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13 Jun 2015

Numismatic Clock; My Coins' Story

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My Grandfather is a hoarder. He has jars of Eisenhower, Sacagawea, and Presidential Dollars, he has 50 $2 Bills, he has several silver dollars, and now he wants to hoard silver. The mother of a friend died, so the son went through the things she had left behind. He also found a clock which had coins at each hour, and he gave it to my Grandfather. He was going to give me the whole clock, but he dropped it, and it broke. He decided to give me one of each type for now. The coins were as follows:

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12 Jun 2015

My Best Month Yet!!! Part II

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Only two days after we went to the dentist, and after getting those wonderful coins, our grandparents, who live across the country, in Arizona, came to New Jersey for the annual two-week visit (they are here as I type). As we arrived from going to the airport and back, we took their luggage to the little building in which they stay. As we were in the 'Stoneroom,' my grandfather passed me some kind of copper token and asked, "What do think you could do with this?" He handed it over. I saw that it was not a copper token, but rather a Morgan Dollar, buried under a half inch of glue on the reverse, and yellow varnishing on the obverse. "I will have to do some researching, but I will get the glue off." I replied. I did some researching, and found that acetone will get the glue off. We also found out that Finger Nail Polish Remover is made out of acetone! I then went up stairs, got some Finger Nail Polish Remover, and a bin, put the Morgan Dollar, obverse facing up, and poured the Nail Polish Remover in. Ten minutes later, I came upstairs, and the Varnishing came right off! I then flipped the coin. Ten minutes later, nothing happened. An hour later, I took a pocketknife and carefully scraped off some soggy glue. Occasionally wood chunks would come off with the glue. The last fragments of the glue came off 24 hours later!

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12 Jun 2015

My Best Month Yet!!! Part I

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In Red Bank, there is a coin store that I liked to go to. However, I began to dislike it. The people were grouches, the coins were bad deals, they didn't accept credit... the complaints go on and on.

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17 Mar 2015

VAM on Morgan Dollars

Coins-United States | CMCC

What does VAM on Morgan Dollars mean? I have seen VAM-2, VAM-5, and VAM-10, and am wondering what that means. Does anybody here know? If so, please comment and tell me.

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13 Feb 2015

Type Set Collecting

Coins-United States | CMCC

I have made my decision for 2015: I will focus on making an 'Ungraded Amateur Type Set,' in which coins may be ungraded, and coins may not be worth over $100, unless I manage to get an amazing deal. This means that I will not get Liberty Cap Half Cents and Large Cents, 1864 Small Motto Two Cent, Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dimes, Dimes, Quarters, and Half Dollars, I will not get Twenty-Cent pieces or pre-morgan silver dollars. Nor will any gold be included.

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