29 Sep 2022


Coins | Haney

Well as I have been on a roll with my little band of Washington misfits, let us continue with two new performers one from the city of brotherly love and the other from the mile high city, strange I had to look the latter up despite having traveling thru there several times. These two chaps are a little on the skinny side weighing in at 4.6 and 4.7 grams respectively due to the fact they are short some covering. At some point in the process they both showed up to the coin press missing a layer of nickel that typically hides a wonderful layer of copper. Furthermore not only did they show up half dressed, but they both landed heads up prior to receiving their die impressions. So this way both the date and the error are together for your appreciation and more importantly mine. Not to say I do not have examples of particular irregularity in other denominations that is best appreciated by the reverse but those are just place holders, hopefully Franklin did not hear that, until I can find the numbers 1, 9, 6, and 8 on the copper side. Both of my fiends are graded uncirculated though visually the Philadelphia example has a lot of fire left whereas the Denver example has reached a warm red brown, if you’re a train nut it approximates mineral brown. Surprisingly both struck up rather well despite the reduction in volume of metal to work with, though the eagle is much sharper on the piece from the mother mint.

28 Sep 2022

My Lucky Day

Coins | Mike

Hi! Hope everyone is well. Thanks to Pete for getting the gremlins out of the system!. Now the title is lucky day. I have had some good luck and bad. This was good. A few years ago I guess it was four I was looking at the gov mint magazine. The had rolls of Ten Centavos. Now I wasn't big on foreign coins but these were not foreign. They were made at the Denver mint. They were very small. Smaller than our dime and made of silver. I said why were these coins made in Denver. Well before General MacArthur before he left the Philippines he dumped all the silver into the Manila Bay. This was done so the Japanese could not buy ammunition to use against the armed forces. They were dated 1945. So how did I get lucky? They were not expensive so I liked them and pulled the trigger. I'm looking at the reverse and the then I looked at every letter including the mint mark even the three stars on the seal on the reverse were DD. So I looked them up. They were called the Allen-905b DD reverse. I checked with N.G.C. and there were only 27 of these in the high grade of MS 67. Do I send them in. I checked them under 30 power. Not a mark. I decided to send six in. Good luck was with me. The six I sent in came back all MS 67. The others I knew were less of MS 67 they were MS 66!!! This story gets better. I checked Heritage house on a guess these would be there. One was. It was a MS 66 and was auctioned of for a large sum of money I had no idea!!For one a MS 66. I waited about two years and sent one in. That's were the luck stopped. I didn't want someone getting a coin for free. So my mistake was I set a reserve!.It was to high. That's the story of my good luck. Somethings you buy on EBay and they don't know what there selling. I have seen that. This was a once in a lifetime find. So I learned from my first experience. Before I put this blog up I checked Heritage House. Back in 2020 two sold for more than I ever expected. Am I going to send them in? No. It will be a private sale. That's what I decided. So a few things had to happen for this to happen. One was the war and the General throwing out all there silver. When he returned he came with his pockets full. He wanted to give the Philippines a chance to get back on there feet. Then the govmint bought some of the old rolls. Now the guy who checks rolls before there mailed out didn't check. He's not working there anymore. I gave two or three away. One to Sam to help the kids learn about DD. And friends. So that's the story of my luck. And that's all it was. That's why after 30 years I still check rolls. When I checked the web I found the gov mints old advertisements for the coins. I told the seller about what happened and he said he was upset but I paid and they sold. They had to eat the whole loss. There loss was my gain. I hope all of you get this lucky. Remember this was ten years before our famous wheat cent also made at the Denver mint!And to top it of there beautiful coins. That's why I bought them. Take care the pictures are back up. Write some blogs! Thanks for taking time to read this. You never know. You just don't know! Mike

21 Sep 2022

Lewis and Clark Set Released May,24,2004

Coins | Mike

Hi everyone. I hope your all well. Today I will write about a set. A special set never done by the mint before or after. Its about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Now we know that this expedition was one of this country's greatest ever undertaken.

18 Sep 2022

Morgan Dollars

Coins | user_22476

This is the history of the Morgan dollar. The Morgan dollar was made in 1878 at the Philadelphia mint. They were designed by George T. Morgan, hence the name. I believe that these coins are definitely the first coins sought out by beginners and experienced alike. I have 1921, 1893, and 1889 Mogan dollars. This coin is also very different from others, for example, it has the quote In God We Trust on the reverse and not the obverse. The eagle on the reverse is very strange and that is why the coin is nicknamed the buzzard coin. The lady on the coin also is not the usual lady liberty. In fact, somebody used to be the face of the dollar. Later, this same person was thrown in jail for being portrayed. There is so much more about the Morgan dollar which I will do later. Thank you!

