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06 Dec 2019

MY COLLECTING LIFE

Coins | user_67896

About 1 and a half years ago I started to collect pennies. It started when I was at a thrift store and I saw a folder of squished pennies. Then I decided to move things up and collect cents. It started when I bought a 1941 to 1974 Whitman folder and hunted rolls from the bank as instructed. I got more and more serious about my collection and decided to get all Whitman penny albums. I have just gone to coin shows and shops and hunted from there.

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04 Dec 2019

What Is It About This Hobby?

Coins | Just Mokie

I started collecting coins in 1968 at the age of ten. At that time, my interest was kindled by friends in my neighborhood, who were in Scouting and had started collecting to earn their merit badges. I have stayed in the hobby due to several factors that hold true to this day.

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01 Dec 2019

the wheat cent

Coins | 1943penny

I've been doing some research and basiacally I have created this to some up the wheat penny;

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28 Nov 2019

PENNY BOX HUNT - RESULTS

Coins | 1943penny

sorry for the delay I was traveling for thankgiving! the first thing i would like to metion is i hope everyone is having a great thanksgiving and enjoying the food! and here are the results for the penny box search!...keep scrolling downkeep scrolling downCONGRATS "SUN" YOU GUESSED THE EXACT NUMBER, 195!!!!!nice job!

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28 Nov 2019

Coin Searching - CONECA crossword results!

Coins | JudeA

I just went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house again yesterday. They had more rolls for us to search through. I went through 6 cent rolls. Their bank is always really good for finding Lincoln Bicentennials, I found 8 of them, one of every design. I also found one 1941 wheat cent. Now, in the November to December edition of the CONECA magazine. I filled out the crossword puzzle for YN's. I received an email today that I won! She is going to send me my prize next week. Tell me if any of you sent in answers to the crossword puzzle.Also, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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27 Nov 2019

Time Flies

Coins | Just Mokie

Well a little over a month ago, I blogged about a 1926-S Peace Dollar that I had picked up during the PAN show CoinZip auction. I had bought it simply to support the club and I had received it for the minimum bid of $20 plus 10% for the club. At that time, I had no idea it was a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM. But since frequent blogger Longstrider had made me aware of this segment of the hobby, I visited the VAMWORLD 2.0 site, went to the listing under 1926-S and found a DOT. My find has been officially certified by the Variety Slabbing Service (they only do Peace and Morgan VAMS, and they do not provide a grade). I think turnaround from sending the Dollar to receiving her back was about 10 days. I am very pleased with my first wild VAM find. If you want to read about more VAMS, and find your own, please visit VAMWORLD 2.0 at:http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/HomeI hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!

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26 Nov 2019

Penny box hunt GUESS #1

Coins | 1943penny

today i am going to do something a little different! I have not searched the box yet and but i will tomorrow! Below is certain points for every coin i find and what i want you guys to do is try and guess what score I will get! whoever is closest wins!1940-58 P D S ............................................5 points

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25 Nov 2019

The 1938 D Buffalo Nickle

Coins | Mike B

Hi everyone. Did you ever buy a coin ,token ,or medal that caught your eye. I think we all have done that. Well I was walking past the post office many years ago. I was passing a jewelry store. It looked nice and to my surprise this store had a glass case with coins in it.. So I went in and started to look. One case that's all he had. And something did catch my eye. A 1938D Nickel. It has this beautiful gold tone on it. Now if you have read some of my blogs you know that I have been lucky in picking out the right coin. What is The right coin. Well this was truly what many call the American coin. It's like buying stock. Does this have potential I thought so. So I asked the owner how much are you looking for that nickle. To my surprise he said seven dollars. I said it's a good looking coin then I said to myself shutup! I said I'll take it. I knew it would grade high. And it was the last in a series of wonderful coins.. So I purchased this wonderful coin and went home. I filled out a form for NGC and sent it away. Well I was lucky. It graded a MS 67. I said I can probably turn this over for a nice price. Now I don't sell my coins. But I wanted to get a price on what they were going for. Not even seventy five dollars. I couldn't figure out why so low the coin has everything going for it. Then I realized it was the last coin in the series. People were hoarding them. That has to be it. No that wasn't it. So I put it away and would check every so often. Well i was watching a T.V. show this morning and that seven dollar coin has reached a price I couldn't believe. It was in the hundreds. I had seen it in a magazine last year and it has started to move. I was lucky again. I was right about the coin but it's time had not come. This set I believe is one of the best sets created by the United States. America's coin. Frasier*s design was beautiful. The set is still searched out today. If you were in Europe and found one you would know this coin was made in America. Over the years when I see a jewelry store selling some coins I would go in. But be carful. They clean there coins like there diamonds. Some also make jewelry out of them . I once thought of selling this coin no more. Another lucky buy. You can find coins not only in a coin store but some stores that sell fine items. So keep your eyes open . Good coins are everywere. You will never know when you might get lucky. I hope you enjoyed this and always keep in mind that store sells coin! One more thing eBay has jewelry stores. I have seen many and yes they also sell coins. So I hope like me you all get lucky. Sometimes they don't know what they have. Sometimes they do. Lots of luck to all. And a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Enjoy your dinner and the leftovers for the week!!

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