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02 Nov 2020

The Danish "Mermaid" Coin

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The 1890 20 Kroner has a mintage of 102,000. It was minted in Copenhagen, as signified by the heart to the left of the date. The initials CS to the right of the date represent mint official Diderik Christian Andreas Svendsen. The coin struck in .900 fine gold weighs 8.9605 grams and has an AGW of .2593oz.

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11 May 2019

Happy Mothers Day!

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Happy Mothers Day to all the ANA Mothers. Some years ago I may have posted this coin but I don't remember. That said the message of this coin is always appropriate and I dedicate it to mothers everywhere. Therefore, I am posting this coin and its story now.

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12 May 2018

A Numismatic Tribute to the Mothers in My Life

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This blog is a numismatic tribute to mothers and motherhood. The first segment of this blog focuses on the motherhood aspect of my 2008 Latvia 20 LATI gold coin and describes the coin’s design using copied narratives from other sources. The second will tell of my mother and my wife and is a grateful acknowledgment of them and their self-sacrifice for the sake of their children.

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27 Aug 2017

Welcome to the ANA!

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A number of years ago I posted this blog on NGC's Collectors Society to commemorate my daughter’s birthday and her service in Thailand. This 300 Baht gold coin Commemorates Queen Sirikit’s birthday. At the time I posted this Queen Sirikit was Thailand’s queen. As a result of the death of her husband King Rama IX on 13 October 2016, she is no longer queen. Today I am posting this blog to welcome Golf (user_73939) to the ANA and these boards.

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28 Jun 2015

Buying and Selling Part 1

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Not long ago I posted “My Collector Profile” and expressed my affinity towards type collecting. Subsequently, I reviewed my entire collection for coins I could sell, and with the proceeds I bought several coins that I am really excited about.

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05 Oct 2014

A Neat Idea for a Collection

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I just recently bought this coin from a friend. This coin features a design by Laura Gardin Fraser originally intended for the Washington Quarter. However, even though the Washington Bicentennial Commission recommended her design in 1932, it was overruled in favor of John Flanagan's design. This coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of George Washington's death. 

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30 Aug 2014

What Makes a Coin Collector Do Back Flips?

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

I love type collecting, my ultimate goal is to complete a Dansco 7070 type set with affordable, yet attractive coins. I also collect a type set of coins struck at every US mint with the exception of the mint in Manila when the Philippines was under US sovereignty. One of these days I'm going to have to buy a coin minted at the Manila Mint for my collection.

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