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22 Oct 2019

What Is Maundy Money?

Coins-World | Mike B

Hi everyone. How many of you have heard of Maundy Money. I bet not allot. The four coins given by the Monarchy had its sort of begging back in 1210. I love The British and there records. On April 15,1210John Monarch of England donated garments,forks,food and other gifts to the poor. This was done at Knaresborough Yorkshire. He also gave gifts of small silver coins. He gave 13 pence to 13 poor men. As times changed the meaning and what was given changed. It is a religious ceremony that has to do with Holy Thursday in the Anglican Church. The church of England. It's called Maundy Thursday because Maundy is derived from the Latin word and Maundatum. I pulled that out of four years of Latin. Now this means commandent. The day is called Maundy Thursday because Jesus commands his disciples that they love and serve one another. Now the religious aspect of all of this goes to the washing of the feet.. It's called the Queens Maundy Money and are legal tender. Every year once the set of four had their design the Monarch would give these four coins to the poor. Once in a while the children helped. The denominations are one penny,two pence,three pence,and four pence. . They were given in a small pouch. Now some kept them as a set and some spent them if they had to. Now the remarkable thing of this is that is was started in 1210. And this practice continues today. Now The set below please enlarge the pictures the pence is the size of the nail on your pinky. So for each year since 1210 the Monarchy has given this small but meaningful gift to the poor. Now they come in casses. If course the older they are the more value to them if you have The set. That's hard. Not today.I have a MS set going back to King George the III. The problem two have different dates. The set below is a proof set. Now you will see the grades and some black marks. I searched to find out what the were some type of Patina. It's not dirt and The grades show that. Now I could of written pages on the religious meaning and the Last Supper but I wanted to get to the coins. To find these in proof a set today is not that hard. Going back in the years is very hard. The coins has the Monarch on the obverse and the reverse show the amount of the coin and a Crown. This was my first proof set. Now I would suggest you research these. There very interesting and collectable. That and the whole.story is very interesting. I hope you enjoyed this little bit of history concerning these coins.. It took allot for me to right but I managed to post it. Enjoy . The Monarch on these is George the VI. Thanks MikeP. S The mintages of these coins are very low..

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06 Apr 2016

COINS I FORGOT I HAD!

Coins-World | Mike B

Did you ever forget you owned a certain coin? One day your looking through your inventory and you see something that you forgot about? Well that happened to me. I'll keep this short. One of my friend's called me about ten year's ago and said for some reason his boss bought a large supply of dimes from the Philippines he was a salesman from govmint. They were made out of silver very small and minted in Denver between 1941 and 1945. I said how much ? The price was extremy low. So I bought two rolls of ten. He told me the history. When Gen. McArthur left the Philippines he took all the money so the Japanese couldn't use it to by arm's and munition's. He dumped everything in the Pacific ocean. When he returned America had printed money to get there economy back on it's feet.

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30 Mar 2016

RECEIVED MY PRIZE!

Coins-World | Mike B

Hi everyone! Well I received my St. Paul's token. I have to tell you to remember that pictures in the book are nothing like the real thing. First of all it's very big. Even though it's in a holder I put it up against a Morgan dollar. The difference was I could see part of the rim of the Morgan. That's big. The thickness is almost the same. Let's say you send in a Jefferson nickel to be graded. If they can count the steps on the reverse they put it on the label and the price goes up. I can count all fifteen steps RCgoing into the cathedral! Not five or six, fifteen. Now NGC will put edge writing on the label. Why because if you look in the book some tokens are considered rairer than other writing's.

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24 Feb 2016

WHAT IS A BLOG?

Coins-World | Mike B

I can tell you when I joined this wonderful organization I started reading these thing's called blog's. I enjoyed them alot. I learned different thing's on alot of these blog's. I said this is terrific. Well I started to go back and read some of the old one's. I still do that. I was taught a blog was to share one's experience in collecting coin's. Sharing information on coin's. Where they came from. Giving a history of these coin's. Sharing picture's on one's favorite coin's. This and more I learned was a blog. I also laughed at some of the funny stories collector's told. That's part of the hobby. We are allowed to have a good time. We also developed friendships.

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