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29 Mar 2017

Three coins, same year

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The cents of 1793 are among the most desirable in the American series. All struck at Philadelphia in copper, the first cents appear on most collectors' want lists.

28 Mar 2017

How quaint

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The coinage of 1792 can be described, nicely, as "quaint." Some are surprisingly attractive, considering their age and the technology available. And some are not!

25 Mar 2017

A thing of beauty

Coins-United States | CoinLady

During my shopping trip downtown last week, I stopped at my favorite coin shop. Much construction going on, so no window displays. When I went inside, I spotted a lovely coin.

21 Mar 2017

1914 D Buffalo Nickel

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Just bought a nic a dated 1914 d Buffalo nickel for $4.26 a key date

16 Mar 2017

Coins of Ireland

Coins-World | CoinLady

When I began collecting coins of the world, some of the first coins I acquired were coins of Ireland. Housed in a green plastic holder, the eight-piece set featured farm animals. It was a very attractive set, and appealed to topical collectors, fans of pre-decimal coinage, and anyone who appreciated simply designed, nice coins.

14 Mar 2017

The most under-appreciated rarity?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Rare coins get lots of ink in the numismatic press, sometimes in the mainstream press too. Who wouldn't love a gold double eagle, or a big silver dollar, selling for millions? Sometimes an early coin, such as a Chain cent, will get some mention. But there is one genuinely rare coin that definitely does not get its due.

13 Mar 2017

First the holder, then the coins

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Custom made holders are available for any coin sets a collector can dream of. There are holders for complete sets, date sets, proof sets, World War II coins, and silver dollars minted at Carson City. I've seen a lovely set of Morgan dollars housed in a holder shaped like the state of Nevada.

10 Mar 2017

Use your eyes, with help

Coins | CoinLady

Collectors use their eyes so much. Besides examining coins, there are magazines and newspapers to read, auction catalogs, research. Many collectors, especially older people, wear glasses or some type of corrective lenses.


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