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Robert L. Wilson:


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Greetings my friends.

The gusting wind was so disruptive the other night that many obstacles, mostly broken branches and wheely bins, were scattered across lawns and pavements and needed careful avoidance, as I took out my little dog Sam, for his early morning walk. The wind was still very strong but not too cold and I couldn’t keep my mind from wandering to thoughts about Blackpool beach, rough sea’s and churned up sand (and finds!).

Low water was at high noon and as it was only 5-00am, I had plenty of time to get ready and drink my usual 3 or 4 cups of tea. I eventually set off about 9 o’clock and as the traffic was light, I was passing the recently closed Blackpool International Airport, in only 30 minutes. Five or so minutes after that, I pulled up at my usual parking space, opposite south pier and as…

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January 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

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Happy New Year

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Looking forward to another great year of U.S. Coins from The United States Mint.

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January 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

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American Eagle 2014 One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

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The 2014 American Eagle one ounce platinum proof coin commemorates the sixth and final principle of the Preamble Series, “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity.” Each 2014 American Eagle one ounce platinum proof coin contains 99.95 percent platinum and is packaged in a custom–designed portfolio presentation case.

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December 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt 2014 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

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Commemorate a presidency of unrivaled legacy with this unique product that includes an uncirculated quality Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coin and an Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information on the back.

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December 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

First Spouse 2014 Bronze Medal Series

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The 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series – Four Medal Set 1 5/16 inch bears the likenesses of this year’s First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on the obverse (heads) side of the medals. The medals are packaged in Mylar®, inserted into a folded card containing product information and placed in a custom–made envelope.

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December 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection

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Four unique ways to honor 50 years of the Kennedy half–dollar. The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half–Dollar Silver Coin Collection includes four Kennedy half–dollar coins struck in 90% silver in four different finishes, one from each of the U.S. Mint’s coin production facilities. Something special for any collector or the perfect gift!

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December 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Everglades National Park 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Rolls and Bags

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Capture the majestic beauty of Everglades National Park. The fifth quarter to be issued in 2014 and the 25th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Rolls and Bags – Everglades National Park pays tribute to the beauty of one of Florida’s most beautiful park

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December 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm


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