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30 Nov 2022

I Shot Two Quarters

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Hi everyone, I wanted to post a blog but couldn’t really think of anything (considering I haven’t gotten any new coins recently) but then I remembered: back in the summer, I went to this camp which had a shooting range. They had some rifles but the sights were nowhere near accurate except for one gun which was almost dead on. They had a few shotguns too, but you had to score over 20 on 10 targets (you get five shots a target) to shoot one once. I got to shoot the shotgun cuz I shotthe targets. Anyways, I was bored of shooting cans and targets. Then I had an idea. What if I put coins up on the ledge and try to shoot them? So I started trying to shoot the coins whenever I could. I tested out all the guns (there were 9) and found out which ones were the most accurate. Turns out gun 4 was the most accurate, so I used that one. But there was a problem. If I tried to shoot the coin but missed (which happened a lot) then the coin would fall off the ledge and I had to set it back up after all of my shots (I had five shots each time). So I decided to put up two quarters so I had two tries. But that means I had three extra shots. So I shot the target for practice, then tried shooting the coins. A friend also tried to shoot them (one time he got 3 bullseyes and two 9 points [the circle outside the bullseye] so I thought he would be able to shoot the coins but he gave up after a little bit). But I kept trying. I must have shot at least 15 times (which means 75 bullets) before I finally hit a quarter. The first one I hit should be the first picture. I didn’t shoot the middle, but I did hit the rim (which bent it). So I kept trying to shoot the middle (I wanted to see if the bullet would puncture the coin). After a few more attempts, I shot the coin straight in the middle of George Washington’s face which means I hit the middle of the quarter. The bullet went through, and I picked up the coin. It looked really cool and the part that got punctured was sharp and poky. I was really happy after that (although I tried shooting a nickel but failed). That coin should be the second picture under this blog. Can someone tell me if shooting coins is legal? Because I don’t think it is (but I did it anyway). Thank you guys for reading, and I’ll see ya!

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16 Nov 2022

Why I Haven’t Been Active

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Hey everyone, I haven’t been on the ANA in a while, and here is why: whenever I get new coins I post a blog about it. But right now I’m saving up for a phone, and I can’t spend any money on anything else. Since I like silver coins, the coins I usually want to get are more expensive (considering that I’m almost done with my collection and I need older coins). Since I haven’t gotten any new coins recently, I haven’t posted any blogs. I have about half of the money I need saved up, and I expect to get the rest during Christmas (I get A LOT). My membership expires New Year’s Day, but I should renew it by then. If not, I can do it another time in January. When I get the phone, I’ll try to finish my collection and I’ll be more active. Thanks for reading!

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21 May 2022

My Trip to the Smithsonian National Coin Collection!

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Hi everyone, I just went to the Smithsonian National Coin Collection! I saw some really cool coins (and bills), including the one and only 1849 double eagle, the 1933 double eagle, and three 1804 silver dollars! Oh, and also one of the five 1913 liberty nickels (very cool)! I would recommend going there. Now, for the pictures! The first one is me beside the safe door that locks the exhibit (face reveal!). The second one is the 1849 double eagle (pretty scratched up). The third one is the 1933 double eagle. The fourth, fifth, and sixth are the three 1804 silver dollars. The seventh is the side of a Saint-Gaudens double eagle (really thick)! The eighth is a 1913 liberty nickel. Oh, and a bonus, YNs get 100 YN dollars for visiting this very exciting coin exhibit! Anyways, thanks for reading, and see ya!

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21 May 2022

I'm Back!

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Hi everyone, I just went to the Smithsonian National Coin Collection! I saw a bunch of awesome coins and bills, including 3 1804 silver dollars, the 1933 double eagle, and the 1849 double eagle (one of a kind)! I don't have pictures right now, but I will make another blog showing them. And sorry I haven't been active at all recently, I will try to be on more. Thanks for reading!

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16 Mar 2022

The Smithsonian

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Hi everyone, I know I haven't been active lately, but I'm working on a paper, and I can't visit the site often. (Plus my mom blocked it, so yeah) Anyways, in a few months, I'm going to visit the Smithsonian! It is where the 1849 double eagle (one of a kind) is. Also, there are a bunch of other expensive coins there and I'm really excited! Also, I get a lot of YN dollars for going there, and when I get the YN $'s, I'll bid for a Morgan dollar, because Morgan dollars are awesome! Maybe I'll bid on a Peace dollar. Or if there is any silver dollar, I'll bid on it. Anyways, thanks for reading!

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10 Feb 2022

New Coins I Got!

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Hi everyone, sorry that I wasn't active AT ALL for about a week. It was because my mom blocked the website because I was "going on it too much." But I'm back!

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25 Jan 2022

My Trade Dollar!

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Hi everyone! I posted two pics under this blog of my Trade dollar I got a few weeks ago! I didn't get the pictures until now, so I am immediately posting this blog. The grade is very fine (VF), and it is slightly toned. I got it for $150 at the coin store. In the 2022 Red Book, it says it's worth $225. I was trying to get a Trade dollar for $180. The Trade dollar I got was their only Trade dollar, so I guess I can say I got their most valuable Trade dollar they had! Anyways, I hope you like it!

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19 Jan 2022

Over a Year!

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Hey everyone, today I just passed the 10,000-point mark! Right now, I am rank 48. I have been on this website for over a year, and I will try to be as active as possible. A few months ago, I thought that rank 250 was impressive! Sorry for the short blog, by the way. When I get the pictures, I'll post a blog about the Trade dollar I got!

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06 Jan 2022

1,000,000 Dollar Face Value Coin

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One day ago, someone showed me a picture of a massive coin made of gold. I looked at it and the on the coin said "1,000,000" for one million dollars! It's an Australian coin made of pure gold. It weighs one ton. And it is worth $50,000,000! The person who showed it to me said "if I get that then I'll just go to BestBuy and say 'one BestBuy, please!'" Anyways, if you want to see a picture of the coin, just scroll down.

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