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A Few Coins

While sorting through antiques and coins to use for last Thursday’s (April 9th) post. I pondered some of the other coins and snapped some photos of them before taking most of the old loot back to the safe deposit box … Continue reading

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Contemplating Coins

Last month I separated a couple of hands full of coins from the stash drawer in my desk. (See the bluejayblog post from March 17th.) Well, I finally got around to looking up their values. It turns out that the … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mint Takeover

The ability to issue money is one of the major acts to legitimize any nation.  For the short-lived Confederate States of America, a fully operating mint had already been in operation since 1838. January 26, 1861 Louisiana’s secession from the … Continue reading

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The Dollar Becomes Official

Like many kids, I was taught about money and that it “doesn’t grow on trees”.  Because dad’s hobby was numismatics, the collecting of monetary objects, I received thumbnail histories of the major forms of money. I think I was seven … Continue reading

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