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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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20 Mar 2017

National Geographic on MONEY

Money Museum | Juno Moneta

Tonight - March 20th 2017 - The National Geographic TV channel will broadcast "The Power of Money." Perhaps it will also be available, on demand, from their on-line channel on your Internet TV device such as ROKU or Apple TV.

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20 Mar 2017

Thank you, ANA and FUN, for an outstanding 2017 National Money Show

News | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

Thank you, American Numismatic Association and Florida United Numismatists, for an outstanding 2017 National Money Show in Orlando, FL

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20 Mar 2017

Tales From the Vault: Medallic Remembrances of World War I

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | Benstheman

World War I (1914-1918), also called “The Great War,” or “the War to End all Wars,” forever changed history. Unprecedented bloodshed on the battlefield was accompanied by social upheaval and revolution as ancient empires toppled and new nations were founded.

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19 Mar 2017

Eisenhower A Roma

Exonumia | DrDarryl

One of the fascinating aspects of researching the POTUS sGm is locating ephemera relating to President Eisenhower when he awarded/issued his medals. The booklet (in the image) was actually obtained from a book dealer located in Italy. It was published by the US Information Service in 1959 and is written in Italian. It depicts images of President Eisenhower during his visit in Italy from December 4 - 6, 1959. Italy was the first country of which President Eisenhower visited during his 11-Nation Goodwill Tour.An obverse view of President Eisenhower's 11-Nation Goodwill Tour medal (aka Gomez-C1-03) is also shown in the image.

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19 Mar 2017

I'm Still a Numismatist !

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Really...a part-time numismatist !I got caught in the cross-fire between tasks in my active engineering career and an engineering symposium presentation. Hence, the lack of blog entries.Now that I have put these fires out, you will see additional blog entries .... I however did receive a few engineering challenge coins in the cross-fire. The image is one from the engineering symposium. It's 50 mm in diameter and bronze. The other is an engineer project/company specific challenge coin (prefer not share it at this time).

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