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Not exactly a coin but definitely coin related: Mary Margaret O'Reilly - Assistant Director of the Mint during the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. She oversaw one of the golden eras of coinage with Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, and, my favorite, the Peace Dollar.

 

Good one George. An interesting lady.

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Here we go again!

 

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - the featured article is.... the Three-Cent Silver series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_silver)

 

I *think* I have one but don't have a picture. Do you?

 

Here are two articles in the Virtual Coin Museum on Coinpeople.com about the coins:

 

http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php/topic/383-three-cent-silver-type-2-1854-1858/

http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php/topic/384-three-cent-silver-type-3-1859-1873/

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Here we go again!

 

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - the featured article is.... the Three-Cent Silver series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_silver)

 

I *think* I have one but don't have a picture. Do you?

 

Here are two articles in the Virtual Coin Museum on Coinpeople.com about the coins:

 

http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php/topic/383-three-cent-silver-type-2-1854-1858/

http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php/topic/384-three-cent-silver-type-3-1859-1873/

 

Nice articles George. These are great little coins. I don't have photographs of any to post and the Museum photos need replacement too. Anyone have photos we can use?

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Another one a few days ago!

 

Lafayette dollar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_dollar

 

If I remember correctly, these are among the more expensive to collect of the commemorative series. Does anyone have one?

 

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Monday, January 25th - The 1804 Dollar is Wikipedia's Featured Article of the Day. I think we all know a bit about this coin and why it is called the "King of Coins." As a kid, I loved reading about the ultra famous and rare coin. The connection to the King of Siam and his even more legendary connection. The astronomical prices.

 

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Do you have any favorite stories about this coin?

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By golly, it's happened again!

 

Thursday, March 10th - The Morgan Dollar is Wikipedia's Featured Article.

 

One of the cool things I learned in the article is that there are half dollar patterns with the Morgan dollar design.

 

Here is a 1901-O dollar minted in New Orleans. Not in great shape and pretty common, this coin means a lot to me. It was one of the first (if not first) real, classic coins I added to my collection as a budding collector. It was my first New Orleans coin. I can still feel its heft in my hand, still hear its ring when I flip it in the air.

 

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Do you have a favorite Morgan?

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I noticed a few days ago that it has been a while since Wikipedia featured a coin topic as a Featured Article. Then this was up yesterday, October 12th, 2016:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_dollar

 

A gold dollar is one of the many type set coins from that era that I do not have. Do you have one you can share with us?

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And a numismatic Featured Article from October 27, 2016: Norse American Model

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse-American_medal

 

I'm not sure I've seen this around the forum before but I've seen it in articles and in the Red Book. It's designed by James Earl Fraser, the designer of the Buffalo Nickel.

 

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Another one!

 

November 18, 2016 - Columbian half dollar

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Now that's one I actually have - http://www.omnicoin.com/coin/916546. Can't get the pictures to link here sadly. Anywho, it was the first commemorative coin I ever bought. I think my first slabbed coin, too.

 

Who else has one to share?

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I can't remember if this was the December 30, 2016 Featured article of the December 31st article. But the Eisenhower Dollar was featured!

I actually read pretty much the whole article. Fascinating! It was really well written. I learned about how the infamous Coinage Act of 1965 came to be, how the mythical 1964-D Peace Dollars were struck, and how the Ike coins were lobbied for.

 

As we get farther from the era of 1970s and 80s coins - coins so stigmatized for their design - I'm excited to see a resurgence in interest for them. The article talks about how hard it is to put together a set of high grade Ikes.

 

Do you have any you can share with use?

 

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Here's a rather nice looking Ike Dollar

 

14168486057_cbcf2989b7_c.jpg1978S Eisenhower Dollar PR69DCAM obv by Art OConnell, on Flickr

 

14351650021_8894941b27_c.jpg1978S Eisenhower Dollar PR69DCAM rev by Art OConnell, on Flickr

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Another "Ike" dollar that most people ignore when they think of Ikes.

 

19922717615_e251f1201c.jpg1990 Eisenhower Dollar Prf DCAM Obv by Art OConnell, on Flickr

 

19915170912_564bd3f50f.jpg1990 Eisenhower Dollar Prf - Dcam Rev by Art OConnell, on Flickr

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March 31st, 2017 - Cincinnati Musical Center Half Dollar

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Musical_Center_half_dollar

 

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I'll admit that I've never ever heard of this coin. That shows you how deep the commemorative series gets.

 

Anybody out there have one?

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Likewise I don't recall it. Love the Art Deco style though, and the lyre is definitely something I wouldn't expect to see on an American coin.

 

 

The classic commemoratives had several great Art Deco designs

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