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So Long IKE, its Been Fun   Image Attached

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After a long and cordial run collecting Eisenhower Dollars, it is time for me to part ways to pursue other interests.

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Garys April coin of the Month   Image Attached

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This month my Coin of the Month feature (Volume 3 Number 8) will touch on three events. The first event relates to the coins origin in the Ukraine and represents my hope for...

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Garys March Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Garys March Coin of the Month (Volume 3 Number 7) features a copper NGC AU-58 1790s 1/2 penny Conder Token (D and H-36D).

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Cold Hard Cash...   Image Attached

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My post today is more of a light humored stab at this ridiculous winter. I know this post doesnt feature a coin but bear with me, I think you will enjoy it nevertheless.

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Garys February Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Februarys Coin of the Month is not rare; it has a mintage of 664,833,000. It is not made of silver or gold; it has a bi-metallic composition of stainless steel with an outer...

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I Am Honored  

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Before I get started, I want to congratulate all the winners of this years awards. That said I also want to thank all those who have congratulated me for the Most Informative...

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Garys January 2014 Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Garys January Coin of the Month (Volume 3, Number 5) is a NGC MS-64 RB, 1795 Great Britain Halfpenny Conder Token (D&H-23).

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A Look Backwards and a Look Forward   Image Attached

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2013 has been a very good year for my collection. In 2014, I plan more of the same with the exception that I will have to scale back my new purchases significantly.

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Garys December Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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I know my December piece is a little early, but Ive been working feverishly on my owner comments for The Use of Seated Imagery in Numismatics custom set. I just finished the...

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Garys November Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Novembers Coin of the Month (Volume 3 Number 3) column features an NGC PFUC-69, 1994 Canadian $200 gold coin (KM# 250) commemorating the Literary Legacy of Canadian Lucy Maud...

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I Finally Found What I Was Looking For   Image Attached

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A long search finally yields for me the 1838 Hard-Times, Am I Not A Woman And A Sister Token.

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Garys October Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Garys Coin of the Month (Volume 3, Number 2) features a coin commemorating the 25th wedding anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elizabeth of Bavaria. The...

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ARRRRGH! Imaging Coins can be Really Frustrating   Image Attached

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Have you ever held a coin in your hand and just admired the intricate details and the spectacular kaleidoscope of colors? Then you try to image your coin just to find that the...

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An Olive Oil Bath Anyone?   Image Attached

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An article in this weeks Coin World, a coin I collected 35 years ago in New Caledonia, and my new custom set, The Use of Seated Imagery in Numismatics gave me an idea for a...

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Garys September Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Garys September Coin of the Month (Volume 3, Number 1) is a continuation of Augusts column and features an NGC AU-53 Spanish Provisional Government 1870(74) DEM, 2 Peseta (KM#...

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My Day at the ANA Show with Yankeejose   Image Attached

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A day at my third ANA show yields four treasures (five, if you include the complimentary PCGS luncheon Lincoln Cent) and the opportunity to meet and spend the day with fellow...

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Garys August Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Garys Coin of Month article for August 2013 (Volume 2 Number 12) features an NGC AU-53 Spanish provisional government 1870(74) DEM, 2 Peseta. Divided into two parts, this...

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Re:Working on my CLAD DIMES and MINT SETS  

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To fully grasp this post, please read the recent thread posted by Six Mile Rick

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Garys July Coin of the Month the Denmark Mermaid Coin   Image Attached

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This months column is a companion piece to last months, and features a Denmark NGC MS-64 1890-CS 20 Kroner gold coin.

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Why had I not seen this before?  

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For the most part, I am not an error coin collector except that I think coins displaying clashed dies are rather cool.

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Before and After   Image Attached

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Ive sent many coins to NCS for conservation over the years with mixed results. Sometimes conservation brings out different surface conditions that were hidden before, both the...

