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17 Sep 2022

2019 Houston Space Center Token

Tokens | AC coin$

**As for the token, there is not much information available or disclosed regarding quantities produced, nor material(s) used when manufacturing or minting it. Its approximatediameter is around 27-29 mm and about 6.3 grs of weight. Its border or circumference is reeded. Thank you for your visits and comments in this and all my blogs.

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14 Sep 2022

1922 Belgium 25 Centimes Coin

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Albert I of Belgium was crowned King in 1909 and he was sovereign until his accidental death in 1934. A man considered a National hero after he led his army in World War I at campaings on Belgian soil. He was also a political reformer and founder of charities and social welfare institutions, facts that placed the monarchy in a more people oriented trend within the boundaries of his nation.This interesting coin designed with the King's monogram on one of its sides and the simple olive sprig of the other has been considered intriguig and a well sought item because of its center hole, a feature we see in oriental coinage more often. Yet, it has been found this hole centered coin issuance is not necessarily tied to oriental nations.The beautiful coin circulated from 1910 until 1929. It was minted with inscriptions in Dutch and French languages. Mine here is the French version. Thanks for your visit and comments.

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12 Sep 2022

1898 Russia 1 Ruble Note

Paper Money-World | AC coin$

Long before the Russian Kopeks, the Ruble was the standard running currency. It was even accepted in Finland as ties with the two countries existed for centuries.

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10 Sep 2022

1910 Puerto Rico Farmer's Workhand Token

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When the United States of America administration took over the island of Puerto Rico, around September 1898, it faced an unstable economy and precarious infrastructure, both inland and at the larger cities. Within the first 22 to 32 years of American presence in the once held Spanish stronghold, this type of token or menchant's coin circulated in various shapes, sizes and even non-round forms. Its dimensions fluctuated from 19mm to 25mm at most, and usually made of tin or rarely in aluminum, not many were struck in copper. Even though the one shown here is from 1910, this specific type was circulating from as early as 1900, mostly struck in the back of a warehouse at a larger city in the island with subsidiaries for each merchant or farm dealer.Inland, specifically within the mountain towns, agriculture and the selling of necessary goods was practically the two aspects moving people in and out of farm sustained communities. Those who stayed, faced dependency on major "Hacienda" owners as laborers and non-payed workhands. Being on a non-pay status meant to depend on running food certified bills or food notes and, within more organized farms, tokens with various denominations pegged to larger commercial providers or wholesale dealers (who at most instances were well-to-do Spaniards who befriended American investors and government officials.)This is a 1910 token worth 10 cents, pegged to F. GÓMEZ a merchandiser tied to the "Hacienda Palma Escrita" in themunicipality of Las Marías, Puerto Rico. The town is located in the Western Central Mountain range. This area is known to produce Valenciana type oranges, coffee and other citric fruits. With this token, a laborers' wife was able to acquire flour, sugar, dry goods and in rare cases meat. Prizes were that low, poverty was extremelly high. This products were also bought at the merchandiser's store facility usually or conveniently located within the entrance of the Hacienda or plantation. It was a round business.This is historically relevant as a monetary item representation, a token with buying power from the very beginning of the twentieth century. It is a vintage non-financial item from a territory of the USA as it worked towards a better future.

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09 Sep 2022

1865 US 2 Cents Coin

Coins-United States | AC coin$

The Two Cents "Union Shield" Coin was in circulation from 1864 to 1873, being shortlived as a National currency item but still quite important in the development of all American coinage.Designed and engraved by James Barton Longacre, this still beautiful piece of American coinage history was the first coin to have the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST." engraved on it. This specific motto was requested in response to a Nationwide sense of returnto religiousvalues and an attempt to place the "Almighty" as a covering force over the country, which was in the midst of terminatingits Civil War.Yet unpopular, but curiously accepted the two cents coin did not cross a full decade in minting quantities, never to be produced again after 1873.A great American coin item to collect and share, still sought heavily in our days. NGC data claims that many in pristine mint status or condition have been sold for over $1,100 a piece. Some have reached higher prizes due to uncirculated and well kept conditions. Thanks for your visit and comments bellow.

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08 Sep 2022

1979, 1980 & 2000 Barbados 10 Cents Coins

Coins-World | AC coin$

Presented in here are three samples of the Barbadian dime. One for 1979, one for 1980 and, a more recent one for 2000.

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07 Sep 2022

1964 California Commemorative Medal

Exonumia | AC coin$

Also known as the John Muir, Martínez MedalJohn Muir: born April 1838, died December 1914.

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