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23 Dec 2021

A Very Large Cent

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Before tackling the blog of the week, it is only appropriate to wish all a heart felt Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And now, on to the subject. The title was thought out with two purposes in mind. The first, discussion of a copper (actually bronze by composition) business struck coin series which is larger than the U.S. Large cents long obsolete and just shy of the Kennedy half dollar in diameter. The second, to draw attention to the word CENT and PENNY. In Great Britain, and Ireland for which country the topic originates, the latter is the name for it's denomination. Anyhow, the Ireland Penny minted for the Irish Free State, the 26 counties which seceded from Great Britain in 1916, beginning in 1928 and ending in 1968 is the week's blog. Enjoy!

18 Dec 2021

Lost To History

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Still here! It's been a while since the last blog, which has been researched and hand written out for far too long. As an admirer of the late, great Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, the preceding subject is one which had been put on hold for a variety of reasons. The Kingdom and coinage of Hawaii. Perhaps it's fitting with the dream of warmer weather as winter sets upon the lower 48 states? Enjoy!

04 Dec 2021


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Being distracted, getting side tracked isn't always a bad thing. It's been some time since I last posted and for those very reasons. And this is the blog of the week. Enjoy!

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