coinsbygary's Blog

09 Oct 2018

Art and Allegory

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

When it comes to coinage designs the two most important features I look for are brilliant artistry and strong allegories. Occasionally these two characteristics appear on modern US coins. However, many of those are expensive to collect because they are struck in gold, platinum, and palladium.

23 Jul 2015

A Couple of Freebies

Coins | coinsbygary

With all my recent coin purchases, I had racked up quite a few E-Bay Bucks. Thus, I was able to upgrade two coins in my 7070 type set based solely on E-Bay Bucks. With the remaining balance I bought a Conder Token for my seated-imagery custom set at a 32% discount.

24 Dec 2014

Just Because

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

Have you ever bought a coin "Just Because __________" (fill in the blank). I don't normally collect Sacagawea Dollars, but I do like the design and enhanced finish of the recently sold out "2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set". I doubt that I will be sending this coin to NGC for grading but if you are fortunate enough to get a coin that is worthy of the SP-70 grade, you have a pretty special coin. I have two of these sets and neither of them will make SP-70, but then again, I don't care. Thus I will not be breaking up these sets since the packaging is also quite attractive.

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