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30 Jun 2019

Thank you!

| CoinLover812

Thanks everyone! Its nice that you all welcomed me! I hope we can all have a good time on ANA. Thanks again!

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29 Jun 2019

United States Government Silver Ingots

Coins-United States | Silver Ingots

Anyone interested in silver bars produced by the United States Government check out SILVERINGOT.COM a website completed dedicated to them! Getting beat up over commercial business post but if you visit my website you will see that I am only providing a free information base for United States Government silver ingots, something that has never been done before AND TOTALLY AT MY OWN EXPENSE, nothing for sale just free information.

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28 Jun 2019

Go Take a Visit to the ANA

| Big Nub Numismatics

The ANA is our favorite club bringing thousands of collectors from around the globe together in one place. We collect a number of different items in numismatics from the popular US coins to world coins and exonumia. The ANA headquarters and Money Museum is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is a wonderful place to visit. Here you can put your numismatic knowledge to the test with an entire floor dedicated to the minting process, and history of coin making from the early Lydians to the modern minting process used today around the world. The Money Museum also has part of the multi-million dollar pattern piece and gold collection of Harry Bass, Jr. Featured are some wonderful pattern pieces to see the coins that never were, some of them are even more beautiful than the designs they ultimately chose to use. Harry's best gold coins are also showed, including a unique specimen that you can only ever see there. If you are into gold this is the collection for you, even if you are a variety collector, as Harry Bass collected every variety he could find for each date in his gold collection, including some dozen varieties for some dates. Exhibited now in the museum is Elizabeth to Elizabeth which gives a detailed and interesting story of British coinage from over 400 year sago to modern coinage and corresponding overseas colonies' coinage. If you collect British coins then I would definitely take a trip to see some truly extraordinary pieces. Not only are gold and British rarities present, some coins we have only heard about are there. A 1792 half disme graded proof-68 is held there, the finest down specimen and a coin worth over a million dollars easily. Positioned a step away from this wonderful coin is multiple 1804 dollars also graded very high. An error guy? How about a wrong planchet error for both 1943 and 1944. The ANA houses a 1943 bronze cent and a 1944 steel cent. It is quite odd to see those dates swapped. It is like your mind playing tricks on yourself. The minny mint i located downstairs. This setup helped me visualize how errors are made inside the mint. The staff is friendly and it also houses the best numismatic lending library.

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28 Jun 2019

Another outstanding sale of rare and Choice United States and Foreign Monies 1953 Book Review

| Bush Bush Numismatics

Let me start off by saying this is a great book for anybody interested in coins. It features the prices of American and Foreign currency in 1953. The price changes from then to now are amazing. I have to say if I went back in time with the money I have now I would be able to purchase a lot more than I can in today’s age. The book is well organized and is written so it is Esau to understand what prices are for which coin. It amazes me when I saw that the most expensive half dollar listed in the book was only $110 in five pages of the listed coins. It is listed from lowest to highest denomination, so it is easy to find the coins you are looking for. The official title is for people with long winded breaths, but the title has no matter to the quality of the book. “America’s Laeding Coin Auctioneers Offer Another Outstanding Sale ( 157 th Mail Bid Auction) of Rare and Choice United States and Foreign Monies To be Sold June 26th 1953” is definitely a good book and a must read for coin collectors.

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28 Jun 2019

Numismatic Book Review-A Curious Thievery at the Philadelphia Mint

| Big Nub Numismatics

This book is a rare find in numismatics. This book is odd and rare because while pertaining true information, it is written lie a mystery novel of only fifteen large pages of small size font. This book is written quite basic, any child in elementary school could perfectly understand it. This book goes through a curious case of a massive amount of gold stolen at the Philadelphia mint. This book centers on the main character Mr. Drummond a United States Secret Service Officer tasked with finding the culprit of this grievous crime in the 1890's. Although this book is short, this was the only place I had read of this crime taking place. This is a fun read for any numismatist and it only takes quarter of an hour to read. 4/5 because of the shortness and childlike vocabulary.

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28 Jun 2019

Numismatic Book Review-Collecting United States Type Coins

| Big Nub Numismatics

Collecting United States Type Coins was created by David W. Lange. This book was created for the class titled the same as the book. This book is one of 26 copies so finding one without taking the class is nearly impossible. This book is around 100 pages of full color photographs in high resolution and sized perfectly fr analyzing a perfect type coin. This book contains each type of US coin that David Lange thinks is a type and not a variety. The photos are paired with the basic information on each type coin like diameter, weight, edge, etc. This book is a must have when completing a type set, and although not filled completely with words, it makes up for it in pictures, but a picture is worth a thousand words, right? 5/5 although getting this book from anyone who has it is going to be tough.

