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29 Jan 2021

My Christmas Surprise! A Thank You To All !!

Coins | Mike

My friends I hope you are all well. I woke up Christmas Day. I signed on only to see this. I was schocked. I immediately commented on it . I said I don't deserve this. Everyone who writes blogs they deserve this. I'm disabled some of you know the extent of my injuries.I have a large collection so I decided to write about every coin I own. I had the time I don't know who's idea it was but I was taken back. I have received many awards. But known as great as this. To be honored by your peers is the greatest award you can receive. I cherish this . I still don't think I'm the one. I love history and every coin tells a story. To share my knowledge of coins with you is not work but a pleasure. Simply because of the comments you leave. I read them and I learn from them I have put a set of tokens a together. It's one of a kind . It took five years to put together. All graded MS 63 to MS 66. All the tokens are rare. Made in the 1700's Red and Brown and one proof like.there are 19 in the set thought for this I would get some recognition. We all want to be recognized for our sets and coins. It took two years to find the last one. I sent it in NGC noticed that this was a complete set done by P.Kempson. They asked me to send the set back.I didn't know why. But when I did my name was on the label.!!The ANA wanted no part of it. Nothing. But my friends and others in the ANA and NGC told me in messages you did something very rare. They helped me look for the last one. I thought an article was forth coming but no.. Why do I tell you this be proud of your work here. Do your best we will see.it and learn from it . The comments left were very touching by the way. one better than the other. So do not expect anything from the ANA. Those were friends. My wife has a frame but my hands are getting bad I had to write this now. You will make friends here. Some for many years. Help each other. There is nothing you cannot achieve here. My motto is never give up.. Don't let the experts tell you you you can't do this. Well the experts have been wrong many times. I was told by those respected in Conder token that my set was impossible. It wasn't. It was hard. When I was down all of you picked me up. So I must say again this has to go to everyone in the ANA who blog and teach us . Who teaches me .. I am forever grateful to those who put this together. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget this. You didn't have to do this. I was so surprised. I would like to see this given out to others who donate there time to others . Blogging is fun. It's learning . I have never learned so much from all of you. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with you. .. I was recently diagnosed with Arthritis in both hands. That's why my blogs have slowed down and putting this up now was important. .But I will continue to post blogs. I think I have put up two hundred that's a guess. That didn't help my hand!! I have a passion for this hobby that I hope you all catch.. It's remarkable you don't want to stop and don't. It takes over everything. When you get it you will know. I leave you with this. I thank the ANA for allowing me to use there site. But the real thanks goes to all of you. I just wrote them. You read them and I hope some of you took something away with you. Passion and the desire to be a good collector. That's what it's about all friends. Bless you all be safe be well. Pace Nobis Pachem!Bring us peace.!! Thank you. Mike b.

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16 Jan 2021

General Douglas MacArthur One Peso

Coins | Mike

Kindly excuse the shortest of this blog. . Hi everyone. General MacArthur was we call an Army brat. From his grandfather to his dad. All heros. His dad received the Medal of Honor in the civil war. So did MacArthur. For his planning of the Philippines and getting them back from the Japanese. He was born in January 26,1880 at a base called Little Rock Barracks in Little Rock Arkansas he passed away on April 5th,1964. His father a Capitan was stationed there at the time of his birth. He traveled from base to base. His father's name was Arthur MacArthur.Jr.

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