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12 Feb 2019

Young collectors

Coins | user_95414

Hi my name is Henry an I'm 14 years old. I just joined the ANA and I have a small beginner collection that I have be working on for about a year. I am in need of some help for my collections I'm willing to that anything anyone wants to help me with. I really would appreciate your help to find any coins or money be message me it is much needed. Thankyou very much.

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02 Dec 2018

Learn Your Types: Barber Quarter

Coins | iccoins

The Barber Quarter, also known as the Liberty Head Quarter, was minted between 1892and 1916 andwasprecededbythe Seated Liberty Quarter and wassucceededby the Standing Liberty Quarter. These coins were designed by Charles E. Barber, hence the name Barber. The reason they are also known as the Liberty Head Quarter is because the head on the obverse is that of Lady Liberty. A common complaint about this coin is that many believe theportraitlooks much more like a man than a woman. Many would be led to believe that is Mr. Liberty, but it is not.Thecoin weighs 6.25 grams and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. It has a diameter of 24.3, all the same as the previous Seated Liberty series and the Standing Liberty Quarters. These coins have the same obverse and reverse design as the Half Dollar and Dime of the time, both which were also designed by Charles E. Barber. In 1892, the coinhastwo differentvarieties, one with a larger eagle and one with a smaller eagle on the reverse. The coins were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. All proof coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. This series is generally low on errors, as the machinery forstrikingthe coins were greatly improved.

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25 Sep 2018

Best Coin Research Sites

Coins | iccoins

A large part of coin collecting is the research aspect. There is the common phrase, “Buy the book before the coin.” This also applies to websites, as well. Make sure to do your research before buying a coin. This is incredibly important so you don’t pay too much, so you know exactly what you’re getting, and so you know if it’s actually a good purchase, among other reasons. The following is a list of my favorite online coin research websites and the reasons why, whether it be for generalresearch, pricing, or numismatic news. I have not beensponsoredby any of these companies and the list is in no particular order.

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07 Dec 2017

OBSOLETE PAPER MONEY 1782-1866

Library | Longstrider

This book is a must have for anybody that is interested in collecting or studying obsolete paper currency between the years 1782-1866. It is written by Q. David Bowers with a forward by the late Eric P. Newman. These men are two of the greatest numismatists to have lived, in my opinion. They both are personal heroes of mine. The passing of Mr. Newman was a sad day for our hobby. This book takes us back through a time when our country had more than 100,000 different combinations of denomination and design for circulating notes at one time. It was so bad, that banks and merchants handling money, had books and pamphlets with hundreds of pages telling them how to identify counterfeits and value guides of all the different currencies. The first chapter covers Early American Paper Money. It ends on chapter 21 with Obsolete Bank Notes: A State-by-State-Guide.

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03 Dec 2016

Females on money

| Conan Barbarian

this blog is my opinion. I am open minded to any other opinions that people may have and you are free to ask any question on the topic as you please.

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25 Feb 2016

Tales from the Vault: Money of the French Revolution – the Assignat

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | ANAwebmaster

The Assignat notes of the French Revolution were issued from 1790 - 1796. As with the Continental and State issues of the American Revolution, these notes as a whole are not especially rare, but they are tremendously important from a historical perspective because they illustrate a critical period of history. The ANA is fortunate to have a small group of these notes in the collection helping to highlight an otherwise obscure monetary experiment of the French Revolution.

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09 Jun 2014

Clubs sponsor trip to 2014 World's Fair of Money

Club Exchange | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

Calling all coin collectors, get on the bus. The Northwest Detroit Coin Club/Lansing Coin Club are sponsoring a trip to the 2014 American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money in Chicago, August 8. The convention will feature over 550 dealer tables, a collectible World Mint Passport (you can get a free coins from the world mints), drawings to win a limited edition, seminars, auctions, education exhibits and more.

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