14 Sep 2022

all my new coins!

Coins | BlackArrowCoin

hi guys! If you like awesome coins read this blog!So I went to that pawn shop that i talk about in my last blog and got some awesome stuff!first I got those indian heads for a dollar each, I choose better condition for resale and some that I needed for my collection.Next I got some from the c50 bin and took everything except a bent 1902 indian cent, there was a 1860 indian head cent, a 1826 Morton head large cent with a hole but still worth $10 on eBay, and the rest were just indian heads.Next I looked in the $5 bin found a 1853 large cent and 1866 two cent pieceI saw a 1817 morton head large cent for only $8. That was the last one, I went to pay still unsure wether I had enough cash or not. The total was $44.50 not bad when some of the coins were worth $40 on eBay. My mane mission was to find a twenty cent piece, they had one, but for $120.I have a friend how runs an estate sale business and sheeted me she had a coin she wanted to give me, the next time I saw her she gave me the coin. its a 1788 coin I'm not sure were its from but its a token not a coin.Thanks for reading if you liked this read my other post or follow and get the scoop.

12 Sep 2022


Coins | Longstrider


10 Sep 2022

The Fifty States of Coins: Part 29: New Hampshire

Coins | coinfodder

God, I haven't uploaded in what seems like a lifetime. Well, here we go, I'll try to upload about once or twice a month around my busy schedule... Well good news, im watching the ANA auction with Emily and Andy the fighting numismatist...so I have time...

09 Sep 2022

1937 S DDO FS-101

Coins | Doug S.

Hi all,I have not shared in quite a while but I had to share this one. Mercury error DDO. Trying to finish the entire set, professionally graded, including all errors. Got this from Stacks and Bowers. PCGS PCGS Pop report States there are 8 others in this state and only one graded higher in its category. I can't lie I was excited to get this one!!!RegardsDoug

08 Sep 2022

The Queen is Dead Long Live The King

Coins | Mike

Some would call her a great woman Some would not.I'm sorry she passed away. That's coming from someone born in Ireland. Centuries of troubles. I must say she was a giving person. To charities and the poor. She was the one besides Tony Blair to apologize for some of the atrocities committed on the Irish. But she ran here country even after the death of her husband. My heart went out to her when I saw her sitting alone in the church pew. She has done many great things. We can't forget that. Till the age of 96. I was lucky to get the coin of the five portraits of her from when she became Queen in 1953 She went to the comenwelths of her country. You can of say everything in a blog about a woman who ran a country in good times and bad. So I will leave it at that. God bless her and keep her in his arms. The two coins the obverse were the same when she became Queen . She was a rock!!

07 Sep 2022

Coins The Magic They Do

Coins | Mike

What do coins do? Well we buy items with them. We collect them. But what they really do is bring us all together. No matter what religion race creed or what country your from once you sign on to this site we are all one. Think about it. We all have this one thing in common. We share them with each other. Tell the history of them.But most of all we learn. Now the coins below are coins of two Popes. Were ever a Pope goes he is followed by millions. Why to see a man of peace. This is not a religious blog. Its about two beautiful coins I was very lucky to get. Enlarge the pictures and look at the coins and the C.O.A. Look at the mintange. Very low.That's what I meant when I said I was one of the lucky ones. Because of there beauty. ...One is of a man called Pope John Paul the 11.The other is of Pope Francis. He made a visit to the United States. And they made a beautiful coin to commemorate this journey. That was in 2015. The second coin is to commemorate the Saint hood of Pope John Paul the Second. He was born in Poland so the Poland Mint made the coin. By the way the Pope does not need a passport but has one! ..Now the packaging of that coin came in wood. It is suspended in air in a clear plastic. It is a sight to see. It looks like its just there not being held by anything. Very well done. The box is cardboard but once you open it you have to be impressed. .I brought these coins to show its not about religion. They honor two men of peace. It doesn't matter what religion they are. They teach the same thing. Peace . Help those who needs it. These are things every religion do. They dedicate there life to this cause just like other men of peace. I often wonder what we would be like if Martin Luther King and JohnF. Kennedy were not killed. I believe we would be in a peaceful nation. The hungry feed the homeless given shelter. Those two men were taken before there time. They had allot of work to do together. Them and others. We all saw Rodney King get beat almost to death by police officers. What did he say " Can't We All Just Get Along " men of peace. This is what coins do for us. I have no idea who my friends are!. I don't know who or were they come from or there beliefs. But when I sign on I know one thing. Coins do bring us together!! Hope you enjoyed this blog. Stay well. Mike. This is what coins bring to us! Please ENLARGE THE C.O.A. AND THE PICTUTPRES. YOU WILL SEE THE MINTAGE!


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