for such a close encounter.” From the pilot seat Ripley stood, taking Aiov from Ranjaz. “She is not a toy.” She briefly snuggled the tiny leokit to her chest, then passed her to Jaym. “Take her for food and exercise; she must grow up strong.” Jaym also cuddled the wriggling Aiov close, and not just because the little leokit was adorable. Aiov had tripled in size, and was becoming a bit of a handful. “Thor was preparing her food; I’ll take her down to him.” Once the junior engineer had left, and Ripley returned to the pilot seat, Ranjaz began tapping on the console in front of him. “Looks like we’ll be free to take the shuttle down to the surface with the next group.” Cygna drummed her fingers on the arms of her chair. “I didn’t realise it would be so busy.” Ranjaz shrugged. “There was a quake on the fourth planet, so mining colonies are shut down while the nerds poke around. Along with that, we got three big freighters waiting for resupply. That’s a lot of bored folks looking to kill time.” Ripley grunted, prompting a chuckle from the Kittran. “You don’t approve of their choice of leisure activity?” After their few cycles together Eruwenn was already learning a lot about her shipmates. Ripley, for instance, wasn’t one for talking. She decided to interject before the Captain irritated her too much, as they would need her focus soon enough. “Gambling and pleasure palaces are not to everyone's taste, of course, but these sorts of things are covered under local governance.” Without skipping a beat Ranjaz replied, “I know that’s the official line, but you sure as shit have tax codes for all of it. If you want to look down on folks, don’t pretend you aren’t profiting from it.” Cygna, ever defensive of her mentor, jumped in. “That’s a bold statement for someone who never paid a credit in tax until it was automatically deducted from his Galactic Federation pay.” Ranjaz laughed, then continued, keeping his voice care-free. “Taxed on what? I never owned anything.” Eruwenn could see the trap her junior was walking into but decided to let this be a learning experience. The Kittran was wily, and the Anatidae found him entertaining. Cygna, as she had predicted, scoffed at his claims. “I’ve read your file. When you were arrested you had a ship, five shuttles and thousands in valuable goods confiscated.” “Exactly!” His eyes lit up as he cornered her. “It was confiscated because it was stolen, so I didn’t own it. Imagine a world where you can keep stolen goods if you pay tax on them. Even I think that’s crazy.” The Fae’Dan paused, and the anger evaporated from her voice as she realized what he had said, replaced by a slightly impressed tone of surprise. “Well, maybe, but… Really? You stole all of it?” Ranjaz shrugged. “Or won it. I’m pretty good at Dalcho.” Cygna perked up. “I play Dalcho myself, we shou-” “No,” Eruwenn interrupted. Some lessons were too expensive. “Do not play Dalcho with someone who can get free priority entry permits to a casino.” The former operative shook her head. “I’m a great player, you’ve seen me in the council chambers. I took that Ley’Rulian trader for five hundred credits.” The Anatidae smiled kindly. “And he had five shuttles when he was arrested.” Cygna slowly turned from Eruwenn to Ranjaz, noticing his grin and the sparkle in his eye. It was most definitely the smile of a predator. He gave a little chuckle. “Don’t worry, it’s been a long time since I played. No gambling on Galactic Federation ships, you know.” He laughed again. “Oh wait, you read my file.” The Fae’Dan nodded. “Perhaps we should focus on the mission.” She gave a slight bow to Eruwenn before returning her attention to her console. Ranjaz looked at Eruwenn and stuck out his tongue. “Don’t ruin my fun!” The Ambassador smiled. “I don’t play Dalcho, but there is a human game called chess I quite enjoy. Perhaps we could play sometime?” The Kittran gave a nod. Keeping his voice neutral, he replied. “I don’t know that one, but there’s another human game we could try. Poker?” "We have permission to dock at the holding ring and send down a shuttle," Ripley abruptly called out. "Let’s get this whatever it is and make the rendez-vous.” Both of Ranjaz’s fangs showed as he grinned. “If we’re going to pull a job on Chisola Prime, first you’re going to need to look the part!”
Aaron walked down the corridor of the Hive ship, the strange spiderlike creature trailing behind him as he followed one of the corpse vines as it receded deeper into the ship. He turned and watched the creature, which shrank back from him and crouched low to the ground. “I’m sorry I kicked you. You simply startled me; you don’t have to hide.” The lighting never changed in the endless corridors of the ship, and only the most uninteresting of doors deigned open for him. At this point, he had lost track of time completely. Through perseverance he’d made several important discoveries. The bulbous shapes in the flower vase room were seats; he was fairly certain of that after finding another room with bodies sitting in them. The vines that came for them were the ones he was now following, and by now he must have seen hundreds of dead Hive. The second discovery was that the Hive came in a variety of shapes and sizes. There were two main ones, as far as he could tell, and the first were the four legged kind that had so kindly thrown him in the rejuvenating jelly bean. The second was bipedal, and looked a hell of a lot meaner. While the ones he deemed workers looked somewhat like ants to him, in shades of reds and browns, the second type looked much more commanding. Their carapace had thicker layers of armour in green, gold and red, and was spiked at the shoulders and joints. Even their legs had spines and to top the look off their heads were much more angular. Whether they were soldiers, commanders, or something else, he didn’t know. Through observation of the corpses he had discovered the most confusing feature yet: a strange section in the centre of their abdomen that was filled with what seemed to be a grey fluid. Ahead of him, not skittering away like the rest, was an aphid that no longer emitted a pale green glow. Something whooshed overhead towards the slow and sluggish aphid, and Aaron instinctively threw himself to the ground before he realized what it was. "That's how you get kicked!” He stood up, brushing himself off. “Fuck, that scares the ever-loving shit out of me every fucking time.” The huge creature looked up at him and whined as it munched on the sick aphid. He was probably imagining the apology in its eyes, but Aaron still shook his head. “I know, I know. It’s your job. They clean the floors, you keep their population healthy. Just stop leaping over me like that, fuck. I’m going to have a heart attack.” It whined and backed away from his angry words, and he tried to keep his voice to calmer tones. “Don’t be like that. I’ve told you enough times.” When he looked down the corridor again, the retreating corpse vines had disappeared around a corner. Aaron began to jog after them, and after he'd put some distance in he heard the pattering footsteps of his terrifying shadow. He tried to pay it no mind. Once the vines were back in sight he slowed and followed behind them, singing his direction song quietly to himself. “Left, right, straight. Left, left, right. Straight, straight, left, left. Right, right, straight, right, right.” The ship was massive and, other than some areas smelling funkier than others, there was no variation in lighting, decoration or layout. The song was his map back to the rejuvenation pod, which was his only safe source of hydration. His companion padded along behind him, a friendly nightmare to accompany him on his seemingly endless journey. “We really need to give you a name.” He wished he had his phone with him so he could channel all his nervous energy into making a video. “The audience demands a name. Plus, I won’t be able to sell merch without one.” He turned and looked at the creature. “I’ll probably have to create space-halloween first, or maybe I’ll get lucky and find that you’re cute to some species.” Aaron returned to following the corpse vine, waving a hand high as he spoke, gesticulating to the heavens. “The name is what matters: a good name makes all the difference.” He began seriously pondering the naming matter. “Aragog, Shelob; you know, lean into your size for a characterization. But then again, that's not really going to make people like you.” He looked back over his shoulder as the unnamed beast trotted happily behind him. He assumed happy, at least. It now tended to make an odd gurgling noise after eating, and it roamed closer to him than before. “You know, I never got to name Sassie – she’s my dog. I told you about her yesterday, or the day before.” He really was losing track of the days he’d been here. “I got her from a rescue. She was skinny, and so damn angry, with scars on her legs and