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12 Sep 2021

FIFTY STATES OF COINAGE- Part 27- Nebraska

Coins-United States | coinfodder

From now on, Coinfodder shall be referred to as The All-Illusive and Holy Coinfodder, God of Coins (OK, that's a little too far).

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28 Jul 2021

Everything that is in my head right now...

Exonumia | coinfodder

Hey Everybody! This is everything numismatic that is going through my head right now. So, without further ado...1) What is with the US Mint's packing?Have y'all gotten your hands on the new Type 2 Silver Eagles Yet? Well, point aside, the coin is pretty, let us tell you that. However, the packing IS THE DEFINITION OF CHEAP. No more nice little container that contains the felt-lined box. Now, the packing is what they use for the commemorative half dollars- open, felt lined little piece of JUNK, and a cardboard cover. Disappointing.2) Why does the US Mint make us wait 5 months for a coin?I have asked myself this many times as I wait for our coins to arrive via Snail Mail. The US Mint is very fond of placing out little coins for early (yes, very early) preorder, then making the numismatic faithful wait months. Groan. Stop this cruel practice, and only set your coins to order when you can dish them out right away.3) Olympics!With the Tokyo Olympics going on right now, I decided to set the overpriced- fat cat Olympics to scale for the lay person (forgive me, but after hours on the couch watching China beat everybody in Ping Pong, this was one of the few things I was thinking about.As on June 2021, the price was set at 26 Billion. Wow! Now imagine each dollar as a penny, which is about 1.52 mm thick, and weighs about 2.5 grams. Now please dig out those calculators. The final height of the stupid pile of penny we hoarded: 24,556.59 Miles, towering over every building in Tokyo, including the SkyTree and Tower, combined. That should place an Olympic-sized dent into the ground.Now, for the weight- at 2.5 grams, and 26 billion of those little suckers, should weigh about 65,000 Metric Tons. Dropped on someone's head would surely be fatal, and punch a nice hole through the Earth. You know what else weighs 65,000 tons? Over 9,000 Elephants. So, Tokyo is spending the equivalent of over 9,000 Elephants, and with no spectators helping to off-set some of those elephants, we can imagine that can get pretty heavy!Thanks Everyone!

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30 Jun 2021

BOOK REVIEW: Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of Coins

Library | coinfodder

Honest reviews from an honest source. This is an extremely hard topic to speak on.

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23 Jun 2021

Nations of the World- Part 5/197: Angola

Coins-World | coinfodder

Oof, mosquitos everywhere in this jungle! Help! Welcome to Angola, people.

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17 Jun 2021

CORRECTION

| coinfodder

Hello Everyone. Yesterday's blog was missing the very end of the post. I was transferring the doc. from Microsoft Word and I cut too much. So here is the ending.

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16 Jun 2021

BOOK REVIEW- The Early Coins of America- Sylvester S. Crosby

Library | coinfodder

Well folks, lets head to the dark ages! At least, of Numismatology. Yes, we are doing a book from 1875.

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09 Jun 2021

FIFTY STATES OF COINAGE- Part 26- Montana

Coins-United States | coinfodder

Well, sooner or later, Montana will be the next California- crowded as the rich move from New York and Los Angeles to Montana, the last relatively uninhabited space in the Continental United States. If you have time, visit before the influx of people ruin the state's beauty. I went to Beartooth Pass in Montana (well, Wyoming, but close enough) and Yellowstone, and words where lost on the landscape.

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02 Jun 2021

NATIONS OF THE WORLD IN COINAGE- Part 4/197- Andorra

Coins-World | coinfodder

It is getting hard to breathe up here. Does anyone have an oxygen tank?

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