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Devastation in The Philippines.

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coin928

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The full magnitude of the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan as it crossed The Philippines is just now being realized. The survivors there desperately need all the help we can provide.

I have no direct connection to the Philippines, other than my love of their history as it became entwined with our own, and the coinage that resulted. Through my numismatic endeavors of the last 10 years, I have purchased many coins from dealers in The Philippines, and I've never been disappointed with their service, their friendliness, or the quality of the coins I have received. I hope that all of my numismatic friends there are well.

I just made a donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross through PayPal, and I would like to urge others in our community of collectors to do the same. There are many ways to provide aid, and the following links list quite a few:

http://us.cnn.com/2013/11/09/world/iyw-how-to-help-typhoon-haiyan/index.html

https://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-charity/web.us/campaign.jsp?cid=28

http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

I always like to include a picture with my posts, and this one seems most appropriate for this topic on Veteran's Day. It is the obverse of the 1947-S commemorative honoring General Douglas MacArthur, "The Defender and Liberator of The Philippines."

Thank you for reading this post and many thanks to all of the Veterans who have served our country.

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