31 Aug 2022

The History of the Flying Eagle Cent

| Coin Keeper

The very first one cent coins struck by the United States were larger than the ones seen today. These coins were made for many years, but they eventually grew to be unpopular for a variety of reasons. The main reason for the public’s overall dislike of these coins was that they were too heavy for everyday use. Also, when circulated, they would obtain an unpleasing color due to being made from unalloyed copper. Not only this, but coins were also becoming too expensive to make due to the rising price of copper.

31 Aug 2022

1842 France 5 Francs Silver Coin

Coins-World | AC Coin$🌎

King Louis-Philippe I of France, also known as the "citizen king" ruled the French from 1830 to 1848. His profile face appears on this attractive silver five Francs coin.This French sovereign tried unsuccessfully to stay on the throne in 1848 by gainibg the favors of the upper merchandizing and well-to-do class. This attempt also ruined his standing among other royal houses and principalities of that era. His title "Le Duc D'Orléans" moved him appart from all sectors of the French society within the last years of his rule.A nice silver coin in large format, this five Francs are still well sought by many collectors and historians Worldwide. Part of my beautiful international currency collection, enjoy and please comment bellow.

30 Aug 2022

Legacy Knights Numismatic Society Starts 7th Season

Club Exchange | Mr_Norris_LKNS

The Legacy Knights Numismatic Society kicked off its seventh season of after-school activities at Legacy Christian Academy, Xenia, Ohio yesterday with a Membership Signup Session in the school library. Parents picking up their 3rd through 6th grade students were invited to park and come inside to ask questions, complete forms, pay dues, sign up for an upcoming field trip, order t-shirts, and meet the Club Coordinator. The LCA students were joined by several local homeschool students. 20 members so far are joining us for this year, some of which are returning members and some of which are brand new to our club. We expect to pick up a few more members as signups remain open, but 20 is a good turnout. We are excited and looking forward to a great year!Our after-school signup event prior to our first official meeting has been a breakthrough for our club. We tried it first last year and it was such a success, we will continue doing it this way. We will of course still accept late-joining members each year, but taking care of this administrative work gives us a great idea of how much to prepare for the rest of the year: planning activities, buying supplies, sending in ANA YN memberships, etc. It also gives us a jump on collecting dues, t-shirt orders, etc., so that we can make all of the above available to our members sooner than later. Plus, our first official meeting can be spent as a real meeting, rather than standing in line turning in applications, etc.We have some fun activities planned already: Our first official club meeting is September 19. Club meetings are normally the last Monday of the month (except December and May)... but this September we had to change that for a schedule conflict. Instead, we are planning to take a tour of Osborne Coinage and Mint in Cincinnati, America's oldest private mint! Some of our students' parents may remember using tokens when visiting Chuck-E-Cheese pizzerias in the 1990s; those were made by Osborne. Some of our students' great-grandparents may remember using blue and red OPA tokens during WW2 as ration points; those were made by Osborne. The company's name and ownership have changed periodically over the generations (it was originally Z. Bisbee Co.), but it's been there ever since 1835. We hope to see original dies from Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaigns (as well as a couple other famous Presidents) and see how coins and tokens are made, from design to production!Of course we will have guest speakers, a Christmas party, our annual LKNS anniversary party, and our end-of-the-year auction, as well as some activities to teach us about minting, grading, identification, and other related subjects. We *might* even get started on another LKNS coin this year! You can follow the fun on our club's Facebook page.I highly encourage everyone to get involved in a club... and if you don't have one, look for ways to start one. It's a great hobby, and better when you can share it.

30 Aug 2022

Long time no see

| JudeA

Wow it its been a minute since I've been on here. How is everyone? Maybe I'll start posting frequently again =O

29 Aug 2022

No-Date Buffalo Nickels

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, Everyone! Today I will be talking about no-date Buffalo nickels. Although unpopular, they are a common part of coin collecting and actually have a somewhat funny theory of why the date on these coins wore off easily. With so much to know, let’s get started!

29 Aug 2022

eBay ….. A warning to new collectors

Collecting Tips | TCHTrove

I've noticed that a number of members have made reference to buying coins on eBay. This can be a good thing, and you CAN get some good deals there. I personally have bought & sold there for over 10 years. Hopefully, they know what they're doing, BUT for those who are new and/or inexperienced, and trying to buy raw coins, WATCH OUT!!

28 Aug 2022


Coins-World | MARBERAN

The FNMT pays tribute to the Spanish fighting bull with this Troy ounce of gold (31.10 grams).I have to say that the piece in hand is spectacular.As I took the photographs, I discovered new details, so I recommend spending some time looking at it and enjoying it carefully.As numismatics and history always go hand in hand, the design corresponds to Cetrero, a bull from the El Ventorrillo ranch that was fought in the Plaza de las Ventas in Madrid on May 12, 2017, by the right-handed Morenito de Aranda .DESCRIPTIONThe Onza del Toro 2022 is the second investment gold coin historically minted by Spain.It has a face value of 1.5 euros and contains 1 ounce of 9999 fine gold.The reverse of the coin shows the image of a bull in an advancing attitude, with the Mint mark and the year of minting 2022 to its left.On the right side, the legend TORO. At the top, the value of the piece: 1.5 EURO. Surrounding the images and legends is a graph of pinions.On the obverse we see the representation of the motifs and legends of a royal column on a sea with waves, with the motto 'PLUS VLTRA'.In the upper center of the coin appear the Mint mark, a five-pointed star, the graphic symbol of the euro and the silhouette of the column.The legends 'FELIPE VI KING OF SPAIN' and '1 OUNCE 999.9 GOLD'.The motifs and legends are also surrounded by a gráfila of pine nuts.


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