Friday, May 22, 2015

Tellus Science Museum


Tellus Science Museum Cartersville, GA

Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. The museum’s exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus. 

 Eye-popping exhibits like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages. Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more. Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.[1]


Visited the Tellus museum on a weekend trip to Chattanooga, TN, it was well worth the extra hour drive from the original destination. The museum sits on an impressively large piece of land with gardens and landscaping. Several outside novelties such as landscape art, walkways and some heavy machinery.

Once inside the main building, the museum is divided in to main sections.  Mineral, Fossil, Science in motion, Observatory and a hands on kids section.  Each took approximately 30 minutes to walk through.  If your paying attention to all displayed items: 30 minutes and 15 minutes if you skip around. The observatory is a timed event with shows starting hourly.


Location: 


100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

Contact:

Phone: (770) 606-5700




Admission:


Members: FREE
Adults: $14
Children (3 – 17): $10
Student with ID: $10
Active Military w/ ID: Free
Seniors (65+): $12


Hours:

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays




I took some panorama images of area that interested me.







Additional images:












REF[1] - tellusmuseum.com - About Us

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Canadian 1963 Small Cent Hanging 3




Region: CANADA
Category: ONE CENT
Coin Type: 1953–1964 - ELIZABETH II - CANADIAN ONE CENT
Coin Mass: 3.24 GRAMS
Diameter: 19.05 (MM)
Mint Year: 1963
Mint Mark: None
Coin Name: SMALL CENT HANGING 3
Coin Rating: RATED 64 OUT OF 70 WITH 1 VERIFICATIONS
Years Minted: 1953–1964
Denomination: C1C Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)
Obverse Designer: ARY GILLICK, RETOUCHES DE THOMAS SHINGLES
Reverse Design: Maple leaf branch
Reverse Designer: G.E. KRUGER GRAY

VERIFIED BY:
ICCS
INTERNATIONAL COIN GRADING SERVICE
1-416-488-8620
RATING VALUE: 64
INTERNATIONAL COIN GRADING SERVICE (ICCS) HAS REVIEWED THIS ITEM ( OFCC COIN ID:62.1243 CANADA 1963 C1C ) AND HAS GIVEN THE ITEM A GRADE OF MS 64 WITH SERIAL NUMBER OF: XTB 223 | OFCC:62.1243
COIN GRADE: ICCS - MS 64
GRADE SERIAL: XTB 223
OFCC SERIAL: 62.1243
Face Value: $0.01
Attributes: RED HANGING 3
Coin Notes: ICCS GRADED AS MS-64 RED - OFCC NOTICED HANGING 3 VARIETY

DIE CLASH VARIETIES EXIST IN THE 1963 SMALL CENT DEALING WITH THE '3' IN 1963. THE DIE CLASH RUNS FROM THE TOP OF THE 3 TO THE LEFT MAPLE LEAF IN A [UP|LEFT|UP] DIRECTION.

1963 - HANGING 3
1963 - DOUBLE HANGING 3
1963 - TRIPLE HANGING 3

1963 - HANGING 3 (DIE CLASH)
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ICCS LABEL:
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Fringe Salon - Pigeon Forge




The first of it's kind in Sevier County bringing Big City Style to our small and growing town by offering the latest trends in hair coloring, cutting and styling. The salon offers everything from Beautiful Bride to Rockabilly, with killer make-up services as well.

Brides love to come to Fringe Hair Salon, the best hair salons in Pigeon Forge, with their wedding party to get the style that helps make your day perfect. We also offer manicures, pedicures and the full service treatment. Drop the hint that a Gift Certificate to Fringe Salon, the best hair stylist in the Smoky Mountains, is an excellent Wedding Gift, or a gift for your bridal party.

Fringe Salon is located conveniently on Wears Valley Road (Red Light #3) in Pigeon Forge, just a short drive from Sevierville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Salon offers the latest technology used by upscale salons in larger cities in a wonderful and funky setting, catering to women who need to be pampered in a small, relaxing and unique environment.






