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12 Sep 2022

NO BUSINESS IS TO BE PREFORMED IN THE CONTINENTAL!

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THEY STOLE HIS CAR AND KILLED HIS PUPPY

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23 Jun 2022

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

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Well, I waited for someone else to write this but it doesn’t look like that will happen. I guess it’s up to me. Below are the coins that I was given on Father’s Day. Before you start wondering how many kids I have I want to say that these are from all the Creatures that live in The Compound.

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20 May 2022

WORLD BEE DAY 2022!!

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Today, 20 May, is World Bee Day!! I know. It's amazing. As a bee keeper myself I wanted to share the good news with everyone. I am not a big colorized coin guy but I couldn't pass this one up. I won this coin at a Canadian Numismatic Society auction a few years ago. It is a 2017 Canadian 20 dollar silver non-circulating bullion coin. It is called Mother Nature's Magnification.

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28 Mar 2022

2013 YEAR OF THE SNAKE

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I would like to share this awesome coin I received from my beautiful, young wife. Below you can see my specimen of the 2013 Canadian Mints rendition of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake. This coin is 99.99% fine silver. It has a diameter of 34mm and weighs in at 15.87g. The coin comes from the mint in a cool presentation box and is securelytucked away in a Air-Tite capsule.

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01 Mar 2022

SHORT BUT SWEET-2003 MEXICAN SILVER LIBERTAD

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I believe a lot of collectors here are familiar with the Mexican silver Libertad's. If not you might consider checking them out. They are Mexico's answer to our American Silver Liberty bullion coins. I received this one in the mail today and wanted to share it here as it is a bit unique.

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31 Jan 2021

MPC EXPANSION VICTORY NOTE

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I would like to share this note I just picked up from a great seller on the Bay. It is the One Peso Silver Certificate VICTORY note. The 1944 VICTORY SERIES NO. 66. This is an overprint to celebrate the liberation of the Philippians from the Japanese troops. It was printed in the US and issued in the Philippians. The word VICTORY was overprinted on the back.The notes were very important to the Islands as they had been forced to use Japanese Occupation Currency. I have a small collection of the Allied Nations counterfeit notes of the Japanese Occupation notes. I thought this would make a nice addition to this collection. The back of the note has an image of Apolinario Mabine. Besides a huge list of accomplishments for the Philippians and Her people, he was the first Prime Minister. The note certifies that one peso in silver pesos or legal tender currency of the United States has been deposited in the Treasury of the Philippines. This note measures about 6 ¼” X 2 ¾”. Most of the notes were destroyed after WWII but some can still be found. Thanks for reading this short blog. Feel free to comment.

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24 Jul 2020

2020 SAMOA 2 TALA

Coins-World | Longstrider

I picked up an interesting coin the other day I want to share here. It is a 2020 Samoa Silver 2 Tala. It is a one ounce of 99.999 silver, non-circulating but legal tender coin. It caught my eye for a few reasons. First it has an antique silver finish. I always wanted to see one of these in my hand. Next and most important it features a dragon-like reptile on it. I'm a dragon freak.

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06 Feb 2020

LEIF ERICSON 2000 COMMEMORATIVE

Coins-United States | Longstrider

Today I would like to share with everyone a very nice Commemorative set I acquired recently. The coin, in this intense, coins, are the Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coins issued in 2000 by the US Mint and the Icelandic Mint. The coin set was available from the US Mint from June, 2000 through February 28, 2001.The coins were to mark the millennium since the discovery of the New World by Lief Ericson.

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12 Aug 2019

2019 AUSTRALIAN DOUBLE DRAGON

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As many of you know I am a big fan of Peace Dollar VAMs. I often write about my new collection acquisitions here. This isn’t one of them. This is about another thing I am very interested in, Dragons and Dragon coins. Below is my new 2019 Australian silver Double Dragon coin.

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28 Jul 2019

1924 PEACE DOLLAR VAM 5A-BEST OF THE BEST

Coins-United States | Longstrider

The newest Top 50 Peace Dollar in my collection is the 1924 VAM 5A called a Wing Break. Mine is grade an MS 62 by ANACS, In my opinion, this is a very spectacular VAM. It is very apparent, to the naked eye, what is going on. Simply put, it has a large circular die break in the middle of the eagle's wing, on the reverse. 1924 was the last year that the mint put out large numbers of die breaks.

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