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24 Feb 2017

Experience & hard work

Coins | CoinLady

If you follow my blog, you know I've been a writer for many years.

21 Feb 2017

Treasures...not coins

Coins | CoinLady

Monday is the day I visit book stores. As a writer, I always have projects in the works. Made a pretty good haul yesterday. My tote bag weighed almost 15 lbs!

20 Feb 2017

Coin shop visit

Coins | user_43369

Hey guys I just got one of my favorite coins today a 1914 barber dime I think it is so beautiful post down below if you like them too

19 Feb 2017

Jefferson nickels

Coins | Jim

I have some from the 60's, but not sure if they are worth keeping.

17 Feb 2017

Getting started

Coins | CoinLady

Everyone has their own personal story of getting started in numismatics. I became interested at age 11. My grandmother gave me 2 silver dollars for Christmas. One was a 1921 Morgan, the other, a 1922 Peace. I was intrigued because the coins were dated only a year apart, but had different designs. This was an era of circulation finds, when clad coinage was still new and silver coins were found in change.

15 Feb 2017

New coins

Coins | CoinLady

It's mid-February, and I still haven't seen any 2017-dated coins in change. I go shopping, eating, and visiting book stores quite often, and check every coin that passes through my hands. I look forward to finding my first 2017-P cent. They are turning up here and there.

15 Feb 2017

The Mint in Springtime

Coins | Mike Burn

Hi!. This is the time of year I like the best from the U.S. Mint. They have already released the quarter silver set. But I'm still a kid at heart. I can't wait for the mint set's,proof sets,silver proof sets so I can update my books. Yes I still keep my books up to date. I like them to come out early so I can fill my books up and then buy what I want. Like Boy's Town. I think that coin will do well. Why there not selling them in a set I can't tell you. But what Boy's Town did for thousands of kids is a big part of American history. What Father Flanagein did for for these kids is a great part of our history. I don't remember but I think he said ' There is no such thing as a bad boy'. I hope I got that right. There will be other commens. Looking forward to see what they look like. The first gold coin with a person of color will be coming out also. I also hope that sells well. But to get back to the sets. I don't care if your young middle age or old like me I still love putting coins in those holes and filling up those albums. That's why I want them to continue. The yn's don't have access to a lot of money but they can buy those sets and start books. That's why there important. There the future of this hobby and they need coins to collect. What better way than putting sets together. Or just collect the sets. It's important to everyone they continue. I know there are people that want to stop some sets. Do that and you will loose the future of this hobby. It's not like the Mint is going broke. Not by a long shot. So buy some sets. Keep the hobby going. It's fun and it keeps collectors. This hobby is supposedly about fun let's keep it alive. Thanks for reading this I think it's important. Mike

12 Feb 2017

Maundy Money

Coins | Mike Burn

Hi! What is Maundy Money. Well they come from Britian. The earliest date I found was sets of one to four pence under Charles the Second.None before 1731. They come in denominations from one pence to four pence. The obverse has the ruler at the time and the reverse has the number of pence(cent)


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