29 May 2023

2017-S Ozark NP ATB Missouri Quarter

Coins-United States | AC Coin$🌎

AC's Sec.#56ATB Quarter Ozark NP, Missouri.PCGS Graded PR69DCAMOn August 27, 1964 an area comprised in extension of more than four Missouri counties was established to protect its riverways. The Ozarks were dedicated as a National Forest and Park in 1971. It encloses an incredibly beautiful landmark and natural haven. In 2017, the UnitedStates Treasury authorized the minting of an image for Alley Mill depicting its view on a quarter as part of the America The Beautiful Quarter Program. This great certified sample shown here was struck by the San Francisco Mint in proof quality and finish. The quarter's reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Renata Gordon. The obverse brought a refreshed image of the Nation's First President George Washington's profile from an original Flanagan's version. Only the San Francisco Mint was authorized to produce collectors' versions of this beautiful United States quarter.

29 May 2023

Im Upset. I decided to Write My Memorial day Blog And It I lost It

Numismatic Artistry | Mike

I must apologize to all of you. I had written my Memorial Day Blog and again when I went to save it it was lost. My hands will not allow me to write it again. But I will say this. You can say this in a few words Don't forget our Heroes. This is another day we remember them who gave there lives. .....I ask that before you have your barbeques to have a moment of silence for these brave men. They didn't know us and we didn't know them.But they fought and died for us. So the least we can do is take that moment and remember them.

28 May 2023

1979 Royal Canadian Mint Proof Set

Coins-World | AC Coin$🌎

Usually named the Griffon Tricentennial Set, this excellent Royal Canadian Mint Proof Set issued in 1979 contains seven coins struck regularly in that year for circulation however this unique case bears a sample with proof finishes.The set brings two types of dollar coins, one is a silver contents large dollar coin depicting the sail vessel Griffon which entered the Great Lakes waters in 1679. It also brought another Canadian dollar version named the Voyageur dollar plus five additional coin denominations encased and protected as issued by the RCM. Most Canadian and British enthusiasts and numismatists named this collectable item the Two Dollar coin set.

27 May 2023

The hidden feature of the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle

Coins | user_18804

Ever think Lady Lib's eyes on the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle were lacking, or strangely designed? Me too, but theres more! Augustus Saint Gaudens was a genius.I'm a NYC native so I've been amazed with Augustus Saint Gaudens' work since I was a kid growing up exploring the nooks and crannies of the city. There's an exibit of his work at the MET and I highly recommend it. He's also got some pretty iconic stuff in Central Park. If you take long looks at his work, the people in the sculptures appear to be perfectly captured and frozen in whatever they are doing or feeling. Their faces, in particular, are so well sculpted I would find it hard to point out comparable works unless you were look to the Ninja Turtles' namesakes of Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, or Michelango. When I got into coins later in life, seeing the name Saint Gaudens was a great intersection of interests, so I took a really good look at the $20 Double Eagle. I was let down in a way, because the coin in totality is amazing, but Lady Lib's face was lacking to me. Even in the finest known example of 68+ on PCGS, her eyes are scalloped out and detail-less. I was(am) dumb and it goes deeper though, I think. When this coin was designed, the light bulb was pretty fresh and most homes probably weren't as well lit as they are today. IE if you were to look at a coin back then, you most probably had a single source of light like a candle or lone lightbulb, or probably a ray of sunlight. Ring LEDs and ceilings full of bulbs like we have today were,for all intents and purposes, impossible at that point. It is with these tools that we've been looking at the Gaudens Double Eagle though, and I personally have been missing something critical in the coin's design. It's been in her eyes, and it's only visible under lighting conditions similar to those available in the late 19th/early 20th century.You see, the concave nature of the scalloped eyes actually coalesces the light and throws it right back at your eyes, but you need a single, directional source of light feeding it. What's the effect? With a ray of photons, Lady Lib's face is completed; her eyes are created on the spot and are represented by pure all seeing and illuminating light in some sort of symbolic optical illusion. Take a close look at my pictures after the first one. If you own one of these coins, please try using your phone LED or loupe light and shine from the bottom going up. This would be similar to holding the coin obverse up and tilting it slightly to allow your source of light to hit it. Lady Lib will shine her gaze upon you too! It's very tough to capture the effect in a picture. You need to see for yourself.

27 May 2023

1984-AA Ronald Reagan Double Eagle Token

Tokens | AC Coin$🌎

Ronald Wilson Reagan was the Nation's 40th President from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. He was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911 and slept eternally on June 5, 2004 in Bel Air, California. His presidency kept the USA safe and steadfast in progress achieving "peace thru strength," a quite debated motto during his administration years. In this commemorative token, his likeness is depicted on the obverse and, a double eagle image is on the reverse, quoting an attraction to quite a few enthusiasts nationwide and abroad. This item was produced by a private firm named National Historic Mint in Westbury, NewYork. A Certificate of Authenticity is shown. The year this token was minted is 1984, the item was acquired on May 25, 1985 as shown. This is a rather recent acquisition for me from a previous visit to New Jersey. Named medal, medallion, token or even coin, this is perhaps a nicely preserved historical piece reminding us of this great US President.The National Historic Mint is a private enterprise originally located in Westbury, NY. They produced several collectible items such as medallions and tokens, mostly regarding to American reknown figures and places.In my own words.

26 May 2023

War Nickel Found in Roll

| user_90374

Earlier this week, I found a war nickel from 1944 in a roll!

24 May 2023

I'll be back...

| Speeding Arrow

Over the summer I won't be able to post, but I will still keep collecting. I hope you continue collecting as well. See you then!


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