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30 Apr 2017

Barber Quarter Exhibit

Coins-United States | CoinLady

When I attend a major show, I always check out the exhibits. I feel the best exhibits show something totally unfamiliar to most collectors, or show something familiar in such a way that you think about it differently.

28 Apr 2017

Uplifting story

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Last night, a lovely proof double eagle was sold at auction for over half a million dollars. The proceeds will be used to keep a church in business.

27 Apr 2017

Books wanted

Coins-United States | CoinLady

As a writer and researcher, I treasure my library. My bookshelves hold many coin reference books, and I have a few auction catalogs too. Many are like reference books in themselves.

26 Apr 2017

Getting nickels less than face value

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

today i went to the bank to get some more nickels so i decided to get a total of $80 worth. i traded in my 2 rolls of dollar coins and 6 rolls of dimes and asked for an equal value in nickels. i didn't have time to count there but they gave me lots of nickels and a $20 dollar bill because they said they didn't have enough. when i got home it turned out that they gave me a total of $90 in nickels, $10 more than what was originally requested and a bonus $20. (some one is getting in trouble) well it was too late to go back to the bank because they closed by the time i got home but i don't know how the banker messed up that bad (math is essential especially simple addition)

25 Apr 2017

Little gems

Coins-United States | CoinLady

During a visit to my favorite coin shop today, I spotted a lovely little coin. The U.S. Grant gold dollar is an underpublicized and underrated coins, but is special. It features President Grant, Civil War general, who also appeared on the Presidential dollar and a silver commemorative half dollar. The gold dollar and the half dollar feature the same design--Grant on the obverse and his log cabin birthplace on the reverse. This may be the only examples of the same design on two different US coins. The coin was MS-65, golden and lustrous.

24 Apr 2017

Old coin purse

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

a week ago i found an old coin purse in my grandma's apartment and while looking through it found a 1909 VDB cent. it was one of the greatest finds ever, aside from finding 2 silver quarters, and i am guessing she still had it because it was a first year coin. sadly no silver in this coin purse but there were some S.B.A silver dollars and common date wheats. also this is my first VDB cent i received but if it had a mint mark that would have been insane but at leat it had initials.


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