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06 May 2015

Cinco de Mayo plus One

Coins-World | Longstrider

This is part of a collection of Mexican coins I have that should have been up yesterday in honor of Cinco de Mayo. I first saw these at the coin shop I frequent and purchased one as I love toned coins. When I got it home and started to study it in greater detail I noticed it is a 1892 eight reales. That means it's a "Piece of Eight". The coin of every old time treasure movie. I fell in love the designs on these historic coins and decided to get more. They aren't to expensive so I try to get one every other visit or so to the coin store. There are some very nicely toned ones which I have a hard time resisting! It might pay off to check out some foreign coins when you get a chance even if you don't collect them. You might see something you like!

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01 May 2015

World Bullion Coins

Coins-World | Longstrider

A short while ago I wrote a small blog about a silver round I bought. I mentioned that I usually don't buy them. When it comes to world bullion coins, I do buy them when I see something interesting. I call it when the coin "talks to me". Here are two coins that "talked to me". The first one is a 2012 one ounce silver Hawksbill Sea Turtle called the Taku, which is on obverse. The reverse depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. It has a value of 2 dollars and was minted in New Zealand under the authority of Figi. Toning is starting to creep around the coin.

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06 Mar 2015

1881-S CAC Would You??

Coins | Longstrider

So, here are some photos of a new coin I won from an online auction. It's a beautifully toned, in my opinion, MS 65 1881-S Morgan Dollar. It also happens to have a CAC sticker. The "Green Bean". My question to everyone is: "Would you pay more money for this coin, or any other, just because it has a CAC sticker?"

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