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When It’s Time to Detach From Your Things

April 11, 2016
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“My favorite things aren’t things any more” – Courtney Carver Last month I almost did something crazy. I almost gave away my entire coin collection. That’s right – the guy who only has one main hobby left, and created an entire blog dedicated to these historic beauties, almost gave up collecting entirely. Why? Well, as odd as it sounds, my collection was the last remaining […]

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My Biggest Guilty Pleasure I Spend on Is ______?

February 2, 2015
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If someone were to ask you the one thing you spend a lot of money on that you probably shouldn’t, you’d know the answer right? It would take you approximately 2.3 seconds to come up with? Well, apparently for me it takes about 23 minutes. I was recently asked this question on an upcoming podcast* that’ll be dropping soon, and I literally had NO answer […]

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Stamp’in My Way to Millions??

March 31, 2014
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By now most of you know how much I love me some antique stuff. Whether it’s sexy coins, baseball cards, books, baby prams, or any other interesting collectibles I come across at yard sales and thrift shops. Most times I usually look to add stuff to my own collection, but others I’m out on the hunt for items to flip and (hopefully) make a tidy […]

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Introducing CoinThrill.com!

March 14, 2014
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Yep – I went out and did it. I created that coin collecting blog I’ve been flirting with! I know you’ve been on pins and needles over the past few weeks just waiting, so today’s your lucky day ;) And, by lucky, I mean your choice of “nerdy” or “boring” – depending on what excites you in the morning… Regardless though, go check out my […]

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New $100 Bill Dropped in Circulation Today!

October 8, 2013
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It’s been a few years since the bill was first announced (the treasury was having some issues with it), but now the newly designed $100 bills as shown above will be going into circulation today… With all it’s sexy security updates and all :) Which include: Portrait watermark Security thread Color-Shifting 100 Raised printing Gold 100 Microprinting So don’t any of you ballers get any […]

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The Racketeer Nickel & Other Popular Cover Ups

October 7, 2013
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I hit up my second ever coin show over the weekend, and as I salivated over all the rarities I could only DREAM of acquiring one day (some of them were in the tens of thousands of dollars! For just ONE!), my eyes – and wallet – were struck by one coin in particular. An old 5 cent nickel piece which looked to be gold? […]

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Colorful Money of The World

August 14, 2013

I can’t seem to formulate any good thoughts today due to feeling a bit sick-o, so instead I thought we’d go for some cool visuals to help stimulate your brain cells today. And what better way to do that than feasting our eyes on some cool, and quite beautiful, money from around the world! So please to enjoy today a handful of world currency I’ve […]

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My New Spare Change Record: $901.54!

April 30, 2013
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Do you know how HARD it is to bring in 5,000+ coins to a changer machine? And then wait there hearing the cling an clangs forever and the machine breaking every two minutes while you’re back is trying to recover? Haha… It’s a good problem to have I guess ;) Although to be fair, it wasn’t *true* spare change like my previous trips to the […]

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How Much Do You Spend on Your Hobbies?

March 1, 2013
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What up what up! As our awesome and rare comic giveaway is halfway over at Take Our Stuff.com (it’s a valuable one so make sure to enter!), I’ve started to think about the other hobbies and collections we may have too. Specifically how much we SPEND on them all. Not that it’s bad to throw money against the things we enjoy in life, of course […]

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The Half Dollar / Dead Car / Day Care Update ;)

February 15, 2013
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I can really suck sometimes at giving y’all updates on my doings here and there on this blog, so today’s post is all about catching ya up on some of the more interesting ones for all who care… And for those (few) who don’t, haha, take this high five and get the heck outta here ;) The Half Dollar “I’m Gaming the System!” Project: Well, […]

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This Bank is Cray Cray.

February 8, 2013
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Every time I get change from this place, they hand me back all kinds of crazy money. And sometimes it’s not EVEN money! Haha… Now don’t get me wrong, I find it both hilarious AND entertaining as I get to then learn about all this new stuff they send me, but jeez – it’s just so random? And goes to show how different local mom […]

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Net Worth Update: $346,969.28 (Up $14k)

February 5, 2013
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A nice change from last month’s $3k decrease :) And almost all the increases come strictly from the stock market going up up up… But always better than down down down! (Unless you’re on a buying binge – in which case you celebrate!) You hardcore readers might also notice one of my old categories is gone now too – that of the “gold and silver” […]

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Silver Diving Part II: The $500 Half Dollar Experiment

December 17, 2012
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I’m at it again!! Round two of looking for silver in coin rolls :) Only this time I’m raising the stakes a bit and trying a new route. ‘Cuz if you recall from my last shot at this, I failed pretty miserably, haha… But who knew coins from 50 years ago wouldn’t be in circulation anymore? Especially those worth 10x-40x their value? ;) Yup, last […]

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15 Musings From My First Coin Show :)

November 5, 2012
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I recently went to my first coin show and WOW was it overwhelming! Who knew there were so many different types out there? And that SO MANY people were into this hobby? I feel like it’s one of the oldest ones around actually, maybe even the #1 or #2 hobby in the country (though I’m totally making that up, haha ;)). But speaking of old-ness, […]

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