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16 Nov 2018

Happy shopping...and looking

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Next week is Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. The holiday shopping season is about to kick into full gear. What does that mean to a coin collector? It means to check every bit of change, even closer than usual.

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02 Oct 2018

The right number

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What's your dream coin? Mine was the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter. I began collecting when silver coins still circulated. A Standing Liberty quarter could be found every so often, and more often than not, the date was worn off. A few had some detail, or even a mintmark.

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19 Sep 2018

Never give up

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A recent cool find on bookstore day was a book on the discovery of Pluto. "Out of the Darkness, the Planet Pluto" by Clyde Tombaugh, the man who discovered this small body. There's plenty of photos and details...lots of details...The book contains photos of star fields covered with tiny points of light. Tombaugh studied these phots in detail to find movement, which would mean a new planet. And one day in 1930, he found Pluto. Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but its story is still fascinating. A recent space probe mapped this small body and its moons.

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26 Dec 2016

Oldest coins in change

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I've been interested in coins for over fifty years. I fondly recall finding silver coins in change and trying to build sets from circulation. I came up short by 2 coins in the Jefferson nickel set, 1939-D and 1943-D. The three 1955 coins were the stoppers for my Roosevelt dime set. As for Washington quarters, I never found a 1932-P or S...but I did find a 1932-D.

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