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14 Oct 2019

Freak Show 1968 - VII

Coins | Haney

Well today's freak seems to have had some bites taking out of him. No worries, despite a slightly mottled appearance, I do not see any zombie tendencies in this member. Still I do hear some rattling when I slip him back in the storage case with the rest of the troop, then again I heard rattles prior to his arrival so I suspect he is safe. As you might suspect he is a little lighter that the millions of his brethren that carry Kennedy’s likeness and presidential seal. These bites did not occur after striking, but before. See the planchet used for this piece arrived at the press deformed having been punched from a sheet that had been already punched. Just think of the sheet looking like Swiss cheese, though these holes were not formed from gas but previous punches. Then the punch that made our friend here was created between the gaps, though not quite. As you see there were at least two other punched holes, voids, trapped in this punch. Once punched the future error was assured so long as it was not discovered before arriving at the press for striking.

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14 Oct 2019

Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 3:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

Coins | user_53367

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE!! PLEASE CITE THIS ARTICLE IF ANY INFORMATION FROM IT IS USED FROM IT VIA THE CITATION BELOW!!

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12 Oct 2019

Hunting coins

Coins | JudeA

My Grandma and Grandpa have a coin jar that they throw their lose change in. When I go over to their house, I like to hunt through it. Today I got a pretty good haul, as well as a first for me. Here are the finds.

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11 Oct 2019

goodbye pennies

Coins | 1943penny

May 2012; The Canadian government stooped the production of the pennies as the cost to make them was more than the face value of the penny (0.01) this was to decrease taxes and save the taxpayers about 11 million each year! but for those who love collecting those Canadian pennies...its time to say goodbye, the last minted penny was minted on this month.Feb. 5 2013 The mint has officially stopped distributing the pennies after more than 150 years of themBut the coins diminishing supply has already increased in value at least among collectors and artists seeking to preserve a piece of history!So maybe they will be worth something someday, maybe they wont, so hold on to those pennies because there wont be much left soon!Even though it has been a few years we can still find a good amount in our U.S penny boxes so how long will it really take? 10 years? 20 years? or maybe tomorrow!I myself have been saving the commemoratives and putting the rest of the Canadian pennies in a bag and maybe I may be able to sell them in bulk later on eBay and hopefully not to many people hoard them like wheat pennies!1943pennySOURCES;https://www.huffpost.com/entry/canadian-penny-discontinued_n_2615919https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_(Canadian_coin)https://www.mint.ca/store/mint/about-the-mint/phasing-out-the-penny-6900002Thanks for reading!

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11 Oct 2019

What To Do When You Finish A Set!!

Coins | Mike B

Hi everyone. Well I was going through some change and noticed a great quarter. No not a W. I went to my set in a Dansco album and looked up the date. Sure enough the one I found was better. So I switched them. Once you finish a set doesn't mean your done. Not even if there slabed.. I always look to improve my completed sets. Think of what you will have it you do that. A better set and one were the value will go up. I do it with my nickels especially the older coins. There are better ones out there. Now I put a set together called the Tokens of Coventry England. This set was done by Peter Kempson 222 years ago. It took five years. But I finished it. There all slabed and all MS. I was looking at some raw tokens and saw one. The price was right so I bought it. Now the first token is in the pictures of the set. So I sent it in sure enough it was one grade higher. You say what does one grade higher do. Well we know that one grade can mean the difference in hundreds of dollars to thousands depending on the set you have or any coin.. That's what i did. I increased the quality of the set and the value simply by buying a higher grade coin. So if you have a set of cents and change them based on quality your set could sell for more than someone elses. The way a raw coin looks in a set is very important. One bad coin can take the look of a whole page away. And when someone looks at it to buy might offer you a cheaper price based on the quality of your coins. Below is an example.if just one I have improved on. Now these come raw so you have to be sure the one your choosing is better. These are hard to find. So when I saw it I bought it and it turned out ok. Now what.? Simple you can sell the coin you replaced. So you have improved your set quality wise and value and it won't cost you anything. I have seen many complete sets on this site. Don't just close the book and put them away if you find a better quality coin switch it. One might be brown and then you come across a nice red cent. Switch it out. The same with nickels dimes what ever your collecting. . You will wind up with some of the best sets by making a few changes. Raw or slabed. So take those sets out and look over some change. It's all for the better. Try it your the one who will benefit. I hope you enjoyed this small blog and picked up some pointers. The detail in the MS 66 is much better. Mike

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09 Oct 2019

New 2009 DDR's

Coins | JudeA

I just received some coins I purchased from eBay. I won them off an auction for $7.39. They were 4 DDR 2009 coins. 3 LP1 coins. And 1 LP2. Also one of the LP1 coins was a, "Best of Variety." They are all minor, not listed in the cherrypickers guide. Overall I am satisfied to have some more 2009 varieties to add to my collection.

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09 Oct 2019

Freak Show 1968 - VI

Coins | Haney

Sorry a little late this week but I have to say I am enjoying our first fall like days.

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07 Oct 2019

2001 Commemorative Buffalo Nickel P & D

Coins | Mike B

Hi everyone. I'm writing about these two popular commens because they are simply beautiful. Now some don't know how this project was started. It was started by Senator Ben Nighthorse Cambell back in 1992. He wanted to bring back the nickel that was made by James Earl Frasier designed back in 1913 and ran till 1938. The bill failed but it was still in there minds. What could they do ? A commemorative!!. So it was decided they would proceed that way. With funds from it going to The Museum of The American Indian in Washingtonian D.C. So on October 27, 2000 it was passed.I The mint released it on June 7, 2001. Now Mr. Frasier used three Indian Chiefs to the obverse .Chief Iron Tail, Chief Big Tree and Chief Two Moons. This has been discussed back and forth over the years. But these three week to be the ones most settled on. They put In God We Trust in the two coins. This was not in the original nickle. . Mr. Frasier found the buffalo he was looking for in New York's Central Park Zoo. His name was Black Diamond and weighed 1550 pounds. Now when the mint struck these coins they increased the tonnage. They did this on the Proof and Uncirirculaded. They were rewarded with the beautiful strike you see today. It didn't take long for a well out. On June 21,2001 the month has made The announcement. The mintage for The Uncirirculaded was 227,869 and the Proof was 272,869. Now when released they sold for 54.95. Check that price today and I think you will be in for a big surprise. The weight was 26.730 they were made of silver .900. The diameter is 38mm. The two coins were made in Philadelphia and Denver. Of course I did not get through for an order but a few years ago while looking in the Red Book I saw them and said I have to have these. Well it didn't take long till I was able to buy the uncirirculaded. In was lucky the seller had know idea what he had. It took only a few weeks later till I found the proof.. It was one Of then most popular commens the mint ever put out. That's my opinion . To see the regular nickle and it's beauty and compare it to these two coins is amazing. I was lucky unlocked them up. You can get them today but you will pay a price. It depends on your budget and how bad you want them. It's a wonderful set and in have to say I enjoy them immensely. I hope you enjoyed this little blog on these two giants of our commens. Thanks for reading Mike. P.S. By the way I call them the twins!!

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05 Oct 2019

Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 1:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

Coins | user_53367

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE!! PLEASE CITE THIS ARTICLE IF ANY INFORMATION FROM IT IS USED FROM IT VIA THE CITATION BELOW!!

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04 Oct 2019

Different coins featuring states

Coins | user_45166

Several different countries have issued coins to represent the states and provinces that make up the country. Mexico was one of these countries to do so. If you are able to find these coins, you could get quite a collection of coins made of many metals and different sizes.

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