under her fur. I had to have special visits before I could keep her. Prove I was worthy.” Talking helped take his mind from the gnawing emptiness in his stomach. Hydration and nutrients osmotically obtained from some weird pod were nowhere near as satisfying as a burger and a cold beer. “Her first visit, she had a rubber ball. It was her only possession, and she loved it.” There was a touch of pride in his voice. “Took me an hour before she gave it up to play. The lady from the rescue centre said I was the first.” He choked up, blinking back tears. “Anyway, couple more visits and she got to stay. Crazy dog was such a handful. She once tried to climb a tree to chase a squirrel. Got her legs over the first branch and just dangled, kicking her back legs.” He began chuckling to himself. “She once tried to jump through a car window; some guy was parked at the lights as we walked past.” He was just chatting now, lost in his memories as he walked. “You know the type, loud radio, windows rolled down on a sunny day, annoying the shit out of everyone in the town. He tossed some litter out of his window and she just launched herself at him. Scared the life out of me at the time - funny as fuck now, of course.” He laughed again. “Then there were the swans. Man, were they not ready. She loved to swim – I told you that before – swimming and splashing was her favourite release. Well, that and chasing rabbits which is, kinda, how I ended up here. Anyway, she would just swim up and down, right past the ducks and stuff, somehow never interested in them. Then one summer these swans came along...” He paused, realising his new friend didn’t know what a duck or a swan was, or even summer, probably. Before attempting to explain, he realised they also didn’t understand english, so it really didn’t matter. “Anyway, swans being belligerent bastards, I called her out of the water straight away. Those mean white fuckers chased her all the way to shore.” He turned around, now grinning broadly. “But, once her feet hit the ground in the shallow water and she was able to stand, did those sons of bitches turn and swim away as fast as they could.” He paused, trying to remember his original point. He really was very hungry. “Oh yeah, so trying to stop her fighting everything that moved meant I didn’t have time to teach her a new name. Figured it would be confusing to her. Sassie she was, and so Sassie she stayed.” There was a tightening in his chest as he thought of her missing him. “Took a lot of years and a lot of time for her to get where she is now. I know Alexa will take care of her, but still, it’s my job, and I need to get back to doing it. She won’t understand…” He choked up completely, taking a moment to compose himself before clearing his throat and returning his monologue to its original course. “Anyway, names. Names matter.” “Maybe you’re a girl monster. Charlotte?” He shook his head. That name just didn’t seem fitting. “We could call you Peter Parker? Although, you’re more of a man-sized spider than a spiderman... Parker Peter? Then again, big, scary spiders say one thing to me. Australia. You like to jump, we could call you Roo? Or, how about Ozzy? Or Bruce? Hmm, that’s a sharks name though… can you swim?” His train of thought derailed suddenly as he saw an open door ahead of them through which the vines were receding. The pair of them continued walking behind the vine until it disappeared into the doorway and Aaron ran forward, pulling something from his pocket. He’d been saving the foil wrapping from the ration bricks, folding them together to form a wedge. He jammed his makeshift door stop under the bottom corner of the door as it began to slide shut. It ground to a halt. “Boom! Told you it would work.” He stood and finally looked into the vastness beyond. Through the doors was, somehow, a rolling meadow, complete with trees, giant mushrooms and plants he had no name for. Vines were also everywhere, receding further across the great wilderness. “What the hell? I thought I was on a spaceship? Am I underground?” Staring intently at the sky, he stepped onto the deep moss beyond the door. He looked at the wall around the interior and saw it was rock, and more plant life clung to every crack and crevice. As he walked slowly forward his eyes followed the vine as it headed for a large, colourful, monolith. He approached and saw that its shape was similar to the vase flowers. He watched as the corpse vines deposited their cargo on top of the monolith. Not on, he corrected himself;they were dropping inside. He looked back to the door, nervous that it might close and lock him in. A large black shadow lurked just beyond the door, and he was torn. Should he explore this 'outside' world, or retreat to the place where he at least had the rejuvenation pods? He looked up at the sky, basking in the warm and invigorating embrace of the sunlight. He blinked at the brightness, being cautious to not look at the sun directly, and something else suddenly caught his eye. It was, incredibly, a door. A door that floated in the sky. The thing about human eyes is that they might be easily fooled, but a shift in perspective can easily change what you see to something entirely different. Aaron was looking up at a ceiling, like the one in the Atrium back on the Azrimad, but a hundred times more convincing. Once back inside the doorway he watched the spiderling he was beginning to think of it as a friend dancing back and forth a short distance away. It seemed… happy. “Ok buddy, I’m back.” Aaron’s stomach made a loud gurgling sound and he rubbed it, trying to squeeze the hunger away. Fingers found muscle easier than usual, and he knew he was definitely losing weight. “We should head back. I need sleep.” He thought for a moment and made a final decision, bending down to pull the foil wedge clear. “I doubt there’s a communicator or command deck in there. Let’s go home, Ozzy.” The trip back was uneventful, Aaron sang his direction song as they navigated the labyrinth. A few more aphids were snacked on by his leggy companion, but his own legs were heavy by the time he was almost back to the jelly beans. Despite being exhausted he had made two stops to create another pair of flower vases for the aphids, as well as scattering a ration brick as he passed by. The aphids waited, as they always did, till he and Ozzy were far enough away before enjoying his bounty. Still, the human derived satisfaction from their presence. Exhausted and weary, Aaron was glad to finally make it back to the room he was reluctantly calling his temporary home. As the door to the rejuvenation pod slid open he was met, forcefully, by the barrel of an energy rifle. Unfortunately for Aaron, due to a considerable height difference, the barrel had struck him squarely in the groin, and he instantly fell to his knees. He came face to face with his attacker with tears in his eyes, clutching his tenderness and coughing. From the other being came incomprehensible yelling, as well as a lot of gun waving. Also, there was coughing. Aaron, eventually mustering enough self-presence to do something other than deal with the after effects of the gun-to-groin encounter, wiped the moisture from his eyes and tried to butt in to the one-sided conversation. "Relax! I'm the one who just got snookered in the fucking balls, here! Why in the world are you so mad?"” The gun was pressed to his forehead by the tiny attacker, who shouted something unintelligible with their black eyes focused on him. They paused to cough, then stepped back, glaring at Aaron until they seemed to feel comfortable enough with the situation to take one hand off of their weapon and pull out a datapad. They held it up, and Aaron frowned at the familiar but still unintelligible colours that swirled on the screen. Then a small vent at the bottom of the device squirted out a puff of sickly sweet scent. Aaron pulled back from the odour. "What the fuck was that?" With some distance between them, the human finally got a good look at his opponent. They were barely waist-height, furry, with a long nose and dark banding across their brown fur. The banding was heaviest across their eyes and although that’s where the similarities ended, it was enough for the human’s brain to forge a connection. “Listen, Rocket, there’s a virus on this ship. You need to get in the jelly bean. Trust me.” The rifle was thrust at him shakily in one hand, the tablet again was raised and a swirl of colours and shapes greeted him. “I don’t speak fucking winamp plugin!” On the wall behind his captor Aaron spotted a dull orange aphid, struggling to climb the wall. He smiled as he slowly leaned to one side. “Have you met Ozzy?” The huge arachnid leapt over them both, causing the newcomer to blindfire at the wall. Aaron seized his chance and snatched away the weapon. He grabbed the newcomer by the front of their armoured uniform and slammed them to the