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10 Jan 2023


Coins-World | Longstrider

Ever since I bought that 8 Real Mexican coin that is holed, I have been on the lookout for another holed coin. I have no idea why but they seem to speak to me. Someone likely put a hole in the coin to hang it around their neck for safe keeping. Now that is some history. While looking at some coins online I ran into this one and couldn't resist it

21 Dec 2022


Coins-World | Longstrider

These 8 Reales coins are laid out, on the reverse, with the Cap and Rays design. Below that and reading left to right is the denomination, mint, year, assayers initials , and purity of silver that was used in colonial times.

17 Dec 2022


Coins-World | Longstrider

Yesterday, December 16, may or may not have been my birthday. My beautiful, young wife Kepi, gave me this amazing coin. I have wanted it for many years but well, it's gold so....She shouldn't have done it but did.

29 Nov 2021


Coins-World | Longstrider

So I was getting a couple of coins to put up on another site I frequent for their “Mexican Toner Tuesday”. I thought they looked pretty good so why not put them up here for all my ANA friends to enjoy, I hope. None of these coins are rare or expensive. I will just give a short information list on them.

28 Jan 2019


Coins - World | Longstrider

On December 30, 2018 I wrote a blog on my raw 1947 Mexican gold 50 peso coin. I wrote that it is a solid 1947 not one of the many restrikes. Well, as you can guess, I may be incorrect. I base this on an inquiry I made to NGC. I sent my coin in for grading and to be slabed. It was returned to me as a beautiful MS 64. I am very happy with the grade and fast service. However, it also said RESTRIKE on the label. I had to find out what the deal was so I called NGC to find out.

03 Nov 2018


Coins-World | Longstrider

Well the celebration Dia de Muertos, “Day of the Dead” has ended and I just watched a documentary on the last Emperor of Mexico. I think that means I should show off my latest Mexicans silver coin. The newest piece in my collection of Latin American silver coins is a 1904 Un Peso.

10 Sep 2018


Coins-World | Longstrider

As some of you may know, I am a big fan and collector of Mexican and Latin American coins. I just read in the September 10, 2018 issue of Coin World that collectors like me suffered a loss. On August 10 Don Bailey passed away at the age of 85. Don was THE source and a prominent dealer in Mexican numismatics. This is just going to be a short blog on his life. The reader may wish to read the entire article themselves.

02 Sep 2018


Coins-World | Longstrider

I found a couple of nice items at my coin dealer yesterday and would like to share some here. This is one of them. I usually stick with older silver coins but this one talked to me. Below are my pictures of the 1981 Five Peso coin I couldn't resist. This was a common circulated coin made between 1980-1985. It was demonetarized on November 11, 1995. It is 10.25 g of copper-nickel. With a diameter of 27.24 mm it is roughly a bit larger than our quarter. It has a round outside with a heptagonal field with a thickness of 2.21mm. For reference, its KM number is 485 and Schon #77.


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