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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 stilla cool find. Does anyone know if this coin is worth more than face value, or is a collectible coin?

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01 May 2016

Toning

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Toning is an immensely controversial aspect of coin collecting. Toning occurs when the metal in a coin reacts with the oxygen and chemicals in the air. This reaction creates a color (or colors) on the coin’s surface. Some prefer toning, but others prefer none of it on their coins. This variation of opinion has led to numerous “coin doctors” who change the coins’ surfaces to make a profit.

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01 May 2016

Charles E. Barber

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Charles E. Barber is the United States Mint engraver credited with the popular Barber designs, which were used in the dime, the quarter and the half dollar denominations, as well as the Liberty Head Nickel. He was born in London and opposed fellow engraver Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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01 May 2016

Christian Gobrecht

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Christian Gobrecht was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840-1844. In those four years, he created four designs and inspired two others. He is not the most well-known mint engraver, but definitely deserves respect for his designs.

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16 Apr 2016

The Elimination of the Cent

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Whether the cent, sometimes called the penny, should stop being made is a controversial topic. Some think that it would cause more problems than it would solve, and others think that it would be better to cease production.

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26 Mar 2016

My First Carson City Coin

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_7392

Some things always seem unattainable. Along with coin collecting, I play baseball. In particular, I am a pitcher, and I work very hard in the off season to perfect my game. For the longest time, it seemed that it would be impossible to hit the magic speed of sixty miles per hour. Sixty was so special because it is the speed of a car on the highway. A train blazing across the tracks. One step closer to becoming a great pitcher. In coins, I also had an impossible goal of owning a coin from the Carson City mint. Well, I did end up hitting 60 mph, and likewise, I recently purchased my first Carson City coin.

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