Today I received an email from the mint confirming my order of the 2020 Mayflower coins and finally shipping them after a month. This was after news that a mint employee had made a mistake that ended up nullifying the work done in the packaging. Seemingly some escaped the mint and ended up in collectors' and dealers' hands because many were sold "in-hand" on eBay just days after the sale went public. Between the packaging being messed up and the mint delivery that caught fire, I'm sure many other collectors have found themselves wondering what to do with their package being delayed for possibly months. If someone doesn't steal the package out from the front door. What do you guys think?
This Christmas, I was gifted with an extraordinary present from my parents, a USB microscope. it can be little overkill, I think, with capabilities of 600x magnification, but this allows me to easily find counterfeits bills if I ever find the need. Unfortunately, my dad is a terrible person at keeping presents a secret, so I knew about this nearly two months ago. Anyway, I hope you enjoy some of these photos of some varieties I have. Pictures are of a 1938 S/S/S lincoln cent, an AU 3c pice with die clashes, a fifth issue ten cent note at the 600x max zoom, and a 1938-D/D buffalo that until this point, had thought it looked odd, but never considered it to be D/D I hope you all had an incredible Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.