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23 Jul 2017

Spread the word

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Many coins are unfamiliar to the average person. No one has received a half dollar in change for decades. $2 bills are rarely seen, and never mind dollar coins. Sometimes people like to see unusual money.

19 Jul 2017

A piece of history

Coins-United States | CoinLady

During my bookstore rounds the other day, I managed to stop at a coin shop I hadn't visited in a while. The owner remembered me and we sat and chatted for a time.

17 Jul 2017

V-Nickel too?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Reading of V-nickels reminded me of a small hoard my grandmother gave me when I was young. She was cleaning her attic when she came upon a brown cloth pouch with coins inside. I did her a favor, perhaps fixing the lights on her Christmas tree, and she gave me the pouch.

16 Jul 2017

Ready-made collection

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Some years ago, at Christmas time, I spotted an ad offering starter sets and rolls of coins for sale. I wanted to buy myself something. Among the offerings was a roll of 40 different Barber quarters. I'd never become too involved with any Barber coinage, so I thought that would be a good bet.

14 Jul 2017


Coins-United States | CoinLady

Check out the exhibits next time you attend a major show. Many are interesting, well-done, museum quality. And you can learn something new.

11 Jul 2017

Great gift...for yourself

Coins-United States | CoinLady

You have to be good to yourself too. Buy yourself a present sometime. Maybe a new reference book, a nice coin, or a small hoard of coins.

10 Jul 2017

Oh, to be in Denver

World's Fair of Money | CoinLady

I attended the last WFM in Denver. There was a long line as soon as I reached the convention center. The attraction was a display of the ten 1933 double eagles that had recently been discovered. Yes, I got a good, longing look at these beautiful coins. I took a pic. Before the weekend was over, I viewed them again.

08 Jul 2017

Can't figure it out

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The coin market has its ups and downs, that no one could predict. Who ever suspected that common coins with mintages in the billions would sell for thousands of dollars because of super-high grades?

03 Jul 2017


Coins-United States | CoinLady

Today is bookstore day, when I visit two local stores in search of reading and research material. Beautiful weather, people in a good mood for the holiday...good day to be out and about.


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