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10 Sep 2022

**Golden Ray on a Cloudy Day**

Coins - World | Kepi

Hey everybody! Hope your all having a great day and that all our YN's are having fun at the live auction! I'd like to share with you one of the first coins I bought for my collection way back in 2007. This was a huge leap as I was a newbie collector and we're talking gold.. But I dived in and bought my first gold coin! This is from the Royal Canadian Mint. A 2007 1oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf $200 Dollar Coin. It's also encased in a Assay holder which is kinda cool. This coin weighs 31.15 grams of .99999 of pure gold and has a diameter of 30 mm. The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth ll along with "200 Dollars" and "2007". The reverse is a multi-maple leaf design as well as the inscriptions "CANADA" along with weight, purity and metal. It also had a low mintage of 30,848. Its kinda rainy out here in the desert today. So I decided to look through my coin vault... Rainy day activities...Right... haha Which leads up to this coin. I hadn't looked at it for a long time and thought this is the perfect coin for a blog today! A bright ray of golden sunshine on a cloudy day... I hope you enjoy it too. Comments are always welcomed.

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28 Aug 2022

**Bucking Bronco**

Coins-United States | Kepi

Hey fellow Numi's good morning to all, I am in the middle of celebrating an amazing Birthday week... yes, we here at the Desert Compound celebrate a full week of our birth! haha Cool right! I originally saw this 2021 medal when it came out in gold with an inflated price to go with it. I loved the design but couldn't justify $2,600+ for this raw coin. With that being said and to my great surprise the Mint came out with this same design in silver for 2022! Now some coin facts... This is a 2022 American Liberty Silver Proof Medal. Minted in Philadelphia with an mintage of 75,000. 1 troy oz. of silver and a diameter of 40.60 mm. All packed neat and tidy in original Mint boxes! The obverse shows a wild American Mustang bucking off a western style saddle, evoking the throwing off the yoke of British rule during the American Revolution. The rising sun is shown beneath the horse with "LIBERTY" and "2022". Now remember, I just loved this "Western Americana Wild" design...but honestly I would have never guessed the designs true representation without it being explained... I just thought "Cool"! haha Just my opinion... The reverse shows a close up of an amazing eagle! "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" beneath it. I hope you enjoyed my blog and have a wonderful day! Comments are always welcome.

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12 Jul 2022

**2022 Germania Valkyries**

Coins - World | Kepi

Hi everyone! I just received this gift and was so excited with it that I wanted to share with you all. This is the first release of the new 2022 Valkyries series from the Germania Mint. This will be a collection of Germanic goddesses, beautiful virgin warriors and daughters of Odin, who will carry the bravest souls that fell in battle to Valhalla. The first in the series features "Hildegard", the protector of men. She holds a Germanic spear and a shield with an image of the Fenrir wolf. A wolf accompanies her as well. The reverse shows designs of the Germania Mint double-headed eagle, Germanic runes and a howling wolf symbolizing strength and independence. This beauty is 1 oz. of 999.9 silver with a diameter of 38.61 mm. Designed by Mateusz Frackowiak and has a mintage of 25,000 worldwide. For those collectors who are into Vikings, Pagans, and all the "Old Gods" you are going to love this series! I know I'll be waiting for the 2023 design to come out! Hope you enjoyed this beautiful coin! Comments are always welcome.

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03 Jun 2022

** 2022 Una and the Lion**

Coins - World | Kepi

Hi Fellow Collectors! This is the latest design in an annual coin series that I collect. It's the 2022 "Una and the Lion", a 1oz. Silver Proof coin. It has a diameter of 38.6 mm and a mintage of 1,500... Mine is #123! The designer of this coin is Glyn Davies and is produced by the East India Company and the Government of St. Helena with Royal Approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. I love this series as it reminds me of my big ol' Golden Retriever/ Great Dane, who has now been gone almost two years. Now, let me tell you the Medieval story of Una, a beautiful princess on a quest to save her parents from a dragon who has them imprisoned in a tower. She enters a dark forest where she encounters a fierce lion who is immediately captivated by her beauty and innocence and his rage is replaced by wonder. He, as my ol' boy did, become her faithful companion, forever by her side to protect her from harm. It's the powerful connection and mutual adoration of this ancient legend that has captured my heart. Many thanks thanks for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome.

