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27 Nov 2020

Opportunity Galore

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Benjamin Franklin. Inventor, scientist, author and statesman. One of the most influential founding fathers pivotal in securing freedom and independence. So what do we really know about the coin which bears his likeness? With 35 coins, 49 including proof versions, few other series composed of silver are obtainable on practically any budget for a complete mint state set while offering long term value. From origin to current trends, as well as undervalued specimens, the Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963) is the subject of the week. Enjoy!

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20 Nov 2020

America Turns 200!

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To me, these coins--like all our coins--are symbols of our nation's 200 years of freedom. They are small pieces of our historical and cultural heritage--passing from hand-to-hand and linking us to the cherished ideals of our forefathers. LIBERTY was the cry of the American Revolution--and LIBERTY has been so proclaimed and inscribed on each and every coin since the creation of the U.S. Mint in 1792. -Mary Brooks, Director of the U.S. Mint, June 9, 1975. (From the Gerald R. Ford Library Collection) Enjoy!

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17 Nov 2020

Modern Commemoratives

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If you have been following me, I post a weekly blog on Friday or Saturday. However, this week's blog has been delayed due to a complete bathroom remodel over the past weekend. Such is life when owning a home and your better half needing a change. So I thought of doing a short one saving the original for the next post. Enjoy!

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07 Nov 2020

After The Plaque

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To those who frequent the ANA website, particularly those who read the forum posts, a few weeks ago I posted about the then upcoming PAN Fall Coin Show. Though the process of writing weekly blogs, I always begin by putting pen to paper as I research the topic or subject matter, editing in the post as I read from the journal. In doing so, often noticing a similar post had already been covered by another writer. In this case it was Mokie who beat me to the topic of the week. While I easily could have change the topic, instead narrowing it down to a specific encounter which was long over due and quite enjoyable. Enjoy!

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