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26 Sep 2020

Coinstar Find!!

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This one is for you Stumpy! He got me in the habit of looking in the Coinstar reject cup. I found four gnarly shield cents AND a SILVER 1953 D Roosevelt dime in AU 50.PCGS valued it at $2.00. That alone pays for the gas to go to the store.Thanks Stump, you are the man!

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15 Sep 2020

The Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

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Today I would like to share with you one of my most favorite coins, the Alabama Centennial Half Dollar. It is near and dear to my heart because I spent a great part of my life in Tuscaloosa for graduate school and worked at Bryce Hospital as director of the forensic unit with mentally ill criminal offenders. It was a good job and I got a great education at the University. I have many fond memories of my years down there.

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13 Sep 2020

American Indians and U.S. Coins #1: The Buffalo Nickel

Coins-United States | I. R. Bama

For my first article in this series, lets take a look at the most authentic use of American Indian imagery on a coin: Our beloved Buffalo nickel, or otherwise known Indian Head nickel. To me this is the King of American Indian imagery on our coins. It remains one of the all time favorite coins to collect for U.S, collectors. When I was a boy, you could actually get these in your change well into the early to mid 60's which made it a favorite for young collectors, along with the Mercury dime, Walking Liberty halfs, and Standing Liberty Quarters. Ben Franklins were currently the half dollar design into 1963, when the unfortunate assassination of President Kennedy resulted in many changes including a coin honoring President Kennedy. But I digress....

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10 Sep 2020

Bringing It All Back Home, The Great Seal of the United States: Seldom Discussed Symbols on U.S. Coins #5 (Part 5)

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I hope Bob Dylan doesn't mind my appropriation of the title of his great album. I thought my last article was going to conclude this series after I finished the last one, but not unlike Michael Corleone, I found that just when I thought I was out, I got dragged back in again.

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