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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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