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The Battle Born Collection

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The spotlight coin of the collection is without a doubt the Unique 1873-CC Liberty Seated No Arrows Dime, graded MS-65 by PCGS and bearing the Eliasberg pedigree. It is the only specimen known to exist, which makes it highly coveted among collectors of Carson City Mint coinage and especially those seeking to complete their own set. This much sought-after dime was purchased in 2004 for $891,250 from a Bowers and Merena auction by Rusty Goe, chief architect of the Battle Born Collection for the last 11 years, who later sold it into the Battle Born Collection, thus completing the set.

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B & T Coins and Militaria

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I was driving through Jacksonville, Florida and I found this great shop.  B&T Coins & Militaria is the kind of place that makes me love the coin business.  When the term small business was coined, no pun intended, they were talking about companies like this.  Run by the owner/operator, BJ and his Daughter, he some good coins, but even better militaria.  Stop on in if you in the neighborhood and take a look at the fascinating items he has on display.

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Star Notes

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The Star note has always been one of my favorite finds when going through bills that I come across.  This 1996 $100 Cleveland Star Note is available from Currency Quest at the moment and happens to be a Key note of the series.  Only 160,000 1996 Cleveland Star Notes were printed and very few have been reported among collectors, making this a very scarce note. Being from Cleveland, OH, I am always partial to notes that come from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Photo: Currency Quest

Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

The U.S. Mint’s New Look

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I had to give it a week or so, but the U.S. Mint’s new website is quite nice.  The effect seems to make me feel more at home as a numismatist, but the shopping experience feels about the same.  What can I say, I like to see progress!

Logo:  U.S. Mint.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

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