CMCC's Collections

06 Feb 2015

Modern Jefferson Nickels to dateless Liberty Nickels to Shield Nickels!!!


As I often keep some of the lowest grade coins from lots, because they will not sell, like dateless Liberty V Nickels, I own many low grade coins. But, I own some better grade coins as well. Last February I won a lot on eBay for $18.50; it included a F 1865 Nickel Three-Cent, an AG 1867 No Rays Shield Nickel, an XF 1883 No Cents Liberty Nickel, a VG 1912-D Liberty Nickel, a F 1937 Buffalo Nickel, and a F 1943-S War Nickel. These coins started Discontinued Denominations (which has not grown by a single coin since), Shield Nickels, and Liberty Nickels. I then roll hunted a lot, which boosted late buffalo nickels and Jefferson Nickels, including 1938, 1939-S, 1943-S, 1945-D, 1949-S, 1951-S, 1955, and 1958 Nickels, and every single San Francisco date except for 1938-S and the War Nickel dates; all of which are better dates. I also bought BU 1941 and 1946 nickels, VF 1944-D and 1945-S War Nickels, and a few others. I bought a 1938-1961 Jefferson Nickel Folder, and now the only missing dates are 1938-DS, 1939-D, 1942-PS (Silver), 1944-S, 1945-P, 1950 and the key 1950-D. I also have the 1962-1995 and the 1996- Jefferson nickel folders, those of which I don't collect so enthusiastically. I also have the Liberty Head and Buffalo Nickels. Most of my older buffalo nickels are acid treated, unfortunately. I bought my 1913-D Type 1 (see my last blog for better details), 1914-D (acid), and 1938-D (possibly D/S). I acid treated others from rolls and got 1913 Type 2, 1914, 1918 in VF(no acid), 1918-D, 1919 PDS, 1921, 1928-D, and more common dates. The only buffalo nickels dates that I don't have in acid are 1913-D Type 1, 1916, 1918, 1925-D, 1928-S, 1934-D, 1935, 1935-S, 1936-PDS, 1937-PDS, and 1938-D(/S?). Liberty Nickels have only 33 dates (minus 1913), and only 3 are very rare, so you can get 30 dates without too much difficulty and money. I had won a lot of 180 Liberty nickels for $91.51, and in it I found an 1886 in G-4 to G-6 condition, which I sold for $100.00. I then, because of the great success, kept 25 of them, including a VG 1883 No Cents, 1889-1893, 1895-1904, 1907-1912 and 1912-D. Even then, I made $200 from $91.51!!! I then bought another lot of 100 1800's Liberty Nickels for $100, and I kept an AG 1883 With Cents, G 1887, AG 1888, G 1890 and G-6 1893 (the original 1890 and 1893 had been acid treated). I then bought an 1894 for $5.61 off of eBay, and G 1905 and 1906 V Nickels for $3.00. I am planning on buying an 1884 nickel, so I can have a complete set of semi-key to common date Liberty Head V Nickels!!! I had only 1 Shield Nickel, that being an AG 1867 No Rays. I bought a lot of 19 Acid Treated shield nickels for $31.00, sold 11 off for $22.00, and kept the rest, including 3 1866's, one 1866 or 67 with rays, 1867 With Rays, 1867 Without Rays, 1868, and 1869. My last nickel I have is a F-12 or F-15 Nickel Three-Cent piece! About the pictures: The first picture shows my WWJ Nickel PDS sets, and other types of nickels in my collection; the top 2 x 3 case is Philadelphia, the middle is Denver, and the bottom is San Francisco. The second picture has my newest nickels, and my oldest nickels.

29 Jan 2015

My Coin Collection So Far


I am new to ANA but I have been a collector for 19 months, so I want to show you guys what's in my collection: In the cover picture, I have my three 'O' Morgan Dollars, dated 1884-O in VF, 1885-O in AU-55 or 58, and 1896-O in AG-3. The next picture is my Proof Set of Westward Journey Nickels. The next picture is some of the best coins in my collection: 1973-S Proof Set; 1905-O Micro o Barber Dime, BU Jefferson Nickels, dated 1941 and 1946, and crusty 1853 Large Cent in F-12 condition, and a couple of other ones. The last picture is my Coins of the Twentieth Century Folder, where I have an 1883 IHP, 1941 BU Wheat Cent, 1943 AU Steel Cent; 1960 BU Memorial Cent, 1912 VG V Nickel, 1936 Buffalo Nickel, 1965 BU Jefferson Nickel, 1943-S War Nickel, 1914 F-15 Barber Dime, 1944 F-15 Mercury Dime, 1946 VF/XF Roosevelt Dime; Dateless 'S' SLQ, 1964-D AU Silver Quarter, 1964 and 1967 Halves, 1902 Morgan Dollar, 1972 and 1976 Eisenhower Dollars, and 1979 and 2000 Dollars. Other coins in my collection are 3 Barber Dimes, 3 Mercury Dimes, 6 Roosevelt Dimes, 2 Washington Quarters (Silver), 300 Wheat Cents, 1 Shield Nickel, 50 Liberty Nickels, 95 Buffalo Nickels, 11 War Nickels, and about 100 Other Coins.


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