ground. They cried out in pain and began their incomprehensible yelling once more. The accompanying coughing fit was bad, and Aaron dragged them to their feet. Realising that his solitude had caused him to revert to English, he switched back to galactic standard to offer a warning about the disease. “You’re going to die!” A shocked look crossed their face as the human effortlessly lifted them and slam dunked them into a blue jelly bean. Ozzy gurgled happily through his aphid crunching. Aaron snatched up the energy rifle, but found it was difficult to hold due to its small size. He leaned over the jelly bean, noting the occupant drifting off to sleep. Hunger and tiredness were forgotten as adrenaline flooded his system. There was no way the newcomer was alone. He left the pod room to begin searching, and Ozzy seemed to pick up on his intention and followed behind, keeping close to the human. “Good boy!” He had no idea what prompted it, likely some automated response, and it was as though he watched his movements from outside of his body as he reached back and gently scratched the arachnid's head. He was rewarded with happy gurgles, or at least that's what he hoped the noises were. “You did good back there.” He made his way along the corridor towards the same airlock he had once chosen as his final exit. His recent suspicion proved correct as he heard a strange sound up ahead, as if someone was running a wet finger around the rim of a glass. He carefully leaned around the curve and saw another figure, dressed in the same uniform as the first. No fur on this one, although they were equally small in size, and they somehow looked like they were made of glass which couldn’t decide on a colour. This time he remembered to use galactic standard. “Keep your hands where we can see you. We’ve got you surrounded!” The figure was clearly startled, as the ambient resonating noise began varying wildly in pitch at the same moment as their colour shifted to a solid blue. Aaron cursed. He didn’t have a translator, having instead opted for learning standard and winging everything else. The whole federation knew standard, so he hadn’t truly considered getting the implant. “Something is wrong with our translators,” he continued to bluff. “Do you speak galactic standard?” A datapad was hastily pulled from a pocket, and as buttons were pressed the resonating sound became more rhythmic. From the datapad sprung noises. No, it was a voice! “Why do you speak Procyon? Where is Commander Bertolannixostraphes? Aaron began relaxing at the situation he found himself in, but inside he was brimming with joy. Finally, he could talk with someone! “There is a virus on this ship, and many are dead. If your commander is the raccoon-looking guy, I got them into a healing pod. They’re going to be fine.” Under his breath he added, “probably.” The resonating began and shortly afterwards the voice translated, “Who are you? Why did you not answer our communications.” Opting for honesty in the hopes of leniency, Aaron stepped into view. “I’m a passenger. I don’t have access to the ship's systems.” The newcomer was looking at the tiny gun, so the human tossed it forward. “I didn’t know if you were friendly. I can take you to your friend, and you should probably get treatment as well.” The now-orange alien walked forward, their movement accompanied by the strange sound of ceramic plates rubbing together. “That won’t be a problem, we Tricinic do not catch meat diseases. I am Tsy'lo, take me to the commander.” They turned to look behind them. “Where are the others?” Aaron pointed to Ozzy. “It’s just us two.” Colours swirled and the small glass person thrummed. The datapad spoke, “You are the last human, the Ambassador. Correct?” Turning and gesturing to be followed, he began to lead the way to the rejuvenation room. “I am the first human, Ambassador Aaron Cooper, professional bounty hunter. Just call me Aaron. Are you the rescue party? Is Alexa here? Did she bring Sassie?” It took a moment for the translation to come back. “I don’t know those names. We are the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad and we responded to distress calls and found this ship. Adrift.” They had walked a little way when Tsy'lo stopped and regarded Ozzy, who was still faithfully following behind. “Why does the achalo follow you?” “Ozzy?” Aaron shrugged. “I think he was lonely. So, were you sent into Hive space to find me, or are you on some top secret mission? You aren’t with the Sentinels, are you?” “Lonely? But it is an achalo.” Tsy'lo was confused and their colour visibly swirled. “Why would a rescue mission be secret? And, we weren’t sent, we were already here.” Now it was the human who was confused. “Like spies behind enemy lines? Is that why you are in Hive space?” The Tricinic hummed at a higher frequency. “It is our space. We are the Hive!”
Admiral Pelar of the third fleet stood in the centre of the training mat. On the floor around her were four tough looking Ashi, while a fifth was now squaring off against her. She blocked the jab and the surprise knee strike that followed, turning effortlessly to bring her elbow to her opponents ribs. With another deft turn she was behind him and kicking his knees forward. He tried to roll clear but she had anticipated the move and, as he rose, her spinning boot struck the side of his head. “Nice try gentlemen.” She walked away and caught a towel thrown by the drill instructor. “That last one has potential,” she said, and the drill instructor nodded. “Next time, I expect at least one of them to land a hit. If not, I’ll have you in the ring instead, to make sure you still have what it takes.” She saw the fear in his eyes. “I accept nothing but the best from the Third Fleet.” The medics ran onto the mat as she dabbed at her forehead, and she spotted Jar’Bek sitting on a bench nearby. She walked over to him and he stood, straightening what was no doubt an extremely expensive suit. “From one disappointment to another.” The lawyer smiled. “Imagine only seeing your son when he is paid to be in your presence,” he countered. She smirked. “Your tongue is still your most deadly weapon.” He nodded. “Ah, but it must make you proud to see me make use of the things you taught me.” Her face twitched. “I taught you to be a true Ashi, a soldier. I taught you to respect-” Jar’Bek held up his hand. “I’m here on my client’s business, not yours. And, as I am paid a considerable sum per gal, let us not waste their money on matters that are concluded.” He enjoyed the irritation on her face. “I am here to finalise the amnesty treaties, and conclude your membership as citizens of Earth.” The Admiral held up her hands, looking down at her combat training clothing. “I must shower and change first. Please, wait for me in my private office.” She smiled politely. “No.” His smile seemed to hover as if it was a mask that could slip at any time. “You may have disowned me, but I still remember your tricks. You knew the time of our meeting; you had me brought here so you could intimidate me with this display of aggression. Then you ask me to wait in your office amongst your memorabilia and trophies.” He watched the anger behind her eyes. “You really think these tired old tricks will work on me?” She sneered. “At least you remember something.” “Oh, I had the scars removed, but I kept the lessons.” He walked away. “My client's time is valuable and I have scheduled a meeting with the other fleet Admiral’s for later this cycle. Since we have no time for your games, let us go to the briefing room. My team is already set up. If you wish to shower, know that it is more of your negotiating time you are wasting, and I do so hate waste.” He collected his briefcase and walked out of the room. Captain Loring hurried after Jar’Bek, catching him as he entered the elevator. “You sure you want to antagonise the Admiral like that?” He leaned back against the wall of the elevator and relaxed, letting out a small sigh. “A little negotiating trick a Kittran taught me. Anyway, she is no longer my Admiral.” Elora’Tan leaned back on the opposite wall. “She is your mother, Jar.” “Ha.” Jar’Bek laughed. “She disowned me. This is the first contact we’ve had in I forget how many celes. Her first thought is to try and intimidate me with that display. She likes to beat on cadets, she likes to cause pain, and she wanted me to watch.” Loring gave a weak smile. “It forges strong soldiers. We can’t afford weakness.” The elevator stopped and Jar’Bek took a step closer to Elora’Tan. “You think it was weakness that made me leave?” He didn’t let her answer, turning and exiting into the hallway. His voice now resonated with authority as he growled, “In case you people have forgotten, the Ashi will operate under the same rules as the rest of the colony. My mother is not the law... I am the law.”
