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30 Sep 2019

Who I am and my experience in numismatics so far | Week of 11/10/2019

Coins | user_93026

Who I am and my experience with numismatics

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30 Sep 2019

An Affordable Two Cent Piece Series

| Well worn Copper

The British Caribbean Territories Eastern Group two cent pieces of 1955-1965 make and interesting and affordable alternative to the two cent pieces of the U.S. These 30.5mm bronze coins are slightly smaller than a U.S. half dollar and about the same diameter of the old English large pennies. They feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and can easily be found in circulated ($1-4) and uncirculated grades ($5-10). Proofs are particularly nice and certain dates can be purchased starting about $10. This mutual grouping of Caribbean islands was dissolved in 1965. In 1981 the East Caribbean States appeared on coinage and has ever since. The large bronze two cent piece was also replaced in 1981 with anunattractivesmaller square aluminum piece. When looking up coinage in the Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins, be sure to look under" East Caribbean States". I like this short series because they're fun and affordable. Unfortunately, I came across an entry in Wiki Coin Facts stating that these coins are "worthless in all grades." I feel sorry for whoever wrote that, because they are missing out on what collecting is all about.

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30 Sep 2019

New Set?

Coins-United States | JudeA

I am thinking about starting a new collection. I really like filling up folders of coins, and I like the design on the walking liberty half dollar. Most walking liberty's aren't very expensive, and the rare ones I wouldn't put in the folder. I feel like I could make a pretty good folder of walking liberty's by picking through my dealers junk silver bin. If you have any thoughts on this please tell me. Happy hunting!

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30 Sep 2019

Issue 1:- New Sir Winston Churchill Coinage:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

Coins | user_53367

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE!! PLEASE CITE THIS ARTICLE IF ANY INFORMATION FROM IT IS USED FROM IT VIA THE CITATION BELOW!!

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29 Sep 2019

First try at a coin exhibit

Coin Shows | user_73998

The 2019 Virginia Numismatic Associations 61st Annual Convention is in the books. This year I put together an exhibit for the Apollo 11 coins and theApollo program, got lots of comments but came up short on peoples choice award.

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29 Sep 2019

a short (hopefully) goodbye

| A.J.

in 2 days, my yearly gold membership will expire and my account will be suspended from the site. i will hopefully get it renewed soon, but i hope you all have a good time while im gone. thanks for everyone here on this site for keeping me in the hobby.

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28 Sep 2019

In the Mean Time...

Coins-World | coinsbygary

Well it’s been a long time since I last wrote. Retirement has kept me pretty busy at my church having delivered the morning sermon last Sunday and again tomorrow. With all that I am doing, I have a whole new appreciation of pastors. However, I’m not writing about my outside exploits today but my numismatic ones.

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28 Sep 2019

1893 DIA DE LOS MUERTAS MORGAN

Exonumia | Longstrider

I am going to keep this short as my hand has had some surgery. I was looking for a 1893 Morgan dollar for my type set album the other day. This coin is a bit pricey as there were only 378,000 minted in Philly. I ran into this cast hobo type dollar, I am calling it. I am a fan of the Mexican holiday of “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead, and Hobo Nickels after meeting "Tiny" at a Summer Seminar, so I picked it up.

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28 Sep 2019

penny box #2 - BEST SEARCH YET!!!!!!!

Coins | 1943penny

a few days ago I picked up an ordinary penny box from a bank near me and was not expecting it to be anything speacial but....IT WAS AMAZING!!!! here is what I found;-(38) wheat pennies 40s and 50s-(1) 1920 penny!-(18) canadian pennies-(2) really old canadian pennies 1919 and 1927-(1) SILVER COIN!!! from a country I did not recognize!-(12) good condition pennies including a ms-66 1959 penny-(4) floating roofs-a few more wierd errors and varieties I even found a penny with a hole in it-Suprisingly only 3 lincoln biccentennialsSo It was an amazing box and Im gonna go to that bank more often!(-: 1943penny

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