Mike 's Blog

30 Nov 2022

The World Cup Coin 2022

Coins | Mike

Well its the World Cup and I know some of us watched the United Stares beat Iran. I watch it occasionally during the four years leading up to the cup. I went to Metro Stadium in 1994 to watch the Three Tenors. They sang were some of the games were being played that year we were the host country.

29 Nov 2022

Beware of These Morgan's And Peace Dollars!!

Coins | Mike

Hello my friends. This is a warning about so called Morgan's and Peace dollars.The quailty of the pictures is bad.They were taken of the t.v.the show is C.S.N. The seller is Mike Muzak.. This man knew that the U.S. mint could not make these coins in 2022. This was due to lack of silver. He went to Fiji and had these so called dollars made in reverse proof. Now his first showing he said they will be gone by the end of the show. They made 5000 sets and 3500 sets from all the mints.. That was two months ago. He constantly states that our mint can not make these that these will be better than the sets coming out in 2023. P.C.G.S. refused to grade them. N.G.C a few. A.N.A.C.S. graded them all. So far not one 69!!! How did that happen. I'm sure there are some. Now collector's have bought them.I bet when they get them home they send them back. No were even though he said they are exact and experts say there better than our mint can make. Nowhere on these so called coins is the wording UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. not one coin not on reverse or obverse What you do see is FIJI and on the reverse the seal of FIJI. Now he claimed these are legal tender. Not by a long shot!. I sent an email telling him to look up the law on legal tender. He hasn't mentioned it again. These are cheap . The six coin set is 1150.00. Now like I said collector's bought these. They will not find them in the Red Book. Now I record the show he is on at 4:00am. Saturday and Sunday. It ends at 7: a.m. I have asked the mint to cut his allotment on any coin they can.This man thinks were all idiots. And those who bought them. Im sorry but he got you. E- Pluribus- Unium are on the coins and Liberty but that's it. Don't let anyone try and sell you these coins . Yes they will sell out. In 2029.!! He shouldn't be allowed to pass these of with our mint marks when they are clearly FIJI coins. Nothing to do with this country. Im glad P.C.G.S and N.G.C. did not grade these. He shows two from N.G.C. they started and stopped. People who buy on impulse took a hit with this coin. I have asked Mr..Muzak to melt them.. So please be careful. He bought every coin so you don't see them anywhere. Thank God. Imagine selling a coin as an American coin and not have that on the coin. There are no ordinary Morgan or Peace dollars. Just the reverse proofs which we will have next year. So buyer beware. I wish someone else would watch this show. D.V.R. it so you don't have to get up!! Take care! He will not show the reverse on his site!! He sells them on H.S.N. also!

28 Nov 2022

Do Yqou Believe Were Alone?

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How is everyone doing? You have herd the question a thousand times. I watched a show after the football game. It was on aliens. Now I knew there was an area 51. We all know that story. Did you know about area 52? Well there is one in Nevada. What caught my eye is a family driving along a road took a wrong turn. They herd a large voice telling them to get out of the car with hands up! There were kids ther. ! ...What the government didn't know is this terrified family standing there was being filmed. It seems the gentleman doing the filming had discovered this area 52 A few years and watches it all the time. He has seen some strange things. And the people of the town and soldiers. He was shown by a soldier a bunch of guys . Behind them a flying saucer. Its located about 70 miles from area 51. ...Now to Canada. I believe they have had more sightings because of there night sky. You can count the stars. Now in 1996 Canada had its greatest sighting of a U.F.O. It happened on the Klondike highway. Very close to Shag Harbour. It is know as the worlds best documentedU.F.O. case. Witnesses were R.C.M.P.officers. Scores of fisherman and air line pilots flying at 33,000 feet Flashing lights moving at fast speeds Then it crashed into the water 300 feet triple the shore. At about 11: 20 a glowing orange sphere the size of a city buss slipped below the surface without a sound and it left an orange foam. They searched for days and found nothing. Five months before a man looking in the woods for a sphere his name was Stefan Michalaks. . He got to close and the ship emitted a gas. He shirt and chest were burned. Now the Royal Canadian Mint did a coin that glows in the dark. The dementioms are on the C.O.A. . it comes with a card in memory of the Queen. And a flashlight. A black light this way you can see what the witnesses saw. Now its not great taking a picture of it. I like turning out the light and seeing the most beautiful coin I have seen in a long time. Are they out there. You bet. Your talking about thousands of people around d the world. I think the one viewing in Brazil with six ships in the sky was the largest viewing and the video you can't explain. This goes back in our country when the ships crashed and bodies reportedly were found. The woods were sealed off not a piece of paper to indicate this occurrence. That debris was taken to arena 51. And the rumors started. Now an area 52 were there developing weapons from the ships in area 51. ....Think about it.To me there is just to much documented video and witnesses. And they all have seen the same thing from different angles. I do not believe we are alone. There is just to much. I did not believe it until I found out about area 52. There is just to much security. Threatening to shoot a family down. The little girl will never forget that. That's a shame. What do you think?

