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31 Jul 2017

Day 1 of World's Fair of Money Vacation

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

Today was mostly just traveling from Fort Worth to Colorado Springs but I did find some time to stop and take pictures. My first photo op was in Amarillo at The big Texan Steak house (world famous for the 72oz steak challenge). My second photo op was also in Amarillo of an old steam locomotive. My third and final photo op was at the New Mexico, Colorado boarder. Tomorrow I will be going to a gold mine tour and the ANA Money Museum.

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31 Jul 2017

New Book!

| user_17317

I'm pleased to announce that a new book on Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents has been released. You can learn more about the book by visiting https://www.indianvarieties.com or purchase it directly by visiting this link. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PLLAF4THQSUFL.

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31 Jul 2017

1943 glass cent

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

on the NGC website they have a section on the Blue Ridge Glass Company Pattern Cents and they have incredible pictures of all 17 examples that they have certified. this consists of 9 coins and 8 tokens that were experimental samples used no preserve copper during WWII and some are quite remarkable. obviously the mint did not end up using glass but it does not take away from the beauty of some of these magnificent pieces. the main reason why glass was discarded as a medium for a coin was due to its lack of strength but desperate times called for desperate measures which led to this great piece in history.

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31 Jul 2017

Money in Science Fiction

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Science fiction, to its fans, show a reflection of our current time, with either its good or bad points emphasized. Money, which is an important part of our lives, have bled into our science fiction, showing what we hope for or dread about our future. This blog today is much more of a fun one, but it does show how money is portrayed not just in our lives, but in our fiction.

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31 Jul 2017

Condor Tokens

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Tokens are almost always second best to their cousin, the federally issued coin. However, some tokens have risen beyond this status and become significant players in the numismatic hobby. Condor tokens are some of these. They were created for much the same reason as many small change tokens, due to a lack of these denominations. These tokens had appealing designs as well as rarity and variety, all important factors for the popularity of a denomination.

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31 Jul 2017

Monarchs on English Currency

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Since the beginning of coins and other forms of currency on which an image is imprinted, people to be looked up to have been depicted on currency. Monarchs, or absolute rulers of a country, are the perfect example of this. Hundreds of these rulers have been depicted on coins and bills in a large variety of countries. England is probably the most popular monarchy, so this is the one that I will cover. Today, in this blog, I will cover certain traditions in monarch heads on English money.

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31 Jul 2017

Engraving makes it special

Coins-United States | CoinLady

One of my favorite coins is one that is not famous, possibly because specimens are so far and few between. Or maybe it's because the coin is engraved, what some collectors would call "damaged." This coin is the 1921-D Morgan dollar that was engraved "--th coin of 1st 100 ever released from Denver Mint/T Annear Supt."

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30 Jul 2017

Canadian cents

Coins-World | Conan Barbarian

over the past few years there have been a number of Canadian cents popping up in the US coin rolls and i have managed to acquire quite a few of them. i didn't really have any use for them so i just threw them all into a coin tube and just kept adding to them every time i got one. i came to the point where it was just taking up too much space so yesterday i got myself a Canadian Whitman small cent folder and started emptying my collection into it. while doing this i learned a lot of information about the cent that i never noticed before like the different obverses (no crown, Tiara, Diadem) and even more surprising that starting in 2004 there was also a variety minted with steel. these steel cents can be determined by a magnet and there are also 2 mint marks that can be found on these coins. one is a "P" (not Philadelphia ) but copper-plated steel, and the other is the RCM mint mark which is a small crown. these mint marks can be found under the head on the obverse. over all i have learned a lot and started becoming a little interested and my uncle lives in Canada and i asked him if he has any loose Canadian cents for me to look through. it is a shame that the mint stopped the series but it is still very interesting to look into.

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29 Jul 2017

Final Days Until the World's Fair of Money

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

Well there is just two more days until the start of the World's Fair of Money and I am making my final preparations now. I will be posting Monday night my trip to Colorado Springs and any pictures if I find something interesting along the way. So keep a look out for my trip posts and convention posts.

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29 Jul 2017

Thank you!

| Coinlover1899

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here at the ANA, for helping me grow in my knowledge of coins. It is GREATLY appreciated!

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