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31 May 2022

**Mini Roo**

Coins-World | Kepi

Hey everyone! Here's a 2021-P Australian Gold Kangaroo! Well, a "Mini Roo"! A little guy... 0.5 grams of .9999 gold with a diameter of 11.60 mm. This little coin is a GEM Proof and came encapsulated in an wallet-sized card with kangaroo graphics and Specification information. The obverse shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem. The designer of this coin, Jody Clark has been a sculptor for the Royal Mint of Great Britain since 2012. The reverse shows the iconic kangaroo in a crouched position with inscriptions of the gold weight and the "P" Mint mark of the Perth Mint.This popular kangaroo design began to appear in 1989 and has been a hit with collectors every since! Many thanks for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome. ; )

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28 May 2022

**Man's Best Friend**

Coins-World | Kepi

Hi everyone! I just received a new coin that I added to my collection and wanted to share it with you. This is a 2022 Fiji Dogs 1 oz Silver $0.50 coin as a GEM BU. In the Republic of Fiji this coin is considered to be legal tender for one-half dollar. The coin is .999 fine silver and measures 40 mm in diameter. Limited mintage of 12,000 pieces. The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Fiji. Now being a "dog person", I love the reverse of this coin! Whats not to love about a big ol' happy dog running towards you in anticipation of a sloppy wet kiss. This is the first coin in the series "Fiji Dogs". Each release of the series will focus on a different dog breed, celebrating a diversity of body shapes and character traits. I can't wait to see next years design and add it to my collection! Thanks for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome. ; )

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27 Feb 2022

**Delicate Miniatures**

Exonumia | Kepi

Hi Everyone, I found these crazy miniature U.S. coins today while poking around in the ol' coin vault... What else is there to do on a cold Sunday afternoon... Right??? Anyhow, from what I gathered is that were sold as a set and used as a novelty item to "emphasize" the inflation problem in America during the late 1970's through the early 1980's. So here we are again some 40 odd years later and these are right back in style! Inflation surrounds us...Shrinking our U.S. dollar... My set includes an Indian Cent, Buffalo Nickel, Mercury Dime, Washington Quarter, Walking Liberty and a Eisenhower Dollar. The Shield Cent is just for size comparison. Aren't they tiny! So appropriate to describe our monies value of today... haha Hope you enjoyed just reading a silly blog. Comments are always welcomed!

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19 Feb 2022

**Lion on the Mountain**

Coins - World | Kepi

Hi everyone! I wanted to share the newest addition to my collection! This is a 2014 $5 Fine Silver Coin from the Bank Note Series: Lion on the Mountain. It is 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 36 millimeters and a weight of 23.17 grams. The reverse image recreates the vignette of a lion on a mountain from a design of the early twentieth century by the British American Banknote Company. The obverse shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll designed by Susanna Blunt. This coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and has a limit of 8500. (Mine is #4355)... ; ) As some of you might know the lion theme is one of my favorites and fills quite a few spaces in my coin boxes! haha I would love to find one of original bank notes depicting my Lion on the Mountain coin! Keep searching right! Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcome. Sources: Coin World 2014

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24 Nov 2021

"Sometimes Letter Writing Does Work!"

Exonumia | Kepi

Hi Everyone, I wanted to share this letter I received from my Congressman, Jay Obernolte, 8th District, California. Back on August 19th, I.R. Bama wrote a blog about writing to our Congressmen and Representatives in the government about the U.S.Mint and the ongoing problems with availability on new-releases...etc... Anyway I thought what the heck and took the time to write to my Representative. I wanted I'd share his letter and thoughts with you guys here on this blog. Comments are always welcome!Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! ; )

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