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27 Apr 2021

Funding An Empire

Coins-World | Long Beard

Two-hundred and forty-eight years ago today, April 27. 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. Unfortunately, few have been taught in public school about this important event, intended to serve another purpose, other than the resulting Boston Tea Party eight months after it's implementation. So keeping to the theme of weekly blogs, we'll examine a subject which shaped not only the as of yet United States of America but the world. Enjoy!

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09 Apr 2021

For a Friend

| Long Beard

Just a quick visual for a Kennedy admirer. Or anyone else interested to know of their existence. Very rare! 2013 Ireland coin set, issued by the Bank of Ireland (the Irish Mint).

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09 Apr 2021

A Nation Divided

Coins-United States | Long Beard

On this date, 156 years ago, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. The subject of this weeks blog looks at the 1995 U.S. Mint's Civil War Battlefield Proof Set, rather than the war it's self. Consideration of the state of our current union, it has been extremely difficult to write a blog in a way remaining neutral while refraining from an equally sensitive topic. Even though this is one in which someday we must face and discuss reasonably with open minds. However, this is not that time nor the place. So I ask in advance that should you chose to comment, please respect this and those who read or reply. As always, Enjoy!

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02 Apr 2021

Happy Birthday!

National Coin Week | Long Beard

As collectors, specifically those of United States coinage, the date April 2 should be highly remembered. As much so as July Fourth. Regrettably it is not, even to the author until research for a blog topic shined light on this all important day. As mentioned in the previous weekly blog, a theme had been contemplated in which the date of the topic's posting related to a historical event of the same. So in avoiding any further curiosity as to the title, today is the birthday of The United States Mint. Or at least the passage of legislation for it's creation. As such, this would be the author's submission for National Coin Week and the Money, Big and Bold theme. Enjoy!

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