31 Jul 2021

**One Wild Panda**

Coins - World | Kepi

The newest addition to my collection is a 2003 Chinese Silver Panda. This series started back in 1983 with a different design featured each year. Minted in China, a denomination of 10 Yuan, 1 oz of .999 silver, 40 mm diameter with a reeded edge. This one has a mintage of 600,000 and has two versions. The"frosted bamboo" version, which is the one I have and the "mirrored bamboo" version. This reflects the part of the coin behind the panda in the design. The obverse features the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests with two inscriptions, "People's Republic of China," which is in Chinese characters and the date "2003". The reverse shows an adult panda crawling through a bamboo field with the coins value, weight and purity listed.Now what was kinda funny to me when I looked at this coin in the shop was that I really don't care for pandas... Now give me a polar bear or a big grizzly bear, that I like! Also, China is not my "go to" country when it comes to coins for a list of reasons that I won't go into here... But this coin caught my eye! It has the most amazing toning and I like toning! Originally it was in an album, encapsulated in an airtight that somehow got cracked. This over time let oxygen seep in and the long term result is this wild toning! Cool, right!Anyway, that's it... Not a fan of pandas or China and yet this coin had my name written all over it.. ; )Thanks for reading my blog! Hope you enjoyed it.

31 Jul 2021

West Point Mint National Park Quarters

| CheerioCoins

West Point Mint Quarters are a new kind of Quarters. The mint can be found at the bottom right of Washington. There are four mints on Washington Quarters Philadelphia mint ,Denver mint, San Francisco mint, and the West Point mint (They will be just the letters P,D,S, or W. They can be found in change, rolls, or any coins. Theyare years 2019-2020. Not all 2019-2020 National Park Quarters areWest Point mint Quarters, in fact they can be quite rare. If they are 2020they will have a symbol on the left of Washington that says V75 but 2019's will not.Usually they are about 25$ in MS-65 and MS-67 no matter what design it is.West Point mint Quartersare hard to find but Washington National Park Quarters are easily accessible.Thank you for reading my information on West Point mint Quarters. Have a great day! (And good luck on find West Point mint Quarters!)

30 Jul 2021

How To Grow Your Numismatic Collection, Fast!

Collecting Tips | CheerioCoins

One way to get more coins faster is roll searching, which is looking through rolls of coins (which are obtainable at banks) some coins you should look for while roll searching are wheat+steel cents (1909-1958), silver nickels (1942-1945), silver Roosevelt dimes (1946-1964), and silver(1932-1964)/West Point mint quarters (2019, 2020).Also, when you are at coin shows, or even online, you should look at every booth for coin(s) you want/need to get the best price. Also, use Greysheet (or something like Greysheet, i.e. Blue Book) to get the best price.Lastly, here on the ANA website, you can earn YN dollars which can be used at the monthly and yearly auction. You can get these by writing informational blogs, like this one (this is not the only way to earn these dollars), at a maximum of 2 a week. You will receive the physical dollar through the mail, and will sent them back if you win a lot at an auction.

