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Rarity can be looked at as the number of coins that are still available for purchase today. A coin that only has a few thousand in collectors hands is worth more than a coin that has millions in collectors hands, as you would assume!
The rarity of each coin can be found through the guide links at the bottom of each coin description page in the database. Condition of a coin is a strong driving factor when establishing value. Lower grades equal poorer conditions and conversely higher grades mean better condition. Once you have a decent idea of what each coin is worth, record that amount on the spreadsheet that you created.
It takes years of experience to be able to accurately grade and price coins, but, you have a start and it will be interesting to see how close your estimated values are to what you are offered for them. Feel free to ask questions when selling coins.
In the next section we will discuss Shopping Your Coins which will cover getting different opinions from multiple dealers.
When you sell coins, one of the most important things to understand is the difference between numismatics and melt value. A coin produced with a precious metal such as gold or silver is worth at least the value of the precious metal that it was made with melt value.
Numismatics comes into play when there is an additional collector value, or premium, on the coin. Prior to , the majority of United States coins contained either gold or silver. Any selling premium on top of the melt value comes from the Numismatic Value.
Numismatics is the study of coins, paper currency, and medals. As mentioned above, the prices that collectors will pay are driven by both the rarity and condition of the coin s. Our two main characters are Marie Laure, a blind French girl who fled here with her uncle from Paris, and Werner, a radio expert in the German army who is stuck in the city when the attack begins.
We jump back and forth in time, and between the two char Adult fiction This book is getting a lot of well-deserved attention for its unique story and its beautiful writing. If you like straight-ahead, linear, plot-driven war novels, this is not the book for you. It does have a central plot that brings the two characters together — a mystery about a possibly magic gem hunted by an evil, terminally ill Nazi officer — but that is almost beside the point.
He treats Marie Laure and Werner with equal empathy, and their interaction — when they finally meet — is not your stereotypical wartime love story. It is much better, much more bittersweet and haunting. View all 36 comments. May 06, Becky rated it it was ok. I’m sure this is going to mark me as a literary dud, but for all the brilliant reviews of this book? I couldn’t really get into it. The book revolves around Marie-Laure, a blind girl who lives with her father.
Her father is the locksmith at the Paris Museum of Natural History, and Marie is raised wholly in the museum and at home. Marie has a semi-idyllic childhood until the Nazi’s invade Paris and she and her father have to flee to another city, where a reclusive uncle lives.
Unknown to Marie, he I’m sure this is going to mark me as a literary dud, but for all the brilliant reviews of this book? Unknown to Marie, her father is smuggling the world’s most priceless jewel out of the city on behalf of the museum. Unfortunately for them, a German soldier is hot on the trail of the jewel, and will go to extreme lengths to find it. Werner is a German orphan who teaches himself everything to do with radios; after repairing a senior-ranking German officer’s radio, he is given entry into a youth academy that trains young soldiers for Hitler’s Army.
He is then drafted to utilize his skills to find resistance armies who are using the radio – but Werner is no soldier and soon realizes the cost of his talent. I found the book somewhat plodding; like you were waiting for something important to happen Eventually Marie and Werner’s stories collide – but only briefly and completely unsatisfactorily. I’m sure that’s the point – that life is hardly satisfactory, but still. Parts of the book were very interesting – the last third probably kept my attention best.
This wasn’t a book that you can’t put down though; very little tension at least for me. Suresh Nair Its tooooooo long and boring. Highly overwritten. Too many small chapters means lot of white space and paper wastage.
Keep it concise and tight. Disap Its tooooooo long and boring. Mar 18, Jenna rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , to-review , arc , netgalley , 5-stars-baby , historical-fiction. It has been awhile since I have found a book that I wanted to read slowly so that I could soak in every detail in hopes that the last page seems to never come.
When reading the synopsis of this novel, I never imagined that I would feel so connected to a book where one of the main characters is blind and the other a brilliant young German orphan who was chosen to attend a brutal military academy under Hitler’s power using his innate engineering skills. This novel was so much more than the above st It has been awhile since I have found a book that I wanted to read slowly so that I could soak in every detail in hopes that the last page seems to never come.
This novel was so much more than the above states. The idiosyncrasies of each individual character are so well defined and expressed in such ways that come across the page almost lyrically.
