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25 Mar 2017

A thing of beauty

Coins-United States | CoinLady

During my shopping trip downtown last week, I stopped at my favorite coin shop. Much construction going on, so no window displays. When I went inside, I spotted a lovely coin.

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24 Mar 2017

World Fair of Money

| Conan Barbarian

Hey guys, i just found out hat my parents are planning a trip to Denver and it just so happened (with out them even knowing it) that it is on the same week the ANA is doing the world fair of money, so i might get to go. so excited, are any of you guys planning on going?

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24 Mar 2017

First Post

| user_99205

I just signed up to an ANA membership, now I can be a page at the World's Fair of Money!

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24 Mar 2017

I Still Like Ike

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Most of you know that I have a keen interest in the medals awarded/issued by President Dwight D. Eisenhower based on my blog entries. Well, I kicked it up a notch by making a donation to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial that is to be built in Washington DC (see image of letter and "I Still Like Ike" buttons).The official Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial website is :http://eisenhowermemorial.gov/#memorial/design?p=0The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial also has a youtube.com page. In one of their videos, if you look hard enough (starting at time 01:48) you will see a plaque that resembles Eisenhower's inaugural medal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1gxhh0jUe4A great video ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0NytKxcgbc

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22 Mar 2017

Started my set

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

after writing that insight into the great depression era i became really interested with it, so interested i decided to focus on those years (1920-1945: because the great depression really didn't end until after WWII). well any way i got my first coin for the collection and i am planning on keeping them all slabbed which may serve some difficulty in the future. the 1936 MS64RD only cost me a little less than $10 and i got a lot of other free stuff along with the coin (why coin shows are so great!!!). well i am going to the Whitman Expo at the end of the month so i will hopefully find more great offers and build my set to greater heights.

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21 Mar 2017

1914 D Buffalo Nickel

| user_43369

Just bought a nic a dated 1914 d Buffalo nickel for $4.26 a key date

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21 Mar 2017

Forming a new Young Numismatic Society

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_75466

New member here, grateful for the opportunity to join the ANA. I've had great experiences with several other ANA members and am happy to finally associate my name with this institution.Through positive exposure to my crossover interests in history and coins, my son has come alongside me in taking up similar interests. One day he came home from school and exclaimed, "Another kid in my class collects coins! He heard I liked coins and World War Two history and gave me this!" He produced a 1943 US steel cent, which I dutifully admired before reaching into my own wartime collection. "Here... Since he likes historic coins, maybe he'll like this one," and I handed him a pre-war British penny to give to his friend. And thus the trading frenzy began.Soon my son was coming home with reports of more friends who were bringing coins and paper money to school and trading them. "You know, I'll bet your friends would like to join us some Saturday for a trip to the coin shop," I told him. Sure enough, after a basketball game, several of his teammates from school joined us in patronizing our favorite numismatic dealer.Soon afterwards, I had permission from the school administration to form an after-school club for students in the third through sixth grades. We held our first official meeting on 28 February 2017 with fourteen young enthusiasts in attendance. We are working on creating more Young Numismatists through the Coins for A's program, then we're diving into The Dollar Project.This club is a little different from other local clubs in that its membership is limited to students of our school in those four grades, their parents, and school faculty/staff. However, we have another excellent club in the area whose membership is open to the public and accepts members of all ages. They have already become an ally of ours and we hope to support them in turn.As coordinator for this newly formed young Numismatic Society, I've found that it takes a little effort and planning, but not much more than I was already interested in investing in my hobby in the first place. It keeps me progressing in increasing my own knowledge, and in making contacts and developing relationships within the numismatic community. Plus, it is an excellent way to get to know the parents of my son's school mates, a key component in forming a strong, healthy educational community for our students.Dave

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21 Mar 2017

RARE No strap Canada Pl coins

Coins | user_2428

Before 1953 Canada minted regular strike & specimen proof coins. A specimen proof is double struck but usually not as lusterous as an USA proof coin.

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