21 Jul 2017

Summer Project - FDR Dime Collecting from Circulation

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I knew that I would be traveling in Georgiathis summer. Part of the trip would be a visitingFDR's "Little White House" in Warm Springs. So I decided to collect FDR dimes from circulation. I got a good deal on Littleton folders for the years 1965 to 2003. This folder has 75 holes for business strike coins. Only Philadelphia and Denver, no San Francisco or West Mint strikes. I thought it would be fun to fill the folder with coins only from circulation, NO dealer purchases. I decided to start in May. About this time I was asked to do a program for the YN's in my local coin club on Sept 2. So I turned this in to a summer project that the YN and adult members of the club could do too.

21 Jul 2017

Finding something new

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While roaming the convention floor at a major coin show, I always pick up the many premiums available, such as pens, candy, price lists, and a catalog or two.

20 Jul 2017

This Coin is Out of this World!

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I had first posted this as my Coin of the Month in 2012. In celebration of the 48th anniversary of Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon and that same moon casting it’s shadow on the Earth in about a month I am re-posting it now. I grew up as a space nut, having been all of 11 years old when the moon landing first occurred. I remember where I was when I first heard the news that the Eagle had landed. I was enjoying myself at picnic sponsored by my father’s employer when the announcement came over the loud speaker followed by everyone cheering! Next month I’ll be in Southern Illinois cheering the total eclipse of the sun!

20 Jul 2017

Remembering Apollo 11

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Forty-eight years ago tonight, a Sunday evening, I was glued to the TV watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. I was inspired. I was moved. I was a teen but I still got tears. I was an avid fan of the space program and an amateur astronomer.

19 Jul 2017


Tokens | coinsbygary

There are coins in this set that are difficult to describe, and this 1863 store card is one of them. That said I intend to convey the little I known about Christoph Karl in my owner comments. Then taking into account the historical context of this token, I will give a plausible explanation of the allegories present on this beautiful token from New York City featuring Germania, the national personification of Germany.

19 Jul 2017

Thank you FUN for the ANA table at your 11th Annual Summer FUN Convention, held on July 6-8, 2017

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By John and Nancy Wilson, ANA National Volunteers

19 Jul 2017

A piece of history

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During my bookstore rounds the other day, I managed to stop at a coin shop I hadn't visited in a while. The owner remembered me and we sat and chatted for a time.

18 Jul 2017

How Many Red Books Do You Have Around the House?

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My wife was dusting the bookshelf the other day and asked how many Red Books I had in the house, and why. I gotta admit, it was a fair question. I counted almost twenty, and realized I probably needed to weed out a few, but also purchase others. I'd like to hear from other collectors about how many they keep around and why. As for myself, I generally keep every edition ending in zero. I'm taking 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, and so on. This gives me a feel how a certain coin has fared over the past ten years. I also have the reprint of the original 1947 edition. I also keep the edition from the year I was born (1961) : reading it is like watching an old movie, like Casablanca (both make me cry). I also have a MegaRed and the last three or so editions, along with the current. Pretty soon I'll weed these out to beginner collectors or the plain curious, or donate them to the local library book sale. If a particular Red Book has an interesting feature, I'll hang on to it as well. Amazon and eBay are good places to pick up out-dated editions cheap. The best Red Book I ever had was an early 1960's edition. The original owner inscribed his name along with his wife's, and where they purchased it along with the date. They also wrote how much they loved each other in it. They were apparently newlyweds. Unfortunately I gave it away. This was long before the internet came around, and if i still had it, I would have loved to look them up and mail it back to them. There's nothing like a broken in, much-loved old Red Book.


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