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31 May 2020

A Sensative Yet Healthy Debate

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As the title implies the subject of eliminating the much beloved Lincoln Cent is the topic of this weeks blog. Before going any further, the intent is to discuss the matter with an open mind, keeping my own personal beliefs in check while at the same time unwilling to persuade others one way or another. In short, to open the long debated argument in a way which benefits the hobby and those who simply have a fascination with Old Abe.

23 May 2020

Timeless Beauty

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With Memorial Day upon us once again I decided to do a short blog piece this week on Charles E. Barber. That way, both you and I may enjoy the kick off to summer.

16 May 2020


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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."- Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence. This weeks blog examines just that as applied to coinage. Enjoy!

09 May 2020

And Now For Something Completely Different

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Like the title implies, along with the Monty Python film of the same, this weeks blog entails the things of my youth. Bank savers. Those of us long in the tooth enough to remember what they are and what they meant. I remember my father acquiring these, particularly around the Christmas season, to fill and add to his credit union account as a means to save for my two brothers and myself.Inrealityit was my stay at home mother who would actually did the filling of these decorative cardboarddime and quarter folders while on occasion we as well could add a coin or two. There in lies the subject matter. The non-coin specific things which lead me to where I am as a collector in all things numismatic. To come full circle would be appropriate I suppose. Enjoy!

02 May 2020

In Honor of the Season

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As I set at my desk enjoying both Irish coffee and the view of a beautiful azure blue morning sky outside the window, I found myself pondering on this weeks blog topic. Following several minutes of looking at the new green buds, the purple plum trees and forsythia beyond I remembered that coin set I have tucked away notfar from reach.Pulling the 1997 Botanical Gardens coin and currency set from the darkness of it's resting place within the cabinet I now have a topic for this weeksposting. I hope you will enjoy not only the subject but the day before you as well.

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