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LEFTOVERS: 51 Toner US Type Set 1$40.00 52 1963 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 53 Toner US Type Set 3 $25.00 54 1959 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 55 1959 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 56World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $3.00 57 1960 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 58World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $3.00 59 World Silver - Germany 1937 D 2 Reichsmark $11.00 60 1976 D Eisenhower Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $4.00 61 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $3.00 62 1960 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 63World Silver - France 1903 50 Centimes KEY DATE $4.00 64 1977 D Eisenhower Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $4.00 65 1960 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 66 1962 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 67 1959 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 68 Toner US Type Set 6 $50.00 701936 Mercury Dime Doubled Die Obverse HIGH GRADE $30.00 71 1963 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 72 1956 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 73 1961 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 74 1957 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 75 1957 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 80 1956 Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $6.00 81 1959 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 831954 Washington Quarter $5.00 84 1960 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 86 1961 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 87 1964 Washington Quarter TONED $6.00 89 1976 S Silver Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 90 1974 D Eisenhower Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $4.00 94 1964 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 95 Illinois Governer Otto Kerner Inauguration Medal $2.00 96 1963 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 97 1964 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 98 1963 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 99 1961 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 100 1963 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 151 1961 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 153 World Silver - Great Britain 1893 Sixpence $4.00 154 1964 D Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 156World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 157 1964 D Washington Quarter TONED $6.00 158World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 159World Silver - Bahamas 1970 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 161World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 162 1959 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 163 1959 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC TONED $12.00 164World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 165World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 166 1960 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 167 1960 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 168World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 170 1964 Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 171World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 172 1963 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC TONED $12.00 173 1964 Kennedy Half Mint Clip Error $12.00 174World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 175 1964 D Washington Quarter UNC TONED $8.00 176World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 177World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 178World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 179 Stag Beer Wooden Nickel "Fair on the Square" $1.00 180 The TV Shop Slidell, LA One Wooden Buck $1.00 181World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 182World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 183World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1975 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 185 1962 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter NICE $8.00 186 World Silver - Australia 1923 Sixpence $4.00 188 1957 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 190 1996 D Kennedy Half UNC MINT CELLO $1.00 191 State of Missouri Sesquicentennial Medal $1.00 192World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 193 State of Missouri Sesquicentennial Medal $2.00 194 State of Missouri Sesquicentennial Medal $2.00 195World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 196World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 197 1957 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 198World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $2.00 199 1974 D Kennedy Half Dollar DDO UNC $20.00 251 World Silver - Bahamas 1970 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $5.00 252World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $2.00 253 1978 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $20.00 254World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $2.00 255 1957 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter NICE $6.00 256 1979 Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $8.00 257 1986 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $6.00 258 1986 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $6.00 259 1954 S Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 260 1957 Washington Quarter UNC TONED $10.00 261 1963 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC TONED $20.00 262 1999 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU PROOFLIKE $3.00 263World Silver - Bahamas 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 264World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 265 Panama - 1975 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP cello $1.00 266 1971 D Eisenhower Dollar "Talon Head" Obverse Die Clash / "Moon Line" Reverse Die Clash UNC TONED $10.00 267World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 269 Maybrook NY Golden Jubilee Good For 10 Cent Wooden Nickel $1.00 270 Maybrook NY 1975 Golden Jubilee 25 Cent Wooden Nickel $1.00 271 1962 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter NICE $6.00 272 1974 Eisenhower Dollar UNC RAINBOW TONED $12.00 273World Silver - Barbados 1973 Proof 5 Dollars LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 274 1962 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter NICE $6.00 275World Silver - Barbados 1973 Proof 5 Dollars LOW MINTAGE 1.1xMELT 276World Silver - Australia 1920 Shilling $6.00 280World Silver - Australia 1943 Shilling $6.00 281 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse Book Low UNC $2.00 282 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse Book Low UNC $2.00 283World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC 1.1xMELT 284 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 012 UNC $2.00 285World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC 1.1xMELT 287 1983 Lincoln Cent DDO FS-101 $25.00 288 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 012 UNC $2.00 289 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 012 UNC $2.00 290 1983 Lincoln Cent DDO UNC GEM BU $50.00 291 1964 D Washington Silver Quarter UNC TONED $8.00 292 2000 "Wide AM" Lincoln Cent UNC $12.00 293 1960's Terre Haute, IN Sesquicentennial Wooden Nickel $2.00 294 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 002 UNC $2.00 295 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 002 UNC $2.00 296 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 002 UNC $2.00 297 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 002 UNC $2.00 298 1982 Buffalo NY Sesquicentennial Wooden Nickel $1.00 299 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 002 UNC $2.00 300 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 002 UNC $2.00 351 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 013 UNC $2.00 352 Denmark - 1950 5 Ore KEY DATE $8.00 353 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 013 UNC $2.00 354 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 013 UNC $2.00 355 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 013 UNC $2.00 356 2009 P Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Doubled Die Reverse 013 UNC $2.00 357 1990 Rappahannock Area Coin Club Wooden Nickel $1.00 360 Old Time Wooden Nickel Co Support Our Troops Wooden Nickel $1.00 361 1941 S "Large S" Lincoln Wheat Cent $1.00 362 1941 S "Large S" Lincoln Wheat Cent $1.00 363 1941 S "Large S" Lincoln Wheat Cent $1.00 364 1980 D Jefferson Nickel Mint Error - Minor Curved Clip (@3:30) $3.00 365 1979 S "Type 2 - Clear S" Proof Jefferson Nickel $2.00 366 1979 S "Type 2 - Clear S" Proof Jefferson Nickel $2.00 374 Sudan - 1972 50 Ghirsh UNC $2.00 375 50 Cents in Trade Token $1.00 376World