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16 Aug 2018

Coin Collecting for Me so Far

Coins-United States | user_60397

Hello all, I am not new to collecting coins, as I have been searching through bank rolls for silver dimes for 3 or 4 years now, but I have just now begun to buy coins. I love silver and the Walking Liberty design, so I have been focusing on Silver Eagles and Walking Liberty halves. However, I would also like to look into acquiring some gold bullion and Morgan dollars.

15 Aug 2018

Thoughts upon a Lincoln cent

Coins-United States | CoinLady

A fine bookstore day Monday, and I even received something remarkable in change...a 1941 Lincoln cent.

08 Aug 2018

Lewis and Clark's Expedition and the Numismatics it Inspired

Coins-United States | ZanzibarCoins

Lewis and Clark's Westward Journey has inspired many medals and coins, and rightly so. This expedition was of valuable importance to the United States of America. Dreamed up by President Thomas Jefferson in about 1800, this journey took the men almost two years. Captain Merriweather Lewis and Captain William Clark led the expedition, along with their faithful Native American guide and interpreter, Sacajawea, who was lovingly nicknamed Janey by Clark (Sacajawea's story is very fascinating but I'll save that for another blog post...), her newborn baby, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (who was born on the expedition) who was nicknamed Pomp by Clark. Not to mention, Clark's manservant York, who was quite a source of entertainment for the Native Americans, who thought that his skin was covered in black paint and they kept trying to rub it off of his arms, Sacajawea's slightly cowardly and foolish husband Toussaint Charbonneau (who won her in a gambling game, which, according to some historical records, dismayed her, and according to others, she was almost glad of that.), and at least twenty five other men went on the long and tiring journey. They traveled from St. Louis, Missouri, which was the Westernmost civilized town large enough for them to acquire enough supplies for their long journey, all the way to the Western Sea, which is, as you all know, now named the Pacific ocean, but back then, it was only known by the Native Tribes along its shores as The Great Stinking Lake, The Lake With No End, and many other names.

06 Aug 2018


Coins-United States | CoinFan2017

Ok, so I am still learning here...lol... I thought I made a "second post" to the blog when all I did was reply to it. The text ended up on top so to the best of my knowledge no one saw it. So I am posting it here.

03 Aug 2018

1959 Franklin Half Dollar

Coins-United States | Mrdavie

I apologize for the poor quality of the attached photo. I was not going to take the coin out of its container to photograph, and because of the reflective plastic cover, I did not expect to get a good shot, regardless of the camera and lighting.

26 Jul 2018

What is it?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Good trip downtown yesterday. Stopped at the coin shop after admiring the many lovely Morgan dollars in their window. After seeing so many Mint State coins, I saw something different in the shop.


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