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22 Mar 2017

Started my set

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

after writing that insight into the great depression era i became really interested with it, so interested i decided to focus on those years (1920-1945: because the great depression really didn't end until after WWII). well any way i got my first coin for the collection and i am planning on keeping them all slabbed which may serve some difficulty in the future. the 1936 MS64RD only cost me a little less than $10 and i got a lot of other free stuff along with the coin (why coin shows are so great!!!). well i am going to the Whitman Expo at the end of the month so i will hopefully find more great offers and build my set to greater heights.

16 Mar 2017

key date era

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

In the 1930s there were many US coin rarities such as the 1931 cent 1932 quarter but what is usually passed over by collectors is the coins that were not minted during that time period. This includes the nickel which was not minted in 1932 and 1933. On top of that the S mint did not mint a nickel after 1931 until 1937.

15 Mar 2017

1981-S Proof Cent Found in Circulation

Coins-United States | user_9073

Having some fun today!! Looked through 2500 cents!! Found the usual -eleven "Wheaties", five "S" mintmark Lincoln Memorials (1968-1974) &four Canadians AND a 1981-S Proof cent. I noticed it with my fingers first. I felt the "wire" edge on the rim. Look at the images and you can see it. I think finding proof coins in circulation is always a thrill.

14 Mar 2017

The most under-appreciated rarity?

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Rare coins get lots of ink in the numismatic press, sometimes in the mainstream press too. Who wouldn't love a gold double eagle, or a big silver dollar, selling for millions? Sometimes an early coin, such as a Chain cent, will get some mention. But there is one genuinely rare coin that definitely does not get its due.

13 Mar 2017

First the holder, then the coins

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Custom made holders are available for any coin sets a collector can dream of. There are holders for complete sets, date sets, proof sets, World War II coins, and silver dollars minted at Carson City. I've seen a lovely set of Morgan dollars housed in a holder shaped like the state of Nevada.

12 Mar 2017


Coins-United States | Kepi

I've been working on my Dansco Mercury Dime Album for awhile now and I've reached a milestone and wanted to share it with my fellow Numi's! This is the second page all holes filled! I decided to choose dimes that "talked" to me rather than picking out all with a similar look or grade. Thus I have toned, blast white, full split bands, no bands...I love all my dimes! : ) Just a note... only 8 empty holes on page one! : )

03 Mar 2017

Type set surprise

Coins-United States | CoinLady

I've always been a big fan of type collecting. Numismatists are often told to specialize in one series. But a type set has much to offer. It's a real artifact of history. A collector can learn about mintage figures, art, design, metals, and even become interested in a new series to collect.


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