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Garys June Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Featured in this months edition (Volume 2 Number 10) of The Coin of the Month is an NGC MS-65, 1903 Danish 2 Kroner coin (KM-802) commemorating the 40th anniversary of the...

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Happy Mothers Day, A Numismatic Tribute to Motherhood   Image Attached

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Garys May coin of the month features a 2008 Latvian 20-Lats gold coin commemorating the 15th anniversary of the renewal of the Lats currency following Latvian independence...

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My day at the Central States Numismatic Society Show   Image Attached

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A wonderful day with my with my wife culminated with the addition of an 1834 Bust Dime to my 7070 type set.

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Liberty to return to US coinage?  

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As a lover of classic coins this news gives me something to cheer about!

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Garys April Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Aprils Coin of the Month (Volume 2 Number 8) is an NGC MS-63 1896/5 Guatemala Peso (KM #210)

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Garys March Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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This months featured coin (Volume 2 Number 7) is a silver proof-like 1970 Netherlands 10 Gulden coin commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Netherlands liberation...

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Unbelievable, or Rather Should I Say, BELIEVABLE!   Image Attached

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It is not often that I talk about my Christian faith on a coin forum, but in this instance, the two are intricately entwined and inseparable. So follow along with me as I...

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Garys February Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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My Coin of the Month for February (Volume 2 Number 6) is an NGC graded MS-64, 1930-B 20 Francs gold coin from Switzerland (KM #35.1). Due to an array of interesting events...

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Turning Disappointment into Satisfaction  

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The following is my response to the thread, Last Straw, by SPHanson.

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Garys January 2013 Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Garys Coin of the Month (Volume 2 Number 5) for January 2013 features an NGC PFUC-68 French 100 franc coin (KM#1096) commemorating the 100th anniversary of cinema and the...

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Guilty as Charged   Image Attached

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I was snared by my own desire to populate a registry set by buying the plastic rather than the coin.

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Why Garys Coin of the Month?  

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The Full Library of Garys Coin of the Month Journals represents much of what I enjoy about numismatics and coin collecting. Together with collecting coins, I also enjoy...

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Garys December Set of the Month   Image Attached

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Greetings all, Decembers Coin of the Month centers on my Netherlands 10 Gulden, Wilhelmina I, 1897-1933, Circulation Issue registry set. That set entitled, Garys Golden...

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A New Custom Set  

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A Custom Set for Garys Coins of the Month

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A Four-Coin Tribute to our Veterans   Image Attached

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For Novembers Coin of the Month column, I am using four coins to illustrate my heartfelt thanks to all the veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

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White Tuxes for my Foreigns   Image Attached

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Crossing over five PCGS world coins over to NGC confirms one of my long held suspicions, but does not effectively answer the question, does NGC under grade its world coins or...

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Garys October Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Two months after the Olympic Games and a month before our national elections, Octobers Coin of the Month (Volume 2, Number 2) is a 1995-P PCGS PR69DCAM Special Olympics...

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All Under One Roof   Image Attached

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My entire collection of Coin of the Month articles is all in one place.

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Garys September Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Septembers Coin of the Month (Volume 2, Number 1) is an NGC AU-55, 1897 close date, Cuba Souvenir Peso.

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Garys August Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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This Months Coin of the Month is an NGC MS-66, 1971, 200 Rupee gold coin (KM# 39) from the island nation of Mauritius and is dedicated to my wife Linda.

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There is Nothing Like Seeing it in the Hand   Image Attached

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I doubted a CAC NGC VF-25 1895-S Morgan Dollar I won at auction until I got it in the hand.

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Julys Coin of the Month and our first 100 years of Independence   Image Attached

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The Coin of the Month for July is an 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition Medal designed by William Barber.

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Junes Coin of the Month is Out of this World   Image Attached

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Junes Coin of the Month is a NGC PFUC-69 French 2009 10 Euro coin that commemorates the International Year of Astronomy and the 40th anniversary of mans first steps on the...