Silver - Canada 1904 10 Cents $2.00 377 Clear Lake, IA Perkins Wooden Nickel $1.00 378 50 Cents in Trade Token $1.00 379 Medallic Art Co Grand Canyon National Park 50th Anniversary Medal Bronze $3.00 380 Great Britain - 1981 25 New Pence UNC $3.00 381 "The Great War for Civilization" Art Deco Medal $5.00 382 Pomona National Bridge / Jackson County 200 Year Anniversary Medal $3.00 383 Guyana - 1970 1 Dollar UNC $2.00 385 Illawarrra Numismatic Association Membership Discount Wooden Nickel Token $1.00 386 San Juan Quality Royale Casino Token $1 Face Value $1.00 387 Canada - 1963 Prooflike 1 Cent Emerald Rainbow Toning $3.00 388 Artisan Silverworks Temecula, CA Wooden Nickel $1.00 389 Canada - 1966 1 Cent Emerald Toning $2.00 392 5 Cent Token $1.00 393 Netherlands East Indies - 1945 S 1 Cent UNC $2.00 395 Denmark - 1904/804 1 Ore NICE $8.00 396 Netherlands Antilles - 1965 2.5 Cents UNC TONED $6.00 398 Netherlands - 1921 1/2 Cent BETTER DATE $2.00 399 Netherlands - 1922 1/2 Cent BETTER DATE $4.00 451 Sweden - 1901 1 Ore $1.00 452 Norway - 1948 50 Ore Overdate 4/4 $5.00 453 Netherlands Antilles - 1959 1 Cent UNC $2.00 454Korea (Republic) - 1959 100 Hwan NICE $8.00 457World Silver - Canada 1945 10 Cents $2.00 458 Canada - 1948 5 Cents $1.00 459 Korea (Republic) - 1968 1 Won NICE $1.00 460 Denmark - 1951 10 Ore NICE $5.00 461 Barbados - 1973 Proof 5 Cents in OGP $1.00 463 Barbados - 1973 Proof 25 Cents in OGP $1.00 465 Hungary - 1965 2 Filler Key Date $5.00 466 World Silver - Canada 1886 Ten Cents $7.00 468 Switzerland - 1968 5 Rappen UNC TONED $1.00 471 Trinidad & Tobago - 1973 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 472 British Virgin Islands - 1974 Proof 10 Cents in OGP cello $1.00 476 British Virgin Islands - 1973 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 479 World Silver - Australia 1920 Shilling $8.00 480 Barbados - 1980 Proof 25 Cents in OGP cello $1.00 481 World Silver - Switzerland 1975 1 Franc $6.00 483 10 Great Britain Large Pennies - all different dates as early as 1900 $6.00 485 10 Great Britain Large Pennies - all different dates as early as 1900 $6.00 486 10 Great Britain Large Pennies - all different dates as early as 1900 $6.00 488 Netherlands East Indies - 1921 1/2 Cent NICE KEY DATE $8.00 493 10 Great Britain Large Pennies - all different dates as early as 1900 $6.00 495 France - 1946 C 5 Francs $1.00 499 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence $5.00 500 France - 1946 5 Francs $1.00 552 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 553 Switzerland - 1902 2 Rappen KEY DATE FIRST YEAR $8.00 554 Panama - 1975 Proof 1 Centesimo in OGP $5.00 555 Panama - 1975 Proof 10 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 556 Panama - 1976 Proof 10 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 557World Silver - Australia 1928 Shilling $5.00 558 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 559 Panama - 1975 Proof 25 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 561 Panama - 1975 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 562 Panama - 1976 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP $2.00 563 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 564 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 565World Silver - Australia 1917 M 1 Florin $8.00 566 World Silver - Australia 1912 1 Shilling KEY DATE $8.00 567 World Silver - Australia 1913 1 Shilling KEY DATE $8.00 568 Panama - 1974 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP cello $1.00 569 World Silver - Australia 1917 M Sixpence KEY DATE $6.00 571 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence KEY DATE $8.00 572 Panama - 1973 Proof 1/10 Balboa in OGP $1.00 573 World Silver - Australia 1912 Shilling $8.00 574 Barbados - 1973 Proof 1 Cent $1.00 575 Panama - 1973 Proof 1/4 Balboa in OGP $1.00 577 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 578 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 579 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 580World Silver - Denmark 1874 25 Ore $4.00 582 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 584 Liberia - 1974 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 585 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 587World Silver - Portugal 1933 2 1/2 Escudos KEY DATE $6.00 588World Silver - New Zealand 1943 6 Pence $3.00 589 10 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 590 12 Great Britain Large Pennies $6.00 591 1979 Swedish Shooting Medal $2.00 592 1984 Swedish Shooting Medal $2.00 594 Bahamas - 1970 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 596 Token "10" Unknown origin $1.00 597 World Silver - Ecuador 1833 1 Real $15.00 651 Sarawak - 1930 1 Cent NICE $5.00 652 Indiana Sesquicentennial Medal 1966 $3.00 653 1960 Roxborough/Manayunk/Wissahickon (Philadelphia) 250th Anniversary Medal $3.00 654 Alleppey Dist Treasury 286 Token $3.00 655 Creotina Remedies Belleville, IL Token $3.00 656 World Silver - Canada 1881 H 25 Cents $8.00 657 Mexico - 2001 1 Peso UNC in original cello $1.00 659 World Silver - Germany (Wurttemburg) 1805 6 Kreuzer $8.00 661 Greece - 1959 10 Drachmai UNC $6.00 664World Silver - Canada 1921 25 Cents $5.00 665 Franklin D Roosevelt $2 Trade Token Union Maystern $3.00 667 Russia - 1994 50 Roubles Blind Mole Rat LOW MINTAGE UNC $3.00 668 World Silver - Germany (Hamburg) 1700's 1 Schilling (12 Pfennig) $4.00 670 Barbados - 1973 Proof 1 Cent and 5 Cents in OGP (two coins) $4.00 671 Barbados - 1973 Proof 10 Cents and 25 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 672 Mint of Romania Aluminum Token UNC $3.00 673 Bahamas - 1973 and 1974 Proof 1 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 674 Bahamas - 1973 and 1974 Proof 5 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 676 Penny Press Mint 1 Dollar Token (Morgan Dollar Inspired Design) $2.00 677 Penny Press Mint 1 Dollar Token (Morgan Dollar Inspired Design) $2.00 678 France (Paris) Montmartre Auditing Firm "Good for one audition" Token $2.00 679 Thailand - Bangkok Institute of Accounting Token $1.00 680 Swedish Shooting Medal Double Pistols Design $3.00 681 1941 Mercury Dime Pin $4.00 683Korea (Republic) - 1959 100 Hwan $3.00 684 Russia - 1994 50 Roubles Bison NICE LOW MINTAGE $2.00 685 Coca-Cola 1974 "It's the real thing" Silver Dollar City Token $5.00 686 State Mint of Romania Octagonal Token UNC $2.00 687France - 1943 B 50 Centimes BETTER DATE $3.00 688 World Silver - Australia 1918 M Sixpence KEY DATE $15.00 689 World Silver - Canada 1891 Ten Cents $6.00 691 World Silver - Australia 1920 M Sixpence SEMI KEY DATE $6.00 692 Mount Vernon, VA High School Token $1.00 693 Mexico - 1954 5 Centavos UNC $1.00 694World Silver - Canada 1948 Ten Cents $2.00 696 Russia - 1992 100 Roubles UNC $2.00 698 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Driver's Association "good for one full fare" token $2.00 699 Mexico - 1973 20 Centavos UNC $3.00 700World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 751 Canada - 1957 House of Commons Medal $3.00 752 Mexico - 1955 5 Centavos $1.00 753 Mexico - 1955 5 Centavos $1.00 754 National Pony Express Centennial Medal So Called Dollar UNC TONED $5.00 756 Four Canada 1991 UNC Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $1.00 757 Four Canada 1991 UNC 5 Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $1.00 758 Pair of Two Thomas Jefferson 1 Cent Postal Stamps $1.00 759 Four Canada 1991 UNC 10 Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $1.00 760 Philippines - 1975 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 761 Mexico - 2000 10 Pesos UNC in original cello $6.00 762 Philippines - 1975 Proof 5 Cents in OGP $1.00 763 India - 1926 1/12 Anna NICE $2.00 764World Silver - Canada 1948 25 Cents $5.00 765 Mexico - 2000 20 Pesos UNC in original cello $10.00 766 Four Canada 1991 UNC 50 Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $3.00 767 Four Canada 1991 UNC 1 Dollar (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $5.00 768 Morocco - AH1320 10 Mazunas $8.00 769 Korea (Republic) - 1972 5 Won UNC $1.00 770 Korea (Republic) - 1974 50 Won NICE $1.00 771 Jamaica - 1976 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 772 Korea (Republic) - 1979 100 Won NICE $1.00 774 Mexico - 1935 20 Centavos NICE $6.00 776 1974 P Kennedy Half Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $2.00 777 Poland - 2014 2 Zlotych UNC $2.00 778 Mexico - 1913 1 Centavo $1.00 779 Mexico - 1921 1 Centavo BETTER DATE $8.00 780 Mexico - 1924 1 Centavo BETTER DATE $8.00 782 Two Mixed Tokens $1.00 783 1976 P Kennedy Half Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $2.00 786 Canada - 1970 1 Cent TONED $1.00 787 Canada - 1932 1 Cent NICE $2.00 788 State Penal Institution 5 Cent Good For Token $3.00 789 1953 Silver Proof Washington Quarter NICE $15.00 791 District Treasury Alleppey 1860 Token Government of Kerala $2.00 792 Russia (Empire) - 1881 1 Kopek $1.00 