The Love of the Hobby

Many people who read this article will have nothing to do with collecting currency whatsoever, but that shouldn’t deter them from reading what is confined within the context within. I’ve always been a collector of many things. Most notably, I began with collecting GameBoy games around the age I’m 6 or 7, which has transcended …

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The 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

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After seven states seceded from the Union, beginning with South Carolina in December 1860, the Confederate States of America was formed with its capital as Montgomery, Alabama. The federal branch mint in New Orleans fell in the hands of the seceded State of Louisiana and the Confederacy. Starting in January 1861, about 5,000 double eagles …

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The portfolio of obverse designs for the range of 2021-2025 coins follows: Set 1 Set 01 is tied together through its use of flora and a traditional Liberty figure. 2021-01 features Liberty surrounded by floral symbols of various religions of our world. The inscription “FREEDOM OF RELIGION” is included. 2022-01 depicts Liberty with a stylized laurel in the …


Drone Footage of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence was a powerful and long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that caused severe and extensive damage in the Carolinas in September 2018, primarily as a result of freshwater flooding. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches (913 mm) of rain in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, becoming the wettest tropical cyclone recorded in North Carolina, and also the eighth-wettest overall in the contiguous United States. The sixth named …

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