29 Jul 2021

Dollar coins part 2

| Coinyoshi

The traditional silver dollar came back after the Bland-Allison act. The new dollar was to be designed by a student of William M. Wyon in London. His name is George T Morgan, and the dollar he designed is one of the most popular in the coin collecting community. Most of you probably know what it looks like, and if you don't look it up. I think I got one from completing the dollar project last year. Anyway, it was minted between the years 1878 and 1921 and the people liked it more than the trade dollar, so it became the new official dollar coin. An interesting fact about the Morgan dollar is that if you have an uncirculated one, it has a reflective surface so the metal reflects a small amount of light.The peace dollar, minted between 1921 and 1935, was a coin commemorating peace after World War I. It was the first dollar coin to not have congressional sanction, instead under the terms of the Pitman act. On the obverse there is lady liberty as well as the words liberty and in God we trust. On the reverse is an eagle, the mint mark (if present) and the words United States of America, e pluribus unum, one dollar. It is the first dollar coin to be struck in the three current mints: Philadelphia, Denver, and San FranciscoThe Eisenhower dollar is the first dollar coin to have a real person on it. From 1971 to 1978, the Eisenhower dollar was minted to honor both Dwight D Eisenhower and the first landing on the moon. As you may know, the president himself is on the adverse with an eagle and the moon on the reverse. To celebrate America's Bicentennial, a new reverse was minted only in 1976. It had the Liberty Bell and the moon on it. In 1977 and 1978, the design went back to the original.The Anthony Dollar was minted for four years; 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1999. When I saw one, I thought it was a quarter because of its size. The reverse is the same as the Eisenhower, and the obverse has Anthony on it. The Sacajawea dollar, minted from 2000 to 2008, exemplifies the spirit of liberty, freedom, and peace that the young Native American woman Sacajawea had shown in assisting the Lewis and Clark expedition. The obverse is Sacajawea herself and the reverse is an eagle.The native American dollar also features Sacajawea, but has different reverses honoring Native American cultures. The president dollar coins have former presidents on the obverse and their achievements on the reverse. If you want to know about one dollar bullion coins, please read my modern silver coins in 450 words blog because I don't feel like putting it here.Anyways, I hope you liked it it will read more 450 words in the future.Bibliography:A guide book of United States coins by R.S Yeoman et. al. 71st edition

29 Jul 2021

Dollar coins part 1

| Coinyoshi

Dollar coins are probably one of the least used coins in today's United States. In today's blogs, I will be going over the history of this coin. I was inspired to write this after finding Susan B Anthony dollar in a coin book.

29 Jul 2021

Meet Jennie Norris, AGE Reverse Coin Design Artist

| I. R. Bama

This should have been in my last blog but I didn't think of including more information about the artist who created the design of the reverse Type II AGE's.

28 Jul 2021

2021 American Eagle Silver Proof

Coins | Grogu

Did anyone else get their coins?They are beautiful. I was lucky to get these ones

28 Jul 2021

Everything that is in my head right now...

Exonumia | coinfodder

Hey Everybody! This is everything numismatic that is going through my head right now. So, without further ado...1) What is with the US Mint's packing?Have y'all gotten your hands on the new Type 2 Silver Eagles Yet? Well, point aside, the coin is pretty, let us tell you that. However, the packing IS THE DEFINITION OF CHEAP. No more nice little container that contains the felt-lined box. Now, the packing is what they use for the commemorative half dollars- open, felt lined little piece of JUNK, and a cardboard cover. Disappointing.2) Why does the US Mint make us wait 5 months for a coin?I have asked myself this many times as I wait for our coins to arrive via Snail Mail. The US Mint is very fond of placing out little coins for early (yes, very early) preorder, then making the numismatic faithful wait months. Groan. Stop this cruel practice, and only set your coins to order when you can dish them out right away.3) Olympics!With the Tokyo Olympics going on right now, I decided to set the overpriced- fat cat Olympics to scale for the lay person (forgive me, but after hours on the couch watching China beat everybody in Ping Pong, this was one of the few things I was thinking about.As on June 2021, the price was set at 26 Billion. Wow! Now imagine each dollar as a penny, which is about 1.52 mm thick, and weighs about 2.5 grams. Now please dig out those calculators. The final height of the stupid pile of penny we hoarded: 24,556.59 Miles, towering over every building in Tokyo, including the SkyTree and Tower, combined. That should place an Olympic-sized dent into the ground.Now, for the weight- at 2.5 grams, and 26 billion of those little suckers, should weigh about 65,000 Metric Tons. Dropped on someone's head would surely be fatal, and punch a nice hole through the Earth. You know what else weighs 65,000 tons? Over 9,000 Elephants. So, Tokyo is spending the equivalent of over 9,000 Elephants, and with no spectators helping to off-set some of those elephants, we can imagine that can get pretty heavy!Thanks Everyone!


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