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29 Jan 2021

Numismatic Enthusiam!

| DaNumisMasta

Hello, and good afternoon, my fellow numismatists! Today's blog will be... interesting haha! I dislocated my knee earlier, and am a little loopy on pain meds, so please bear with me. First off, I am wondering how many of you have friends and family who just.... don't understand coin collecting, and can't for the life of them wrap their minds around how interesting we find it? I have several friends who tease me RELENTLESSLY for my passion haha! I made the picture I attached in honor them haha. I have had lots of time on my hands recently, and have filled that will all sorts of things numismatics related. I have finally read through all the informative sections of the Red Book, consumed several early American copper reference guides, and all of the ANAs correspondence courses. If you have not read through the correspondence course materials the ANA has to offer, I highly recommend it. Very interesting. I have learned quite a lot this week about varieties, and have been able to identify the date on several cull/dateless cents (pre-1820) due to different varieties and errors. I also wanted to update you all on Numismastery! I finally put up a website a week ago, for those of you who missed it. I teamed up with CentSearcher who is solely editing/publishing a newsletter on behalf of Numismastery called the Loupe. If you would like to be on the mailing list, privately message me with your email. Anyway, I am proud to announce that I am working with two new YNs who caught in interest in numismatics through my outreach efforts. Hopefully I will be able to convince them to commit to an ANA membership so they can learn more. Thanks to all who have helped me in my efforts, and given me invaluable feedback on what to edit in my course. I was able to make some headway on the website, and tidy things up a bit. If you missed it, check it out at www.numismastery.weebly.com. Shoot me a message if you have any feedback. I hope you all have a wonderful day! NOTE: Try to not dislocate your knee, it's not the most fun thing in the world (; Sorry if this seems like a weird blog. I will probably re-read this when I am off my meds and wonder why on earth I said half of the things I did. Cya 'round!

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24 Jan 2021

Finally.... A long awaited release.... *Drumroll*

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Wowzer! Two blogs from me in one day! Yes, I could have planned this better. Originally, I thought this would take all the way till tomorrow evening, but I finished early and am WAY to excited to keep this news from you a moment longer. So, lets dive right in. You all remember by blog on my "Outreach program" or "Course" or whatever I referred to it as. But we all know it by the name Numismastery101. I finally finished building my website!!! Yes! There is still much work to do be done, but beta testing is in full swing. I would appreciate any and all who would be willing to visit (link will be down below) but I understand if you don't trust outside links. If it makes a difference, you have my personal assurance that this link is legitimate, and has no malware on the other side. If you would be interested in joining the development team, or have any suggestions, please privately message me, and we can talk it over. Thanks for reading, and I'm sorry for flooding the blog page. I just felt that this was to long and to exciting to put up as a thread. Thanks again! Cya 'round!Link: www.numismastery.weebly.com

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24 Jan 2021

Collection Evaluation

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Top o' the mornin'! Last night I finally bit the bullet and went through my collection in its entirety, and evaluated it head to toe. I will admit, it took me about seven hours less than I was expecting, but it was an amazing experience. I rediscovered coins I had long forgotten about, and was actually quite surprised at the total. It was an enlightening experience that reinforced my love for this amazing hobby, and helped me focus in on my specific numismatic interests.

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22 Jan 2021

1960-D D/D

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Hello, and good evening folks! As the title suggests, today's blog will be centered around the main focus of the 1960 D/D cent. There are a multitude of 1960 cent errors and varieties, but this is one of the most sought after and well known. In my opinion, not only is it one of the most interesting coins in that year, but the most fascinating Lincoln cent in its series. This is due to the fact that not only is it a RPM (repunched mint mark), it is also a DDO (doubled-die obverse).

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21 Jan 2021

Birthday Aquisitions

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I hate to do this to you all, but this blog will be rather short. Today is my birthday, and I woke up to a wonderful surprise. My family somehow scraped together enough money to buy me a brand new 2021 rebook, and an upgraded buffalo nickel album. (My current one was made in the 50s and in very worn). I am deeply grateful, seeing as how money has been tight this year, and i was not expecting any gifts. It made my birthday morning all the more special. Thanks to everyone to reading, and sorry I kept this blog so short. Well wishes, and I'll catch you all next time! Cheers!