26 Nov 2022

December, 7, 1941 The Date That Will Live In Infamy

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Hi everyone. Yes I know I am writing blogs allot. There is a reason for this its my health. I write this blog every year. So you will remember that dark day that is coming this holiday season. Yes just a few weeks before the Holidays and Christmas.Always new information . .....Now many Americans think that we didn't want go get involved in the war. The real reason is that the President and his cabinet didn't want to get involved in foreign affairs.Now our secretary of state was involved with peace talks with Japan. Japan didn't want us involved in the east . They wanted no blockacdes of goods coming into there country. Politics is what they call it! ...There was a 14 page message coming from Japan to there ambassadors over a period of time. On Novemver 26 the secretary of state gave the Japanese our final statement.At 1 p.m. on December 7, the Japanese asked to see our secretary of state. They didn't arrive till 2:05p.m . Received at 2:20p.m.. ..They were there with the answer of the November 26 statment. Now we cut to the chase. The Japanese had a list and the third one was they demanded Oil. Sure we would give it to them to carry on war with China.They were shown the door. Now I want you to take a good look at the pictures below. Everyone. That's politics for you. Over 3,000 men woman and children dead. You will see battleship row. Lucky our aircraft carriers were out to see on maneuvers. There is a person of color . His name was Doris Miller stationed on the Nevada!. He's receiving an award from Admiral Nimitz the Navy Cross. The coin shows a man at an anti aircraft gun. He had no training. As a mater of fact no people of color received anything. Yes the Navy did not actively recruit them. They took care of the food ,shinning the offices shoes. Cleaning there uniforms. But Doris grabbed the gun and started shooting. His Capitan was hit and he brought him and others to saftey. Now that's a hero. And for the first time in the modern Navy people of color got there respect. He had a frigate named after him. He was killed not much after the attack on a small aircrafrt carrier in the south seas. As I write this the worlds biggest most technological aircraft carrier is being built. It will be massive and completed in a few years. The name of the ship. The U.S S.Doris Miller. Now carriers are named after Presidents. This is the first time ever a carrier is not being named after a President never mind a person of color. He broke many barriers until his death. But the biggest was making the Navy one. Now there active in every part of a ship tin can mine sweepers. He did it all saved lives and saved the Navy. Now his actions can be seen in the movie Tora Tora Tora. ...So now you have the readers digest version! But never forget the people who lost there lives. And we didn't want to get involved with foreign affairs. Its men like Miller who was 24 when he died that makes this country great. Remember Pearl Harbur.And look at the picture of the Arizona. They say a drop of oil comes to the surface every few minutes. The sailors entombed sending a message don't forget us!! And we won't. They will not let us forget! There is a black mark pointing to the ship The Nevada look at the map yo can see were he was!

25 Nov 2022

The December Numismatist 2022 I Was Published.

