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  1. They did run the episode last night (May 19) at 10:00pm. The episode started with a wealthy man who found his old Camaro car, then went on to an old photograph of a baseball team, then to the 1913 nickel owned by Walton.
  2. I don't see it on the TLC schedule. What day and time is it supposed to be on?
  3. US returns cultural treasures to Iraq - Including a Roman Coin From CNN News: A Roman coin from A.D. 248-250, when the Romans occupied the region. The coin had been left at the Houston Museum of Natural Science by a man who said he was a contractor in Iraq. The museum's curator of anthropology alerted federal authorities. Article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/02/25/...dex.html?hpt=T2 Photograph of coin from US Immigration and Customs (ICE): The article doesn't identify the coin but it looks like this one from Philip I (Philip the Arab) Wildwinds ancie
  4. The Millard Fillmore Dollar is coming February 18 From presidentialdollarguide.com: The 2010 Millard Fillmore Dollar will be the first release of the year for the Presidential Dollar coin series and represent the thirteenth release in the series overall. The tentative release date for the coin is February 18, 2010. Details regarding an official launch ceremony for the coins have not yet been announced. http://presidentialdollarguide.com/millard...idential-dollar
  5. The one at the bottom looks like a girl, too. If the Boy Scouts have girl "Venturers", then what happened to the Girl Scouts? Or should I ask?
  6. The Boy Scouts commemorative silver dollar: The scout on the right looks like a girl?
  7. Using that criteria, the US could not issue coins honoring anyone. For example, George Washington, owned slaves Thomas Jefferson, owned slaves, had a mistress and so on.
  8. This one spent 50 years in a Wayte Raymond cardboard album:
  9. This guy has some information and some for sale: http://www.ancient-art.com/arabic.htm
  10. Coins, mummies and statues point to Cleopatra tomb BURG EL-ARAB, Egypt Egypt's top archaeologist made his version of a sales pitch Sunday, presenting 22 coins, 10 mummies, and a fragment of a mask with a cleft chin as evidence that the discovery of the lost tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra is at hand. Zahi Hawass showed off the ancient treasures to journalists during a tour of a 2,000-year-old temple to the god Osiris, where they were found. He believes the site near the Mediterranean Sea contains the tomb of the doomed lovers that has been shrouded in mystery for so long.
  11. Soccer Referee Nailed in Head With Coin During Match This is not the first time we've heard about soccer hooligans throwing things on the pitch during a game: bottles, cans, light flares . . . you name it. I suppose a coin isn't the worst thing that could be tossed, but from a distance and thrown just right, apparently (when you see the picture) it can leave a mark. Cardiff City manager Dave Jones insisted that the supporter who struck referee Mike Dean with a coin ruined an otherwise pulsating South Wales derby. Jones slammed as 'crazy' the actions of the Bluebirds fan, who cut o
  12. Braille silver dollar goes on sale, US commemorative Mintage of the coin, which is 90 percent silver, will be limited to 400,000 Initial prices will be from $31.95 to $37.95. Regular prices will be $33.95 to $41.95 The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders Thursday for the first coin to feature readable Braille. The coin's "heads" side features a portrait of Louis Braille; the "tails" side features a boy reading a book in Braille. More information is available at the U.S. Mint's web site: http://www.usmint.gov
  13. Many of these coins were brought back here to the US by returning servicemen, so most are quite common.
  14. I have had this Masonic Penny since the 1960's. It must have been used quite a lot at one time as it is well-worn. Details: Modern Masonic "Penny" token based on a Roman coin Issued by the Royal Arch Masons, St. Louis, Missouri Obverse: MISSOURI (dot) CHAPTER No 1. R.A.M. (dot) ST.LOUIS / CAESAR AVGVSTVS Reverse: Eight spokes, DIVVS IVLIV Size: 32mm Catalog: Design based on Augustus RIC 37b commemorating Julius Caesar
  15. The article refers to a prohibition of importing ancient Chinese coins, not modern Chinese counterfeits of US coins. "Under the new rules, anyone entering the U.S. with such coins must have a valid Chinese export certificate or certifications proving the coins left China before the effective date of the new rule (January 16, 2009)".
  16. By "Franklin Dimes" he probably means Franklin Roosevelt dimes. One can either spend money by selling the coins to a dealer will pay less than the market value, or spend time by researching them and selling them himself.
  17. What about street finds? I found a 1941 US penny and a 1955 US dime on local streets while walking.
  18. Hundreds of coins found in French patients belly Necklaces, needles also discovered in 62-year-old man French doctors were taken aback when they discovered the reason for a patients sore, swollen belly: He had swallowed around 350 coins $650 worth along with assorted necklaces and needles. The 62-year-old man came to the emergency room of Cholet General Hospital in western France in 2002. He had a history of major psychiatric illness, was suffering from stomach pain, and could not eat or move his bowels. MSNBC news story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4304525
  19. Austria 10 Heller, Nickel, Yeoman 29
  20. ABC News story on kids, collecting, coins Resurrecting a Tradition: Creating Kid Collectors Collectors Pushing for Kids To Get Into Once-Popular Hobby By MARILYN GARDNER Jan. 18,2009 Kids today aren't into collecting like their parents or grandparents once were. Some experts say stamps and coins can't compete with computers and video games. ABC News story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=6664542&page=1
  21. German battlefield yields Roman surprises Relics found from battle between Romans, Barbarians in third century Battlefield found by relic-hunters illegally searching for souvenirs of recent wars Archaeologists have found more than 600 relics from a huge battle between a Roman army and Barbarians in the third century, long after historians believed Rome had given up control of northern Germany. The hillside battlefield was discovered by relic-hunters illegally searching for souvenirs of more recent wars near the town of Kalefeld-Oldenrode. One of them brought some of the item
  22. So it took the DC transit system 29 years to accept the 1979 Susan Anthony dollar coins (and their same size successors).
  23. Israeli archaeologists find 7th century Byzantine gold coins Archaeologists found a hoard of gold coins from the 7th century in Jerusalem on Sunday. The 1,400-year-old coins were found in the Giv'ati car park in the City of David in the walls around Jerusalem National Park, a site that has yielded other finds, including a well-preserved gold earring with pearls and precious stones. They were in a collapsed building that dates back to the 7th century, the end of the Byzantine period. The coins bear a likeness of Heraclius, who was the Byzantine emperor from 610 to 641. C
  24. Arab-Byzantine Abd al-Malik Standing Caliph Coin I was looking at Byzantine coins for sale on Ebay and found this one. I knew nothing about it but it looked interesting. I had managed to get a $200 bill from a company cancelled and figured that I could spend some of the money on a coin. I paid $34 for this coin. I received the coin on December 18, 2008, and started looking up information on it. The coin is used on the cover of a book about the Islamic conquests of Byzantine territory. Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests by Walter Emil Kaegi Abd al-Malik was
  25. I still like the "County Quarter" program. With over 3000 counties, at 10 a year, we have a program for the next 300 years.
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