The New Pennies

are going to be the best collectors items ever – cheap and easy to collect them all. Also, a pretty copper color. Win!

“(These images) provided by the US Mint show the newly redesigned one-cent coin (penny)… The obverse (heads side) will continue to bear the likeness of President Lincoln currently on the penny. The reverse (tails side) will reflect four different designs, each one representing a different aspect, or theme, of President Lincoln’s life. The themes for the reverse designs represent the four major aspects of Abraham Lincoln’s life include his birth and early childhood in Kentucky; his formative years in Indiana; his professional life in Illinois; and his presidency in Washington, D.C.” – Associated Press/US Mint

“The Valmadonna Trust

is the finest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts in the world (according to Sotheby’s). Amassed over the past century, the group of 11,000 works is significant as a primary source on both world  and literary history and Jewish life and culture. The auction house (Sotheby’s) is seeking a buyer for what’s considered the greatest collection of Judaica in private hands.” ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press Writer


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