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!. Now get ready for sandwiches!! Last October I had a member telling me to submit an article to the Numismatist. I kept saying no. Well he was very persistent. So he told me what I had to do and I sent it in. It took Mr. Caleb the editor of the magazine to email me one day. He informed me the article was very good and they wanted my permission to to print it!. He asked if I wanted to get paid or donate the money. I donated it to the yngs. This blog is different than other. It tells collector's what they should do to get published. It can help. And ask me questions!! I was schocked. They were going to publish my article! I had pictures to take. So my friend Mokie said Gary (coinsbygary) was a professional photographer. Now I had to send him the five tokens. I was a wreck mailing these. They are one of a kind part of Peter Kempsons Tokens of Coventry. I would not be able to get another of each. They came back I was so relieved. Gary Herman did a fantastic job. Remember these are from 1797.

23 Nov 2022

Civil War Tokens Part Three

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Hi everyone hope all is well. This is the last part of the civil war tokens. These tokens are slabbed . Now that's because some are a rare six,five and a four. Also as I stated in part two a rarity 1 graded a MS 63 means more money. It can get you close to two hundred dollars. ...Now that depends on the token what kind of metal they used and they used all the metals except gold. You might get a token with gold overlay. But I'm talking from copper to tin.If a different metal was used lets say brass there will be a letter that stands for brass.Metal can mean a rarity 1 to a 10.!!!

19 Nov 2022

No More Points Thank You ANA!! January 2023!!

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Well I just signed on and received a message in the corner of my page . It said something like this .Members as of January 2023 There will be no more points for blogs. I want to thank all of you who commented on my blog about points!! You did it!! And thank you the board of the ANA Miss Kim Kiick. Thank you for listening to us. I am so happy. Quick story a kid just joined and we became friends He said you have allot of points I said well there good for you. How do you get them I said writing blogs . He said I will never get that many. I said you need them till your 18. He left. He was intimidated by my points.That's a shame that should not of happned. Thank you the ANA for listening to us. We are grateful for what you did. It must of took allot of discussion. Thank you I cant say enough. The responses from the members is what did it thank you all.

19 Nov 2022

Look What I Found!!!

Coins | Mike

Hi everyone! Hope al! Is well. This is one of those fun blogs I have said many many times I still roll. Well I was watching this t.v. show which I never buy from. That's t.v. They had an interesting offer 50 cent coins from the teens and 50 ent mins from the 1920's. I have always been fascinated by cents. I pick up a roll now and then I enjoy the time and searching for the golden cent. Well there all cooper. But find the right ones you nave a nice little collection. So I saw this presentation and the price was 26.00 a bag. Now I searched the teens they sell for $3.00 a peice So that would be 50.00 a bag.. Not bad. Well I started with my loop and grabbed a cent. Wow. not a mark on the obverse. No were on Lincoln's head. A great strike. The picture does not do it justice. The reverse well you can count the wheat ears. Now I'm up to the bag if 1920's. By the way you so get all 9 coins for the time period. 1920- 1929. Same as the teens. Same thing I picked another winnsr. Not a mark on the obverse but the reverse has a !ittle green spot. And you can count all the ears. Now of course you will get some that were run over by a tank. The total for both bags was 8. Not worth the time ..So I decide to write about my recent finds. I have always done well with this company and wheats. They had 20 rollsof1930's but I have a regular roll if them and a al! S roll. So no deal on those.. So because I took a chance and didn't break my budget. I would say I did ok. So keep your eyes out. These coins are out there and will always be. Today you order a bag of what's there al! 1950's nothing wrong with that. But you can fill your album with al! red without buying a bag of 500 cents. This was a dun blog . I had to share it with you. After 30 years and still having fun. Who can beat a hobby like this. Thanks everyone keep looking!!! ....By the way there is no mark on the 1929 obverse. Its my great picture taking !!!

