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17 Nov 2017

I know it's special

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Some years ago, I attended a World's Fair of Money that featured many special exhibits. Besides the usual array of wonderful collector exhibits, some coins that weren't seen often were displayed. This was the show where the ten 1933 double eagles were shown. There were long lines to see these coins from the time I walked in the door.

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09 Nov 2017

Take me back

Coins-United States | CoinLady

My interest in coins dates back over fifty years. I can remember getting Mercury dimes, Buffalo nickels, Standing Liberty quarters, in change. I can also recall many lovely coins for sale that seem like such bargains now.

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08 Nov 2017

Classically beautiful

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great day downtown today. The tree is up in the Walnut Room. Delicious lunch, served by my favorite waiter. And of course, a trip to the coin shop.

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31 Oct 2017

**Crazy Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt**

Exonumia | Kepi

Happy Halloween Everyone!!! I have a crazy story about my Mom, who sometimes makes up crazy things in her mind....Don't get me wrong I love her! : ) Well you see, my Mom and Dad divorced years ago...It's okay...I'm over it. But get this, my Mom thinks that Dad has, over the years, buried treasure in my Grandparent's place on 5 acres in the desert...and not just any old treasure, GOLD BARS! She's been out there digging around, sometimes my husband plows up dirt so it looks like a fresh dig... Ahhh What the heck as long as she has fun! Dad said he doesn't have any gold...or does he.... TRICK OR TREAT! How's your family doing lately?

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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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16 Aug 2017

How can I do this?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Mother was a big fan of my coin writing. She saved copies of my articles. When she died and I was going through her things, I found notes to a story I had written in 2011. That year, I wrote many articles when I was at home recovering from an accident. Mother injured her back at that time, so it was quite a time for both of us.

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03 Aug 2017

Every one is rare

Coins-United States | CoinLady

One American coin series is special because of its specialness. Every coin in this series is a rarity. Only the very rich and very serious numismatists would even attempt to collect this set.

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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.

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29 Jun 2017

Discovery: 1997 Princess Ka'iulani 1/10 oz Gold Hapaumi Repunched Date

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I'm working a side project to catalog the Royal Hawaiian Mint issues relating to Crown Princess Ka'iulani of the Kingdom Hawai'i. This catalog is roughly 90% complete. However, I spotted what seems to be a new variety being listed at an online auction website. I purchased this specimen to confirm and document this variety. I was right. I spotted this repunched date a mile away (auction image was not of high quality). I snapped a few close-up pictures after I received the specimen. This is the second repunched date identified in the Crown Princess Ka'iulani of the Kingdom Hawai'i issues by the Royal Hawaiian Mint.

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