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14 Sep

Raw V. Slab smackdown

Coins-United States | WinkWink

Call me Ishmael, but I like a coin I can touch. I like them Raw. I also like circulated coins. To me these are the coins that have lived!

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14 Sep

Great Author

Library | Longstrider

While reading a resent article in the ANA's Numismatist or was it a Coin World, I so enjoyed the article that I checked out the author. It was James R. Clifford. I researched him and found he also wrote a novel. It's called Double Daggers. I read the book and highly recommend it. It's a great read when you want to stay in the field of numismatics but need a break from pure facts. In short, the story follows the path of the Eid Mar coin. Though fiction there is a lot of historic fact inside. You might give it a try.

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13 Sep

Where did my collection go?

Coins | Longstrider

I posted a new collection yesterday and an older one dissapeared. Anybody know what happened? I noticed other people have View More at the bottom of there collection page. It brings up older posts. What did I do wrong??

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13 Sep

Coin Clubs

Coins | Longstrider

Are there any coin clubs in the High Desert area of Southern Ca.? Landers, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree or 29 Palms ??

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13 Sep

Decisions decisions.

Coins | CERGRADER

I am having a dilemma. To change my style of collecting or to maintain as I am.There is very good advice to collect smartly. I have been an emotional budget restricted collector which is why amassing the collection I have is probably worth less that collections much smaller. For most of my 38 years of collecting I have collected from change which means I don't have many coins in what could be called high grade. I have purchased coins as a kid just to fill that spot in my book. I have done the same with proof sets.Well, turning 50 this year has made me reconsider many things including downsizing to a smaller, more impressive (to me) collection of rarities. I find it hard to give up on the coins I have accrued and sell them off for a pittance to put toward a higher grade collection that is easier to manage.I have been keeping up with what the mint has been offering in the way of issued coinage and silver, but I would really enjoy being able to have some gold pieces. This is a reason for me to want to get into dealing coins, to be able to put some extra money away as well as add better coinage to me collection.Does any one else fight this internal battle currently?Any advice is appreciated.  I know this is and will end up a personal decision but I thought if anyone would understand what I am up against, it would be someone here at the A.N.A. website.Thank you!

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12 Sep

ANA Club and District Representatives

Clubs Exchange | Doc Bob Jones III

With the new site up and running.  I would like to see more Representatives for each state.I do not work for the ANA but I do everything I can to pass on what the ANA can do for Coin Collectors.The benefits that are available are incredible.  The Library that is available.  Seminars are unbeatable.I could go on and on.  If you are interested on passing on the benefits to others and keeping our hobby continue in the future, we need to educate people.Contact Tiffanie at the ANA she can sure use our help in both local clubs and district reps.  Many states do not have any one listed for the state.

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12 Sep

Featured in Numismatic News

| Grove Minting Company

The September 16th, 2014 Edition of Numismatic News features the latest Grove Minting commemorative in the Exonumia section.

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11 Sep

An Unlikely Purchase

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

My latest NEWP is an XF-45 1860-O Seated Liberty Dollar to upgrade a VF-35 1842 dollar from my collection. What makes this purchase unlikely is that I was not looking to add a new Seated Liberty Dollar to my collection nor was I looking to upgrade the one that I currently own. However, while I was browsing a dealers listing looking for other coins, this coin kind of swept me away.

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11 Sep

Vam 12 or Vam 12A?

Coins | Longstrider

I can really use some help from the Vam collectors out there. I have this coin, 1887 Morgan, that is listed as a Vam 12. I think it appears to be a Vam-12A. It has all the Vam-12 attributes. I also see all kinds of what I believe to be die clashes on the reverse. What do you think? Thanks for any help.

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