01 Oct 2019

...Of Cracks and Clashes

Coins-World | coinsbygary

Since I am starting a new NGC Collectors Society custom set based on the Spanish Provisional Government coins of 1870, I thought to re-image all the coins in the set. It's funny how when you give your coins another look that you notice new things about them. Or, is it that you haven't looked in a long time and simply forgot. Either way its part of what makes this hobby fun for me.

28 Sep 2019

In the Mean Time...

Coins-World | coinsbygary

Well it’s been a long time since I last wrote. Retirement has kept me pretty busy at my church having delivered the morning sermon last Sunday and again tomorrow. With all that I am doing, I have a whole new appreciation of pastors. However, I’m not writing about my outside exploits today but my numismatic ones.

12 Aug 2019


Coins-World | Longstrider

As many of you know I am a big fan of Peace Dollar VAMs. I often write about my new collection acquisitions here. This isn’t one of them. This is about another thing I am very interested in, Dragons and Dragon coins. Below is my new 2019 Australian silver Double Dragon coin.

28 Jul 2019

Thaler collecting

Coins-World | Taler 63

I began collecting Thalers because I wanted to have something in my collection that demanded a second look. I was done with collecting any more of the numerously available.I was tired of repetition, I was tired of shiny, I was tired of bullion , I was tired of all the hype!That is when I saw my first Thaler in a display case from 20 feet away, it was a 1581 Saxony Thaler.It had Age, It had Attitude, it advertized the patina of clout, and it had a different story to tell.That started the transformation of my collection from a single state view, to a collection of coins that offer a deeper understanding of world history.Thalers offer endless designs. And with a view of that vastness, I have chosen to fine tune my focus, and to seek out Talers without someones face on it.But there are plenty of those too !

26 Jul 2019

Apollo Coins

Coins-World | World_Coin_Nut

With all of the new space coins on the market, it reminded me of some of my favorite coins.Fujairahis one of theseven emiratesthat make up theUnited Arab Emirates. The only of the seven with a coastline solely on theGulf of Omanand none on thePersian Gulf, its capital isFujairah City. In 1969 and 1970 they issued these coins to commemorate the United States space program. They have a common reverse and the obverses represent the Apollo missions 11 thru 14. 3 of them are based on the Robbins medals that were issued for the missions. In my opinion, the one for Apollo 13 is particularly well done.There is a flood of new Apollo coins being released from all around the world. Just go to eBay and put in "2019 Apollo coin" and you will see what I mean. They are a lot of colorized, curved, etc. There even pieces with "space" particles embedded in them. To me, none of them, including the new US Commemorative, hold a candle to these.

09 Jun 2019

Real or Fake Challenge #1: Silver Japanese 1 Yen - Answers

Coins-World | Eikyu Tsuho

If you have not already seen the original post,click here to view itathttps://www.money.org/collector/eikyu-tsuho/blog/real-of-fake-challenge-silver-japanese-1-yenbefore looking at these answers.

07 Jun 2019

Real or Fake Challenge #1: Silver Japanese 1 Yen

Coins-World | Eikyu Tsuho

This post is the first part in a series of challenges designed to improve the knowledge and awareness of fake Japanese coins (both cast and struck) among collectors. The objective is to determine which coins are fake and which coins are real.Post your response in the comments (each coin is marked with a letter in the upper-left corner) and why you think each coin is either real or fake.After some people have responded, I will post the correct answers in the comments. Some of the coins may have problems, which could make them seem fake!


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