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30 Nov 2022

I Shot Two Quarters

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Hi everyone, I wanted to post a blog but couldn’t really think of anything (considering I haven’t gotten any new coins recently) but then I remembered: back in the summer, I went to this camp which had a shooting range. They had some rifles but the sights were nowhere near accurate except for one gun which was almost dead on. They had a few shotguns too, but you had to score over 20 on 10 targets (you get five shots a target) to shoot one once. I got to shoot the shotgun cuz I shotthe targets. Anyways, I was bored of shooting cans and targets. Then I had an idea. What if I put coins up on the ledge and try to shoot them? So I started trying to shoot the coins whenever I could. I tested out all the guns (there were 9) and found out which ones were the most accurate. Turns out gun 4 was the most accurate, so I used that one. But there was a problem. If I tried to shoot the coin but missed (which happened a lot) then the coin would fall off the ledge and I had to set it back up after all of my shots (I had five shots each time). So I decided to put up two quarters so I had two tries. But that means I had three extra shots. So I shot the target for practice, then tried shooting the coins. A friend also tried to shoot them (one time he got 3 bullseyes and two 9 points [the circle outside the bullseye] so I thought he would be able to shoot the coins but he gave up after a little bit). But I kept trying. I must have shot at least 15 times (which means 75 bullets) before I finally hit a quarter. The first one I hit should be the first picture. I didn’t shoot the middle, but I did hit the rim (which bent it). So I kept trying to shoot the middle (I wanted to see if the bullet would puncture the coin). After a few more attempts, I shot the coin straight in the middle of George Washington’s face which means I hit the middle of the quarter. The bullet went through, and I picked up the coin. It looked really cool and the part that got punctured was sharp and poky. I was really happy after that (although I tried shooting a nickel but failed). That coin should be the second picture under this blog. Can someone tell me if shooting coins is legal? Because I don’t think it is (but I did it anyway). Thank you guys for reading, and I’ll see ya!

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16 Nov 2022

Why I Haven’t Been Active

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Hey everyone, I haven’t been on the ANA in a while, and here is why: whenever I get new coins I post a blog about it. But right now I’m saving up for a phone, and I can’t spend any money on anything else. Since I like silver coins, the coins I usually want to get are more expensive (considering that I’m almost done with my collection and I need older coins). Since I haven’t gotten any new coins recently, I haven’t posted any blogs. I have about half of the money I need saved up, and I expect to get the rest during Christmas (I get A LOT). My membership expires New Year’s Day, but I should renew it by then. If not, I can do it another time in January. When I get the phone, I’ll try to finish my collection and I’ll be more active. Thanks for reading!

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