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30 Jul 2016

Heading to the ANA in Anaheim?

World's Fair of Money | wdhyder

The Token and Medal Society and the American Israel Numismatic Association are pleased to present a joint program featuring a lecture by the renowned sculpture, Eugene Daub, at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 10th in the Hilton Huntington B/C. Daub is well-known for his many medals and as a recipient of the ANA life time achievement award for Medallic Sculpture and the ANS Saltus Award. A brief resume can be found at the American Medallic Sculpture Association website: http://amsamedals.org/members/Eugene_Daub.html.See you all in Anaheim.

28 Jul 2016


World's Fair of Money | World_Coin_Nut

August is almost here and for me that means a trip to Anaheim. Since moving to Indianapolis I have been able to attend a number of local shows. I have been setting up a monthly table to promote ANA and Indianapolis Coin Club Membership at our local show. But....I have never been to abig show so why not start out with one of the biggest. To say I am excited would be the understatement of the decade. If anyone else is attending and would like to meet up feel free to send me a message.

27 Jul 2016

Temperance Medal - TYRANT ALCOHOL

Medals | MedallicMan

I have intensively researched certain temperance medals and have become fascinated by the earliest which include the varieties engraved by James Bale (circa 1840's) for the WASHINGTON TEMPERANCE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. This is most commonly referred to as the 'TYRANT ALCOHOL' medal. The very scarce but occasionally appearing at major auctions is the variety is Baker.332 (and subtypes).

25 Jul 2016

Coin Thoughts #1 from "SUN"

Coins | "SUN"

I like to read about history and coins. These past few weeks I came across references to a coinage act of April 22, 1864. This Act had a impact of some of items I like to collect. This act changed the composition of the Indian Cent, it created the 2 Cent piece, and pretty much did away with Civil War Tokens. I casual collect all these items. I look for coins and tokens with nice eye appeal and usually in grades of Very Fine and above. I belong to the Fly-In Club (Flying Eagles and Indian Cents) and The Civil War Token Society. The quarterly publication of Fly-In Club is the" Longacre Ledger" tells about different varieties and the hunt for the coins. I do not really look for varieties, but the publication has great photographs. I also belong to the Civil War Token Society which also issues a quarterly publication.The cost of membership in these clubs are well worth the dues. You can find more information on these clubs at fly-in.org & cwtsociety.org. I have not found a 2 Cent club, but would be a member if there was one. Whitman Publications have "Redbooks" on Flying Eagle & Indian Cents, and also on Civil War Tokens. I recommend both. Also, there is a nice a book by Kevin Flynn "The Authoritative Reference on Two Cents Coins." Even though I do not purchase a lot of coins and tokens, The clubs and books keep me informed. I want to tell the story of my first Civil War Token. I was about 12 years old in the early 60's when my sisters brought a "coin" home with an Indian head on one side and "Not One Cent" on the other. My sisters received this as part of a payment while working as car hops at A & W. Hopefully, you like this blog. I am planning to post my rambling thoughts on a somewhat regular basis. Happy Collecting, from "SUN" (Southern Utah Numismatist).

25 Jul 2016

More on new collection

Exonumia | CASINO NUT

This post is onthe continuing of my new field of collecting interest of casino memorabilia. I am now up to 48 chips of which I will show a few below along with some other collectables. there aretwo key cards from the margaritavillehotel and casino, anslot club card from the margaritaville casino. now on to the chips in the pictures, there is a one dollar chip from the margaritaville casino, a fivedollar chip from the same casino, a five dollar chip from the paradise island casino in the Bahamas, and lastly my favorite chip in my collection a$ 2.50 chip from the holiday casino cruises in key largo, Florida which I used to play in when I lived In the Florida keys. well until next time good luck and above all have fun in all your collecting pursuits

24 Jul 2016


| MisterCoinCollecter16

if there was a sixth 1913 liberty V nickel, would the value go down? because of the other ones in existence?

24 Jul 2016

Poland Trip Coins Pt 5 (Last one!)

| ShriekenGriffon

This is the 5th and final part of the coins I got on my Poland trip blog, except this time, I will be talking about some bills. Actually though, only two were received from Poland and are gifts given to me by my grandparents. The third was found by my mom (who is Polish) in her desk a few days after we returned from our trip. Now I have no experience on grading paper money but the one from my mom I will say is extra-fine to about-uncirculated with a few faint folds and some small crumpled parts but otherwise is fairly nice. The other two are really bad with many creases, folded corners, dirt, and creases. That’s enough with the “specifications” and more onto the bills and a little history. Also, none of these have special serial numbers. There is also a watermark of the eagle on each one.

22 Jul 2016

Silver Queen Strikes again

Coins-United States | user_7361

I enjoy collecting coins and old currency, just as the rest of you do. I have a large variety of nice coins and paper currency in my collection but lately I have developed a taste for collecting junk silver coins. Every time I make a purchase to add a coin to my collection I have to buy some junk silver as well. I have become an junk silver addict and now I'm known as the "Silver Queen" amongst my fellow collectors. I walk into my local coin dealer and when they see me coming through the door they automatically pull the junk silver tray out for me and put it on the counter. Yes, even the local coin dealer knows I'm a junk silver addict.I always get teased and told I have a nose on me that can sniff junk silver out miles away.Does anyone else out there like junk silver coins too? Please share your story.

22 Jul 2016


Coins | Longstrider

So here I am trying to save money for the ANA Anaheim Show. Doesn't sound like a big deal does it. Then I get an alert from ha.com that a coin I am looking for has come up for bid. I check it out and it's a very nice 1923 MS 64 Peace Dollar VAM-1B Extra Hair. I enjoy Vam Peace and Morgan Dollars. Especially ones you can see the deal that makes it a noteworthy, Top 50, VAM without any magnification. I put a modest bid on it and before you know it I won it. Oh well. It's a beauty. I have included a photo I took from VAMworld so you can see the extra hair clearly. I had a bit of trouble photographing this coin as it's fairly blast silver color. What do you all think. I already know I'm weak! Thanks for looking!!


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