7942011 S Silver Proof Glacier Quarter $6.00 795 North Fork, West Virginia 1 Penny 1903 Masonic Token NICE $3.00 7962013 S Silver Proof Great Basin Quarter $6.00 797 Canada - 1939 Coronation Medal $2.00 799 Germany (Empire) - 1890 A 20 Pfennig $10.00 851 France - 1935 1 Franc KEY DATE $5.00 852 Great Britain - Queen Victoria 60 Years of Rule Medal $3.00 853 Peru - 1878 1 Centavo $3.00 854 Belgium - 1944 2 Franc NICE $1.00 855World Silver - Canada 1948 25 Cents $5.00 859 Monarch Automatic Co Northhampton Good For One Coupon in Trading Token $2.00 860 Netherlands - 1881 1 Cent $1.00 862 Mexico - 2000 20 Pesos UNC in original cello $10.00 864 World Silver - Australia 1913 Shilling $8.00 866 $1 Good For Token Large $3.00 867 Canada - 1939 Coronation Medal $3.00 8682011 S Silver Proof Chickasaw Quarter $6.00 8692013 S Silver Proof White Mountain Quarter $6.00 870 Belgium - 1836 2 Centimes $1.00 874 Germany (Prussia) - 1834 D 1 Pfennig $1.00 876 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $4.00 878 1953 Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal $3.00 880 World Silver - Australia 1920 M Sixpence $6.00 886 Canada - 1962 "Hanging 2" 1 Cent UNC $4.00 888 Australia - 2014 1 Dollar 100 Years of ANZAC $1.00 893 Duenweg, Missouri State Bank One Quart Token NICE $3.00 894 Rotary International Token $1.00 896 Canada - 1930 House of Commons Medal $3.00 900 France - 1944 C 2 Francs $1.00 951 France - 1944 C 2 Francs $1.00 952 Poland - 2006 2 Zlotych $3.00 953 Poland - 2003 2 Zlotych $3.00 956 Poland - 2004 2 Zlotych $3.00 9722010 S Silver Proof Mount Hood Quarter $6.00 9742011 S Silver Proof Olympic Quarter $6.00 975World Silver - Australia 1916 1 Florin $9.00 9762010 S Silver Proof Yosemite Quarter $6.00
Hello again, and good evening! I hope everyone is having a great week (personal good news: just scored 284 points on a single Scrabble word today - "Squeezes" on a double triple word score plus using all my letters.) This listing is for items that did not sell during the November 22 Auction, so you can buy anything you want right here and right now - no buyer's premiums, no additional fees. *FREE shipping for any order over $100. Each lot was individually imaged (front and back) for the auction - so the easiest way for you to see exactly what you're buying is to visit the auction link (the auction is over, so I'm not advertising anything different or advertising an upcoming auction) - so here that is: https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/5l9n29no4q Here is the required "prove you still have the stuff" photo with the username card and today's date: PHOTO Payment: PayPal only. I do not have Venmo/Zello/Bitcoin or any other form of digital payment at this time. No notes if using PPFF, please. Thank you. Shipping: I will charge you what it costs me for the USPS label rounded up to the nearest dollar. For First Class that is usually $4, for USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Small Box it will be $9. I will get you a tracking number right after payment is received and will get your package scanned into the USPS system within 24 hours of receipt of payment. I will offer "Risky Shipping" (via stamped greeting card)at my discretionfor $1 - for single, small coins ONLY.NOTE: These prices are for Continental US shipping only - if you live outside the continental US, shipping will be more expensive. I am still happy to do it under the same rules as above, but just keep in mind it's going to cost more. What do YOU need to do to buy coins from this group: send me a list of which lots you want (for example, I want to buy lots # 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) and I will send you a total. There are too many coins here (plus there are duplicates) so I cannot look up the coins you want by description - just give me lot numbers and it will be much simpler. I'd like to make a simple and polite request - if I have sent you my PayPal information (meaning we've agreed to a deal) please finish it up as soon as you can so I can check you off the list and move on to the next person. This helps make sure you get all the coins we discussed and no one else is in limbo. I will do my absolute best to update the ad as soon as lots sell. LEFTOVERS: 2 1971 Lincoln Memorial Cent NGC MS67RD (Price Guide $195) $100.00 3 1971 Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66 6FS (Price Guide $125) $70.00 4 1946 S Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67FT (Price Guide $95) $50.00 5 1965 Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67 FULL TORCH (Price Guide $750) $300.00 6 1965 Washington Quarter NGC MS66 (Price Guide $30) $15.00 7 1971 Washington Quarter NGC MS66 (Price Guide $50) $25.00 8 1971 D Washington Quarter NGC MS67 (Price Guide $65) $35.00 9 1963 D Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS65 FULL BELL LINES (Price Guide $190) $125.00 10 1971 D Kennedy Half Dollar NGC MS67 (Price Guide $120) $75.00 11 1971 P Eisenhower Dollar NGC MS65 (Price Guide $80) $50.00 12 1941 D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66 5 Full Steps (Price Guide $40) $25.00 13 1974 Proof Set $6.00 14 1941 D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67 5 Full Steps (Price Guide $175) $100.00 15 1956 D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS65 TONED (Price Guide $20) $10.00 16 1956 D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS65 TONED (Price Guide $20) $10.00 17 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS64 (Price Guide $40) $20.00 18 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS64 (Price Guide $40) $20.00 19 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS64 (Price Guide $40) $20.00 20 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (Price Guide $55) $25.00 21 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (Price Guide $55) $25.00 22 1975 Proof Set $6.00 23 1975 Proof Set $6.00 24 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (Price Guide $55) $25.00 25 1959 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (Price Guide $55) $25.00 26 1975 Proof Set $6.00 27 1960 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS64 (Price Guide $50) $25.00 29 1960 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS64 (Price Guide $50) $25.00 30 1960 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (Price Guide $65) $30.00 31 1963 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (Price Guide $130) $60.00 32 1942 Walking Liberty Half DDR NGC AU58 (Price Guide $100) $50.00 33 1942 Walking Liberty Half DDR PCGS MS67 GEM (Price Guide $6,000) $4,500.00 WILL CONSIDER TRADES FOR GOLD/SILVER 34 1977 D Kennedy Half DDO NGC AU58 (Price Guide $175) $100.00 35 1977 D Kennedy Half DDO NGC AU58 (Price Guide $175) $100.00 36 1885 O Morgan Dollar NGC MS63 TONED $60.00 37 Cape Verde - 1930 5 Centavos NGC UNC DETAILS $10.00 38 Suriname 1962 1 Gulden NGC MS65 TONED $40.00 39 1946 S/S (RPM-002) Washington Quarter NGC MS65 (variety unattributed) $50.00 40 1946 S/S (RPM-002) Washington Quarter NGC MS65 (variety unattributed) $50.00 41 1950 Washington Quarter NGC MS66 Doubled Die Reverse (variety unattributed) $100.00 42 1957 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse PCGS MS66 (variety unattributed) $60.00 43 1958 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (variety unattributed) $50.00 44 1960 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse ANACS Old Small Holder MS65 (variety unattributed) $40.00 45 1960 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (variety unattributed) $40.00 46 1960 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse NGC MS65 (variety unattributed) $40.00 47 1962 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse PCGS MS65 (variety unattributed) $65.00 48 1963 Washington Quarter Type B Reverse PCGS MS65 (variety unattributed) $75.00 49 1953 D Franklin Half Dollar "Booger Nose" Obverse Die Clash PCGS MS64FBL (variety unattributed) $75.00 50 1954 D Franklin Half Dollar "Booger Nose" Obverse Die Clash PCGS MS64 FBL (variety unattributed) $50.00 51 Toner US Type Set 1 $40.00 52 Toner US Type Set 2 $25.00 53 Toner US Type Set 3 $25.00 56 World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $3.00 58 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $3.00 59 World Silver - Germany 1937 D 2 Reichsmark $10.00 60 1976 D Eisenhower Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $4.00 61 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $3.00 62 World Silver - Panama 1962 1/10 Balboa $3.00 63 World Silver - France 1903 50 Centimes KEY DATE $4.00 64 1977 D Eisenhower Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $4.00 65 Toner US Type Set 4 $20.00 66 Toner US Type Set 5 $25.00 68 Toner US Type Set 6 $50.00 69 World Silver - Netherlands 1850 25 Cents KEY DATE $35.00 70 1936 Mercury Dime Doubled Die Obverse HIGH GRADE $30.00 71 1934 Lincoln Wheat Cent UNC $3.00 72 