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.

25 Aug 2022

2005 State Quarters Hologram Set (Sold by The Morgan Mint) AC's secrets # 2

Numismatic Artistry | AC Coin$🌎

I decided to place this nice item under "Numismatic Artistry" attribute because of its enhancement and exposure of its main images to an innovative and creative aesthetic process.

07 May 2022

Old sterling money clip

Numismatic Artistry | TypeCollector

Inherited this from my 90 year old father in law. Old sterling money clip with peace dollar added. Not sure if he ever used this, but perhaps used by one of his relatives. Too bad I don’t know the back story on this. Never knew about it until after he passed away in 2020 due to Covid. It’s pretty dirty and not sure if I should get it professionally cleaned. The peace dollar is not particularly rare. I may just keep as is. Nice memento.

17 Feb 2022

Eagle Art in US Coins

Numismatic Artistry | mrbrklyn

Eagle Art in US Coins: Free Eagle in Flight Photograph By Ruben SafirDesign by Thomas D. Rogers, SrPhoto Editing: Ruben Safir 2008 Free Eagle in Flight enhances the extraordinary reverse of the Sacagawea Golden Dollar by lifting the eagle out of the limits of the coins context to better represent the freedom and uplifting dimension of the fight of an eagle. The presentation inspires viewers by focusing on the flight feathers of our bird, adding depth to the design with the judicious use of lighting to accent the feathers with reflective white light while accenting dimension with the darken tail feathers. The complete affect causes the image to nearly jump off the canvas into the viewers personal space. From the beginning of US coinage the American Bald Eagle had taken its role as the national symbol and displayed both naturally and symbolically. Symbolic Eagles started with early Silver Dollars. The gamely representation of a proud, if not a bit perturbed bird with almost a folks art presentation. In truth, this early eagle was difficult to distinguish from a dove or seagul. But the representation and variations remain on American coinage until about 1798 or perhaps later when two different eagle designs came into use, one heraldic and symbolic, and the other more naturalized but with a stronger use of naturalist technique. An example of the Heraldic version can be seen on this 1804 owned by the Smithsonian Institutionhttp://www.coinfacts.com/silver_dollars/1804_dollars/1804_dollar_class2_rev.jpg With the Cap Bust the design the newer more natualized eagle remained in use with this serviceable basic design The break through of Eagle design came with the rare Gobretch Type sitting liberty dollars, who's design was lifted and used with only the slightest modification on the Flying Eagle small cent. Putting the eagle in flight gives the coin a more attractive look although the design seemed to challenge the technology of pre-civil war America and it wasn't again until the reverse of the Standing Liberty Dollar, $20 gold eagle and then when the Golden Dollar was released that the public then had a soaring eagle on a coin. It is worth mentioning that in 2009 the reverse of the Sacagawea Golden Dollar will change so it might be a long time before eagles soar on our coinage. Photography done with a Sony Cybershoot Camera with a Carl Zeiss Lens. Photo editing done with the GIMP Write up and HTML marked up in Open Office - All of which is Free Software

05 Jan 2022

A Blues Song and an Announcement

Numismatic Artistry | I. R. Bama

I was listening to David Bromberg singing " The Walking Blues" last weekend and came up with this inspiration. Hope you like it Sky Blue Note!

15 Dec 2021

Writing Style: A Pet Peeve

Numismatic Artistry | I. R. Bama

Really I try to be positive here and I hope that when I suggest something that would be well received rather than bruising feelings in improving blog posts. It's a learning process and I can tell you improving my writing skills has been life long. I continue to improve my writing skills today and I certainly welcome any feedback that improves my writing style.

17 Nov 2021

Panama Canal Octagonal $50 Gold Piece

Numismatic Artistry | thatcoinguy

My second favorite coin (to the Ben Franklin Half) has been thePanama Canal Octagonal $50 Gold Piece commemorative ever since I saw it on an episode of "Pawn Stars". It's design, low mintage, history, and shape are all reasons I love this coin. But I didn't really know much about it. Here's what I learned.

10 Oct 2019

NGC Coin Image Service

Numismatic Artistry | Abbott

Today I received the email from the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) with the images from my recently submitted 1986 Gold Eagle coin. At first I thought $13 was a little too much for "images", but I am really pleased with the product NGC provided. For $13 you get 3 separate files; one being a composite of the obverse and reverse with an NGC background (4 MB), one being an image of the obverse of the coin (3 MB) and the other image of the reverse of the coin (3 MB). When I submit my next coin to NGC, I will definitely continue to add in the imaging service.

06 Oct 2019

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Numismatic Artistry | Abbott

"A penny saved is a penny earned" is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, however, he didn't coin it. In his 1737 Poor Richard's Almanac, Franklin delivered the line: "A penny saved is two pence clear." And later, in the 1758 almanac, he wrote a version closer to the saying we know: "A penny saved is a penny got." He never used the word "earned."

10 Jun 2019

Coin Design

Numismatic Artistry | user_65360

Did you know that you could have the design of you own on the revers of a coin. Well people as young as students in high school have had something like this happen to them all you need to do is do a little research and find out about a competition that the mint is having. One competition that I have found is the Mint announces design competition for 2019 Apollo 11 Moon-landing commemorative coin and what they want is "The convex (domed) reverse will be designed by a U.S. Mint artist, and will feature “a representation of a close-up of the famous ‘Buzz Aldrin on the Moon’ photograph taken July 20, 1969, that shows just the visor and part of the helmet of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, including the reflection of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander.”" In this competition you could earn up to 5,000 if your design is chosen.


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