28 Feb 2019

Numismatic Book Review-Numismatic Photography

| Big Nub Numismatics

Numismatic Photography was written by Mark Goodman and published by Zyrus Press in 2009. This 150+ page book gives you an in-depth look photographing coins with special tools and cameras.(something NGC may want to learn) This book is written quite well, however it is quite limited for a second edition. A more complete view can be found across the internet, though it is not as well written and explained as this. The author is very active and you can try your luck to engage in an emailed conversation. This book focuses on the techniques such as lighting depending on the metals, lenses, and cameras. A good book if your are interested, although I would make this a primer your collection of numismatic books. 3.5/5 Excellent read but not as good as other resources available.

28 Feb 2019

ANACS Washington, DC

Coins-United States | pennysworth

Is there anyone on here old enough to remember when you could get coins certified by ANACS in Washington, DC. They would send you a black and white photograph with information on reverse of photo.

28 Feb 2019

The Twenty Dollar Bill, Its History, and ... Is It Facing Changes Or Not?

Young Numismatists Exchange | ZanzibarCoins

Hi everyone! This is a late blog post, I've been meaning to make one for a while now, but haven't had time to with school going on and lots and lots of homework being assigned. :)

28 Feb 2019

Wow That Was a Sell Out !! No More Silver Eagles Why?

Coins | Mike B

Hi everone. I signed on today had my email from Coin World. My jaw dropped a tiny bit. The Headlines stated "The United States Mint Has Suspended Sales of The Silver Dollar American Eagle". No I read a little more and it clearly states there was no more to sell. What could they do. More important what happened? Now I do not think this will be for long or even how long? So those of you who need them for your set that been going to 1986 will have to wait.

27 Feb 2019

Hello World!

Collecting Tips | user_67788

This is my first blog post. Please ask me questions about determining precious metal content of an object or anything about Alaska.

26 Feb 2019

Great American Coin Hunt

| Big Nub Numismatics

The Great American Coin Hunt is the largest organized dumping of collectable coins into circulation ever. This dump is not limited to coins, and silver certificates and star notes will also be put into circulation. A group of over 1,000 dealers and collectors are planning to do this during National Coin Week in late April. This was organized by the organization Coin DealersHelping Coin Dealers founded by Robert Oberth. This is supposed to be the best time to look through your change and to coin roll hunt again. The Great American Coin Hunt was devised to progress the movement of people to local coin shops around the country as well as to advertise our great hobby. Their desire is to spur many new young and old collectors into the hobby. There are many fun activities they have devised. Because the chance of losing a rare key or semi-key date, they have created an idea in which coins such as buffalo nickels and indianhead pennies are placed into circulation with holographic stickers on them by dealers. There will also be specially marked coins put into circulation much like the stickers, but they will not stand out as well. These stickers will have special directions to take them to a local coin shop. Once shown to the dealer, these stickered coins will be able to be exchanged for coins worth up to $100. If they are able to receive sponsors, the Great American Coin Hunt will distribute five golden tickets in which the holder can redeem for a coin over $5,000. Not only that bought there will be boxes able to be opened by keys distributed around the city filled with numismatic goodies. There are also metal detecting drops that many metal detecters will be able to find if they are dedicated enough and lucky enough to. Many collectors are excited for thsias I am, and others see no point in this endeavor as the chances of losing something, as well as parting with a coin are to much of a risk and certainty. Be sure to check your change extra closely for April, there might beseomthingoutstanding waiting for it to find you. Check your banks, local shops, and cash registers and if not participating, make sure to give another effort to try and convert other sinto collectors, this hobby is not just about coins but tehpeople in the community as well. The more the merrier.

26 Feb 2019

Who engraved these store cards?

Exonumia | wdhyder

I posted the story of acquiring the Hinchliffe Bros. brewery store card in an earlier blog entry. As I noted, I was attracted to the lettering style on the obverse. When I spotted a similar, albeit smaller, store card on Ebay, I had to have it. Both tokens were dated 1891, the brewery token from New Jersey and the concert hall token from New York. I am not going to go into detail about the concert hall token, courtesy Carl Richter, except to say it is listed in Rulau and I do not believe it is particularly rare.

26 Feb 2019

Why do Coins Tone?

| Big Nub Numismatics

Toned coins are now a highlight of any collection, but it was not always like this. Decades before toned coins were seen as ugly and horrendous and many dealers and people would dip their toned silver coins to rid them of their colors. This destroyed the coin and stripped away the top layers of metals, partially ruining the coin's value. Doing that today is a big no-no, and it is a frowned upon practice. Today, thogh, toning can make a common Franklin worth hundreds of dollars, greatly increasing the value of the coin and the eye appeal, but exactly how and why do the coins tone?

26 Feb 2019

Numismatic Superlatives

Coins-United States | ANAStaff

Discussions about superlatives like “first,” “most” and “largest” are entertaining when used to describe any subject. They are especially interesting in a numismatic context because there isn’t always a consensus about which objects deserve superlative status.

25 Feb 2019

My First British Conder Token -St. Paul's Cathedral

Tokens | Jonas's Coins

Hello everyone, and welcome to another blog. Recently, I was gifted a very nice British Conder token.


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