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  1. johnmilton posted a new thread.

    The Maryland Coinage of Lord Baltimore

    Greetings fellow inmates! “The Warden” says that we shall go grocery shopping early tomorrow, but that will be our last venture out...

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    Forum: US Coins Forum

    Apr 7, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  2. johnmilton liked Coinsandmedals's post in the thread A brief introduction to the 1793 Bermuda Penny.

    This past week I had the opportunity to acquire an example of a 1793 Bermuda Penny, which is a highly sought after and particularly rare...

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  3. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Andrew Jackson’s “Mint Drops”.

    Here are two pro Whig Party Hard Times tokens. These two pieces recall the first mayoral election in New York City. Prior to 1834, the...

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  4. johnmilton replied to the thread What's in your vehicle's Cupholder ?.

    I usually have my glasses case in it. Here in Florida, sun glasses are mandatory, at least for me. Sometimes there is a bottle or Coke,...

    Apr 7, 2020 at 8:04 AM
  5. johnmilton replied to the thread Andrew Jackson’s “Mint Drops”.

    I have heard that there are Native Americans who don’t like $20 bills because Jackson is on it. The expulsion of the Cherokee Indians...

    Apr 6, 2020 at 10:22 PM
  6. johnmilton replied to the thread A Brief Essay on the 1907 High Relief $20 Gold.

    (1) The “C” is really “AG” for Augustus St. Gaudens. It appears on the low relief design too. (2) Barber did prepare a pattern coin. I...

    Apr 6, 2020 at 9:18 PM
  7. johnmilton attached a file to the thread A Brief Essay on the 1907 High Relief $20 Gold.

    There are two problems with that solution. First, many copper stains are more than skin deep. You can dip them today, but a few years...

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  8. johnmilton liked messydesk's post in the thread Bland and Allison, Two Obscure 19th Century Politicians Who Changed Coin Collecting.

    Nice article. It's also worth knowing that the name Morgan Dollar was not used until much later. When it was first struck, it was...

    Apr 6, 2020 at 5:40 PM
  9. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Do any of you collect Encased Postage Stamps?.

    Here are the two pieces I have. The Ayer's medicine company issued more encased postage pieces than any other merchant. If you collect...

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  10. johnmilton replied to the thread Do any of you collect Encased Postage Stamps?.

    I have two pieces, which are part of my alternatives to money used during the Civil War collection. When I can get on my desktop...

    Apr 6, 2020 at 8:01 AM
  11. johnmilton replied to the thread A Brief Essay on the 1907 High Relief $20 Gold.

    If the current situation continues, the High Relief will be one of the first coins to fall in price because the supply of them is quite...

    Apr 6, 2020 at 7:50 AM
  12. johnmilton liked physics-fan3.14's post in the thread Andrew Jackson’s “Mint Drops”.

    That's really funny, because I currently work on the real "good ship Daniel Webster."...

    Apr 5, 2020 at 5:32 PM
  13. johnmilton replied to the thread Grade & Color? - 1909 IHC.

    I would grade that one MS-64, Brown. It might grade MS-65 if the cheek is more lusterous in person.

    Apr 5, 2020 at 5:10 PM
  14. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Andrew Jackson’s “Mint Drops”.

    Let's do a common one and a rare one. This one uses sailing ships to make its point. The obverse shows "the good ship Daniel Webster"...

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  15. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Andrew Jackson’s “Mint Drops”.

    Strictly Mint State Classic Head gold coins are very scarce. Collectors simply could not afford to put away $2.50 or $5.00 just the sit....

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