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02 Dec 2016

A great Christmas gift

Coins | CoinLady

I was inspired when I was on Twitter yesterday. Two beautiful photos of 1881-S Morgan dollars were posted. As a longtime Morgan dollar fan, I know this particular coin is one of the most attractive in the set. Strike is good, eye appeal is usually high. Many are available in Mint State. It's not an expensive rarity. It's an old fashioned silver dollar, over 130 years old.

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30 Nov 2016

The New Centennial God Coins

Coins | user_64443

Just received the third in the 'trilogy' of gold centennials -- must admit the mint did a fine job with all three...

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28 Nov 2016

2021 State Park Quarter

Coins | Hunter The Coin Collector

I was recently reading through a smaller sized leaflet of the America the Beautiful State Quarter Program. As I flipped through the pages I started to ponder why only one quarter was made in 2021. My questions did not just stop there though. Why not make 6 quarters in 2020? Will all the quarters that year have the same design? Why did they choose the Tuskegee Airmen National Site?

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28 Nov 2016

Women in the hobby--my story

Coins | CoinLady

There are many more women involved in numismatics than when I started. I was 11 years old when my grandmother gave me 2 silver dollars for Christmas. One was a 1921 Morgan, the other a 1922 Peace. Only a year apart, but the designs were so different. I decided to learn all I could about these coins. Thus began a lifelong interest.

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27 Nov 2016

DO WE KNOW WHAT WERE BUYING?

Coins | Mike Burn

Hi! Back in 2014 I bought the P&D anniversary coins from the mint and secondary market. The price was good enough. They were made with the original dies from 1964 high relief. When I received them home I studied them they were great so iI put them away. I then received the two coin set SP 69. I put them in the proper box.

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23 Nov 2016

Eyes of a collector

Coins | CoinLady

Some years ago, I suffered a detached retina in my right eye. I lost much of the distancevision in that eye, although my activities of daily livingare fine.. I can read and write and examine coins as well as I ever did.

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19 Nov 2016

Coin Lots

Coins | Hunter The Coin Collector

On Ebay, I have seen multiple mystery lots on coins that allow dealers to take huge advantages of young or new to the hobby coin collectors. One group that is particularly guilty of this is Jeffcoins. They will have lots titled things like Estate Lot! FREE GOLD! When I was just starting out, these really started getting me into the hobby. I know as I look back on this experience that I was greatly taken advantage of but I feel bittersweet. On one side I lost around fifty dollars but on the other side I might not have ever started collecting coins if I didn't see these lots while I was skimming through deals on Ebay. What do think? Is it okay to take advantage of someone if it helps in the long run? What if you don't actually mean for it to help?-Coin Collector 101

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19 Nov 2016

Unexpected benefit of writing

Coins | CoinLady

Ideas can come from anywhere. A few years back, I attended a major convention and got the idea for a novel that became "Wild World."

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