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22 Nov 2017

Thanksgiving

| Conan Barbarian

today is Thanksgiving and i think each and every one of us has something we should be thankful for. i recently came across this wonderful video on youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a33Fuz8wKDA which goes into why thanksgiving is important to us Americans and goes in to a lot of detail and reasoning why we should continue to celebrate the wondrous holiday. This country gave us more freedoms then we could imagine and continues to do so. i wish everyone a merry thanksgiving and stay safe over the weekends (try not to get stuck in big crowds).

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22 Nov 2017

graded silver dollar

Coins | user_1040

hello people,need info on my 1904 morgan silver dollar it is graded by ncg (numismatic coin gaurantee) ms66 ncg#1238 05604 and a 1923D peace dollar ms66 ncg#1238 05610 i am also a member of NGC where i have a NGC Registry, that registry prices my coin at $15k... well i am trying to sell and they told me that the grading company was fake . does anybody know about ncg ? any info what i should do would be appreciated.. thanks

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22 Nov 2017

SCAR CHEEK LDS VAM 5-A

Coins | Longstrider

Today I would like to show everyone another of my VAM's. Today it is a 1922 Peace Dollar-VAM-5A Scar Cheek LDS. This coin is graded MS 63 by NGC. It is also a TOP 50 by Vamworld.com. That just makes it a bit more collectible and obtainable. The 5A is named after the large break on Miss Liberty's cheek. There are 5 stages in the degree of die break. This coin is a LDS meaning Later Die State. I am going to copy the official description of the die break stages and let the reader decide for her or himself what this coin is:

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21 Nov 2017

Class Ring

| Conan Barbarian

now this isn't a coin but it is made and designed very similarly and it also has some historical significance as well. know i go to one of the oldest high schools in the country (founded in 1839 which is why that date is on the ring) and it is currently the 5th oldest public high school in operation. the school is called Baltimore City College (also called The Castle on the Hill) and its campus is rated the best in the state (as seen in the picture below it is quite the building). the tower emblem on the ring (set on black onyx) is taken strait from the architectural design of the school and in my opinion one of the best features. this is an auralite ring meaning it is 5k gold (not very much) but it doesn't tarnish like silver and the black and gold color go very well together. The ring was first designed in 1928 by Messrs. Howard and Arthur Jenkins and the ring was also patented the same year. this ring is one of the schools longest traditions that is very beloved by the many students and teachers combined. there are many other subtle details on the ring and if you are curious about any feel free to ask.

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21 Nov 2017

Different views, same coin

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Take a Morgan silver dollar. A lovely and popular coin. Many collectors like Morgan dollars; it's one of the favorites among numismatists. Looking at this one coin can mean something different to different people.

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19 Nov 2017

Coin Thoughts #39 by "SUN"

Coins | "SUN"

FULL-STEP WARTIME JEFFERSON NICKELS

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18 Nov 2017

Eric P. Newman Dead at 106

| Well worn Copper

Sad to hear of the death of Eric P. Newman at age 106. Mr. Newman was tireless in his efforts to better numismatics, and his passing is a loss for us all. Thank you, Eric.

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17 Nov 2017

I know it's special

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Some years ago, I attended a World's Fair of Money that featured many special exhibits. Besides the usual array of wonderful collector exhibits, some coins that weren't seen often were displayed. This was the show where the ten 1933 double eagles were shown. There were long lines to see these coins from the time I walked in the door.

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