I was invited into the pages and could not only imagine the atmosphere, but all of my senses were collectively enticed from the very first page until the last. I was so amazed with the way that the author was able to heighten all my senses in a way that I felt like I knew what it was like to be blind. In most well-written books you get of a sense of what the characters look like and follow them throughout the book almost as if you are on a voyage, but with this novel, I could imagine what it was like to be in Marie-Laure’s shoes.
The descriptives were so beautifully intricate that I could imagine the atmosphere through touch and sound. It was amazing, really. There were so many different aspects of the book that are lived out in separate moments and in different countries that find a way to unite in the end.
What impressed me most was that I could have never predicted the outcome. It was as though all cliches were off the table and real life was set in motion. Life outside of books can be very messy and the author stayed true to life but in a magical and symbolic way. I have said in other reviews that just when I think that I have read my last book centered around the Second World War, another seems to pop up. I should emphasize that this book created an image of war in a way that I have never imagined before.
I truly got a sense of what it must have been like for children who lived a happy life and then suddenly were on curfew and barely had food to eat. It also showed the side of young children who are basically brainwashed by Nazi leaders and made into animals who seem to make choices that they normally wouldn’t in order to survive.
And by survive, I mean dodging severe abuse by their own colleagues. This book may haunt me for some time. I can’t express enough how beautifully written the pages are. I highly recommend this read as it is my favorite so far for I received this book through NetGalley View all 53 comments.
Aug 27, Yun rated it it was ok. Knowing this is a much-loved modern classic, let me tread carefully here. How enchanting the story is, how the writing will sweep me off my feet, how I will come away changed as a person. And I admit, it does have beautiful prose everywhere. But that isn’t enough to save it from being a complete dud. Essentially, a book with more than pages can’t just be made up of nothing but beautiful, flowery, descriptiv Knowing this is a much-loved modern classic, let me tread carefully here.
Essentially, a book with more than pages can’t just be made up of nothing but beautiful, flowery, descriptive prose. Things need to happen, plots need to advance, characters need to grow. But so little of that actually happens in this long book. And when something exciting does happen, there is flowery descriptions and random musings embedded right in the middle of it, slowing down what little forward progress there is.
It reminds me of school assignments back in the day, when I’m told to expand on what I’ve written. But I had no more content, nothing more to say, so I just found different ways to write the same thing over and over, hoping the teacher wouldn’t notice.
In this way, I would achieve writing alchemy, turning one sentence into four sentences. And that’s what happened here. The book has a dual timeline, alternating between and the years leading up to it.
But that didn’t really work for me. The story would have been the same told in chronological order, so the switcharoo back and forth, instead of adding tension or suspense, only led to confusion.
The odd thing is that is supposed to be the climax of the novel, but those sections are so slow and boring, filled with almost no progression of the storyline, merely descriptions of streets, walking, digging, sitting, hiding So many people love this book, but it just isn’t for me. I fell asleep multiple times while reading it and almost gave up. It’s the sort of book where you can pick out any page and be impressed by its descriptive beauty, but when you read the whole book it ultimately is tedious and uninteresting.
Jun 11, Caz littlebookowl rated it really liked it. This book was so beautiful and haunting. I fell in love with so many of the characters, and loved how their lives were weaved together. Knowing the time period this was set in, I knew the ending would hurt. And it did, though I didn’t shed as many tears as I expected. The writing was incredible, the descriptions so vivid. It did a superb job of showing the reader how the characters felt through their actions, rather than telling.
Whilst the short chapters on average 1. I really enjoyed being able to savour it and get to know the characters, however there were some points where it felt a little too dense and slow. View all 8 comments. Dec 23, Cindy rated it it was amazing. Bumped this up to 5 stars because the last pages made me cry like a little bitch.
Both the main characters are likable, inquisitive, and sympathetic; the side characters are also endearing and wonderful companions. The writing style and imagery is poetic without veering towards purple prose; I was impressed by Doerr’s ability to weave words together in such a lovely and rich way, especially from the perspective of a blind character.
The themes throughout the story — how war can rob the norma Bumped this up to 5 stars because the last pages made me cry like a little bitch. The themes throughout the story — how war can rob the normalcy of childhoods, how the main characters remain inquisitive about the wonders of the world despite it all — is so touching that I cried at both the sad parts and the simple pleasures that these characters got to enjoy.
