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26 May 2018

The Modern Golden Dollar

Coins | Jonas's Coins

The modern golden dollars are fun coins to find in circulation (or at banks) and to collect. Let’s look into them below!

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26 May 2018

Ikes and SBA dollars: two failures

| Jonas's Coins

Mintage of the dollar coin for circulation resumed in 1971 with the Eisenhower Dollar. In 1979, the mint started minting Susan B Anthony dollars. These can be fun and easy series to collect.

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26 May 2018

FEBRUARY 15th, 1864

Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

   The note pictured below is a 1864 Confederate State of America Fifty Dollar bill. It is dated February 17th, 1864 and printed by Keatinge & Ball of Columbus, South Carolina. It was printed on high quality bank note paper. The total number of genuine notes issued was 1,671,444. I say genuine notes issued because even though the serial number of all the notes lawfully released were printed with a machine as a way to bamboozle counterfeiters, they were counterfeited in huge volumes in Havana, Cuba. The back of the T-66 was printed with a blue back and a red overprint the colors varied depending on how much ink was placed on the plate. The front has a range of color. It ranges a dusky dark pink to light red, dark red and a deep dark orange-red. The dark red commands the highest price. This type note is fairly common in all grades.

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25 May 2018

Karl Goetz Medal

Medals | World_Coin_Nut

My collection of world medals increased by one a few weeks ago.  Karl Goetz was a controversial man due to his political beliefs but his numismatic accomplishments shouldn't be over looked. In addition to his medal output he designed a number of German coins after WWI.

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25 May 2018

1881 s Morgan Dollar

Coins | user_41846

I researching this one for as a possible vam variety. There are tons of vams,  Have you seen this one?

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25 May 2018

1921 Morgan Silver Dollar

Coins | user_41846

1921 Morgan. Awesome DD piece; would you send to grade? I would like to but not sure if it is worth it. advise..

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25 May 2018

THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

Coins | Longstrider

   My newest blog is on my new 1864 Civil War Token. This one is commonly called Liberty-Our Army for the features on it. It is graded MS 64 BN by NGC. According to NGC it was encapsulated and graded on 3/5/2018. That means it doesn't need to be resubmitted till 3/5/2028. It is a F-47/332 a. That means the dies used are Patriotic die 47 on the obverse. This features the date, 1864 on the bottom and Conical Hat Liberty Head in the middle. At the top is LIBERTY. There are 12 border stars, 6x6, along the sides. The dies are by Charles D. Horter. The reverse die is 332 a. It features a closed wreath surrounding a star OUR ARMY and another star. The "a" means it is made of copper, in this case, or brass. It is of a common rarity. The "F" stands for Dr. George Fuld who developed all the die numbers.

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