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19 Jan 2017

I like Ike

Coins-United States | CoinLady

On the day before Inauguration Day, it might be a good time to consider collecting Presidents on coins. There are many!

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18 Jan 2017

New Lincoln type set

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I recently purchased Dave Bowers' updated Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. Highly recommended! Everything a Lincoln cent lover could want is included in this book. Lots of photos, history, served in the inimitable Bowers style.

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17 Jan 2017

1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle

Coins-United States | Manole19

The 1933 double eagle is a United States 20-dollar gold coin. Although 445,500 specimens of this Saint-Gaudens double eagle were minted in 1933, none were ever officially circulated and all but two were ordered melted down. However, 20 more are known to have been rescued from melting by being stolen, and found their way into the hands of collectors. 19 of these were subsequently recovered by the Secret Service, who destroyed nine of them, making this one of the world's rarest coins.

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14 Jan 2017

Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989

Coins-United States | Manole19

Heres is the link if anyone wants to look over this great book.

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13 Jan 2017

African-Americans on U.S. coins

Coins-United States | CoinLady

This year, a $100 gold coin will be minted, featuring an African-American Liberty. Liberty has been depicted over the years as a matron, a schoolgirl, seated, standing and walking. But this 2017 depiction of Liberty is a first.

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12 Jan 2017

Liberty Nickels

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Liberty nickels were minted from 1883-1912. Without the special 1913, this series makes an attractive set that can keep a collector searching, but is very doable. Many of the later dates can be found looking through "junk boxes." One of the first coins I bought was a well-worn 1906 Liberty nickel. These coins are not the most popular, something that can work to a collector's advantage.

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06 Jan 2017

Buffalo nickel specialists

Coins-United States | CoinLady

A question for all the Buffalo nickel specialists...where can I find info on the life of Two Moons, one of the models? I know he fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and wrote his own perspective on the battle. I have found info in coin books here & there, but is there a bio or any other books that would tell more of his life? (Research for possible writing project) Thank you all!

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06 Jan 2017

Favorite article

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Back in 2011, the WFM had a display of double eagles. The unique first year coin, 1849, was there, along with the famous final issue, 1933. I made a point of visiting this display more than once. While chatting with Dave Harper, I got the idea to write of double eagles, especially the rare later date coins. Two weeks later, I broke my knee in an accident and had some time off to write. Mother stayed with me to help. She was putting away groceries when she injured her back. A strange series of events led to her stay in a nursing home for seven weeks.

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