this past sunday i went to the Smithsonian american history museum, mainly to see their Gallery 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.
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?