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31 Oct 2018

Learn Your Types: Mercury Dimes

Coins | iccoins

Please Note: This series was formerly known as “Coin Individuality,” but the name has been changed to “Learn Your Types,” effective November 2018.

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31 Oct 2018

Best Coins to Coin Roll Hunt Part 2

| Big Nub Numismatics

This is another section, or part teo, to my first blog post on this. In this article, I will be going through my analysis of coin roll hunting from Quarters to small dollars.

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30 Oct 2018

DDO

Coins | user_68417

I was curious if this is considered DDO? Kind of new at this any response is welcome. The ear,the neck and the back hairline.

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30 Oct 2018

new find

Coins-United States | user_68417

I found this 1982 zinc small date,it has a die crack from the corner of the Memorial to the I of united. It also seems to have some kind of issue in the columns, I was wondering if anyone else has found something similar that is a 1982 small date zinc?What are those grid lines between the columns?

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29 Oct 2018

Does Anyone Bother To Collect Dollar Bills?

| Well worn Copper

A lot of numismatists collect dollar coins in some form or another. There are Gold Dollars, Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars and mini-dollars (Sacajawea, Presidential, SBA). However, I am wondering whether anyone bothers to collect current one dollar notes (AKA; dollar bills)? These can be from circulation or uncirculated. One of the reasons I am asking is that when one considers the average life of a dollar note is 18 months versus 30 years for a dollar coin. The typical dollar bill will be badly worn at the end of 18 months, while there are countless rolls of pristine dollar coins still sitting in bank vaults, not to mention millions of them graded in mint state by 3rd party graders. With those numbers one would think dollar bills would have a potential future, yet most folks ignore them. Who knows, maybe they're future sleepers? The only time I ever collected dollar notes from circulation was when the BEP made WEB notes back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. WEB notes were ran on a special press that printed both sides at once, instead of making two separate passes. The BEP shut down their WEB press in 1995 after it broke down too frequently and deemed it a failure. WEB notes were identified by placing the plate number after "In God We Trust' on the reverse of the note. I'm not even sure whether collecting WEB notes ever amounted to much.

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28 Oct 2018

A new want list

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Have you updated your want list lately? Good idea. There are always a few coins on that list that are dream coins. Mercury dime collectors want the 1916-D. Lincoln cent specialists want the 1909-S VDB. Type collectors want the small eagle coins. Some want list may never be filled.

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27 Oct 2018

Joe Beeler / Eddie Basha Native American medals

Medals | wdhyder

A few years back, my wife and I were visiting her distant cousin in the Phoenix area. We had become good friends and enjoyed our visits. They suggested a visit to the Eddie Basha Collection at the headquaters of Basha's Markets in Chandler. Eddie Bauer had assembled an impressive collection of Native American and Cowboy art and believe that art was meant to be shared. In keeping with his beliefs, the family has much of his collection on display for public visits. I was impressed with the depth and quality of the collection and many of the artists had created works for Eddie as a friend.

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27 Oct 2018

Type Dimes Set

| Mokiechan

I have always loved Type Sets, I think it is a way for every collector to collect even older U.S. Coins on a budget and still have a very attractive collection. I decided on a whim today that I would buy one of those Capital Holder for Type Dimes (Bust, Seated, Barber, Mercury, Roosevelt) and the one dime I was missing to fill that Capital Holder is/was the Bust Dime. I have owned one or two in the past, but it has been a few years. In any event, I bought this one today on EbAY. I was very pleased with the price and appearance. I cannot wait to get the dimes all together in their new home. I think I will bring it to the show and tell at my next coin club meeting.

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27 Oct 2018

The great temple of Hadrian in Cyzicus, Turkey.

Ancient Coins | Aeternitas Numismatics

In December of 2015 we had the opportunity to visit the ruins of the ancient Cyzicus, in Turkey, and there we found the vestiges of what was its most precious jewel: the Temple of Hadrian. This is the account of what we saw there:

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