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25 Mar 2021

Auction Update

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I just found that the 1822 half eagle soldIt has sold for $8,400,000 making it the most valuable gold coin and the second rarest coin in the world.

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23 Mar 2021

Auction

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I just got some mail saying an 1822 Half eagle is going for sale from the Pogue collection. they estimate that is will sell for $10,135,000. that means that it will break the numismatic record for highest price a coin has ever sold for. The auction will be ending on the 26th so I will get back to you then with the auction results. it is being sold at stack bowers website.Also sorry I have not been active lately I have been having a lot going on. - The coin guy

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05 Jan 2021

spanish colonial coins

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I just got the half escudo I talked about in my last blog and I am very excited because this will be a good addition to my colonial coin collection. the Spanish colonial gold coins have a very different reverse design than the silver colonials instead of two pillars surrounding a crowned shield it is a shield surrounded by a chain with an animal hanging by a string. the shields on spanish coins have always been there ever since they started making coins. the shield represents the spanish coat of arms which means the spanish government and monarchy as a nation.the spanish coins have been minted since the 1400s but they did not have reales or escudos they had maravedis. it wasn't until the 1500s that they started making reales and escudos. the gold coins minted in the 15th century are worth tens of thousands of dollars. in 1577 there was a major shortage of gold coins because they sent 80 pounds of thier gold coins on a voyage but all of it got stolen.these are the face values of the spanish colonial coins in us money:

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04 Jan 2021

this Christmas

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this Christmas I got a 1796 Mexican mint silver 8 reales. I like the designs of the colonial coins so I am going to start making a pre 1800s colonial coin collection. It will contain my silver 8 reales, a 1692 shilling and a 1788 half escudo I bought with the money I got from reletives on Christmas and it will also contain all of the Mexican coins I am looking forward to getting. I hope you all had a very nice Christmas and a happy new year. I hope to read the blogs people write about what they either got or bought themselves for Christmas.

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03 Dec 2020

the future of cents

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I just read something where it said that the U.S. was going to stop making cents in the next couple of years because of the face value of them and how much it costs to make them. I am feeling kind of sad because I like collecting large cents and small cents but I am also kind of happy about it because I just found 304 2020 cents and it would be cool to have 304 uncirculated examples of the last year the united states issued cents.

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04 Nov 2020

why I started collecting coins

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the reason why I started coin collecting. I started coin collecting when I was 8 because I had gone to a place called Virginia city in Nevada. and when I was there I saw a 1880 O Morgan silver dollar at a museum about the town history. so then I bought it and for the next few months it was sitting in my room until I got curios about "E Pluribus Unum" so then I did some research about it and then I found out that this coin that I got was worth $150. And then I started looking at where I could find a coin store near me and eventually I found one. So then I went to that store and I bought a 1922 peace dollar and one pound of world coins and since the man at the store liked the idea of a young coin collector he supplied me with coin slips books and binder pages for free. Then I started going there a lot and I started building my collection. then I found out about online coin stores and then I started buying from there to. But now I cannot go to that store because of Covid-19 so I can only buy coins online.

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26 Oct 2020

coins I found

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yesterday I was metal detecting in my backyard and then I found something so I go get a shovel and I find a 1943 P Jefferson nickel on top of a 1899 liberty head nickel. This was the best find in my backyard I ever found!

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21 Oct 2020

coins I like to collect

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This blog is about all of the coins I like to collect.1. gold coins. I like to collect gold coins because of their age and value. (and because they are cool to look at.) I have four of them I have a 1878 2 1/2 coin, 2 1853 gold dollars and a 1856 gold dollar.2. early American copper coins. I also like collecting early American copper because I like to think of coins as little pieces of history and large cents and half cents can be the oldest pieces of history.3. Morgan silver dollars. I like these coins because they are very popular coins to buy in fact my first collectable coin I bought was a 1880-O Morgan silver dollar in MS60 condition. These coins are great collection starters.4. two cents. I like two cents because they are very old and I like collecting odd denomination coins ( also because it is weird that these coins are so big and the three cents are so small.)5. three cents. these coins are very odd because they are very small and very thin but they still made them but these coins are great to add to your collection!

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21 Oct 2020

these coins I'm writing about

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the coins I have been writing about so far have been about some of the rarest US coins there are out there. I am going to put all my blogs into one so you can read them all at once.Cornet head gold coins

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21 Oct 2020

Cornet head gold coins

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Cornet head gold coins. These coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht also the designer of the gobrecht dollar. these coins are always valuable because they are made of gold. The only way that these coins can be worth a lot of money is if they have a low mintage or if it is in high grade. I happen to have some of them but they have been a little damaged so I got them for a lower price.

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