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31 Dec 2017

**Next Stop, TheTwilight Zone!**

Coins-United States | Kepi

It's New Years Eve today and traditionally, also "The Twilight Zone" marathon as well! I grew up with these old sci-fi classics and must admit I love watching them again once a year. So I found Season #1, Episode #17 dated from 1960 really interesting and fun??? Titled "The Fever"... The story line is Flora and Franklin Gibbs head for Las Vegas for a two night all expenses paid vacation that Flora won in a contest. Franklin is not impressed with the whole idea, especially the casinos in which everyone just throws their money away in the slot machines! Poor fools he calls them! Even poor Flora while putting a nickel in a slot gets read the riot act by Franklin. Heading up to their room, a drunken gambler gives Franklin a dollar ( A SILVER DOLLAR!) and insist's that he play the slot machine. Franklin wins and thus begins his decent into Twilight Zone Madness!!! After a 24 hour binge on the slot machine and loosing all his money, in his crazed state he jumps out of the hotel room window ending his life and the Las Vegas vacation... Cool huh! Now to get to the point of my blog. There were real SILVER DOLLARS everywhere...Peace Dollars and Morgans Dollars... in the slots, on the card tables, being used just as if it was normal! But wait...it used to be normal!

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31 Dec 2017

Where have all the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cents gone?

| Well worn Copper

As a compulsive change checker, I've noticed for quite some time now the absence of any 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent issues showing up in my change. You'd think that when it comes to cents you would find any most anything, and that includes the occasional wheat back or Canadian, along with typical mixture of Memorial and Shield reverses. An interesting piece of information is contained in the 2017 Mega Red edition, which answers a few questions: Remember the U.S. economy was in a recession in 2009, and apparently many banks had a large supply of cents on hand. Because of this, few banks placed orders for more, and the 2009 issues were not widely circulated to begin with. Also, since there were four reverse designs, each issue only saw mintages in the 200-400 million, compared to typical cent mintages in the billions. As a comparison, the 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters were struck for two years, and saw mintages over 800 million. That makes the 2009 Lincoln's rarer, if you can call them a rarity, but I still find more 1976 quarters than I do 2009 cents. I prefer the log cabin reverse myself, and wish they kept it. Like the Jefferson Westward Journey nickel issues, and the Bicentennial issues of 1976, I include the 2009 Lincoln series alongside of other commemoratives. A few weeks ago I asked whether anyone saved 1976 quarters. Hardly anyone did anymore, so I don't imagine anyone saving 2009 Lincoln's in abundance. Most of them have probably discolored by now, save for the copper issue, which did not circulate anyhow.

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31 Dec 2017

1873 HIGH 3 50 CENTAVOS

Coins-World | Longstrider

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody that celebrates this holiday!! Below I would like to share my newest Mexican silver coin acquisition. My coin guy found this, and knowing my preferences, after all these years, saved it for me. It is a Mexican silver 50 centavos piece. It is dated 1873 with a variety of having a high"3" stamped on it. It was minted in San Luis Potosi. They minted coins from 1827 through 1893. That mint has a number of different mint marks. This coin features a P with an I located to the left and about half way up. I don't really have a key to show it but the photos do. The assayers mark follows "O". In this case Juan R. Ochoa. He worked at this mint from 1870-1873. After that is a dot followed by the fineness of silver, .902.7 . The coin has an approximate diameter of 30 mm and a milled edge. It weighs 13.536 g. The KM number is 507. The obverse has the Mexican Coat of Arms with the date below it. The reverse, translated , reads LAW, 50 CENTS, PI, O and 9027. I could go on but you can view the photos. I like to leave a little for the viewer, if interested, to look up or ask me. Please feel free to leave comments. Thanks for looking and your time.

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31 Dec 2017

Looking to earn another coin

| user_88687

Thanks for all the helpful feedback that you gave to my blog. I do appreciate all of your comments. I will look and see what I have to do for the second requirement and earn the next coin. Hope you all have a blessed and happy new year. Please keep commenting and I will blog again soon and tell you what the second task requires.

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31 Dec 2017

ANA project

| user_88687

On my last project I saw that lots of you asked if this was an ANA project or not. The answer is that yes it is an ANA project and it is easy to find. you have to be between 5 and 17 to be allowed to do this project. To find it you just have to go to your home page and then you scroll down to the young numismatists sections and click on YN games and activities. Then you are able to click on the dollar project. It is the first activity when you are doing the dollar project.

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31 Dec 2017

NEW YEARS EVE

| Mike 271

Well the time is near. The year will end very soon. For some it was a good one to others it wasn't as good. But to those who had a bad year they can turn that around. Just sit down and put your mind to it and work on it I guarantee you things will change and you will have a better year. We all make resolutions some we keep and some we don't. The important ones we must keep if your family life and the lives of billions around the world because we all make a difference. Imagine peace instead of hate. Happiness instead of sadness. Laughter instead of crying. Wow wouldn't this be a better place for all. I wish all of you the best year in 2018. A safe one a happy one and a healthy one. I also want to thank all of you who made my life a little more bearable. For helping me with questions for helping me learn more about this great hobby. I want to thank my new friends and the old ones for you have helped me more than you will ever know. There is much more I could say but I want to keep it short. One more thing. Pray for those in the service who some gave there lives so we might enjoy our lifestyle. Bless them all. To me they are all Hero's and will always be. And always forgive. We all make mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance and sometimes more. Bless you all Mike.

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30 Dec 2017

Activity One

| user_88687

Sorry that I didn't say much in my first blog. To complete the first task I had to do a coin rubbing. That is just putting a coin under a piece of paper and using a pencil to rub over it. If you do it correctly you should be able to see what is on the coin. That took me many times till I did a good job on it. Then you have to do a paper in paragraph form telling why you chose to do that coin. I did a steel wheat penny because they were only made one year and I think that that is interesting. Then when your all done you have to mail it to headquarters. Then in a couple of days they will send you a dollar coin. Let me know if you have any more questions about task one.

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29 Dec 2017

Finishing task one

| user_88687

Just finished the first task. It was a lot harder that I thought to finish. I would say that it was worth it and that the reward is great.

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