Kepi's Blog

28 Aug 2022

**Bucking Bronco**

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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.

04 Jul 2021

**Another Buffalo Added To My Herd**

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I wanted to share this new addition to my “Buffalo” themed collection! A perfect Silver 1 oz. Buffalo… PF 70 Ultra Cameo. A National Zoo Commemorative 2019 Buffalo at the Castle. Mintage of 2,500 Designed by Natanya van Niekerk.

05 Sep 2020

**No Gold Watch For Me, Thank You!**

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Hi everyone! It's been a crazy few months for me, as I have been working and getting ready for RETIREMENT! ; ) It's amazing how much there is to do... Documents, forms, endless phone calls, etc... And then finally I get to walk into my boss's office and say "I'm outta here. 8/31/2020"!!! As a retirement gift, my Husband presented me with this beautiful 2020 $50 Gold Buffalo Coin, graded by NGC MS70 . As some of you know I love buffalo themed coinage so what could have been more perfect! No gold watch for me... haha ; )

10 Nov 2018

**76 Years Old And Still In Curculation**

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Amazing! Can you imagine a 76 year old coin and still out there for collectors to find! What a great hobby we have. This Wheat Cent dropped out of a cashiers coin machine and landed right into my pocket. While it's not in perfect shape and has definitely been around awhile, I think it's a wonderful example of a "Wheatie". ; ) The designer of this cent is Victor D. Brenner. The series ran from 1909 to 1958 and included the Philly, Denver and San Francisco Mints. With a mintage of 657,796,000 this 1942 P is not rare by any means...in fact it has one of the highest mintage's of all the Wheaties made. Makes me think that there are alot more out there just waiting to be found... Who knows what you might be handed back for change in your next purchase! Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcomed.

07 Oct 2018

**An Eye Catcher**...

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Sometimes when you visit your favorite coin shop you have nothing particular in mind that your looking for. No list, no hole filler, no "just released" special coin or set. I thought today will be that day when I will not spend "Money on Money"... Although one of my husbands favorite things to say when it comes to buying coins "Nothing wrong with that" ; ) A relaxed day of chatting with your coin dealer, just shooting the breeze. Browsing around and then something catches your eye... For me it wasn't shiny silver or gleaming with luster like the other beautiful coins around it. Nope for me it shone dark with years of age and tone. But what was it? Truthfully I couldn't tell from where I was. To my surprise it was a 1952 Franklin Half Dollar. A Franklin??? Now I haven't had much interest in Franklin's before, no particular reason why. After a moment of pondering... Hmmm... A Franklin... I loved this coin! It would look great in my collection! This must have been meant to be, as I was not looking to pick up anything this trip... I think my new Franklin picked me! So much for making plans, especially at the Coin Shop! Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are welcomed ; )

23 Sep 2018

**Love That Old Silver**

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As we go about our day how many times do we receive change back from a purchase or even find a coin or two on the street or parking lot. By the end of the day, hopefully you're a few pounds heavier with a purse or pocket full of change... Either that or you had a nice big lunch! haha The other day going through a handful of assorted coins I received back from a pharmacy purchase I was lucky enough to find a 1954 D quarter! Although it looks it's age with assorted nicks and spots... It's Beautiful and it's great to know that old silver is still out there waiting to be found! That's one more coin added to the 90% coin silver tube! Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are welcomed. ; )

02 Sep 2018

**When Great Minds Think Alike...**

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As a lot of my fellow collectors already know one of my passions are beautifully toned Mercury Dimes. Lately as I have been searching through favorite auction sites, I have been seeing more and more pre-1965 Roosevelt Dimes that also show some wonderful colors and tones. I have been lucky in my biddingto have won a couple of these examples and have been really happy upon receiving them. My photo's are of a 1953-S Roosevelt Dime graded MS65 by PCGS and a 1958-D Roosevelt Dime graded MS66FB also by PCGS. Both now reside in my collection next to my Mercury Dimes who are probably wondering who the heck is this guy and what kinda dime are you! ; ) haha Now these will never replace my Mercury's but I have been noticing toned Roosevelts can go for as much as some toned Mercury's. I have to wonder as time goes by if the next generation of collectors will think of Roosevelts as being "old" and collectable in the same sense that I have thought that about my Mercury's. It's something for the YN's to think about... will you collect Classic older coinage or move forward to newer more modern designs? Now a few words about my blog... After reading it some of you might think, hmmm, this seems familiar. Well, I had pre-written this blog awhile ago and had put aside for a later date. Now in the meantime my "Better-Half andFellow-Collector" was deciding on what his next blog would be... Can you guess what he choose? Yep, the Roosevelts... So this one's for youBabe ; ) Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcome.

29 May 2018

**Unusual Toning Pattern** Mercury Dime**

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I have a short blog for you guys today. A Mercury Dime that I won at auction. ( Now that's a surprise, right!) I thought it had some really cool, unusual and angular toning patterns on it. It's a 1945-D, the last year of the Mercury Dimes. Graded by PCGS as a MS66. Unfortunately no full bands this time. For some reason the percentage of full band specimens for this year is lower than usual for a "D" Mint mark dime of the 1940's. This year also had a mintage of 40,245,000. It ranks 55 out of the 77 Non-Proof Mercury Dimes from lowest to highest. The Reverse is a blast white finish, while the Obverse is what caught my eye. It seems to me that perhaps this dime was on an "end" of a roll, causing such angular looking tone patterns and lines. I've seen these type of toning patterns usually on Morgans and Peace Dollars...not too much on Mercury Dimes, so feel quite happy to have this one in my collection. Thanks for looking at my blog. All comments are welcome.


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