09 Oct 2019


Coins-United States | Longstrider

The other day I was so happy for myself. I found my first Peace Dollar VAM. Not one that is already slabbed. One I found “in the wild”. A little back story is in order. As some of you know I am in a hunt to complete a Peace Dollar Top 50 and an Elite 30 sets. I am a huge fan of Peace Dollar VAMs. I love the series, the artist, the model and the history. Let’s not forget I am a VAM nut.

08 Oct 2019

Jefferson Nickel Collection..... COMPLETE

Coins-United States | Abbott

Today I added the final nickel, a 1938-S Jefferson nickel to my folder; which completed the set! Check out my nickels page at https://abbottsnumismatics.weebly.com/folder-nickels.html.

08 Oct 2019

First Graded/Certified Coin

Coins-United States | Abbott

I have been a very casual collector; basically doing it for fun. Well, a couple weeks ago I went home and visited my parents. My mother knew I was collecting and we went thru the coin hoard that my step-grandfather had. She gave me this 1986 Gold Eagle $25 gold coin. I traveled back home and did some research, not really know much about this coin. After researching, I was shocked! Last week I sent it in to NGC. Today I received the completion email. NGC graded it at MS-68; valued at $875.00. I was hoping for MS-69 (or 70 - haha), but I will take the 68. This is my first time sending in a coin for grading and encapsulating. The process was quick, fairly inexpensive, and I'll do it again if the right coin comes around again.

04 Oct 2019

Searching for Silver

Coins-United States | Abbott

Yesterday I decided to head to my local bank and purchase as many rolls of half-dollars as possible. Usually when I do this, I get 1-2 rolls max because most banks don't keep half-dollars. Well, today was a little different. I ended up hitting up a bank that had 27 rolls!!After opening each and every roll, I found.... zero silver coins. But I was able to find about 10-12 coins that I needed to fill spots in my half-dollar folders.

03 Oct 2019

Double Lincoln Memorial reverse

Coins-United States | user_68485

To start off I have been hunting errors and variety’s since 1986 and by no means do I know it all. With that being said I have dropped, weighed and measured this coin to death . Have looked at the rim to see if it was put together with 2 1/2 coins and extensively checked under 30+ power magnification along the edge to see if it was ever machined together. Still nothing to be found. I have see hundreds of magic coins over the years and have always found the spot where it was done. But not on this one. By no means am I the type of person that is looking for the next biggest greatest thing I am simply looking for a logical explanation. I have seen Fred Weinberg‘s video on the double tailed quarter and I have also met him personally with other coins at shows. Any information would be grateful. This coin from the hub design it appears to be from the 60s.

30 Sep 2019

New Set?

Coins-United States | JudeA

I am thinking about starting a new collection. I really like filling up folders of coins, and I like the design on the walking liberty half dollar. Most walking liberty's aren't very expensive, and the rare ones I wouldn't put in the folder. I feel like I could make a pretty good folder of walking liberty's by picking through my dealers junk silver bin. If you have any thoughts on this please tell me. Happy hunting!

26 Sep 2019

Coin Collection

Coins-United States | Abbott

I am into coin collecting for collecting, not investing. I search through rolls of circulated coins to fill my coin folders. Every so often I will find older (pre-1963) currency and I will buy those from the banks. I upload images from my collection on my website so I can see what I have no matter where I am at.

25 Sep 2019

What a Steel

Coins-United States | Abbott

Sorting thru my pennies and took out all of the 1943 steel cents. The 1943 steel cents were struck in steel due to wartime shortages of copper. The Philadelphia, Denver, and San Fransisco mints all produced the 1943 cent in steel. This unique composition consisted of low-grade steel coated with zinc; instead of the previously 95%-copper-based bronze composition. The 1943 cent is known as the "wartime cent", "steel war penny", and "steelie".

21 Sep 2019

My Personal Collection Website

Coins-United States | Abbott

I decided to create a website to keep track of my collection so I can "see" it when I am away from home. I have scanned images of my coins and currency - feel free to visit my website at https://abbottsnumismatics.weebly.com/.


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