A.J.'s Blog

04 Jan 2022


Coins | A.J.

Hey, i got some new things over the last few days that id like to share. Firstly, i have a fully uncirculated set of predecimal coins (or at least mostly, some look cleaned slightly) with every coin dated from 1931-1969, including 2 threepence. Secondly is a 1980 500 Lira coin from the Vatican graded NGC MS66, apparently between the 16th and 11th best graded on earth. It features Pope John Paul II on the front and a Crowned shield on the back. Apparently only about 180K exist of it, too. Thanks for reading and have a Happy New Year from Andrew.

26 Dec 2021


| A.J.

Hope you all had a good christmas! (or huankkah, or whatever you celebrate) i got a couple things, and i'm going to share them with y'all real quick.Firstly, i finally got a half decent setup for photograpgy of coins! It's a LED magnifying glass that you use a crank to stick onto a surface so you have both of your hands. While it's no direct electric magnifying glass, it's great for taking photos, and that's how i toom the photos you'll see.I also got lots of nice books, mostly on maps of the world, as i'm also interested i those. Now, to the coins. There's 6 notable ones. There is my first barber quarter (1909 D) in VG 10 condition, (kinda funny, i've ammased over 10k in coins and a bill that only ~5000 of still exist, yet i havent gotten a barber quarter yet!) And then i got a EIC 1808 shipwreck coin (if you want to know, apparently it's from the Admiral Gardner EIC boat) anf it's a neat little thing to have since you know when, and where it was for most of it's life. I also got some 1983/84 olympic silver dollars from my mom, which we've had going through our family for serveral decades. There's also some chineese cash coins i got in my stocking that i cant for the love of me identify. Can someone else do that please? All and all, it was a great christmas. See you all in the new year!

21 Nov 2021

A short but sweet birthday

| A.J.

Hey everyone. Sorry for bit being active in so long. I've been unable to get new stuff for a while now, and i havent had the want to really post about stuff or visit the site, with a whole lot of factors making it hard to progress in my hobby much. But yesterday was my birthday, and i've got 2 things to share.Those would be 2 confederate bills, one a $5, another a $10 piece. They may as well be my oldest paper dollars, but i dont know the real date of printing. I've taken notice to some of the uniqeness of the bills, as the $5 note has a trinary serial number (49997) and the $10 has the top right corner of the next note showing. They're in brilliant condition for being literal paper from the 1860's.

11 Sep 2021

I've ran out of luck

| A.J.

hey friends. i know i haven't posted in a few months now, due to the pandemic, but I've thought it was mostly fine, because things were going back to normal. that assumption was completely wrong. found yesterday and reconfirmed today, i have tested positive for COVID-19. it's been hard to accept it, but i'm having to go into isolation for a period of time that as of now, i dont know. i thought i'd just write this short blog to you guys just to let you all know. stay safe, Andrew

16 Jun 2021

Going Pro........... ish. (and asking for VAM identification)

| A.J.

hey again! sorry for being inactive for a while, not much has been happening. anyways, ive gotten the ability to make more professional photos of coins...... kinda. ive recently came back upon a USB webcam, usually used for stop-motion, and have gotten the idea to use it to photo coins, in a more professional way. sadly, i can't focus, so i wont be able to capture coins larger than a half dollar without getting blurry. also, ive been able to take better photos of that MS peace dollar with it. i dont really know how to identify VAMS, so i guess ill also ask for one of you guys to identify it. thanks in advance, Andrew

17 Apr 2021

Steals and Deals

Coin Shows | A.J.

Hey! Ive come back from a coin show in Dalton, and ive gotten some coins to show! Here's the coins i got, in general order of price:. A Newfoundland 1917 penny: 25¢. 2 Rentenpfennings from germany in 1924, 25¢. BU 2021-D Quarter: $12 French Empire coins, $2.50 UNC 1939 Vatican 20 Centensimi, $4. VF 1826 Dutch East Indies 1/2 Stuiver, $5. 1969 and 1979 set of British Decimal coins, $2. 1992 5 pound coin celebrating queen Elizabeth II's 70th birthday, $2. 2022 red book, $10. XF 1921 Morgan Dollar, $25. Austrian Thalier, $26. BU 1922 Peace dollar, $35Today was awesome and i feel like it was the best show yet.

06 Apr 2021

A nice gift

| A.J.

Oh boy, easter turned out to be a good day. That day, i was given along with the mystery coins in the form, this beautiful coin set here. The 1983 Prestige set. The beutiful set has a number of firsts:•the olympic dollar inside was the first majority silver dollar produced since 1935.• this was the first prestige set, with the last one being made in 1997.•the design of the coin was executed by the first female chief engraver, Elizabeth Jones.This was a great gift to get, and i will happily take care of it. Thanks from Andrew.

20 Mar 2021

quick update: a nice little gem

Coins-United States | A.J.

bought this little thing about a week ago, its a 1833 Half Dime in AG condition. it cost me only $24 and i only just got it today.

07 Dec 2020

New camera, new Qualities

Collecting Tips | A.J.

Hey there. just got a new phone and decided to start using it as my main camera, here's some photos for you to judge it's quality. The quality is 19 MP, if you want the technical bits.

19 Oct 2020

I'm not dead

| A.J.

i just want to say i'm sorry for being offline for so long. its just because covid's been hurting my love of going to places like Flea markets, coin shows, and all the such. ill be online more once i start getting more coins/bills.


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