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Cumberland Island, GA

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I went to Cumberland Island with my Sister and her family the other day, and I was pretty impressed.  I had no idea the historical value this barrier island had hiding behind its spanish moss-covered oaks.  First of all you have to get there by ferry, and it is owned and run by the National Park Service.  The island was 90% owned by the Carnegie family at one time and John Kennedy Jr. married  Carolyn Bessette here in 1996.  Take some time to read through the history and you too will be impressed.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

Eastern Numismatics

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I want to introduce you to Eastern Numismatics, a firm that I have grown fondly of since I have become a serious coin collector. It originated in 1974 on Long Island, when I was only five.  The company is and always has been a family operation and is a great place to do business. I met up with them a few years ago and now have a some friendships that will last a lifetime.  Eastern is in the business of selling coins, but their real business is to create a numismatic family.  The company’s consultants will to give you good product at the great price.  The management staff works around the clock to provide the the finest coins and currency to its family of collectors.


Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 15, 2008 at 8:54 am

Flashback to 1975-76

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I would like to introduce the coin that started me on a long journey that is far from over.  Born in 1969, I was six when the bicentennial quarter was introduced. It was released in 1975, and had a two year run for the country’s bicentennial itself.  Being from the time when I can still remember silver coinage in circulation, this design really caught my eye as a six year old.  The Colonial drummer designed by Jack L. Ahr had a magical appeal to me at the time.  It sparked a love for all types of coins and the history behind them.  Who spent this coin and what was their story.  I hope to give you a layman’s insight into the coin market, and knowledge you can share with others interested.


1975 1976 bicentennial quarter dollar drummer coin

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 25, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Posted in Personal History

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