Archive for June 2011
While this is a very informative and interesting video. The computerized voices are a little too Max Headroom for me.
When I posted about the InvisiVault, I mentioned not leaving certain items on the kitchen counter. Welcome the wall clock with a hidden compartment. Officially know as the Embassy JB4985, it merely hangs on the wall with a simple hinged design. It can keep the honest people honest that come through your home. You can pick one up at Amazon for not too much money.
Did you know that during the Civil War Julia Grant moved her home often to be as close to her husband as possible while he commanded the Union forces? She even brought her children with her when she thought it was safe enough! Bring history to life with this exquisite gold coin. The obverse features a detailed portrait of the first lady. The reverse features an image that captures the courtship of a young Julia Dent and Ulysses S. Grant. They are seen sharing their love for the outdoors while horseback riding at her family’s plantation, White Haven. This enchanting coin is available in both proof and uncirculated qualities. Enhance your coin collection by ordering today!
Image/Text: U.S. Mint
Second Party Grading has updated their website recently. I originally met Mike Ellis at the F.U.N. show back in January. Mike started this company to be your “Second Opinion” on coins you may have that are already graded, or for a pre-screening of raw coins before you send them in to a third-party grader. Anyone who has a real interest in the numismatic world, knows that coin grading is an art and not a science, thus is has changed throughout the years. This being the case, for better or for worse, we have companies like SPG and CAC to be the consumer watchdogs.
This beautiful proof silver medal commemorates the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The medal’s designs are emblematic of the courage, sacrifice and strength of those individuals who perished in the attacks, the bravery of those who risked their lives to save others that day, and the endurance, resilience and hope of those who survived. The obverse features Lady Liberty holding a Lamp of Remembrance with the inscriptions ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001 – 2011. The reverse features an eagle against a background of cascading water with the inscriptions HONOR and HOPE. A $10 surcharge per medal is authorized to be paid to the non-profit National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Order today and continue the legacy of hope.
Congratulations again to the Lawer Family Winery. Their 2008 Three Coins Cabernet Sauvignon just earned Best in Class and a Gold Medal at the 2011 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition – a perfect pairing. The real story behind the Lawer family is quite simple, they love good wine, but the name Three Coins comes from rich family history of gold prospecting in Alaska. Make sure to check out all Coinologist Heath and Wellness posts here.
Here is a great opportunity for anyone who has every wanted to be a coin dealer for a day. The ANA is having a Daily Tables section on the bourse floor at the World’s Fair of Money this August. This would be an amazing experience for anyone who is interested buying coins from the public, or has coin/ precious metals of their own they want to offer up for sale. Working a table at a show like this is an experience I recommend to all serious collectors.
Here is a man who can make order out of chaos. JP Koning of Financial Graph & Art is interested in markets and art, thus his amazing creations. The graphical display of data is one of the best tools for understanding the past, the present, and – hopefully – the future. Charts pictorialize everything from mass trends and breaks with the past to one time historical events and long periods of “normal” fluctuation. Without them it would be difficult to pick out patterns from the chaos. If you would like a closer look make sure to visit Financial Graph & Art.