Mokie's Blog

15 Jan 2021

Time to Travel

Paper Money-World | Mokie

I was wandering aimlessly around ebay offerings a couple of weeks ago and ran across someone selling 13 world banknotes for $7.70, including shipping. Being a person that always enjoys a perceived bargain, I decided to invest my hard earned ebay bucks and a couple of additional dollars to find out what kind of assortment I would get. The envelope came yesterday, and it did not disappoint. The bills are all crispy, the seven countries were interesting, especially North Korea, and the designs are pleasing. Here are the countries and denominations I received. I think I am going to buy another lot of foreign currency very soon. I picked 1 bill per country to illustrate the riches.

05 Jan 2021

Lets hope they don't screw this up!!!

| Mokie

Well President Trump has signed the bill authorizing the 2021 production of Morgan and Peace Dollars. I imagine there will be uncirculated, enhanced uncirculated, proof, reverse proof, and even 5 ounce bullion versions. But I am hoping they just do a Proof 2021 High Relief Peace Dollar that does Mrs. Teresa de Francisci proud and does not cause the Mint's phone lines and website to crash. . Here is the press release from PAN:

01 Jan 2021


| Mokie

1936, depending on your outlook, was either the greatest year in the history of U.S. commemorative coinage or a perfect example of corruption, greed, and abuse of the numismatic community. As the title of my tome hints, there were 16 different new commemorative coins minted in 1936 from Gettysburg to Wisconsin. I own three of them with the most recent being a Christmas money purchase of a raw York County Maine half that, drum roll!!!!!!, commemorates the 300th anniversary of York County's establishment as the first county in what is now Maine. Since commemoratives require Congressional approval, I can readily imagine the number of political boons that must have passed to make such an obscure event into a coin. Interestingly, York County was part of Massachusetts for more than half of those 300 years only departing Massachusetts in 1820 when the Massachusetts District of Maine became a State.

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