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16 Dec 2018

US Bicentennial Coins (+ A Small Story)

Coins-United States | iccoins

The last few days have been incredibly busy for me. This week, I have finals in school for the end of semester one and then there’s winter break, which means lots of time for coin stuff! Anyways, today, my family and I went to the Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas Market) in Chicago and we passed by Harlan J. Berk. Unfortunately, the store wasn’t open, but I did see some awesome stuff in the window that I may go back and look at during the holidays. The window displayed several Mint State Morgans, as well as a very nice complete uncirculated set of Franklin Halves. I’ve always thought sets like that are very cool, but the fun of putting the set together is absent when you choose that route. Personally, that’s what I find to be the most exciting part…the hunt for the perfect coin. Even if you don’t have much to spend, no matter the coin, it can still be a hunt to find the one you want at the price you want. There were also a few commemorative coins that I really liked in the window. There were quite a few window shoppers, likely because it was nearby the market and was a common route to get there. Now for the main part of the blog about Bicentennial Coins:

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03 Oct 2017

A CONTROVERSIAL SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Coins | Longstrider

My controversial coin is a 1892 silver Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar. It never used to be controversial but it seems to be now. I won't get into politics. This isn't the place. Let's just say that as a American-Italian I am not to happy that most Columbus Days festivals are now called Indigenous Peoples Day, as well as the parades. Back to the coin. This coin is the first commemorative coin issued by The United States of America. They were issued to commemorate the Worlds Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. This Expo was to celebrate 400 years since Columbus' finding of the New World. Coined in 1892 some were also made in 1893. They were sold at the Expo for $1.00 as a souvenir and to help cover the cost of the Expo. This coin has become the most common early commemorative coin. As you can see in the photos, mine has great toning on the obverse, that my photos don't show properly, and wear toning on the reverse. Most were held and not spent but it appears this one was spent. Why?? Maybe the original owner needed money so bad he/she spent a coin that cost one dollar to get fifty cents and it went on from there. The specs on this coin are that the obverse designer was Charles E. Barber. The reverse was designed by George T. Morgan. This is noteworthy as they were, reportedly, arch enemies at the mint. It has a diameter of 30.6 mm and weighs 12.5 grams of 90% silver and has a reeded edge. There was a total mintage of 950,000. I hope you enjoyed the blog and photos. I look forward to your "Non-Political" comments, please. Thanks for looking!

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30 Jul 2015

Chicago’s fourth star, ‘Century of Progress,’ featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money commemorative medal

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

Medallic artist Jamie Franki has created a beautiful and stunning commemorative medal for the American Numismatic Association’s 2015 World’s Fair of MoneySM, coming to the Donald E. Stephens Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15, 2015. The medal, the fourth in a series inspired by the stars on the Chicago municipal flag, depicts the city’s famed 1933-34 World’s Fair, the Century of Progress.

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18 Aug 2014

Thank you Chicago, 123rd ANA World’s Fair of Money Participants

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The American Numismatic Association (ANA -www.money.org) World's Fair of Money (WFOM) 123RD Convention was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Chicago, IL on August 5th – 9th, 2014.

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24 Jul 2014

Not Too Late for Cheap Flights to ANA from Central PA!

World's Fair of Money | VKurtB

Usually if you wait until now to make flight arrangements as late as the ANA convention is soon from now, you're going to get gouged, right? Wrong. Frontier Airlines is still a bargain out of Harrisburg International (or as the fly-boys know it, Middletown). As of now, you can fly out of HIA/MDT for as little as $72.09 on Monday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 6. Flying back home on Saturday, August 9 or Monday, August 11 is even cheaper! Go for it! Get Cubs tickets for Sunday. Less spent getting there means you can get more coins, right?

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08 Jul 2014

2011 Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series Explores “Numismatics Celebrating Human Achievement”

News | ANA Official Post | jfletcher

2011 Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture SeriesExplores “Numismatics Celebrating Human Achievement”

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