Coin Collecting at the Safir House
How obvious is this? It is this obvious:
Obviously something has gone wrong in American Coin Design...
That being said, there are some notable examples of Washington Coinage worth showing. And the state quarter issues, after getting past the childishness of the idea, has created a number of worth designs....but nothing that could stand up to Standing Liberty Quarter.
Delaware - Looks like Paul Revere but it isn't. Nice first design
Virgina - James Town Colony
Second Virgina example
New York State - Brooklyn is here
Indiana - Great Car
Ohio - Space Program and Flight - looks better than the Ike dollar
Wisconcin - Moo..
West Virginia - one of the nicest designs
North Dakota - Nicer than you might expect
Nevada - Wild Horses - great design
South Dakota - Prairie
Another Terrific look at the horses
Washington - Salmon
Another view of WV and the gorge design
Bicentennial Silver Proof
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The Safir Family Internet Coins Library.Click to see these examples show below including photography: note to lawyer: most of the good stuff is gone
Go To Section II: Modern and Ancient Foreign Coins from Outside The United States
Go To Section III: Mandy's 25th Anniversary World Wildlife Fund Silver Coins
Unsorted Extra stuff: Bust US Coinage From the coin Show at Melville Long Island
The Safir Family Internet Coins Library: Foriegn Coins.Several mints from around the world make exciting coin designs in circulating alloys, silver and gold. Among my favorites are the Perth Mint in Austrailia which produces a variety of coins for nations mostly through out the Pacific Rim. The Neatherlands has also produced some interesting designs, and several private US based mints have produced foreign currency on contract, include the Franklin Mint which has produced many Israeli Coins. Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.
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