31 Dec 2018

Happy New Year to All !!

| Ancient Collector

It is dark outside here in Southern California, and the countdown has begun from New York to LA. So it is time to close the book on 2018 and open the new one for 2019. It's also time to wish all my Numismatic Friends here on the ANA web site my deepest and best wishes for a real MS70 New Year.

31 Dec 2018

Red Book Pricing through the Years

| Mokester

If you are a member of the ANA, then it is highly likely that you are familiar with the Guide Book of United States Coins, the famous Red Book, and the Handbook of United States Coins, the Blue Book. These books have been with us in annual additions for over 70 years and most of us have owned multiple copies as the new editions emerge.

30 Dec 2018


Coins-World | Longstrider

Below is my specimen of a 1947 gold Mexican 50 Peso coin. This is a very interesting coin to me. It was first minted in 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. It is also known as the Centenario. It was minted as a circulating gold coin under the Mexican Reform Act of 1905. This act would be a blog by itself so I will just leave it at that. The coin was made from 1921 through 1947. In 1947 the original mintage was 309,000. However in 1947 Mexico started minting restrikes, as the coin was so popular by numismatists and also investors. There was a mintage of 1,975,654 restrikes in 1947. The mint also made restrikes in the 1990's and 2000's. The 90's coins were made in a prooflike surface and the 2000's were done in a matte finish. My particular coin is a solid 1947, not a restrike.

30 Dec 2018

New Year's Eve Traditions That Involve Coins

| Well worn Copper

I got to thinking if there were any traditions for New Year's Eve or the New Year which involved coins. I found a few and here they are:

30 Dec 2018

Railroad Currency

Odd & Curious Money | user_9894

Railroads played an important part in the 1830's through 1900's printing money for their employees and others. A research paper published by John A. Muscalus, Ph.D. shows images of more than 100 bank notes. Printed in 1971 it is a very interesting research report on this subject, and worth looking into.

30 Dec 2018

Nixon Coins in the Emirate of Fujairah

| Many

I just returned from a visit to some Arab Emirates and in the Fujairah Museum I was surprised that his coins circulating in the period before his entry into the United Arab Emirates, his currency had represented the profile of the President of the United States Richard Nixon. In gratitude for the help that the United States provided in the defense of this Emirate in its transition from the protectorate of the English to their independence as a state.

29 Dec 2018

Be Careful When Buying Coins Tokens and Medals

Coins | Mike B

Hi everyone I decided to write this to warn you about the color of raw coins ,Tokens and medals. After just looking on different sites on eBay I noticed the color of this case tokens. Civil war and Conder tokens. Now I saw orange color tokens. I can tell you from experience there are no orange tokens. So I sent a message to the seller. His answer surprised me. He said he does it with his phone or device to show imperfections. So I said but you don't say that what color is it. Dark brown. It seems some devices have a choice of colors to choose from. I said you should included that so the buyer knows what he's paying for. No responce.

29 Dec 2018

What Numismatic Items Did I Get For Christmas?

Coins | Jonas's Coins

In this blog I have all of the numismatic items that I got for Christmas. I got many great items! I also used this blog to try out some new formatting features. I hope you enjoy!


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