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…

02 Mar 2021


| TheNumisMaster

Well, a new issue of the Errorscope was just published by CONECA and is available online. This was a great issue, and there were even a few articles about new varieties that have been discovered! Both me and CoinHunter both had articles in this publication, and they are conveniently right next to each other. Go check that out! It was a great issue, and I learned a lot. YNs, you get a free year of a CONECA membership, and they will send you a free coin once you are in! Follow these steps:To redeem your free membership, emailyn@conecaonline.org.Be sure to include your name, email address, ANA membership number, and mention the code CONECAYN#16 in the email body or subject line. And be sure to let them know that I (Preston Thomas) recommended that you join. It really is a wonderful club! Make sure to look at everything your ANA membership includes, and take advantage of every bit! YNs, this also means a free year of an NGC membership! Anyway, my ankle is killing me (as I had an awful injury yesterday) so I will leave it at that! (Yes, these have nothing to do with each other, but this is my weak excuse to not be crucified for a short blog). Have a great day (; -NM

02 Mar 2021

Happy Birthday!

| Eriknation

Hello numismatists today is Dr.Seuss's Birthday! And it is also read across america week so I'm starting to read my red book a lot. I'm going to share about the 1804 Dollar coin which was featured in one of his cat in the hat book. The 1804 dollar is known as the Queen of All coins. Some of the coins can be worth up to 100,000 dollars! It is a 1804 Draped Bust bowed liberty dollar. They were first madefor use in special proof coin sets used as diplomatic gifts during Edmund Roberts' trips to Siam and Muscat.Currently there are only 15 known specimens. So if you find one you were probably blessed by Dr.Seuss or lady liberty herself.

02 Mar 2021

Inventory software or App

Coins | user_82504

I’ve been accumulating coins for the past 15 years 90% of them being precious metal types. Now I’m becoming a more serious collector and would like to inventory my collection by inputting them into a software program or App that can record my cost, the coins specifics, and current value based solely on melt value of the base metal. Does anyone know of a software program or app that can do these things? Of course I would like to input more information but this gives you an idea of the basics. Thank you for any help or guidance that can be provided

01 Mar 2021

The Journey Of Cents

| Eriknation

Hi, Today I'm gonna tell you about cents, my favorite type of coin. I'm going to tell you guys everything that I know about them. First I'm gonna talk about all the types of cents. The first cent authorized by the United States is the Fugio Cent in 1787. The second cent minted was in 1793 which makes it the first coin minted. Because the Half Disme wasn't minted until 1795. Ok. Now back to cents, Half cents were minted between 1793 and 1857 they were made of 100 percent copper. And if you were to spend one right now it would be worth half a cent. Lots of these half cents are over 5 dollars. There are also large cents minted from 1793 and 1857. There is also a cent called the flying eagle cent. It is worth lots of money today. Another cent is the coronet cent which is a large cent minted between 1816 and 1839. In my opinion they are the coolest large cents. The next cent is the indian head cent. Which has a indian head on it. Minted between 1859 and 1909. And there were Lincoln cents right after Indians were minted. Lincolns are my all time favorite because Lincoln is my favorite president and I love the wheat reverse. Wheat cents were minted between 1909 and 1958. People look out for these key dates 1909 s vdb, 1931 s, 1936 s, and 1943 copper cents. Even though 1943 copper cents are very rare there may be 1 or 2 in circulation. They were actually an error. This is because in 1943 there was war and needed copper to make bombs, so they used steel to make cents instead. People hated it because often they mistanked it as dimes or nickels. After that there are memorial and shield cents which still have Lincoln on them. From 1982 cents were made from zinc. Before that they were made of 90 percent copper. There are also centennial cents which have four designs and if you want to learn more about them check out my blog about them. Centennial cents are actually starting to disappear from circulation more and more now. But they are still very easy to find from the bank or in loose change. From 1982 and 2008 memorials were minted and after the centennial year they made shield cents. And centennial cents also had Lincoln's life on it from Indiana days to professional life. Also they can have satin finishes on them. Which means that they are not in circulation and only found in mint sets. There are also lots of errors to look out for like ddo's ddr's double ears, blank planchets, small dates and large dates. So go find some cents in your loose change or coin rolls.

28 Feb 2021

An Update on Numismastery

| TheNumisMaster

I shall waste no time getting into the topic of today's blog.

28 Feb 2021

The 100 Point Coin Grading Scale: Its the Mathmatical Underpinnings that Make It Great!

| I. R. Bama

Many of you read with interest and have encouraged me to pursue a CGS system that is mathematically sound. So what makes a model or grading system useful? Well, it has to have internal validity. What is that, you may ask? Its a fancy way of saying that it accurately measures what it purports to measure in a manner stable over time and multiple observations. So you get the same results over time, every time. the other construct to be considered is observational reliability. That means that you could in this case, show a coin to any grader and you will have almost perfect agreement in giving the coin a grade.


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