19 Nov 2018

Mercury Dime Collection Progress

| user_15071

I collect all U.S coins and I don't discriminate against world coins either. Right now I'm working on a mercury dime set, which will likely take a few (perhaps many) years.

19 Nov 2018

Liberty Head Nickel Found

Coins | user_47175

Hello again guys. Today I got a new box of nickels, and I am still searching through it, but I just found a pretty cool coin. I opened up the roll, and it looked like nothing cool was in it from looking on the side, but then when I looked through it more carefully, I found a 1910 Nickel. I would say that it is in G-4 condition, so it's not amazing, but still a pretty awesome find. I will update you if I find anything more. Thanks for reading.

19 Nov 2018

A thing of beauty

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The palladium Mint product--I hesitate to call it a "coin"--is a thing of beauty. It is true to the original design and something to behold.

19 Nov 2018

Learn Your Types: Classic Head Half Cent

Coins | iccoins

The Classic Head Half Cent, designed by John Reich, is one of the many different types of “obsolete US coins,” coins whose denominations are no longer minted. Half Cent, Two Cent, Three Cent, Half Dime, and Twenty-Cent Pieces all fall within this category. The Classic Head Half Cent was the successor to the Draped Bust Half Cent and had the same specifications, 100% copper, a 23.5-millimeter diameter, and a weight of 5.44 grams. The Classic Head Half Cent had a mintage run from 1809 to 1836, but there were large gaps in the mintage. No half cent coins were minted from 1812 to 1824, 1827, or 1830. There are two proof only dates in the series, 1831 and 1836. 1835 was the last year of circulation strikes for the Classic Head Half Cent and it was replaced by the Braided Hair Half Cent in 1840. All half cent coins were significantly smaller than the large cent variants, but are still much larger than the small cents of today. In 1831, the US Mint changed the die for the Half Cent and also purchased new equipment which made the rims of 1831 to 1836 coins slightly higher than pre-1831 examples. 

18 Nov 2018

Liberty Cap Design on Old Wooden Sign

| Well worn Copper

I discovered this image in a 1959 edition of Index of American Design. It was a wooden sign for the Bissell Tavern in East Windsor, Connecticut and dates to 1777. The sign maker obviously copied Robert Scot's Capped Bust liberty cap design from 1795-1807 which is interesting.  The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is listed as the owner. Obviously out of reach for my collection. Also un-slabbable. 

18 Nov 2018

The silver Trime

Coins | Mokiechan

Well, I have started a new method of collecting that kind of harkens back to my original method of collecting, only on a smaller scale.  Back when I first started collecting, I went down to my neighborhod Woolworth's and bought a whitman cent or nickel album and started searching my change.  My new method?  Well, now I buy a capital holder and fill that holder up.  I have already done a holder with six slots for all the mintmarks, and the obverse, of the Morgan Dollar, I have done one for a type Dime collection, and I have just purchased a capital holder for Odd Type Coins, to include the 20 Cent piece, the Half Cent, the Two Cent Piece, and the two different three cent pieces.   I have all but the Silver Trime.  But, I am finding that locating a nice looking silver trime, that does not bust my budget is actually quite difficult.  the small size, the thinness, and the metallic composition make the Silver Trime very susceptible to wear and bending and general crudiness.  

18 Nov 2018

Site Problems These Are Old Shots Not New Just Learning Yrs Ago

Coins | Mike 272

Hi everyone. First it's not fixed read the last line Well the ANA and the people who work the equipment are working hard to solve this problem. From some messages and emails and comments I am not the only one. Don't give up sometimes these problems as small as they may be or as big may take time. I won't they won't. I had no idea that some of you have given up. Don't anything made by man is sure to break one time or another. With 'll the servers sometimes it's hard to track it down. Some little progress has been made but it's one set at a time. Because if I dont show you my coins or tokens don't mean we can't share our knowledge back nd forth. Sometimes things just happen at the wrong time. I have alot on my plate now personally I didn't need this  but it happened. Since I can't control the situation I have to adjust. We have tried alot. We know the email and my device is fine. I turned it over to my tech's at kindle and gave it a complete bill of health. I loaded the ANA onto my phone and all my pictures of my coins that were posted before. No luck. So my son tried his I Phone I received the picture no luck. That's three different companies and no luck. The box that covers were you click to update your photos I loaded one onto a blog. So we know it does still work..  I'm shooting at the smallest you can. Still no luck. Now I know describing a token or a coin is very important to a blog. I found out yesterday I can't load my collection. So this problem is bigger than we thought. I will not be silenced. I will continue writing blogs and sharing with you all. I still want to learn and help were I can. So I still  like always leave comments and read your blogs. Many times we have asked collectors for pictures it's not that they don't know how it they can't. 

16 Nov 2018

Who is on this coin?

Ancient Coins | user_47175

Hello, I recently got this ancient roman coin, and am currently soaking it in distilled water. I am trying to identify the emperor, but no matter what website I go to I can't identify him. The coin is most likely from the Constantine/Post Constantine era, but I can't pinpoint who is on it. Anyone with an idea of who it could be?


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