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My First Great Collections Consignment   Image Attached

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My first consignment with Great Collections is a success despite the recent fall in the gold market that depressed my bottom line.

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The Results are In and So So   Image Attached

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The moment I have been waiting for has arrived and I received my 1876 Centennial Medal back from NCS fully graded in an oversize holder at MS-61.

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Garys May Coin of the Month (couldnt wait to post this)   Image Attached

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This months Coin of the Month is a PCGS MS-63, 1936-S, Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial Commemorative Half-Dollar. I am dedicating this post to BeawChan because he...

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Hot off the press! New rules on E-Bay  

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What does the collecting community out there think of these changes? I think theyre a step in the right direction to truth in purchasing on E-Bay

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Three Point Wonders   Image Attached

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If there is anything that rubs me the wrong way, its paying $300 for a classic coin thats worth a paltry three registry points.

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Garys April Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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The coin featured this month comes from Peru and completes my three part series on the Seated National Personifications.

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1876 US Centennial Exposition Medal   Image Attached

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Just a short post this time, but I had to share my latest acquisition.

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The E-Bay Phenomenon   Image Attached

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E-Bay can be good resource for purchasing coins, but there is one caveat to be aware of, Buyer Beware!

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In the Mean Time...   Image Attached

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I must confess that of lately I have been focused on my web site and Coin of the Month posts. However, behind the scenes my collection has been quietly growing.

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Garys March Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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This month my attention turns from Britannia to Lady Liberty in this second of three journal posts on coins displaying feminine seated national personifications.

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coinsbygary.com is online  

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A web site where I make the rules is on line. Now I have the prerogative of putting raw coins in my sets if I so desire!

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Addendum to my Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Britannia and the Falkland Islands

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Garys February Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Februarys coin of the month is a beautifully conserved, chocolate-brown, NCS/NGC, 1858/6 AU-55 Great Britain halfpenny.

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Well What Do I Do Now?  

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I know I'm not crossing over my PCGS world coins.

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Edging Ever so Closer   Image Attached

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This past week I made an upgrade to "Gary's Golden Wilhelmina Guldens" that brings me ever so closer to the ultimate goal for this set.

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A different perspective on the annual awards  

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A diversity of winners from year to year is good for Collector's Society.

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Congratulations!  

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Congratulations are in order for all this year's award winners.

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My First Coin of the Month in 2012   Image Attached

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January's coin of the month is a PCGS MS-65 1896 Morgan Dollar.

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2011 and Beyond  

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2011 has been a banner year for changes in my collection, but what about plans for 2012.

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69's Full Of 70's  

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The results of my 25th Anniversary SAE submissions are in, and I am nowhere near Kamakazy's royal flush.

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Gary's December Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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Greetings everyone, in celebration of my daughter's birthday, I present to you the December "Coin of the Month."

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The trouble with "IKES"   Image Attached

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Collecting high grade "IKES" is proving to be quite a challenge on a number of levels.

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Gary’s November Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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This month’s coin of the month comes from Austria and is part of my “Inspiration Ladies” custom set.

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My 2 Cents (and that ain't worth much)  

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How can I describe yesterday? All across America, collectors everywhere are getting up with less hair on their heads.

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Gary’s October Coin of the Month   Image Attached

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My October “Coin of the Month” is a 1988 Vatican City 50 Lire coin commemorating the “Creation of Eve.”

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Holy “Ikes” Batman!   Image Attached

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A large sum of E-Bay Bucks leads to a dilemma and windfall of Eisenhower Dollars.

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Gary’s Coins of the Month   Image Attached

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This post is the first of what I hope will be a monthly editorial on various coins from within my collection.

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Half Way There   Image Attached

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No, I am not trying to copy a post by another Society member, it just so happens that I have reached that very important milestone in my Morgan Dollar collection.

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A Roll of the Dice   Image Attached

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You can buy your modern MS/PFUC 70 coins from a dealer or with a roll of the dice buy them directly from the mint at a lower price and hope for a 70 grade on your submission.

