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31 Oct 2017

**Crazy Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt**

Exonumia | Kepi

Happy Halloween Everyone!!! I have a crazy story about my Mom, who sometimes makes up crazy things in her mind....Don't get me wrong I love her! : ) Well you see, my Mom and Dad divorced years ago...It's okay...I'm over it. But get this, my Mom thinks that Dad has, over the years, buried treasure in my Grandparent's place on 5 acres in the desert...and not just any old treasure, GOLD BARS! She's been out there digging around, sometimes my husband plows up dirt so it looks like a fresh dig... Ahhh What the heck as long as she has fun! Dad said he doesn't have any gold...or does he.... TRICK OR TREAT! How's your family doing lately?

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30 Oct 2017

Smithsonian Gallery of Numismatics

| Conan Barbarian

this past sunday i went to the Smithsonian american history museum, mainly to see theirGallery of Numismatics, but also to see the other exhibits throughout the building. it was my first time there and i was super excited. i already knew that they purchased the entire collection that the Philadelphia mint assembled during its earlier years. well i went into the vault (second picture) first and there were some very interesting pieces like the NE and pine tree shillings along with many gold coins. they also had some confederate coins and bills, which were exceptionally interesting and quite a site, and above all, all 3 types of the 1804 silver dollar and the 1933 double eagle. i have to admit that there were many pieces that are close to impossible to view else where but i was a little disappointed in the fact that so little of their collection was available to view in person. when i got there i had the impression that every US coin they had of each date and mint mark would be arranged for the public to view but i can see that it would take up a lot of space. over all it was nice and very educational but then again i did go in thinking i would see a lot more so i am a bit disappointed as a result.

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30 Oct 2017

protection question

Coins | coin collector

I wanted to know, were do you suggest for me to send my coins to get them in slabs?

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30 Oct 2017

Coin Show this week in St. Charles, Missouri

Coins | user_7180

Another big Coin Show coming up this week in St. Charles, Missouri. Three days, 100+ dealer tables, live auction. Last big show in the St. Louis area in 2017. A great opportunity if you can make it.

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30 Oct 2017

George Washington commemorative coin.

Coins | coin collector

The George Washington 250th anniversary of birth was the first commemorative coin to be 90% silver since 1964. It was also the first commemorative coin made since 1954. It was designed by Elizabeth Jones, who was the chief sculptor and engraver. The front side of the coin shows George Washington riding a horse. The back side shows George Washington houses on Mount Vernon.

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30 Oct 2017

Coin a mother could love

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Mother took a great interest in coins. Although she wasn't a collector, she enjoyed reading some of the brochures and material I brought back from conventions. Her special favorite was the 1793 Chain cent. Yes, she had good taste!

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29 Oct 2017

my new book

| coin collector

I have gotten a couple comments about a book so i decided to buy it. I got it in the mail today and can't wait to read it. I thought I would show you it.

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29 Oct 2017

1910 RUSSIAN 100 RUBLES NOTE

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I saw this at my coin store while going through one of his "bargain" boxes. He keeps a few of these bargain bins for people to go through. Everyone seems to love them. Anyway, I saw this huge note and had to check it out more thoroughly. Only one way to do a good job of that. Buy it!! It is large, 10' X 4 3/4". That's about 260 mm X 122 mm.. I have found, while researching this note that there are quite a few around but most have been folded.. The front features the Imperial Russian Coat of Arms in addition to a transparent water mark of Catherine the Great This is one of the best watermarks I have ever seen or maybe I should say not seen. It really needs to be held up to a bright light to see it. Once that is done, it is amazing how much detail is in it. The back has a portrait of the Tzarista along with an allegorical male figure. Most of this series was issued prior to or encompassing World War 1, during Russia's huge inflationary period. I am working on a friend to come back from her honeymoon to read the Cyrillic for me. I'll let you know. This note had a cash value, in gold, of 50 1910 US dollars. Quite a chunk of change back then! I learned quite a bit about the history of this note and Russia from something that caught my eye in a bargain bin! I hope you enjoy the pictures and history lesson. Thanks for looking. I look forward to your comments.

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29 Oct 2017

Where Should You Put Your Coins?

| iccoins

Where to store your coins is a big, important topic, no matter the value of your coins. I will discuss ways to store them safely based on the coin's value. I posted information about these in another post about how to handle coins. However, this article is more about coin safety and protection and less about actual handling.

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