Eriknation's Blog

19 Sep 2021

My Yn auction and about the coin I won.

| Eriknation

Hi, this is Eric and in my last blog, I talked about winning some lots so I" ll be talking about the auction and about the coins I won. Let's get into it.

So, at the auction I won some very cool coins, thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's wonderful auction, including the mods, photographers, donors, and Sam. I had a great time there. The lots were awesome. From the silver to the ancients, and the gold

Let's get into the coins I won and facts about those coins.

I won some very cool coins including a liberty seated dime from 1840 (no drapery) and a Booker Washington Commemorative from (1951).

Liberty Seated dimes were minted from 1837-1891, most were struck at the Philadelphia mint but some of the other mints including Carson City, San Francisco, and New Orleans struck some of these silver dimes too. This coin was designed by Christian Gobrecht. The coin is made up of ninety percent silver and ten percent copper, but it only weighs 2.67 grams which isn't much silver weight if I say so myself. They are usually found in circulated conditions even one in AU condition is worth hundreds of dollars! Ones in the mint state can go up for thousands of dollars. An average circulated one is worth around 15 dollars. The liberty seated dime had many changes. There are different varieties of this coin including the no stars variety, no Drapery variety (mine), stars obverse variety, stars obverse arrows at the date, legend obverse, and the legend obverse arrows variety. I hope you learned something new about the liberty seated dime.

Now it's time to talk about the Booker T. Washington comm. Coin.

The coin was made to commemorate Booker T. Washington the man who shaped today's America. He helped America become a free country, a free country where people share, thank, hug, help, and love each other. He was born in 1856 into slavery. He was later freed and to go to school, he need to work 5 hours a day before school! Still, he persevered and got high grades. He did so well that he was wanted a principal of a new school for African Americans in Tuskegee,Alabama. He worked there for his whole life until his sad death in 1915. He was the great man who hired George Washington Carver to teach agriculture. George Washington Carver invented many products. And we wouldn't have them if it weren't for Booker and Carver.

It's time to get into more detail about the actual coin.

The coin is made up of ninety percent silver and ten percent copper weighing at 12.50 grams the weight of a half-dollar coin. They were minted from 1946 till 1951 from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. It was designed by Isaac Scott Hathaway.

On the obverse of the coin is Booker T. Washington and on the reverse side, it says from slave cabin to hall of fame. I hope everyone learned something new today about the dimes or the commemorative coin. :)


I. R. Bama

Level 5

Very nice coin, congratulations!


Level 4

Thank you everyone.


Level 5

Nice auction action. I like the Booker T Washington commemorative coins. Visited where he lived. Nice blog. Thanks

AC coin$

Level 6

Nice activity ... Good learning

It's Mokie

Level 6

Wow, two fantastic acquisitions, I think you did extremely well!!!


Level 5

Nice wins! I wasn't as well prepared as I had planned, but it was a great auction. And nice job explaining the history of each coin. How about some pictures?


Level 6

Nice blog! I'm glad that you had fun and won some cool coins!


Level 6

Glad you had a great time. Thanks for thanking the donors and workers. You YN's are lucky to have Sam. Good luck and get some YN bucks for next year!


Level 5

Nice wins!


Level 7

I'm glad you did so well. This is learning for the real.auctions. Thanks for thanking the donors without them there would not be auction. You bought some nice coins. If the Booker Washington coin could speak the history wow. A great commen. And the liberty seated dime. You did well.

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