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21 Nov 2017

Different views, same coin

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Take a Morgan silver dollar. A lovely and popular coin. Many collectors like Morgan dollars; it's one of the favorites among numismatists. Looking at this one coin can mean something different to different people.

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17 Nov 2017

I know it's special

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Some years ago, I attended a World's Fair of Money that featured many special exhibits. Besides the usual array of wonderful collector exhibits, some coins that weren't seen often were displayed. This was the show where the ten 1933 double eagles were shown. There were long lines to see these coins from the time I walked in the door.

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15 Nov 2017

My good deed for the day

Coins-United States | CoinLady

This morning I had some errands to run. Stopped at the bank. I brought the contents of my piggy bank and figured I'd use the proceeds for a nice breakfast.

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14 Nov 2017

A gift to yourself

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Yesterday was bookstore day. Even the bookstores are preparing for the holidays, with special gift books for sale, coffee table books, art books.

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12 Nov 2017

Designers & sculptors

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The US Mint has been bringing back older designs for use on its collector products. The three 1916 gold coins, the gold Buffalo, and now the palladium Mercury. Perhaps collectors can look at these pieces--still beautiful--and appreciate the people who designed them.

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09 Nov 2017

Take me back

Coins-United States | CoinLady

My interest in coins dates back over fifty years. I can remember getting Mercury dimes, Buffalo nickels, Standing Liberty quarters, in change. I can also recall many lovely coins for sale that seem like such bargains now.

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07 Nov 2017

All in the details

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Coin collecting/numismatics goes beyond checking dates and mintmarks. Knowledge of grading is important. But don't neglect the little things, the details that distinguish one variety from another.

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