CoinLady's Blog

01 Apr 2019

That's all she wrote

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This will probably be my final blog. It's been fun and interesting being a part of this, but the time has come. I have had too many problems with computers recently, and last week was the breaking point. Yes, my writing career must come to an end.I want to make it clear that I've been thinking of this for months, before the recent incident and before the bankruptcy. I am in my 60s and cannot spend any more time, effort, and money fussing with computers. This is not something a tech could fix. There have just been too many issues.I also want to make it clear that I am still a numismatist and always will be. I have enjoyed coins for over 50 years now. I will continue reading and doing what I can. I hope to attend the WFM this summer. I will also visit the coin shop downtown, even though I won't write about it!Those of you who follow my articles, thank you. I have also published non-coin related articles, in addition to publishing 8 romance novels.

22 Mar 2019

Fanfare for the common coin

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If every coin was a rarity, what would we spend?If every coin was a key date, what would happen to collecting?Common coins are there. They are everywhere. Found in change, in piggy banks, tossed into a fountain to make a wish. Most people spend them without a second thought.Collectors check coins. They check their change. They get rolls of coins from the bank to look for varieties, errors, maybe a silver coin or two. Every collector started by picking out common coins from circulation or learning about coins given as gifts. They fill in holes in an album with many common coins. It's all part of building a set.A set of Lincoln cents, no matter the date span, will include quite a few common coins. The same goes for Roosevelt dimes, Mercury dimes, Buffalo nickels, whatever the collector likes. Perhaps it can be said that every coin in certain sets is common.There would be no coin collecting without common coins. Every coin has a history. Most coins have passed through many hands.Appreciate those common coins too.

12 Mar 2019

Why not more popular?

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Had a great day downtown today. Best lunch of the year, so far, served by my favorite waiter. Of course, a stop at the coin shop was on the agenda.

07 Mar 2019

In love again

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The first coin I bought was a well worn 1907 Indian cent, for 25c. I did not become that involved with that series, although I always liked Indian cents.

01 Mar 2019

It's March!

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Today is March 1, finally! Hopefully spring will make an appearance soon. It's also my lucky month. Something good happens in March.

17 Feb 2019

Happy Presidents' Day

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Presidents' Day is tomorrow. As collectors, we are familiar with many coins, medals and tokens depicting the presidents. Collecting portraits of one or more presidents can be a lifetime challenge.

10 Feb 2019

Never a complete set

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I've always been a fan of type collecting. Finding one of each basic design type can teach a collector so much coin history, American history, something about mintage, metals and art. There is also the possibility of finding a new collecting interest. When you find a pretty two-cent piece, or another different coin, you may learn more about this series and decide to pursue it.

07 Feb 2019

Obvious to the naked eye

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Despite the dark and foggy weather, I went downtown today, first trip since the holiday season. Great day. Delicious lunch, served by my favorite waiter.

05 Feb 2019

Back out in the world

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After a nasty weather spell, lasting nearly two weeks, I was back out in the world yesterday. Bookstore day was quite successful, even though I didn't find any coin books.

29 Jan 2019

Think warm thoughts

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Much of the country is experiencing a severe cold snap. The past few days we've had blizzards, below zero wind chills. The worst is yet to come.


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