Login

ANA Blog

22 Sep 2016

1916 Gold Standing Liberty Coin

Coins | Longstrider

   So it seems to me that the US Mint has misjudged the public and us, their customers, again. I received an email from the mint yesterday, 21 September, notifying me that they have removed the household limit on the new 2016 Gold Liberty Commemorative Standing Liberty Quarter. I guess us regular folks didn't care to purchase this item at the inflated price. Today it is listed for $ 485.00..Anyone that wanted one has bought it by now. All this loosening of the rules now allows their REAL customer base, the third party people, the tele-marketers, to buy as many coins as they want. As Usual. How does this help me. Just an average collector that was out priced on this item that should be in silver!!  Don't forget there are over 9000 gold dimes still lying around no one knows what to do with. What do you think??  Thanks for looking. Just my opinion. I could be wrong!!

READ MORE
16 Sep 2016

Coin Thoughts #7 from "SUN"

Coins | "SUN"

I enjoy reading Dave Harper's blog "The Buzz" on the Numismatic News website. Some of the things he writes about got me thinking about different things I have seen in the coin collecting hobby.

READ MORE
14 Sep 2016

help w verification

Coins | SS&MD1122

Good Morning! So I have a few struck over coins, for instance... There's a 1 dollar coin over a quarter, Another is a 1995 penny over a roosevelt dime as well as a 1941 penny over a 1919 mercury dime, Also, a quarter over a Barber coin and Last a 1930 Standing Liberty quarter struck twice. Once over a 1857 coin and again over a 1919 coin. Does anyone know where I could go to get these properly verified?

READ MORE
13 Sep 2016

Ketchup And Coins

Coins | Pliny The Elder

I was reading a blog on this website and it really got me to thinking how much we have changed as a country.  How we have not only matured, but are rapidly aging with each passing day.  As a country, I mean.  It was this post by Kepi featuring a USA five dollar bill with an Indian Chief on the front that got me on to this particular sort of wool gathering.   This chief was wearing a traditional headdress of feathers, splayed out at the top and flowing partly down his back. A noble image of a defeated warrior.  Just like in the old Edward Curtis photographs.  When I was a kid, as a country we were fifty years closer to there still being traditionally garbed Indian Chiefs around.  I still remember Circus Vargas, the fame of Clyde Beatty, when paying for ice cream on the ice cream truck with Buffalo Nickels was not so strange.  When I would look for silver in my change....and of course regularly find it.  The mystery of Amelia Earhart.  Several decades ago I would clean my pennies with ketchup.  Things have changed a lot and I would like to issue a personal apology to President Lincoln.   I don't clean my pennies anymore, with ketchup or anything else.  I don't go to old timey animal circuses anymore because I feel badly for the lions and elephants, but I would compare the modern Cirque du Soleil to be almost as magnificent as falling in love.  Time has a way of advancing, and luckily I have been able to keep pace with the changes.   Like for instance, I would never spend a Buffalo Nickel on anything, with a date or not, with or without horns, nothing, it goes into the nickel box and that's that.   I will write an email, or even this blog, but just try get me to write a real letter and send it.  Meh.  Not so often. Things change. As a country there is a different way that we view Indian Chiefs now than when I was a kid. I think so at least.  We have gone through so much, identity changes all around.  We have grown up, we have matured.  But when I see that Indian Chief on that old five dollar bill, it makes me think of Clyde Beatty and the Cole Brothers, ice cream trucks, and cleaning pennies with ketchup.  It makes me think of Indians and of cowboys, and how America was once a wild place with vast tracts of wilderness and frontier.  But a lot of Indian Chiefs and Cowboys are fading from memory fast.  A lot of circuses are shut down.   I almost never find silver in a handful of change.  The landscape looks slightly different as I stare out onto the horizon today, and I just KNOW ketchup sales must be lower than before.   

READ MORE
13 Sep 2016

What I came acrossed...

Coins | SS&MD1122

Recently I was dispenced a 2008 Andrew Jackson dollar coin. However, his portrait was a pearl hollogram. I've searched for any info regarding the existence of this coin but have came up empty handed. If anyone has any info about this coin Please enlighten me. Much Thanks and Appreciation! 

READ MORE
10 Sep 2016

1987 W U.S. CONSTITUTION BICENTENNIAL

Coins | Longstrider

  I don't usually buy gold coins but I really like this one. I originally saw it on an auction a couple of years ago but didn't bid on it. I've kicked myself in the butt ever since. Happily, this coin came up for bids recently. This time I bid on it and got it for a very good price. I guess everyone else was sleeping. This coin has a mintage of 651,659 in Proof grades. It was minted at West Point. Being in Proof 70 Ultra Cameo the designs really pop out. Both the obverse and reverse engravings are spectacular and inspiring. Being only .008 of an ounce less pure gold than the new Standing Liberty Commemorative, I think I got a lot better coin for a lot less money. Just my opinion. I could be wrong! Thanks for looking!

READ MORE
09 Sep 2016

The Gold Coin Did Not Sell Out

Coins | Mike Burn

This will be a quick blog. I predicted this coin and the next one will not sell out. There are twenty million collector's in the U.S. and the mintage was one hundred thousand. Now tell me why this coin didn't sell out. There are plenty of collector's who want it. The price is right. So what went wrong. This was discussed ever since they announced that they would be made of gold. It's not the price. I believe that the collector's who wanted them in silver are speaking out. Will they sell out probably. But yesterday I received four pre sale offers for this coin. Don't get me wrong it's beautiful. And it's not a thousand dollars. But when I Started getting these offers I knew something was up.

READ MORE