World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $3.00 73 1955 Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $6.00 74 World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $3.00 75 1955 S Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $4.00 76 1955 S Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $4.00 77 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $3.00 79 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $3.00 80 1956 Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $6.00 81 1958 D Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $4.00 82 World Silver - Curacao 1900 1/4 Gulden $5.00 83 1964 Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $3.00 84 1964 Roosevelt Dime UNC TONED $3.00 85 World Silver - Canada 1906 10 Cents $3.00 87 World Silver - Great Britain 1859 Shilling $6.00 88 World Silver - Netherlands 1905 25 Cents NICE $8.00 89 World Silver - Great Britain 1887 Shilling $6.00 90 1974 D Eisenhower Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $4.00 91 World Silver - Great Britain 1865 (4) Sixpence $4.00 93 World Silver - Great Britain 1884 Sixpence $4.00 95 Illinois Governer Otto Kerner Inauguration Medal $2.00 96 World Silver - Switzerland 1920 1/2 Franc $2.00 98 World Silver - Great Britain 1916 Sixpence $3.00 100 World Silver - Belgium 1904 2 Francs $6.00 148 Group of 35 UNC 2 Euro Commemorative Coins (70 Face Value) Mixed Countries and Dates $135.00 149 Group of 93 UNC 2 Euro Commemorative Coins (186 Face Value) Mixed Countries and Dates $350.00 150 Over 360 Mixed US and World Coins and Tokens $110.00 151 World Silver - Great Britain 1839 Shilling $6.00 152 World Silver - Great Britain 1864 (4) Sixpence $4.00 153 World Silver - Great Britain 1893 Sixpence $4.00 155 World Silver - Great Britain 1909 Sixpence $3.00 156 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $6.00 158 World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $6.00 159 World Silver - Bahamas 1970 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 160 1958 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 161 World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 162 1959 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 163 1959 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC TONED $12.00 164 World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 165 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 166 1960 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 167 1960 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 168 World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 170 World Silver - Canada 1910 25 Cents $4.00 171 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $22.00 172 1963 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC TONED $12.00 173 1964 Kennedy Half Mint Clip Error $12.00 174 World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $22.00 175 1964 D Washington Quarter UNC TONED $8.00 176 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $20.00 177 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $20.00 178 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $20.00 179 Stag Beer Wooden Nickel "Fair on the Square" $1.00 180 The TV Shop Slidell, LA One Wooden Buck $1.00 181 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $20.00 182 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $20.00 183 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1975 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $20.00 184 World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $18.00 185 St Helena - 1981 25 Pence (Crown Sized) $3.00 186 World Silver - Australia 1923 Sixpence $4.00 187 World Silver - Australia 1961 1 Shilling UNC $3.00 188 World Silver - Australia 1961 1 Shilling UNC $3.00 189 World Silver - Australia 1943 S 1 Shilling NICE $5.00 190 1996 D Kennedy Half UNC MINT CELLO $1.00 191 State of Missouri Sesquicentennial Medal $1.00 192 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 193 State of Missouri Sesquicentennial Medal $2.00 194 State of Missouri Sesquicentennial Medal $2.00 195 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 196 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 198 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $2.00 199 1974 D Kennedy Half Dollar DDO UNC $20.00 200 World Silver - Australia 1911 Shilling $5.00 251 World Silver - Bahamas 1970 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $5.00 252 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $2.00 253 1978 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $20.00 254 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $2.00 255 World Silver - Switzerland 1945 1/2 Franc $2.00 256 1979 Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $8.00 257 1986 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $6.00 258 1986 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU TONED $6.00 259 1954 S Washington Quarter UNC $10.00 260 1957 Washington Quarter UNC TONED $10.00 261 1963 Type B Reverse Washington Quarter UNC TONED $20.00 262 1999 D Kennedy Half Dollar UNC from Mint Set GEM BU PROOFLIKE $3.00 263 World Silver - Bahamas 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 264 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $12.00 265 Panama - 1975 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP cello $1.00 266 1971 D Eisenhower Dollar "Talon Head" Obverse Die Clash / "Moon Line" Reverse Die Clash UNC TONED $10.00 267 World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $20.00 269 Maybrook NY Golden Jubilee Good For 10 Cent Wooden Nickel $1.00 270 Maybrook NY 1975 Golden Jubilee 25 Cent Wooden Nickel $1.00 272 1974 Eisenhower Dollar UNC RAINBOW TONED $12.00 273 World Silver - Barbados 1973 Proof 5 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $20.00 274 1957 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 275 World Silver - Barbados 1973 Proof 5 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $20.00 276 World Silver - Australia 1920 Shilling $6.00 277 1959 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 279 1960 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 280 World Silver - Australia 1943 Shilling $6.00 281 World Silver - Canada 1918 25 Cents $5.00 283 World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $18.00 285 World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $18.00 286 1963 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 287 1983 Lincoln Cent DDO FS-101 $25.00 288 1964 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 290 1983 Lincoln Cent DDO UNC GEM BU $50.00 291 1964 D Washington Silver Quarter UNC TONED $8.00 292 2000 "Wide AM" Lincoln Cent UNC $12.00 293 1960's Terre Haute, IN Sesquicentennial Wooden Nickel $1.00 298 1982 Buffalo NY Sesquicentennial Wooden Nickel $1.00 299 1958 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 300 1959 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 352 Denmark - 1950 5 Ore KEY DATE $10.00 353 World Silver - Switzerland 1951 1/2 Franc $2.00 357 1990 Rappahannock Area Coin Club Wooden Nickel $1.00 360 Old Time Wooden Nickel Co Support Our Troops Wooden Nickel $1.00 366 1957 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 370 World Silver - Canada 1916 10 Cents $3.00 371 Great Britain - 1920 1/2 Crown NICE $30.00 372 New Zealand - 1942 1/2 Crown $20.00 373 1960 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 374 Sudan - 1972 50 Ghirsh UNC $2.00 375 1961 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 376 World Silver - Canada 1904 10 Cents $2.00 377 Clear Lake, IA Perkins Wooden Nickel $1.00 380 Great Britain - 1981 25 New Pence UNC $3.00 382 World Silver - Canada 1903 H 10 Cents $3.00 383 Guyana - 1970 1 Dollar UNC $2.00 384 New Zealand - 1953 1 Crown $4.00 385 Illawarrra Numismatic Association Membership Discount Wooden Nickel Token $1.00 386 San Juan Quality Royale Casino Token $1 Face Value $1.00 388 Artisan Silverworks Temecula, CA Wooden Nickel $1.00 393 Netherlands East Indies - 1945 S 1 Cent UNC $2.00 395 1957 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 396 Netherlands Antilles - 1965 2.5 Cents UNC TONED $6.00 398 Netherlands - 1921 1/2 Cent BETTER DATE $2.00 399 Netherlands - 1922 1/2 Cent BETTER DATE $4.00 452 World Silver - Canada 1899 10 Cents $4.00 453 Netherlands Antilles - 1959 1 Cent UNC $2.00 454 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 455 Canada - 1930 5 Cents NICE $4.00 456 Canada - 1930 5 Cents NICER $6.00 457 World Silver - Canada 1945 10 Cents $2.00 458 Canada - 1948 5 Cents $1.00 461 Barbados - 1973 Proof 5 Cents in OGP $1.00 463 Barbados - 1973 Proof 25 Cents in OGP $1.00 464 Barbados - 1973 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 466 World Silver - Canada 1886 Ten Cents $8.00 469 Trinidad & Tobago - 1973 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 470 World Silver - Canada 1899 Ten Cents $4.00 471 Trinidad & Tobago - 1973 