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Hawaii Five-0 (The Series Continues)

She is an incredibly beautiful and captivating Hawaiian ... She...as in my coin... Sharply struck with hints of light aqua and a sprinkling of gentle rose hues makes this a pulchritudinous example of the 1883 Kingdom of Hawaii quarter dollar. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Hawaii Five-0 (The Series Teaser)

She is toned and close to perfection ... A wondrously alluring example that is fragmentally and translucently toned in various shades of grayness with exposed glistening silvery shine. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Means to an End...

I've been collecting and selling coins from my collection as a means to an end .... Rare coin collecting has been a very enjoyable and profitable hobby for me. I have been collecting and reselling rare coins as a means of supplementary support while pursuing each of my academic degrees. I have four conferred academic degrees, so this means to an end has really helped me out. My degrees include (from lowest to highest): AAS in Electronic Technology, BS in Computer Science, MS in Systems Enginee

I Also Collect Medals ... Sort of...

As most of you know by now, I have a passion for collecting. The beauty, the rarity and the history behind each item collected is my motivation. When individuals visit my home office, one of the first things they see is my medal collection. These medals come in all shapes and sizes, but each has a common theme. My personal goal is to collect eight or less each year. The most I ever collected was ten in one year. Don't get me wrong, I can collect more but it's nice to get them at a "good st

On a Hawaiian Trip

My mindset is in the land of Aloha...sort of My birthplace is Honolulu, Hawaii. I grew-up on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii (aka Big Island). My career keeps me on the continental US, but I often have vacation trips back "home". In all my trips, I allocate a period of time in which I pursue my Hawaiiana collectable hunts. From coins to documents. I have been advocating the concept to read as much as you can about a coin or coin type, as a mater of fact, anything that is of collectable intere

Knowledge is Power

I was fortunate to have help in entering the coin collecting hobby... I did collect coins as a child, but it was more of a curiosity than a hobby. While serving in the US Air Force, I was given an opportunity to learn from a few coin dealers in Montana. Montana is a silver state and silver dollars were very plentiful. A Montana coin dealer told me to read up on the subject before buying any coins. After reading the Comprehensive Catalogue and Encyclopedia of U. S. Morgan and Peace Silver Do

Hawaii Statehood Medals!

Did you know that several medals were struck in 1959/1960 to commemorate Hawaii's admission as the 50th state to the Union? As part of Hawaii's admission as the 50th state to the United States of America, several medals were stuck in celebration during the years 1959 (statehood) and 1960 (50th star added to US flag). Many of these medals have low mintage numbers. There are 5 medal design types that expands to 22 variants. Each of these Hawaii statehood medals are also collected in other num

My Best Circulation Find from the Past

The year was 1995. The location was Southern Maryland. The find was ... In May of 1995, I stumbled upon a news article about a woman who unloaded a few coins at a coin shop in Annapolis, Maryland for a whopping $200 a piece. With this news, I rushed to the local bank to purchase a new box of coins. I opened my first roll and started to delicately view each. As I detected something odd with the coin I would place it aside. I looked at each coin with a 10X loupe. It was tedious and my eyes t

I Was There!

I see a need for a Ceremony Release designation for coins/medals obtained at an US Mint coin/medal release day ceremony. Why? Because I was there! I was not there 30-days after the fact (designation criteria for Early or First Release labels). I was in attendance to support the celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Release Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore Maryland at 11:00 am on the morning of March 5, 2012. The ceremony wa