Big Nub Numismatics's Blog

31 Jul 2020

Attention YNs!

| Big Nub Numismatics

YN's check out the YN auction page because the annual auction catalog is here! For the past week or so, I have been checking the ANA's YN section many times a day hoping for the release of the annual YN auction catalog. Needless to say when it finally got on the website today, I was ecstatic. This year's auction is Filledwith great items worthy of any collector be it World, US, or paper money. This year's gold piece is a 1945 2 1/2 Peso gold piece from Mexico, much like the one featured two years ago.
Other Notables Include:BU 1909 VDB (unfortunately lacking an "S", but a lovely coin with a lower mintage)A poor man's 1936 DDO (type two, but still a true double die obverse coin)Two About Uncirculated Buffalo nickels, one with a strike through errorA 1938-S GEM BU Jefferson nickel much like the one I won in last year's auctionAn incredibly struck 1939 Mercury Dime1882-H Canadian 50c piece(Nearly the entire auction!)While writing this I had to stop myself from putting too many notable lots, I realized I had written almost every lot down. This year we had some very generous givers, and a great Cataloger. Sam Gelberd pulled out all the stops this year with whimsical an apt descriptions of the coins. This year's auction will be extra special. This is my last YN auction, and for the past few months, we have all been locked inside, most of starved from our coin show appetite, but as the YN auction has always been online, nothing has changed leaving at least one great thing untouched. It'll be a great way to add to our collections safely from home, while being in a fun environment around other YNs and, of course, Sam.
Thank you so much for all who donated this year, you really gifted some awesome coins! Sam, thank you of putting together the auction catalog and the auction itself, I know it takes weeks to get everything ready to go, and many more to make things go smoothly in September.

YNs, make sure to collect your YN dollars and start planning now, you can never be too ready. Here's the link to the wonderful Cataloghttps://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/6180285/2020%20YN%20Auction%20Catalog.pdf?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.money.org%2Fyoung-numismatists%2Fyn-auction



Level 4

I saw the catalog this morning, and I'm so excited! This is my first YN Auction, so I'm a little nervous as to whether I will win anything or strike out. I have been eyeballing the 1812 large cent, as well as the Indian Head cents. I'm not much of a world coin collector, but I find the 1718 Mars coin very interesting and want to add it to my collection. I love the 1966 SMS; 1966 is my dad's birth year, so it would mean a lot to have something like that in my collection. Good luck to you, my friend, and I hope you enjoy it!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Wish I had a program like that available as a young collector. Good for you!


Level 4

One note, I'm pretty sure the 1936 DDO isn't a poor mans version. The FS - 101 Version is the most well known of them, but FS - 102 is still a true doubled die. All great coins, as always, thanks to the great ANA staff for putting this together for us!


Level 4

WOW...That was very interesting! I have heard/read quite a lot about auctions but have never participated in one. Do the donations/lots come from folks at the ANA? Good luck to the YN's who participate!


Level 5

Good lick to all the YN out there ! Looks like a great auction !


Level 5

I watched the second half of the auction last year, it was a great deal of fun, even if I could not bid on anything. Good luck to all YNs this year.

Mike B

Level 7

I hope all the yns win the lot they want. This is your chance to win coins you can't buy right now. . So have fun. It's also a learning tool. You won't be bidding that much on an item if was a real auction. Lots of luck and enjoy.

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