Longstrider's Blog

22 Oct 2022


Coins-United States | Longstrider

So since it is another slow Saturday I thought I would give everyone a fun lesson. First off I am well aware of the chance I took. I just never thought it would happen on this coin. A few weeks ago I was browsing Heritage.com just to see what the market is doing. A fun thing I do. This particular auction was all error coins. I like to get a few from time to time. Nothing like Haney but I have fun. If I didn’t already have my Peace Dollar VAMs, MPC, Mexican Type, and POW chits I would likely hit it harder.

29 Dec 2021


Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

I have seen several blogs about different “holy grail” coins or currency. I thought I would show you one of mine. Last week I was lucky enough to win an auction lot at Heritage. If you have never been to one of their auctions you should check them out at ha.com. They have quality items and many, many auctions.

22 Jan 2021


Coins-United States | Longstrider

I picked up something different the other day that I would like to share here. I saw this at my coin dealer and had to have it, a 1994 SAE or Silver American Eagle. What makes this uncirculated coin special is it exhibits a great “Strike Through” error across the date.

01 Nov 2020


Coins-World | Longstrider

The other day I received this kinda cool, kinda sad coin in the mail. Thanks to a fellow member here with strong likes for Canadian coins and The Royal Canadian Numismatic Society, I was told about these unique slabbed coins and was able to order one. As you can see in the photos this is a PVGS Sample slab with a Canadian 2020 fifty cent coin in it. The label states that it's from the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention, this year to be held in Halifax. As is stated on the label, it was "Cancelled by Pandemic". Another one bites the dust.

30 Mar 2020


Coins | Longstrider

Just a quick notice to all. Also still PCGS. No wonder my token doesn't seem to be moving at NGC. Lets not forget our ANA Library is also closed.

19 Nov 2019


Coins-United States | Longstrider

My next blog is about a "normal" Peace Dollar VAM, in that any VAM is normal. I am using the word "normal" to mean a VAM that is not, currently, in any Top 50, Elite 30 or any other additional designation. This VAM is a 1923 VAM 1W. This variety is also known as the Die Break Hair Rear. Some of the readers here may know that I am working on collecting a Top 50 and Elite 30 sets. This is neither. I found this specimen while looking through some of the aforementioned sets. I thought it is a beautiful coin and does exhibit a nice die break. So here it is.

05 Mar 2019


Coins-United States | Longstrider

Well today I picked up my latest VAM, a 1923-VAM 1V-EXTRA HAIR. It is another Elite 30. It also is another in my sub-set collection of all the Top 50/Elite 30 Extra Hair varieties. I was able to purchase this directly from another member of Vam World 2.0 for a nice price. Thanks Aussie. I hope I'm not boring everyone with sharing my VAM collection coins. I'm very proud of them.

24 Aug 2018


Coins-United States | Longstrider

In the course of looking for nice coins for my collections, I have started noticing a new, to me, coin I have ignored. That would be pre 1965 silver Roosevelt dimes. I am a big fan of toned silver coins. There seems to be a lot of them around as well as being relatively reasonably priced. That being said, I decided to bid on a few and see what I get. Below are photos of a few of my auction wins. I have to say they are nicer than I had hoped. Great natural color on them. I believe these may be a profitable coin to collect for the future. How many nice, affordable Mercury can be left?


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