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19 Apr 2021

Touchstones of Early Numismatic Influences

Young Numismatists Exchange | Mr_Norris_LKNS

Saw something from my past not too long ago: a collection of Western Publishing Company play money paper notes. My parents made me an instant millionaire when they took me to the local Ben Franklin 5 and 10c store and I came home with "a million bucks" in a nice cellophane wrapped bundle. When I saw some on eBay, I had to get some for nostalgia. I even posted about them in my "Collections" here on money.org.It got me thinking of what may have influenced me to take such an interest in coin collecting as a kid, a hobby that would return to me later in life.Aside from my collection of play money (with bills ranging from 1 to 100,000 in denomination), there were a few other moments in life I can remember that probably played a role. I'll list the numismatic items that accompanied them.1. Germany 1950 Five Pfennig

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27 Mar 2021

The Glass Cent

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

In the middle of World War II, the United States government desperately needed copper for ammunition and other military equipment. The War Production Board was refusing to allocate enough copper to the United States Mint to produce enough cents for the year. The Mint began its own experiments on alternative materials such as steel. At the same time, the Mint invited private companies to test out various types of plastics in case all metals were unavailable due to the war.

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25 Mar 2021

A Book Review of Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Jeff Ambio

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Jeff Ambio is a great book about the Walking Liberty Half Dollar Series. The book begins with a short introduction to different collecting strategies one may go about, such as type sets, registry sets, mint mark and date sets, and the difficult set of proofs. The book then dives into a brief history of the Walking Liberty Half, such as the design process and distribution of these wonderful coins. The majority of the book consists of values by grade, in addition to estimated survival in each grade and significant examples of these coins, with their realized prices.

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19 Mar 2021

A Book Review of Numismatic Forgery by Charles M. Larson

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

Numismatic Forgery by Charles M. Larson is an extremely well written book about counterfeit coins and numismatic forgeries. It dives into how many counterfeit and numismatic forgery coins are created in great detail.

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14 Jan 2021

Goertz Daler Variety 13: 1717 Wett Och Wapen - Bold Reverse

Young Numismatists Exchange | Oobie

My search for Goertz daler varieties continues, and I have found yet another. This one on the reverse of the 1717 Wett Och Wapen piece. I have been relaxing the past few weeks and stopping myself from working on my projects because I wanted to give my mind some rest after the rough school semester, but I am getting back into the swing of things now. I must admit, it is very difficult to break the habit of staying up late and waking up late. Nonetheless, I am acclimating myself to my old routines.

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14 Jan 2021

Reducing Financial Loss due to Coin Productoin: A Proposal

Young Numismatists Exchange | Oobie

Seeing World coin collector's recent blog post reminded me that I forgot to upload my final paper for my college writing course. The task was to write a proposal that solved a certain issue. The proposal paper combines evaluation, analysis, and argumentative formats into one paper, so without knowledge of one or more of those formats, you will struggle to write a proposal well. I chose to propose a solution to reduce financial loss due to coin production, so I hope you all enjoy. Also, I made a 94 on this paper; not too bad if I say so myself. Reducing Financial Loss due to Coin Production: A Proposal

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07 Jan 2021

Thanks to @BigNubNumismatics

Young Numismatists Exchange | DaNumisMasta

Hello folks, and happy afternoon! I recently made a trade with a fellow YN, BigNubNumismatics! Due to covid and money issues, this year has been really hard for my numismatic growth. I haven't acquired any new pieces really at all this year, and decided to trade among some fellow YNs to change that. We arrived at a fair deal, and would love to share with you all what I received. First off, I got a Canadian cent with a chipped planchet. I have always been fascinated by errors, and need one of these for my collection. Among those errors I was missing was an partially unplated coin. I received a partially unplated penny, along with an off-center penny. I have a planchet/blank for every common US coin besides the penny, and BigNub provided one of these for me as well. He, as well as some of you, knew that I love to collect proof coinage, and cut me an AMAZING deal on nearly $24 face value of proofs. On top of that, $6 in SMS (Special Mint Sets) and souvenir sets. As the icing on top of the cake, he included 2 coins for my NGC registry. I received a 1948 D Franklin Half MS-63 FBL graded by NGC, and a 1957 D Franklin Half MS-64 FBL graded by PCGS. To wrap it all up, he gave me a silver nickel, as well as a G-4 Buffalo Nickel as a gift. I especially appreciated a 1974-S Ike proof he included. It was made of 40% silver, and 60% copper. I needed one of these silver Ikes for my type set. Once again, thanks to my fellow YN, BigNubNumismatics! Thank you all! Have a wonderful start to this new year. Until next time, cheers, NM

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28 Dec 2020

Large Dollar Coins, Peace Dollars, Part One

Young Numismatists Exchange | ZanzibarCoins

Hey y'all! I hope y'all's Christmases were great! Mine was. :) I figured I'd keep with a theme, so here is a mini-series on Peace Dollars! :) So here we go!

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28 Dec 2020

Coins of the Great White North in under 450 words

Young Numismatists Exchange | Coinyoshi

Welcome to the next blog in the 450 words series. I recently found some Canadian coins in my basement and it gave me a blog idea. Here we go.

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