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29 May 2020

My Birthplace Celebrates

Medals | Mokie

As some of you are aware, I was born in Japan. But more specifically, I was born on the Japanese Island of Okinawa. For those of you who are World War II history buffs, Okinawa was the location of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific Theater. The battle to occupy Okinawa was also the last major battle of World War II. Okinawa is in the East China Sea about 500 miles from the southernmost main Japanese Island of Kyushu. Given that short distance, it is obvious why the U.S. fought so hard to occupy the island. Incidentally, the Island was formally returned to Japan in 1972.

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24 May 2020

My Niue st Blog

Coins-World | Mokie

PS- Oops, this coin was actually minted in Switzerland at the Helvetic Mint

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19 May 2020

With Thanks to Long Beard

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One of our frequent bloggers, Long Beard, recently wrote a fascinating blog about the Dime Savings Books issued by banks in days gone by. The whole idea was for someone, usually a child, to fill the savings books with dimes until there was a sufficient amount saved to warrant a trip to the bank for deposit into a savings account. deposit. The example I purchased after reading Long Beard's blog is from the Catskill Savings Bank, Catskill N.Y. Catskill NY is a small town along the Hudson River in Upstate New York which touts itself as the Gateway to the Catskills (mountains). If you watched the movie Dirty Dancing, you will know it was set in one of the many resorts that attracted New York City residents to the mountains during the horrible summer dog days when A/C was rare in a household and sweat was your summer companion.

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16 May 2020

Registration is Open

World's Fair of Money | Mokie

Folks, registration is now open for this summer' Worlds Fair of Money. Go to the Events and Seminars tab, click Worlds Fair of Money, then click the Register Now button shown in the attached picture. Once you click the Register Now, you can register for your badge, and ORDER the beautiful 2020 Rachel Carson ANA Medals. They have three options The convention badge with ribbon for $22, the large convention medal in bronze for $65, and the Silver and Bronze medal set for $145. Your choice, order just one or order all three options. I chose the Large Bronze myself, should look great in the Man Corner.

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13 May 2020

Indian Ocean? NOPE!!!

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Sometimes, just a conversation will send me into a new world of discovery. My Wife and I were looking at some article and the French Colony of St. Pierre et Miquelon (SPM) was mentioned. My Wife was wondering where it was and I erroneously stated that it was off the coast of Africa, thinking it was like the island of Reunion or Madagascar, somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

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13 May 2020

Are Major Changes Afoot?

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Ebay has announced that as of 2021, sellers using the EBAY Managed Payment Program will not be able to sell the following category of things:

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11 May 2020

PAN Press Release

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PRESS & MEDIA RELEASE - American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money 129th Convention Medal created by Don Everhart

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06 May 2020

A Lot of Different Masks

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I am been noticing that lately you can buy custom face masks promoting everything from your favorite sports team to your favorite comic book character. In fact, one of my Friends here, I will let him reveal himself if he chooses, just showed me a really cool mask showing the logo of his favorite football team. Now we all have a favorite hobby, ANA should take this opportunity and print up a bunch of masks with the ANA Logo or with a pretty coin so we can both protect ourselves from the dreaded coronachan and also look quite numis-fashionable. I can see myself now, strolling the aisles of the WFM sporting my ANA fashion mask and my Collect Coins and Carry On shirt. C'mon ANA Let's make this happen.

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04 May 2020

Deux Médailles Canadiennes - Two Canadian Medals

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Every province and territory produced medals to celebrate the 1967 Centennial; this example from Ontario is particularly interesting because it promotes the mining industry in Ontario and because each medal contains at least a tiny amount of gold, nickel, zinc, platinum, silver, copper, and iron. This two-medal set comes in its original holder and has one primarily bronze medal and one primarily nickel medal. On the obverse, there is a Miner holding a rock drill between stylized renditions of a mine entrance and an ore processing plant. The reverse depicts the Ontario coat-of-arms and the dual “1867 1967” dates.

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