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31 May 2022

PCGS Rattlers

Exonumia | thatcoinguy

As our hobby grows more and more diverse, collecting interests have gotten broader and broader (which is not necessarily a bad thing!). Collecting interests have grown put to feature old Whitman blue folders, numismatic literature, thelowestgrade coins (a subject of a future blog!)... the list goes on and on. One section that has seen particular activity has been the collecting of slabs. Yes, some people collect slabs. Here's one of the coolest kinds of slabs (in my opinion), and one of the most highly collected.

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25 Nov 2021

Hobo Nickels

Exonumia | thatcoinguy

Hobo nickels was a topic of confusion and interest in the September 2021 YN auction. There was a hobo nickel in the auction by an unidentified carver. The hobo nickel went for such a low amount of $YN, it caused Sam Gelbard (the current ANA YN director) to exclaim, "Do you guys even know what a hobo nickel is?" And to be absolutely honest, I had no idea! After reading multiple articles from the Numismatist, FUN, and everything in between, I finally know about these interesting, and frankly cool, numismatic collectibles.

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