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Friday, November 16, 2007

Siam Coin

Look at the picture

1980 - 50sen Brunei Coins

Brunei became a British Protectorate in 1888, but regained independence in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for six centuries, the current ruler is both Sultan and Head of Government, Sir Hassanal Bolkiah. The Ten Dollar coin shown was issued to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Brunei Currency Board.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yasin 7

Look at photos carefully for details. Picture tells a thousand words

Sunday, November 11, 2007

One Cent

When I was a kid all the pennies had wheat on the back. Some were made of steel. Lifesavers, gum and candybars were a nickel; and cigarettes were a quarter. Each make of car had more than one model, but they were all the same except for the trim! Did I say life was simpler back then? Well, maybe.


The rest of the coins in my pocket were a curious mix. There were two kinds of each. There were dimes with Roosevelt on them, like the present ones, but they were solid silver. There were also the older, Winged Victory dimes known as "Mercury" dimes.

Jefferson Nickels

In addition to the Jefferson nickels we have now, there were nickels with an indian on one side and a buffalo on the other. A nice big candybar was still a nickel, but a bottle of Coke was already a dime. Funny how marketing works!