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30 Jun 2018

Coin Collecting - Phase I

Coins | Mrdavie

I'm in my sixties and I'm starting to collect coins, seeded by a modest inherited collection. I vaguely remember having some coin folders when I was a young boy, but I did not develop and continue the hobby, when spare change was more relevant to coin collecting than today's pocket change. The attached image is the first section in my Littleton Washington Quarter Folder, 1932-1947. It reveals the only two missing quarters in this Folder: 1932-D & 1932-S. I can go to the bank and get rolls of quarters, but I'm not going to find these two quarters. If I pay significant money for these two coins, I'm not going to take them out of their certified cases and put them in the folder. Now I have to make a decision - What is my intention for collecting coins? I'll keep this answer brief. I'm going to collect coins for coin folders, but pass up spending more than $5 to $10 for that rarer than average coin missing from a folder. I will call this PHASE ONE of my coin collecting activities. Once the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and perhaps half dollar and dollar coin folders are as complete as possible without investing significant amounts of money for a single coin, then PHASE ONE will be complete. That will mean some slots will never be filled, but so be it.

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30 Jun 2018

Sharing A Wonderful Compliment

Exonumia | DrDarryl

An author/publisher/expert on the 2nd Manufacturing Function of the U.S. Mint (National Medals) gave me a wonderful compliment (on my first book). I was re-reading my 2017 emails looking for an image of a purchase I made and came upon this email once again. See Image.

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29 Jun 2018

Saving Space and Money

Coins | Big Nub Numismatics

This week I decided to go through my collection and reorganize it. It was starting to overflow in my limited space. I went to Dollar Tree, and saw some interesting crafting containers. I bought a few, thinking they would fit some of my coins in round Kointainers. They worked extremely well. Since it was so cheap I decided to go back and look for more things. They had different craft containers when I got back, they were tubular. I checked, and they had no PVC in them, although if it is made with some other polymer, the affects may still be in the future. They had ones to fit nickels, quarters, halves, dollars, and various one ounce coins. They are about 10% cheaper than actual coins tubes, not a lot of savings, but I fid a lot more Dollar Trees than I do coin suppliers. Any way, I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to save space in your collection? My reorganization still couldn't fit most of my world coins and stamps.

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29 Jun 2018

The Bide-A-Wee Medal

Medals | coinsbygary

Bide-A-Wee is Scottish for "Stay A While" and is the name of an animal rescue and adoption center in Manhattan founded byMrs. Flora D'Auby Jenkins Kibbe in 1903.Bide-A-Wee still exists today and has a policy of not euthanizing the animals in their care except for pain and suffering. As a result in 115 years of operation they have been able to place over a million dogs and cats into loving homes.

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29 Jun 2018

Celebrating 50 Years as a Professional Numismatist

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RARE COIN APPRAISALS IN MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW ENGLANDKenneth Goldman has done hundreds of appraisals for rare coins, paper money, antiques, etc. over 50 years. These have been for collectors, dealers, estates, private individuals, etc. Due to his long experience, Mr. Goldman is well qualified to discuss options of selling your property--either by private sale or by auction. In addition, Mr. Goldman has been involved in cataloging antiques for the world's leading auction houses--Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams.Mr. Goldman is actively involved recently in working with major auction companies in arranging placement of important rare coins in major auction sales. Mr. Goldman has recently arranged for the cataloging, placement and selling of the Tom Reynolds Collection of Highly Important Large Cents in association with Goldberg Auction Co. The collection realized over $7 Million making this one of the highest grossing sales of Large Cents in recent history. KENNETH GOLDMAN INC. RARE COIN-----GOLDEN ANNIVERSARYMr. Goldman is pleased to celebrate over 50 years in the rare coin business. It takes a long time to establish this type of experience and Kenneth Goldman has it. We are taking on a new select group of collectors, investors, etc. Our experience may be the best investment that you have ever made.To contact Kenneth Goldman, please call 781-449-0058 or e-mail : KenGoldman@aol.comKENNETH GOLDMAN. INC.P. O. BOX 920404NEEDHAM, MA. 02492 ANA Life Member Kenneth Goldman35 year PNG Member--Kenneth Goldman. Kenneth Goldman joined the Professional Numismatics Guild back in 1975, one of the youngest members ever to join the PNG. During his tenure with the PNG (1975-2012). Mr. Goldman was actively involved in this organization as well as serving as a member of several PNG Arbitration Panels to negotiate disputes between members.

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29 Jun 2018

Old gold

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Yesterday turned out to be a great day for downtown. Hot and sunny, but bearable. Besides the Farmer's Market and a delicious lunch, served by my favorite waiter, there was a long stop at the coin shop.

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28 Jun 2018

What Cows (and some other weird things) Have To Do With Numismatics

Odd & Curious Money | Jonas's Coins

As Wikipedia states it, Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. So basically it’s the study of money. And PBS’s website tells us that 11 thousand to 8 thousand years ago, cows were used as money. That means that the Smithsonian’s “National Numismatic Collection” must have cows in it, right? And they must be keeping those cows at the National Zoo Petting Zoo, So that means that the petting zoo is a money museum. Ok, I guess they probably don’t have any cows as part of their numismatic collection, but here are some weird objects used as money in the Ancient World.

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28 Jun 2018

Started on Quarters Today - nostalgic and confused

Coins | Mrdavie

My father-in-law was a coin collector. He was also a Cuban refugee from the early sixties who fled Cuba with his wife and two children. They all became U.S. Citizens. Chalon was a coin collector, but we never discussed this. It was a modest collection, not neatly stored in coin folders, but he had several plastic tubes containing an almost complete set of Washington quarters from 1932 thru 1964. You can probably guess the 1932-D and 1932-S are missing. He did not have lots of money to spend on collecting but he paid close attention to his pocket change and I am sure his collecting activity gave him much personal satisfaction. The simple act of finding a coin in you pocket change you are searching for. Ahhh, what a simple pleasure! I will continue his quarter collection.

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28 Jun 2018

My proposal for the fiftieth anniversary

Coins | Haney

I recently took a trip to the Houston Space Center and was really looking forward to seeing a Saturn V with my own eyes. As a youth, like most of my generation, I really wanted to be an Astronaut studying every image I could find of the lunar missions. The video of the Saturn V with chunks of ice cascading down as it cleared the platform was always impressive. The idea of launching what was basically a skyscraper toward the moon was unimaginable. Almost as much unimaginable as the fact that it has been over forty-five years since anyone has set foot on the moon today.

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28 Jun 2018

Coin Hunting

Coins | Big Nub Numismatics

Last week, I had a very good time. My grandfather had saved every cent he had ever received since 1998, and kept them stored in jars.He gave them to me to look through, andI spent about ten total hours going through the 50,000+ cents taking out oddities, and filling holes in my collection. Among these 50,000 memorial cents were about 800 shield cents, and about 20 wheaties. The rarest coin I found was probably the 1933 wheat cent. I did not have this coin before looking through the jars, and I was ecstatic upon finding it. Most coinage during and after the Great depression had surprisingly very low mintages. In 1929, a total of 277,140,000 cents were made. In 1930 just a bit less than 1929, but in 1931,1932, and 1933, combined, there was only 64,864,000, less than 25% of 1929. This reduced minting of wheat cents caused these issues to be hoarded, and now very hard to find, and thus expensive. The one I found was only the second I've ever seen with my own eyes. I'm very glad my grandfather did not spend it. Have you guys ever found something like this?

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