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.

18 Feb 2021

The 1793 yellow fever.

Coins | CopperCollector

The year 1793 was a tough year for Philadelphia. The mint was closed for the greater part of the summer this is a reason for the 1793 cents rarity. It all started in August of 1793 before it had started many doctors had not seen any changes in their patients health. But with the arrival of the Santo Domingo, AMELIA, SANS CILLOTE, FLORA and many other ships that had come from harbors and ports infected with the dreaded yellow fever. August 7, the Mary arrived into the harbor its captain sailed to shore with symptoms of yellow fever. Before long people everywhere near the docks were either sick or staying inside many of the streets had been deserted. August 7, a young daughter of Dr. Hodge died of yellow fever known to them as "Bilious fever." The cases were rising with extreme rapidity in Philadelphia. A notable physician through the yellow fever was Dr. Benjamin Rush. This man worked so hard through the fever that he would attend close to a hundred cases a day. Later he was criticized. Every time a yellow fever pandemic broke out the mint would close. That is why most coins from the 1700s are very rare. Yellow fever deaths at the mint were: Joseph Wright the chief engraver his wife, Jonathan D. Sargeant who was the son in law of Rittenhouse. August 26, the government finally took over the situation they said "all unnecessary contact with infected persons should be avoided" also the houses with sick people inside would be marked. Dr. Benjamin Rush was also infected by yellow fever but by his own method of bleeding himself he soon was well and was later established as the treasurer of the United States Mint. The yellow fever of 1793 was an awful ordeal it lasted from August 16, to November 14. 1793 was the year of the large cent and half cent. Two different reverses were used and only one obverse. No.1 reverse had a chain with 15 links in it representing the 15 states of the U.S.A. This design was discarded because many people thought the chain symbolized slavery. So it was changed to a wreath which would be No. 2. Three distinct varieties exist the first AMERI in legend, AMERICA with periods, and AMERICA without periods. The wreath cent has different edges there is the Vine and Bars edge, and the Lettered edge. The leaf under the depiction of liberty also changes there is the ultra rare strawberry leaf with only about 4 specimens known to exist. The 1793 half cent had no big differences throughout the year it was basically the same design. During the 1793 pandemic the mint had trouble minting coins but they still made a couple of coins for Numismatists to enjoy.

16 Feb 2021

Numismatic Book Review, "Coin Hunting Made Easy"

Coins | CoinHunter

Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be a review of a great book I found on amazon for $9.99. This book is "Coin Hunting Made Easy" by Mark D Smith. It a fairly short read with 123 pages, but it more than makes up for its length with all of the information inside. This book is very informative, and it is fun to read because has some humor. It even has a "Learning the Lingo" section that goes over a bunch of words that us Numismatists use every day, but other people have never heard before. It goes over and defines words like Bag Marks, Bullion, Clad, and Denomination and for the word "Die" the beginning of his definition of the word is "this is what happens to me when I play video games and why I have decided to stop" but of course he is just kidding like he does once and a while throughout his book. This book also teaches its readers about important things like errors, mintmarks, the coin grading scale, things you may need, understanding coin roll values, how to plan your route to get coins, dealing with bank tellers, best times to go hunting, supply vs demand, ordering coins from your bank, how to take care of your finds, and what to look for. Additionally, it goes over all the different denominations and the different designs of coins you might find. And it explains his first coin roll hunting experience (he basically hit the jackpot). Over all I think it is a great read for beginners and experts (like me ;) ) alike, with its short amount of pages and low price even young kids could probably get there hands on this awesome book. Thanks for reading this review and have a great day!

15 Feb 2021

Insane discovery about a previous find

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

Hi guys! Yesterday I received the book "Strike it Rich With Pocket Change" that I ordered from amazon. It really opened my eyes to all of the errors I wasn't looking for, and I will probably write a review on it soon. I saw there were a couple years of Lincoln cents were there is a large rim cud that signifies that they have a die clash or some other kind of error. And if you don't recall, I found a 1979-D Lincoln Cent a little while ago with a large rim cud.... anyone catching on yet? I got it out of my display case and looked it over, and guess what, I can see a lot of the memorial building on the obverse! 😱 It is at an angle and slightlyoff center.Now I am wondering, would this be a die clash? I'm not seeing any parts of Lincoln on the reverse, thanks for any help! (Sorry Imade this a blog, but as @CentSearcher and I have found out, forumsthreads just aren't working right now, besides, this would be kind of long for a forum thread!) Edit: I have concluded that this is a die clash and this is my theory of how it was made: First the dies went together without a planchet in-between them, resulting in a large part of the obverse die breaking off, and part of the reverse die's design being impressed into the obverse die. Next, this cent was struck, resulting in a coin with a large rim cud and parts of the memorial building showing on the obverse.

15 Feb 2021

My First Ebay Coin Purchase

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

After much frustration with trying to make this a forum thread, I have decided to make it a blog. Hi guys! I just ordered my first Ebay coin purchase for a total of $26+tax. I ordered the following coins: a NGC MS-66 1955-S Lincoln Cent ($14), a dateless off-center Lincoln Cent ($7.50), and a P&D set of the new H.W. George golden dollars. I haven't received the coins and I downloaded the images from Ebay so please forgive the very low quality images, I will update this blog with better ones when I receive the coins. How do you think I did? I think I did pretty good. As a side note, the NGC 1955-S MS-66 Lincoln Cent is my first third-party graded coin, and I already made a NGC registry set that I am going to add it to. Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!

10 Feb 2021

My coin collecting/coinrollhunting journey

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