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30 Jun 2017

Soldier's Love Token Poem

Exonumia | Pliny The Elder

Trench art is a term given to items that soldiers carve or make in their many hours on watch or otherwise practicing the art of war. Love tokens are coins that have been carved with initials and other things to express a person's love or affection for another. Sometimes Trench Art and Love Tokens intersect. Here is a poem I wrote for independence Day. Remember the soldier today, often far away from those he or she loves.

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29 Jun 2017

Discovery: 1997 Princess Ka'iulani 1/10 oz Gold Hapaumi Repunched Date

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I'm working a side project to catalog the Royal Hawaiian Mint issues relating to Crown Princess Ka'iulani of the Kingdom Hawai'i. This catalog is roughly 90% complete. However, I spotted what seems to be a new variety being listed at an online auction website. I purchased this specimen to confirm and document this variety. I was right. I spotted this repunched date a mile away (auction image was not of high quality). I snapped a few close-up pictures after I received the specimen. This is the second repunched date identified in the Crown Princess Ka'iulani of the Kingdom Hawai'i issues by the Royal Hawaiian Mint.

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28 Jun 2017

Other coins depicted on stamps

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

expanding on |user_9073's blogOdd Thing with Coins #17 some other fascinatingstamps that i have stumbledacross in the collection in my basement. the one that i rememberedwhen i read the blog was the commerce stamp which depicts an Indianhead cent, Morgan dollar, 20$ gold, and i believe a seated liberty dime. but there was also a numismatic stamp which i spotted. this one depicted the little known first small cent, flying eagle (1858) and a double eagle gold. there is also a bank note which i myself am unfamiliarwith but if any one else might be able to shed some light on it then pleasedo.

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28 Jun 2017

The Proposed 1951 Pine Tree Commemorative Quarter & JFK

| Well worn Copper

In 1951 the ANA supported a bill to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the 1652 Pine Tree Shilling on a U.S. Quarter. Despite the early 50's being a tough time to issue another commemorative, the proposal had merit. What makes it especially noteworthy is that the bill's sponsor was a young Congressman named John F. Kennedy. Needless to say, the bill died in committee, probable due to the Washington/Carver half dollar issues which were still being over-produced and "pushed" on collectors. Still, it would have been a nice and unique commemorative, and the first coin to commemorate another coin! The full story can be found in the August 1951 issue of The Numismatist. If passed, it would have been only the second commemorative quarter ever issued (the 1893 Queen Isabella issue being the first). I think the bill would have passed had they known the success of the Statehood Quarter series, but that would have taken a crystal ball....

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27 Jun 2017

Nice premium

Coins-World | CoinLady

As a writer, I attend book signings and other events. Sometimes I offer a giveaway item. Bookmarks and book business cards are common. But writers must get a little creative in order to stand out.

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