17 Nov 2022


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Good morning. I just watched the video of this new grading system 1 to 10. Well they explained nothing except the Sheldon scale will still be in effect. They didn't explain that. They also did not explain if the old slabs have to be sent back. I have 700 slabs 90% NGC. I send them back. They pay the return mailing. I jumped the gun. I called NGC this program is for dealers only. Not the regular customer. So the dealers will charge more money. That's what it comes down to. So the rest of the blog will be what happens if it applies to regular customers. I said this was about money!!If this works out prices will go up and up! This is a test to see hoW we respond to this 10 point scale!! If it does the ten point scale will be for everyone. ..Now some of you might not know they grade cards and comic books under the different grading companies. These are graded differently. A baseball card a comic book. On a card a very slight bend in a corner drops the grade. If the paint chips another off center another problem. They also grade them NM .MInt. ...That fact that they released very little information tells me beware. They show cards and comic books for a second in the video.Im sorry I'm a Sheldon man . I believe in his scale. Now here is a question.What grade does an A/U get. Or an extra fine. Or good. None of this was even touched. The video was made very poorly in the fact they didn't say anything.Not for us to worry about. Again this is for dealers but they should explain it to us. I bought a memorabilia store for my wife years ago. I have yet to this day seen a card graded by NGC in a card auction. There's a reason for that. Collectors of cards know there grades would not be accepted. They stay with the card grading companies. I know more information will be released. But the initial video was very poor marketing. No information about this new project very bad in the marketing business. So now we havs another decision. I will go with Sheldon. I trust the scale and its used by every grading service. China has the 100 points scale but 95% request the Sheldon scale. .....You might like it. That's ok we chose what we like. Me I see a company that wants to take on all grading of a item that's gradable. Corner the market. That will never happen. And to re!ease information a bit at a time doesn't make it. I think this is a test to see how the customers react to it! I know what the will do MS 10 Near Mint 9 What about proof? Can't have MS proof. You can have Mint proof. You dont have to worry about it Well lets wait and see. At my age to change now is hard. The younger collectors might like it. But as far as I think. Its a -1. I just can't believe what there doing . And I don't think the impact this will have on the dealers! More money for a 10 than a 70.even though there the same!! Do you think collectors will request more money for a 10! I do thanks for taking time to read this! Lets see what happens in 2024!!

14 Nov 2022

Part Two Civil Tokens

Exonumia | Mike

Hi everyone well here is part two of civil war tokens . These are political tokens. Remember store tokens and political. There are more that's for part three.. These tokens below are all rarity one! Now you would think that rarity one are cheep. Well I say there reasonable and people liked these. That means there was more that 5000 of each one made. They were easy to get and buy items. Now if you look at the George Washington its raw. Try to find this in a book if you don't have the obverse and reverse number. Washington is 112/396a. So you would look for the obverse number and it will be Washington. Now here's the trick. The obverse of most of these are several different reverses. Depending on that this has a reverse that uses a number that would make this a 10 rarity. Unique one of a kind!! .....Now the first token below is the Monitor. They made many different tokens of this. Why it was very popular. Again no numbers. I found the obverse its 240/341. But the different designs make these different raritys. Like I said very lkpular. People would ask for this token based on what they could afford.. All tokens will come with the number and information. What I love about these it has famous items like the Monitor. It also has our Flag! This token is called Flag of our country. Now the number is214/416a. The reverse says " If anyone attempts to tear it down shoot him on the spot" in the middle it has Dix. Now there are errors of this token but it doesn't add to the value. .So now you have learned to find one in the book using the numbers. The price can be affected by the metal that was used. And they used them all.From ,copper ,bronze ,brass,copper nickel,white metal or pewter,silver,lead,tin,aluminum, and zink. So there you have it. I forgot gilt.Gold plated and zink. Now I have not seen all these metals used in the maiking of these tokens. And you have to admit these tokens have some wonderful design. The have animals. Bears,dogs, lions bulls a wonderful group to chose from.. Some will collect store cards . Others political. Some mix them both up. But the beauty of these is there is a design for everyone . A rarity for everyone. The rarity 1,23, are very resonable. If you buy a one and it grades aMS 63 your looking at a hundred dollars. ......So there are choices to be made. And like I said there is one for everyone. They start at about thirty dollars. And they go up and up and up to the tens of thousands.So you will find somthing in your price range. So look at them on ebay. I believe they have six thousand tokens for sale.Take a look you will see what I mean. I hope you enjoyed part Two. Part three will be in a couple of days. Thanks for your ingerest. If you have questions message me! Enjoy and thanks Mike!


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