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22 Jun 2021

Updates, and my first Great Collections auction win

Coins-United States | CentSearcher

Hello everyone! It has been an extremely long time since I last posted, or really did anything at all on the ANA website. So I thought that I would update you on how things have been going, as well as some of my recent pickups.


My last month of school has been a rough one, and consumed most of my free time. I've been in summer break for a month now, but I still didn't want to quite yet get back onto the ANA website. I really needed the time to take things slow and get a break from doing things at all. But I think that I am now ready to hop back on and hopefully stay more active on the ANA website. I won't be reading or commenting on many blogs though because there are a lot of them.


Now to tell you about what I've been up to. On the first Wednesday of this month, I flew into Denver for a 4 day trip in Colorado. Our first stop: the ANA Money Museum and headquarters! It was probably the coolest museum I've ever visited, and maybe even the best in-city attraction that I have been to! There is so much that I could tell you about my visit there, I will save it for another blog that will be coming out today or tomorrow, so be on the lookout for it. I have plenty of pictures to show you and stories to tell.


Over the past few months I have been making a lot of trades as well as purchases, some of which from other YNs here. I haven't updated any of the collections on my profile in a long time, so you will be seeing a lot of updates there, especially in my US type set. I've gotten a ton of upgrades and fillers, my favorite being a high VF 2 cent piece that I got in a trade from CoinHunter. I'll try to get the updated pictures up on there today if possible.


And, finally, before I close this blog, I'll tell you about my first auction wins on Great Collections. Before, I had never bought a coin from any online source other than Ebay, until last Sunday. I won two auctions, one that I will be reselling and the other will be going straight to my set registry. It is a PCGS 1976 S Lincoln cent graded PR66 RD. I know, it's a very low grade considering that it's a proof, but if you take a look at the pictures that I have attached, it's a remarkable toner. I created a new NGC set registry: Lincoln cents 1909 - date, circulation issue, proofs, and varieties. You can check it out by clicking the link below:

Set Details | NGC Registry | NGC (ngccoin.com)


That pretty much sums everything up. Again, be on the lookout for my blog post about my visit to the ANA Money Museum, and the collection updates that are coming soon. Thank you all for reading, and stay safe!

Your fellow numismatist, CentSearcher

Comments

coinsbygary

Level 5

I like the toning on your Lincoln Cent, but I wonder how it got that toning? Nice win. Oh, BTW, I have bought and sold coins listed by Great Collections. I have always considered them to be top-notch. Gary.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

" I won't be reading or commenting on many blogs though because there are a lot of them. " Gee that's too bad. There is a lot to learn here. Sorry you will be missing out. I hope others won't be too busy to read or comment on your blogs because they are too busy or there are a lot of them. I think a lot of people get pleasure here by reading the positive responses to what they have taken the time and effort to write. I'm sure you didn't mean it the way it came across though.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I wouldn't bother with them either....

CentSearcher

Level 5

Yeah. I would like to be able to read all of the blogs, but it can be time consuming. I will try to keep up with the blog articles, but the short few-sentence long blogs I will not be reading.

"SUN"

Level 5

ANA is a nice place to visit. Nice wins!!

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog! Great to hear from you ; ) Beautiful Cent!

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice pick up. GC is a favorite auction house of mine. They have about the lowest VIG as well. Good job.

CentSearcher

Level 5

GC is becoming a favorite of mine as well. I definitely plan on buying from them again

Long Beard

Level 5

You have a very good eye. Many years ago I put together a set of Lincoln's in an old blue folder consisting of what had been pulled from change. I recently contemplated another Whitman, album not board like the original, only this one for toners like that one. The more vivid the better. But they aren't so easy to locate, which has kept me from it- a time to assemble conundrum.

CentSearcher

Level 5

Thanks! It would be pretty cool to see an album full of toned wheat cents. I'm trying to accumulate a nice set of them too, of certified examples

Golfer

Level 5

Congratulations on the win. Glad to hear from you.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Congrats on you win! It is truly a beautiful coin. Can't wait to see your blog about the money museum! See you around!

CoinHunter

Level 5

By the way, I always love reading your blogs!

slybluenote

Level 5

Congrats on the win. It was a pleasure reading your post. The Lincoln cent does have nice toning. I agree with Mike, in that your priorities are certainly in order. That sounds like a GREAT trip to Colorado! I've only been as far as Oklahoma myself. Thanks for the pictures, they're great also. I'm looking forward to reading your next post!

Mike

Level 7

Congradulations on your win. That cent does have a nice tone. I don't like toning but this is just right. School is more important. Your priorities are in order. Thanks for a nice blog I enjoyed it. You should be reading and commenting on blogs . We share our work and we write them to learn.

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