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26 Jan 2023

Morgan Dollars part 2

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Hi guys, we are just going to go over the history of the morgan dollars. So let's dive right in. George Thomas Morgan was the person who designed the dollar. He was the Chief Engraver from 1917-1925. And also designed the reverse of the Colombian half-dollar. For the face of the Morgan dollar, he model Anna Willess Williams who was a school teacher. Morgan even put his initials on both the obverse and reverse of the coin. There were over 657 million Morgan dollars minted between 1878-1921. Sadly, a lot of them were melted thanks to the Pittman act in 1918 and the Silver Act in 1942. The rarest of these coins was the 1893 S. This coin only had about 100,000 minted and go anywhere from $1900 to $1,250,000! Another cool feature of the Morgan dollar was that in 1878 there were either 7 or 8 feathers from the " buzzard bird". There are also new Morgan 2021 coins that I have a few of. But that's all I have for you today can't wait to see you soon! Bibliography: https://www.usgoldbureau.com/news/history-of-morgan-silver-dollars 2022 red book

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25 Jan 2023

Innovation Dollars

Coins-United States | user_22476

So I saw that some people were a little upset that I left because I couldn't take pictures. So with this blog, I am not going to use pictures( also because my camera STINKS). These coins are brand new, but sadly will only be allowed to be made in small quantities and reserved for collectors. They will honor an achievement made by a state or by a territory. Innovation dollars will also be of the same material as the Native American dollars. The obverse displays Lady Liberty and "IN GOD WE TRUST". The series should continue until 2032. I only have the Delaware-P and D as well as the Pennslyvania-P and D coins. They were given to me by my grandfather who collects British coins. The next blog I will do is about Morgan dollars.

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22 Jan 2023

3-cent coin

Coins-United States | user_22476

The 3-cent coin is one of the strangest coins in United States history. It also happens to be the smallest coin in American history. These coins only lasted from 1851-1889 and were also called trimes. There are two types of 3-cent coins which are silver and nickel. The nickel variants were made since all of the silver coins were being hoarded by the public. In the image below the coin is from 1852 and in about good condition. I am very happy to be back in the numismatist family!

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21 Sep 2022

The Queen is out of reach

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I know everyone has heard about the Queen's death, but I don't think everybody is taking it as seriously as I hoped. The queen was never supposed to be queen in the first place so even that is slightly impressive. The queen's coronation was the first ever televised making King Charles the 3rd the 2nd televised coronation. Queen Victoria was the only other monarch in British history to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Even though Queen Elizabeth doesn't have the longest reign, King Louis XIV holds this record for 72 years, but he inherited the throne at the age of 4. The main reason I believe the queen died is that after her husband died in 2021, it all went downhill from there. At our school, all the classes had the funeral playing on TV. Long beard has a better blog on this topic, so you can check him out.

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18 Sep 2022

Morgan Dollars

Coins | user_22476

This is the history of the Morgan dollar. The Morgan dollar was made in 1878 at the Philadelphia mint. They were designed by George T. Morgan, hence the name. I believe that these coins are definitely the first coins sought out by beginners and experienced alike. I have 1921, 1893, and 1889 Mogan dollars. This coin is also very different from others, for example, it has the quote In God We Trust on the reverse and not the obverse. The eagle on the reverse is very strange and that is why the coin is nicknamed the buzzard coin. The lady on the coin also is not the usual lady liberty. In fact, somebody used to be the face of the dollar. Later, this same person was thrown in jail for being portrayed. There is so much more about the Morgan dollar which I will do later. Thank you!

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17 Sep 2022

Coin Show

Coin Shows | user_22476

So I know I have been gone for a very long time, but I am back with some new information! So over this time, I have been to 2 coin shows, one in Gettysburg and the other in Harrisburg. At the first coin show, I went to I was very excited and sold my first coin (1902 O Barber dime ). I bought a 1943 penny, 1853 large cent, 1859 Indian cent, 1909 VDB cent, as well as a 1913 variety 2 buffalo nickel. The next one I went to, I sold the buffalo nickel I got from the previous show for $20. In the picture above, you will see a 1921 Morgan dollar, a 1916 cent, and an off-centered 199 cent ( The date is cut off ). I will tell you many more stories later and good luck coin hunting.

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30 Mar 2022

Return of the Buffalo Nickel

Coins-United States | user_22476

In 1912, James Fraser designed the Buffalo Nickel. He designed both the obverse and the reverse. These coins were first struck on February 22, 1913, but they weren't put into circulation until March 4th, 1913. Proof coins were made from 1913 to 1917 for collectors. They were in circulation from 1913 to 1938 and were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Ultimately, it was replaced by the Jefferson Nickel. There are 2 varieties which are straight ground and the other is a little mound on which the buffalo stands. The Buffalo Nickel is 75% nickel and 25% copper. It is a really interesting coin and is not particularly expensive. The name of the buffalo on the reverse was Black Diamond and he lived in the Central Park Zoo. The Native American on the obverse is a combination of three Native Americans. ( Thanks Mike). In my collection, I have a 1930 S, 1935 D, 1936, and a 1937 D nickel. They minted approximately 1,212,995,919 through the 25 years it was around. There are about 64 different types of coins from mintmarks, dates, and major varieties.

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28 Mar 2022

The Great Euro

Coins-World | user_22476

The Euro is used by 25 countries in Europe including Germany, Spain, and Italy. They started using them on January 1st, 1999 11 countries in Europe decided to change the euro as their currency. Each country that uses the coin has a different obverse but the same basic design as the reverse. They use 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,and 200 coins(in cents not dollars). One Euro equals $1.10 in American Money. The Euro was at first electronic money and then in 2002, they started making coins and bills. There are more than 340 million people who use the euro every day which is more than the population of the United States of America.

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27 Mar 2022

Commemorative Coins

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Commemorative coins have been around since 1892( the Colombian half dollar which was sold at the Chicago world fair). Newer coins (since 2022) have usually depicted an African American playing Baseball or being an umpire. The most common you could probably find in loose change. They are the Louis and Clark nickels and the Bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth. You can acquire these for around $3-$5 at most. The Colombian half dollar is around $20. Most commemorative coins can be( unless they are in circulation) they do not have a mintmark. Hope you enjoyed it!

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