03 Jul 2022

The Nickel Five Cent Coin (From 1866-1938)

Coins | Coin Keeper

The conflict of the Civil War caused Americans to take many coins out of circulation due to their silver and gold content. This made coins hard to come by, so the mint tried to solve this problem by printing fractional currency. They soon attempted another possible solution. The Act of May 16, 1866 allowed the production of a five cent coin made out of nickel even though there was a coin of this denomination (the silver half dime) already in circulation.

26 Jun 2022

Quarters of the Modern World

| Eriknation

Hi, Its Eric and today I have another blog for you guys. Today I will be talking about more modern coin designs. I will be talking about modern quarters 1999-date.

17 May 2022

The Gist of My Collection

Coins | user_79030

First things first. My collection isn't that amazing, but I love it. The history the coins have been through, the variety, and the coins in general. I just thought I'd share a quick description of my collection with you guys. First on my list, the coins. (Yes, I also collect banknotes.) I have a lot of coins, but, the crowned jewel is definitely my collection of wheat cents. I am only missing a few, and I have around 750 extras that are already in my book. Some coins I am missing are the 1909-S VDB, the early "S" mint mark coins, and some others. I also like to collect older coins no longer minted, such as buffalo nickels, franklin and walking liberty halves, walking liberty quarters, liberty coins, barber coins, and others. I absolutely love collecting silver coins. (I would collect gold but I can't afford it. :( ) Some of my silver coins include: Washington and walking liberty quarters, franklin and walking liberty halves, barber dimes, random commemoratives, and some others. Speaking of commemoratives, I have a couple of them. There isn't really all that much to talk about there though. Another type of coin I collect is world coins. I have an entire 5 pound bag full of them. I have some from modern times, but my oldest one is from the 1920's. I love the ones with multiple colors. Around 10% of them are canadian, but some of them are from really really far away. That's all for the coin portion! Next on my list, banknotes. (Told You ;) ) I like to collect world banknotes, too. I have an entire book and a half filled with them. My favorite is definitely the soccer commemorative from Russia. It is very cool. I also like to collect silver certificates. I have one from 1957, two from 1935, and one from 1934. (One of the 1935s is a star note.) I like to collect cool serial numbers as well. Since I don't come into contact with money very often, I don't have any of the good ones. (ie. ladders, repeaters, radars, etc.) I do have some mildly infuriating almost-binaries-but-actually-trinaries, and an almost perfect repeater. I also collect some forms of error. I have a one dollar bill that has extra print on it, and another that has one of the numbers on the serial number raised slightly. I also have one of every currently printed denomination just in case they stop being minted. Other than that, I mostly just have a bunch of miscellaneous $2 bills. And that wraps up the dollar bill portion. This is the end of my blog post. Thank you for taking the time to read this! Bye!

04 May 2022

My 19th and 20th century type small denomination coin collection

| CC

This is my partial set that I am currently working on, and I am hoping to get a folder for it soon. I enjoy the obsolete coins, such as the 2 cent piece, three cent pieces, flying eagle cent, copper-nickel cents, and shield nickels below. The two cent piece was the first U.S. coin to say In God We Trust, for those of you who didn't know (if any). The 1913 type I Buffalo nickel was exciting to get, I got some dateless buffalo nickels from my local coin store, and soaked them in hydrogen peroxide and vinegar (It does the same as nic-a-date) and that's what I got! I've also done that with shield nickels. Thanks for reading!

26 Apr 2022

Bank Dump Bin Score!!

Coins | CC

Hello coin collectors! this is my second post, and I wanted to give you this (hopefully) helpful coin collecting tip!I had watched a video about someone who had gone to the bank and asked them if he could go through their reject coins (coin that are damaged, oddly sized, magnetic, anything like that). He found a bunch of Ikes, and a silver eagle!! I thought to myself, why don't I try? So I went to the bank, and asked the lady if they had a "dump bin." She said that they didn't, but they have a big magnet in their coin counter to catch foreign coins. She let me look through those and keep whatever I wanted, because they throw it all away afterwards. So I did, and scored a lot of foreign coins! I haven't tried the other bank yet, but I want to soon. Ask your banks about their dump bins! Thanks for reading!!

26 Apr 2022

Large Cents

Coins | CC

Hello, coin collectors! This is my first post, and I decided to make it on my large cent collection. I have a small large cent collection of just 5, but I'm hoping to get more soon. Sorry the picture is off-center:) In the top right corner is my 1852 braided hair large cent, on the bottom right is my 1840 braided hair large cent, on the top in the middle is my 1830 cornet head large cent, on the bottom left is my 1803 draped bust large cent, and on the top left is my 1797 draped bust large cent. My 1852 large cent is probably my favorite large cent, not for its value, but because of it's story. I was visiting my grandparents and asked them if i could go through their change jar, and they said I could. I found a lot of Mercury dimes, war nickels, and other things, but as i was reaching the end, I noticed a weird large brown coin. I pulled it out... my first large cent! My grandma said she found it on the side of the road and picked it up. They let me keep it for free! My 1840 large cent was basically free, too. I was coin roll hunting quarters, and I found a W quarter and wanted to trade it for something better, so I traded it for my large cent! My 1830 large cent has a hole in the middle of it, because someone had made it into a washer (washers used to cost 3 cents each, or you could make your own for one cent, so a lot of people did). It was at my local coin store and priced at only $1, but the guy gave it to me for free 😃 . My 1803 large cent I got in an ebay auction, 1/4 of it is clipped off. My 1797 large cent was free at a coin show, and it had no date, but I did some dating methods and it worked! Thanks for reading!

03 Apr 2022

Book Review: The Red Book

Coins | Dragonfire

Today I will be writing a book review on the Red Book by R. S. Yeoman. I will be basing this review off of the 2022 75th edition. The Red Book is a price guide for U.S. coins. There are some pros and some cons to the Red Book. In this review, I will be listing the pros and the cons of the Red Book.

30 Dec 2021

Future of buying and selling coins online

| user_55494

Hello everyone and good day! Today I am here because I created a new business venture. So many people including me have experienced a fraudulent coin transaction online, in addition to almost becoming a victim of one. This is why I am starting The Coin Marketplace. This platform will be a secure platform where a third party(me) mediates a secure and verified coin transaction. If you buy, sell, or trade coins or bullion, be sure to give a follow and check it out. My goal is to help out as many people as possible while providing a safe space within the industry where you don't have to worry about fraud and scams. If you have any questions, you can ask them here or dm me on Instagram. This is anything but a scam, and I hope you see that. I am currently working on the ANA Diploma Program, and am working on getting a corporation license in the state of Florida. Thank you for listening, and happy collecting!@thecoinmarketplace on Instagram :)


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