Lyrics: Haystak - Cool People


Haystak Cool People Song Lyrics



If it wasn't for the bad
There wouldn't be no good
I want you to honk your horn
If your just glad to be leaving (yes sir)
Me I'm big haystak its just a pleasure to be here
A lil jam I wrote for people that mean allot to me
And it goes a lil something like this

I dedicate this to true friends
Ones that's gonna be there
Whether your in a bubble eyed Benz or the Federal Penn
Ones that will show you love when your surrounded by hate
Wont say nothing behind your back they cant say to your face
The ones that will come to your grave and pour beer on your plot
Cry at your funeral whether you like it or not
The ones that'll put money in the mail
The ones that will go check on the kids and Gail while you in jail
Now that's a real mother... tsshh
The ones you can turn to when you need em the most
Tell you to stay focused and keep your enemies close
The ones that aint worried about what they can get out of ya
Be there with 20 people talking bout finna kick tha... tsshh
The ones that watch suckers come and go cuz they was really friends
Prove they loyalty to ya time and time again
The ones that know you and what your all about
The ones your life wouldn't be the same with out them damn...

Coool peoples
And you'll always be, cool with me
coool peoples
And you'll always be, ever so cool
(Everyone can relate to this one here...)

Leaving you was the hardest thing I ever had to do
I don't know if it was your mouth or my attitude that destroyed our group
Went out dancing or just walking in circles
Screaming at each other till we both turned purple
Heard you got a new man and got a new plan
I wish you the best you know what I'm saying
Regardless you'll be (coool with me)
From time to time I think about ya till the hours pass
Reminisce on how you was shaped like a hour glass
Come to think of it we aint even spoke in months
Hit me up lil momma we can pshhh

Cuz you coool peoples
And you'll always be, cool with me
coool peoples
And you'll always be, ever so cool

The ones that you lost along the way but will find they way back
The ones that had love for J before he was Haystak
The ones that will watch your back when you drunk in the club
Come to your girls and get you to keep you from shhh
The ones that will always be behind you
When you get that big head they going to be there to remind you
Where you came from and who you really is
The ones that's been there since yall was little kids
The ones that loved you told you can do anything you wanted to
what ever you decide to do give em everything you got boo
People you can turn to in your time of need
Holler at your home boy the hustle he might front you some weed
The people that who will be there in jail to see your ass
Put they fist to the glass (one love homie)
The ones that will be down to the very end
Yawl aint related by blood but they just like ken

Coool peoples
And you'll always be, cool with me
coool peoples
And you'll always be, ever so cool

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

15-year-old Designs UK Coin



The new £1 coin.

A teenager’s design is set to line millions of pockets and purses across the UK within the next 2 years after the winner of a public competition to design the ‘tails’ side of the new £1 coin was unveiled by the Chancellor today.

David Pearce, 15, and a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall, beat off fierce competition from over 6,000 entries with his winning design being chosen following a public competition organised by the Royal Mint on behalf of Her Majesty’s Treasury.

The winning design features a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock emerging from a Royal Coronet - and David told of his disbelief that he had won the contest.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mints of Germany


Mints of Germany



Germany : Bavarian State Mint - Munich


Germany : Berlin Alte Munze Old Mint


Germany : Berlin State Mint


Germany : Hamburg Mint


Germany : Karlsruhe State


http://coins.obscurefinds.com/mints/20/Germany-Muldenhutten+Mint



Germany : Struttgart State Mint



The above referenced data is from a section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection Website,  containing information about Mints from regions around the world. The locations documented above are Coin Mints from the region of Germany. Some additions to this section are not considered true mints, but have been included for completeness. Some examples are central banks, national banks, treasury department, currency authorities, and other organizations related to the issue and distribution of coins.











1959 Canadian 50 Cent Coin Extra Pearl Variety

1959 Canadian 50 Cent Coin Extra Pearl Variety


A variety exsit in the 1959 Canadian 50 Cent Coin dealing with a dot resembling a pearl, located on the reverse of the coin between the '19' and the crown. The variety is referred to as "Extra Pearl".

I have given two images for future/others reference

Canada 1959 Canadian Fifty Cents - Extra Pearl Variety Example

Canada 1959 Canadian Fifty Cents - Extra Pearl Variety Example Close Up


A full example of this coin and its "Extra Pearl" variety can be found on Obscure Finds Coin Collections website.






Monday, March 9, 2015

$17k Apple Watch Edition


Apple Watch Edition 
with a top out price tag of 17k.


Apple Watch Edition features
18-karat yellow or rose gold case
Sapphire crystal
Retina display with Force Touch
Ceramic back
Digital Crown
Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Speaker and microphone
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0
Up to 18 hours of battery life
Water resistant

AND A 17 Thousand Dollar Price Tag!!!



