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31 Dec 2020

The First Europeans

| Mokie

When I was going to Elementary School in the 60's it was commonly taught that Christopher Columbus had discovered America. Of course, our 1st grade brains did not give it a lot of thought and did not ponder how someone could discover a landmass that was already populated with millions of people. By the time I graduated from High School in 1976, we were questioning the Columbus narrative and acknowledging that the Europeans discovery of America had actually occurred nearly 500 years earlier when Leif Erikson and his hardy crew of Norsemen first sailed southwest from Greenland and made landfall somewhere along the coast of what is now known as the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As you may have noted, by adding the European discovery of America to Leif Erikson's efforts, history is now acknowledging that Indigenous Americans had discovered America many thousands of years earlier.

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20 Dec 2020

A Crowded Mall, an Act of Friendship

| Mokie

All of us that pursue this great hobby can attest to the fact that our fellow Numismatists are among the nicest people you will ever meet. There are probably a lot of reasons for this. Maybe It's because Numismatists share a love of history and accumulating knowledge. Maybe it's because our hobby is slightly nerdy (but in a good way) and we're bonded to each other as fellow nerdy travelers. Or maybe it's because we're hoarders at heart and we appreciate each other obsessiveness. Whatever the reason, Numismatists are the best.

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13 Dec 2020

A Status Update

| Mokie

Hi Friends, it has been a while since I have written much so just wanted to catch you up on my activities. In the collecting realm, I am almost finished with my Straits Settlements Type Set, the basic set consists of 25 coins ranging from ¼ Cent to 1 Dollar with the most difficult portion of the collection being the ¼, ½, and 1 Cent. I am assuming they are difficult due to their small denomination and heavy use in commerce. In any event, should be completed soon. I will blog about the set when it is finished, I just wish someone made an album for the set.

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