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04 Mar 2021

One Year of Fodder- Thank You

Exonumia | coinfodder

Hey everyone. 7:30 AM on the East Coast, from the usual place, I remembered that a year ago, I wrote my first blog on coins, and all things coins. It was about the Mega Red Book of Coins, and I got some stuff from y'all, including a Mike who thought I had blocked him (still, I say, no I did not). Well, me or you guys couldn't of seen what happened next. A series of blogs, running through the United States, that actually reaches the half-way point (well, 22 out 50 is close). A long set of articles of me throwing pot-shots at the mint director. And most importantly, I found a footing in this great hobby. This needs to be thanked. First, Mike (B), who gave me the encouragement to keep writing these. John (longstrider), Charlie (sly), and Mokie for occasional bombs in the message section. Fellow YN Preston (numismaster) for bombing me in the message box, 7:00 PM at night, telling me to answer something, which helped me learn more about the hobby. Overall, though, this section is dedicated to three people; you, my family for dealing with this, and God himself. Only he knows the true reason I do this.I have changed my avatar, but you will still see the smiling face of Patton on it. It says "Coinfodder: One Year of Blogs". I can't stress it enough, this is because of you.On a side note, note the Godfather Reference in my last post.

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03 Mar 2021

BOOK REVIEW- Cash in Your Coins, 3rd Edition, by Beth Deisher

ANA Library | coinfodder

Vito Corleone (don’t blame me) is a collector of coins. He is preparing his will and plans to give his son, Michael, his coin collection when he dies. Well, the day comes after Corleone is placed 6 feet under and his son is given finally given his collection after a long bit of haggling with the probate court (which I tell you, is a complete mess). Problem is that Michael knows nothing about coins. The mafia don has no reason to keep them, but he wants to learn about them so he can get the best price on his coins…

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24 Feb 2021

NGC vs PCGS vs ANACS

Coins | coinfodder

It’s time for (drumroll please), the battle of the Acronyms!!!

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17 Feb 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 21- Massachusetts

Coins-United States | coinfodder

As we continue our little gaunt up and down the Atlantic Coast (at least for the last 3 installments of our journey), we stop in the land of lobster rolls, Clam Chowder, and crab products galore. Welcome to Massachusetts...

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10 Feb 2021

1849: The Philly. Mint Strikes Gold- A Review

Library | coinfodder

Well, this isn't going to be the 5-line book review done 4 times a week to crank money. This will be a review. And yes. I have actually read part of the book. So, I hereby present Jeff Garett and Michael Moran's masterpiece...

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03 Feb 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 20- Maryland

Coins-United States | coinfodder

We head from the land of lobster to the land of crab, in many forms, including live, and fried in delicious cake form. Welcome to the state of Maryland, everyone...

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28 Jan 2021

The US Mint, Celebrating...Trees?!

World Mint Exchange | coinfodder

And no, this isn't clickbait. So sit back, relax, and let me usher in the new era where we jump on David Ryder with a new president in the White House.On January 20th, 2021, Steve Mnuchin, with the transition of power in the US government, had his term ended. The geeky guy would go home and enjoy a good retirement. But this left his appointee, David Ryder the Donkey boy, with no support in the government. But, Ryder is still in there. And several days ago, he issued one of the biggest blunders yet- celebrating the life of a tree.

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26 Jan 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 19- Maine

Coins-United States | coinfodder

Well folks, we are on I-95 North, to the Northern-most point in the Continental US, home of lobster galore (gross, I like crab legs better) and lighthouses every 5 miles, to the point you don't stop for a photo anymore. Welcome to Maine, folks...

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20 Jan 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 18- Louisiana

Coins-United States | coinfodder

Ironically, could the bandKatrina and the Wavesbe a poorly timed omen for the Hurricane of the same name? Katrina itself didn't kill, but horrible planning by the government and the following storm surge (waves) killed. I still do like the song, Walking on Sunshine. Anyways...

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17 Jan 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 17- Kentucky

| coinfodder

My old sweet country home. The land of Bluegrass (Stumpy, don't say it) and were mega-rich people blow money on horses, watching them run a small circular track in just over a minute. The home of Mammoth Cave. Welcome to Kentucky everyone. And, as the last post showed, we were pitched in a tornado from Kansas. Say goodbye to Tallgrass, say hello to Bluegrass...

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