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USA Coin Album: A Look Back at Washington Quarters

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,WashingtonQuarter, With No Comments

A great 4 part series of short articles written by David Lange, NGC Research Director from Feb. 2012 to May 2012. Published on the NGC Website, below are links to each article. These articles also were printed in the corresponding monthly issues of the Numismatist. Part 1   Part 2   Part…

The Dramatic Beginning of the Washington Quarter

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,WashingtonQuarter, With No Comments

The Washington quarter had its beginnings steeped in drama and debate. Originally requested in a proposal by the Treasury Department as a commemorative half dollar design to celebrate the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth, the decision by then, Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew W. Mellon, to use the Washington quarter…

MUST WATCH!! – CoinWeek Walks Through a Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

On August 23, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

As a folloup to this video, there is an NGC forum thread where questions were asked of the video and the NGC grader you see in the video, Scott Schechter, answers the questions. http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=9523459&fpart=3

Lincoln Memorial Cent “AM” Varieties of 1992, 1998, 1999 and 2000

A great write up by eBay seller twinriverscoin on the Lincoln Memorial Cent “AM” Varieties of 1992, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Breakdown Summary The first and rarest of the varieties is the 1992 and 1992D Close AM The next rarest is the 1998S and 1999S Proof Strike Close AM variety…

Japanese Invasion Money Part 4: Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies

On April 28, 2016, Posted by , In Japanese Invasion Money (JIM), With Comments Off on Japanese Invasion Money Part 4: Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies

The Netherlands (or Dutch) East Indies (NEI), now known as Indonesia, were conquered by the Japanese in March 1942. The JIM from this area is the most varied. For this series of JIM the block letter designation is “S”, for Sumatra. There are specimen notes for most of the denominations,…

Primer: Japanese Invasion Money

On April 21, 2016, Posted by , In Japanese Invasion Money (JIM), With Comments Off on Primer: Japanese Invasion Money

Before you read this series of articles, I want to give credit where credit is due for getting introduced to this subject and having the permission to post it here for you to read. I first came across this genre of currency while helping my father-in-law go through some boxes…

Japanese Invasion Money Part 3: Malaya

On April 21, 2016, Posted by , In Japanese Invasion Money (JIM), With Comments Off on Japanese Invasion Money Part 3: Malaya

Malaya fell to the Japanese in December, 1941. The Japanese issued JIM for Malaya was printed in denominations of cents and dollars. Because of the cents and dollar denominations, these notes were once advertised as money the Japanese printed in preparation for invasion of the United States, but this was…

Japanese Invasion Money Part 6: Philippines

On April 19, 2016, Posted by , In Japanese Invasion Money (JIM), With Comments Off on Japanese Invasion Money Part 6: Philippines

The Philippines fell to the Japanese in 1942. The Philippine JIM series is somewhat complex, like Malaya. To begin there were 2 series of notes released for the Philippines. The first series contained both peso and centavos denominated notes and only had block letters or fractional block letters. The second…

Japanese Invasion Money Part 4: BURMA

On April 19, 2016, Posted by , In Japanese Invasion Money (JIM), With Comments Off on Japanese Invasion Money Part 4: BURMA

The Japanese invaded and took control of Burma in January 1942. Burma JIM is a short series. The series is noted by the letter “B” in red, block letters (see BLOCK LETTERS in  part 1). Although there are other JIM issues which utilize serial numbers on the notes, there are no…