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 472 British Virgin Islands - 1974 Proof 10 Cents in OGP cello $1.00 474 World Silver - Canada 1908 Ten Cents $2.00 475 World Silver - Canada 1909 "Victorian Leaves" 10 Cents $3.00 476 British Virgin Islands - 1973 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 477 World Silver - Caribbean Country 1953 25 Centavos $4.00 478 British Virgin Islands - 1973 Proof 25 Cents in OGP $1.00 479 World Silver - Australia 1920 Shilling $8.00 480 Barbados - 1980 Proof 25 Cents in OGP cello $1.00 481 World Silver - Switzerland 1975 1 Franc $6.00 484 World Silver - Canada 1904 10 Cents $4.00 486 1964 Type B Reverse Washington Silver Quarter (starts at melt) $5.00 487 World Silver - Canada 1909 Ten Cents $2.00 488 Netherlands East Indies - 1921 1/2 Cent NICE KEY DATE $8.00 489 World Silver - Canada 1902 10 Cents $3.00 490 British Virgin Islands - 1974 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 491 World Silver - Canada 1901 10 Cents $4.00 492 India - 2010 10 Rupees UNC $1.00 493 World Silver - Canada 1900 10 Cents $3.00 494 British Virgin Islands - 1974 Proof 5 Cents in OGP cello $1.00 495 France - 1946 C 5 Francs $1.00 496 World Silver - Canada 1899 10 Cents $3.00 498 British Virgin Islands - 1974 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 499 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence $5.00 500 France - 1946 5 Francs $1.00 551 World Silver - Australia 1922 Shilling $5.00 552 World Silver - Switzerland 1963 1 Franc NICE $4.00 553 Switzerland - 1902 2 Rappen KEY DATE FIRST YEAR $8.00 554 Panama - 1975 Proof 1 Centesimo in OGP $5.00 555 Panama - 1975 Proof 10 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 556 Panama - 1976 Proof 10 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 557 World Silver - Australia 1928 Shilling $5.00 559 Panama - 1975 Proof 25 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 560 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $6.00 561 Panama - 1975 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP $1.00 562 Panama - 1976 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP $2.00 563 World Silver - Canada 1902 25 Cents $6.00 564 World Silver - Canada 1870 25 Cents $8.00 565 World Silver - Australia 1917 M 1 Florin $8.00 566 World Silver - Australia 1912 1 Shilling KEY DATE $8.00 567 World Silver - Australia 1913 1 Shilling KEY DATE $8.00 568 Panama - 1974 Proof 5 Centesimos in OGP cello $1.00 569 World Silver - Australia 1917 M Sixpence KEY DATE $6.00 570 World Silver - Australia 1914 Shilling $5.00 571 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence KEY DATE $8.00 572 Panama - 1973 Proof 1/10 Balboa in OGP $1.00 573 World Silver - Australia 1912 Shilling $8.00 574 Barbados - 1973 Proof 1 Cent $1.00 575 Panama - 1973 Proof 1/4 Balboa in OGP $1.00 576 World Silver - Switzerland 1950 1/2 Franc $2.00 577 World Silver - Switzerland 1958 1 Franc $5.00 578 World Silver - Australia 1943 D Sixpence NICE $3.00 580 World Silver - Denmark 1874 25 Ore $4.00 581 Liberia - 1974 Proof 5 Cents in OGP $1.00 583 France - 1856 BB 5 Centimes $1.00 584 Liberia - 1974 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 585 World Silver - Mexico 1890 Pi R 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $8.00 586 World Silver - Mexico 1895 Mo M 10 Centavos $3.00 587 World Silver - Portugal 1933 2 1/2 Escudos KEY DATE $6.00 588 World Silver - New Zealand 1943 6 Pence $3.00 589 1830's Capped Bust Half Dollar Holed $12.00 590 World Silver - Canada 1909 Ten Cents $3.00 591 1979 Swedish Shooting Medal $2.00 592 1984 Swedish Shooting Medal $2.00 593 France - 1854 K 5 Centimes $1.00 594 Bahamas - 1970 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 596 France - 1856 K 10 Centimes $1.00 597 World Silver - Ecuador 1833 1 Real $15.00 599 France - 1854 W 10 Centimes $1.00 656 World Silver - Canada 1881 H 25 Cents $10.00 658 World Silver - Canada 1916 Ten Cents $2.00 659 World Silver - Germany (Wurttemburg) 1805 6 Kreuzer $8.00 660 World Silver - Canada 1916 25 Cents $4.00 661 Greece - 1959 10 Drachmai UNC $6.00 662 World Silver - Canada 1908 Ten Cents $4.00 663 World Silver - Canada 1921 25 Cents $5.00 664 World Silver - Canada 1921 25 Cents $5.00 668 World Silver - Germany (Hamburg) 1700's 1 Schilling (12 Pfennig) $4.00 669 World Silver - Poland 1800's 10 Groszy $3.00 670 Barbados - 1973 Proof 1 Cent and 5 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 671 Barbados - 1973 Proof 10 Cents and 25 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 672 World Silver - Canada 1902 Ten Cents $4.00 673 Bahamas - 1973 and 1974 Proof 1 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 674 Bahamas - 1973 and 1974 Proof 5 Cents in OGP (two coins) $1.00 675 World Silver - Canada 1909 25 Cents $6.00 676 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $6.00 677 World Silver - Switzerland 1955 1/2 Franc BETTER DATE $3.00 678 World Silver - Canada 1903 25 Cents $6.00 688 World Silver - Australia 1918 M Sixpence KEY DATE $15.00 689 World Silver - Canada 1891 Ten Cents $6.00 690 1986 Proof 2 Coin Statue of Liberty Set (Silver Dollar and Clad Half) in OGP $20.00 691 World Silver - Australia 1920 M Sixpence SEMI KEY DATE $6.00 693 Mexico - 1954 5 Centavos UNC $1.00 694 World Silver - Canada 1948 Ten Cents $2.00 695 Mexico - 1966 20 Centavos UNC $3.00 697 World Silver - Canada 1929 10 Cents $2.00 698 1986 Silver Proof Statue of Liberty Dollar in OGP $18.00 699 Mexico - 1973 20 Centavos UNC $3.00 700 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $2.00 751 1986 Silver Proof Statue of Liberty Dollar in OGP $18.00 752 Mexico - 1955 5 Centavos $1.00 753 Mexico - 1955 5 Centavos $1.00 756 Four Canada 1991 UNC Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $1.00 757 Four Canada 1991 UNC 5 Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $1.00 758 China (Hu-Peh Province) 10 Cash $1.00 759 Four Canada 1991 UNC 10 Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $1.00 760 Philippines - 1975 Proof 10 Cents in OGP $1.00 762 Philippines - 1975 Proof 5 Cents in OGP $1.00 764 World Silver - Canada 1948 25 Cents $5.00 766 Four Canada 1991 UNC 50 Cents (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $3.00 767 Four Canada 1991 UNC 1 Dollar (4 coins) in OGP CELLO $5.00 768 Morocco - AH1320 10 Mazunas $8.00 770 World Silver - Canada 1904 25 Cents $6.00 771 Jamaica - 1976 Proof 1 Cent in OGP $1.00 773 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $6.00 776 1974 P Kennedy Half Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $2.00 777 Poland - 2014 2 Zlotych UNC $2.00 778 Two Mixed World Coins $1.00 780 World Silver - Canada 1903 25 Cents $6.00 782 Two Mixed Tokens $1.00 783 1976 P Kennedy Half Dollar UNC MINT CELLO $2.00 789 1953 Silver Proof Washington Quarter NICE $15.00 790 Netherlands - 1880 1 Cent $1.00 791 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $6.00 792 Russia (Empire) - 1881 1 Kopek $1.00 794 2011 S Silver Proof Glacier Quarter $6.00 795 World Silver - Canada 1916 25 Cents $6.00 796 2013 S Silver Proof Great Basin Quarter $6.00 799 World Silver - Canada 1902 H 25 Cents $6.00 851 Republic of China - 10 Cash $1.00 852 World Silver - Canada 1912 25 Cents $6.00 853 Peru - 1878 1 Centavo $3.00 854 World Silver - Egypt AH1293 (Year 10; 1884) 10 Qirsh $10.00 855 World Silver - Canada 1948 25 Cents $5.00 860 Netherlands - 1881 1 Cent $1.00 864 World Silver - Australia 1913 Shilling $8.00 867 World Silver - Canada 1909 25 Cents $8.00 868 2011 S Silver Proof Chickasaw Quarter $6.00 869 2013 S Silver Proof White Mountain Quarter $6.00 870 Belgium - 1836 2 Centimes $1.00 873 Romania - 1880 2 Bani $1.00 874 Germany (Prussia0 - 1834 D 1 Pfennig $1.00 875 Italy (Tuscany) - 1859 5 Centesimi $2.00 876 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $4.00 880 World Silver - Australia 1920 M Sixpence $6.00 882 2013 S Silver Proof Fort McHenry Quarter $6.00 886 Canada - 1962 "Hanging 2" 1 Cent UNC $4.00 889 Hungary - 1894 1 Filler $1.00 890 Hungary - 1895 1 Filler $1.00 952 World Silver - Canada 1902 10 Cents $4.00 966 World Silver - Spain 1869 (69) SN-M 1 Peseta KEY DATE $15.00 969 World Silver - Canada 1908 10 Cents $3.00 970 World Silver - Egypt AH1327 (1910-1913) 5 Qirsh $4.00 971 Sterling Silver Cigarette Case Engraved "CML" (67.5g) MELT 972 2010 S Silver Proof Mount Hood Quarter $6.00 974 2011 S Silver Proof Olympic Quarter $6.00 975 World Silver - Australia 1916 1 Florin $9.00 976 2010 S Silver Proof Yosemite Quarter $6.00 977 1817 Large Cent $5.00 978 1853 Large Cent $5.00 979 Sterling Silver Tongs (19.1g) MELT 980 Sterling Silver Tongs (19.0g) MELT 981 1854 Large Cent $5.00 982 1856 Large Cent $5.00 985 1856 Large Cent $5.00 986 1828 Large Cent $5.00 990 World Silver - Philippines 1944 S 50 Centavos $6.00 993 France - 1946 C 5 Francs $2.00 997 World Silver - Australia 1912 Shilling $8.00
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