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Archive for May 2011

Eastern Numismatics & Whitey Ford

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If you’re looking to sell your precious metals or rare coins, take it from Whitey Ford and give Jonathan Parella a call at Eastern Numismatics.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 31, 2011 at 5:31 am

2011 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

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Celebrate one of the principles our great Nation was built on with this exquisite, finely crafted coin. The coin’s reverse design is emblematic of the principle “To Insure Domestic Tranquility.” It features a captivating image of the harvest goddess emerging from a field of wheat, symbolizing the vastness of our Nation and its wide diversity of views. The coin’s obverse features a bold and inspiring image of Lady Liberty, a poignant symbol of vigilance and resolute faithfulness to duty. This coin contains 99.95 percent pure platinum and is packaged in a custom-designed portfolio presentation case. Order today and add this timeless treasure to your collection!.

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Memorial Day

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Sending thanks to all the men and women that have served our country with honor!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 30, 2011 at 5:30 am

Tequila Goldsicle

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All right, It’s Friday and it’s getting hot out.  Time for a Tequila Goldsicle.  This precious metal pop with a punch is filled with 24 carat gold flakes and sells for a cool grand at the Marquis Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico.  As you would expect from a frozen treat of this stature, it can be delivered to you poolside.  It is made with Clase Azul Ultra tequila, which is self-proclaimed to be the “finest tequila ever produced.”  I have never tried it myself, and costing around $2000 a bottle, it’s not likely I will in the near future.  Check out other Coinologist All Things Gold archive posts here.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin Rolls

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Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant wrote his memoirs at the suggestion of his friend, author Mark Twain? “The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant” became a best-seller and today is considered one of the finest military autobiographies ever written. Celebrate a piece of history by adding the Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls to your collection. Each coin features incredible artwork and edge-incused inscriptions. Each roll contains 25 circulating quality coins minted at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia or Denver. Enhance your collection today! .

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

World Air Traffic In 24 Hours

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This is an amazing video showing what goes on in the skies above our planet Earth in a 24 hour period.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 26, 2011 at 5:26 am

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Stacks | Menlo Park, California

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Well my trip to the Bay Area was a good time had by all.  I have some good posts in the works from my trip.  I will start you off with a mouth-watering way to start your morning.  Stacks in downtown Menlo Park is open for breakfast and lunch.   I can honestly say this is my number one, all time favorite way to start the day.  Eggs Louis, which is where crab is substituted for ham in the classic dish Eggs Benedict.  Top it off with a short stack of wheat germ pancakes for dessert, and I guarantee you will not leave hungry, though most definitely happy!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 25, 2011 at 10:55 am

2009 Three Coins Viognier Gold Medal

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Congratulations to the Lawer Family for the Gold Medal on their 2009 Three Coins Viognier.  This 100% Viognier leads with a flavor that is rich and bright with tones of honey-dew melons, apricot, honey, and kiwi.  Its complex flavors are spiced with the wonderful aromas of nutmeg and vanilla.  The finish is clean and resonates on the palate.  Head to the Lawer Family Wines to check out their complete selection.  Make sure to check out all Coinologist Heath and Wellness posts here.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 24, 2011 at 5:24 am

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

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Enhance your collection with the exquisite 2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin! Each coin contains one ounce of .9999 fine, 24-karat gold and is presented in an elegant hardwood box. The coin features beautifully detailed artwork by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser, once a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The Native American depiction on the coin’s obverse is believed to be based on three different chiefs – two of whom were named by the designer as Chief Iron Tail and Chief Two Moons – who modeled for Fraser as he sculpted its design. It is widely believed that the bison on the coin’s reverse was modeled after “Black Diamond,” a popular attraction at the New York Zoological Gardens. Get yours today at the U.S. Mint.

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 23, 2011 at 5:23 am

Cash by the Pound

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I can remember visiting the B.E.P. in Washington D.C. when I was a teen.  My Father was a true patriot and this was one of many family vacations that had us blazing from state to state.  Destinations included Civil War Battlefields, National Parks, and of course our Nations Capital.  I remember the tour vividly and also remember being able to buy a bag of shredded cash at the gift shop.  Well things might be very different these days, but you can still get your shredded cash. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers 5lb bags of Shredded U.S. Currency. This bag contains approximately $10,000 worth of Shredded U.S. currency notes.  Judging from the photo below, it looks like the gift shops at the various Federal Reserve Banks are in on it as well.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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