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Wednesday 01 May 2013
I'm not sure when but sometime in the near future there may be some downtime for CoinBrag. I use a content management system to handle some parts of this website and every so often I update the software.
So what will be changing? For the most part it will just be cosmetic. All of our searching and browsing for coinbrag is 100% original code by me. We do get some spam bots from time to time that comment on news posts and on the forums. This update will once again make it harder for them to post on our site for a while.
So anyway, if you're a regular visitor to this site and one day it's down, don't worry: that just means I broke the website and I'm in between tweaking code and pulling my hair out.
I have a couple of new coin articles I'll be posting this month as well.
Monday 15 April 2013
Below is a link to an article about the current circulating coins of India. At over 2,000 words and more than 20 photos of the coins discussed, it was too large to post on the main page. So click and enjoy. The article was written by CoinBragger qsera, a native of India.
Current Coins in Circulation Among the Republic of India
Thursday 07 February 2013
Last weekend was the Ocala Coin Club's annual coin show. This year it was held out in On Top of the World. It was about the same size as it was last year when it was held at the Ramada Inn. I spent more than I wanted to and still didn't buy all of the coins I wanted (ok to be fair I wanted every coin there but that's not a realistic want). The dealers were all very friendly which is something I greatly enjoy. I was also able to get some of the coins and currency I bought for less than advertised. A couple of times without even having to ask for a discount.
If you've never been but are thinking of checking it out, do it! Coins range in price from ten cents up to the thousands of dollars. I was able to find a variety of U.S. and world coins as well as U.S. and world paper currency.
Friday 25 January 2013
Stack's Bowers Galleries listed the Cardinal Collection for auction yesterday. The coins sold for a total of more than 27 million dollars. More than a third of that came from just one coin: a 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar. This Flowing Hair Liberty variety is extremely scarce. It's estimated that there are between 110 and 200 in existence and most estimates tend to be right around 150. PCGS classifies this coin as "Specimen-66"
So what was the total sale price that broke all records? $10,016,875
The winners of the auction are Laura Sperber and Bruce Morelan of Legend Numismatics, a coin firm based in Lincroft, New Jersey. They were on record as having been very happy with the price and stated they would have bid higher if needed.