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 Posted 06/08/2022  06:27 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few ECs from my collection with a 'windmill' theme!

Not surprisingly, most are from Holland! This one is from Amsterdam:

These next few are from a Heritage site called the Zaanse Schans, a few miles outside Amsterdam. It's a very popular stopping place for bus tours and excursions from cruise ships. In addition to the mills, there are cheese makers and workshops making clogs:

The mills themselves are beautifully restored and maintained in working order:

This mill is called the 'Cat Mill' and is used for making paint, rather than the more usual flour:


I also have some windmill ECs from the USA. These two are from Solvang in California. This town was founded in 1911 by Danish settlers, and has no fewer than six windmills, reflecting its Danish Heritage. The first mill was built in 1922 by J C Wulff to pump water and grind animal feed for his farm. The other mills were built by Ferdinand Sorensen from the 1940s to the 1970s in the style of traditional Danish smock mills:


Finally, this penny comes from Lynden in Washington State. According to the internet, Lynden Mill was constructed in 1987, to the design of Robert Libolt, with Craig Engels as construction superintendant, Doug Campbell as engineer, and with fabrication by Lynden Sheet Metal. The ground floor is a gift shop full of all sorts of Dutch and windmill themed items, and the upper three floors are run as an hotel, with bedrooms in the mill body. The sails turn by electric motor and are illuminated at night, which must be quite a sight!
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 Posted 06/08/2022  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here are a few ECs from my collection with a 'windmill' theme!
Nice set!


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These two are from Solvang in California.
My wife's cousin and her husband moved there a few years ago when he retired (they are all from LA originally). My wife and son have been there a few times (I have not been out west in a while).
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 Posted 06/21/2022  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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My wife's cousin and her husband moved there a few years ago when he retired (they are all from LA originally). My wife and son have been there a few times

Interesting. I've never been there - I got these as swaps from a collector in California!

Here are my latest elongates, from the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London - a beautiful complex of early 18th-century buildings by the River Thames, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, architect of London's St Paul's Cathedral:



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 Posted 06/23/2022  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

There were two of these, and both exhibited the odd red hue on the reverse, as if the coin's obverse had been painted prior to bring pressed. I don't have any idea why this might've been done.





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 Posted 08/30/2022  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin dealer at my LCS gave this to me free when I bought some coins last Saturday. It's my first squashed Kennedy half-dollar!

It was squashed by Dix Noonan Webb, now known as Noonans, the coin auctioneers based in London.

I also have a pre-decimal British penny smashed by DNW. As the penny and half-dollar are roughly the same size, I imagine they were pressed between the same dies...
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 Posted 08/30/2022  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The coin dealer at my LCS gave this to me free when I bought some coins last Saturday. It's my first squashed Kennedy half-dollar!
Never seen that before. Outstanding!

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 Posted 09/25/2022  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nycstlrr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about a bump on this one.

Pressed at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio. They had 12 different penny designs at the time. Don't know if they have rotated anything out or added. Was last there to see the Memphis Belle, after they redid it.

Rolled on a 44 wheatie.

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 Posted 09/26/2022  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How about a bump on this one.
Well done. Nice example!
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 Posted 10/02/2022  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nycstlrr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about another one. The one and only Scrooge McDuck. The owner of everyone's first dime.....

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How about another one. The one and only Scrooge McDuck. The owner of everyone's first dime.....
Excellent!
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