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13 May 2021

Type one or Type two?

Coins | Mr. Monetary

I recently acquired this 1981-S Susan B. Anthony and believe it is a proof. The only trouble is, is that there are two types of the coin. The 2021 red book tells me that a certain variation of the 's' mint mark makes the difference between them, but I can't see the 's' well enough under my magnifying glass to decide which type it is. Is there other variations I can use to mark the difference?

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13 May 2021

VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?

Coins | SilverToken

I made a recent purchase of a 1900 P Morgan Silver Dollar. I was drawn to the coin from the over-stamped field to the left of Liberty’s face. The die has left a shiny, deeper field around all 7 left stars and along Liberty’s face from her lips to the lower tip of her neck, and along the denticles. The rest of the strike is correct, level and as expected. It is not a clash, but how the die was created. It definitely is not a die crack. I find no doubling anywhere on the coin.I have researched my VAM books, VAMWorld 2.0 and have not found a similar strike.I would grade at a MS-60 Uncirculated, but it may be higher, I always tend to be safe and under-grade. Coin has no wear, hasn’t been cleaned, talons and feathers are great. I paid $60 which is inline with PCGS, but a little high compared to NGC, but I felt the curiosity was worth it.So what do you think the strike is? What would you classify it as? Send your opinions

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01 May 2021

Possible New Auction Record!

Coins | CoinCollector7777

When the May edition of The Numismatistcame, I read somewhere that the guy (Weitzman) who owns the 1933 double eagle is going to auction it. It also said he is going to auction the rarest stamp in the world, and another rare stamp. People estimate that the double eagle will sell for 10 to 15 million dollars, breaking the auction record. It will take place on June 8. Weitzman is 79 years old. He said: "No one takes a U-Haul to the cemetery." He says he's going to donate the proceeds to various charities.

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30 Apr 2021

2021 Morgan Dollar

Coins | CoinCollector7777

For this blog, I will be talking about the expensiveness of the 2021 Morgan dollar. First of all, I don't think I will be able to buy it without complete satisfaction because the silver value is (I'm pretty sure) literally worth like less than $20. The U.S. Mint is going to sell them for $85 (according to Google). $65 for what? The rest of the metal in the coin? The design? Is it high relief? Or does the U.S. Mint want to make money even though they'd probably make more if they sold it for like $75 or something? My conclusion: the U.S. Mint is WAY too overpriced.

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24 Apr 2021

Kennedy's Trip To Ireland!And a Great Set

Coins | Mike

Hi everyone. Recently Long Beard mentioned that the Bank of Ireland had released a set to remember Presidents Kennedy's 50 anniversary of his trip to his ancestral home in Ireland. I must admit I didn't know about it. But I did find one very fast. The set was made in 2013. It had a one ounce silver Proof coin worth 10 Euros. It also has a one gram gold 20 Euros. Now Irish gold is ten Karat but they use all karat gold... Despite its size they were able to get all the information on it. He was the first sitting President to visit Ireland. The first was Ulysses S Grant after he left office in 1879 and was on a world trip with his wife. Twenty two Presidents can trace there heritage to Ireland.that's a very impressive stat. Back to the coins. The silver is sterling .925. The gold is.999. The silver is 28.61 mm and weighs 28.8 grms. The gold is 13.92 mm and weighs 1 grm. They made ten thousand sets. ... He went to Ireland in June 26,1963.Now he has known that his family came from Country Limerick. But as soon as he landed he had a hero's welcome. The records showed he came from a small town called Bruff. Everywhere he went it was ten rows deep. He met all the dignateries. But wanted to see the sights and some Memorial places. Of the pictures below you will see the family in a seni-circle. There is an elderly woman who has the President and everyone laughing. That's the conversation i would of loved to of heard. I checked my books on Kennedy and there is no reference to the conversation. The Kennedy's left Ireland in the middle of the great starvation of Ireland in 1847 like many Irish.there population never recovered. Per capita they are 20th in population. Those who died those who left. Some say a million it's more like three and a half million. Now he was born in May 29,1917. I think we all know the day he died. November 22,1963 just four months after his visit. They cried in the streets of Ireland also. He said it was the best trip he had ever taken. Now I was reading the Irish Post two weeks ago. They had actually found the house. They were clearing overgrowth and trees and weeds when they came across a stone house outside the town of Bruff. To the record books and sure enough that was the house. I hope they fix it up and make it a landmark. It's to bad they didn't find it before he arrived there. I hope you enjoyed this small blog on our 35 President. I always wonder what the world would be today with great men like him and Dr. King. Many other men who fought for civil rights. I would like to think the world would be a better place. They were taken to soon. He got us to the Moon. And Doc. King said the way through equality is through Education. Yes it would be a better place . Well I hope you enjoyed this brief piece of history. And the wonderful coin set.Please enlarge the pictures. Thanks for taking the time. Be safe Be well.

