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24 Sep 2017

Coin Individuality: Morgan Silver Dollar

Coins-United States | iccoins

The Morgan Silver Dollar is a coin collected by numismatists all throughout the world.

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24 Sep 2017

Yn's Auction Fun For All!

Coins | Mike Burns

Well we looked forward to yesterday with great anticipation. And it didn't disappoint. I want to thank the ANA for the live feed it was easy to find on the home page. I watched with great anticipation of the lots coming up and the bidding going on. Very impressive. I do believe the kids learned alot and benefited from there hard work to accumulate there yn's dollars to bid. I do believe some got really good buys. There were some nice coins and medals and world coins they had it all. Some coins went for very large amounts. I had to keep reminding myself this was not real money. Congratulations on the great pictures. What can you say about Sam and his supporting crew a great job was done by all. Sam stuck to his guns. You weren't registered you couldn't play as he put it. What I couldn't understand this information was out there for a long time before the auction how could they not register. Well there mistake cost them. But rules are rules. I wanted to bid a couple of coins myself. But I'm just a little over the age! Those who donated are to be thanked also. Now these kids own coins they never would of been able to afford. That's a very important part of this. I can see how you can get depressed not having money for a real auction. But these are kids not young executives. They do odd jobs after school when then can find work. Sometimes the bidding was so real one bid after another and when a special coin came up one alot had there eyes on the bidding was furious. One after another going into the thousands of yn's money. What it showed me was there desire to collect. That's the flame that has to keep burning. If they stick to the ANA they have a great chance of making it. Soon I will start looking for coins for next year's auction. When I saw the complete overall benefit of having this i decided that it has to continue. If you watched I'm sure you agree. One of the best learning experiences they could of had. Well I hope those who wanted certain coins won them and the others coins they wanted. So congratulations to all the bidders but the big thanks goes to Sam. He and his crew put a great show together. And a great learning experience. Well till next year. I will continue with my series on C.W.T. starting tomorrow. I felt that was an important issue and had to be written about. There were winners and losers but in the end they were all winners. Thanks for a great show interesting and educational. Mike.

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23 Sep 2017

The Penny Debate

Coins | KyleT-Smith

The Penny Debate. Should the US Mint get rid of the Penny? Or should they keep making them as they become worth less and less? What are the pros of keeping the pennies? What are the Cons? Is it really worth spending 1.43 cents to make 1 cent? In this essay, I will explain why the US mint should keep producing pennies, even when inflation makes them worth less and less.

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23 Sep 2017

The Scientific Statistical Coin Collecting Project

| Ancient Collector

Since I have so little to do with my time, I have decided to start a collecting project to see just how easy it is to build a set from circulation. I have decided to collect Jefferson nickels because, except for the War Years, the material used has not become a commodity for savings (silver), the design has remained constant except for the most recent years (Wheaties), so people have not pulled certain designs out of circulation, and the coin is readily available. I am giving it a year, to start, when I will report on the range of dates and mint marks I have found. I will use only nickels that I get in circulation and not buy rolls to search. I will not buy coins from dealers to fill spaces and I will not worry about improving on the condition of coins in the set. I am cheating a little bit by pulling one coin I received in change earlier this week, a 2017-P. It frequently takes several years for P-coins to get out here to Southern California. At the end of a year I shall report to you on the status of the collection and decide if I should tweek some of the parameters for the second year.

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23 Sep 2017

Where is the YN Auction???

Young Numismatists Exchange | Kepi

Hi everyone, This may seem silly, but I thought the YN Auction should be going on right now??? I can't locate it anywhere to view it. Does anyone have information ??? Thanks!

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23 Sep 2017

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THIS COIN??/

Coins | Longstrider

I personally have a problem with this new quarter from our mint. Does anybody else see what is wrong with it?? This is a set of photos for the 5 ounce silver one but it makes no difference to what I am seeing. Even if you think it has been answered correctly I would like to know what everyone thinks? Thanks for looking.

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23 Sep 2017

Yn's Auction 2017!

Coins | Mike Burns

Hi today is an important day so I will skip my regular blog. Today in the yn's Auction. Everyone is planning to have a good time. It's a learning experience and a fun one. We can even watch it! I wish I knew about these in the past. They mean alot to these kids towards there future. I am willing to bet the auctioneer has a couple of one liners in store I hope. It's about having a good time. So I want to wish all the yn's an exciting time and a great learning experience. I can't wait to tune in and watch. Now alot of work went into this so I hope we will all support it. Don't forget next year's auction. I know it's early but they need coins to have an auction. So put some coins aside it's not easy as I stated in the earlier blog. Just remember no coins no auction and some of us have some good collections. So put a few coin aside it will mean alot to the kids bidding on coins some can't afford. Remember those days? I'm going through them now! So turn i and watch a real auction today. Everyone have fun and everyone will come out a winner just for the experience. And let's not forget the ANA and the auctioneer who did alot of the work Sam. If not for this combination there would not be an auction. So my personal thanks for watching these kids in action thank you to the ANA and to Sam. Enjoy and have fun everyone! Thanks Mike.

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22 Sep 2017

Good, not About Good

Coins-United States | CoinLady

One of my favorite coin dealers recently posted a pic of a great coin. The coin was slabbed and graded About Good.

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21 Sep 2017

The best I've seen

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great trip downtown today. Farmer's Market, shopping, lunch served by my favorite waiter. And of course, a visit to the coin shop.

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