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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.

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19 Nov 2018

Learn Your Types: Classic Head Half Cent

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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16 Nov 2018

Coins I found

Coins | user_47175

Woah! I was searching through 7 rolls of half dollars and I kept finding silver after silver. All in all I didn't find any 90%'s, but I found 18 40%'s. This is probably my best find yet.

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15 Nov 2018

The Basics

Coins | iccoins

If you’re just starting to get into coins, there’s a lot you don’t know. Even if you’ve been in the hobby for decades, you still don’t know most things about coins. If you’re a beginner, don’t feel like you need to learn everything, but also don’t skip the learning and the reading. It’s important to learn how to be a collector and to learn about the coins you are buying, but you aren’t going to be an expert in a few months. Following are some tips for starting out. 

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15 Nov 2018

Gremlins!!!! Help . Please.

Coins | Mike 272

Hello my friends. I'm sorry I haven't shared any coins or tokens. It seems that my pictures will not upload with the blog. To not have a picture and try to describe it is impossible. We all know one time or another we have asked the writer for a picture. This has been going on now for day's.Yesterday  I spent an hour with my teck people and they said my device is working just fine no virus no garbage because I clean it. So they suggested I load the ANA to my phone a completely separate device download my pictures to it also. This I did. I then tried to load a picture I received the same results. So it's not at my end it's been proven. 

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12 Nov 2018

Type Set Collecting

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Type sets can be great fun and are also a great way to figure out what series or type of coins you like the best and may want to create a set of in the future. I am currently working on a type set of PCGS graded coins. Fortunately, there are lots of different types of type sets to work on. If you’re a beginning collector, you may find a type set to be overwhelming, expensive, and confusing, but there are so many different ways to collect a type set that you can always make one set to your knowledge base, interests, and budget. 

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11 Nov 2018

Veterans Day

Coins | Mike 272

Well my friends I wanted to honor our  Veterans with some of the pictures I have of my coins. I was almost done and the blog disappeared. It said image may be to large. Wrong every single coin was in blogs at different times. I think they call them gremlins. It was to show that the mint did make good modern coins and older coins about our men and women who served this country. We owe everyone a lifetime of thanks for there service. They gave us the right to live the life we live today. I had pictures from Concord to Vietnam to Korea. From men to women.

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