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30 Mar 2020

ANACS CLOSED!

Coins | Longstrider

Just a quick notice to all. Also still PCGS. No wonder my token doesn't seem to be moving at NGC. Lets not forget our ANA Library is also closed.

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07 Dec 2017

OBSOLETE PAPER MONEY 1782-1866

Library | Longstrider

This book is a must have for anybody that is interested in collecting or studying obsolete paper currency between the years 1782-1866. It is written by Q. David Bowers with a forward by the late Eric P. Newman. These men are two of the greatest numismatists to have lived, in my opinion. They both are personal heroes of mine. The passing of Mr. Newman was a sad day for our hobby. This book takes us back through a time when our country had more than 100,000 different combinations of denomination and design for circulating notes at one time. It was so bad, that banks and merchants handling money, had books and pamphlets with hundreds of pages telling them how to identify counterfeits and value guides of all the different currencies. The first chapter covers Early American Paper Money. It ends on chapter 21 with Obsolete Bank Notes: A State-by-State-Guide.

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11 Mar 2016

NUMISMATIC FORGERY

Coins | Longstrider

Well, I believe it's time to cause some controversies! I bought this book while I was at the second semester of the 2015 Summer Seminar. It was presented during the course on "Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins". I was lucky enough to have it autographed by Bill Campbell, past president of the ANA and Brian Silliman, another of the instructors. This book tells some of the procedures that "coin doctors" produce and alter coins. It's not a recipe book but it's pretty close. Everyone should read this. Without going into to much detail, it will show you that just because a coin is in a slab, that doesn't make it genuine. Shocking news, no? Here is an exert from Amazon:

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