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18 Jan 2017

Wonderful coin gifts

Coins-World | CoinLady

As one gets older, one reminisces. Reading so many posts about unusual coins, I've been thinking of some wonderful gifts of coin I received when I was young. When I graduated from grammar school, my uncle had mentioned he saved "a bunch of coins" from his service in World War II. He was in the South Pacific. Was I surprised when he handed me a small box with the coins! Among the goodies in the box were coins of: Fiji in 2 different metals, Australia in silver, Japan, Philippines, and a silver 5 Mark from Germany. I don't know how a German coin got there, but it was, in nice condition.

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18 Jan 2017

New Lincoln type set

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I recently purchased Dave Bowers' updated Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. Highly recommended! Everything a Lincoln cent lover could want is included in this book. Lots of photos, history, served in the inimitable Bowers style.

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18 Jan 2017

Help identifying possible error coin??

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Hey. I'm new to the collecting game and have a couple lincoln  memorial pennies. Roosevelt dimes and some Jefferson nickles. There is one in particular. Its my 1990 Lincoln memorial penny. Now I know a lot of people have raised the issues of no S versus no S proof. But my question is. Do you or any other member on here have any information about 1990 print error. Eg. The united states of America. The "of" and half the "s" haven't pressed perfectly as a result isn't visible. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Please contact me on this email or on my partners email. mattfrizzi24@gmail.com can provide photos via partners email

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17 Jan 2017

1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle

Coins-United States | Manole19

The 1933 double eagle is a United States 20-dollar gold coin. Although 445,500 specimens of this Saint-Gaudens double eagle were minted in 1933, none were ever officially circulated and all but two were ordered melted down. However, 20 more are known to have been rescued from melting by being stolen, and found their way into the hands of collectors. 19 of these were subsequently recovered by the Secret Service, who destroyed nine of them, making this one of the world's rarest coins.

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16 Jan 2017

Book Review; Medieval European Coinage Vol 12 Italy(I) (northern Italy.

Medieval Coins | Ian Fenn

https://www.amazon.com/Medieval-European-Coinage-Northern-Italy/dp/0521260213/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484590912&sr=8-1&keywords=medieval+European+Coinage

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16 Jan 2017

Collector ingredients

Coins | CoinLady

What ingredients make up a numismatist who truly enjoys the hobby?

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16 Jan 2017

Medals of the US Submarine Verterans of World War II

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I would never have made the connection of these medal to Hawaii without the COA (struck by Hawaii Pacific Mint for Dolphin Medallions. Apparently, the United States Submarine Veterans of World War II had these medals made for the group. The group has disbanded due to the low remaining WWII survivors.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Submarine_Veterans_of_World_War_III purchased them medal at separate times and I keep looking for them to add to my collection.Those members still surviving have move on to another group. https://www.ussvi.org/home.asp

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