My only caveat is that the book can be quite slow, with only significant events happening every hundred pages or so. Nonetheless, the story is still tragically beautiful. View all 6 comments. I think that my opinion of this book does not match the general opinion.
I was pretty bored throughout and my mind kept wandering. I kept waiting for a big payoff, plot twist, that would bring my attention crashing back. I thought there might be some grand resolution beyond the symbolism and poetry of the writing, and there really didn’t seem to be.
Maybe I missed it while my mind was wandering. Two other things – I have been encountering these a lot lately: – WWII is now definitely entrenched as a I think that my opinion of this book does not match the general opinion. Over the past year I have accidentally stumbled onto books that are being read by a wide audience, I know nothing about them, and when I start reading them they start with a teenage girl dealing with the perils of WWII.
I have also read several knowing this was the case going in. This is not a bad thing, just an observation that there are a lot out there now! I never really felt like they added a whole lot to this particular book. Maybe a couple of “Oh, that’s how we got here” moments, but that was it. I have seen a lot of 5 star review for this book, so maybe I am in the minority.
I would not be the one to recommend this one, but you probably shouldn’t listen to me as you might miss out on a 5 star book for you! Side note: I listened to this book and I thought the narrator was great, but, as mentioned above, it did not keep my attention and that has not happened to me in a very long time with audio. I loved the characters and the writing but felt like I was waiting for something the entire time. Matthew Leah wrote: “Currently reading the book for my book club..
You now make Leah wrote: “Currently reading the book for my book club.. You now make me think I may have the same experience as you with the book. Sorry to see that! Jan 11, Dem rated it liked it Recommends it for: book club read. Shelves: ww2. I enjoyed this novel by Anthony Doerr and yet when I was nearing the end I couldn’t help feel a a sense of relief to have finished the book. I enjoy historical fiction and really looked forward to this novel by Anthony Doerr as it was set in a time frame that that really interests me.
Because I read quite a lot of novels set around World War Two I love the fact that the author took a a slightly different path with his storytelling and that is what drew me to this novel. I loved the characters of M I enjoyed this novel by Anthony Doerr and yet when I was nearing the end I couldn’t help feel a a sense of relief to have finished the book. There is a slight magical element to the stroy which I am not a major fan of at the best of times but it works well in this book.
I did however struggle with the structure and pace of the novel and this is the reason for me liking this novel and not loving it. I found the toing and froing between time frames a bit tedious and the chapters too short. Normally this isn’t a problem for me but however in this book it took from my overall enjoyment of the story. It wasn’t that I couldn’t follow the plot but more that it became a chore for me and just when I was gelling with one time frame and character I was dragged kicking and screaming to another time frame and character and wished at times the author would just allow the story to flow and not chop and change.
To sum up an interesting and worthwhile read and a book that will be enjoyed by historical fiction lovers and book clubs over the summer. View all 54 comments. May 01, Lisa of Troy rated it it was amazing. This historical fiction novel is set in World War II and alternates between two main characters, a teenage boy named Werner Pfennig and a blind teenage girl named Marie-Laure.
Hugh Laurie is set to play the role of Marie-Laure’s great uncle! The other novel that I read was Cloud Cuckoo Land. All the Light We Cannot See is much more straightforward in my opinion and is much easier to follow. Although All the Light We Cannot see is a rather lengthy novel, the short paragraphs and chapters keep the action flowing.
When reading this book, I practiced immersion reading with a free copy of the text through Libby, a free service provided by my local library and a copy of the audiobook procured through Scribd.
I love immersion reading!!!!! We meet Werner Pfennig. He is an orphan, living in Germany, who awaits the passage of time where he dreads the day he will start to work in the very same mine that killed his father. However, Werner makes a name for himself working on radios. What will Werner do with these skills? And how will his path intersect with Marie-Laure? Although Marie-Laure is originally born with sight, she eventually loses her ability to see. Her father helps her to regain her independence by crafting a replica of the city.
However, Paris is at risk for attack, and Marie-Laure and her father flee to Saint-Malo where her great-uncle lives. Her great-uncle is 63, suffering from PTSD, and never leaves the house. This book has some really great character development. The characters are not all good nor all bad. Some of the characters struggle with decisions that they have made, questioning what they should have done differently. Additionally, there are two disabled people in this book. They are important characters not side characters , and they are doing important work.
