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22 Oct 2017

1917-D STANDING LIBERTY QUARTER

Coins | Longstrider

Here is my example of a 1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter MS-63 FH Type 1. We all should know what the MS 63 means. The FH stands for Fulll Head. A very desirable attribution in this type coin. It simply means Miss Liberties entire head is showing with no wear. The Type 1 is a little different. In 1916 the first issue came out. It was designed by Herman A. MacNeil. It came out with her right breast exposed. This coin was a very popular coin but some of the more, shall we say pious, people were shocked. Apparently, they complained to the right people and petitioned for a change. This came about in mid 1917 with chain mail covering her up. It also created a new arrangement of the stars on the reverse and the eagle is placed higher. This is now called a Type 2. My coin still is the original 1916 design and is called a Type 1. In 1925 a indentation was made around the date to help it from wearing out so quickly, which was a problem on earlier issues. I am very pleased and lucky to have this specimen and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It has some beautiful toning that I hope shows in the Photographs. I look forward to any comments. Thanks for looking!!

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21 Oct 2017

The Seeds of World War 1

Coins-World | coinsbygary

With Veterans Day coming soon and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 on November 11, 1918 coming next year, I thought to focus on some of the events that led to to World War 1 and in particular the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Today's Veterans Day holiday has it's roots in Armistice Day on November 11, 1918.

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21 Oct 2017

Partial sets

Coins-United States | CoinLady

While browsing through the coin shop and its many fine offerings, I admired three sets that appeared in one of its windows. These were partial sets of Mercury dimes, Liberty Nickels, and Washington quarters.

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20 Oct 2017

New 2017 Patterns Revealed by U.S. Mint

| Well worn Copper

In a new Coinweek article concerning the "Second U.S. Mint Marketing Forum," photographs of two recent pattern coins struck at the mint were revealed. One was a prototype for the new Palladium coin featuring Weinman's Mercury head. Instead of the typical legends, the words "prototype" were used. Another photo revealed a pattern reminiscent of the 1965 Martha Washington pieces. Apparently the coin was struck to test whether the mint can produce a pink hue to proof coins. Very interesting. A third coin was also mentioned- this being an octagon Gold Buffalo - which the treasury dept. rejected. Full story and images can be found at www.coinweek.com.

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20 Oct 2017

just starting

| coin collector

just started a couple days ago and have been seeing other people have pictures they put on next to there username, how do you do that?

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20 Oct 2017

U.S. Mint 50 State Quarters Program; Alabama, Missouri

Coins-United States | LillianDubuque

When I opened my 50 state quarters 2003 proof set for 2003, I was mesmerized by the artwork and history behind each coin. Out of the five coins that I received, Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri and Arkansas, I was really struck by the reverse of the Alabama coin and the picture of Helen Keller. Coins represent so much history. No, this was not an investment (unless you bought the silver proof set) but I am really enjoying taking in the art and history behind each commemorative coin.

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19 Oct 2017

Coin Thoughts #37 by "SUN"

Coins | "SUN"

WESTWARD JOURNEY COINS AND MEDAL SET

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19 Oct 2017

Palladium and perfect

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great trip downtown today, including a trip to the coin shop. I spent some time there, browsing, chatting, and the conversation turned to the new palladium coin with the Mercury dime design. I saw one and held it.

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