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30 Apr 2018

Favorite collections added

Coins-United States | user_14146

So I'm slowly getting some coins/collections listed. American Silver Eagles (despite being bullion, and modern), are by far my favorite coins. I complete set is certainly a goal, but a very long-term one. I started out collecting bullion to 'store under my bed,' and a Reverse Proof Silver Eagle is the first 'coin' I purchased. So ASE's absolutely sparked my interest in coins/numismatics, and the four reverse-proofs, plus the enhanced finish, represent my first attempt at a collection. I also had an ounce of gold bullion (Eagles & Canadian Maples), which I sold, and intend on replacing with pre-33 Gold coins. Any serious gold sets are way out of my budget, but I figured a four-coin 'type-set' would be nice to look at...I'm just a 'Saint' away.

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30 Apr 2018

Saint Mary's Hall D&H 295 Kempson Coventry

Tokens | Pat

Hi everyone. Well it's been a long time since I sent my tokens away. It takes just as long to grade as to get them back in the mail. Well the four are home and safe. There is one to go and I will be finished. That might take a few months. You have to get these from England. I have seen one Coventry token and it's not a part of the set that's it one. When I saw this one I knew it was well taken care of for 223 years. It's a MS 65 red and brown. Can't ask for better than that. Well you can but I don't think you will get it. The detail on the token compare them to both pictures. The black and white taken in the late nineteenth century. The color was taken a few years ago. Look at the large stained glass window on the coin and pictures then look at the token itself. It's almost as if Kempson painted it on.

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29 Apr 2018

Coin finds for the month

| user_45311

1962 Proof Quarter, 1968S Proof Jefferson Nickel, 2011S State Park Quarters (Olympic and Chickasaw) both MS70 PR Cameo, also PCGS MS65 Maine Quarter. Best of the month was at a military show, there was a bucket of Buffalo nickels, got a 1934 and 1937 in AU, 1926D and 1924 in VG/F and a 1931S in F/VF. 8.00 for all 5!

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29 Apr 2018

Fake Chinese Pandas (What To Look For)

Coins-World | FortWorthCollector

So recently I was at a local show talking to a dealer friend of mine. He let me know that he had picked up some pandas out of a large collection he had bought and asked me if I would be interested in buying some. I said sure and started taking a look through what he had, after a few coins I came across the ungraded coin pictured. Something about it caught my eye as unusual. I told him that there was something not right about it and luckily he had a coin of the same year in an NGC holder so we compared the two. After looking at them both I determined for sure that it was a fake and confirmed it with some online research. This coin series is not my friends specialty so it is understandable how it slipped through the cracks. I am just glad that it got spotted and removed before someone got burned. Below I will give some of the difference between the fake and real versions. The first two photos are of the fake, the slabbed coin is real, and the last picture is a stock photo of the real thing.

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29 Apr 2018

Panda Collection added to my Profile

Coins-World | FortWorthCollector

Within the last couple of weeks I have been busy reshooting my photos of my Panda Collection. I am happy to say that all the photos are now retaken and they turned out nicely for amateur shots. Come by my profile and take a look at this latest collection I have added for your viewing pleasure.

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26 Apr 2018

Our Most Abstract Commemorative

| Well worn Copper

I recently purchased a nice MS69 example of the 1996 National Community Service Silver Dollar. This modern commemorative remains unique in the fact that it is the only "abstract" commemorative issued by the U.S. Mint. Compared to other commemoratives, it does not honor a specific person, group, event, or place. The only" thing" it commemorates is a thing, or idea, which is volunteering. Because the issue was not tied to anything, anyone, or anyplace, sales suffered, particulary business (mint state) strikes. A total of only 23,500 were struck, with mintages coming in just behind the dismal 1995-1995 Atlanta Olympic dollars. It did have a nice design going for it, however, courtesy of a recycled St. Gaudens medal from 1905. Needless to say, proof strikes are quite beautiful. In an attempt to prop up sales, organizations such as the United Way were brought on board, but could not help. To say the entire event was ho-hum is an understatement, and it almost resembles some of those bland and obscure commemorative stamp offerings from the U.S. post office. The only "roots" concerning this issue was found in the Corporation of National and Community Service. This is a federal agency (yawn) which encourages community service. The whole issue was a nice idea, but its failure was sadly written in the stars.

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25 Apr 2018

2013 $10 Low Serial # Star Note

Paper Money-U.S. | Jason Crook CPA CFE LLC

Hi Numismatic Community! Lately I've gotten into the habit of checking my serial #'s of paper currency just for fun! Also a cost effective way to collect some neat bills.

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