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27 Mar 2017

Stolen

Coins-World | Conan Barbarian

you may have heard already but the 1 million dollar coin (face value) worth around 4.5 million was stolen this past week from a museum in Germany. a couple of guys took a ladder to a window went in and then came out with a few million dollars literally!

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27 Mar 2017

MPCFest!! Here We Come!!

| user_9073

This coming weekend will be the 18th Annual MPCFest. This is a very different, one of a kind annual event! First it is held in the Holiday Inn Express in Port Clinton, OH. Second this is an intersection of numismatic interest and military interests. About 45 collectors attend. It is hosted by Fred Schwan. Friday is a bourse with about 16 dealers andmeetings by a bout a half-dozen specialty groups to showrecent finds and discuss what they have discovered. The Bourse on Friday is free to the public. Saturday there will be about 30 presentations by attendees on topics that must include military and numismatics.I expect that presentations will be about items like LibertyBonds, Defense Bonds, War Bonds, Victory Bonds, MilitaryPayment Certificates (MPC thus the MPCFest), Allied Military Currency, Occupation coins and banknotes andpostage stamps, chits and tokens and scrip from internment camps and POW camps and concentration camps, ration tokens, and much, much more. . Sunday is an auction of Military/Numismatic related items. Proceedsfrom the auction are used for scholarships to the ANA Summer Seminar to take the Military Numismatics class. Also there is a reenactment of a Military Pay Call. Everyone who participates is paid in MFC, Military Fest Certificates. Everyone also receives a challenge token or two during the event. I always have a great time at this event. The images attached are two that I will be talking about. Participating in the full fest is $250 to $300 depending on your accommodations. But that fee includes two nights in the hotel and six meals.

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25 Mar 2017

New Coins

| BGZ

Today, I went to a coin store and purchased a 1942 Walking Liberty half dollar in about uncirculated condition, a 1945-D Walking Liberty half dollar in VF condition, and a 1943-D Mercury dime in VF condition.

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25 Mar 2017

A thing of beauty

Coins-United States | CoinLady

During my shopping trip downtown last week, I stopped at my favorite coin shop. Much construction going on, so no window displays. When I went inside, I spotted a lovely coin.

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24 Mar 2017

World Fair of Money

| Conan Barbarian

Hey guys, i just found out hat my parents are planning a trip to Denver and it just so happened (with out them even knowing it) that it is on the same week the ANA is doing the world fair of money, so i might get to go. so excited, are any of you guys planning on going?

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24 Mar 2017

First Post

| BGZ

I just signed up to an ANA membership, now I can be a page at the World's Fair of Money!

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24 Mar 2017

I Still Like Ike

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Most of you know that I have a keen interest in the medals awarded/issued by President Dwight D. Eisenhower based on my blog entries. Well, I kicked it up a notch by making a donation to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial that is to be built in Washington DC (see image of letter and "I Still Like Ike" buttons).The official Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial website is :http://eisenhowermemorial.gov/#memorial/design?p=0The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial also has a youtube.com page. In one of their videos, if you look hard enough (starting at time 01:48) you will see a plaque that resembles Eisenhower's inaugural medal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1gxhh0jUe4A great video ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0NytKxcgbc

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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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