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24 Jun 2017

Great find...not a coin

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I keep checking every bit of change that comes my way, in the hopes of finding something special. Maybe not a 1916-D Mercury dime, or any Mercury dime. Not a 1909-S VDB cent. But something unusual, like a War nickel or a scarce variety, maybe even a double die cent.
Good finds for the devoted numismatist can come in a local bookstore. I visited a local used book store and came away with The Private Sketchbook of George Morgan. This book is a wonderful resource for the Morgan dollar fan or anyone who enjoys coins and their designs. This book sold for all of five dollars.
No, good finds won't come every day, but they do come. I hope to visit another book store soon, one in a suburb that I can't reach on a bus. I have a birthday coming up, so maybe my cousin will take me...and I can make more finds!


Conan Barbarian

Level 5

books are a big part of this hobby as well


Level 6

That was a great find..I guess you never know what you may find or where you will find it.

I would love to see some pictures of some of the sketches and maybe a blog post about what is inside. I do love my Morgans.

Happy early birthday! I hope you get to go to that book store.


Level 7

I wrote a nice blog on that book. I was lucky the author autographed for me. It's a great book. Tells all and shows more. I know you will enjoy it. Wait till you see the copies of all his paper work. And you got a great deal. I think it goes for thirty dollars now. His coins medals the works enjoy it. Mike.


Level 5

Sounds like a book worth looking for. Glad to hear it is in the ANA Library. I will be requesting it soon.


Level 6

The Sketchbook of George Morgan is a good book. I borrowed it from the ANA library, which is a great way to expand your reading possibilities.


Level 4

I believe it's a good idea to keep checking that change, Who knows what may have slipped out of the Mint into circulation.

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