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28 Jun 2019

The Money Museum

Money Museum | Bush Bush Numismatics

On Friday, June 22nd, 2019, I visited the Money Museum in Colorado Springs. Before even going into the museum, I was greeted with an old printing press and a wall of fellow numismatists. When we walked in, we were greeted with a friendly smile and hello. Because of being apart of the ANA, I got in for no cost. As you turned to your right there was a small gift shop with useful items, and a machine that you put two quarters and a penny in and you got a pressed penny to remember your trip. There were other shirts, bags, and other standard souvenirs. They also had unique souveniers, such as coins they turned into guitar picks. When you walked into the actual museum, you didn't know where to start. There was a giant collection of coins that consisted of every denomination imaginable. There were also many level 8 rarity coins. There was a very friendly security guard that made the trip even more enjoyable. He quizzes me over coin facts, and I must say I learned a lot from just that quiz. After taking a picture with the cardboard cut out of Queen Elizabeth I was gifted a coin featuring the queen, and a new fact to take home with me. On the bottom floor of the museum there were coin presses and a video that told about all the steps in the process of coin making. There was many other exhibits featuring coins from different countries, and it also had a showcase for hobo nickels that was very impressive. One of the buffalos had a hoodie carved into it. There were also other very impressive works of art encased in the glass. There were many posters to read , and learn about how the countries developed their use of coins and other money. There were many showcases to look at throughout the whole museum. Many of the cases had magnifying glasses over them, so you could get a closer look at the featured coin. There was also a theatre in the corner of the top level that showed you a video of money. There were other things to look at besides coins as well. There were models of ships and other historic replicas. There was truly a lot to look at. My personal favorite part was looking through the foreign coins and learning about the develponmznt of coins and money throughout time and throughout different areas of the world. I definitely recommend a visit to this memorable museum. It's a wonderful place to learn and explore different types of money and coins. If you're in town or planning to come to Colorado, this is definitely a must for you. It's fun for the whole family, and will keep you occupied for hours.

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27 Jun 2019

Numismatic Book Review-Dies and Coinage

| Big Nub Numismatics

During the Summer Seminar a book sale takes pace to raise money for the Numismatic library located inside the ANA's HQ. ON the last day of the sale I was able to pickup a huge amount of interesting titles and books including some 1940's issues of the Numismatist. Thee were included in a $5 box for periodicals and Auction Catalogs, however there was also 50% off all other titles so I purchased many reference books as well including twenty earlier issues of the Red Book. A smaller title of about 30 pages I bought was Dies and Coinage by Walter Breen. This book is very informative even for being published in 1965. This book by Walter describes the process and history of coin making through all stages of coin making. It also describes how mistakes the equipment creates errors. Including clashed dies, double-dies, and mispunches. This small book encompasses such a large history of the minting process from hinged striking to the modern minting process we see today. 5/5 as it is wonderfully written and it is both a history and reference book.

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27 Jun 2019

Summer Seminar

| Big Nub Numismatics

This past week, I was able to attend the summer seminar due to some generous people. During the week I stayed in the Dorms with other YNs and during the day I went to class, coin stores, and the ANA's library and exhibits at the headquarters. I took the class " Collecting United States Type Coins" taught by the esteemed Frank Van Valen. Frank was an excellent teacher showing the wonderful class how to identify strong examples for each type ranging from the half cent to the massive gold double-eagles. Each student in the class received a Whitman book on type coins, and a book personally crafted by David Lange who was supposed to teach the class with Frank, but he sadly could not go this year. Even with his absence the class was still a blast. David Lange even set his personal type collection to the class so we could see examples up-close-and-personal gaining a better understanding of what Frank was teaching. Frank is perhaps the most knowledgable person on type coins I have ever met or ever will. He has basically memorized the Red book. During the class Frank sprinkled in stories of his time as a cataloger for Stack's making the class even more fun than it was. During the week me and other YNs worked on making the YN benefit auction so future people can attend the seminars with scholarships. It was a huge success, with both weeks combined we were able to raise over $25,000, but the Eric P. Newman organization was generous enough to donate a dollar-for-dollar match up to $30k, pushing ur total raised past $55,000. Thank you for all donors and bidders. Without the help of you many of the YNs would not be able to attend including me. I was able to meet some extraordinary people. Numismatic legends were walking among the students and shared their knowledge and extended their friendship to everyone. I was able to meet the amazing Ken Bresset. He is so nice and I can not wait to meet him again. I found out he loves his ice cream it was no surprise to see him walking around with a half-eaten vanilla ice-cream-cone. It was jokingly said that if you wanted to talk to him, just stand by the ice-cream-machine in the cafeteria until he comes to you. For all he has done, he is a very down-to-Earth person who you could just sit down and have a nice conversation with. I also met other ANA employees including Sam Gelberd who was as nice and friendly as I had pictured him, as well as being very knowledgeable as well, Rod Gillis, David Sklow, and author Jeff Garret. The last thing on the Summer Seminar agenda was to commemorate all the fun we had with a banquet where awards were given out to all types of numismatists. The final award given out was to a new friend I met there, Kenny, who won Young Numismatist of the Year. Congrats Kenny! After this I sadly had to say goodbye and leave. Hopefully I am able to participate next year. I definitely would recommend attending the Summer Seminar, as it is the best educational location on Earth for Numismatics.

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27 Jun 2019

What Type??? Part 3

| Just Mokie

We conclude our Lincoln Type Set Collection with the Lincoln w/Union Shield and the various other Lincoln Coins produced by the US Mint.

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