CMCC's Collections

09 Apr 2015

Morgan Dollars!


I have already had 5 morgan dollars accumulating in my collection. In one of the Numismatist magazines, it mentioned how silver dollars just continually pile up in one's collection, and I have found it to be true! January 28th 2014: As a late birthday present, a close friend gave me a bright, shiny, glistening 1885-O Morgan. As it was my first silver dollar in my collection, I was so excited for my first silver dollar, and that is was an old Morgan, that I didn't even look at the reverse until I was asked, "Is that 'O' in the back the mintmark?" I checked, and sure enough, it was an 1885-O. I am no professional grader, but I believe it to be an AU-58. January 13th 2015: As a late Christmas present, someone else gave me one of her Morgans, an AG-3 1896-O. This one is by far the lowest grade, but it is also the rarest by about 3,000,000. Same day: A couple of hours later, my birthday package arrived, and in it was an AU-50 1902 Morgan. January 15th 2015: As a birthday present, the same person who gave me the AU-58 1885-O gave me a VF-30 1884-O, although cleaned. This is my oldest Morgan, but it is my least favorite, being polished. April 7th 2015: As a Resurrection Sunday present, our grandparents sent us another package, and out popped an XF-40 1886 with interesting toning on the reverse. This is my most common, but I like the toning. Altogether, I have 5 of them, and their total values are around $190.00.

07 Apr 2015

New Morgan Dollar!


For holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Resurrection Sunday, along with several birthdays, our Grandparents send us packages, and there is a little something for each and every one of us, and often they'll send me a coin. For my last birthday, they gave me a 1902 AU-50 Morgan Dollar, and it was a pleasant surprise. Just yesterday, as I was taking out the trash with my brother, he checked the mail, and a big package in his face startled him! We immediately knew who it was from, and I shouted it up to the house (Everyone was enjoying the outdoors on a warm, 70 degree evening). I hauled my brother and the package--and the mail, and then when we put the wagon away, we all ran inside. I pulled out my bag, but didn't feel anything round. I shook the bag upside-down, and out popped an Eisenhower dollar, no, No, NO! A Morgan Dollar! It is an 1886 in XF-40 condition. It has some interesting black toning on the reverse.

13 Feb 2015



This is going to be my last collection that is part of my "My Coin Collection So Far" Collection, except for something new that I made for my collection. I am making this blog to show all the silver in my collection. Currently, it comes to 6.0 troy ounces. Silver Roosevelt Dimes: My first Roosevelt was an AU-50 1961, this somehow made its way into my collection (see more in my blog about how my collection started). A few months later, I got an VF-30 to XF-40 1946, this is the one with the darker tarnishing on it. The next was a worn VF 1948, this was my first silver dime I found in a bank roll. Next came an XF-45 to AU-55 1950-S, I really love this one, because it has an 'S' mintmark and is a better date. Later I bought my error: an XF to AU 1964-D Clipped Planchet, I won this for $5.69. In June of 2014, I metal detected an XF 1946 (the one with the lesser toning), last of all was a BU 1964, this one was my second and last 90% silver coin found in a bank roll. I would guess that this was accidentally put in a bank roll from someone's collection, because it is in absoulutely Brilliant Uncirculated condition, except for some light blemishes on Roosevelt's face. To a Metal Detectorist, silver Roosevelt Dimes are called "Rosie's." Mercury Dimes: In November 2013, I was given an AU or Weak Strike BU 1945 Mercury Dime. Everywhere seems to be BU on this coin, but the bands are worn on the reverse. This one I estimated @ $6.00. Next month, I got a F-12 1944 Mercury Dime. In January of 2014, I got an XF 1942, and then in June, I got a F-VF 1924-S Mercury Dime. This one is very tarnished, but I love it, because it is old and has a mintmark, and has under 10,000,000 minted. What I find that is funny, is that I have metal detected a last year Barber and a first year 'Rosie', but none of the 'Mercs' In between! Barber Dimes: In September 2013, I got an AG-3+ 1902-O Mercury Dime. I was so excited over my $2 coin, especially since it had the 'O' Mintmark; this was my first coin from a non-existent mint. In December 2013, I metal detected an XF+ 1916 Barber Dime (see more about metal detecting finds in my blog!), this one is worth about $35-$50. In September of 2014, I found a F-12 to F-15 1914 Barber Dime, this one is worth $3-4. In October 2014, I bought a lot of 9 better date barber dimes (1895-S x 2, 1900-O x 4, and 1905-o micro O x 3). I made $8 profit, and I kept a FR-2 to AG-3 1900-O and a G-4 Damaged 1905-o Barber Dimes. Silver Quarters and Halves: In 2013, I got 1956 VF and 1945 VF Washingtons, I got them about 4 months apart from each other. In 2015, I got an AU-50 to AU-55 1964-D Washington, I really love this one because of the reverse mintmark; and then I got an AG 'S' Mintmark SLQ. Most people would call it dateless, but I was not satisfied with 'dateless', so, with heavy magnification, I saw part of a '7', so I identified it as a 1917-S Type 2. In 2013, I got an AU-Unc. 1964-D Kennedy Half Dollar, this was a date I longed to have, because it was a one-year issue (90%) and had the reverse mintmark. I was so excited when I saw it, that I didn't check for a mintmark, and when I did, I was even more excited! Just recently I got a VF-XF 1967 40% Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Dollars: Last January, for my birthday, I got a circa AU-58 1885-O Morgan Dollar, on January 12th, a friend of mine gave me an AG 1896-O Morgan Dollar. That very same day, a box arrived in the mail, which contained clothes and things for me and my six siblings. In a tape box, there was an AU-50 1902 Morgan Dollar. Only a couple of days later, I was given a cleaned VF-30 1884-O Morgan Dollar. In three days I got three morgan dollars and my silver weight increased by 67%! From 3.6 Ounces to 6.0!!! I am not going to discuss war nickels, because there are only 11 dates for 4 years. Happy Silver Stacking Everyone!!!

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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