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Collectible World War II Ration Tokens
When the United States was forced to enter World War II, the nation as a whole became committed to the war effort.”Victory gardens,” scrap drives, and blackouts became part of peoples lives on the homefront. Rationing became the largest contributor to the war effort.
Collecting Cash As A Hobby
Collecting cash is a well-established hobby and has been enjoyed by many people for decades. That is, collecting old money. We all collect money-or at least try to before the bills come in-but how many of us collect money, the antique range from previous decades or even centuries?
Collecting Gold Coins
Gold coins were one of the oldest forms of money. This was later followed by silver coins. Gold coins were in circulation in the United States from 1838 to 1933. The design was the Liberty Head bust but this was only made until 1907. The design was then changed to the Indian Head and Saint Gaudens m
Collecting Indian Head Pennies
Like most collectors, you have probably collected Lincoln Cents, or some other recent series and now you want to go back in time a little bit more. Indian Head Cents were produced from 1859 to 1909, while its predecessor, the Flying Eagle Cent was produced from 1857 to 1858. Just think of the histor
Collecting Old Commemorative Coins
Most coin collectors start collecting coins that they are familiar with. This can be coins now in circulation, coins that they played with in their youth, or items they received as gifts as a number of examples. Whatever coins they collect, they will be ones that they have some personal familiarity
Collecting coins is a hobby that anyone and everyone could do. But collecting quarters is a hobby that - currently – it is estimated that one hundred six million Americans do. Men, women, and children of all ages are involved in collecting quarters.
Commemorative And Other Special Coins
Commemorative coins are very popular coins to collect. Many people want to have different kinds of coins in their collections. Commemorative coins can be used as a traditional gift for that special person for any kind of celebration.
Commemorative Coin Subjects
As I mentioned in a previous article, commemorative coins seem to be gimmicky. Here is how commemorative coin subjects are chosen. The subject for any commemorative coin stems from some kind of enabling legislation enacted by Congress to honor a person, place or event. The enabling legislation dicta
Commemorative Coins Abuse
The issuance of commemorative coins has apparently been an ongoing problems for a number of years. A number of years ago Congress read a scathing report on a number of abuses associated with the issuance of commemorative coins and attempted to remedy the situation.
Commemorative Coins Versus Commemorative Stamps
Stamp collecting and coin collecting have at least one thing in common, commemorative items. Commemorative stamps generally get a good reception in the stamp collecting community. However, commemorative coins seem to be more controversial to coin collectors.
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