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19 Aug 2017

Completed the Redbook collection

Coins-United States | LNCS

After a few years only needed the 1947 Edition (I did have the recent re-print), I was able to acquire not only the 1947 1st printing, but also a 1947 2nd printing.The set does include some of the special editions, the most recent being the NGC 71st edition.Always room for improvement on this set, just like any other(You can also see I have the first 3 editions of the Mega Red Book.)

17 Aug 2017

Whatever you like

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Assembling a type collection is more than just filling holes in an album. There are the basic types to collect, such as Shield nickels, Mercury dimes, and so forth. But what to include in a type set? It would depend on how many years and how much you want to include.

16 Aug 2017

How can I do this?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Mother was a big fan of my coin writing. She saved copies of my articles. When she died and I was going through her things, I found notes to a story I had written in 2011. That year, I wrote many articles when I was at home recovering from an accident. Mother injured her back at that time, so it was quite a time for both of us.

14 Aug 2017

Another Odd Thing with Coins

Coins-United States | user_9073

In my community the kids started school last week and I did some more sorting and organizing of stuff around the house. I ran across this refrigerator magnet in the image of the 2003 Missouri state quarter. (for scale an actual quarter is beside it). I remember buying this magnet. I got it at the Ozarkland Store in Kingdom City, MO, that is located along I-70. I had stopped for gas and bought it asan impulse buy.

13 Aug 2017

Ugly coins?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Can a coin be ugly? Well-worn, corroded, badly cleaned coins can be described as "ugly." Certain designs are less attractive than others. Can a well-worn coin be called "ugly" if it's a rare variety that you've been seeking for years? Can a polished 1895 proof dollar really be ugly?

10 Aug 2017


Coins-United States | CoinLady

Today I went downtown for some good shopping, the Farmer's Market, and a delicious lunch served by my favorite waiter. A stop at the coin shop was on my list of things to do.

08 Aug 2017

What's that grade?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

As a longtime Morgan dollar fan, I have long considered the 1895 to be a dream coin. Each time one is offered for sale, I study the photo and descriptions carefully. And eat my heart out.

03 Aug 2017

Every one is rare

Coins-United States | CoinLady

One American coin series is special because of its specialness. Every coin in this series is a rarity. Only the very rich and very serious numismatists would even attempt to collect this set.

01 Aug 2017

Instant collection

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Nothing like a ready-made collection. A few years ago, I visited one of my favorite dealers at the World's fair of Money. He proudly displayed a set of large cents that he had assembled from stock. Each year from 1793-1857 was represented, except 1799. The 1793 coin was the Wreath cent. Condition was very good for most coins, with earlier dates showing much wear but still nice. Nothing excessively worn or spotted.

31 Jul 2017

1943 glass cent

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

on the NGC website they have a section on the Blue Ridge Glass Company Pattern Cents and they have incredible pictures of all 17 examples that they have certified. this consists of 9 coins and 8 tokens that were experimental samples used no preserve copper during WWII and some are quite remarkable. obviously the mint did not end up using glass but it does not take away from the beauty of some of these magnificent pieces. the main reason why glass was discarded as a medium for a coin was due to its lack of strength but desperate times called for desperate measures which led to this great piece in history.


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