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27 May 2020

COUNTERFEIT MONEY NOT ALWAYS A BAD THING!

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Today I have something a little different to share. I've been saving this one and I feel it will tie in nicely with the blog on the US Mint in Manila. As we all should know, the Philippines was overrun by Imperial Japanese Forces during WWll. When this occurred, in 1942, the Japanese issued their own currency there called Japanese Occupation Currency. This was to replace the older pre-occupation money.

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20 May 2020

CRACKED PLANCHET 1923 PEACE DOLLAR VAM 11B ERROR

Coins-United States | Longstrider

I have a new coin I would like to share. It is a 1923 Peace Dollar VAM 11B. Now this isn't a Top 50 or an Elite 30 like I usually try to get. This is a different sort of coin. Besides being a cool VAM, it also has something else going for it. It has a nice, big planchet crack. First I would like to describe the VAM designation.

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12 May 2020

ANACS IS OPEN AND GOOD TO GO!!

Coins | Longstrider

Thought I would let all know that the grading company ANACS is open again. They are currently running a special on Buffalo Nickles. Unless I am mistaken, that is all three of the main TPG companies back taking submissions. Good luck everyone!

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11 May 2020

CINCO de MAYO-GOLD 2.5 PESO!

Coins-World | Longstrider

The other day, Tuesday, 5 May, was the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Briefly, it is the celebration of the Battle of Puebla in which the hugely outnumbered Mexican Army was victorious in defeating the French and gaining their independence. I love this day and since there were no public celebrations, I did the only thing possible, I bought a coin. I am a collector of all Latin American silver coinage. This day is special so I went for a gold coin instead.

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