18 Sep 2021


Exonumia | Longstrider

I have only been collecting POW chits for about a year. I find them amazing bits of history. My interest grew out of my MPC studies. Since my dad served in Italy during WWII and we are of Italian descent, I try to concentrateon that area but also collect others that interred Italian soldiers as well as Italian Service Units, “ISU”.

17 Sep 2021

Bicentennial Coins, 1976, 2004, 2005 and 2009

Coins | user_27089

Occasionally, on the street or in your change, you might find a bicentennial coin. In this article, I will talk about bicentennial coins in the years 1976, 2004, 2005 and 2009. 1st. 1975 and 1976 In 1975 and 1976, the Mint issued a bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar coin. On the quarter, instead of Independence Hall, the Mint put a drummer boy on the reverse, pictured as a Revolutionary War soldier. Another name for this coin is the Drummer Boy quarter. For the half dollar and dollar coin, Seth Huntington designed the reverse off a sketch! For more information on Independence Hall, read my previous article Historic places on the reverse of coins in America. The Kennedy half dollar and Eisenhower dollar have , in my opinion, a more detailed reverse because both of these coins are bigger coins than the quarter. 2nd.2004 and 2005 In 2004 and 2005, the U.S Mint created four bicentennial nickels for the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition and since it was Jefferson's idea and it was in his presidency, these reversesare put on the coin that has honored Jefferson, the nickel. The 2004 versions show an adapted version of a Peace Medal given to the Indians on their way to Oregon in the Lewis and Clark expedition , and a Keelboat that is in the design of a similar boat Lewis and Clark used while traveling on the rivers on their trail. In 2005, an American Bison was shown because they were amazed by this creature and on the nickel then the last nickel says Clark's famous words, "Ocean in View! O! The Joy!" when the travelers saw that their journey was about to come to an end to get to the Pacific,and then the had the long journey to Missouri. 3rd.2009In 2009, the Mint decided to create 4 new reverses to celebrate Lincoln's 200th birthday. They show a log cabin, young Lincoln reading, Illinois's State Capitol and the U.S Capitol dome being constructed. These reverses replaced Frank Gasparro's version of the Lincoln Memorial, celebrating Lincoln's 150th birthday, which had replaced the Wheat Ears reverse that celebrated Lincoln's 100th birthday. These honor his 200th birthday , and each reverse shows a time in his life. The log cabin for his childhood, Young Abe reading when he is a young man, the State Capitol of Illinois for his professional career and the State Capitol dome being constructed in Lincoln's inauguration. If you liked this article, be sure to comment so I can see who appreciates my articles!Sources: The Red Book by R.S Yeoman, Coins and Paper Money by Allen G. Berman , Coin Collecting for Dummies:A Reference for the Rest of Us! By Ron Guth , Google Search.

17 Sep 2021

Cumberland Gap Kentucky's Quarter

Coins-United States | AC coin$

The Cumberland Gap, which measures 1,304 feet in altitude, is Nature's passage through the Cumberland Mountains between Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.Kentucky's most known cities are Louisville, Lexington, Frankfurt and Bowling Green, just to mention four...

15 Sep 2021

Barber half dollars and I’m actually back for real this time

Coins-United States | Eriknation

Hello guys! It’s been quite a while since my last blog. I had a wonderful vacation for Summer. I went to places like Lassen Volcanic National Park, Bodies (A Last Name) State Park, Manzanar Historic Site and more. I talked a bit about it on my channel. If you want to see it here’s the link: My video and channel (Voice Reveal). Ok. Back to the Barber Half Dollars.

15 Sep 2021

Shawnee National Forest Illinois Quarter

Coins-United States | AC coin$

The 2016 America the Beautiful US Mint Quarter honoring Shawnee National Forest located in Herod, Illinois is a magnificent coin showing a time fragment of the natural reserve and attraction to all.The most known cities are: Chicago, Springfield and Aurora, just to mention three of them.Look, look, look...for details in the rock formations and vegetation...in my curiosity for specific details I tell you to seek for mysteries finding a native perhaps with her face and decorations....

14 Sep 2021

Historic Places on coins that are in America

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On the reverse of coins , historic places and monuments are depicted on this side. In this article, I will talk about Independence Hall and other National Monuments that you can visit in America that is either pictured on a coin or is honoring a historic person on a coin. 1. Independence Hall area , Independence Hall, is depicted on only one year, 1976, remembering when we got freedom from Britain. It marks the 200th anniversary of our freedom and depicts Independence Hall because it was the historic place , known as the Pennsylvania State House in the 18th century, was where the Declaration of Independence was signed, which was the document saying that we will no longer follow Britain and fight for rights. The Constitution was the other important document signed in Independence Hall. Also down the street is the Liberty Bell, which has a large crack on its rim . The Franklin half dollar, designed by John Sinnock, ( John Sinnock also designed the Roosevelt dime) depicts the Liberty Bell on this half dollar. 2. Washington, D.C , Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial is depicted on the penny. The penny was originally designed by Victor D. Brenner, with the Wheat cent but his reverse was changed by Frank Gasparro in 1959 to show the Lincoln Memorial. Gasparros reverse was changed in 2010 to the Union Shield, designed by Lyndall Bass.The Lincoln Memorial was designed by Henry Bacon, whose style is from the Doric temples located in Ancient Greece. The statue is built by 19 stone pieces and has 36 surrounding columns because in his presidency there was only 36 states in America. There is also only 58 steps going up to the Lincoln Memorial because when he was president he served 2 terms but when he died he was 56. 3. Monticello , Abermale County, Virginia Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home, is but on the back of the nickel. This design replaced the Buffalo or Indian Head nickel , which lasted 25 years. Thomas Jefferson created the Monticello, which is pretty close to his birthplace. This estate called the "essay in architecture", has 43 rooms and some are octagonal, because Jefferson loved architecture shaped as octagons. The Monticello has been the reverse for the nickel for 81 years, taking out 2004 and 2005 when the mint decided to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, putting a Buffalo, Keelboat,a Peace Medal and Ocean in View on the reverse of the nickel. The original Jefferson head design , which was designed by Felix O. Schlag, in 2006 Jamie Franki design the present obverse of the nickel. In some stores, you can buy painted Lewis and Clark bicentennial nickels.

13 Sep 2021

Freak Show 1968 – XII

Coins | Haney

Today I present another cast member enlisted from that Texas auction house that parades out large groups of Freak and Oddities recently in all exclusive error auctions.

13 Sep 2021

A National Park for our 26th President*

Coins-United States | AC coin$

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota magnificent's landscape is a refreshing site for all americans and visitors from afar.The top North Dakota's cities** are Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks and Minot.**US Census info.A great President who enjoyed and sought preservation of the Nation's Nature sites.****In the coin photo I am pointing a detail for curious ones...look, look, look it resembles a crocodile****

13 Sep 2021

1969 D Dollar Bill

Paper Money-U.S. | CoinCollector7777

A few days ago I was searching through my wallet and found a 1969 D one dollar bill. It looked like crisp uncirculated, with no folds, graffiti, rounded corners, and is firm with original sheen. I don't know how it ended up in my wallet, because it looks like it was just printed. I looked it up in my OUTDATED book from 2013 and it says it's worth $7.00. I just looked it up on google and it said somewhere around $8.50. So if you look at every coin you get, look at your bills too!


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