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30 Jun 2021

"Really... A Movie Review?"

Exonumia | Kepi

This isn't going to be the traditional blog about coinage... Rather one about a movie I watched a few nights ago. "The Good Marriage", based on a short story and psychological thriller written by Stephen King. It comes from the collection titled "Full Dark, No Stars". The movie was released in October 2014. Starring Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang. Now if there's a Stephen King movie on, I'm all over it... Scary, dark, mind-bending stories! What's not to love! The thing with this particular movie is that (and pleasantly to my surprise) it involves coins! Well... and a Serial Killer! As not to give too much of the plot away... Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) has been married to Bob (Anthony LaPaglia) an accountant from Portland, Maine, for 27 years. They have a happy yet ho-hum relationship, running a mail order business selling and appraising rare coins. Darcy discovers her husband's sinister secret while he is away on a business trip... Yes for coins! A few months after Darcy's "discoveries", Bob is elated to find, yes find...can you imagine...He finds a rare 1955 Doubled Die Cent in miscellaneous change and the couple goes out to celebrate. Now this is where I stop. So at this point the movie might sound a bit corny, but did I mention Serial Killer early in my blog... Let's just say if you are a Stephen King fan and enjoy when coins play a part on the big screen then you might want to check this one out!

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30 Jun 2021

1999 doubled die penny

| user_8886

found a 1999 doubled die penny I have tried to photograph it to see if anyone else has found one similar.

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30 Jun 2021

BOOK REVIEW: Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of Coins

Library | coinfodder

Honest reviews from an honest source. This is an extremely hard topic to speak on.

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26 Jun 2021

Private and Territorial Gold

| Mr. Monetary

For this blog, I will be talking about Private Gold. I will not be talking about Private Tokens, which were made a few decades earlier, but still just as interesting.

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25 Jun 2021

Crazy Money for Continental Currency at a JFK Auction

| Well worn Copper

Last week I picked up a copy of a 2005 auction catalog by Sotheby's. The catalog, titled "Property from Kennedy Family Homes," included household items from JFK's homes in Hyannis Port and Martha's Vineyard, amongst others. It included trivial everyday items like drinking glasses to contemporary sofa's. Among the listings was lot number 276, "a collection of four currency notes." The 4 notes were Continental Currency in average circulated condition. Two of the notes were cancelled. They had no provenance and been put in a frame. The pre-sale estimate was $300-500, but amazingly the hammer fell at $4,500! It's astounding to see what something went for just because it hung on a wall somewhere in one of JFK's homes. This was the sole numismatic lot in the entire catalog, so surely JFK was not a closet numismatist. I'm surprised they didn't dig into the sofa cushions to find pocket change and try to sell that too. Stuff like this may sell on Park Avenue, but good luck getting your $4,500 back in your local coin shop.

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24 Jun 2021

Outside the Box

Coins-United States | Long Beard

As I sat here performing my early morning routine, having downed one cup of coffee reading the news, I took a moment after the fact to reacquaint myself with the hoard. Collection just doesn't quite fit the description any longer. So, now well into my second cup, as I admired the 2004 Edison Collector's Set- pictured as reference- and thinking of what's being offered from the U.S. Mint this year, instead my mind shifting to the debacle created by the same and all of those like myself justifiably upset. Rather than linger in disgust and frustration, neither of which solve a thing anyhow, I decided to change the view looking at some of the positives. Which is the discussion of this weeks blog. Enjoy!

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24 Jun 2021

The Wonderful Kennedy Half Dollar

| Eriknation

Hi, this is Eric and today I will be writing all about Kennedy half dollars.

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23 Jun 2021

Nations of the World- Part 5/197: Angola

Coins-World | coinfodder

Oof, mosquitos everywhere in this jungle! Help! Welcome to Angola, people.

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