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31 Dec 2016

A Snapshot in My Numismatic Timeline: Drapped Bust Half Dollar

Coins | DrDarryl

The beauty of the Heraldic Eagle reverse design on the Drapped Bust half dollar (and affordability at the time) made me expand my collector interest. Back then I only specialized in Morgan dollars. I purchased this coin from Steve Ivy (now called Heritage Auctions) then sent it out to ANACS for certification. I eventually sold this coin to further support my college education (for my first degree). One of the things I did to protect my family was to document my coin collection. The ANACS certificate was easy to copy and I annotated my purchase information/comments on the copy. Recently, I located an old copy of my collection. Note the date of the ANACS cerificate. Four degrees later (AAS, BS, MS and PhD) and then some, I reminisce the beauty of this coin. I wonder who currently owns it. I paid a fraction of its current valuation ($2400) back in 1982.

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31 Dec 2016

APMEX 1oz silver

| Coinfox441

During my 8 months absent, I acquired some interesting things. My favorite was a 1oz APMEX silver bar. If you know what APMEX stands for, congrats. From my experience coin collecting, I have the only one I have seen. If you have heard of Apmex, please let me know. I would be delighted to learn more!

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31 Dec 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

| Coinfox441

Hello coin collectors out there!!! I just wanted to wish you a happy new year!! I am very much looking forward to the new coins 2017 will bring!!! hope all is well :0

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31 Dec 2016

This is a test on my new devise for pictures.

Coins | Mike Burn

Thanks it worked but I know the picture is lousy. If you have any ideas leave them it's ten points. Mike

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31 Dec 2016

Peace dollars

| CoinLady

Overshadowed by the Morgan dollar, the Peace dollar is a beautiful coin that has a lot to offer collectors. An attractive design, 90% silver content, and it's not that difficult to complete. There are only 24 coins to a set, and no real stoppers. Peace dollars were minted from 1921-1928, and again in 1934-35. The 1935 coins are the last of the old-fashioned silver dollars.

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31 Dec 2016

A HAPPY NEW YEAR YEAR

Coins - World | Mike Burn

This is a message to all my friends in the ANA and the workers at the ANA. I want to wish you all a safe and a good year ahead. For family and friends. For a healthy one. A year that will see us grow in character see our collections grow. One with more involvement in this great organization. To make resolutions and keep them. To donate what we can to those who need it. To grow as people and try to understand all. To make more friends here at this wonderful organization to share and to help those with coins who need it. To remember to thank those who work here to help us. That's very important. So in closing a healthy year because without that we have nothing. The best to all! Mike

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31 Dec 2016

My Trifecta Discovery of Frank Gasparro's Design

Exonumia | DrDarryl

One day this past summer as I was searching an online auction website for US Mint medals, I made this "trifecta" design element discovery. I made sure that I documented this numismatic find at my website (image being shared in this blog entry was posted on August 4, 2016)Imagine the thrill making this undocumented design connection for the first time. This was only achieved from my numismatic research findings of the President of the United States special Government medal (POTUS sGm) series (which I originally named Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation medals, then Presidential Medal of Appreciation). The POTUS sGm information was the missing piece that made the "trifecta" design discovery.The "trifecta" design discovery is the use of the dual torch design (which is a symbol of liberty). See the image.The left medal is the obverse of the 1960 President Eisenhower Class 2 POTUS sGm. The middle medal is the reverse of the 1961 President Kennedy Inauguration medal.The right medal is from the reverse of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional gold medal.My trifecta findings:1. Each of the medals with the dual torch design was the work of Frank Gasparro.2. Frank Gasparro's dual torch design was used on US Mint medals in the years 1960, 1961, and 1962.3. Each of the three medals honors prominent Americans.

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30 Dec 2016

Lots of foreign coins!!

Coins-World | Coinfox441

I looked at my foreign coins today, and I found out that I have more than I thought. I have coins from costa rica, Australia, japan, and some I don't even recognize! So, I present a question. What is your favorite design on a foreign coin? Personally, I would choose the Canadian $25 winter fun coin. I have not yet obtained one, but I am looking forward to purchasing one in the future.

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30 Dec 2016

great find at coin shop

| Conan Barbarian

yesterday 12/29/2016, i went to my first coin shop and had a blast there. despite some unexpected events (a few of the storage cases were damaged and had to be repaired, consequently most of the coins were out of sight and in the safe) i managed to buy some coins that i needed. i started with liberty head V nickels because i didn't have any from the 1800's so i asked if he had any. he pulled out a bank bag which he said contained around 2500 or $125 in nickels. me and my mother went through every one and pulled out all of the 1800's (an hour later) i had 1889-1899 and a 1883 "no cent". each nickel was $0.80, great deal in my opinion, i don't know if he knew that i found the 1883 but after all that hard work i deserved it.

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30 Dec 2016

Miss Liberty

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The face or figure of Miss Liberty has appeared on United States coins since 1792. The renderings are attractive, classical, and sometimes not so pretty. The Liberty on the 1792 silver center cent can best be described as "quaint." The Birch cent of the same year shows a much prettier Liberty, with long hair, almost smiling. The Flowing Hair coins of 1794-95 show Liberty more matronly, as do the gold issues of the 1795-1804 era. The Draped Bust design is a more classic design, that appeared on the copper and silver coinage in the late 1790s and early 1800s.

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