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30 Mar 2019

1913 5c & National Money Show

Coins | user_9894

I had the pleasure of attending the National Money Show yesterday, the 29th of March, in Pittsburgh, PA. I found it to be interesting, informative and a bit different than what I expected.The ANA had several displays with some of the rare celebrity coins on display such as the 1804 Dollar and the 1913 5c. Abe Lincoln was there talking to the attendees about how history repeats itself etc. The US Mint was in attendance as well.The coin dealer tables were about 90% filled with plenty to peruse and purchase. I surveyed the tables and found that silver dollars and gold coins to be the most present for sale. Early coppers were well represented as well as currency.Had a fun time .

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23 Feb 2019

1987 D DDO Cent

Coins | user_9894

Well, it has been a little while, but I have found another coin in my pocket change worth blogging about. It is the 1987 D Cent with a Double Die Obverse. Listed in the "Cherrypickers' Guide" sixth edition Volume I, page 173, FS-01-19870-501, CONECA: RPM-003, URS-4 / I-3 / L-3.

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30 Dec 2018

Railroad Currency

Odd & Curious Money | user_9894

Railroads played an important part in the 1830's through 1900's printing money for their employees and others. A research paper published by John A. Muscalus, Ph.D. shows images of more than 100 bank notes. Printed in 1971 it is a very interesting research report on this subject, and worth looking into.

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20 Nov 2018

Railroads Depicted on Coins and Currency

Coins | user_9894

Something I wrote many years ago but was true up until 1992 Happy Thanksgiving

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11 Sep 2018

1936 Buffalo Nickel

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I have been traveling over the summer and hope to return to the blog soon.

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18 May 2018

About that 2003 25C

Coins | user_9894

Well today was a memorial day as it took this long to get that 25c piece back from the grader...IN A BODY BAG!

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08 Apr 2018

2003 25c Washington Quarter

Coins-United States | user_9894

The other day I was wrapping quarters and I thought I found another silver quarter. It wasn't an old quarter, but a modern 25c piece that is supposed to be a clad coin. 2003-P Missouri state quarter, 225,000,000 minted.

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23 Mar 2018

1943-D 5c Jefferson Nickel 5.5 STEPS

Coins-United States | user_9894

Here we have a 1943-D Jefferson Nickel with 5.5 STEPS and it's a MS 65. I have been looking for one forever.

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23 Mar 2018

1938-D/D 5c Buffalo RPM-3

Coins-United States | user_9894

Well not only did I finally find a RPM, but it has turned out to be an AU58! Just received it back yesterday from grading service. Very happy with the result. 1938-D/D Buffalo Nickel, 7,020,000 total minted. Designed by James Earle Fraser. RPM appears to be a FS-1938D-501 (Talbert), (Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels by David W. Lange, page 177) Could there be an "S" under there? It's hard to tell.

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11 Mar 2018

Scanning currency

Paper Money - United States | user_9894

I read with interest, Longstrider's blog, about the scan of his currency. I know a bit about scanners and feel that I can help him save some money. Most scanners can be adjusted to scan at different ppi (pixels per inch and different resolutions for the type of document to be scanned. I scanned this $5 bill using 1200 ppi and then had to cut the resolution to upload it to the blog. It still looks great. I'm using a "free" HP printer with scanning abilities. It is one of the cheapest they make. The model is a HP Deskjet F4480.

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