Not all heroes carry swords or have ninja moves. Need more bookish thoughts? Check out Lisa of Troy’s homepage! Blog Twitter BookTube Facebook View all 40 comments. Anna Ortega One of my favorite books of all time! Sue I loved the book and just hope Netflix don’t deviate too much from the story. I loved the book and just hope Netflix don’t deviate too much from the story. Did I just The audiobook was definitely the way to go with this one!
Very popular historical fiction. Out of my comfort zone. I get the hype, the writing was beautiful but not a favorite! Dec 11, Angela M rated it it was amazing. What I loved most about this book was all the light that I did see. There is so much here that captivated me – from the beautiful writing to the strong, caring characters to the loving relationships and the way people touched each other’s lives during the trying times of WW II.
Parallel stories are told in alternating chapters of Marie Laure, a teenage French girl who has been blind since the age of six and Werner, an intelligent, perceptive and sensitive German orphan who learns to fix radios an What I loved most about this book was all the light that I did see. Parallel stories are told in alternating chapters of Marie Laure, a teenage French girl who has been blind since the age of six and Werner, an intelligent, perceptive and sensitive German orphan who learns to fix radios and becomes noticed by the German army.
Each of their stories will move you in their own right, but especially when their paths cross. Through the lovely descriptive language we know that Marie Laure sees what she cannot see because he father lovingly carves a model of the neighborhood so she can tell where buildings and streets are and she knows by the number of steps and which way to turn.
This loving, nurturing and often times touching relationship between Marie Laure and her fathers will melt your heart. He teaches her Braille, buys her books in Braille and gives her lovely little surprise boxes opened by solving a puzzle or trick opening to discover the hidden gift. Werner and his orphan sister Jutta have a special relationship , as well, and the letters they exchange are at once heartbreaking an heartwarming, even though it appears that Jutta has a hard time forgiving Werner for what he does to the radio.
Doerr has created and developed characters that you care about as soon as you meet them. The role that these people, including Marie Laure, play in the resistance is so courageous. Some bad things and some very sad things happened but after all this was war. But I loved the connections of people in the end and the ultimately uplifting feeling of hope – another light in this book.
I highly recommend it. View all 60 comments. Like Howard, Beverly wants an ordinary life but is frequently singled out for her appearance, though as a beautiful woman rather than a duck. Howard has worked with Spider-Man and the Man-Thing on various occasions.
Howard found himself on Earth due to a shift in the “Cosmic Axis” from a world similar to Earth, but where there are “more ducks” and “apes don’t talk. In , Gerber dismissed this idea, calling it “very pedestrian” and ‘comic-booky’ — in the worst sense of the term. Gerber later depicted his character Destroyer Duck as existing in such a world. His antagonists who usually appear in a single story each are often parodies of science fiction , fantasy , or horror characters, as well as frequent parodies of political figures and organizations.
The chief recurring villain, Lester Verde, better known as Doctor Bong — modeled on Doctor Doom and writers Bob Greene and Lester Bangs — is a former tabloid reporter who has the power to “reorder reality” by smashing himself on the bell -shaped helmet on his head and his main goal is to marry Beverly. Beverly eventually agreed to marry him to save Howard from Bong’s evil experimentation, but the two were divorced shortly thereafter. Doctor Bong would reappear in issues of She-Hulk and Deadpool in the mids.
Other recurring villains include the Kidney Lady, an older woman who has been convinced by her former lover that the soul is in the kidneys and attacks anything she sees as a threat to them, and Reverend Jun Moon Yuc and his Yuccies, a parody of Reverend Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church “Moonies”. Another important villain was the organization S. Omega the Unknown appeared to him in a dream, as did Spider-Man and the founding members of the rock group Kiss on other occasions.
In the miniseries, as a mocking gesture toward Disney’s mascot Mickey Mouse and as a reference to a previous lawsuit with the company over Howard’s similarity to Donald Duck, Howard was turned into various other animals, but primarily appeared in the series as an anthropomorphic mouse. This character is featured in its own one-shot comic book which like almost all of the other Amalgam Comics “falsely” implied that the one-shot was a continuation of multiple other, pre-existing Lobo The Duck stories.
