30 Apr 2023

Central states coin show

National Money Show | user_65126

so i went to the central states coin show on Saturday, and I got two amazing things: A dime set, and a 1964-D clipped planchet. The dime set was $65, but the 1964-D clipped planchet error wasonly $5! Also, it was my very first coin show. Who knew coin shows could be so fun! Also, the years and the mintmarks on the dime set are: capped bust; 1929-none. Liberty seated; 1890-none. Barber; 1914-none. Mercury; 1941-none. Roosevelt;1949-S. If any of you have any of those exact coins or were at the coin show on Saturday, reply in the comments below.P.S. My brother got the six copper coins.

25 Apr 2023

Look what I found!

Odd & Curious Money | Speeding Arrow

After going to the dollar store, I checked my change and found this 1989 cent in my pocket. I believe the hole is too small for a bullet but could have been made by a drill. Please let me know what you think.

21 Apr 2023

The Wheat Cent (1909-1958) (Series V of US copper coins)

Coins-United States | 1944 Steel

The Wheat Cent The wheat cent was created started in 1909, when people wanted to honor the late president Abraham Lincoln. The original design was createdVictor David Brenner. His initials were originally on the reverse of the coin. After a few days of the release of the coin. The public thought that the initials were to big and the mint didn't agree on it, so the initials were removed. This created on of the most well known Lincoln cents variety, the 1909 vdb and 1909-s vdb. Those coins are considerably rarer than most other Lincoln pennies other than the 1931-s and 1909-s. The 1909-s vdb is valued at $700-1200 in mint state. Later in 1918, the mint agreed to add his initials on the shoulder of Abraham Lincoln. All of cents had 95% copper and 5% tin. This remained until 1983. Another well known and cool variety is the steel cent. The backstory goes like this. In 1941, America declared war on the Empire of Japan and the Nazi empire. The US wanted to use every available material, one was the copper in the coins. So the government took in a lot of different designs, in the end it was the steel design. The steel cent was only made in 1943. This created one of the most valuable error cent, the 1943-s bronze. It is valued at up to half a million dollars. Another cool coin to own would be the 1944 steel penny. The wheat cent's obverse features Abraham Lincoln facing the right. On the top, the words IN GOD WE TRUST are featured. Same as the word LIBERTY. On the back, there are two wheat ears. Other words on the back are ONE CENT, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. All three mints made wheat cents. S pennies aren't just proof. The wheat cent is 0.75 inches (19.05 mm) in diameter and 0.0598 inches (1.52 mm) in thickness.

21 Apr 2023

"God Save The King" 1795 Forster , Die Sinker

Tokens | Mike

Hi everyone. Hope your all doing well. This token is related to England and the U.S. First I apologize for not blogging. Were redoing some of the rooms. Now if you look at the obverse you see the notes to England's National Anthem. "God Save The King". Or when its a Queen that is put in. No one knows who wrote it. There are plenty of composers who's name cone up. Wikipedia says Beethoven. No he didn't write it. That's why I stay away from it.There are so many writers I can't name them all. They agree it as made around 1795. Its the oldest anthem in the world. As a matter if fact it was second to our national anthem. You see the words were changed when it got to the states. You young kids would not remember it. When I was in school we sang every morning My Country Tis of Thee Great land of liberty !! It goes on . As time went on the National Anthem was sang before the school day started. I remember then we said a short prayer. Even today Congress starts the day with a prayer by a religious person. Funny we don't sing or pray but the country doesn't start the day with out saying ashort prayer. I will not get political. ..The great thing Foster did when he made this token was to put every note on it. The first verse only . But all the singing and praying are gone. All we were doing was given thanks for the country we lived in. Others saw it a different way. Now some schools have a moment of silence. So I hope you have learned about school in the 1950's and sixtys. It only took two minutes. And they took it away in the name of freedom. I don't get it.!!

17 Apr 2023

Worldly Coins

Collecting Tips | AC Coin$🌎

What brings the best among currency collectors is precisely the inherent interest to gather items from all times and locations in our Planet. Such interest is also tied to the purpose of extending knowledge about places, economic systems and samples of life within society. This before should be done free of preconceptions about politics or situations of one country or another.I believe, the core of numismatics beyond being a science or art, is to cherish all currencies through communication opening doors of understanding far from frontiers or historical mishaps.When I hold an international coin or banknote in my hands, I owe honor and value to the issuer and to the society in which it circulated.Besides technical data and production statistics, all coins, notes and valuables hold a value much higher than an intrinsic number. They represent a step of mankind to evolve further than a commercial transaction, into a modern language of progress.So, to post foreign coins for me is to ponder into new historical and cultural doors and to create interests beyond our own frontiers. Doing this welcomes people from all corners of the Globe thus enhancing life in our modern sometimes harsh bound society. This website is a great portal to express trust.It is great and commendable to educate and guide other fellows and newer individuals who walk into a specific trend. However, when we take on the attribute of teaching or guiding others we must ascertain our words are positive, motivating and, an open door for further knowledge. Doing so means welcoming and exposing good qualities in all instead of pushing with a sense of authority thus making beginners and amateurs alike run out of sight. We are all here to help and learn.

14 Apr 2023

Look What I Found!

Coins-United States | Long Beard

It's that time of year. As the temperature goes up, my blog posting goes down. Which I think applies to most across the board, mainly for enduring the so called cabin fever after four long months of cold and bleak weather. But I digress. So here I am, mid-evening, pondering as usual on what to discuss for the week. A surprising find and a new direction in collecting. Enjoy!

14 Apr 2023

2007 Silver Eagle Bullion

Coins-United States | AC Coin$🌎

Modern rendition of the afamated Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty for an obverse face and on the reverse of this beautiful coin John Mercanti's Heraldic Eagle. This great American coin is silver composed with a purity/weight of .999. First issuance of this nice design was launched in 1916 until 1947. Production of this coin was retaken in 1986 and extended until the year 2021. Produced without mint mark, this excellent silver bullion has been cherished by many enthusiasts and it is getting scarce already within the coin markets.

13 Apr 2023

Ike at National Coin Week

National Coin Week | Al Raddi

As part of 2023 National Coin Week "Our Money, Our Heritage, Our America", the Huron Valley Numismatic Society of Highland, MI enjoyed a presentation by Young Numismatist Hayden Howard titled "The History of the Eisenhower Dollar". Hayden's talk was based on his award-winning exhibit at the Michigan State Numismatic Society.


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