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19 Sep 2019

Freak Show 1968 - III

Coins | Haney

Hello again it has been a busy week for me, how about you?

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04 Sep 2019

Freak Show 1968

Coins | Haney

As we begin to enter what I myself call the ‘Ber’ months my mind drifts to thoughts of the macabre. I enjoy seeing jack-o-lanterns staring back at me from the store shelves along with skeletons, witches, black cats and ghost traditional element seen during the October celebration of Halloween. Of course that does not mean I roam the streets in gothic attire the remainder of the year, I just have fond memories of trick-o-treat of years past. I remember well my plastic Casper mask and suit that came in that classic cardboard box probably purchased at the local PX or Kmart. That said my collecting has begun to move into the macabre with coin oddities now dominating my collection. Each one of these little freaks is unique, yes I know like everyone else, so stand apart from the millions of their brethren who did their part in everyday commerce. Obviously these curiosities caught the attention of others who saved them from the everyday wear and tear so that collectors such as myself could appreciate them.

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26 Jun 2018

Seated Liberty Dimes

Coins | Big Nub Numismatics

Earlier today, I had some spare time coming back from a movie, and an odd antique shop passed in front of me. I quickly found a parking space, eager to get inside, hopeful of what I might find. When I got in there, it was basically any other antique shop, filled with old stuff people want enormous amounts for, except one display case. This display case, owned by my favorite coin dealers, had an absolutely great deal on seated liberty dimes. Six dollars a piece, all of them could easily grade above G-4, not the most attractive, but definitely the cheapest. I bought all they had. This selection included two 1853 with rays, an 1852, an 1842, and a common 1883. If you like this classic design from the 1800's, or you aren't familiar, here are some facts about these wonderful pieces of history.

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06 Apr 2018

**It's Raining 2018 D's**

Coins-United States | Kepi

After waiting for months and checking change with every transaction...finally...finally... I found a 2018 D Lincoln Cent and a 2018 D Roosevelt Dime and on the same day! I was beginning to wonder if the Mint sent any out to the great western states! As soon as I saw these I just knew...they screamed shiny and new! This is a silly short blog, but I really was excited to find these! Thanks! Comments are welcomed.

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14 Jul 2017

Eureka!

Coins-United States | Conan Barbarian

finally after over a year or 2 of coin roll hunting today i went to the bank got $40 in dimes and boom there were 2 silver dimes in there. spotting silver dimes in a roll is easy when they are lined up due to its lack of copper-nickel or cladness. see the picture and try and spot the silver one. the 2 dates were 1953 D and 1958 D they are in decent condition and i am going back to get more dimes. there are still plenty of silver ones out there.

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10 May 2017

Has anyone found 2017 coins in circulation?

Coins | user_7180

Has anyone found 2017 coins in circulation? It seems strange that 2017 is 5 months old and I have not found a single 2017 coin in circulation. Doesn't this hurt the hobby? YN's are frustrated because they cannot find current year coins. Last week the Mint sent email stating they have minted over a billion new 2017 P mint-marked cents just by itself. Where are they - sitting in Federal Reserve vaults?

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26 Jan 2017

Winged Liberty Head Dimes

Coins-United States | Ship_Coin_Guy

The past few weeks I have begun studying Mercury Dimes. It is a pretty interesting series. I am looking forward to heading out to the Low Country Coin Club show and seeing what more I can learn as I search through the dealers inventories. Wish me luck.

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01 May 2016

Christian Gobrecht

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Christian Gobrecht was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840-1844. In those four years, he created four designs and inspired two others. He is not the most well-known mint engraver, but definitely deserves respect for his designs.

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10 Jan 2016

Coolest Error Ever!

Odd & Curious Money | ShriekenGriffon

I visited the Heritage Auction website because of an ANA e-mail and I found this article. It is very cool, interesting, and rare. Hope you like it!!!http://www.ha.com/heritage-auctions-press-releases-and-news/dime-struck-on-a-nail-brings-42-300-at-auction.s?releaseId=2881&ic=ih-1984-Barber-Dime-titleLink-auction1231-010716

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