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22 Jul 2016

Silver Queen Strikes again

Coins-United States | user_7361

I enjoy collecting coins and old currency, just as the rest of you do. I have a large variety of nice coins and paper currency in my collection but lately I have developed a taste for collecting junk silver coins. Every time I make a purchase to add a coin to my collection I have to buy some junk silver as well. I have become an junk silver addict and now I'm known as the "Silver Queen" amongst my fellow collectors. I walk into my local coin dealer and when they see me coming through the door they automatically pull the junk silver tray out for me and put it on the counter. Yes, even the local coin dealer knows I'm a junk silver addict.I always get teased and told I have a nose on me that can sniff junk silver out miles away.Does anyone else out there like junk silver coins too? Please share your story.

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22 Jul 2016

1923 TOP-50 VAM PEACE DOLLAR

Coins | Longstrider

So here I am trying to save money for the ANA Anaheim Show. Doesn't sound like a big deal does it. Then I get an alert from ha.com that a coin I am looking for has come up for bid. I check it out and it's a very nice 1923 MS 64 Peace Dollar VAM-1B Extra Hair. I enjoy Vam Peace and Morgan Dollars. Especially ones you can see the deal that makes it a noteworthy, Top 50, VAM without any magnification. I put a modest bid on it and before you know it I won it. Oh well. It's a beauty. I have included a photo I took from VAMworld so you can see the extra hair clearly. I had a bit of trouble photographing this coin as it's fairly blast silver color. What do you all think. I already know I'm weak! Thanks for looking!!

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19 Jul 2016

Poland Trip Coins Pt 4

| ShriekenGriffon

This is hopefully the 4th and last part of the coins I got on my Poland Trip blog. These next 4 coins and two bills are from my grandparents. And my mom also found an old Polish bill a few days ago which is in much better condition than the other two.

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18 Jul 2016

need help

Coins | user_93411

I have a few questions to ask i have a 1999 no mint mark penny and Im wanting a ball park figure on its value. I also i have a 1983d double die penny the wt. 3.0 grams, is that a copper penny im not sure? my 1996 d penny double die with a extra bread does anybody have any info on them regarding value ect. I'm new to collecting coins and any advice would be greatly appreciated

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18 Jul 2016

Bobs Thoughts

Coins | user_3513

Blogs are new to me....coins .....not so much. I would love to help (myself) and others, who are new to the "online" world of coins reach out to all the coin art lovers out there. Any mentors out there? B

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17 Jul 2016

Not Coins, but Related

| ShriekenGriffon

So my dad has a big bag of stamps from all over even though he doesn't collect stamps. The other day he told me to look through it to see if there are any valuable stamps even though I don't know about stamps either. So I just skimmed through the bag and two stamps caught my eye. The first stamp is a US 10c that says "BANKING" and has a Morgan dollar and an 1875 Indian cent. The stamp was released in 1975 with a paired stamp portraying a gold $20 and a 1875 seated liberty coin and says "COMMERCE." "This set of two stamps honored the centennial convention of the American Bankers Association. Founded in 1875, the American Bankers Association promotes 'the general welfare and usefulness of banks.'" http://usstampgallery.com/view.php?id=373b9f94ba71619a45263181e640ba78fc37a360 The other stamp is a USA 13c featuring an 1877 Indian cent. It was issued in 1978 and printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to "lower production costs and increase output, the U.S. Postal Service experimented with this "midget" stamp. The smaller image area, which was about 1/3 smaller than usual, provided for 150 stamps per pane instead of the usual 100. This unique issue pictures the 1877 Indian Head Penny, a prized collector coin."https://www.mysticstamp.com/Products/United-States/1734/USA/ I hope you enjoyed this short little blog about some numismatic related items. I think these stamps are really cool looking even though the first one is only valued at around 20 cents for a used one and a $1.40 in uncirculated condition, and the second one is valued at 15 cents used and 65 cents mint condition. I will keep these for now to look at and enjoy. Bye for now!!!

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