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21 Jan 2017

Really? ... That Much for a Copy of My Out of Print Book

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I'm writing a 3rd book relating to "POTUS sGm" (aka Eisenhower Appreciation medals, Kennedy Appreciation medal). I found it amusing as I looked at the high listed price on two Amazon locations (prices shown are in US dollars) for the first book on these "newly discovered" US Mint medals. The first two books on these medals can be seen at http://www.potus-sgm.com/

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21 Jan 2017

GOLD 25-CENT INUIT ARTIC FOX CANADIAN COIN

Coins-World | Longstrider

Below is my example of the new 2017 25-Cent Pure Gold Coin- Predator vs. Prey: Inuit Arctic Fox. One of the coins in the Canadian series Predator vs. Prey. This coin is very small at 11 millimeters, the smallest coin made by the Royal Canadian Mint, making it very hard for me to photograph with my equipment. As such I have added three pictures from the Canadian Mint web site. The coin is in proof finish with serrated edge. Is has a total weight of 0.5 grams of 99.99% gold. The mintage is 6500. The reverse is designed by Inuit artist Andrew Qappik in the Inuit art style. The obverse is done by Susanna Blunt featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The design of the coin has a number of natural prey animals in and about the body of the arctic fox. As a numismatic eye test, how many can you identify? Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy my blog.

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20 Jan 2017

Glass coin

| Conan Barbarian

in this past coin club meeting that i attended the topic of an alternative design for the war time penny came up. In 1942 when the mint realized they had to substitute the copper for a different material in the pennies there were a number of ideas that came about and the one that every one knows, the steel cent. but there were others that didn't make it as far and one such coin was the 1942 (date it was first struck to see if it would be sufficient) glass cent.  

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19 Jan 2017

I like Ike

Coins-United States | CoinLady

On the day before Inauguration Day, it might be a good time to consider collecting Presidents on coins. There are many!

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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??

| user_27873

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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