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20 Jan 2021

Numismastery 101

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Hello everyone! I trust you are doing well! Before I get started on the main attraction of this blog, I wanted to let you all know that I recently completed the first bit of the ANA's Early American Copper Project, earning me a Coronet Head Cent, a Classic Head Cent, a 2000 Steam Press Commem, and a Coronet Head Reference Book. So thanks to the ANA for providing us YNs with these amazing programs, and thanks to the donors who make it all possible. We appreciate you guys! So now to the title of this blog. With second term in the rearview mirror, I have had lots of time on my hands, at least, more than I used to. I wanted to do something with my time besides sitting around, staring it my computer, so that's when I came up with my evil plan. *Curls fingers and lets out maniacal laughter* I hatched the idea of a numismatic "course" I would name Numismastery 101. This course would be geared towards collectors young and old who want to get into the Hobby of Kings but know next to nothing about it, and are scratching their heads about where to start. I made some instant headway, and decided to organize it on Google Drive for easy access and collaboration. I would like to involve all of you in this creative process, and would love it if you would help me out. I am trying to reach 50,000 words by the end of March, and know that task is a daunting one. I invite any and all YNs who are confident in their writing abilities to get in the trenches to regurgitate all that numismatic knowledge that you're somehow filing away somewhere in their heads. I invite anyone who doesn't trust themselves to write to review what's already written and suggest edits and new ideas. This goes for you older numismatists as well. I am trying to create opportunities for my fellow YNs to teach others about this hobby they love, and find the gaps in their learning. Who knows? Maybe Numismastery 101 will fill them! As you all know, new collectors, young and old, are the future of this hobby. I feel as though we often take for granted the fact that new people seem to keep flowing in. Although it has picked up significantly, that flow of new numismatist has slowed. I had the idea for this new outreach program in hopes that it might shed some light on numismatics, and present it to those who might not see it otherwise. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to help, please privately message me, and I will send you and invite link. Together, we can help new collectors find their own place in this amazing hobby. Thank you for reading, and I will cya 'round! -NM

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19 Jan 2021

Congrats to All YNs!!

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The first monthly YN auction of the year came to an official close on saturday, and the winners have been contacted. Congratulations to all those who won, and good luck in the future to those who didn't quite bid enough. I was lucky, and was able to walk away with lot 1, a beautifully toned 1970-S cent graded PF64 by the PCGS in an older generation holder. I wasn't able to walk away with lot 2, a 1968-S Kennedy Half NGC graded at PF67*, but congratulations to the winner of that lot. I trust it will hold a special place in your collection. Lot 3 was a 1987 Singapore $5, a commemorative of the Centenary of the National Museum. It is Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, and the copper-nickel compositery. Congratulationsto our winners, and a collective thank you to all of the donors. Until next time, cheers, NM

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07 Jan 2021

Thanks to @BigNubNumismatics

Young Numismatists Exchange | DaNumisMasta

Hello folks, and happy afternoon! I recently made a trade with a fellow YN, BigNubNumismatics! Due to covid and money issues, this year has been really hard for my numismatic growth. I haven't acquired any new pieces really at all this year, and decided to trade among some fellow YNs to change that. We arrived at a fair deal, and would love to share with you all what I received. First off, I got a Canadian cent with a chipped planchet. I have always been fascinated by errors, and need one of these for my collection. Among those errors I was missing was an partially unplated coin. I received a partially unplated penny, along with an off-center penny. I have a planchet/blank for every common US coin besides the penny, and BigNub provided one of these for me as well. He, as well as some of you, knew that I love to collect proof coinage, and cut me an AMAZING deal on nearly $24 face value of proofs. On top of that, $6 in SMS (Special Mint Sets) and souvenir sets. As the icing on top of the cake, he included 2 coins for my NGC registry. I received a 1948 D Franklin Half MS-63 FBL graded by NGC, and a 1957 D Franklin Half MS-64 FBL graded by PCGS. To wrap it all up, he gave me a silver nickel, as well as a G-4 Buffalo Nickel as a gift. I especially appreciated a 1974-S Ike proof he included. It was made of 40% silver, and 60% copper. I needed one of these silver Ikes for my type set. Once again, thanks to my fellow YN, BigNubNumismatics! Thank you all! Have a wonderful start to this new year. Until next time, cheers, NM

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03 Jan 2021

Time for Yet Another YN Auction!

| DaNumisMasta

Good morning, and happy Sunday, Folks! To start off, I would like to thank all of the older members of the ANA who help the YNs in many ways, not limited to donating to the auctions. This months lots include Lot 1: 1970-s Large Date PCGS PR64RD in an older generation holder. Lot 2: 1968-S Half Dollar NGC PF 67*. Lot 3:1987 Singapore $5, Centenary of the National Museum commemorative. Thanks to all the donors, and I wish all of my fellow YNs a fair auction! May the highest bidder win! Cheers!

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