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07 May 2020

Glendale Coin Club Virtual Meeting on YouTube - All Are Invited!

Coins | Michael Kittle

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glendale Coin Club, like most other coin clubs, has been unable to have their regular meetings starting in March 2020.

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03 Aug 2016

Glendale Coin Club/Verdugo Hills Coin Club Meeting @ ANA 8/13 Open to Public!

World's Fair of Money | Michael Kittle

The Glendale Coin Club and the Verdugo Hills Coin Club will be having a joint meeting at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim on Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Anaheim Hilton which is right next to the Anaheim Convention Center and we will be meeting in Huntington Rooms B & C.

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02 Nov 2015

Interesting Facts About Classic Commemoratives - Part V

Coins-United States | Michael Kittle

Many things have been written about the United States Classic Commemorative coins from 1892-1954. Many of the basic facts of the designers, the mintages and of the events commemorated by the coins are easily found and often repeated in various sources. I have collected the silver classic commemoratives for many years and I am writing this guide to share various facts on each of the issues which I thought were of particular interest. Some of these facts are well-known, others are not. Of course, some coins have many interesting facts while others are fairly boring. The system would not let me upload everything in one post, so I will break up this blog into five parts total, each covering ten of the classic commemoratives. I hope that you enjoy, thanks!

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02 Nov 2015

Interesting Facts About Classic Commemoratives - Part IV

Coins-United States | Michael Kittle

Many things have been written about the United States Classic Commemorative coins from 1892-1954. Many of the basic facts of the designers, the mintages and of the events commemorated by the coins are easily found and often repeated in various sources. I have collected the silver classic commemoratives for many years and I am writing this guide to share various facts on each of the issues which I thought were of particular interest. Some of these facts are well-known, others are not. Of course, some coins have many interesting facts while others are fairly boring. The system would not let me upload everything in one post, so I will break up this blog into five parts total, each covering ten of the classic commemoratives. I hope that you enjoy, thanks!

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02 Nov 2015

Interesting Facts About Classic Commemoratives - Part III

Coins-United States | Michael Kittle

Many things have been written about the United States Classic Commemorative coins from 1892-1954. Many of the basic facts of the designers, the mintages and of the events commemorated by the coins are easily found and often repeated in various sources. I have collected the silver classic commemoratives for many years and I am writing this guide to share various facts on each of the issues which I thought were of particular interest. Some of these facts are well-known, others are not. Of course, some coins have many interesting facts while others are fairly boring. The system would not let me upload everything in one post, so I will break up this blog into five parts total, each covering ten of the classic commemoratives. I hope that you enjoy, thanks!

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02 Nov 2015

Interesting Facts About Classic Commemoratives - Part II

Coins-United States | Michael Kittle

Many things have been written about the United States Classic Commemorative coins from 1892-1954. Many of the basic facts of the designers, the mintages and of the events commemorated by the coins are easily found and often repeated in various sources. I have collected the silver classic commemoratives for many years and I am writing this guide to share various facts on each of the issues which I thought were of particular interest. Some of these facts are well-known, others are not. Of course, some coins have many interesting facts while others are fairly boring. The system would not let me upload everything in one post, so I will break up this blog into five parts total, each covering ten of the classic commemoratives. I hope that you enjoy, thanks!

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02 Nov 2015

Interesting Facts About Classic Commemoratives - Part I

Coins-United States | Michael Kittle

Many things have been written about the United States Classic Commemorative coins from 1892-1954. Many of the basic facts of the designers, the mintages and of the events commemorated by the coins are easily found and often repeated in various sources. I have collected the silver classic commemoratives for many years and I am writing this guide to share various facts on each of the issues which I thought were of particular interest. Some of these facts are well-known, others are not. Of course, some coins have many interesting facts while others are fairly boring. The system would not let me upload everything in one post, so I will break up this blog into five parts total, each covering ten of the classic commemoratives. I hope that you enjoy, thanks!

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11 Jul 2015

State Quarters Approaching Pluto!

Coins | Michael Kittle

A Florida State Quarter and a Maryland State Quarter will be passing Pluto this week! As you may know, the NASA New Horizons spacecraft which launched 9 years ago is arriving at Pluto on this week. It's the first probe sent to Pluto, which was a planet when New Horizons launched, but has since been demoted to a dwarf planet. The two state quarters were put aboard the spacecraft before launch, Florida because that is where the spacecraft was launched and Maryland because that is where it was built. Attached is a pic of the Florida State Quarter that is on the New Horizons spacecraft that is now very close to Pluto. And if you want more information about these two quarters, here's an article about them. Very interesting to hear where the quarters came from, how they actually serve a purpose on the craft and are not just there for fun, and why they needed two of them... very cool!!!http://collectspace.com/news/news-102808a.html And for more information, photos and videos of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, check out the link:http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

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