What’s the Hype With Coin Collecting? It’s Fun

If you are ever wondering what the hype is about with coin collecting then this is the article for you. Coin collecting is a great hobby. It also turns into a business for some. Any variation from a coin that is in regular circulation is collectable. Some of the coins include Quarters and Dimes before 1965. They are made of 90% silver. An easy and very fast way to check for these coins in your wallet or from a bank coin roll is to just look at the side of the coins. If the side is all silver with no copper showing, then it is a silver coin. Be careful with nickels however, because only the 1942 to 1945 nickels are silver. They are 35% silver and checking the sides will not work because they do not have enough copper in them to begin with.

1944 Steal Penny

One of the best finds you could get would be a 1944 steal penny. These penny's are worth between $ 100,000 and $ 200,000. The same is true for the copper 1945 penny. The reason for this is because copper was used for the war to make bullets. They used steal for pennies during 1945 so they are supposedly to be steel. If they are copper when you find a 1945 penny then you have a very rare wheat penny worth a lot of money.

You can use the silver side trick for half dollars as well. Older half dollars are ninety percent silver and semi old Kennedy Half dollars are 30% silver.

You can also go on eBay or coin websites like heritage auctions.com. You can get US coins, International Coins, ancient coins, and more. When you bid on a coin in an auction site. Be sure to make sure that the coin is in at least fine condition. You do not want a coin that is in bad condition because it makes the coin worth less.

Coin Roll Hunting

If you really want something cool to get added to, try going to your local bank. Go to the bank where your checking account is. Ask for rolls of coins! I usually ask for a box of pennies, which is $ 25 worth of pennies or 50 rolls. I also ask for a few dime and nickel rolls. What you'll find will always be a ton of fun. I collect wheat pennies which I find in every other roll usually, Indian Head pennies which in great condition are worth at least $ 10 especially if the word "Liberty" on the headdress band is clear. The 1906 S Indian Head Penny is worth $ 600! It is rare. I've found buffalo nickels which when the dates are legitimate are worth $ 2.00 at least. I found Mercury dimes which show a winged liberty bust of lady liberty and are silver. Also, silver war nickels. Taking out a quarter roll is fun too. You'll find a few silver ones now and then. A 1932 Silver quarter is worth good money. Happy coin hunting!

CPanel Web Hosting

Today I am going to discuss with you what CPanel is and its benefits to the user. CPanel is a control panel that is UNIX based, that gives you a graphical interface to work with. It has tools that aid you in creating your website. Most of the hosting providers use CPanel, and Hostgator is no exception. With CPanel it makes it easy for the user to see all the tools needed to create that first website.

The CPanel is broken down in to different categories.

  • Special Offers: This category shows all the special offers Hostgator are providing. This includes items such as website templates, or quality designed shopping cart for your website.
  • Links: These are links to various offers or information including live chat support, or billing.
  • Preferences: This category includes video tutorials,information about your account, changing your password and so on.
  • SEO tools: This category helps you with optimising your website through different techniques. It includes a link building directory, SEO consultation, and a broken link report tool.
  • Files: This is where all your website information is held in the file manager and this is where you will upload information such as a new theme for your website, or a new plug-in.
  • Mail: You can have numerous email accounts with Hostgator and this is where you add, delete accounts. You can add your mailing lists here, send out mass emails, and use auto responders to send the mail for you.
  • Logs: This category is a log analyzer, providing stats off your website, for example the amount of visitors you receive daily.
  • Security: You can password protect certain directories here, and various other things for your website.
  • Domains: This shows you what domain names you have, and you can also add sub domains of your domain names here. There is also a section for parking your domain names.
  • Database: This is where the data bases off all your websites are stored,although you might think it’s complicated to add a database, it’s fairly straight forward, when you use another future of the CPanel further down called fantastico.
  • Software: This is what the majority of people use with CPanel, they install Fantastico, which helps in the installation of WordPress on to your site, and it also creates the database for you.
  • Advanced: In here you can perform certain tasks on your site such as cron jobs (automated tasks), and other options such as network tools, or index manager.

So that basically is the structure of your CPanel, it might look daunting at first, but in reality it’s straight forward after a few go’s. Most people tend to use only a few categories anyway, they want there website up and running, so they will install fantastico, from the software category. Then they will probably use the file manager to upload various things to the site, themes, plugins, graphics etc.

I hope this helps you in deciding to build your first website, and I personally think that hostgator is perfect for the beginner, because of this CPanel. And there live chat support is second to none.

Beginners’ Introduction to Mechanical Watches

The benefits of mechanical watches are tenfold for a watch enthusiast, as there is nothing quite like exploring and watching the movements inside of a mechanical watch. They have been made through years of experience and expert craftsmanship, and are a working piece of history and art!

If you think a piece of oil painting that fetches millions is nothing but a cloth with some paint spillling over it, then you might never able to appreciate why collectors spend huge amount of money on mechanical watches. Collectors have likened them to be like art. It's meant for appreciation not for time keeping.

Short History

Traditional mechanical watches were made with analogue dials (hands) and was based on the invention by Peter Henlein (1480-1542). It is made up of about 130 parts or more. These parts are assembled in the three main sections: the source of energy, the regulating parts, and the display.

What makes the mechanical timepiece special is that the number of parts varies depending on the function the watch has. Many collectors choose to buy mechanical watch that can record the phases of the moon, keep a record of the date, as well as record time on a daily basis.

If you were to pull a mechanical watch apart (which is not recommended unless you know how to put it back together again!), You would see a finely balanced internal working movement, complete with hairsprings, a gear train, and a balance wheel . These are the parts that enable the watch to record the time.

High Maintenance

If you are thinking of buying one, you should be aware that although all the springs and gears are charming and beautiful, they will require regular servicing. This can be quite expensive, as you will usually have to take it to a specialist watch repair shop.

Buying Swiss?

You should also be aware when buying any mechanical watches that some watches that claim to be Swiss Made only have a swiss movement. They are often built by other companies (eg Japanese companies). So check carefully that the watch is a true swiss mechanical watch before you buy it, if you intend on collecting these watches. A few Swiss watch movement making companies, including Valjoux and ETA (ETA was the movement manufacturing division of Eterna until 1932 when it split off and joined EBauches SA), make mechanisms that are found in many popular brands. For a list of our recommended mechanical watches , please visit Swiss-Watches-Guide.com .

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