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20 May 2016

My YN Literary Awards Submission

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For this blog, I am sharing what I wrote for the 2016 YN Literary Awards. I worked about 15 hours total on this with all the research and thinking what to write. I will do this in 2 parts o 2 seperate days because it is kind of long and I don't want to overwhelm some of you and hope it aught discourage people from skimming through it. Hope you guys enjoy and without further ado, here it is:

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12 Feb 2016

More Coin Roll Hunting!

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Ok, so on the 10th ( I think) my dad took me to a bank to get some cent rolls. I didn't have much money so I just got $10 (20 rolls) of cents. I have looked through them for dates but not for varieties. I will go in the order of the pictures I took. Anyway these are some of my finds! :)My first coin I am to talk about is...interesting but not worth keeping. It is a 1988 penny that is completely white on the obverse but normal on the reverse. I think it got dropped in some paint. Interesting find but I am not keeping it.Next, I got 2 Canadian cents. The dates are 1993 and 1967. I believe the 1967 one has a commemorative design with the dove on it to celebrate Canada's 100th anniversary, but I am not certain. Pretty cool to find, and they will go into my world coin jar.The next three coins are slightly more valuable pennies. These three coins are San Francisco cent and two are 1971's and I found one 1972. They are a cool find and are worth about 10 cents each.The most exciting pennies I found in this batch of coin rolls were 4 wheaties. From oldest to newest, the dates are 1941, 1953 S, 1956 D, and a 1958 D.The later 50's coins are about XF-40, the '53 about VF-20, and the 1941 about V-12 (don't quote me on this, just a quick estimate).Based off a blog I read, 2009 pennies are getting hard to find, and from an article on a separate website, the log cabin ones are the hardest to find in circulation. Therefore, I saved all the 5 2009 pennies I found (semi-sarcastic). I luckily found one of each, and TWO of the log cabin coins. The log cabins are both 2009, the one with Lincoln reading a book is 2009 D, the one with him standing in front of a building is 2009 and Unc, and the white house one is 2009 D.The next coin puzzles me cause I am not sure if it is an error or not. The coin is from 1991, but the "1" is very faint. Can anyone tell me what it is?These next two coin are slightly off center, pretty cool for me, a YN, and I'm not sure if they have any significant premium. The first, a 1982, has a doubled edge on the right side, while the left has a thin rim. The second coin is 1994 and has no doubled rim that I can see but on the other side there is no rim. Any help on these coins as in value and such would be greatly appreciated.Along with these finds, I took out the 200 copper cents that I found. From my coin roll hunting experiences, about 1/5 of pennies are copperThanks for reading this blog and I would love to read your comments. Thanks and bye!

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31 Oct 2015

Updtate on my collection, cool coins

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How has it been going guys? Two days ago, or Oct. 29, was my birthday. As some of you know from my blog i posted earlier, I am planning on going to a coin show in Chattanooga, TN, on Nov. 13-15. This means I have recently been hooked up with cash for this coin show. I will write a blog later on what I pickup but for now let's focus on this blog. Today in the mail(oct 31), I got a lovely 1917 Buffalo nickel from the October YN auction. It is in very fine condition and is a clean, slightly toned piece. I can add it to my fairly small,but slowly growing, buffalo collection. Along with those cool things, I found something cool on the world wide web. It is a Back to the Future coin from the Perth Mint of Australia. Yes, I realize I am late for this since Back to the Future day was a bit back. I will also admit that I know nothing about this movie, but I will show you the coins anyway. Here is the link for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd9w8Is7sLc&index=1&list=PL4D1L3NdDmWC50MuWnRvvDfLozR3oI3oB. In the box is a model of the Delorean Time Machine. When you press the back of the car, the hood pops open and the car lights up. In the hood is, you guessed it, the 1oz silver coin. It is .999 pure silver proof with a limited mintage of 7,500. On the obverse of the coin is the Delorean Time Machine hovering and it is colored. On the reverse is her majesty the longest ruling British monarch(which is another coin produced recently by PM), Elizabeth II. It is a really cool coin and I don't even know about or like this movie/show( or whatever it is :). There is also a similar gold coin that I don't know much about. Also, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I would like you to know that the Royal Canadian Mint has made a Haunted Canada series with the coin being of a headless brakeman: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/haunted-canada-brakeman-2015-prod2500025#.VjUfQSsXd-8. The coin is painted and when you tilt it the lamp the man holds turns on and off. The specifications are a composition of monoply nickel plated steel. Also, it is a specimen finish and a 25 cents face value coin. The designer is Susana Blunt and the mintage is limited to only 15,000. Well this all I have for now and look for my blog on the coin show later on. Thanks for reading and comment down below on what you think.Adios!

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28 Oct 2015

My 1st Online YN Auction

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The annual YN Auction was September 19 this year. It was online this year so everyone who wanted to could participate. The auction was great because only kids could participate and only with YN bucks. It was quite long but overall was very exciting. I had a lot of fun in the chat but also got many great coins.

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