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8mm Red Luster Coin Beads [50]

8mm Red Luster Coin Beads [50]
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Price Per Lot: $2.60
Lots Available: 15
Style No. (bin): G1539 (aka+e)

Cost per bead:

5.2 cents

Bead material:

Glass

Country of origin:

Czech Republic

Size/shape:

8mm flat, round (coin-shaped), about 3mm thick

Colors/description:

Opaque red with swirls or loose stripes and a luster coating; the coating is not very visible in the picture.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).

Defects:

The beads are generally in good shape, though I've noticed an occasional nick, pit or other surface defect.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:

As I say above, the luster coating is not very visible in the picture, but it is very apparent when you view the actual beads.  These beads are made from what used to be called "end of day" glass, which is the left-over glass from making other beads.  If they didn't have the luster coating, they probably wouldn't look as good.  The luster coating does a lot to enhance their appearance.

When I reposted these beads in October, 2012, I lowered the price by 20 cents per lot.

Date first posted: February 14, 2009
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:  
8mm Red Luster Coin Beads [50]
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Tags: coins, G1539, opaque,