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Not a coin but coin related- new purchase

So, this is not a coin but it is coin related. I just bought this 1786 issue of Gentleman’s Magazine. Inside it gives a description of a new halfpenny (Nova Constellatio) circulating in America. It also includes an illustration of the new coin. One of the things I love about coin collecting is the history behind each coin. I am excited to add this piece of numismatic history to my collection.

Does anyone else enjoy collecting historical documents about coins like this?

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for posting this, it is really cool!

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I particularly liked "The new American half penny is in weight as three to two of the English coin". Thanks for sharing

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting piece of history.

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,795 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Documents that actually document coinage and medals are either neglected or just overlooked- congrats and well done. Thanks for sharing

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,003 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2023 7:07PM

    @Em7 said:

    Does anyone else enjoy collecting historical documents about coins like this?

    I don't have anything like your great historical publication but I do have a couple letters by famous people that mention coins.

    I have a typed note by Mamie Eisenhower from 1971 that mentions the "new" Ike dollar.

    I also have a letter signed by Richard Nixon in 1965 that tells the recipient that he'll be receiving an example of the new Churchill Crown under separate cover.

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    Em7Em7 Posts: 37 ✭✭✭

    @JBK Those letters sound really neat and interesting. I looked up a Churchill Crown, cool coin.

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    UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Gentlemen's magazines" certainly changed over the years.. ;)

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. In all seriousness that's pretty cool. I know the history about coins and the stories that surround them is why I am a collector.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Em7 ... Welcome aboard. That is a very interesting article... Where did you find that old magazine??? Cheers, RickO

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,540 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat

    bob :)

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UpGrayedd said:
    "Gentlemen's magazines" certainly changed over the years.. ;)

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. In all seriousness that's pretty cool. I know the history about coins and the stories that surround them is why I am a collector.

    Ever heard of The Merry Muses of Caledonia?

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    UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:

    @UpGrayedd said:
    "Gentlemen's magazines" certainly changed over the years.. ;)

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. In all seriousness that's pretty cool. I know the history about coins and the stories that surround them is why I am a collector.

    Ever heard of The Merry Muses of Caledonia?

    No and I'm afraid to google it in case my wife looks at my phone. :D

    Philippians 4:4-7

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a cool document, thanks for sharing.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UpGrayedd said:

    @Smudge said:

    @UpGrayedd said:
    "Gentlemen's magazines" certainly changed over the years.. ;)

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. In all seriousness that's pretty cool. I know the history about coins and the stories that surround them is why I am a collector.

    Ever heard of The Merry Muses of Caledonia?

    No and I'm afraid to google it in case my wife looks at my phone. :D

    No pictures, just dirty diddies.

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    Em7Em7 Posts: 37 ✭✭✭

    Thanks @ricko . There is a rare and historical newspaper store in PA. They have some really neat items. Occasionally they get in newspapers that contain articles about coins being circulated or minted during that time.

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