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31 Dec 2021

Proof Buffalo Nickels: The Only Bisons With Dates!

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

When the buffalo nickel was released in 1916, it quickly became a favorite with collectors and the public alike. The favored it for it’s distinctively “American” design. Designed by James Earle Fraser, it features a representation of a Native American on the obverse, and a bison on the reverse. The reason for the title is that while most Buffalo nickels had a superior strike at the time of minting, the design (especially the date) soon wears off after use in general circulation. All my roll searching friends can testify on that. But the proof versions are beautifully struck, even better than the circulation strikes, and as they were only struck for collectors, most (if not all) have their dates. I have had the chance to see multiple of these special strikes, and I was considering buying one as a nice addition for my collection. But, as I do with all of my potential numismatic purchases, I had to do my research. Here’s some things I discovered.

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29 Dec 2021

You Know You’re A Numis-Nerd When You…

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I saw this on an old blog by Numinerd9, and instead of commenting on an old blog, I decided to make a new one. Feel free to add your own in the comments section!

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29 Dec 2021

American Innovation Dollars

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

When the US Mint first heard the idea of a 50 State Commemoratives series in 1998, they were skeptical. That's so many coins! How could one person ever find them all? Will it work? When the mint was finally convinced, they released the first state quarters in 1999. And as we all know, they were a hit. Over a hundred million Americans have been estimated to collect the series, and soon the ATB Quarters/Presidential Dollars followed in the wake of the success of that series. In the first 50 state commemorative set that is ALL NIFC (not intended for circulation), each dollar would "celebrate innovators and innovations" from each of our states.

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18 Dec 2021

Top 4 Tips For Visiting The Dahlonega Gold Museum

Young Numismatists Exchange | thatcoinguy

The Dahlonega Gold Museum is located on 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA (30533). Dispute the fact it is not located on the actual mint's foundation, it is in a lovely courthouse that is in the middle of a charming small square.I had the chance to visit it last month, and here are some tips for your visit.

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11 Dec 2021

Roosevelt Dimes: History and Collectability

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

The sudden death of beloved president Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945 was devastating for our nation. His passing was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Roosevelt was 63. He was diagnosed with polio in 1922, and that was the cause behind the loss of movement in his legs. He spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

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