It's been a over a week since I last posted. Sorry about that. I've been doing those behind the scenes things that keep The Coin Blog awesome.
I wanted to do something different in this post. Instead of a straight up article, I am going to highlight all of the cool things that happened in the past week or so.
Mint error coin guide. Images to compare your coin and explanations for each mint error. Diagrams of the coin minting process and images of the hammer die, anvil die and collar die. Basic mint error information for beginner collectors and people who don't know anything about mint errors.
It's available on Google Play for $0.99. Good amount of information from a reputable source, the folks at CoinHELP! Click on the image above to be taken to the App's page on Google Play for more information.
Lookzee is the coin identification/grading/pricing app being developed by the same folks who created The Machine. They have just begun looking for beta testers. Right now the app is only available to be tested for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad). If you have one of the devices listed and want to be part of something huge, click on the image above. It will take you to the Tweet where Lookzee asks for beta testers.
No image for this one, just my words.
At the end of 2016, I am going to begin work on The Coin Blog Yearbook. It will be a compilation of posts from 2016 with commentary that you'll only be able to find in the Yearbook. It will be available for download for free in multiple formats, definitely in PDF and Epub (for e-readers). I am also going to publish a paperback copy that will not be free, since it costs money to print and distribute a physical book. It will be available on Amazon, and on multiple other sites, as long as wider distribution doesn't force me to put a large price tag on it.
The first people to see the Yearbook (ebook version) will be those who subscribe to my e-mail list. All subscribers get first crack at the book as a thank you for putting up with me.
Rainy Day Treasure Hunters
The second coin giveaway came to close on 12/17/16. The winner was a man named Mike Ames who belongs to a metal detecting group called the Rainy Day Treasure Hunters. I recently joined their Facebook group and am happy to find it's an active bunch. Not one of those one-post-every-couple-week type groups. Just a bunch people who engage with each other about a hobby they all enjoy. And no one selling anything! Very cool group.
And One Last Thing That I Thought was Funny