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24 Apr 2021

V75 Silver Eagle

Coins | user_79911

The V75 Silver Eagle came out November 5, 2020. The U.S. Mint said that it would be a proof coin. I had just gotten into coin collecting when this coin was coming out. The mintage of the coin was supposed to be 75,000. The lowest mintage for a silver eagle EVER! There was A LOT of hype for this coin. But not only this coin. There was also a twin. A V75 GOLD EAGLE! Even better, this gold coin would have a mintage of only 1,945! The lowest mintage coin ever made by the U.S. mint! On Ebay, there were a lot of pre-sales. The value on these coins were in the thousands! But how much would they cost from the U.S. Mint? Well the V75 SIlver Eagle would be only $83! The V75 Gold Eagle would cost $2,600! So there was a lot of cash to be made. But let's talk about the coin more. The V75 coins were made as an anniversary for world war 2. It had been 75 years since world war 2, so that is the V75. The V75 on the coin is in the lower right hand side of the coin. The V75 mark itself is called a privy mark. The V75 coins were only minted in the Westpoint mint. Fun fact, in 2019-2020 the Westpoint mint made some quarters! The ones made in 2020 have a V75 privy mark on the obverse of the coin! On the day the coins went live, some big coin dealers were asking a ton of people to go and try and buy a V75 coin, then when they had it the big companies would pay them more then the people paid for the coin, and make some cash. What the people did not know was that the big companies would not pay them a fair price for the coin! I was one of the people lucky enough to get a V75 coin. I got the V75 Silver Eagle. I am a kid, so the Gold Eagle was out of my price range. There was a household limit of 1. There were thousands of people online that day trying to get a V75 coin from the U.S. mint. Only a few of the people that set out to get a V75 coin got one. It is now, and will be for a long time, one of the most rare eagle coins ever made.

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23 Apr 2021

Keep Copper Pennies?

Coins | user_79911

It is a well known fact that pennies minted from 1982 and back are made of 95% copper. These copperpennies are not rare at all. When I coin roll hunt, I find LOTS of copperpennies. Today we will dive into whetherto keep them or not. On first thought, you might think not becausecopper is not worth much. But I am here to tell you otherwise. If we take a look at the web, it takes 10-11 copperpennies to have a melt weightof 1 OZ of copper. If you look at the price of copper per oz today, it is $0.27 per oz. If we take a look at coinflation (A PCGS app) the copper melt value for ONE COPPER PENNY is $0.03 So if I were to go to the bank and get ONE roll ofpennies and there are, lets say 10 copperpennies in there. So 1/5 of the roll is copper. Then I have $0.30 And it cost me $0.10 So, as far as I can tell YOU should keep copperpennies. BUT ITS NOT THAT SIMPLE! Thepennies do not have this copper value unless they are melted and refined. BUT YOU CANT JUST MELT A BUNCH OF PENNIES! The government won'tlet you! Why, you might ask. Well, then there would be almost nopennies in circulation. So why keep them? Well because, you WILL be able to melt them! Yep! But only when the U.S. Mint stops makingpennies. You might think, when is that? Well it is estimated to be in 2026. But some people don'twant to wait that long! So they think of ways to melt them NOW! Some think, hey why not just fly them out of the U.S. and melt the there? Well because, the U.S. will only let you bring so manypennies out of the country. You might be asking how many? Well, the answeris not enghouth to make the trip worth it. So, your best option is to keep those copperpennies untilthey get rid of the penny, and sell them then. It will be a nice way to make so money! It might seem not worth it now, but in 2026 you will smile upon the day you started to save copperpennies! Thank you for reading, and good luck coin roll hunting! I am a kid, so the only coin denomination I can afford ispennies! I have a BIG tub full of copperpennies! Like 1,000's! So I will be SO glad when its 2026. Thanks for reading.

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17 Apr 2021

Would Coins Be Worth Anything If Nobody Collected Them?

Coins | CoinCollector7777

Yesterday, I was on a Facetime call with my grandma and grandpa. My grandma thought that if nobody collected coins, then there wouldn't really be a value for collectible coins. We collectors only make them valuable. For example, if only two people collected coins, and they had all of the 1913 Liberty nickels, then they wouldn't sell them for a good price to each other because they were not in high demand. They would sell them for like a dollar. But since there are a lot of collectors that want them, and there is a low mintage of them, that makes the 1913 Liberty nickels rare. So if there were not any coin collectors, coins would only really be worth their melt value.Thanks for reading!P.S. My grandma had a Morgan and a Peace dollar, the Morgan a 1896 P dollar, and the Peace was I think a 1923. I was hoping that the 1896 had an S mintmark, but it didn't. It looked like it was in AU. (She sent me a picture.)

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