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23 Feb 2020

NEW MEMBER and Ancient Coins

Coins | user_90083

GREETINGS!I am a new ANA member as of today! I am not new to coin collecting however, as I start nearly 6 decades ago with my dad, who was a long time ANA member. Since his passing I have reconnected with this wonderful hobby to keep his memory alive. I have always been active with U.S. coins, however my collecting experience with ancient coins has been sporadic. I have a renewed interest in “older” coins, since that was my dads favorite area, and was wondering if anyone out there had any suggestions on good books (or websites) to identify the coins of the ancient world. Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated!Thanks -Craig

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22 Feb 2020

Who Had The Curved Coin First Brazil Or The U.S.A. 2014

Coins | Mike B

Well the chicken or the egg. I was entering coins into my N.G.C. registry the private coins. And I came upon the two coins below. Now I knew we needed help from the French. So did FIfa! Now the American coin was popular. . I was watching t.v.the French has come out with the official coin of the World cup of soccer. The mintage was ten thousand. Mike Musick was able to get America's share five hundred +. Now this is the mintage for the world. Now I'm looking at it Brazil was Ten Euros. I liked it so I picked one up. Now honestly I don't remember when the cup was. I can tell you it's every four years just like the Olympics. The Olympics have many coins for the different events. I liked them but that was allot and didn't remember if the Olympics has an official coin. Now back to the good old U.S.A and the mint. They needed help from the French. So did Fifa they also went to the French. April 29,2014 the Monnaie de Paris released the first coin in honor of Brazil The host country. On August,27,2014 our famous baseball coin was released. Now I liked the American coin didn't care about the mintage. What I liked is I wanted a real autograph. So a company hired Nolan Ryan to sign some coins. Bingo I pulled the trigger and I got one. There were a few with real autographs most was Facsimile (fake) autographs. We buy the coin . I was lucky to get a real autograph of a baseball player that played in my home town, N.Y. Mets. He's also was also in the Base Ball of Fame. I hit two homeruns with that coin. I always wondered which country came up with the idea first. Fifa or the U.S.A.? Now we know that the coins were probably made the year before realse. I know the 2021 new coin I have no idea what it will be called is being pressed now.as.we speak. This way there ready for release. There probably in Fort Knox. At least something will be in there!! To me it didn't matter. We had to go thru Congress then it's released two years later. I do know that Fifa had to go thru the French. Does it matter no I just thought that two different countries came out with the same idea and we both needed the help of the French. Just a light blog for a Saturday.afternoon. One other thing both coins I bought were slabed by A.N.A.C.S. Strange how that happned. Two great sports two great coins and a big thank you to the French!! Hope you enjoyed it. By the way they were not allowed in the N.G.C registry. Politics and coins

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22 Feb 2020

American Renaissance

Coins-United States | Long Beard

The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle has quite arguably been the most beautiful design of all United States coinage.To fully appreciate the exquisite beauty, it's simplicity to convey what we as a nation represent upon the world,I presenta reflection of the man behind this timeless coin. Enjoy!

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21 Feb 2020

Collecting Interests

Exonumia | xaviera

Hello my name is Xavier. I am 8 years old and I collect coins.I collect state quarters, monument quarters, and even bicentennial quarters. I also collect dollar coins and older coins like Indian pennies and ancient coins soon from the Roman times.Some of the examples of dollar coins i collect are president dollars,peace dollars, morgan dollars,and Susan b anthony dollars. Another older coin I collect is standing liberty quarters.

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21 Feb 2020

My Favorite Island

Coins-World | Mokester

Whitman Folder #9088 is a remarkable little folder, a typical 3 panel folder, that has transported me back in time to a wild island off the coast of North America. 9088, the Newfoundland Coin Type Collection consists of 7 denominations for 1 Queen, and 3 Kings of England. Her Provincial coin collection starts with Queen Victoria in 1865 and ends with King George VI in 1947. In 1949, Newfoundland joined Canada and became her 10th and last Province.

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21 Feb 2020

The Wealthy are turning to Gold

| user_93033

Gold soared in the first two trading weeks of 2020. Fresh investor demand fueled a sharp run-up following a U.S. military strike against a top Iranian general. Gold is now trading at new seven-year highs.

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20 Feb 2020

Youtube

Coins-United States | user_3222

I started up a YouTube channel, where I hope to help people learn about numismatics and also share my love for the hobby.First video: About the Carson City Minthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FXpPKh6F_I&t=194s

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19 Feb 2020

Liberty Nickels I Bought Today

| copper coin collector

Hello, coin collectorsToday I went to the coin shop planning to pick up a couple of nice Liberty Nickels for my collection. I planned to buy some older coins in VF-XF grades. Upon arrival, I saw a nice 1883 'with cents' nickel in VF-XF condition priced at $50 (the exact red book price). There was also a nice XF 1903 nickel priced at $30 (slightly below red book price). I bought the coins for $75. Then, I bought a Whitman™ Liberty Nickel folder for a few dollars. Now I have four coins in my new collection. 1) 1883 'no cents' 2) 1883 'with cents' 3) 1903 and 4) 1911. All coins are in nice VF-XF condition.Thanks for reading, copper coin collector

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19 Feb 2020

A Most Remarkable Woman

National Coin Week | Mokester

80 years ago you might have had a Washington Quarter, Mercury Dime and Buffalo Nickel in your pants pocket. 80 Years ago, purchasing a home would have set you back about $4000, a loaf of bread 10 Cents and a new car about $850. 80 Years ago we, here in the United States, were following the news of Great Britain and its air battle with the German Luftwaffe. 80 Years ago tensions were rising in the Pacific as the United States watched Japan’s attempt to conquer our Chinese allies. 80 Years ago, Hattie McDaniel broke the color barrier in Hollywood and won the first Oscar given to an African-American by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her supporting role in the classic movie Gone With The Wind.

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