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21 Jan 2018

Grading scale

| user_73470

Hi i am new to collecting paper banknotes, and learning the grading scale at the moment. Could anyone help with the registrations and margins of a banknotes? How do i measure them? Thank you.

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20 Jan 2018

The 1999 Anthony Dollar, the Y2K Scare, and Seigniorage.

| Well worn Copper

In late 1999, after a hiatus of 18 years, the U.S. Mint ordered the striking of 41 million Anthony Dollars. According to the mint, the coins were needed to replenish the dwindling supply of Anthony dollar coins on hand in Federal Reserve banks. The new Sacagawea dollar was set to debut in early 2000, and the mint feared there would be a "temporary shortage of dollar coins" until the new 2000 coins were ready.

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20 Jan 2018

Sample Slab Collection

Coins | FortWorthCollector

Come one come all to see my new collection that I have posted. I have just added a new collection called Sample Slabs to my account come and take a look. The sample slabs posted today came from PCGS at the Denver World’s Fair of Money to celebrate the rerelease of the RareCoin Market Report publication. They where handing out 1 a day of each name during the show for free and I have a complete set.

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20 Jan 2018

Amazing Buy From Local Coin Store!

Coins | Coinz4Lyfe

I recently picked up a 1955-S Lincoln wheat cent graded MS67RD by PCGS. I bought this coin for five dollars, and after looking through both NGC and PCGS price guide and auction records, I estimate that this coin is worth about 90 dollars. I was super excited when I bought this coin, and always remember there is something out there.

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20 Jan 2018

New additions to my Morgan Dollar Set

Coins-United States | FortWorthCollector

The ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver was very kind this last year to my Morgan Dollar collection. I was able to add 5 new coins to the set. As most of you know my main goal was to pick up an 1893-S as it is one of the rarest coins of the set in any grade. I am very pleased with the one I was able to obtain that was in my price range. I was also able to acquire a nice 1899 Mirco O which I have had a hard time finding in my local area in nice grades. The 1901-O, 1904 & 1921-S I was able to get in mint state grade that fit my budget. I hope everyone enjoys the photos and coins. Also I would like to mention that for Christmas I received a new DSLR camera so I hope that I will be able to share even better looking photos in the future.

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20 Jan 2018

The 1964 Silver Dollars

| Coinz4Lyfe

Hello, I'm Coinz4Lyfe, a Young Numismatist of the ANA. Today I am going to teach you about the 1964 silver dollars. It was 1964, it had been 30 years since a silver dollar was minted, and there was no demand for the coin. Suddenly, the price of silver started to rise. The public took advantage of this because silver dollars could still be bought for face value at banks, and each silver dollar was worth more than face value. In a few years, the amount of silver dollars in government vaults went from 400 million to below 4 million. The U.S. Mint, the Treasury, and the President took notice of this. While they were dealing with this silver shortage, they drew up plans to revive the silver dollars, not because of demand for the coin, but for the speculation on the silver market. After two years of preparation and debating, 316,000 1964 dated Peace dollars were struck at the Denver mint, not including 30 test pieces. Once the news got out, it caused a sensation with dealers and collectors thinking that the coin would be released for circulation, promptly inflating the value of the coin. The coinage act of 1965 struck the final blow on the 1964 silver dollars and they were never released. Eva Adams, director of the U.S. mint at the time, ordered all 316,000 silver dollars be melted down, even the test pieces. Rumors got out that coins were released which put Eva under a lot of scrutiny. Her response was that they were all melted, however 2 test pieces surfaced in 1970 but were immediately melted. 1964 Morgan dollar hubs also existed. During a tour of the mint in 2015 a team of numismatists discovered 1964 dated Morgan dollar hubs stored away in the depths of the vaults. John Dannreuther and Dennis Tucker were going through a cabinet full of tools and dies used to produce many different varieties of coinage. They both noticed the 1964 dated Morgan dollar hubs, and were granted access to the vaults where the mint stored even more dies and tools, where additional tools were found. Sadly, no 1964 Morgan or Peace dollars were found, although obverse and reverse dies for the 1964 Peace dollar were discovered, as well as hubs and master dies, which might have been used to produce 1964 silver dollars. Also interesting was that the 1964 Morgan dollar hubs were almost exactly like the Morgan dollars from the closing years of the 19th century. The Morgan dollar hubs were created on December 6th, 1963, right after President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The 1964 silver dollar still remains one of the most researched and famous topics in all of numismatics.

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20 Jan 2018

1890-CC Morgan and 1788 2 Reales!

Coins | Coinz4Lyfe

Hi everybody! Today I wanted to showcase some of my favorite coins in my collection, a 2 reales from 1788, which is the oldest coin in my collection, and a 1890-CC Morgan dollar. First the 1890-CC. I bought this coin recently, and it immediately became one of my favorite coins. It is probably in G-6 condition, and has a nice color to it. The 1890-CC has a mintage of 2,309,041 pieces, making it the largest mintage of the Carson City Morgan Dollars. Now for the 2 Reales. Sadly, it has been holed. It is silver, and it is the oldest coin in my collection, beating my next oldest by 43 years. It is from the reign of King Charles III. I hoped you guys enjoyed this short blog!

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19 Jan 2018

Hungarian Forint

Coins-World | user_74781

I thought I would attempt to give a little information on some coins I know I have somewhere. They are coins I saved when I was "collecting coins" but not a"coin collector." Which is why they are in a box that I can't currently find.

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19 Jan 2018

Mystery Medal

Exonumia | wdhyder

I enjoy researching interesting tokens and medals. Sometimes they stump me. Pictured here is one such stumper. I am hoping that someone reading this blog will have some idea about what this particular medal commemorates.My best guess? The obverse shows the American eagle superimposed on the Rising Sun. I have not had luck translating the Japanese characters in the sun's rays, although one attempt suggested they say Otojiro. The reverse suggests the piece commemorates the sailing of the Otojiro. Enomo to Seattle on June 9, 1904. I do not know if that is a sailing date from Japan or an arrival date in Seattle.The light characters punched into the field before the final, heavier letters were punched suggests this may be a generic medal, perhaps sold as a souvenir of a voyage that the recipient could engrave with their own message.If anyone has any ideas or recognizes the medal, I would be happy to hear from you.

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19 Jan 2018

** A Risk Worth Taking? **

Coins-United States | Kepi

We have a local auction house in town who every few months or so holds an auction. Mostly cars, antiques, misc. stuff, you name it he'll probably have it. Everyone seems to have a lot of fun and bidding can really get going. Unfortunately, when it comes to coins he has a less than stellar reputation. The coins are never brought out for inspection before the auction and when they are on display, it's very crowed with people trying to look at them. Also, the lighting is extremely bad for viewing coins. They are usually raw coins with a few slabbed thrown in from time to time. The owner says he doen't go through the coins he's selling. Never the less there's been several reports of people ending up with cleaned, altered and flat out fake coins. I don't think he does this intentionally, but it has happened to people I know personally. My husband and I stopped buying years ago from him. This last auction a couple weeks ago was a crazy one. Everything was zooming along fine and then the gold coins came out to bid on. It was a frenzy of buyers! Just sitting back observing this was entertaining enough for me! When all was said and done the auction gavel slammed down... SOLD! Now hold on to your hats... One person bought over $30,000.00 worth of gold coins...assorted, raw and slabbed. I was like "What in the world just happened!". My husband and I looked at each other and we didn't even have to say... "Lets get the heck outta here!" "A RISK WORTH TAKING?"........ Thoughts?????

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