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10 Oct 2019

NGC Coin Image Service

Numismatic Artistry | Abbott

Today I received the email from the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) with the images from my recently submitted 1986 Gold Eagle coin. At first I thought $13 was a little too much for "images", but I am really pleased with the product NGC provided. For $13 you get 3 separate files; one being a composite of the obverse and reverse with an NGC background (4 MB), one being an image of the obverse of the coin (3 MB) and the other image of the reverse of the coin (3 MB). When I submit my next coin to NGC, I will definitely continue to add in the imaging service.

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06 Oct 2019

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Numismatic Artistry | Abbott

"A penny saved is a penny earned" is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, however, he didn't coin it. In his 1737 Poor Richard's Almanac, Franklin delivered the line: "A penny saved is two pence clear." And later, in the 1758 almanac, he wrote a version closer to the saying we know: "A penny saved is a penny got." He never used the word "earned."

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10 Jun 2019

Coin Design

Numismatic Artistry | user_65360

Did you know that you could have the design of you own on the revers of a coin. Well people as young as students in high school have had something like this happen to them all you need to do is do a little research and find out about a competition that the mint is having. One competition that I have found is the Mint announces design competition for 2019 Apollo 11 Moon-landing commemorative coin and what they want is "The convex (domed) reverse will be designed by a U.S. Mint artist, and will feature “a representation of a close-up of the famous ‘Buzz Aldrin on the Moon’ photograph taken July 20, 1969, that shows just the visor and part of the helmet of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, including the reflection of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander.”" In this competition you could earn up to 5,000 if your design is chosen.

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16 Apr 2019

notre dame cathidrel

Numismatic Artistry | user_61574

yesterday tradgety struck notre dame cathidrel was set ablaze a.j. has already talked about it but it was bad a lot of history was destroyed prayers for the french that lost that cathedral with love.61574let us have prayers no one was hurt

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24 Feb 2019

Tincture in Heraldry

Numismatic Artistry | coinsbygary

Have you ever looked at the shield on many of our 19th and 20th century coins and wondered what the lines across the top horizontal bar of our national shield represent? How about the lines on the vertical bars? Beyond the vertical bars representing the 13 original states holding up the single bar representing the federal government you may be surprised to find that the lines or the lack thereof on the bars are defined by certain colors in heraldry called tinctures.

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