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29 Feb 2016


Coins | Mike Burns

Well alot of you will be packing up and headed for a coin show. I hope you all buy what you find,and buy what you need. That's it in a nut shell. Take your time see as many tables as your legs can cary you to. Don't be afraid to negotiate with a dealer,some of them are waiting for that. Try to stay In a budget. There's a trick for that ,don't bring all your money! But there is one thing you have to do and that is to and see the city your in. It's Not about collecting all day long. Enjoy the sites and sounds of the city! If there is a lecture to go to go! No excuses it might be one of the highlights of the show.

28 Feb 2016

The Greater Chicago Coin and Currency Show

Coins | user_8029

            Yesterday, I went to the Greater Chicago Coin and Currency show. I had a good time, bought multiple coins and met many kind dealers. 

28 Feb 2016

Cashless Society

Paper Money - United States | SpartaCuse

So it seems that the powers in Europe & USA are willing to consider removal of the largest currency notes in circulation - Supposedly, this would reduce or eliminate criminal activity - What would you all see as the benefits or problems with a cashless society? - I personally do not see how it could really function - For 1 thing, how would politicians get paid off ? - Please let me know your thoughts

28 Feb 2016

New coins

| Lincoln Lover

Hey everybody, I wanted to tell you about some great coins I got at a great price.

27 Feb 2016

Encapsulation New Zealand style

Coins-World | Ian Fenn

In 2004, when the coin this blog is focused on was issued, I was regularly buying NCLT from New Zealand( New Zealand post).  When I saw this coin and its method of encapsulation I had to have it.The coin is a 40 gram silver dollar sized gold piece of 22 Kt gold.  It is in a traditional Maori treasure box called a Wakahuia.  When I received the advertisement for the coin I jumped at the chance to own such an unusual type of NCLT. I submitted my order with credit card details and waited and waited.  What I and many other weren't aware of was NZ post had underestimated demand for the 300 coins( for an expensive NZ$1500 in 2004) on the official issue date they had had only had 150 struck and the wooden boxes were taking longer than anticipated.  It took them nearly 4 further months to fulfill my order. The delay was such that I was almost going to cancel my order for the coin when I received the latest NZ catalog. That catalog had  the coin valued at NZ$500.00 more than the issue price.   Behind the production was negotiations with the Ngati Whakaue sub tribe  to whom Pukaki, the person the carving represents, was a venerated ancestor.  There is much more behind the story; but with indigenous peoples rights and the chance of offending through my ignorance  I will not venture here to tell the full story as I understand it.  What I can report is that 30 of the 300 coins were given to the tribe and a further 75(or so), unlikely to ever come to market again,  were also purchased by tribe members.  This of course means the coin will remain a rarity. It is certainly one I treasure.   I prefer this form of encapsulation but  I don't see PCGS or NGC adopting the method.

25 Feb 2016

Tales from the Vault: Money of the French Revolution – the Assignat

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | user_41824

The Assignat notes of the French Revolution were issued from 1790 - 1796.  As with the Continental and State issues of the American Revolution, these notes as a whole are not especially rare, but they are tremendously important from a historical perspective because they illustrate a critical period of history.  The ANA is fortunate to have a small group of these notes in the collection helping to highlight an otherwise obscure monetary experiment of the French Revolution.

25 Feb 2016

new purchases

Paper Money-World | CASINO NUT

today I bought 11 pieces of German notgeld,a 2 piece (silver & bronze) medal set from the 74th Ana convention in Houston Texas from 1965 in a custom plastic holder, and a 1984


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