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03 Oct 2022

Coins of the German States: Kingdom of Hanover

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Ok. I am running out of German states I can write a coin blog about. So I have been looking at other ideas. I was thinking: African Colonial coins? No. Italian states coins? Probably later. Pre-Columbian currency? Probably not. More Great Empires? Definitely. And that is where our story is going this morning.You may be wondering: how does that relate to Hanover? Well, hypothetical reader, I'm glad you asked.

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01 Oct 2022

Coins of Great Empires: Spain and the New World

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The idea for this blog came from unlikely sources: a boring eighth-grade study hall, a game of chess, and my school library’s 972 section. I had already finished all of my homework (read chapter one ofTo Kill a Mockingbirdand do 11 trigonometry problems) and was bored. So I decided to play a game of chess on my computer. My teacher told me to stop and do something productive. I went to the library and found the 972 section about the Spanish Conquest. I picked up a book about the Inca emperor Atahualpa and started flipping through it. Then something caught my eye. It was a picture of a Lima gold doubloon. I looked over and saw a poster about a trip to Spain centered on colonialism. I knew I hadn’t done a Coins of Great Empires blog in forever (my laptop broke last March and money.org was blocked on school computers last year) so I decided to do one about the coins of the Spanish Empire.

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15 Apr 2022

Coins of Great Empires: Ottomans

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A story before I begin: I was writing this earlier this week. I was chilling on the couch and watching the Bayern Munich game, feet up on the ottoman. My brother asked me what I was doing. I told him I was watching soccer. He then asked me what I was really doing. I told him that I was writing about the coins of the Ottoman Empire. He told me that the Ottoman Empire invented the ottoman and producing ottomans was their main industry. I told him that he didn't know what he was talking about and then asked him questions about the empire. He said, "I don't know" to all of them and walked away. It turns out that he was half right: ottomans originally came from the Ottoman Empire! They were traded around Europe, being exchanged for coins or other types of currency, mostly from the German States, France, and the Italian States. Anyway, that's a fun little fact about the Ottoman Empire before I get started.

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10 Apr 2022

Coins of Great Empires: Byzantium

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Today, I will be starting a new blog series. This one will be called the Coins of the Great Empires, and in each blog,I will cover the coins of specific empires from history, such as the Ottomans, Napoleonic France, Austria-Hungary, the German Empire, and today's subject, Byzantium. I have also changed the titles of my Russian Empire and Roman Empire blogs to fit with this new series.

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30 Mar 2022

Coins of the German States: Saxony

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Hello and welcome to another Coins of the German States blog! Two things before I get started: First, the coin in the picture is not in my collection. Second, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are two different states. I got confused about that while writing this. I might do a German States blog on the latter in the future. (It's nice because I get to choose what to write about here, unlike in school!)

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29 Mar 2022

Coins of the German States: Hesse-Nassau and Hesse-Darmstadt

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Hello and welcome to another Coins of the German States blog! This time, there will be two states featured, simply because they are united today and I felt that they were very similar to each other. Hesse-Nassau was actually a Prussian state for some time, so a lot of the coins there are Prussian issued, which I will get to later (also I have covered Prussia on an earlier blog). Also, the picture is not a coin from my collection.

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12 Sep 2021

YN auction

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Hi! This is not one of my usual, informative blogs, but about the YN auction. Congratulations to the people who won 1 or more lots, I hope you enjoy your coins! I myself was able to get one of the grab bags at the end, and am waiting to see what's inside.Congratulations again, Coinyoshi

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16 Nov 2020

My birthday blog

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Today is my birthday, and I would like to share with you a very short coin blog about commemorative coins, since most of them are birthdays, like Bicentennials and Centennials!Commemorative coins are unique and only produced in a certain amount, and they could commemorate different events like World War 2 or an Olympic games. They all have different face values, from a half dollar to 5 dollars. There are earlier ones and there are later ones, like the 200th year anniversary of the first English colony in the Americas, or the 1974 Olympics. That is some of the facts about commemoratives. That will be it, and keep exploring! my next 450 words blog is coming soon, so watch for it!Good bye!

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09 Nov 2020

Current Silver Coins

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Hi, I am back for the second post, and it is a week from my birthday. Happy birthday me! Anyway, this time, I got my inspiration from finding a 2005 American Silver Eagle inside one of the picture books in my basement, and now international silver coins are my new collecting challenge. Here we go. The first thing you need to know about real silver coins is that they are not made for circulation, but for the people who collect coins and invest in silver. Collectors are usually getting them for the coin, but the investors get them for the silver. Silver is always changing prices like gold, platinum, and palladium do, but silver is much cheaper than all of those. The highest silver has ever gone for is $55 per ounce and the lowest is around $5. There are many different types of silver coins, from the American Silver Eagle to the Perth Mint's koala and kookaburra series. One of the designs on a silver coin is the Royal Canadian Mint's Canadian Maple Leaf series commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint. The coins are .9999 silver, it has a maple leaf and Queen Elizabeth II on it, and it is the Canadian version of Silver Eagles. Another one is the Elephant Silvers from Somalia. It has, you guessed it, elephants on it. I know some of you do not know what a silver eagle is, and that is fine. It has Adolph Weinman's Walking liberty design on the front and has an eagle on the back. It is made of fine silver and are minted at US mint locations. The British national silver coin is called the Britannia. It has a person on the obverse (don't know who), and Queen Elizabeth on the reverse, and is minted in London. These are some of the examples of national silver coins. I left out the Russian St. George national silver coin, the South African silver Krugerrand, the Chinese silver panda, and many others. Another way to collect silver is to buy rounds. These rounds are made by independent mints around the globe to produce non-national silver coins, like the Aztec one ounce round, also known as the Calendar Medal Round, featuring the sun stone (similar coin featured in the September YN auction as lot #84), seasonally minted holiday rounds for Christmas and other holidays, fractional rounds, (appeared as lot #87 in the recent YN auction) and the rounds with just the company's name on it. Most rounds also offer a 1oz silver bar version, like the Aztec calendar round and the Sunshine Mint's buffalo round. That will be all for now, and thank you for reading.You all want your bibliography, but I just looked up silver coins and looked at silver websites and photos :)

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