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03 Nov 2018

DIA de MUERTOS INSPIRED

Coins-World | Longstrider

Well the celebration Dia de Muertos, “Day of the Dead” has ended and I just watched a documentary on the last Emperor of Mexico. I think that means I should show off my latest Mexicans silver coin. The newest piece in my collection of Latin American silver coins is a 1904 Un Peso.

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10 Oct 2018

The Most beautiful Gold Coin I ever Bought

Coins-World | user_26319

A few Weeks back i went to a Jewellery Shop in Colombo to buy some jewellery for my Daughter in law. The Owner showed us many types and designs of jewellery Items and it took very long time to select the suitable items for her. The owner asked me whether i am interested in buying Gold Bars and he showed me different sizesof Gold Bars. With the Gold Bars i saw a Gold Coin just lying in the bottom of the box without a capsule. It was a beautiful Coin.

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29 Sep 2018

1 ONZA PLATA PURA ERROR

Coins-World | Longstrider

So last week I was looking around eBay, something I seldom do, and saw something new to me. A 1982 one ounce silver Mexican Libertad error. I’ve never seen a Libertad error. After some negotiations I am the proud new owner if it. This coin is raw, also something I would never buy from eBay. I am pleased to say it arrived as shown.

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12 Sep 2018

Ship of dreams

Coins-World | CoinLady

I even dream about coins. Dreamed I had a choice of two beautiful Canada silver dollars. One was a 1949. The Newfoundland commem, with Cabot's ship, the Matthew. Unmistakably mint state. Shimmering mint luster, ship in all detail including the sails. No nicks, no spots.

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10 Sep 2018

LOSS OF ANOTHER FAMOUS NUMISMATIST

Coins-World | Longstrider

As some of you may know, I am a big fan and collector of Mexican and Latin American coins. I just read in the September 10, 2018 issue of Coin World that collectors like me suffered a loss. On August 10 Don Bailey passed away at the age of 85. Don was THE source and a prominent dealer in Mexican numismatics. This is just going to be a short blog on his life. The reader may wish to read the entire article themselves.

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02 Sep 2018

QUETZALCOATL the FEATHERED-SERPENT

Coins-World | Longstrider

I found a couple of nice items at my coin dealer yesterday and would like to share some here. This is one of them. I usually stick with older silver coins but this one talked to me. Below are my pictures of the 1981 Five Peso coin I couldn't resist. This was a common circulated coin made between 1980-1985. It was demonetarized on November 11, 1995. It is 10.25 g of copper-nickel. With a diameter of 27.24 mm it is roughly a bit larger than our quarter. It has a round outside with a heptagonal field with a thickness of 2.21mm. For reference, its KM number is 485 and Schon #77.

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28 Aug 2018

RULE RIVER GOD/RULE BRITTANIA

Coins-World | Longstrider

Today I am going to do my best to describe a token I have had for a few months. The token is a Conder 1793 "River God" Glasgow Mule Halfpenny D&H #9. This token presents problems for me to describe as it is a "mule". A mule is a coin or token that has an obverse and reverse design that were never meant to be matched up. That is the case with this token. It is interesting to note that this still happens in modern coins and currency.

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20 Aug 2018

Canadian Penny

Coins-World | Bush Bush Numismatics

I was going through my grandmothers old money when I saw a design I had never found before. I asked my brother what it was. It was a 1929 high 9 Canadian penny. He told me that I should hold onto it because it might be worth some money. When I got home I got out my phone and I started searching. The high nine looked most like my particular penny, so I searched deeper. It turns out that my penny has a value of $15 even though I don't think anybody would buy it for that much it is still very cool that it could possibly be worth that much. I spent almost an hour gathering my family's opinions on if it was a high nine or not. My whole family agreed that it was a high nine. I happily placed it in my coin tin until a few days ago when I reorganized my coin binder I started looking for it. I had lost this valuable coin. I started searching high and low all over my room for it, but it was still missing. I couldn't believe that I lost my grandmas coin. Finally, I found a blue piggy bank that didn't open and I remembered that was where I put my penny. Except due to the fact that I couldn't get it open, I couldn't get my penny out. I was devistated and I didn't know what to do, so I asked my dad if I could borrow a hammer to smash the piggy bank with. He told me no of course. I started trying to break it myself considerti had already broke my other piggy bank. My brother tried to help me too until finally it broke and I searched through and found my missing penny. After that, I put all of the change I had in the blue piggy into the when that actually opened. I went upstairs to my brothers room to put in my binder which I had forgotten to grab when I came downstairs to my room. I asked him to hand it back when he said he didn't have it. I went back downstairs to look for it( again) when I remembered that I put ALL of my change in the new piggy bank. I searched through my new piggy bank and I found it again. I'm just not very good at keeping track of Canadian pennies. I hope that the next time I get one I don't loose it a s much. Every time I go to my grandmas house she always has new coins to look through. She works at McDonalds so people bring in dollar coins and wheat pennies all the time. She takes he own money like a dollar bill if she finds a dollar coin and she switches them out. She always takes us into consideration when she substitutes her money to get us special coins. She also got a membership to Littleton coins and got my brother and I a bag of 2009 bicentennial pennies. My oldest sister didn't want hers so I got hers instead. My favorite type of coin is the Indian head cent. And I also like half Pennies a lot. I felt very lucky when I found the Canadian penny in a roll of all US pennies.

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03 Aug 2018

**Another Wolf For My Pack**

Coins-World | Kepi

I would like to share with all of you my latest addition to my collection! First let me thank CoinLady, as she is the one who brought the existence of this coin to my attention. I had written a blog on July 28th titled "Wolves or Wolfs???" and because of her comment to my blog I was able to find this beauty of a coin and yes, a Wolf! It's a 1967 .50 cent piece from Canada in 80% silver. A Circulating Commemorative Coin for the 100th Anniversary of Canada. The obverse has the profile of Elizabeth ll, when she was just 39 years of age. The engraver is Arnold Machin. The reverse depicts a howling wolf with the inscription 50 cents, "Canada" 1867-1967. The engraver being Alex Colville. This beautiful example has a Proof-Like finish and some amazing blue toning. This just goes to show how the members here inspire, help and show interest in each other. Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcome!

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