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09 Apr 2021

A Nation Divided

Coins-United States | Long Beard

On this date, 156 years ago, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. The subject of this weeks blog looks at the 1995 U.S. Mint's Civil War Battlefield Proof Set, rather than the war it's self. Consideration of the state of our current union, it has been extremely difficult to write a blog in a way remaining neutral while refraining from an equally sensitive topic. Even though this is one in which someday we must face and discuss reasonably with open minds. However, this is not that time nor the place. So I ask in advance that should you chose to comment, please respect this and those who read or reply. As always, Enjoy!

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08 Apr 2021

The Story of 1883

Coins-United States | C.D. Harrell

I once watched an interview featuring the renowned Numismatist Q. David Bowers. A reporter asked Mr. Bowers what coins he enjoyed speaking about most. He simply replied, "story coins." He then went on to bring up an example of the 1883 liberty head nickel, featuring the no cents reverse. While not a particularly rare coin, it certainly is a good story coin.

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08 Apr 2021

NGC Registry Award

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

I promise that this will be a short post! Last year in 2020, I won my seventh NGC Journal Award. Along with a plaque and generous grading credit, NGC sent a special pedigreed coin to each of its major award winners. The following paragraph details how delighted I was with the mystery coin when it arrived in the mail yesterday!

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31 Mar 2021

FIFTY STATES OF COINAGE- Part 23- Minnesota

Coins-United States | coinfodder

By the way, have you seen the new Mississippi Flag? It sucks to high heaven. Bring back the Confederate flag and stop erasing history.

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28 Mar 2021

The Liberty Walking Half and Buffalo Nickel

Coins-United States | Eriknation

Hello Fellow Numismatists today I’m going to talk about Liberty Walking Half dollars and all about buffalo nickels. If you have an idea for a blog please tell me.

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27 Mar 2021

New Post, Old Friends

Coins-United States | slybluenote

I'm very excited to make this post. About a week ago I received a circular via email that was advertising "proof coins". Since I had done business there in the past, I decided to check it out to see what they were offering. When I first started collecting Kennedy Half dollars, I went for the key dates first which were the 1998-S Matte finish and the 1970-D. I was eager to obtain the complete set, business strikes and date/mint mark coins first. Needless to say, I was taken aback when I discovered that business strikes only covered Philadelphia and Denver minted coins. I did not let this deter me though, because in my mind, a "complete set" included all coins from all years from all mints. Anyway, when I first looked at this circular, the first coin I saw was the 1964 accented hair variety, gem proof, Kennedy Half dollar. I have several 1964 Kennedy Half dollars, but not one of these varieties in my collection. I knew they existed, but I wasn't going to buy one due to 2 reasons: Number 1, I didn't need it to complete my set, and number 2, it cost more than an average Kennedy.

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24 Mar 2021

The Double eagle and the terrible idea the government made.

Coins-United States | Eriknation

The double eagle coin is worth twenty dollars today if you were to spend it today, but don't they could be very valuable. It was designed by Augustus St. Gaudens he designed both the obverse and reverse of the coins which were minted between 1907 and 1933. And is now considered the most beautiful coin in the world. The coin contained ninety percent gold and ten percent copper alloy. So that means that the gold inside by itself could already be worth lots of money. There are four different types of the coin the ultra-high relief, high relief, no motto, and the one with the motto. There is also a coin that is a 1907 ultra-high relief double eagle coin that has a plain edge and only one is known in existent. Now here is another fact President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that the 1933 double eagle was illegal to own. And after some fights with the U.S government, it was sold for nearly eight million dollars! that makes it the second most valuable coin in the U.S the 1794 silver plug dollar being the most expensive. This coin is also very collectible because of its bullion value and historical value. But, sadly the designer died in 1907 just when the coin was released.

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24 Mar 2021

My 2nd DDO!

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

Hello fellow collectors!I have great news, I just found my second DDO! So, I had better start from the beginning, have you ever heard of varietyvista.com? Here is a link if it works:javascript:nicTemp();).Well, I had heard of it before, but never really checked it out, so recently, I checked it out and discovered that there are a couple of really cool DDOs for some of the America The Beautiful quarters. There is a DDO on the American Memorial Park-P and the Salt River Bay-P, the one I found is the Salt River Bay, it has awesome doubling on "IN GOD WE TRUST" it looks more like this: IN GOD WE TRUST, notice the odd shape of the G and the T. I encourage you guys to check out varietyvista and look for this error, even though I don't know how much they is worth, I know they are worth finding! I have looked at like 100, and this is the first one. Anyways, enjoy the pics and have a great day!Photos courtesy of: Me lolif you are wondering, I take most of my pictures with a digital microscope, it is a great tool for looking for and at variety coins.

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20 Mar 2021

quick update: a nice little gem

Coins-United States | A.J.

bought this little thing about a week ago, its a 1833 Half Dime in AG condition. it cost me only $24 and i only just got it today.

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19 Mar 2021

Inactivity and Lincoln cent die

Coins-United States | CentSearcher

Hello everyone! It has been a very long time since I last wrote a blog, so I thought it would be a good idea to update you on how things have been. I have been extremely busy with school, soccer, and other things, so I didn't have the chance to be on the ANA website much. As a matter of fact, I'll probably won't be reading all of the blogs anymore, except in summer break.

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