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About this journal

I have been a coin collector most of my life thanks to my grandfather who got me started early. I have taken many detours through out my life and delved it to paper money, trading cards, etc. but have now come back to my roots and only collect coins. My current main project is completing my large cent collection and identifying my current ones with accurate varieties. In addition I have a strong interest in world coins, especially large copper coins and pre 1800 coins.

I kind of came late to graded coins. Now that I have all of my best pieces are either graded or scheduled to be.

 

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Wildman Coins

A few years ago one of the large coin magazines had an article on expanding your collecting interests and mentioned Wildman coins. I found the article interesting but kind of forgot about it until I ran across one on ebay. It had duel importance to me because if was also formerly part of the Eric Newman collection, a numismatist that I greatly admire. Side note: the new Eric Newman biography "Truth Seeker" is well worth reading.      I grew up helping my grandfather with his col

World_Coin_Nut

World_Coin_Nut

01/17/2018

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01/18/2018

 

Be Yourself

I have been collecting my whole life. My collection has taken many wandering paths to arrive where it is today. For years I built sets of U.S coins because that is what I thought you were supposed to do. The few dealers that I had access to (pre-internet) had no interest in foreign coins or really anything that they didn't have. In fact they tried to steer me away from anything other than US coins. They lead me to believe that world coins were junk and not worthy of being collected seriously.

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World_Coin_Nut

04/02/2017

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04/05/2017

 

Trying again.

I appologize if this is showing up twice. Still trying to get used to the new journals. Anyone that knows me knows that I tend to collect nice circulated pieces. Despite that when you I see a coin almost 200 years old in almost perfect condition I have to take a second look.  The largest portion of my collection contains coins from the German States. The area of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel put out some fascinating pieces in a wide variety of designs. My favorites by far are the Wildman coins. Th

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World_Coin_Nut

03/27/2017

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03/29/2017

Henry Clay Campaign Medal

An American Classic Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 -- June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer and planter, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and served as Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams from 1825 to 1829. Clay ran for the presidency in 1824, 1832 and 1844, while also seeking the Whig Party nomination in 1840 a

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World_Coin_Nut

06/10/2016

What makes it rare?

Just a bit a ramble on a topic that bugs me. I have always been intrigued by the entries in price guides where instead of a dollar value it just says "RARE". As a child when flipping through my copy of "A Guide Book of United States Coins" I would see that and think, maybe one of these will show up in change or maybe I will find one at the coin shop in the 25 cent each bin. Of course as I got older reality set in. Now I just hope to able to say I saw one in a museum or a colleague's collection

World_Coin_Nut

World_Coin_Nut

05/16/2015