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30 Apr 2019

Missed Opportunity: A 2020 Plymouth Silver Medal - but no Silver Dollar

| Well worn Copper

The U.S. Mint recently revealed possible designs for the upcoming 400th anniversary of Plymouth silver medal. The silver medal will be issued in 2020 along with a $10 gold commemorative coin. I found it disappointing that nocommemorativehalf dollar or silver dollar would be issued for the celebration. A silver coin would have paired nicely with the 1920 half dollar and would have been much more affordable to collectors (like me) with limited means. A silver medal is nice , but it is still not a coin, and these things matter in the end. I sadly believe a large segment of collectors have been excluded from purchasing something noteworthy here. Personally, I just don't have the flexible income to plunk down on a $10 gold commemorative. Medals will always be medals, and there will be those who will always ignore them no matter how nice they look, because in the long run they might only be worth their melt value.

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30 Apr 2019

1704 Great Britain Victories Medal

Medals | World_Coin_Nut

In the 1700s Great Britain was a world power with the most formidable navy in the world. They showed their pride in the navy by issuing a series of medals. The medal below is one of these. It is a 40mm silver medal commemorating naval victories at Donauwerth, Gibraltar, and Hochstadt. The dies were cut by G. Hautsch at Nuremberg. That’s right, in Germany.

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30 Apr 2019

Coins of the Bible

Ancient Coins | RPSeitz

As I have mentioned in other Blog Posts, I have decided to collect Ancient Coins and more specifically, I have decided to begin by collecting coins that are discussed in the Bible. I just finished reading a book that I found helpful called Coins of the Bible by Arthur Friedberg.

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30 Apr 2019

A Gift from the Mint Type Coins in Bronze

Coins | Mokiechan

If you are like me, one of your favorite things to collect are type coins, particularly those type coins from the 19th Century. Well, unbeknownst to many, the Mint recreated some of the most beautiful type coin designs starting in 2007. These coins were the bronze corollary to the First Spouse series of 1/2 ounce Gold Coins differing in their size and with the mottoes, denomination, and gold content removed. The reason they exist is because the President at the time of his Presidency had no spouse. The enabling legislation specified that in the absence of a spouse, a symbol of Liberty, at the time of the President's term, would be used in place of a spouse. So if you want a pristine set of Nineteenth Century coin design, at least the obverses, then these bronze beauties are the way to go. I assembled the whole set for approximately $40. I wish the Mint would have done Silver versions but I am happy with what they provided. 2007 Thomas Jefferson's Liberty (1801-1809)Draped Bust - Gilbert Stuart/Robert Scot

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29 Apr 2019

Book Review - Money of Their Own

| Ancient Collector

Since we are talking about books, I would like to slip in a real oldie but goodie. Money of Their Own, by Murray Teigh Bloom is a fascinating book about some prominent forgers of currency. Although prominent, they obviously were not great forgets, because as the author points out, the really good ones don't get caught.

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28 Apr 2019

slight description of my entry

National Coin Week | A.J.

i cant show my coin because i have sent it in already. but i can give a brief description.My coin is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first picture of a black hole.(This actually happend, as you might know)The obverse shows the photo, with IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLUBUS ULUM, and 2019-2069.The reverse shows the Earth, with satellite dishes from around the world collecting data for the photo, sending them to a point where it was constructed in Florida, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HALF DOLLAR/ONE DOLLAR/FIVE DOLLARS, and LIBERTY.It is curved, where the obverse is concave, and the reverse is convex.the half dollar is clad, the dollar is .999 fine silver, and the 5 dollar coin in .999 fine gold.

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28 Apr 2019

**Lucky Lotto Ticket?**

National Coin Week | Kepi

National Coin Week is a wonderful event for the Numismatic Community as well as all those potential folks that might find the goodies we have all "thrown" out there in circulation. One of the things I contributed is this Series 1935 E Silver Certificate One Dollar Bill. This was really exciting to me as I live in a smaller town and wondered where should I "spend" this little beauty? I decided on an old local mini-mart near my home. Now what to buy??? What could I purchase for a buck... perhaps a lucky lotto ticket!!! So I did. I passed my silver certificate right across the counter to the cashier who to my surprise finished the transaction without so much as a second look to my dollar! I'm thinking "Dude! What's the matter with you!" It's really wild how alot of people don't really look at our money. Now back to that lotto ticket... Lucky? We have yet to see! Hope you enjoyed my blog! Comments are always welcomed.

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28 Apr 2019

Numismatic Book Review-Fascinating Facts, Mysteries, and Myths About U.S. Coins

| Big Nub Numismatics

Fascinating Facts, Mysteries, and Myths About U.S. Coins was written by Robert R. Van Ryzin and published by Krause Publishing in 2009. This book is one of the least exciting I have ever read. This book was poorly written and a bit lethargic. It seems as it was written by a child. Just series of facts laid out without a real flow. This 200-some paged book took a long time to read for how short it should have been. The author goes off course several times during the book which is a bit infuriating. You can definitely find a better book on coins than this. This is unfocused and unless you have nothing better to do, I would avoid picking up this book. This would have even made sense if you did not know most of the stories presented. 2.5/5.

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28 Apr 2019

coin adventures #1

Coins | user_61574

so i never take a break off numismatics i went to arkansas and i got a 2019 liberty walking half and i got 1910 i forgot what it was i also got a lot of world coins cause my dads friend is in the airforce so hes been to a lot of places i got some coins from a country in the bahammas and some from england and canada coin adventures #1

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