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22 Jun 2017

Still to be found

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I still check every coin, every bit of change that passes through my hands. I like to pay cash for most purchases, so That means I look at a lot of coins each week. Finds are still out there.

19 Jun 2017

This might take a while

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I once heard of a collector who wanted to get his kids interested. This was during the height of the statehood quarter program. He got a $1000 bag of quarters from the bank, and the family members got busy. They checked every coin in that bag and began putting sets together. Statehood quarter sets were assembled, along with clad sets. Many quarters of 1965, 1966, and 1967 are still out there. And a few silver quarters turned up.

16 Jun 2017

Another nice proof

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Yes, it was quite a day downtown yesterday. Great selection of proof coins. Besides the proof set I wrote about, there was another beauty that caught my eye. A 1952 Franklin half dollar graded Proof-67 sat in a slab, gleaming in the lights, showing off its proof surface. Brilliant as the day it was minted, the coin was a near-perfect example of the franklin half dollar.

15 Jun 2017

Six not five

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Another great trip downtown today. Besides an excellent lunch (served by my favorite waiter) and good shopping, there was a stop at the coin shop.

11 Jun 2017

More 2017 coins

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Coins dated 2017 are turning up with more frequency. The other day I received three 2017-D Douglass quarters in change. All were beautiful, brimming with luster, well struck and nice.

09 Jun 2017

A different set idea

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

i was thinking about different ways of putting together a set of coins (lets say lincoln cents) that would be different then your ordinary set of just every date and mint. i came up with getting every date and mint but each coin has some toning on it some where that makes the coin more attractive. lately i have been going through rolls of cents and have found many wonderfully toned coins that i really wanted to add to my folders but they just looked out of place among the other red coins. what would be cool is if i designate a folder to just toned coins and maybe buy slabbed cents that are in a high grade and toned to get a even more fabulous set. this may take a while but there are so many ways to take up this set. one of the more easy coins to get a full set are silver due to their quick toning process in some locations. (morgans, walking liberty, mercs) all easy to hind great pieces with some tone, but the really challenge would be nickels or cents, maybe clad coinage. I don't know what do you think?

08 Jun 2017

A tough audience

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I've written coin stories, articles, even one book, over the course of a 35-year career. Writers learn much along the way. And I have found that numismatists are a very tough audience.

07 Jun 2017

Amazing find

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

i take the bus home from school almost every day and it is very common to find coins scattered on the ground so i pick up all the ones that i possible could (made about $5 these past 2 years) and when i saw this one i thought it was just another copper cent (1959-1982) i knew due to the color, and i immediately put it in my bag without looking at the date or coin. later that night i took it out of my bag to put it in the copper penny pile and i looked at the date to then realize that it was a 1936 wheat cent. how cool is that! it is hard to find a cent that old in a coin roll let a lone just lying there on the ground. and since it was on a bus who knows were that went. it looked like it had quite a history within it buying items for over 80 years. it could have been given as change over the counter at a convenience store in the past 10 years multiple times yet no one noticed it until now.


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