VIEW IT ON APPLE.COM:





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

COA for 1993 WWII 50 Anniv. Half Dollar


Certificate of Authenticity Lettering



1991-1995 World War II 50th Anniversary

Commemorative Coins
Certificate of Authenticity
Proof Clad Half Dollar

The undersigning herby certifies this coin as a genuine World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin struck in accordance with legislation passed and signed by the President on October 14, 1992, into Public Law 102-414. This historic collectible is produced by the United States Mint and was specially designed and created to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the involvement of the United Sates in World War II. This coin is legal tender in the United States.

Specifications -
Date: 1991-1995
Mint: Philadelphia
Condition: Proof
Weight: 11.340 grams | +/- 0.454 grams
Diameter: 1.205 inches | +/- 0.003 inch
30.61 mm | +/- 0.08 mm
Composition: 92% copper 8% nickel

Design -
Obverse: Americans from the armed services
Reverse: American GI engaged in battle on a Pacific island
Designer: Obverse: George Klauba Reverse: Bill J. Leftwich

Signed by Davis J. Ryder
Director, United States Mint

The Artist Behind the Clad Half Dollar

Clad Half Dollar Obverse: George Klauba

A graduate of the American Academy of Art, Mr. Klauba has participated in numerous juried art shows, and has had three one-man show of his surrealistic constructions staged in Chicago. He won the Pauline Palmer Prize in the Chicago Show 1990 for a painted wood carving featuring World War II naval images and motifs. Between 1956 and 1959, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer USS KD BAILEY in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.


Clad Half Dollar Reverse: Bill J. Leftwich

Mr. Leftwich studied art at the Dallas Institute of Fine Arts and the San Antonio Academy of Art, and has painted murals, worked in bronze, and contributes the architectural designs. A tank commander and sergeant with the 92nd Cavalry, 12th Armored Division, he served in the battles for hte Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes-Alsace. He was Awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Germany.

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
UNITED STATES MINT

REF - coins.obscurefinds.com - 1993P WWII Proof Half Dollar
COA part of item: Coin ID: 48.1232

Related To:
US - 1993 WW II 50th Anniversary Half Dollar
US - Commemorative
US


Friday, February 6, 2015

FEB 6: 70 Years ago today a Legend was born


Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley 
(6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981)


Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. [1]


REF[1]: en.wikipedia.com - Bob Marley

Saturday, January 10, 2015

1965-1966 Canadian Silver Dollar Varieties


Examples of Small Beads, Large Beads, Pointed 5 and Blunt 5 Below 


Small Beads 
Canada 1965 Voyageur Silver Dollar SB-P5

Large Beads
Canada 1965 Voyageur Silver Dollar LB-B5

Pointed Five 
Canada 1965 Voyageur Silver Dollar SB-P5

Blunt Five
Canada 1965 Voyageur Silver Dollar LB-B5



The Canadian Voyageur Silver Dollar 

The Royal Canadian Mint issued the first silver dollar in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The coin’s reverse design was sculpted by Emanuel Hahn and portrays a voyageur and an aboriginal paddling a birch-bark canoe. The faint lines in the background represent the Northern Lights. The voyageur design was used on the dollar until 1986. [1]

Obverse Design:
The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA"  [2]

Reverse Design:
A voyageur and an aboriginal travelling by canoe, carrying bundles of which one bears the initials "HB" for Hudson's Bay Company, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: CANADA YEAR DOLLAR [2]


Coin Type Specifications: [2]
Region: Canada
Catalog Number: KM#64
Denomination: CS$1
Diameter: 36.06 (mm)

Coin Metal Composition: [2]
Silver [80%] 18.66208 (g)
Copper [20%] 4.66552 (g)
Total Mass: 23.3276 (g)
View Metal Melt Value

1965 and 1966 Silver Dollar Varieties: [2]
1965 - Type 1: Pointed 5, Small Beads
1965 - Type 2: Blunt 5, Small Beads
1965 - Type 3: Blunt 5, Large Beads
1965 - Type 4: Pointed 5, Large Beads
1965 - Type 5: Pointed 5, Medium Beads
1966 - Type 1: Small Beads
1966 - Type 2: Large Beads


REF [1] - en.wikipedia.com - Canadian Silver Dollar
REF [2] - coins.obscurefinds.com - 1965-1966 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Silver Dollar