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17 Oct 2018

How To Sell An Inherited Coin Collection

Coins | iccoins

If you inherited a coin collection from a parent, grandparent, etc, you most likely want to know what to do with it. I understand that most people if not everyone reading this is going to be a serious coin collector. However, there are some tips here you can share with family members or friends in case they end up with a collection, possibly even your collection, and don’t know what to do with it. 

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17 Oct 2018

How Did You Get Your Start?

| Mokiechan

I was kind of inspired by Mike's musings about his Numismatic Journey and I thought it would be fascinating to hear other stories.  Here is mine.

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16 Oct 2018

The Great White Fleet Medal

Exonumia | Many

The “Great White Fleet” Medal commemorates the goodwill voyage around the world made by 28 U.S. warship. This medal was produced in the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1907.

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16 Oct 2018

Liberty from Prototype to Final Product

| Mokiechan

The US Mint has many things to consider when creating a coin for mass distribution.  Will the coins stack properly, will the metal flow into all the design elements during a normal, as opposed to proof or medal striking, and are all the required elements mandated by law in place and in an overall pleasing arrangement.  Sculptors on the other hand are used to getting their way and used to ensuring multiple strikes on their creations to bring out all the detail they envision.  Something has got to give!!!!

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16 Oct 2018

NO MORE COLLECTING BUT STILL HAPPY AND STILL ENJOYING

Coins | Mike 272

Hi everyone. Well it's over. Not the way I wanted it but the way life can due it for you yes I'm very disappointed but  I can't deny the happiness and joy this  hobby and you members and workers have done for me so much. It's been a good run twenty five years. Made alot of accomplishments and proud of my wonderful set. Never sold one I give them away. I'm not a flipper buy a coin today and make a profit tomorrow. Is that collecting no. That's someone who doesn't care about what he bought but what he can get for it. I love my coins. I have been going over them and I shake my head. I bought this beauty from this famous designer. Wow I can't believe it. I read my old blogs I print them out it looks like a book. That would be the day Mike Hemingway. Sounds good. Then you find a coin you forgot about and the auction you won it for nothing. You find your self going over them with a loop. Some have asked me did I cry yes I am man enough to admit it. Nothing wrong with it. 

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15 Oct 2018

A Spooky Niue Coin

| Mokiechan

Halloween is nigh, and the days, at least here in Western Pennsylvania, are getting short and cool.   I like this time of year most of all, I cannot wait for my Families Fall Foliage drive starting this coming Friday. 

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