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14 Aug 2018

How I Store My Collection

Coins | Jonas's Coins

Looking through the archives of the ANA website, I have seen many posts of people talking about how they store their coin collections. So out of originality, I decided to make my own. So today I will be talking about how I store my coins and also upgrade some of my storage methods (by this, I mean like getting rid of a coin folder and instead using an album).

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14 Aug 2018

YN Auction Best Moments-A memory of the fun (and not so fun) moments

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Coin Student

The auction has been around for 3 years, coming up four this September. It’s time to remember the best moments in the ANA’s annual YN auction.

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14 Aug 2018

What Was The Mint Cabinet?

| Mrdavie

Google has failed me! It cannot lead me to a page that clearly explains what the Mint Cabinet was or is. Q. David Bowers has referred to it in a number of articles in The Numismatist. My best guess is it was (or is) the symbolic place where examples of all coins and bills produced by the U.S. Mint are stored, and which were (are) used for exhibitions. Can you correct or elaborate on my description? Thanks in advance.

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14 Aug 2018

a sad day in Lowell ma.

| user_18650

to any one that has attended the new hampshire coin expo dealer Brian Maxfield 22 yr old drowned over the weekend all the members of Nashua coin club are very upset he is an ANA member also PLEASE PRAY for my friend an his family they need it

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14 Aug 2018

Ohio State Coin Show

Coins | Bush Bush Numismatics

I’m so excited to go to the Ohio State coin show during Labor Day weekend! They have a scavenger hunt where you can find free coins and you get a free binder to put them in! There are 125 tables in the show and they are very competitive prices so I hope I get a good deal🤞🏻. There is also a coin book sale in the entrance so I might get one of those read it, and write a book review. We’ll see though.

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14 Aug 2018

Star Note Catastrophe

| Big Nub Numismatics

This blog is a about something peculiar about some star notes I found. All of them were either ten dollar bills, or twenty that I found, and for suspense I will tell you I bought all of them for only two dollars. It will make sense at the end of this blog , but needless to say I found out where the BEP is hiding their star notes. And first she backgrounds on star notes.

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13 Aug 2018

My Opinions On The Red Book

Coins | Jonas's Coins

Ok, So Everyone should have a red book. As we all know, It goes through colonial coins, Every single denomination of US coins, Commemoratives, Auction records, privately minted gold, errors, patterns, and some other random stuff. These are my opinions on the Redbook:

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13 Aug 2018

Numismatic Thoughts on Coming Back From a Baltic Cruise

Coins | Ancient Collector

I just got back from a two week cruise of the Baltic area. Great for the Historian in me, but a near dud for the Numismatist. Eight countries with five different currencies. The only time I used local currency was to tip the tour guides and buy one pin for my hat. The rest of the time I used plastic. As for the tips they were in either Euros or Dollars which I brought over with me ( the Euros were from previous trips). I never touched or even saw coins or currency from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland or Russia. I did change some of the larger Euro notes I had for tip money and kept a crisp Unc 5-Euro note for my collection. No time during the tours to hit any coin shops. The only Numismatic winner was a book I found at the gift shop of the Viking Museum in Stockholm - Den Svenska Mynthistoryien: Vikingatiden ca 995-1030 (History of Swedish Money: Viking Age ca 995-1030 AD). All in Swedish but with great enlarged plates and understandable descriptions. With time and Babel Fish I should be able to translate the text. Ten years ago I visited the Swedish National Money Museum that was located across the sidestreet from the Royal Palace. When I mentioned it to one of the guides at theViking Museum, she told me that they were planning to close that museum building and move the collection to the Viking Museum. That may be handy but since the coin collection goeswell beyond just Viking age material, I am afraidthe collection will not get the space it really deserves.

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13 Aug 2018

Numismatic Book Review-Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins

| Big Nub Numismatics

TheOfficial ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins is a wonderful book written by Kenneth Bresset, and published by Whitman. This books is a must read for anyone interested in becoming a better, and more knowledgable coin collector. After reading, and studying this book, your grading skills will sharpens, as it gives a detailed account on how to grade by telling the reader what and how to look forties on a coin that are related to its grades. This book will in turn help you make better purchases in the future, and you may be able to cherrypick coins from a single grade that look much better than its given grade. This book should be in every library, though if found in the wrong place, can be a burden on your budget, but as always, by the book before the coin. The grading standards compliment the other series of books to make you the smartest of collectors, allowing to build your collection smartly and safely.

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