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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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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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10 Sep 2022

**Golden Ray on a Cloudy Day**

Coins - World | Kepi

Hey everybody! Hope your all having a great day and that all our YN's are having fun at the live auction! I'd like to share with you one of the first coins I bought for my collection way back in 2007. This was a huge leap as I was a newbie collector and we're talking gold.. But I dived in and bought my first gold coin! This is from the Royal Canadian Mint. A 2007 1oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf $200 Dollar Coin. It's also encased in a Assay holder which is kinda cool. This coin weighs 31.15 grams of .99999 of pure gold and has a diameter of 30 mm. The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth ll along with "200 Dollars" and "2007". The reverse is a multi-maple leaf design as well as the inscriptions "CANADA" along with weight, purity and metal. It also had a low mintage of 30,848. Its kinda rainy out here in the desert today. So I decided to look through my coin vault... Rainy day activities...Right... haha Which leads up to this coin. I hadn't looked at it for a long time and thought this is the perfect coin for a blog today! A bright ray of golden sunshine on a cloudy day... I hope you enjoy it too. Comments are always welcomed.

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31 May 2022

**Mini Roo**

Coins-World | Kepi

Hey everyone! Here's a 2021-P Australian Gold Kangaroo! Well, a "Mini Roo"! A little guy... 0.5 grams of .9999 gold with a diameter of 11.60 mm. This little coin is a GEM Proof and came encapsulated in an wallet-sized card with kangaroo graphics and Specification information. The obverse shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem. The designer of this coin, Jody Clark has been a sculptor for the Royal Mint of Great Britain since 2012. The reverse shows the iconic kangaroo in a crouched position with inscriptions of the gold weight and the "P" Mint mark of the Perth Mint.This popular kangaroo design began to appear in 1989 and has been a hit with collectors every since! Many thanks for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome. ; )

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27 May 2022

1945 Dos Pesos Gold Coins

Coins | silverbug22

I typically refuse to buy foreign currency seeing as my area of expertise and interest lies in the realm of all things American, but when these two Dos Pesos gold coins came up, I just had to have them! Weighing in at around 1.5 grams each and containing 90% gold content, I was actually able to pick these up around 3% over spot during the most recent dip. The detail on these things is absolutely incredible, and despite being around 80 years old, their luster has remained nearly untouched. To be completely honest, I did not realize how small these would be (about the size of a nickel), but I guess that's just a convenient excuse for me to buy some of the larger gold coins minted by Mexico!

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27 May 2022

Massive Slab!

Coins | silverbug22

I bought a roll of ATB quarters about 2 years ago during the pandemic dip, and ever since I've wanted to get one in one of the massive NGC slabs. Grade wasn't really a concern for me seeing as I just wanted to have a huge slab to add to my silver collection, but I lucked out finding a near-perfect Australian Koala in PF69 UCAM for well below market (thanks to the most recent dip). I also was able to scoop up a gold 0.5 gram Kangaroo from the same seller, and although it is very, very small, I am a HUGE fan. I love the detail on such a small coin and it's extremely affordable despite being gold. And just for size reference, that Kangaroo is slightly smaller than a dime, showing just how massive that slab really is.

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02 Apr 2022

2008 First Spouse $10 Gold Coins

Coins-United States | Dragonfire

The first spouse $10 gold coin program is a program that honors the first spouses by issuing a $10 gold coin to commemorate them. These first spouse gold coins were released with the same schedule as the presidential dollars.

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02 Apr 2022

2007 First Spouse Gold $10 Coins

Coins-United States | Dragonfire

The first spouse $10 gold coin program is a program that honors the first spouses by issuing a $10 gold coin to commemorate them. These first spouse gold coins were released with the same schedule as the presidential dollars.

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17 Feb 2022

Old U.S. Mints

Young Numismatists Exchange | Sea turtle coin collector

The United States mints in this blog post all have some things in common. They were located close to a natural resource that they could use to make coins. For example, in Dahlonega, New Orleans, and Charlotte there was a gold rush and so a US mint was needed there. All the mints in this blog post have never worked or are no longer working.

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10 Feb 2022

Gold Franklin Mint BVI raptors by GR

Coins-World | mrbrklyn

1980 British Virgin Island $25 OspreyThe British Royal Mint has produced over the years a number of similar small 50% gold pieces for different Colonies and Common Wealth nations. It is a superb example of the 1980 25 dollar gold issue of a Osprey, in all the power of its fishing pose. The design is well executed and brings the bird to life.

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