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30 Oct 2020

After 42 years a 1909 VDB

Coins-United States | Stumpy

You can buy one of the above beauties for as little as 15 to 20 dollars, and trust me you can also spend a whole lot more on them. Those of course would be the Philadelphia & San Francisco 1909 Lincoln Cent, VDB, identified by having only a date, no mintmark & an S respectively. They are pretty common since there were almost 28 million struck. The 1909 S however, is a bird of a different color, only 484,000 of those were struck.

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20 Oct 2020

"Pretty Ladies", 2020 S

Coins-United States | Stumpy

For the American Silver Eagle, the year 2020 has been an odd year. There have been the "Usual Suspects", the 2020 W & S Proofs, the 2020 W Uncirculated, or as some refer to it "Burnished". The 2020 S is expected to be included in the United States Mint Limited Edition 2020 Silver Proof Sets, and in Nov we have a proof ASE honoring the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, limited mintage of 75,000. It will have a privy mark ("V75 privy mark is in relief within a recessed cartouche shaped like the rainbow pool that is part of the WWII memorial"). Good luck getting one. Lol.

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18 Oct 2020

250th Anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's Birth Commemorative Coin

Coins-United States | Stumpy

1993, 250th Anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's Birth, April 13, 1793

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09 Oct 2020

Montgomery City Lines Bus Token, Good for one Fare

Exonumia | Stumpy

On 1 Dec 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks made history. If you aren’t familiar with this story, I strongly advise you to take a moment to google “Rosa Parks”, go ahead, I’ll wait.

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01 Oct 2020

Massacre of 1813 equals New President, Democratic Party Plus?

Medals | Stumpy

How You ask? As my Grandfather would say "Gather round youngin's and listen to how a tale of Settlers Greed, Indian Savagery, Militia Revenge, and Victory in war led to a Generals election to the highest office in the land".

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