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21 Sep 2022

The Queen is out of reach

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I know everyone has heard about the Queen's death, but I don't think everybody is taking it as seriously as I hoped. The queen was never supposed to be queen in the first place so even that is slightly impressive. The queen's coronation was the first ever televised making King Charles the 3rd the 2nd televised coronation. Queen Victoria was the only other monarch in British history to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Even though Queen Elizabeth doesn't have the longest reign, King Louis XIV holds this record for 72 years, but he inherited the throne at the age of 4. The main reason I believe the queen died is that after her husband died in 2021, it all went downhill from there. At our school, all the classes had the funeral playing on TV. Long beard has a better blog on this topic, so you can check him out.

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18 Sep 2022

Morgan Dollars

Coins | user_22476

This is the history of the Morgan dollar. The Morgan dollar was made in 1878 at the Philadelphia mint. They were designed by George T. Morgan, hence the name. I believe that these coins are definitely the first coins sought out by beginners and experienced alike. I have 1921, 1893, and 1889 Mogan dollars. This coin is also very different from others, for example, it has the quote In God We Trust on the reverse and not the obverse. The eagle on the reverse is very strange and that is why the coin is nicknamed the buzzard coin. The lady on the coin also is not the usual lady liberty. In fact, somebody used to be the face of the dollar. Later, this same person was thrown in jail for being portrayed. There is so much more about the Morgan dollar which I will do later. Thank you!

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17 Sep 2022

Coin Show

Coin Shows | user_22476

So I know I have been gone for a very long time, but I am back with some new information! So over this time, I have been to 2 coin shows, one in Gettysburg and the other in Harrisburg. At the first coin show, I went to I was very excited and sold my first coin (1902 O Barber dime ). I bought a 1943 penny, 1853 large cent, 1859 Indian cent, 1909 VDB cent, as well as a 1913 variety 2 buffalo nickel. The next one I went to, I sold the buffalo nickel I got from the previous show for $20. In the picture above, you will see a 1921 Morgan dollar, a 1916 cent, and an off-centered 199 cent ( The date is cut off ). I will tell you many more stories later and good luck coin hunting.

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30 Mar 2022

Return of the Buffalo Nickel

Coins-United States | user_22476

In 1912, James Fraser designed the Buffalo Nickel. He designed both the obverse and the reverse. These coins were first struck on February 22, 1913, but they weren't put into circulation until March 4th, 1913. Proof coins were made from 1913 to 1917 for collectors. They were in circulation from 1913 to 1938 and were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Ultimately, it was replaced by the Jefferson Nickel. There are 2 varieties which are straight ground and the other is a little mound on which the buffalo stands. The Buffalo Nickel is 75% nickel and 25% copper. It is a really interesting coin and is not particularly expensive. The name of the buffalo on the reverse was Black Diamond and he lived in the Central Park Zoo. The Native American on the obverse is a combination of three Native Americans. ( Thanks Mike). In my collection, I have a 1930 S, 1935 D, 1936, and a 1937 D nickel. They minted approximately 1,212,995,919 through the 25 years it was around. There are about 64 different types of coins from mintmarks, dates, and major varieties.

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28 Mar 2022

The Great Euro

Coins-World | user_22476

The Euro is used by 25 countries in Europe including Germany, Spain, and Italy. They started using them on January 1st, 1999 11 countries in Europe decided to change the euro as their currency. Each country that uses the coin has a different obverse but the same basic design as the reverse. They use 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,and 200 coins(in cents not dollars). One Euro equals $1.10 in American Money. The Euro was at first electronic money and then in 2002, they started making coins and bills. There are more than 340 million people who use the euro every day which is more than the population of the United States of America.

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27 Mar 2022

Commemorative Coins

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Commemorative coins have been around since 1892( the Colombian half dollar which was sold at the Chicago world fair). Newer coins (since 2022) have usually depicted an African American playing Baseball or being an umpire. The most common you could probably find in loose change. They are the Louis and Clark nickels and the Bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth. You can acquire these for around $3-$5 at most. The Colombian half dollar is around $20. Most commemorative coins can be( unless they are in circulation) they do not have a mintmark. Hope you enjoyed it!

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27 Mar 2022

Proof coins

Odd & Curious Money | user_22476

The U.S started minting proof coins as far back as the 1850s through very few were made. Philadelphia made the first proof sets and coins, but in 1968 it switched over to the San Fransisco mint. Some do not have a mintmark and can be very valuable. They started making sets in 1936 which was more than 85 years ago. As seen in one of the pictures, most sets have a certificate of Authenticity(Shout out for Mike) Keep your coins in cases!

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27 Mar 2022

Barber dimes

Coins-United States | user_22476

Barber dimes are very rare and are all silver. They were only made as dimes, quarters, and half dollars. They minted from 4 mints, New Orleans, Denver, San Fransico, and Phildeaplgh. The 1894 dime is the most expensive at around 2 million dollars. Proof versions from the San Fransico mint are very expensive at around $500 on average. The coin in the picture is a 1902 O version which had 4,500,000 minted.

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27 Mar 2022

Peace dollars

Coins | user_22476

The Peace dollar was made to remember the peace of world war 1. They were minted from the San Fransico, Denver, and the Philadelphia mint. They were from 1921-1928 then 1934-1935. The Peace dollar was 90% silver and 10%, copper. The rarest types are the 1928 P, for only 360,649 were minted. At coin study. com, it shows that the average price is around 45-$50. There were approximately 190,577,279 minted.

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