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2000 Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Silver Coin
2000 Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Silver Coin

5.0 out of 5 stars Was it a Leif or a Christopher?, October 22, 2013
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Who cares, really? The important aspect attached to the minting of this commemorative is that humanity has demonstrated the innate and unique quality of an adventurous few who have elected to go over the next big unknown to find that inner satisfaction and foster the beginnings of even greater things (a new country). Doesn't matter that this coin was probably issued (in set with Icelandic partner coin) to help Iceland's failing economy at the time. Great presentation of the man. When we think of Iceland, does Iceland think of us?


1994 U.S. Veterans 3-Coin Uncirculated Commemorative Silver Dollar Set
1994 U.S. Veterans 3-Coin Uncirculated Commemorative Silver Dollar Set

5.0 out of 5 stars A Vet Speaks, October 22, 2013
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Having spent 3 tours in Vietnam and many more years as a civilian contractor to the military, this set is without question in need of several follow-up issues (which we have seen in the WWII, Korea, US Army, Marines, USO, and Infantry issues). But the Mint produced a unique combo in this set; would have been worth twice the price to me.


1995 Civil War Battlefield Commemorative Two Piece Silver Dollar Coins
1995 Civil War Battlefield Commemorative Two Piece Silver Dollar Coins
Offered by Delaware
Price: $88.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Mis-Labeled, but Wonderful, Set, October 22, 2013
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For purists, it was not the "Civil War"; it was the "War Between the States". Notwithstanding the mis-labeling of this issue, it rates a "5" because of its depiction(s), and certainly belongs in every serious silver dollar commemorative collection. Excellent coins and most appreciated quick delivery from seller.


2005 Proof Chief Justice Marshall Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
2005 Proof Chief Justice Marshall Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
Offered by Delaware
Price: $54.90
2 used & new from $49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore, October 22, 2013
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Sigh...if only our federal government could turn back to the days when honor, duty, country mattered. This is a great commemorative of a great man. Just imagine a coin with the likes of E. Holder on it...yikes!


1999 Proof Yellowstone National Park Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
1999 Proof Yellowstone National Park Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
Offered by Delaware
Price: $54.90
8 used & new from $43.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Take the Waters, October 22, 2013
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Who would have thought the US Mint would honor such an item as a geyser? Ever been there? But in the scheme of coin collecting, especially silver dollar commemoratives, it's a great coin and worthy of getting yourself wet! Very nice product. Rated it 5-star because I want the complete collection of these issues over the years. Otherwise, it would fall into "Botanical Garden" and "Visitors' Center" who cares? genere.


2006 Proof Franklin Scientist Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
2006 Proof Franklin Scientist Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
Offered by Jake's Marketplace, Inc.
Price: $53.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Old Ben Again, October 22, 2013
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Clearly Ben Franklin appears in more coinage than anyone, and this commemorative is another example of the esteem this country has for this founder. Excellent coin; quick delivery.


2004 Proof Lewis & Clark Commemorative Silver Dollar
2004 Proof Lewis & Clark Commemorative Silver Dollar
Offered by Delaware
Price: $55.44
5 used & new from $37.50

5.0 out of 5 stars US Silver Dollar Commemorative, October 22, 2013
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Except for issues such as " Visitors' Center" and "Botanical Gardens", the US Mint has done a great job of producing exemplary commemoratives. The L&C issue is an example. Appreciate the quick delivery and Q/A of Amazon's inventory of possible additions to collection.


2006 Proof Franklin Founding Father Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
2006 Proof Franklin Founding Father Commemorative Silver Dollar w/Box
Offered by Delaware
Price: $48.90
5 used & new from $45.00

5.0 out of 5 stars US Silver Dollar Commemorative, October 22, 2013
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When one is wanting to obtain all of the various US silver dollar commemoratives, Amazon has them. Very quick delivery; good pricing as far as collectors' go.


The Past is Myself
The Past is Myself
by Christabel Bielenberg
Edition: Hardcover
23 used & new from $9.95

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Past is Myself, July 8, 2009
This review is from: The Past is Myself (Hardcover)
A most poignant account of both the history of the epoch of which the author writes and the ramifications of cross socio-political cultures. Many who have had the privilege of reading this book were initially stimulated to do so as a result of the marvelous teleplay scripted for PBS entitled "Cristabel" and possibly came to the same conclusion as did I: there were literally millions of Germans who did not subscribe to the nazification of Germany; who fought private wars to undermine the nazi regime; and who, like so many of us when faced with a haplessness seeded by the lack of logic as to how their lives had been altered despite their efforts to preserve a measure of human dignity and honor, find themselves desperately close to falling into the abyss of submission.
In 2009 mankind faces a similar dilemma: authoritarion government; mandated socio-cultural lifestyle; loss of self-directed control; and a feeling of haplessness to provide answers to the absence of logic while enduring a constant barrage of mediaspeak/marketing spin idealism.
I have been asked on occasion why didn't the thousands of jews who disembarked the trains at the various death camps not just swarm their captors who were outnumberd at least 100-1; seize the weapons; and defend themselves from certain death?
I always answer: " Fear of the unknown compromises hope, courage, and action; have you ever stood at the barrel end of an automatic weapon?"
A great read...a must read for all of us who cherish not only life, but the pursuit of happiness in our lifetime and in our style.


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