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30 Sep 2014

2009 Lincoln Penny

Young Numismatists Exchange | Caesar1234321

There are a quite a few commemorative coins in circulation.  These coins are the ones that a lot of people grab.  Some times the commemorative coins are released over the years in large sets like the State Quarters set, from 1999 to 2009.  Also the America beautiful quarters set.  It started 2010 and will continue until 2021.  There are a few of these less known upon sets that are a big part of U.S. history.

28 Sep 2014


Coins | BossX

I need help getting a fingerprint from a proof coin. It is a 1976 S quarter. I want to remove it without harming the coin. I'll appreciate any help!

26 Sep 2014

The best way to clean coins

Coins | BossX

Today I found out the best way to clean coins.

25 Sep 2014

Dealers turned away by Antique show rules


I recently attended the Michigan Antique festival in Midland MI where I was surprised to see that the barn normally full of coin dealers was sparse with only three or four dealers there. I was told by one of the dealers that many opted out because the rules are that if they rent space on Saturday, they are required to also rent that space on Sunday. (Not sure how Friday falls into that scenario).The reason this was a problem is that there was a much bigger show in Detroit area that Sunday; which of course there would be a better chance of customer exposure and more sales due to sheer population. Many of the dealers who wanted to show in Midland on Saturday had to opt out because they didn't want to lose Sunday in Detroit, which I cant blame them for. In my mind, that particular barn was almost empty for that reason. why turn away people willing to come and share their goods for a day?I was disappointed, not that I had a ton of money in my pocket which I didn't but because I saw a lot of kids there to look at coins and I was listening to the comments about how there aren't as many dealers here this year etc. I felt bad for them (OK, and me).Hats off to those dealers who did commit. You gave us a chance to see our hobby represented showing items items to put us in awe, put in our pockets, and wish we could go home with. That's what its all about.

25 Sep 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Red Book translated to Braille

Throwback Thursday | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

Take a look at this picture from 1978: In the photo is former ANA President Grover Criswell, Geneva Carlson (former ANA Librarian), and current ANA President Walter Ostromecki with the UNCAP US Redbook Guide done in Braille. At the time Walter Ostromecki was the President of UNCAP- a nationally recognized hobby organization whose motto was “UNCAP the Handicap Through Hobbies.” This photo was taken at the 1978 ANA Convention in Houston. UNCAP donated the Braille book to the ANA.

25 Sep 2014

The ANA Money Museum - Treasures of the deep

Money Museum | LNCS

I recently visited the ANA money museum. This is the first time I was able to view the treasures of the deep displays. What an incredible set up. Really makes one wonder what else may be laying at the bottom of the sea waiting to be discovered.

24 Sep 2014

Las Vegas Numismatic Society to hold special presentation in celebration of Nevada's 150th birthday

Club Exchange | ANA Official Post | Jake Sherlock

The State of Nevada celebrates its 150thAnniversary of Statehood this October. From a historical perspective, the minting of silver and gold coins played a large part in Nevada’s past. The Carson City Mint opened at the height of the silver boom to facilitate the minting of silver coins from the Comstock Lode. The mint operated from 1870 to 1893.


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