25 Feb 2021

Coin Roll Hunting Update

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

Hello fellow coin enthusiasts!A few days ago in my blog I mentioned that I had gotten $300 in Quarters and $150 in Dollar coins and I said I would let you guys know what I found, sorry it took so long, but here is, finally, what I found. Let's start with what I found in the quarters. First and foremost, I found a 2020 V75 W Weir Farm Quarter, this is great because I now have 5 2019/2020 W quarters with unique designs that I have found. Secondly I found a 1999 Proof Delaware Quarter, I almost missed this coin because it was so circulated and dirty, I wiped it lightly with my thumb (don't be mad, it is really beat up and basically not worth anything more than face) to bring out the proofyness (new word!). And lastly I found a foreign coin, a 1987 cayman islands coin. Now for what I found in the dollar coins, first of all I found 4 NIFC Presidential dollars, a P&D set of Franklin Roosevelt, a Harry S. Truman D, and a Type 2 Grover Cleveland P. I also found three Native American Sacagawea dollars, a 2010-D, 2012-P, and the newest, a 2017-P, I also found three NIFC Sacagawea dollars, 2 2005-Ps and a 2005-D. Now, with that out of the way, I also want to let you know what I found in a penny box that ended up being one of the most profitable boxes I have ever hunted. First and foremost, I found a 1960-D/D RPM-001, it looks insane and is in crazy nice condition, making it worth around $12-$15 dollars. I also found what I believe is a 1994 WDDR-003, I am not completely sure though. Next I found what seems like it is some sort of 1972 DDO, but it is pretty much only doubled on the date (some help on this one would be highly appreciated). Next I found another clipped planchet, (I have only found 1 previously) it is a 1971-D and it is very minor. Next I found a 1960-D and a 1973-D that both have some sort of die crack of lamination error. As a side note, I found a record (for me) of 15 wheat pennies, and as an extra bonus one of them is a 1938, which I need for my collection. Thanks for reading this blog and enjoy the massive amount of pictures!

24 Feb 2021

Uses of the Large Cent.

Coins | CopperCollector

The Large Cent was not a popular coin. Since many people disliked the coin they were put to other uses. Here are a few; they were often bought in kegs and then melted for their copper, used as buttons, hotel keys, gun sights, gears, good luck pieces, made into saucers, they were also very commonly altered especially to the date 1815. Large Cents were also used in food. People would drop them into their pickle jar and the vinegar and brine would dissolve the large cent turning the pickles green. Medicine was another interesting use. A Large Cent was placed into a saucer and vinegar was lightly dumped on top. The verdigris that formed was then given to the patient throughout the day. Undertakers would put large cents on the eyelids of dead people to keep them shut. These coins were minted from 1793-1857 excluding 1815 and millions were made. But because of these uses many have been destroyed or made into culls. So to sum it up people really didn't like the large cents.


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