Monday, December 26, 2022

What Is My Penny Made Of? A Look at the Materials Used in One Cent Coins

Penny Composition

What is My Penny Made Of?

Have you ever wondered what your penny is made of?

The composition of pennies has changed a number of times throughout history, so the year your penny was made is an important factor in determining its value.

Some pennies are made out of 95% copper, which makes them worth over twice their face value due to the metal content.

Use the form below to enter the year of your penny and find out what it is composed of:



Saturday, December 17, 2022

Discover the History and Value of the Rare 1901 Indian Head Penny

Front view of a 1901 Indian Head Penny, featuring the bust of a Native American with the inscription 'Liberty' and the date '1901' on the coin. 
The 1901 Indian Head Penny is a rare and highly desired coin that is valued by collectors for its historical and numismatic value. This image shows the front view of the 1901 Indian Head Penny. ©Evan's Studio, 2022.

 Explore the History and Value of the Elusive 1901 Indian Head Penny

The 1901 Indian Head Penny is a rare and highly desired coin that has a rich history and provides significant value to collectors. The 1901 Indian Head Penny is composed of 95% Copper and 5% Tin and Zinc.
 
 The Indian Head Penny was first minted in 1859 and continued until 1909. It features the bust of a Native American on the front, with the words "Liberty" and the date of minting inscribed on the coin. It's common for circulated coins from this era to show wear and tear due to their age. In the coin shown above, you may have noticed that the inscription "Liberty" has worn off. Despite this, these coins remain highly desired by collectors for their historical and numismatic value.

Don't miss your opportunity to bid on this beautiful 1901 Indian Head Penny featured in the pictures - the auction is live now on my eBay store! Visit my store now to place your bid and bring this coin home.

 The back of the coin features a wreath and the words "One Cent" as shown in the picture below.

Back view of a 1901 Indian Head Penny, featuring a wreath and the words "One Cent."
The 1901 Indian Head Penny is a rare and highly desired coin that is valued by collectors for its historical and numismatic value. This image shows the back view of the 1901 Indian Head Penny. ©Evan's Studio, 2022.

The 1901 Indian Head Penny is particularly valuable because it is one of the last years that the coin was minted. It is also rare due to its relatively low mintage.

Collectors and investors often pay a premium for rare and historical coins like the 1901 Indian Head Penny. If you have one of these coins in your possession, it could be worth a significant amount of money.

To determine the value of a 1901 Indian Head Penny, you can consult a coin valuation guide or seek the advice of a professional coin dealer. The value of the coin will depend on its condition and rarity, as well as other factors such as demand, supply, precious metal composition, and market trends.

In conclusion, the 1901 Indian Head Penny is a rare and valuable coin that is of interest to collectors, historians, and investors alike. If you find one of these coins, it is worth learning more about its history and value.

 For more on coins, check out my recent blog post about 1922 Silver Dollars. 

 Wondering what your penny is made out of and how much it is worth? Enter the year of your penny and find out what it is composed of. 

More coin resources:

https://www.ngccoin.com/ 

https://www.pcgs.com/

https://en.ucoin.net/

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life and Death

 

Two friends getting ready for the Day of the Dead festival in Santa Ana, © Evan's Studio.
Two friends getting ready for the Day of the Dead festival in Santa Ana, CA. © Evan's Studio.

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and all over the world. The holiday is celebrated to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away. The origins of the Day of the Dead celebration can be traced back to the Aztec people of Mexico.
 
The Day of the Dead is also a time to celebrate life, while enjoying the time that we still have with family and friends. There are many Day of the Dead traditions, including decorating graves with colorful flowers, pictures of loved ones who have been lost, and setting up altars.
 
Families sometimes make food and drinks to share with the spirits of their loved ones, and they may also take part in parades and other festivities. The people often dress up and wear makeup as shown in the picture above. 
 
  The Day of the Dead is a special time to remember and honor the memories of loved ones who have passed away. It is also a time to celebrate life and spend quality time with family and friends.
 
 

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Last Pain Pill

 

A pain pill inside of a tin can in Irvine, CA. © Evan's Studio
Irvine, California: One last pain pill inside of a tin can. Please click on the following link if you would like to license this image: Pain Pill by Evan's Studio  
©Evan's Studio, 2022
 

There are several varieties of pain pills, and the one thats right for you depends on the type and severity of your pain. If youre living with chronic pain, then you may be wondering if pain pills are the correct solution. Heres what you need to know about pain pills and how they can help relieve your pain.  
 
There are two main types of pain pills: over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription. OTC pain pills, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, are available without a prescription. Prescription pain pills, such as opioids, are only available with a doctors prescription.  
 
Both OTC and prescription pain pills can be effective in relieving pain. However, its important to understand the risks and side effects of each type of pain pill before you start taking them. OTC pain pills are generally safe when used as directed. 
 
