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19 Sep

Storage and Display of your collections

| CERGRADER

I am curious of successes and failures of your storing of your coins and collections.I started with the old blue Whitman folders and they were fine as a young lad. I found the coins come loose from them, the paper rips through a d some lesser made versions of the Whitman are too difficult for a young person to put the coin in.I moved my small cents into an older (not remembering the name) brown folder that had sleeves that slid into another plastic sleeve, perhaps 6 in a line. They were tough to get sleeves out but held coins in place nicely. After having them stored for years when I was in the service I came home to some bad issues with condensation having infiltrated the layers of plastic.I currently just use the paper/ cellophane square holders and keep the binder pages in binders.I had issues with staples ruining some of my hard earned Morgans so I stopped stapling my sleeves and just use some clear scotch tape.I have never tried the Dansco folders but they sure look nice.

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19 Sep

My start in Coin Collecting

Coins | user_1037

I started collecting coins in Middle School. I started collecting Indian Head cents and Wheat back cents, from there it was an easy move into Civil War Tokens and then the complete move into Exonumia. Collecting Tokens and Medals offered me so many possibilities about the collection I wanted to start. I started with Worlds Fairs and Expositions and over the years my collection has expanded to Encased coins, So Called Dollars and Good Luck Coins. The mystery of Exonumia is that you have no idea how many pieces are out there that will fit into your collection. This is where the excitement of collecting Exonumia comes into play, the thrill of the hunt, to find that one unique piece and you even get to learn a little history along the way.

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19 Sep

Kennedy special proof set coming soon!

| CERGRADER

I am looking very forward to the 50th anniversary Kennedy silver coin collection coming out in October.Since the Gold one is beyond my budget I am happy that the mint came out with something special for us silver collectors.I know the mint is ridiculed for the extensive product line but I for one like the array of coins made available.When I was young a proof set had 5 coins most times, 6 if we were lucky. Having the proof sets and uncirculated sets as impressive as they are will be cherished for years. When the mint decides to go back to a five coin proof set one day, we will wish for these days to be back.Thank you to the U.S. Mint.

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19 Sep

Seed Coins

| Cassie

What do you like best about this idea? Could this be a neat segue into numismatics? It is definitely great for our planet, and may spur up some interest in the hobby!

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19 Sep

What would you recommend?

Money Museum | Cassie

Calling all NUMISMATISTS, the young and the young at heart, to make recommendations on what you'd like to see in the Money Museum Gift Shop! It can be ideas on books, coins, and any other products...What can we do to attract more people? How can we pass along this great hobby? Sometimes the passion ignites from a single gift! Leave your thoughts below!

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18 Sep

Throwback Thursday: Values of Coins 124 years later

Coins | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

This image was found in the book titled, Illustrated History of the United States Mint by George G. Evans. Inside are photos, fine engravings and 32 plates of rare coins. These coins once went for $10-$50. Now, they are valued between $50K-$300K! It looks like these relative rarities prove to be solid investments, 124 years later.

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18 Sep

ANA Advocacy Programs

Coins | Mike Ellis

As part of our Congressional Charter, we are required to inform members and the public in general on all things numismatic with advocacy issues being at the top of the list. On this site we have an excellent portal to the Federal Trade Commission's site on numismatic collectible and more. To get there, follow the link below:http://ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt188.shtm

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18 Sep

Slabbed Chicago Kennedy Gold Numbers Don't Add Up

Coins - United States | Mike Ellis

On August 1, 2014 I wrote a blog about my thoughts on the numbers of the slabbed Gold Kennedy Half Dollars. I suggest you go back and read it as it is a short blog. Remember, this was before sales began.The link below leads to a Coin World article posted on line. I highly recommend you read it, especially if you are a collector of coins with ultra high grades or special labels!  http://www.coinworld.com/insights/kennedy-gold-proof-half-certification-sales-mismatch.htmlWhat are your thoughts on this issue?

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18 Sep

Whitman Publishing Calls for Cherrypickers’ Guide Volunteers

Coins | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing is calling for volunteers as it prepares the latestCherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins. The next book in the series will be the sixth edition, volume I, covering half cents, large cents, Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents, Lincoln cents, two- and three-cent pieces, Shield nickels, Liberty Head nickels, Buffalo nickels, and Jefferson nickels. The deadline for volunteered information isFriday, October 31, 2014.

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