28 Aug 2021

Tales from the Coinstar

Collecting Tips | Haney

As of late the reject bin has yielded more than just some spare pocket change, though if I am to be honest I am on the lookout for a little more than jingle in the pocket. What really brings a smile is a foreign coin or better yet something with silver in it. The latter specimen being rarely seen, but imagine my surprise when in a handful of reject change I spy a Canadian quarter with the queens original portrait that does not appear to be nickel. Upon turning it over in my hand to see the date it is confirmed being 1963 not only did I find something foreign, but something silver in of all things a reject bin in a HEB Coinstar in the Heart of Texas. That was not the only unusual coin in that handful of change I also found a coin that traveled much further in distance if not in time from the United Arab Emirates. It is a Dirham and I would suspect made its way here via a soldier though not knowing the date I could be wrong in my assumption, maybe someone reading this blog can help in the regard by clarifying the date.

15 Aug 2021

Problems.With the Mint

Collecting Tips | Mike

Well the problem with the mint it did not start with the sale of the Morgan Dollar. It started years ago. Years when some of you have not been here.. We have a saying buy what you like. I have done that with the mint simply because I only buy the sets for my books. I had been collecting a wonderful set called The Presidential Coin and chronicles set. This set stared with Benjamin Franklin. I know he want President . . Then Abraham Lincoln. These sets were great. Till the mint made one of Truman with a reverse proof coin. ..What happened they lowered the mintage to 17,500.and made one of than Coins a reverse proof. These sets were not selling out. Till the mint pulled that trick. it was gone in 12 minutes. People.who never even knew of the set wanted this. So it became the man made rarity. The problem I believe started there. The Mint could sell out there products fast . It continues from then. There were more the 2016 Congradulations set mintage 5000. It still calls for high prices today. Then came the emergency sets.This I will never understand. They had another mint and make 250,000. What I would like to know how come there are still for.sale.? Then during the American Eagle set came rare Eagles.please give me a break. I know covid had allot to do with the emergency sets. But I get the feeling more were made than what they said. Now they can't be trusted. I believe Ryder has created his last mess. How about all those sets for kids were did they go? Well one set had a "problem" and the adults bought them. ? Really were that dumb. Don't forget the famous letter the one that said the above ground silver is low. If that was true silver would be 100 a ounce. Letter sent by Ryder! .Now I have mentioned just a few . Forget the bullion gold one tenth ounce. The mintage were nuts and still are. So what is the problem. For one people had programmed there computers to order getting many more than allowed. I had two bots ordering I am not a robot. Ten percent to the 18 bulk buyers.. That's nothing. . If the mintage is five thousand thats five hundred.. Five hundred we won't see. So to sum it up my friend Mokie put it very simple. You make these special coins make five hundred thousand. Get rid of bulk buyers all 18 of them. That stops the high prices in the secondary market. All this said more people were able to get there coins then ever before. But what about the San Francisco proof. 200,000 mintage . Sold out in 15 minutes. I got mine at 12: 13. No one said a word about that. And it was the next day. The fix was in !! Your absolutely right. They went back to there old tricks. Buy what you need for your sets and books they don't sell out. But I think the mint has been caught . Ryder will have to answer allot of questions before congress! I did not list all the mints tricks there are to many. I noticed the two and a half ounce medal is still for sale for160.00. How many do you want?

05 Aug 2021

Coin Database

Collecting Tips | user_46252

Those who keep track of their coin collections know what a difficult enterprise that can be. Some use notebooks, while others use spreadsheets, and some use generic collection software, while still others don't keep track of what they have. As a lifelong technologist, I am in the process of creating a Microsoft Access database that allows one to easily select the coins in a collection from a catalogue of (currently) U.S. coins. This project began in earnest recently, and I hope to have the catalogue complete by end of 2021. A user would select their coins from the catalogue to identify them uniquely by ID, grade, and other attributes. Images of the obverse, reverse, rim, and closeups of actual coins can also be attached. Sets will be featured so that a user can run a report of those coins needed to complete a set, and to compile a budget for doing so. The end result enhances the security of a collection from an insurance point of view, allows for tracking the collection as an investment, and provides the collector with a means of sharing their collection virtually with others. For dealers, this software could track inventory, as it allows duplicates to be recorded with individual attributes. Those whose items or entire collection is physically on loan to others or institutions can track this process. I believe data is our ally in making collecting rewarding, and I'm looking forward to completing this project and placing it in the hands of beta-testers for feedback. Let me know your thoughts, ideas, and wish lists for this project, and if you'd like to participate in the beta test later this year. Cheers!

30 Jul 2021

How To Grow Your Numismatic Collection, Fast!

Collecting Tips | CheerioCoins

One way to get more coins faster is roll searching, which is looking through rolls of coins (which are obtainable at banks) some coins you should look for while roll searching are wheat+steel cents (1909-1958), silver nickels (1942-1945), silver Roosevelt dimes (1946-1964), and silver(1932-1964)/West Point mint quarters (2019, 2020).Also, when you are at coin shows, or even online, you should look at every booth for coin(s) you want/need to get the best price. Also, use Greysheet (or something like Greysheet, i.e. Blue Book) to get the best price.Lastly, here on the ANA website, you can earn YN dollars which can be used at the monthly and yearly auction. You can get these by writing informational blogs, like this one (this is not the only way to earn these dollars), at a maximum of 2 a week. You will receive the physical dollar through the mail, and will sent them back if you win a lot at an auction. Thank you for reading my information on how to get more coins faster.

23 Jul 2021

A Time To Adjust

Collecting Tips | user_16113

I’ve found it hard to collect coins resently as the world uses more credit cards and debit cards. But, I’ve also found ways to collect and adjust to this time and even with the covid 19 crisis. Go to your local bank. I’ve even made friends with some of the tellers and they’ll set aside coins for me. Asablish a trading place with people. You might just find the thing that you need for that date hole in your album. Learn, learn, learn. If you can’t do anything, learn what you can. You could just learn something that you never knew. Last, join clubs and face book groups and talk with other people. You can swap knowledge and tips. You can still collect and more specific learn knowledge is power.

02 Jul 2021

Collecting On A Budget: How To Make An Affordable and Beautiful Numismatic Collection

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs! (If this goes on the main blog, sorry. I'm new to this.)


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