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25 Aug 2016

COIN THOUGHTS #3 from "SUN"

Coins | "SUN"

I have been doing an unscientific study of the two cent pieces. I feel the two cent pieces would compliment the Indian Cents as a collectible series,both were designed by James Longacre.

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24 Aug 2016

Franklin Hladf Dollars

| ShriekenGriffon

Today, I have decided to talk about Benjamin Franklin half dollars since that is one of the main things I collect. I’m sure most of you know what they look like but I will do a quick description: the obverse portrays Franklin and the reverse has the Liberty Bell on it along with a nearly miniscule eagle to satisfy the requirement at the time that half dollars had to depict an eagle. “Franklin might have been more upset at the reverse design: as numismatic writer Jonathan Tepper noted, ‘Had Benjamin Franklin known that he would be appearing on a half dollar with an eagle, he most likely would have been quite upset. He detested the eagle, and numismatic lore has it that he often referred to it as a scavenger. Given the practical man that he was, Franklin proposed the wild turkey as our national bird.’" I found this quote to be funny while still relating to the topic.

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21 Aug 2016

Info About Robet Scot

Coins | user_94464

Hi, well look at large cents, I was impressed by the beautifuldraped bust design by Robert Scot. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about his life/work.

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19 Aug 2016

US Mint Releases vs. Other World Mints

Coins-World | user_9943

Recently I havebeen looking around at the Canadian mint and other world mints. I noticed that the Canadian mint had hundreds of different coins, many colorized. Many of them were under $100 dollars, which isn't cheap, but also,not super, super expensive. I was wondering why the US mint didn't release close to as many different coins as the Canadian mint. I decided to look at other world mints to see the spread of their coinage. First, I paid the Perth mint a visit. I found a wide array of coins. Many of them colorful. Personally, I like both colored and uncolored coins, and think theUS mint should release both. I also visited the Australian mint (online), and noticed quite a large amount of designs. These are just two other mints I looked at, and I would like to hearyour opinion on the matter. I hope the US mint starts ramping upthe amount of designs it makes this coming few years.

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18 Aug 2016

My Trip to the World's Fair of Money

World's Fair of Money | World_Coin_Nut

This year I made my first ever trip to the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. I had been anticipating it for months, ever since booking my flight. I had an incredible time and my wallet is showing the affects. I wanted to share my experience with everyone in a short diary. Hopefully you will enjoy it.

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18 Aug 2016

The Aluminum Cent

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

As I have illustrated in other articles (“The Elimination of the Cent”, April 16th, 2016) the cent denomination is costlier to make than its face value of one cent. This means that the government loses money for each cent made.The United States Mint has experimented with other materials to make the cent out of to save money. The 1974 Aluminum Cent is one of these such pattern pieces. This cent has since been the subject of a controversial case and many discussions about the legality of certain coins, such as the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle and 1913 Liberty Head Nickel.

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18 Aug 2016

Swedish Plate Money

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Throughout history, many items have been used as currency that appear drastically different than modern day coinage. One such example is the Swedish plate currency. These mediums of exchange are large rectangular sheets of copper with impressions on them. They were used for money for many years after a war put the country in an unfortunate place.

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18 Aug 2016

Bullion

Coins | Mike Burn

I don't know if this picture will appear as one. Believe me I have tried. The coin is also a two ounce rendition of Mount Rushmore. I will not endorse the mint I don't do that. If the picture does appears and you like it it is easy to find. Why did I buy this coin? To be quite honest with you I liked it. I'm not a silver stacker but if that's what you like there is nothing wrong with it. This bullion was made here in the U.S.A. And the relief is very high. So high the rim is a high one it to protect the detail's

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