Stumpy's Blog

10 Jan 2021

A Project delayed

Coins-United States | Stumpy

I am in the process of upgrading my Lincoln Cent collection for my new Dansco Albums, completing one with & one without Proofs. I am currently on back order from Dansco as they are not producing Albums at this time due to COVID-19, which has seriously slowed this project down.

09 Jan 2021

United States Mints Incompetence shines through, Again!

Coins | Stumpy

Yesterday I received an e-mail from the U.S. Mint telling me that I had met all requirements for free shipping through the Loyalty Shipping Program. I ignored this e-mail because I am aware of the requirements under this program and knew I had not met them, since the program resets ever Jan 1st. Well today I get an e-mail from the U.S. Mint apologizing for this "e-mail sent in error". It went on to further explain that yes, the original rules were correct and you would not receive free shipping until you had met those requirements. Wow, by itself, this is not a big deal, added to the sheer number of other gaffes, blunders, lack of proper planning and incompetent Management decisions exhibited by the Mint over the last year I have to ask myself... When will this end? How much more are we expected to endure? I have said this before, and will now say it again, if this were a private business, Mr. Ryder and his lackeys would have been fired by now. I say this to Mr. Ryder, "Good God Man, get a grip". An honorable, truly dedicated person who cared about the Mint, it's good name and the formerly loyal customer base would step down, after apologizing for his obvious incompetence. He is in way over his head and it continues to be shockingly obvious from the crap coming out of the mint, over and over and over, (and I ain't talking about the coins), Mr. Ryder, do yourself, the U.S. Mint and us, the formerly loyal customers a favor, Step Down, Now! Nuff Said.

05 Jan 2021

Bronze Medals, Value for your Buck...Not!

Exonumia | Stumpy

On 1 Jan 2021, the United States Mint followed through on a promise to raise their prices on 3-inch Bronze Medals from $39.95 to $160.00, a 400 percent price increase.

04 Jan 2021

The Token in the Pit, 1929-1954, Pullman Standard Car

Tokens | Stumpy

When I opened the container on this token for the first time in about 40 years, I initially thought it was one of the tokens my Dad left me. Then a couple of months ago I was talking to an old friend from years past & he asked me if I still had the "Old Train Coin" & did I remember the day I found it. Bells started ringing in my head. You see in 1979 I was a busy feller, I was in college at Auburn University Montgomery, while working full time at a Cotton Mill & part time at a Stop & Rob (early southern Mom & Pop country store), all while trying to date a purdy gal. Why is Youth wasted on the Young? Lol!

30 Dec 2020

Jefferson Nickel's Beauty Salon Update

Coins-United States | Stumpy

I carefully reviewed each response from my plea for help last week. I separated the nickels into five stacks;

24 Dec 2020

Merry Christmas

Exonumia | Stumpy

2020 started out bleak from a Numismatics standpoint. I had been collecting coins since the 1960s, but didn't have a clue.

23 Dec 2020

Have you cleaned your cabinet lately?

Coins-United States | Stumpy

I am posting this in the hope that experienced Numismatist out there will read it and offer suggestions that would help.

21 Dec 2020

1984 Olympic Silver Dollar Collector Set, “P” “D” “S”

Coins-United States | Stumpy

These coins are special to me since they were my Christmas gift in 1984 from my folks. In this case my Mother wrote the card so it said more than just "Enjoy". Lol

17 Dec 2020

Foo-Foo Coin, Hey it was "PURDY"!!!

Coins-World | Stumpy

Today is my Spousal Unit’s birthday, and Methuselah finally has competition! Lol, my awesome wife has never been a jewelry gal, nor is she a “keep up the Jones” kind of gal. Neither of us are big Gold folks, let me tell you, shopping for her can be daunting to say the least. Enter one legged man stage right, he likes things that are different, pocket book won’t support “One of a Kind” things, but unusual or different is just right! I was perusing the Canadian Mint Site out of boredom more than anything else and it jumped off the computer screen at me….2020 December Birthstone, mintage 5000, 99.9% Silver, Reverse Proof finish, weight; 7.96 g, diameter; 27mm, edge; serrated, Face Value; 5 Dollars, Serialized Certificate, with a Free Floating Frame, (extra), well worth it.

15 Dec 2020

Military Tokens, Part III

Exonumia | Stumpy

This is the third installment of Military Coins as well as the last of the coins we were gifted by our friend for conservation, with one from my stay in the Veterans Hospital in Saint Louis Mo.

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