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12 Sep 2018

Ship of dreams

Coins-World | CoinLady

I even dream about coins. Dreamed I had a choice of two beautiful Canada silver dollars. One was a 1949. The Newfoundland commem, with Cabot's ship, the Matthew. Unmistakably mint state. Shimmering mint luster, ship in all detail including the sails. No nicks, no spots.

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23 Jul 2017

Spread the word

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Many coins are unfamiliar to the average person. No one has received a half dollar in change for decades. $2 bills are rarely seen, and never mind dollar coins. Sometimes people like to see unusual money.

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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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01 Feb 2017

1921 Morgan dollars

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The three Morgan dollars of 1921 are probably the most common in the series. Many people who found family hoards of silver dollars undoubtedly had a 1921 Morgan or two in the bunch. These coins, the first dollars minted since 1904, are not known for strong strikes and blazing luster. But once in a while, a collector who keeps searching can be rewarded. If you really get in and look at a convention, you could find an exceptional specimen. You may not have to bid a fancy price at an auction or compete with registry collectors. Many silver dollar collectors overlook the 1921 coins, so you can have first crack at a nice one. The other day, I was downtown and stopped at my favorite coin shop. There was the best 1921-D Morgan I've ever seen. The strike was way above average, mint luster full cartwheel and blazing! A lovely 1921 Morgan is an appealing coin.

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31 Dec 2016

Peace dollars

| CoinLady

Overshadowed by the Morgan dollar, the Peace dollar is a beautiful coin that has a lot to offer collectors. An attractive design, 90% silver content, and it's not that difficult to complete. There are only 24 coins to a set, and no real stoppers. Peace dollars were minted from 1921-1928, and again in 1934-35. The 1935 coins are the last of the old-fashioned silver dollars.

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21 Dec 2016

The most unloved coin

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The title of "America's most unloved coin" has a few contenders. The Susan B. Anthony dollar, unused in commerce, with an unattractive design. The twenty-cent piece, resembling a quarter, only minted for a few years. But my nominee is the Trade dollar.

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07 Dec 2016

I can dream, can't I?

Coins | CoinLady

Whenever I'm downtown--and I go as often as I can--I enjoy stopping into my favorite coin shop and looking in the windows, browsing, talking about coins. It's a nice place for a longtime collector to dream.

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