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22 Sep 2017

Good, not About Good

Coins-United States | CoinLady

One of my favorite coin dealers recently posted a pic of a great coin. The coin was slabbed and graded About Good.

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21 Sep 2017

The best I've seen

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great trip downtown today. Farmer's Market, shopping, lunch served by my favorite waiter. And of course, a visit to the coin shop.

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13 Sep 2017

Little gems

Coins | CoinLady

Big, flashy coins dominate coin news. The bigger the better. Large, color photos of gold and silver coins get all the publicity.

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07 Sep 2017

Finally bought it!

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Finally, after all these years...I bought a copy of Dave Bowers' wonderful reference book, "A California Gold Rush History." A solid reference and a keeper if ever there was one. An important part of American history is documented in this volume. Collectors, historians, and gold fans would love this book. I don't know why I didn't get this book sooner.

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06 Sep 2017

Getting technical

Coins-United States | CoinLady

One of my favorite series is the Buffalo nickel. Putting together a date and mint set is challenging, even if all of the coins are not mint state. Many cannot be found well struck. There are proofs in three different types too--brilliant, satin, and matte.

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03 Sep 2017

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, A Short History.

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_15398

I was reading an old magazine, and stumbled upon an article on Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The article inspired me, and so, I am writing a short history on the amazing sculptor. :)

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01 Sep 2017

Just an ordinary coin

Coins | CoinLady

I found a beat up one-cent coin on the street today, on the way to the book store.

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31 Aug 2017

The one and only

Coins-United States | CoinLady

While browsing in the coin shop yesterday I spotted a classic commemorative, one of the more desirable coins. The Missouri half dollar is one of the tougher coins in the set. This coin was a nice MS-62 and would have fit into a great set.

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30 Aug 2017

Love at first sight

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great day for shopping downtown. Stopped at the coin shop. There on display was a lovely set of 6 Seated Liberty dimes and half dimes, no stars. 5 of the coins graded VF, the other AU.

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