31 Jan 2021


Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I would like to share this note I just picked up from a great seller on the Bay. It is the One Peso Silver Certificate VICTORY note. The 1944 VICTORY SERIES NO. 66. This is an overprint to celebrate the liberation of the Philippians from the Japanese troops. It was printed in the US and issued in the Philippians. The word VICTORY was overprinted on the back.The notes were very important to the Islands as they had been forced to use Japanese Occupation Currency. I have a small collection of the Allied Nations counterfeit notes of the Japanese Occupation notes. I thought this would make a nice addition to this collection. The back of the note has an image of Apolinario Mabine. Besides a huge list of accomplishments for the Philippians and Her people, he was the first Prime Minister. The note certifies that one peso in silver pesos or legal tender currency of the United States has been deposited in the Treasury of the Philippines. This note measures about 6 ¼” X 2 ¾”. Most of the notes were destroyed after WWII but some can still be found. Thanks for reading this short blog. Feel free to comment.

31 Jan 2021

John Hull and His Hull Mint

Coins-United States Colonial | I. R. Bama

After writing about James Longacre, I kind of wondered why I started with the third chief engraver and that led me to look at earlier engravers and mint principles. Then I wondered about who was the Hull in the Hull mint, as it was the first mint in our colonial national history. I was surprised to find that information on this subject is not especially easy to obtain without access to an academic library. And access to an academic library is forbidden to the public during this peculiar time. So left to the Hoi Polloi at this time are the few sources that that can be gleaned from the internet. This is one I would like to delve in even deeper.

31 Jan 2021


Coins | user_15976

Ok i am totally new to coins and collecting.I am in need of some serious guidanceI have 100 or so US Indian 1 & 2 cent 1883 to 1909. a few lincoln cents 1909 to 1932.Some Nickles 1943 to 1975. Dimes from .1899 to 1971..plus the quarters halves and dollars. I have not yet inventoried . All the coins are in a cardboard with a plastic window .. How do i go abouts getting the coins graded.THANK YOUSincerelyWm. Shephard

29 Jan 2021

Numismatic Book Review: A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents

Coins-United States | CentSearcher

Hello everyone! This blog is going to be a book review on a guide book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents. I will try and keep this as simple and straight forward as possible. Let's dive in!

29 Jan 2021

Medal for Noteworthy Public Service

Medals | World_Coin_Nut

Theodore Newton Vail (1845 – 1920) was president of the American Telephone & Telegraph between 1885 and 1889, and again from 1907 to 1919. Vail saw telephone service as a public utility and moved to consolidate telephone networks under the Bell system. In 1913 he oversaw the Kingsbury Commitment which led to a more open system for connection.

29 Jan 2021

The V-nickel

| CoinHunter

Hello! Today my blog post is going to be about the liberty nickel. The liberty nickel AKA the V-nickel first came out in 1883, it had a large V on the reverse for 5 cents. But they didn't think of adding cents, leading to many people being tricked out of their money by con men who deceitfully gold plated the new coins and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. They would purchase things with them that cost 5 cents, and sometimes they would get $4.95 in change, while other times (the ones they didn't want) they would not get any change and walk away with their purchase. Eventually the Mint heard about the mass amount of trickery because of the absence of the word cents and they decided to add it to the reverse of the coin which totally destroyed the fraud. Today the coins are highly collectible and are know as racketeer nickels. Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope you enjoyed it even though it ended up being mainly about racketeer nickels, which a lot of you probably already know about, nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed my version of the story and have a great day!

29 Jan 2021

your guys viewpoint

| walking liberty

Hello people! most of you might have seen my 1964 peace dollar post but after I posted it I got thinking.."what do you want me to make posts about"? so tell me what coins I should research and write about because I would like to do things differently for once. i will start writing and researching on Monday so it will give you a little while to think. The picture belongs to me but feel free to use it. WL

29 Jan 2021

Numismatic Enthusiam!

| TheNumisMaster

Hello, and good afternoon, my fellow numismatists! Today's blog will be... interesting haha! I dislocated my knee earlier, and am a little loopy on pain meds, so please bear with me. First off, I am wondering how many of you have friends and family who just.... don't understand coin collecting, and can't for the life of them wrap their minds around how interesting we find it? I have several friends who tease me RELENTLESSLY for my passion haha! I made the picture I attached in honor them haha. I have had lots of time on my hands recently, and have filled that will all sorts of things numismatics related. I have finally read through all the informative sections of the Red Book, consumed several early American copper reference guides, and all of the ANAs correspondence courses. If you have not read through the correspondence course materials the ANA has to offer, I highly recommend it. Very interesting. I have learned quite a lot this week about varieties, and have been able to identify the date on several cull/dateless cents (pre-1820) due to different varieties and errors. I also wanted to update you all on Numismastery! I finally put up a website a week ago, for those of you who missed it. I teamed up with CentSearcher who is solely editing/publishing a newsletter on behalf of Numismastery called the Loupe. If you would like to be on the mailing list, privately message me with your email. Anyway, I am proud to announce that I am working with two new YNs who caught in interest in numismatics through my outreach efforts. Hopefully I will be able to convince them to commit to an ANA membership so they can learn more. Thanks to all who have helped me in my efforts, and given me invaluable feedback on what to edit in my course. I was able to make some headway on the website, and tidy things up a bit. If you missed it, check it out at www.numismastery.weebly.com. Shoot me a message if you have any feedback. I hope you all have a wonderful day! NOTE: Try to not dislocate your knee, it's not the most fun thing in the world (; Sorry if this seems like a weird blog. I will probably re-read this when I am off my meds and wonder why on earth I said half of the things I did. Cya 'round!

29 Jan 2021

American Legacy Sets Part 1

Coins-United States | slybluenote

When I first started collecting mint/proof sets I discovered the American Legacy Sets. They were only made from 2005 to 2008, there are only 4 of them which makes them easy to collect. I currently have all of them except for the 2008 which I will be ordering in a few days. Today, I would like to talk about the 2007 set. It consists of the Jamestown commemorative and the Little Rock commemorative. I really like these sets because they employ the "KISS" theory (keep it simple stupid)! This set has 16 beautifully designed coins, which were all minted at the San Francisco mint, except for the commemorative coins which were minted at Philadelphia.


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