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21 May 2017

2017 update

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Finally, some 2017 coins are showing up in circulation. Some weeks ago I found my first, a 2017-D cent. Last week during a shopping day, I got my first 2017-P cent. It was beautiful, lustrous, with that P mintmark to see! I was happy to see one in person. I also received an Effigy Mounds quarter that was also a lovely specimen, 2017-D. Most of the coins I see in the Chicago are D Mint.

19 May 2017

The one that got away

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Every collector has a story of the desired coin that they didn't buy. Maybe it was too expensive. Maybe they thought it would come up for sale again. Or maybe there wasn't a reason at all.

18 May 2017

A salute

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The Numismatic Literary Guild has announced the rules for its 2017 Writers Competition. As a writer, I am interested. I've been a member for many years, and proud to be a part of it.

17 May 2017

Simply a good coin

Coins-World | CoinLady

When I was young and specialized in coins of the world, I especially liked British coins. I browsed through boxes of foreign coins at my favorite coin shop every chance I got. Some only cost a quarter. "Better foreign" cost forty cents. Many special coins lurked in those boxes. Coins of Victoria were often found, including a silver 1838 fourpenny piece.

16 May 2017

Washington quarters

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Washington quarters have been minted since 1932. It's a big set with many different ways to collect. The Statehood and National Parks quarters have stimulated some interest in this series, but what about the older coins?

12 May 2017

Browsing at the coin shop

Coins-United States | CoinLady

While shopping downtown yesterday, I stopped at my favorite coin shop. Plenty to look at, admire, and drool over.

09 May 2017

Looking for reading material

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Mondayis bookstore day, and yesterday was no exception. I got to my first store when they opened the doors. Besides looking for research items and books to read for fun, I checked out the magazine section too.


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