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02 Sep

How I Started Collecting

Coins | user_4542

I had some coins from other countries, but I never really took interest in them. Then one day my Dad gave me a 1912 German 10 Piece. After that I really took. Interest in it. I look at my collection again and saw that I had coins from Canada, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador and so on. Then I went to my local Flea market and bought some more Over time my collection has grown.

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02 Sep

Anybody going to Long Beach this weekend or is this subject taboo?

Clubs Exchange | WinkWink

Sorry, I'm new, I've never been in a gang before. I just joined the ANA, and so inherited the NGC affiliation, I guess.

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02 Sep

Baffleing Barber

Coins-United States | WinkWink

I was examining this 1915 Barber quarter through my loupe, trying to get a positive I.D. of what I think is a micro Sjust above/left of the "D" in Dollar, when I noticed a faint but well defined "2" between the center tail feathers and the "R" in Quarter, along with some other anomalies What I'm I looking at?

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02 Sep

VIDEO: What's the coolest thing in your booth? With Chuck Daughtrey from Modern Coin Mart.

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

Chuck Daughtrey, marketing director for Modern Coin Mart, designed the Augustus Saint-Gaudens coin struck at the Perth Mint. The coin includes the ANA Lamp of Knowledge on Saint-Gaudens' shoulder

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01 Sep

The Legendary 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

Coins-United States | nachos10

It was the year 1913. Every person was searching through their small piles of coins for a hyped up 5 cent coin that had been publicized all over the US. I'm talking about the 1913 Liberty V Nickel. It was said that only 5 examples got out of the Mint. Many theories were developed as to how these coins made it out in the public. Some say that the pieces were struck as test pieces while some say that someone accidentally minted 5 coins before the dies were destroyed to be replaced by the Buffalo Nickel. And also this was during the Great Depression, in which a collector named B. Max Behl of Texas offered a huge reward of 50$ (During those times 50$ was a enormous amount of money) to the person who found the nickel. This led to the nationwide hype of the coin. Most of the pieces were sold quietly to private collectors. Million of Americans could be seen stopped on the streets, checking their change for this rare piece of fortune. 

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