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10 Mar 2021

2021 (W) Eagle S$1

| Mr. B Coins

A friend gave me a birthday present. He knows I have that coin saving disease.He gave me a 2021 (W) Silver Eagle. I was very excited when I was opening the package and saw that it was minted in West Point. I only have 2-3 other coins with a W mintmark. When I looked for the W, I could not find it.I thought I was ripped off, or that I was really lucky because this was an error coin. Then I thought maybe this is the way it is supposed to be.I have always relied on the kindness of others. Someone please help.Now, if the image comes out the right way, that would be a miracle.Enjoy the warm weather,Mr. B

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24 Feb 2021

Type Set Addition 1852 Large Cent

| Mr. B Coins

I could not help myself. But, I felt safe.My wife and I got out of Chicago. I worked remotely from our place in Michigan. We had our second vaccination shot a week earlier.On the first 40 degree day, we decided to go for a drive.As luck would have it we drove into Holland Michigan. We ended up at the Holland Coin Shop. I had my mask on and there was no one else in the shop.I asked about a few items and then saw this 1852 Large Cent. I thought it would fit in my Type Set. The price was right so I pulled the trigger.I'm taking baby steps and making progress.Hope everyone is doing well.Mr. B

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19 Feb 2021

Type Set Additions

Coins-United States | Mr. B Coins

I recently added to my Type Set Collection.The first coin is a 1957 Proof Franklin Half.There were 1,247,952 proofs minted in 1957. The designer was John R. Sinnock. The Franklin Half was produced from 1948 to 1963.The second coin is a 1945 S Walking Liberty Half. The mint mark is on the lower left rev. There were 10,156,000 1945 S produced. The designer was Adolph A. Weinman. The Walking Liberty Half was produced from 1916 to 1947.Both coins are .900 silver.As I mentioned in a previous blog, I'm not sure if I'm using Type Set properly. I buy the best coin I can afford.I apologize if the images are sideways.Stay safe and warm,

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06 Feb 2021

Type Set-1980 S Proof Quarter

Coins-United States | Mr. B Coins

I mainly collect cents and half cents.I also recently started collecting a type set.The coin I have that I want to feature today is a 1980 S Proof Quarter. I'm trying to add the image with little luck.There were 3,554,806 minted.John Flanagan designed the coin. His initials are on Washingtons neck.The S mint mark is located on the obverse near Washington's pony tail.The reverse has the eagle.While I don't plan on including proof coins to this set, if the price is right I'll jump.Now, back to trying to get the picture.All the best,Mr. B

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28 Jan 2021

I have a question

Coins-United States | Mr. B Coins

I have a question, but apparently can't ask it because I have no friends. So I'm putting on the blog.My question is this, the 1982 cent has either a large date or a small date (this is confusing enough), but, they also come in either copper or zinc. What is the easiest or best way to tell if the coin is copper or zinc.I know this is probably a very basic question and something I should already know, but I don't.Thank you in advance. Who knows maybe we can even become friends.Jim Flannery

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