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01 May 2016

Toning

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Toning is an immensely controversial aspect of coin collecting. Toning occurs when the metal in a coin reacts with the oxygen and chemicals in the air. This reaction creates a color (or colors) on the coin’s surface. Some prefer toning, but others prefer none of it on their coins. This variation of opinion has led to numerous “coin doctors” who change the coins’ surfaces to make a profit.

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01 May 2016

Charles E. Barber

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Charles E. Barber is the United States Mint engraver credited with the popular Barber designs, which were used in the dime, the quarter and the half dollar denominations, as well as the Liberty Head Nickel. He was born in London and opposed fellow engraver Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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01 May 2016

Christian Gobrecht

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Christian Gobrecht was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840-1844. In those four years, he created four designs and inspired two others. He is not the most well-known mint engraver, but definitely deserves respect for his designs.

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01 May 2016

Famous Numismatic Hoards

| user_8029

Many hoards of coinage have contributed to the amount of coins we see, especially exceptionally brilliant or well conserved rarer dates. In this blog, I will focus upon famous hoards and their demise. The ones I will write about are the famous Saddle Ridge Hoard, the Redfield Hoard and the Government GSA Hoard.

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30 Apr 2016

Help plz

| ShriekenGriffon

Ok guys, this blog is going to be quick. I am writing an essay for the YN literary awards about birds on coins throughout history. The thing is I need help on finding some coins from the middle/ medieval ages ( circa 500 AD- 1300's AD) that portray birds( and it can be any bird ). If you guys know of any birds on medieval coins that would be great. I have the ancient part done and the more modern coins will be a lot easier but this is what I am having difficulty with. Just please if you can. name a coin and i will do the research. Thanks!

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30 Apr 2016

Tradition of Depicting Swastika on Ancient Coins in Asia and Europe

Coins | BT

Swastika symbol, though got a bad reputation when it was used as Nazi symbol, has been an oriental symbol found on ancient coins of Europe and on coins of India in modern age.

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28 Apr 2016

Suggestions?

| user_86485

I am a YN collector. Do any more experienced collectors have advice on which books to borrow from the ANA library?

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25 Apr 2016

ANNIVERSARY COINS

Coins | Mike Burn

Hi my friends I'll keep this short. About four years ago the mint knew the four anniversary coins would be coming out. The silver eagle and the three coin set. Why then didn't they make arrangements to make the three coin set in silver and gold. I have nothing against gold. I think it's beautiful. However all I read in magazine after magazine is we have to get youg people into this hobby if it's going to survive. The Ana has it's own great program for young kid's. Let me ask you a question. How many young people are going to be able to afford this set if they get through. And you know every company has there employees call and order the max. This time it was ten. Make it twenty why not. Congress and the mint and everyone who is included in the decision making is guilty of not making this set in both metals. I personally think it's a disgrace. I have nothing against gold. It's beautiful. These coins were made in silver. Don't tell me there wasn't enough silver that doesn't fly with me. All they had to do was cut back some items and not by a lot. Instead of trying to sell forty million eagles make thirty million. That leaves ten million for the set. They could of made a few sets with ten million ounces. Cut back on the five ounce coins. Not by millions a couple of thousand. This year we have two silver proof sets coming out. The annual and a special silver set. Now I'm not young but what happened to these kids is a disgrace. But everyone says we need more young kid's. Who speaks for them? Don't worry we'll come out with a new quarter. Who speaks out for the regular collector?. The answer is no one. The mint gets away with it every year. I'm tired of it and the friends I have here and else where are tired of it to. All we want to do is what we enjoy. Collect coins. You can't do that today. Not unless you can get through to the mint and have the money. I wonder how many young people would of bought that set. Don't you? Remember it's only my opinion. Mike

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25 Apr 2016

I've gone this far...so, where do I begin?

Coins-United States | lawrenceCLANmaclaren

"What coins should I collect??" Undoubtedly, I would think anyone reading this post has asked him/her self this question numerous times...

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