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18 Jun 2015

Opinions about new faces on US coins

Coins-United States | user_1037

All the recent talk about putting a woman on the $10 bill, I started thinking about changing some of the faces on US coins. I have to say I would love to see Standing Lady Liberty on the Quarter again. I would really like to see a new design for the Roosevelt dime and the Lincoln cent. Both have been around a while now. I think it would add some excitment for collectors.

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19 Feb 2015

Why collect Exonumia?

Exonumia | user_1037

Exonumia is a term that started being used in the early 1960's to describe the field of collecting Tokens and Medals. Exonumia offers collectors an endless array of possibilities for a starting a collection.

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21 Sep 2014

Chicago World's Fair "Century of Progress"

Tokens | user_1037

When I first started collecting Tokens and Medals, I became interested in tokens and medals from World's Fairs and Expositions. As I started my collection I became interested in the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair, "Century of Progress". One of my favorite pieces that I was able to pickup was the token for the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit. Being a Lincoln history buff and Exonumia buff, I was able to bridge both of my interests with one token. The more tokens that I acquired from the Chicago World's Fair the more curious I became about it. So as my collection grew so did my interest about the Fair, I started searching for articles online, magazine articles and books. As I stated in my previous blog post, not only did I have my collection, I also learned a little history to. If you are interested in history, collecting Tokens and Medals offers the collector a glimpse into the past, which is always cool.

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19 Sep 2014

My start in Coin Collecting

Coins | user_1037

I started collecting coins in Middle School. I started collecting Indian Head cents and Wheat back cents, from there it was an easy move into Civil War Tokens and then the complete move into Exonumia. Collecting Tokens and Medals offered me so many possibilities about the collection I wanted to start. I started with Worlds Fairs and Expositions and over the years my collection has expanded to Encased coins, So Called Dollars and Good Luck Coins. The mystery of Exonumia is that you have no idea how many pieces are out there that will fit into your collection. This is where the excitement of collecting Exonumia comes into play, the thrill of the hunt, to find that one unique piece and you even get to learn a little history along the way.

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