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Spare Coins

In response to the prompt Spare

“Buddy, can you spare a dime ?”

Coins – they’re a wonderful thing

I can remember – as a small lad – being able to make a short ten minute conversation on the phone , all by feeding the BT box that powered the phone two pence pieces. 154 more words


What to Have in My Collection Part 2 by Rick O'Sheehan

Following on from my blog ‘What Coins Should I Have In My Collection’ , which concentrated on the regular annual releases, in this second part I shall look at a couple of one off issues.   838 more words

The Sensational Coins of Treasure Legends

Even though we don’t cut our coins up any more, the practice made an indelible cultural mark. Most of us still know the cost of a shave and a haircut is two bits (occasionally increased to six), and the piratical legend of “pieces of eight” still sounds like treasure. 903 more words


Where Did You Find the Money?

As more and more people discover my upcoming travel plans of hitchhiking around the world, the question I hear the most often is,  “How are you going to hitchhike over the ocean?”  After I resist the urge to smack them upside the head, I politely explain that I’m flying over the oceans and hitchhiking the land bits (and I suppose the smaller water bits but most European ferries have started charging per person as opposed to per vehicle) 695 more words


Czech Republic - Brno

I visited Brno once again for a teacher’s conference in early April. As always, the city was both beautiful and interesting. Every time I go there I see something new. 81 more words


The Treasure Fleet That Ruled the World

Locations like the Caribbean and the Spanish Main can bring to mind romantic images of clear blue waters, chests of gold, and massive ships loaded with treasure. 559 more words


This Treasure Could Be Yours, If You Can Find It First!

To celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day, we’ve created two special scavenger hunts… and there are prizes! The rules are simple: go to www.stampandcoinplace.com and look for the items on this list. 438 more words