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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!    

30 Jul 2018

Joan of Arc

Coins-World | user_6581

Recently got a beautiful Joan of Arc coin from the French mint!  Found out about it in our Numismatist magazine.   Thanks.

28 Jul 2018


Coins-World | Kepi

*                       In celebration of a giant, full "Blood Moon" here in the southwestern desert, I'd like to share these 3 coins from the Canadian Mint with you.  It's the "Silver Howling Wolves" series.  Each coin is 3/4 oz of .9999 pure silver and has a $2.00 face value.  The obverse shows Susanna Blunt's design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse depicts wolves in their natural habitat under the glow of the silvery moon howling to their hearts delight.  Dated 2015, 2016 and 2017.  I really enjoy these trio of coins, as the wolf is one of my favorite predators.  Can't wait till they come out with the 2018 design!  Thanks for reading my blog.  Comments are welcome!   

28 Jul 2018


Coins-World | Longstrider

   Today I would like to share the newest purchases I got for my Mexican/Latin America coin collection. I used to be able to get these from my regular coin dealer but he was robbed about a year ago and his tray of them were stolen. He gets what he can now mostly for me. What a nice guy. I bought these last week from him. I could use some help on one of them from you guys but first what I know. There seems to be a trend on our site to break blogs up into multiple parts. So, naturally I am going to combine 2 into one.

16 Jul 2018

Coinage of the German Empire-Part 1

Coins-World | Big Nub Numismatics

  Germany has a history no other country can compare with. For good, and bad. World War one and two, the treaty of Versailles, and during the cold war, East and West Germany. Along with Germany's history to dominate on the world scale, it's coinage is far from dominating, or is it?

07 Jul 2018

Texas Numismatic Association Additions to My Panda Collection

Coins-World | FortWorthCollector

At the resent Texas Numismatic Association coin show in Arlington, Texas I was able to add two more Pandas to my collection for a reasonable price. One is from the 2012 World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia and the other is a 2015 Bao Bao from the Smithsonian Institution. I was able to buy both at bid sheet. See the pictures below or visit my profile page to check out the whole collection.

01 Jul 2018

Canadian Cents

Coins-World | Big Nub Numismatics

Earlier in this week, I found part of my Great Grandmother's hoard of old currency. Only the newer part of this collection, still missing those draped bust quarters, it was still filled with old coins from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. But one coin stood out. A 1929 High 9 Canadian one cent piece.  This books for about $15. It has a very nice reverse design, it compelled me to learn more about Canadian cents.

09 Jun 2018

NGC Submission Results

Coins-World | FortWorthCollector

At the National Money show I decided to submit some of my collection of raw Pandas for grading and I am very pleased with the results. I got no grad lower than 69 and I also got some varieties. See the photos or check out my Panda collection on my profile page.

02 Jun 2018

Allegories in Numismatic Art

Coins-World | coinsbygary

One of the things that endears me to coin collecting is allegorical art. I have several sets in my collection based on allegories alone. I have always maintained that coins are a powerful medium to communicate national ideals through allegorical images.

21 May 2018


Coins-World | Longstrider

Today I would like to share a unique auction win that just about finishes off my tax refund splurge. I have some difficulty in getting info on this coin but I will do my best. Below are the photos of my new 2013 New Zealand $1. It is part of New Zealand's tribute to Maori art in the form of a Koru. I am going to touch lightly on the significance of this legend in the Maori religion. It is very rich and I recommend anyone interested to research it further. This coin represents the Koru as the unfurling of the silver fern fond. The Koru is a symbol used to represent creation and an ever changing life that somehow remains the same. The Tane-Mahuta, also shown on the reverse, is the god of man forests. Creating the world of light. I apologize to any mistakes I wrote here. The obverse of the coin depicts Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by here name and the date and "NEW ZEALAND'. The specs of this coin are as follows. It is one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. It is about the same diameter of a Morgan Dollar, 38 mm.. The mintage was only 2000 pieces. This particular coin is a beautiful PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO. NGC has only graded three of these coins. One higher and one lower than mine. With such a low mintage I feel lucky to have won it. Personally I never saw one before and enjoy gazing into all the patterns of curls and swirls. Thanks for looking. Please feel free to comment.


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