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23 Sep 2020

There Are Coins And Currency Everwhere!!!

Coins | Mike

Hi everone. Please enlarge pics's. Well money is everywhere. You know the list. There in piggy banks, in the couch sometimes cent in the street and in books!! That's right. As you know I'm a big history buff. My wife bought me a book on D-Day the Sixth of June. That's the green cover of the book. I put two arrows to mark what it says. Quickly it says this book contains a artifacts and memorable from that day. It also has a C.D.. You can listen to those who survied. Remember this blog is about where I found a ww11 note a war note. Well I opened it. Wow. For me a book that had most of the details of that day. Pictures of solders dead on the beach. They were stuck on one of the beaches we chose to invade.. Now they had top secret documents . And maps . Maps of our soldiers and the ground they took inch by inch. Those landing were shot down as the landing craft opened up. It all so showed the German positions. This was the largest amphibious attack in the history of man.. As I went from page to page I tried to take a picture of the map but so large there was no way I could get a quarter of them. These were important. They showed everything back to the high command they would mark the mark maps and were we were with the other countries who had maps.also.. This offensive could not fail at any cost. Think of it. We're lucky Hitler did not wake up and send his massive tank divisions. They would of kept us in that beach named Omaha for weeks and weeks. I found so much in this book. I I continued going thru the pages and found a Canadian brown paper leaf with writing on it! I came to a stop when I got to a page with a note in it. Yes a WW11. Now I don't have one. As you see below this note had writing on the back. Those with the flag were made by another country. I believe Canada.. Now every signal solder and airmen had one. They were invading France. So I read about these. After the war every one had to be destroyed. . They used crematorium to burn many of these Some soldiers nodded them. I got mine in a book! You never know were you will find coins and currency I have to say my jaw dropped. My friend longstrider has some good ones. Since I don't collect these I think I will send it to him.. You can see one half of the bill is a little bit dirity. The crease down the middle.. Also the picture with writing on it it's in code typed and some a little ink.at the top you can make the date out. It's September 20, I believe 1945 it has to do with D-Day. Now we're else can you find coins and currancy. Absolutely everywere!!! I hoped you enjoyed this book that paid off.. Thanks for.taking time to read it.He well and Safe.

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17 Sep 2020

The Confederate Cent

Coins | Mike

First I would like all of you for your prayers and kind words concerning our recent death. I passed the emails and messages and the blog to my wife. She thanks you and you are all in our prayers. Today I will write about the confederate cent. There is intrigue in these small number of coins..An agent from the confederate States approached a gentleman by the name the name of Robert Lovett a Philadelphia engraver. This was done through a contact at a jeweler who worked in a store named Bailey, Banks, and Biddle. This was done to get Lovett to engrave coinage for the confederate states.He said yes returned with the agent to the mint..Not to make thousands or hundreds he made 12 to 16 pieces that was in 1861.

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09 Sep 2020

My Mom in Law

| Mike

Do to an untimely death of my mom in law I will be off the site for awile. Thank you. Mike.

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07 Sep 2020

George T. Morgan's 100 Dollor Union

Coins | Mike

Now I could start this blog with the biography of G. T. Morgan. But most of us know that. I will write about a pattern coin called The George T. Morgan 100 Union. This was discovered by Mr. Jeff Garrett in 2006 when he was doing research in the Smithsonian Institute. While he was going through the papers and sketches he came across Mr. Morgan's sketches.. These sketches were turned over to Karen Lee. I have spoken about this book many times. It's the best I have read. It's known as "The Private Sketchbook Of George T. Morgan". Now one of the designs they found in the search was this coin. . It was meant for commerce to be made out of gold and weigh five ounces. It was clearly inspired both in concept and design by the U.S. Trade Dollar. They also struck this pattern in gold and platinum and silver for sale. The date on the coin was 1876. Many believed this was made in honor of the U.S. 100 anniversary 1776. Now for some reason this design was rejected! So do not ask me why. Yes I can see the five ounce being rejected. Now the Smithsonian came up with a way they could share this beautiful coin. They teamed up with the New York Mint.and had one ounce coins made. These were slabed by N.G.C.. They were not expensive and I bought one. The reason is simple. It's beauty. It's simple and it's a coin I wanted in my collection. Now the label reads. " George T. Morgan 100 Union Proposed Design 1876. Struck 2011 Private Issue One Ounce Pure Silver Gem Proof". Now this didn't have to be a long blog. The history is there the research is there. When you think about it this pattern coin was discovered in 2006. And struck in 2011. So there is not allot to look for. I would like to see a design like this in our coinage today. As what is another question. Thanks for reading stay safe..

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