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17 Jun 2019

What is This Coin

Coins | user_65360

I got this coin from a family member for my birthday last year and I have been trying to figure out what it is if you can not see it is a 1961 and I think it is a P but am not completely sure because I am new to the hole coin collecting thing. To me it resembles a 1943 steel penny but to me it is strange that I can not find it on any numismatic site. If you have any insight on this please leave a comment below.

10 Jun 2019

Coin Design

Numismatic Artistry | user_65360

Did you know that you could have the design of you own on the revers of a coin. Well people as young as students in high school have had something like this happen to them all you need to do is do a little research and find out about a competition that the mint is having. One competition that I have found is the Mint announces design competition for 2019 Apollo 11 Moon-landing commemorative coin and what they want is "The convex (domed) reverse will be designed by a U.S. Mint artist, and will feature “a representation of a close-up of the famous ‘Buzz Aldrin on the Moon’ photograph taken July 20, 1969, that shows just the visor and part of the helmet of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, including the reflection of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander.”" In this competition you could earn up to 5,000 if your design is chosen.

09 Jun 2019

The Oldest Coin in the World

Ancient Coins | user_65360

This is a pitcher of the oldest coin in the world this coin can be found in the British Museum. This coin has only one side and the side with a pitcher shows a roaring lion witch is the symbol of the Lydian Kings they created it around 610-600 BC. Its size is close to a dime in diameter but closer to the weight of a quarter. If you were looking for this coin in the time it was being made you could find it in modern day Turkey. This coin was made of electrum witch is a natural or artificial alloy of gold with at least 20 percent silver, used for jewelry, especially in ancient times, this coin was worth close to one paycheck for the month.

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