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10 Jan 2023

1743 MEXICAN PILLAR ONE REAL

Coins-World | Longstrider

Ever since I bought that 8 Real Mexican coin that is holed, I have been on the lookout for another holed coin. I have no idea why but they seem to speak to me. Someone likely put a hole in the coin to hang it around their neck for safe keeping. Now that is some history. While looking at some coins online I ran into this one and couldn't resist it

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07 Jan 2023

Things Which Boggle the Mind

Coins-World | Long Beard

Something had occurred to me as I pondered on a subject for the weekly blog. The topic of rarity and famous collectors for some reason sticking on my mind, the very same things which I've written of in the past. Thinking of these, one simple yet overlooked aspect escaped me, and likely most of those who collect coinage. When we think of any on the long list of famous collectors and the coins they've had in their possession we instantly think of those such as the 1804 dollar, 1894s Barber dime, 1913 Liberty nickel or any number of rarities struck by the United States Mint. However, if we look further into these individuals it becomes no stretch of imagination that they collected coinage from various countries other than just the United States. So the subject of this weeks blog is rare world coinage. Examples which are on par with the famous U.S. issues, struck under similar circumstances and holding equal history. Enjoy!

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30 Dec 2022

A LITTLE GOLD DICK-DICK

Coins-World | Longstrider

If you were around in the 70's and 80's, like I was, the South Africa Gold Krugerrand was all the rage. If one was trying to be cool one NEEDED it. If you were really cool you wore it on a chain around your neck to the disco. I wasn't cool, surprise. However I did admire the coin. The color of the gold was and still is very unique. It has a more orange color than most gold coins. I never bought one. I didn't have the money back then. When I did get enough money for some gold coins I went with Canadian Maple Leafs'. A more pure gold mixture at the time was in the Canadian.

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28 Dec 2022

**Mexico Type Set**...Page 4

Coins-World | Kepi

Hi Fellow Numi's! Drum roll please... Here it is! The final page in Longstriders and mine "Mexico Type Set" Dansco Album! Here we have coins from 1951-1968. It includes $5 Pesos, $10 Pesos, a 1949 UNA ONZA, 1 Oz. pure silver and a $25 1968 Olympic Games. This last coin in the album was special because it came out of my Grandpas coin collection. These are all some big, heavy silver coins... Really cool to collect! I must say though we did start to get a bit confused in searching for these coins with all the different Presidents... They all began to look alike! haha It was like "Do we have this one already?" "Oh no, We bought the same coin?" "Who are all these dudes!" "Is this the same dude?"... Crazy! All joking aside I will say this was the BEST album in the world to collect! Thanks for the memories Longstrider! Now onto our next adventure! Maybe that old "Mexico Liberty Cap Peso" Album!Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcomed!

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21 Dec 2022

THEY CAN'T ALL BE GEMS!

Coins-World | Longstrider

These 8 Reales coins are laid out, on the reverse, with the Cap and Rays design. Below that and reading left to right is the denomination, mint, year, assayers initials , and purity of silver that was used in colonial times.

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20 Dec 2022

1958 Haiti 5 Centimes Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

François Duvalier, whose likeness appears on this coin's obverse, was President of the Republic of Haiti from 1957 until his death in 1971. His dictatorship marked this country forever. Yet, his face is profiled looking left on this coin.This 5 centimes coin is 5/100th of a Haitian Gourde, the official currency's name. It also bears the National Coat of Arms. Small designed but clever in details and sharp motifs. This is one of the many minted in Philadelphia, PA.

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17 Dec 2022

YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD DAY

Coins-World | Longstrider

Yesterday, December 16, may or may not have been my birthday. My beautiful, young wife Kepi, gave me this amazing coin. I have wanted it for many years but well, it's gold so....She shouldn't have done it but did.

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07 Dec 2022

**Mexico Type Set**...Page 1

Coins-World | Kepi

Hi Everyone!I can't believe its been so long since I've put up a blog... Whats up with that??? Someone should do a study on why we procrastinate... hahaThis blog is about an amazing Dansco Mexico Type set that Longstrider and I have been working on together for a couple years. We both love Mexican coinage and putting together this book just seemed perfect for us! Page 1 of the album includes 0ne Centavos, Two Centavos, Five Centavos through Ten Centavos, dated from 1905 through 1955. It was amazing looking for all the dates and designs, learning the types of metals used and how they tone...Some of these coins are so beautiful, especially with the copper. This book was such a joy to put together, I hope everyone enjoys this coin series as much as we did! Page 2 is coming soon! Thanks for reading my blog and comment are always welcome. ; )

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