However, OTC pain pills can cause side effects, such as stomach pain, bleeding, and ulcers. If you have liver or kidney disease, you should not take OTC pain pills without first talking to your doctor. Prescription pain pills are also generally safe when used as directed.
 
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is for informational purposes only. Please seek the advice of a qualified physician.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Future of Photography

 How Do You Think Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology Will Affect The Future Of Photography?

 
Recently, I have been experimenting with the openai DALL·E 2 text to image technology. It is very impressive, but at the same time, raises important ethical questions.
 
Take a look at some of my experiments below. I have included the prompts that I used, which can be found in quotations.
 
"An Ansel Adams style photograph of Irvine, California"
"An Ansel Adams style photograph of Irvine, California"
 
"A 1920s mobster in black and white eating an icecream cone in color"
"A 1920s mobster in black and white eating an icecream cone in color"
 
"A Claude Monet style oil painting of Sigmund Freud arm wrestling his id"
"A Claude Monet style oil painting of Sigmund Freud arm wrestling his id"
 
Want to learn more about Artificial Intelligence? I have gathered some links to interesting articles:

 



 

 


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What Do Snowy Egrets Eat?

 

A Snowy Egret eats a crayfish in Irvine, California. © Evan's Studio, 2022.
 A Snowy Egret eats a crayfish in Irvine, California. © Evan's Studio, 2022.


What Do Snowy Egrets Eat?

According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Snowy Egrets eat fish, crayfish, crabs, snakes, insects, frogs, shrimps, snails, and vegetation found in the water.

What Is A Snowy Egret?

Snowy Egrets (Egretta thula) are small white herons.

How Can You Tell The Difference Between A Snowy Egret and A Great Egret?

A Snowy Egret is much smaller than a Great Egret. Also, Snowy Egrets have black bills while Great Egrets have yellow-orange ones. Another notable difference is that Great Egrets have black colored feet but Snowy Egrets have yellow colored feet.

Where Can I License The Photo Shown Above?

You can license my image of a Snowy Egret Eating A Crayfish as a royalty free stock photo through Shutterstock.

Can I See More?

Click here to view another image of a Snowy Egret fishing.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

When Is Father's Day Weekend 2023?

 My dad - Paul Z. Kissner - describes how he spent his summers growing up in NYC. 
RIP 1940-2019.

When Is Father's Day Weekend 2023?

Father's Day weekend is on Sunday, June 18th, 2023. Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the United States.

How Did Father's Day Start?

History.com says that Father's Day started after a West Virginia church sponsored a Sunday sermon - the first national event "explicitly in honor of fathers..." The one time event honored the men lost in the 1907 Monongah mining disaster.

The year after, Sonora Smart Dodd successfully campaigned to make Father's Day a statewide holiday in Washington on June 19, 1910. 

 When Did Father's Day Become A National Holiday?

Father's Day became a national holiday in the United States in 1972.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Philippine Election 2022

This shot was taken at the former home of the onetime Philippine President, Ferdinand E. Marcos.  It shows a view of his backyard and the Paoay Lake in the distance.  The property was later turned into a museum after Marcos fled the country amidst widespread corruption allegations. © Evan's Studio
This shot was taken at the former home of the onetime Philippine President, Ferdinand E. Marcos.  It shows a view of his backyard and the Paoay Lake (Ilocos Norte) in the distance.  The property was later turned into a museum named the Malacañang of the North after Marcos fled the country amidst widespread corruption allegations. © Evan's Studio, 2014

Stay up to date on the Philippine election of 2022 with live updates from the New York Times

The presidential election puts the son of Ferdinand Marcos (Bongbong Marcos) up against Leni Robredo - the two main candidates.

UPDATE: on May 13th, 2022 Leni Robredo admitted to defeat in the 2022 Philippine presidential election. In her speech, given at Ateneo de Manila University, she did not mention her opponent by name. 

The election results were called into question after allegations of buying votes and ballot machine malfunctions. Disinformation and corruption have long been a part of the Philippine political landscape & Robredo mentioned the “massive machinery to spread hate and lies,” in her speech.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Top 3 Steps You Need To Know To Improve Your Chess Game Right Now

Two white pawns, one protecting the other, on a wooden chess board. © Evan's Studio, 2022.
 Two white pawns, one protecting the other, on a wooden chess board. © Evan's Studio, 2022

I have been teaching chess classes for several years now. 

The top 3 steps you need to know to improve your chess game right now are:

1. Play more games. 

In general, the more you do something, the easier it becomes. Playing chess online is a simple way to take advantage of today's technology.

2. Review your games after playing them.  

What could you have done better? What mistakes did you make? Why did you make them?

3. Practice solving chess puzzles on a daily basis. 

Puzzles will help you see the board better, recognize patterns, and think tactically.

 Want to learn more about chess?

I am now offering in-person and online private chess lessons. I specialize in teaching chess to beginners. Please reach out to me by email and I will be happy to provide you with more details.