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Memorial Day | A Day To Remember

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Sending thanks to all the men and women that have served our country with honor!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

Memorial Day

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Sending thanks to all the men and women that have served our country with honor!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 30, 2011 at 5:30 am

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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Challenge Coins-U.S. Challenge Coins

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I am the first to admit I am no expert on the manufacture or art of Challenge Coins.  I only hope to educate coin collectors and enthusiasts that they exist.  It has been brought to my attention(by the owner of) U.S. Challenge Coins that they have a superior product and lower costs on these treasures.  I have never ordered and don’t know if I ever will order a challenge coin, though I do appreciate their importance.  What I do like is Capitalism and the ability for the market to decide who is best.  So I urge anyone who might be interested in Challenge Coins to explore the different manufactures, and find one you like and trust.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 21, 2011 at 8:08 am

Safe Find-U.S.N. Mail Clerk

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This is an antique U.S.N. Mail Clerk safe I came across that is stated to be from the early 1900’s.  There is no information on the make or model.  If it is from the early 1900’s, it could have seen a few wars in its tenure.  The Postal Clerk rating, was recently changed by merging the Postal Clerk (PC) and the Storekeeper (SK) duties,  to the Logistics Specialist (LS), a much more twenty-first century term for the job.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 31, 2010 at 8:08 am

Coins for Anything

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I did a post on Challenge Coins a ways back and received a comment asking where one could have these kinds of coins made.  While searching the inter-web I came across a company that can do just that, Coins for Anything Inc. is your go to place to get that special coin made for any occasion.  They strive for complete customer satisfaction, and will do a digital image of your coin for free.  I hope to have a few coins of my own made one of these days, after all this is The|Coinologist.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

Challenge Coins

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The more I research coins, the more I find out unique and interesting stories.  The Challenge Coin is a coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem, usually military,  and carried by the organization’s members. They are given to prove membership when challenged, thus helping to create unity.  The origins of the coin are what stories are made of.   My friends at Challenge Coins have a great website dedicated to their passion of these coins.

Photo: Challenge Coins

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

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