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A fun retro, looking back thread. Anyone still own a coin they purchased from COINage Magazine?

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

Or any monthly publication from the 60s and 70s, and 80s.
Before the internet, our only source- other than coin shops and shows- was the
various magazines and the national dealers that would advertise in them.

Do you have a coin you purchased from that era?

I thought this might be an enjoyable diversion from the recent drama here and a neat way
of looking back at a simpler time.

peacockcoins

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holy Crud! I can't wait to see what folks post. I don't have any from that era, but in the 1970s I subscribed to COINage while a friend of mine subscribed to Coins and we would share the magazines. I can vividly recall going through all the listings and never learning my lesson regarding the dipped, overgraded coins that I received when I sent off my money.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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    ColonelKlinckColonelKlinck Posts: 371 ✭✭✭

    I don't have any coins I purchased from the magazines but I do recall "drooling" over the pictures in both Coins and Coinage!
    Almost as good as Dad's Playboys; almost. :D

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    gonzergonzer Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2023 3:05AM

    Not to hijack this thread but the cover of Coinage with the discovery of the '72 DD Lincoln is iconic.

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wouldn't you like to be able to go back in time and tell your past self what to do!

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