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13 Oct 2016

The American Eagle Program

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

The American Eagle Program contains gold, silver, and platinum coins. American Eagle coins provide investments, beautiful coins, and a way to easily own precious metals. American Eagle coins are not the same as the quarter-eagles ($2.50), half-eagles ($5.00), eagles ($10), and double-eagles ($20). Even though these coins are legal-tender they typically sell at a high premium above their melt and face value combined.

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24 Sep 2016

My thoughts on the 2016 ANA YN Auction

Young Numismatists Exchange | CoinCollector2012

Earlier today the ANA held their annual auction for the YNs. In this auction, participants used YN dollars, which are earned by doing things in the hobby such as going to coin club meetings and writing numismatic articles. I will be sharing my thoughts on what I think went well, and what should be fixed for next year's auction.

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24 Sep 2016

My thoughts on the 2016 ANA YN Auction

Young Numismatists Exchange | CoinCollector2012

Earlier today the ANA held their annual auction for the YNs. In this auction, participants used YN dollars, which are earned by doing things in the hobby such as going to coin club meetings and writing numismatic articles. I will be sharing my thoughts on what I think went well, and what should be fixed for next year's auction.

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12 Sep 2016

Early Chinese Currency

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

In ancient China, copper replicas of useful objects such as spades and knives were used as currency. One theory for the reason behind this is that originally actual knives and spades were used, but were eventually replaced with smaller, more convenient items for barter. These instruments for money were used for at least a century for the spades and a little longer for the knives, before being replaced with other means of payment.

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12 Sep 2016

The Story of the West Point Dimes

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_9998

In 1945, shortly after the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Vice President Harry Truman was called to the White House. He was greeted there by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who informed him that the President was dead. Truman was quiet for a moment, then asked if there was anything he could do for the family. The First Lady responded: "Is there anything we can do for you? For you are the one in trouble now."*

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12 Sep 2016

A Bit Loonie

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_9998

Often referred to as the "Loonie", the gold-colored Canadian dollar coin has a fascinating and sometimes quirky history, beginning in 1982, when the Royal Canadian Mint began experimenting with a new composition for its Voyageur dollar.

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10 Sep 2016

The Red Book

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

The Red Book (A Guide Book to United States Coins) is one of the key works of literature in the hobby of coin collecting. However, have you ever thought about this guidebook’s history?

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08 Sep 2016

Weinman

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Adolph A. Weinman was the designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, as well as the Mercury Dime, another popular silver coin. His design for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar was also used as the obverse design on the American Eagle bullion coins.

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08 Sep 2016

The Gold Dollar

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

In early America, coinage denominations made of gold were plentiful. This crucial denomination in gold was proposed many times to the mint, but did not go through until the earlier Georgia gold rush and the later gold rush in California caused much unneeded gold to flood the United States Mint’s doors. This metal/denomination combo was created from 1849 (the first official year of the Gold Rush) to 1889. This had many different designs as well as different values.

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