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A Piece For Every Coin Geek // Shop ebay Collectibles Now!

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With the coin and collectible market getting ever so competitive.  It’s great to see Coin World and ebay collaborating.  They hope to pull the tech-geek and the coin-geek together.  I love to see this kind of networking because the history of both of these fields are so unique and ever so fascinating.  I’ve visited the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley and it’s amazing.  While the modern computer is young in comparison to the process of minting a coin, they both can be appreciated for their origin.  Check out ebay’s coin & collectible site as they have a sincere focus on working with legitimate sellers and protecting their buyers.  You can feel safe when buying from ebay!  Don’t forget so subscribe to Coin World, it’s the industry’s top trade magazine for staying current on what is trending.  You can find them in the link above or under the publications tab on the right.  Here’s to bringing two great forces together!

 

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Happy Birthday Pat Nixon

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Patricia “Pat” Nixon was born on March 16, 1912. From an early age, she worked hard to support herself and her family. Even after losing both parents before she was 20 years old, she excelled and graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1937. It was after she accepted a position as a high-school teacher in Whittier, California, that she met her future husband, Richard Nixon. After appearing together in a play put on by their drama club, Nixon was smitten. Pat was still warming up to this young lawyer but eventually his tenacity and engaging personality won her over. They married on June 21, 1940.

Richard Nixon’s career was a roller coaster of dramatic moments and Pat stuck by him through it all. In 1952, when allegations about a fund managed by Nixon supporters caused the Republican Party to question Nixon’s value as a running mate, it was his speech in front of 60 million TV viewers, now known as the “Checkers” speech, that swayed a nation. Nixon couldn’t help himself from recognizing the wonderful partner he had in Pat and the sacrifices they made to hold public office.
“That’s what we have. And that’s what we owe. It isn’t very much. But Pat and I have the satisfaction that every dime that we have got is honestly ours. I should say this, that Pat doesn’t have a mink coat. But she does have a respectable Republican cloth coat, and I always tell her she would look good in anything.”
Even when people can’t speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart.
Pat herself recognized the difficulties of a life lived in the public eye, “It takes heart to be in political life.” And together, they did it. Suffering an emotional defeat in 1962 for Governor of California, they regrouped and were ready for Nixon’s comeback in 1968. As first lady, Pat used her position to support the arts. During her time in the White House, she added 600 paintings and antiques to its collection. She also traveled extensively with her husband on high-profile trips overseas, including their historic visit to China in 1972.

Pat Nixon died on June 22, 1993. Her epitaph reads, “Even when people can’t speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart.”

 

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 16, 2016 at 1:20 am

Posted in U.S. Mint

February Favorite Products

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 10, 2016 at 3:25 am

Posted in U.S. Mint

FIRST LOOK inside the FEDERAL RESERVE

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2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, and Boxes

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2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, and Boxes

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The second of three Presidential $1 Coins to be issued in 2016 – the final year of the Presidential $1 Coin Program. These Presidential $1 Coins – with circulating finishes minted at the U.S. Mint at Denver and Philadelphia have never been placed into circulation. Each coin features a likeness of President Ford on the obverse (heads) and has a common reverse (tails) design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. Add them to your collection before they are gone!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 8, 2016 at 3:28 am

Posted in U.S. Mint

America the Beautiful Quarters 2016 Silver Proof Set

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2016
Silver Proof Set

SAN FRANCISCO (S)

The America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set contains all five quarters for 2016 in stunning proof quality. Minted in 90 percent silver at the United States Mint facility in San Francisco, proof finish quarters showcase a frosted image and a mirrored background, enhancing the look of the design. Add this stunning set to your collection today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Coins, U.S. Mint

Secrets of the U.S Mint

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