In the letters page of Bat-Thing 1, there was mention of a fictional upcoming ‘special issue’ featuring Howard the Mxyzptlk, presumably a merging of Howard with Mister Mxyzptlk. An alternate version of Howard the Duck becomes infected with the zombie plague, and eats the brains of the alternate-Ash that is native to the zombie version of the Marvel Universe.
In the Marvel Comics 2 universe, Howard is seen as a blindfold-wearing martial arts teacher, a reference harkening back to his mastery of “Quack Fu” in the original s series. Duck is the President of the United States. In a parody of the Spider-Verse event, Howard and Leo Fitz team up with a group of Howards from across the Multiverse who collectively call themselves the Legion of Howards. This version of Howard is brought to Cleveland by a laser spectroscope experiment gone awry and befriends rock singer Beverly Switzler.
Plans have also occurred for Howard the Duck to star in his own film. In , Rob Zombie claimed that he had pitched a Howard the Duck film to Marvel, but was turned down. He said that while there were several comics characters he loved, he was “not making films of them all”.
In addition, Howard can briefly be seen in the background of the Collector’s welcome video in the attraction’s queue. Between June 6, and October 29, , Howard the Duck appeared in a syndicated daily comic strip that comic strip historian Allan Holtz has described as having low distribution and that was eventually replaced by the Incredible Hulk comic strip. When the strip was dropped by the Cleveland Plain Dealer , a Cleveland TV station began televising the strip for two minutes each night.
A total of eleven story arcs, as well as a number of single-joke strips, constitute the individual strips that were printed. These were followed by an adaptation of the “Sleep of the Just” story from issue 4 of the Marvel comic, scripted by Gerber and illustrated by Alan Kupperberg.
Gerber was fired from the strip in early over chronic problems with deadlines. In November , the first of a projected eight-issue series reprinting the entire strip was published by John Zawadzki. Titled It’s Adventure Time With Howard the Duck , only the initial issue was published.
In , a pilot for a radio show version of Howard was recorded. James Belushi played the role of Howard, although the program was never aired. Michael Burkett of the Orange County Register described Howard the Duck as a “cantankerous, stogie-chomping, nattily dressed” antihero with an “acerbic wit, irascible personality and down-and-dirty street smarts” that distinguished him from other cartoon animal characters.
Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas thought that Howard, as a “funny animal” character, was inappropriate for the horror comic book in which he was introduced.
He told Gerber to dispose of the character “as fast as you can. One fan even sent in a duck carcass to make his point. At San Diego Comic-Con , the auditorium stood up and applauded when a fan asked Thomas if Howard would ever come back.
Marvel responded by bringing Howard back for more appearances and soon launching his own self-titled comic book series. The Howard the Duck comic book has been described as “the first successful title aimed at an older audience.
He’s got every Howard the Duck comic ever. After Gerber parted ways with Marvel in amid numerous legal and creative disputes, and other writers took over for him, Howard the Duck’s popularity diminished rapidly. Stan Lee , Shooter and Gerber himself criticized the post-Gerber stories for their lack of substance and clever humor.
Within three years of Gerber’s departure, Marvel had ceased publishing new Howard the Duck material. Lucasfilm’s big-budget Howard the Duck movie disappointed critics, audiences and the character’s fans alike. Although Marvel has occasionally released new Howard comic books, some written by Gerber, and sometimes features the character in other media, Howard’s popularity has never again approached what it was in the s.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marvel Comics character. This article is about the character and comic book series. For the film adaptation, see Howard the Duck film. For the video game, see Howard the Duck video game. Comics character. Howard the Duck as depicted on a variant cover of Howard the Duck 1 November, This section’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.
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Howard the Duck meets his creator”. Supergraphics 25 : 4—7. June Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on July 29, Retrieved February 3, Grand Comics Database.
London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN December saw the debut of the cigar-smoking Howard the Duck. In this story by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, various beings from different realities had begun turning up in the Man-Thing’s Florida swamp, including this bad-tempered talking duck.
United States: TwoMorrows Publishing 10 : Stan Lee April Comic Book Artist Collection, Vol. Lambiek Comiclopedia. May 29, Archived from the original on October 24, Retrieved February 2, In he took over the Howard the Duck weekly comic with Marv Wolfman.
Archived from the original on 2 November Retrieved 13 August Howard the Duck Magazine. The Comics Journal. Stamford, Connecticut: Fantagraphics Books 41 : 7. August Archived from the original on May 29,