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2011 Kennedy Uncirculated Half-Dollar

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The Kennedy Half-Dollar was created to honor President Kennedy.   It was authorized by Congress just a month after his death, the U.S. Mint used designs on hand by sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro, which allowed striking of the coin to begin in January 1964.  This coin has been in production for 47 years, though it is currently only minted for collectors.  The coin nearly vanished from circulation after its release due to collectors, hoarders, and people still wanting to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”  Even though ample supplies of half dollars are now available, their circulation is extremely limited.  You can order bags or rolls of 2011 Kennedy Half-Dollars from the U.S. Mint.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

2011 Kennedy Proof Half-Dollar

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The Kennedy Half-Dollar was created to honor President Kennedy.   It was authorized by Congress just a month after his death, the U.S. Mint used designs on hand by sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro, which allowed striking of the coin to begin in January 1964.  This coin has been in production for 47 years, though it is currently only minted for collectors.  The coin nearly vanished from circulation after its release due to collectors, hoarders, and people still wanting to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”  Even though ample supplies of half dollars are now available, their circulation is extremely limited.  Order your 2011 Proof Set today at the U.S. Mint.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Company

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The Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Company is located south of Denver in Centennial, Colorado.  I love when I come across depositories, which are few and far between, because they provide a great service for collectors and the general public alike.  This facility was built from the ground up and the vault looks to be state of the art.  Founded by three retired bankers, their experience showed them there is a demand for this type of business.  Check out their facebook page and you can actually see pictures of the vault being built.  Being conceived by bankers, I’m sure you can feel rest assured your valuables and important documents will be quite safe.  Next time I am in Denver I plan to stop by and check out this great facility.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

2011 Native American $1 Coin Rolls

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Having just posted on the 2011 Native American $1 Coin.  I just wanted to follow-up for all the roll collectors, both the “P” and “D” mint rolls are now available in special mint packaging.  Each roll contains 25 circulating-quality coins minted at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia or Denver.  Stop by the U.S. Mint Store today to complete your roll collection.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Safe Find | 1891 Cary Safe

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My very first “Safe Find” was the Cary Safe, California Car Wash post.  So when I came across this one, I had to post these photos.  Look at the size of this thing.  Not only does it have double doors, but two sets of them.  The front has  Cary Safe Co. in traditional script.   Here was the company slogan “Growing Great Since Seventy Eight” CARY SAFES “The Safe Investment” “Uniform Strength Throughout”  Keep in mind that is 1878, and unfortunately the growing stopped in 1929.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

Whitman Baltimore Expo

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The Whitman Coin & Collectible Baltimore Expo is this week, starting today March 28 for auction lot viewing and ending April 3.  It’s going to be an action packed week.  Admission is free, but early bird passes are available for a fee, so if you want to get a jump on things pick one up.  The official auction company for the show will be Stacks Bowers Galleries.  Be sure to check the schedule so you don’t miss out on anything!

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Gold Facts

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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