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New Gold Exchanged for Old Gold   Image Attached

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Phase 2 of a major re-organization in my collection is complete.

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A Fly on the Wall   Image Attached

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Have you ever wanted to be a “fly on the wall” and listen in on a conversation? I had just that exact experience last Friday at the ANA’s “World’s Fair of Money”.

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Hockey Stick Valuation   Image Attached

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“Hockey Stick Valuation” is a trend where a coin steadily increases in value through its grades before reaching a point at which its cost skyrockets. This abrupt and sharp...

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A Healthy Diversion and a Tribute to Manned Space Flight   Image Attached

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After purchasing an 1893-S Morgan for my collection, it is time for a brief break to pursue a newfound love.

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Phase 1 Complete   Image Attached

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The selling of my problem gold completes the first phase of reorganizing my collection.

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My First Heritage Auction   Image Attached

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It may seem strange, but the 7/3/11 internet auction is my first with Heritage Auctions.

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A Seismic Shift   Image Attached

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There are major changes coming to my collection signified by the latest addition to my Morgan Dollar registry set.

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Fine or MS?   Image Attached

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It makes no sense to buy an 1881-CC Morgan Dollar for $305 in Fine condition when I could have a MS-63 for roughly $200 more.

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Three New Ladies for My Set   Image Attached

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Behind the scenes, I am always on the lookout for coins to add to my “Inspirational Ladies” custom set.

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A Step Back… (For Now)   Image Attached

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The Current correction in the value of silver has finally caught up to SOME of my MS-65 & MS-66 Morgan Dollars.

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Morgan’s are Simply Irresistible to Me   Image Attached

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I don’t know what it is, but I am having a hard time breaking away from my Morgan Dollar collection.

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INSANE!   Image Attached

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This current sudden rise in value of high-grade common date dollars is insane and shows no sign of letting up.

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The Heart of the Matter  

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Investor, collector, or both? There is nothing like a robust conversation to get the juices going.

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My Day at the CSNS Coin Show in Chicago   Image Attached

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My day at the Central States Numismatic Society nets two new coins for my collection and a whole lot of fun.

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Silver Dollars may be Taking the Oxygen out of Most Everything Else  

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If you were to represent the pool of money available to buy coins as a pie, silver dollars are currently taking a much bigger piece of the pie.

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1885 Was A Very Good Year   Image Attached

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1885 was a very good year for my Morgan Dollar collection, but not so for the Carson City Mint.

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Perfect Timing and the High Price of Silver  

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I could not have chosen a better time to start a high-grade Morgan Dollar collection than now. In addition, there is evidence to show that the value of low-grade, common date...

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Why I Collect Coins and use the Registry   Image Attached

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Simply put, I love coin collecting and I use the registry to catalog, organize, and display my collection.

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Good Progress   Image Attached

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My reflections and observations on the progress of “Gary’s High-Grade Morgans” and “Gary’s MS-65 & 66’s”.

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How Bout that for Customer Service!  

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A short one this time.

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Too Good to Let Pass Up   Image Attached

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Rarely does the opportunity to own a coin with a population of one and none higher realistically come my way. When it does, even though the coin goes beyond my established...

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This One Didn’t Get Away!   Image Attached

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Taking a lesson from the one that got away, I snagged a great coin at a good price.

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The Other Side of the Aisle   Image Attached

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Make no mistake, I am a coin collector through and through, but occasionally I get interested in collecting paper currency.

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Feast or Famine   Image Attached

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Searching for coins rarely offered for sale can be like a feast or a famine.

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Obsessed!   Image Attached

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Why do my obsessions have to cost so much?

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The One That Got Away   Image Attached

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A popular fishing metaphor describes the coin that got away from me.

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Another Year, Another Set   Image Attached

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With the coming of a new year comes a new set of Morgan Dollars!

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