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29 Mar 2021

Coin Show

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On the second Friday and Saturday of this April, there is a coin show in New Hampshire! Kids 12 and under (I think 12 and under) get to enter free! My local coin dealer is going to get a table there. I'm going to it, specifically to any tables that sell any Morgan dollars. This will be my first trip to a coin show, and I'm really excited! Me and my brother get to get a $25 and under coin for free from our parents.

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26 Mar 2021

The New Red Book!

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I preordered the new 2022 Red Book and just got an email today that they are shipping my Red Book today. Also, there is something you can fill out at the back, and in the 2021 Red Book it was a quarter folder for free. If you have the March issue of the Numismatist,there is a code in there for a 10% discount on the 2022 Red Book. Spiral bound, hardcover, large print and I think there is another one.

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24 Mar 2021

Error Coins

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Today I just got two error coins at the coin store. One is a 2001 off-centered cent. The other one is a 1960-D cent. The 1960-D looks either not sharply struck or just has wear. I'm starting to try to collect every type of error coin. I kinda just want to stick to Lincoln cents while collecting errors, but I might need to get a different type of coin. Maybe one more valuable. Oh, and I'm not getting any wrong metal or whatever those errors are called. Way too expensive.

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22 Mar 2021

One Ounce .999 Fine Silver

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In the morning, I had the idea to get my one ounce of silver that my dad gave me. He came home one time and gave me and my brother each one ounce of silver from Silver Towne. That was before I started Numismatics. He got it for free, and I plan to save it for a long time and maybe sell it later. One ounce of silver is worth like $25 these days, and it will probably rise in value. I will put it on my coin shelf, with all of my coins. It looks really nice, not as shiny as a proof coin, but still pretty reflective.

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19 Mar 2021

Morgan Dollar

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There is this one Morgan dollar at a coin store for $30. It is a 1921 dollar, I don't think any mintmark. It looks uncirculated, but I don't know if it was cleaned. Should I get it? Please tell me in the comments.

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19 Mar 2021

Helpful Tool For Grading Coins

Collecting Tips | CoinCollector7777

For today's blog, I want to share a little trick for grading coins. If you have a small flashlight (should fit in your pocket) and the light is white, not blue or any other color, you put the coin down on a flat surface, (try to make it soft so it doesn't damage the coin) hold the light kind of 20 degrees pointing the light tword the coin. This will help you see scratches on the coin much easier, even on lustery coins. The light makes it appear like you get rid of the luster when you shine the light on the coin. Try this out if you have a flashlight!

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16 Mar 2021

Extending My "Specialty"

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If you've read the blog before this blog, you saw how I wanted to get every type of coin (with some exceptions). After I do that, I think I would like to start collecting peace dollars. VAMs, no VAMs, idk, but I could extend my "specialty" and not be as bored during the week because I don't have many coins to look at. Also, Peace dollars were the dollar coin after Morgan dollars, which is my favorite coin. So, in maybe half a year or less, Peace dollars, here I come!

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16 Mar 2021

Coins I Need

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I am trying to collect every coin in a series, and these are the coins I need not including gold coins and not including coins above $1 face value. So, I need a 20 cent piece, a capped and draped bust quarter, a capped and draped bust half dollar, a seated liberty half dollar, a Gobrecht, I think that's how you spell it, dollar, and a trade dollar. I'm getting closer to completing this collection, and if I do, I'll start to collect gold coins and Peace dollar VAMs because I like collecting Morgan dollar VAMs and Peace dollars are like Morgan dollars. (Also I could post a blog about them and check in with Longstrider) ;)

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15 Mar 2021

Morgan Dollar Collectors

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If you are reading this blog, tell me if you collect Morgan dollars and collect VAMs. Also tell me what Morgan dollars you have, and if you have any VAMs. I want to hear about it because my "specialty" are Morgans. Tell me if you have rare ones, common ones, slightly common but rarish ones, anything! As you can see, I love Morgan dollars.If you get a bad deal on one, don't worry, just save it a little longer! The price of silver is going up. In about three months, one coin store that I go to raised the price of some Morgans from $28 to $30. And when you get a Morgan dollar, don't resell it, you might find it is uncommon! Make sure you know it is worth the price you are selling it for. If you are buying one, and you think you have too good of a deal, make sure it isn't fake or anything. You don't want to lose any money on a worthless fake coin! And if everything looks correct, it might be altered. Take it to a pro. And try not to buy cleaned coins - unless they are uncommon-ish - because some coins might have UNC details, but is dirty so is graded AU. I have one like that, and if it was cleaned, you wouldn't know that it was AU before. Also, cleaning gets rid of original luster and makes a coin look worse. But if you have to clean a coin because you can't read the date or something important, try not to use an acid based cleaner.

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13 Mar 2021

1886 Morgan Dollar Possible VAM 1A

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I bought an 1886 Morgan dollar, MS-61, at a coin dealer for $45. I didn't know it had a VAM! So, this is how I got started on VAMs. I went to a different coin store and they had a bunch of 1921's. I bought the one in the highest grade for $25. Then, I took it to a different coin store to get there opinion on what the grade was. They looked at it, and told me it had VAM 3b2. They said it was a one hundred dollar coin. But I think it could even be $425! If it didn't have a VAM, it would be worth about $65. So that meant VAMs were worth something! So, I got interested in VAMs. Last night, I printed a list of Top 100 VAMs, Hot 50 (my 3b2 is on the Hot 50), Hit List 40, and Kimpton 12. I saw this 1886 had VAM 1A, so now I want to take it to the coin store for verification. If you look at the picture below, you can see that under the knob a little to the left there is a little line-ish thing right there. Tell me if you think it has VAM 1A.

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