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19 Nov 2018

A thing of beauty

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The palladium Mint product--I hesitate to call it a "coin"--is a thing of beauty. It is true to the original design and something to behold.

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16 Nov 2018

Happy shopping...and looking

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Next week is Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. The holiday shopping season is about to kick into full gear. What does that mean to a coin collector? It means to check every bit of change, even closer than usual.

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13 Nov 2018

That's a big set!

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Washington quarters have been around since 1932. Nearly 87 years. That's a long time! Collectors who want a big set to work on, with a few rarities to keep you busy, even coins found in change, may do well to consider the Washington quarter.

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10 Nov 2018

**76 Years Old And Still In Curculation**

Coins-United States | Kepi

Amazing! Can you imagine a 76 year old coin and still out there for collectors to find! What a great hobby we have. This Wheat Cent dropped out of a cashiers coin machine and landed right into my pocket. While it's not in perfect shape and has definitely been around awhile, I think it's a wonderful example of a "Wheatie". ; ) The designer of this cent is Victor D. Brenner. The series ran from 1909 to 1958 and included the Philly, Denver and San Francisco Mints. With a mintage of 657,796,000 this 1942 P is not rare by any means...in fact it has one of the highest mintage's of all the Wheaties made. Makes me think that there are alot more out there just waiting to be found... Who knows what you might be handed back for change in your next purchase! Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcomed.

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10 Nov 2018

Ode to a favorite coin

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I fell in love with the Chain cent as soon as I knew it existed. I'd just started collecting and did not know what the first cents looked like, or even that they were large cents.

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08 Nov 2018

Poor but excellent

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great trip downtown today. The tree at Macy's Walnut Room is beautiful. Lunch was beautiful, too. All you can eat buffet! My favorite waiter served me and I was in heaven. Oh yes...there was a trip to the coin shop too.

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04 Nov 2018

Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money Morgan Dollar Adds

Coins-United States | FortWorthCollector

I set out for Philadelphia this August with a very specific mission to find a Proof Morgan Dollar to add to my collection. My thinking was since it would be a large east coast show that this would be the best time and place to go looking. I thought it would be a piece of cake to find a lot of examples and narrow them down to a few nice specimens in my price range and pick. As it would turn out the easy part was narrowing them down not finding them. When I could find them they where either too toned & rough for my taste or too high a grade & price. As luck would have it though my regular dealer had brought a beautiful 1904 PR-64 that is just amazing. It does have a slight golden brown tone but nothing that distracts from its surface and I couldn’t be more happy to add it to my collection even though I did end up spending a little more than I had planned. I would have loved to have seen some more coins that matched my price range and taste but all an all it was a wonderful hunt. I was also able to add a beautiful 1881-O MS-64 to my set so it is shaping up nicely.

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03 Nov 2018

Items From The Vault #3

Coins-United States | FortWorthCollector

Today’s Item from the vault is a 1904 MS-63 Double Eagle. It is one of the most prized pieces in my collection. It was a birthday gift that I gave myself a few years ago and to this day is still one of my biggest gold pieces. I hope to add a Saint Gaudens Double Eagle to my collection sometime in the future.

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