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05 Jul 2016

Coin Connections in Our Nation's Capital: Day One

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_7392

In the next month, I will be putting out blogs that tell about my trip to Washington D.C. Since we did so much there, I have decided to break up the trip day by day to include the most detail. Hope you enjoy!

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25 Jun 2016

ANACS

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

The American Numismatic Association Certification Service is now partially overshadowed by other services such as NCG and PCGS, but since it was the first service and began the trend of slabs and numerical grading (Poor-1 to MS-70) we see so often on the marketplace today, so it has considerable history.

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14 Jun 2016

The Twenty Cent Piece

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

The twenty cent piece, or double-dime, is one of many odd denominations made in years long past. It has a fascinating history filled with the West and coinage shortages. These coins also have low mintages and are sought by coin collectors.

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14 Jun 2016

The Trade Dollar

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

In the late nineteenth century, the United States was growing into a strong country with a stable coinage system. The leaders of this country desired to compete with other dollar sized coinage circulating in Asia, so the United States officially released dollars slightly heavier than normal dollar coins. Ultimately, these coins were successful in Asia, but not in their home country, the United States.

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12 Jun 2016

The 1804 Dollar

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

In numismatic history, there are few coins that stand out as incredibly rare and desirable. The 1804 Silver Dollar is one of these few. It does not have the lowest mintage in U.S. history, but its air of mystery make it a coin few collectors would not want to own.

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12 Jun 2016

Hard Times Tokens

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

In the early 19th century in America, money has not always been in a good supply. In order for there to be change, there were two options, the ever unstable paper money or a privately made token. There are three categories of these tokens, the political token, the store card and the one made to resemble an actual circulating coin.

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20 May 2016

My YN Literary Awards Submission

Young Numismatists Exchange | ShriekenGriffon

For this blog, I am sharing what I wrote for the 2016 YN Literary Awards. I worked about 15 hours total on this with all the research and thinking what to write. I will do this in 2 parts o 2 seperate days because it is kind of long and I don't want to overwhelm some of you and hope it aught discourage people from skimming through it. Hope you guys enjoy and without further ado, here it is:

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12 May 2016

off set die half

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_94464

Hello, yesterday I found a bicentennial half dollar with an offset strike. It is only offset 5-10%, and it is a Philadelphia mint in AU 58-MS60 condition. But was still a cool find. Does anyone know if this coin is worth more than face value, or is a collectible coin?

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