Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category
The Coinologist wishes every American a Fantastic Fourth of July.
Happy Presidents Day!
While we have so many coins that bear the portraits of our Presidents and the nations first seal. I find it important to honor this day, and the men that have served our country in this capacity.
Welcoming back the West Coast, I made a New Years trip to Brian Head, Utah. There was a wonderful snow the day before I arrived, which dumped five foot of power in some areas! Being a snowboarder this is like finding a gold coin in your change. My snowboarding mentor happened join us that weekend, and of course we had to hike through the “BACKCOUNTRY GATE,” which made for the best boarding of all! I tried to take a bunch of pictures, and I hope you enjoy. It was a wonderful trip and it looks like I’m heading up again this weekend. Enjoy the gorgeous views!
Happy Birthday Kennedy! Not the President, but my niece who can spot a Kennedy half-dollar from ten paces. She turns 8 today and I wanted to wish her a very Happy and Special Birthday!
Happy Holidays from The|Coinologist!
December 7, 1941. ”A day that will live in infamy.” as F.D.R. said in his Infamy Speech the following day. The Attack on Pearl Harbor is a historic turning point of our national heritage. It wasn’t until August, 23, 1994 that congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. With that said, I am here to talk about coins, and this national holiday has many presses churning out commemorative coins. Some of these coins are very well done and some are not. The coin above is offered by the Royal Hawaiian Mint and is a very good-looking coin, I might say. As always, do your research on coins as some companies fine print can be deceptive. With the rising price of gold and silver, we are seeing more silver clad and gold-plated coins offered to the public. Be sure the coin or round has a weight marking, don’t always depend on the certificate of authenticity that usually accompanies these coins.
Photo:Royal Hawaiian Mint