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17 Mar 2021

Honoring the Ancestors

Coins-World | Long Beard

As collectors, namely those without unlimited funds, rare coins are often all but a dream. While the very word has and always will be debatable as to an exact meaning, the subject of the week deals with ways in which as average collectors may find a rare coin or two. Yet not any of those such as the 1909 S VDB Lincoln Cent or the 1916 D Mercury Dime. Rather coins with a mintage or known survivor figure of under 500. To be clear, extremely low availability for far less than one would expect. And surprisingly very affordable to the collector without deep pockets. Impossible you say? Then perhaps an expansion of the horizon is in order. Enjoy!

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10 Jan 2021

New Year, New Direction

Coins-World | Long Beard

With every new year, we as collectors set goals as to how our collecting will advance and change. What we will add to the existing or something entirely new.In a year where I have read some fascinating blogs on many subjects, several of them have opened my eyes to those coins beyond the United States borders. It was the reason I began and completed the Australian Silver Wedge-tailed Silver Eagle in that year. With these things in mind, the Libertad of Mexico is that of this week's blog. Enjoy!

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14 Mar 2020

By Which Others Are Judged

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In a change from my normal topics and subjects of United States coinage, and there by showing my diverse love of all coinage from around the globe, this weeks deals with Australia. More specifically, the Wedge-tailed Silver Eagle struck between 2014 and 2020 at the Perth Mint. A series sobeautiful and exquisitein design it may quite become the new standardby which others arecompared. Enjoy!

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