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Happy Halloween!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 31, 2010 at 8:08 am

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Kombucha Update

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I’m happy to say GT’s Kombucha is back on the shelves.  They reworked the formula as to not have it ferment to the old levels.  I have been told and have seen chatter on their facebook page that the original will be re-released and be regulated to the over 21 crowd.  I say welcome back GT’s Kombucha!  Make sure to check out all Coinologist Heath and Wellness posts here.

Photo: GT’s Kombucha

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 29, 2010 at 8:08 am

U.S. Mint E-Gift Certificates

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I am a big fan of the U.S. Mint and I know first hand that receiving one of these e-gift certificates is great.  They start at $25 and continue up to $200 in various increments.  Whether you are buying for an avid collector or someone who is new to the hobby, they are sure to be excited.  With the holidays coming up I hope to receive one or two myself.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

Cumberland Island, GA

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I went to Cumberland Island with my Sister and her family the other day, and I was pretty impressed.  I had no idea the historical value this barrier island had hiding behind its spanish moss-covered oaks.  First of all you have to get there by ferry, and it is owned and run by the National Park Service.  The island was 90% owned by the Carnegie family at one time and John Kennedy Jr. married  Carolyn Bessette here in 1996.  Take some time to read through the history and you too will be impressed.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

Safe Find-Antique Safe from Kentucky Bank

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Here is a great find on Craigslist, Jacksonville, FL.  It appears to be an antique safe, and claims to have been from a bank in Kentucky.  Just from the looks of it I can confirm this baby is pretty old.  Having been from a bank in Kentucky, I’m sure it has seen many different stacks of bill and coins.  I would hope the owner has some documentation to uphold the claims of the safes origins.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 26, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Safes

Coast to Coast on 1000 Coins Tally

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As you know the road trip is over and all though I loved the X5RV in conceptual sense, it’s no fun to sleep in.  I’m happy to be back sleeping in a real bed.  This leads me to the tally section, as you remember I was driving from coast to coast on 1000 John Adams Presidential Dollars.  You should have seen the look on some of the attendants when I would count out seventy or eighty of these to pay for gas.  Over all I had good reception, was offered by people in line to buy some of the dollars, I told them the cashier would be happy to sell you a few or maybe all.  Only one attendant had to ask his manager if they were real.  Like I said it was an overall success.  Using the coins can be burdensome in these large numbers, but to have a few in you pocket is really nice.  I ended up with 88 coins to spare and pile of receipts.  So here it is:

 

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 25, 2010 at 8:08 am

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Audi Quattro Concept

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In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Quattro.  Audi is cooking up something tasty in their concept department.   I have been a fan of Audi since high school.  Their Group B rally cars were a car enthusiast  dream.  The power to blast through mud and snow, charging up and down mountains like wind blowing through a meadow, was this teenagers dream.  Since I could never expect to own an actual racing Quattro, my head was always in Road & Track, Car and Driver, and Motor Trend panting over the production version.   An original is still on my want list, but just maybe I might be able to have both in my garage one day.  I like to see that Audi is at it again.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Cars, Cool Stuff

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