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  1. Hey,


    My two boys have gotten into attributing world coins, and I don't have a whole lot of loose ones lying around anymore. I'm sure some lots are better than others and I'm hoping list members have some tips on who or what to look for or look out for. Variety of types and countries would be the major consideration right now. Any recommendations?

  2. I'm helping My son Erich look at some primary sources for the WWII war time coinage, inparticular the Nickel, Cent, and Canadian Nickel. We came upon one article in the NYT talking about a proposal to make 12.5 cent coins but the min actually preferred a 1/2 cent piece of plastic. The reason for the 1/2 denomination was to deal with sales taxes. Obviously that proposal didn't become law, it'll be interesting to find out why not.

  3. I'm 40 and until yesterday I had never heard of the Canadian war nickels. I've been familiar with the US cents and nickels for over twentyfive years but entirely ignorant of the Canadian changes. Yesterday I was helping my son define the scope of his Central States exhibit and that's where this "discovery" was made. It's just funny to me how well one can maintain ignorance.

  4. The facing portraits might help narrow it down a little, the reverses really don't; the cross with four pellets was used all over. The middle one reminds me of a Hungarian denar but it's just hard to say when one doesn't look at these a lot. Search for things like medieval, denar, silver penny, facing portrait either google or vcoins and see if you have any luck.

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