Speeding Arrow's Blog

26 Mar 2023

I can't find a 2021-D Crossing the River Quarter

Young Numismatists Exchange | Speeding Arrow

I have been looking around for a while and can't seem to find a 2021-D quarter. I have 8 2021-P versions but can't seem to find a D. Has anyone else found one? Please let me know. And before anybody asks, I prefer to find the coin in circulation than to buy it.

24 Mar 2023

Silver Eagle Dollars.

Young Numismatists Exchange | Speeding Arrow

Recently I have been collecting these coins after I gave one to my father for his birthday. These are a few of them, most of them I have to keep sealed so as not to get them in bad condition. The one that is slabbed I got as a prize from a coin show. These coins have been around since 1986 and are 1oz of fine silver. So this means you have to be extremely careful ( as you would do with any coin ) and wear gloves. Other than that it is a pretty easy set to collect although you should start by getting the proofs out of the way since they can be expensive. They are not in circulation and will most likely never be. I am still not quite sure when I will be going to the PAN show in Gettysburg but I will update you on that later. Stay happy and enjoy your collecting.

23 Mar 2023

My Local Coin Shop

Coins | Speeding Arrow

I have an antique shop near my house that my mom will take me to every now and again and they have great coin prices. Anyway, there is a box full of Liberty Head Nickels that are all at least fine. And they only cost $0.50 per Liberty Head and Buffalo Nickels are each $0.75 which isn't too bad. This is where I got my first half dime and shield nickel. I might buy some of those coins and sell them at the PAN show in Gettysburg. I would also like to know from you what my avatar should be. I am not sure what it should be just now, but Mike is helping me get an avatar and a new name. Thanks, Mike!

17 Mar 2023

The Flying Eagle Cent

Coins-United States | Speeding Arrow

I finally got a legendary Flying Eagle cent! I have wanted to have one of these in my hands when I was just an early collector. It is an 1857 specimen and is classified as genuine. I was so pleased to get this as this was on my bucket list to get at the local PAN show. I still want to tell you the history, so I'll start now. The Flying Eagle cent was first minted in 1856 while only 634 were actually minted making them extremely rare. This coin came into existence after large unpopularity with the large cents. Several businesses and banks would not accept the coin as legal tender as the only excepted coins were gold and silver coins. And it cost the mint $1.06 for every dollar worth of large cents. This led to the creation of the small cent that we know. What I don't understand is why we still have pennies now if it cost $2 for every dollar worth of pennies. Maybe a future blog later :) Thanks to PCGS for the information.

08 Mar 2023

South Eastern Transportation Token

Tokens | Speeding Arrow

Hello guys, over the weekend a found these two coins in some change and thought it was pretty cool, so I wanted to share it with you guys. SEPTA is the company that made this coin. Around 200 million people ride annually as of 2020. These coins would allow you to get a fare and they would cost around $2 for a fare. The company stopped using these coins, but people still sell them on eBay. These coins will probably never be used again to do more digital uses, but they would be part of any good collection.

02 Mar 2023

PAN shows

Coin Shows | Speeding Arrow

Hi guys, hope you're having a great day, but I have a question for you all. So I know some of you are part of PAN and that you probably go to coin shows as well. So I was wondering if anyone was going to the coin to the National Battlefield Coin Show in Gettysburg from April 6th - 8th 2023. I don't know which day I am going to yet, but I'll tell you nearer to the date. Hope to see you there!

26 Feb 2023

Two Cents

Coins-United States | Speeding Arrow

Not that long ago I got interested in 19th-century coins. So I collected some of them and the one I enjoy is the Two-cent. These coins lasted from 1864 to 1873 and held no mintmark. The rarest of this type of coin is the only proof 1873 coin where only around 600 were minted. They were popular since there was a shortage of coins thanks to the Civil War (1861-1865 ). But, after minting returned to normal it became more and more unpopular until the US mint got rid of them. The design is sort of like the shield nickel design which was in the same period as the two cents. The coin in the picture is an 1865 specimen. Thanks to PGS coin facts and the red book for all the information. I would like to hear from you guys would like to hear about next. Please put your ideas in the comments, and as always have a fun time collecting!

17 Feb 2023

The Coke Coin

Odd & Curious Money | Speeding Arrow

Hi, guys hope you're having a wonderful day, and let's dive right in. So with my coin, you could get a coke from the vending machine for free as long as the year was 1915 or 1916. This coin was basically a nickel since all coke bottles back then were 5 cents each. They were created in the 1890s since that was the beginning of the company began. Well, this is most of the information I could get, but here is the link for the website https://www.coinworld.com/voices/the_coke_coin.html Stay happy and keep on collecting.

26 Jan 2023

Morgan Dollars part 2

Coins | Speeding Arrow

Hi guys, we are just going to go over the history of the morgan dollars. So let's dive right in. George Thomas Morgan was the person who designed the dollar. He was the Chief Engraver from 1917-1925. And also designed the reverse of the Colombian half-dollar. For the face of the Morgan dollar, he model Anna Willess Williams who was a school teacher. Morgan even put his initials on both the obverse and reverse of the coin. There were over 657 million Morgan dollars minted between 1878-1921. Sadly, a lot of them were melted thanks to the Pittman act in 1918 and the Silver Act in 1942. The rarest of these coins was the 1893 S. This coin only had about 100,000 minted and go anywhere from $1900 to $1,250,000! Another cool feature of the Morgan dollar was that in 1878 there were either 7 or 8 feathers from the " buzzard bird". There are also new Morgan 2021 coins that I have a few of. But that's all I have for you today can't wait to see you soon! Bibliography: https://www.usgoldbureau.com/news/history-of-morgan-silver-dollars 2022 red book

25 Jan 2023

Innovation Dollars

Coins-United States | Speeding Arrow

So I saw that some people were a little upset that I left because I couldn't take pictures. So with this blog, I am not going to use pictures( also because my camera STINKS). These coins are brand new, but sadly will only be allowed to be made in small quantities and reserved for collectors. They will honor an achievement made by a state or by a territory. Innovation dollars will also be of the same material as the Native American dollars. The obverse displays Lady Liberty and "IN GOD WE TRUST". The series should continue until 2032. I only have the Delaware-P and D as well as the Pennslyvania-P and D coins. They were given to me by my grandfather who collects British coins. The next blog I will do is about Morgan dollars.


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