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Offline Birdman

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Internet archive of web pages from numismatic sites.
« on: November 03, 2016, 01:08:05 PM »
I've always found the "wayback machine" archive of web pages interesting.  https://archive.org/web/  It works for all types of web pages, but numismatic ones are intriguing.

On this web page of Panda America from Feb 6, 1997, the 1995 G1/2 was on the "blow out sale," "coins we want to liquidate," bargain price list.

https://web.archive.org/web/19970206210613/http://www.pandaamerica.com/sales.htm

Type your favorite numismatic website with a long history into https://archive.org/web/ and see what other interesting stuff you can find.

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Re: Internet archive of web pages from numismatic sites.
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 01:50:14 PM »
That is a very cool website.  Internet is an amazing invention.

Your screen capture didn't show their pricing, 1995 1/2 for $185/each if you buy 2 sheets or $190/each if you want a couple.  The fact they they still had so many left over in Nov 2016 I bet many had to be melted to help pay for the new 1997 issues that PA was required to buy.

Due to the daily fluctuations in the Spot Gold Prices, prices for the coins are calculated as such :

For purchase between 3 to 5 oz total gold weight, your price = total gold weight x (spot gold price + 10%)
For purchase between 6 to 10 oz total gold weight, your price = total gold weight x (spot gold price + 7.5%)
For purchase over 10 oz total gold weight, your price = total gold weight x (spot gold price + 5%)
Approximate spot prices as of November 3, 2016: gold -$355.00; silver - $4.75; platinum - $359.00; palladium - $124.00.

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Re: Internet archive of web pages from numismatic sites.
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 02:27:58 PM »
the date is of course wrong, they are probably using a shortcode or something which outputs the current date/time. Use the top of wayback machine to see when the page was cached.

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Re: Internet archive of web pages from numismatic sites.
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 02:39:36 PM »
The website was updated on Nov 3, 1996.  The page was archived on Feb 6, 1997.  It is common for websites to remain static for months when changes to inventory are minimal.  Earlier this year I was updating my web site every few days, now monthly is sufficient, if things slow down even more possibly quarterly.