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26 Sep 2021

Update #11: Changes

Young Numismatists Exchange | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH!


So, first of all, I want to say thanks to all of you who read my blogs/collections, comment with supporting intentions, and are just there for me, whatever I need. I won't name names, but you know who you are. School has been starting up again, and that means I will be spending less time with you guys. ☹️ I hope to be on the site AT LEAST once a week, but I can't promise blog posts are frequent as they were when I was on break. Updates will probably be once a month as well, unless I get a huge haul that I need to post. I will still be commenting, reading YOUR comments and blogs, just not posting as much.


With all that heartfelt sad news behind us, now we can talk about the fun stuff!!! I had a school break this past week, and my dad's parents came down from New York for a visit. When they came, they brought a large portion of my grandfather's steel cent roll collection. When he was growing up, the local Conner store owner didn't like to hand out steel cents, so he saved them all for my grandfather. When he got them, he rolled them and put them in a jar, resulting in a LARGE steel cent roll collection. He brought over a BUNCH of steel cent rolls, and to my delight, I now own about 25 full rolls of circulated (and the occasional UNcirculated) Philadelphia mint steel cents.


Also, my grandmother brought about nine rolls of quarters down from New York, which I had sorted in a flash. At first, I wasn't finding anything, but in a roll right towards the end, I was shocked. I saw a edge. Without a brown streak in the middle. I lifted the coin up to read the date...a 1959 quarter, shiny as the day it was minted. I started sorting a little bit faster (and probably missed some errors in the process, but I was too excited, and I went back later and took my time. No errors.). I picked up a quarter about 15 quarters later, and looked at the edge. Silver. My hand started shaking as I tilted the coin to read the date...OH MY GOSH!!!!! What looks to me like an MS-65 silver quarter is in my hand. But the best part is the date. 1932. I am going to get some other opinions on the grade, but that quarter in shiny!! Anyways, I was very happy about that.


Now, for those of you who haven't checked out my collections yet (if you haven't, what are you waiting for???), there was once a great and intelligent man, who was a HUGE coin collector. He has since past away, but before he died, he split his coin collection into four parts; one for each of his sons. One of the four four sons, is my grandfather. I had already been given part of my grandfather's share of the collection earlier this year(the cents, which included Indian and wheat folders, which can be seen in my collections), and I thought that was all my grandfather had gotten. I was wrong. When my grandfather came to visit this past week, he brought with him HIS father's nickel collection, along with another set of Lincoln cents, and an empty Indian Head Cent folder. I got a Liberty Head nickel folder, a Buffalo Nickel folder, and a Jefferson Nickel folder (1938-1959)!!!😲 None of them are full, but the Jefferson Nickel is only missing three coins, and I am trying to fill them except for the key dates. I will eventually get those folders onto my collections page, but I have not gotten to it yet.


Keep collecting,

thatcoinguy

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

That's great that your family is interested in coins! Enjoyed reading your blog, always great to hear from you. ; )

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Always great to hear from YOU! Thanks again for doing the interview!

Golfer

Level 5

Hoping to be an inspiration myself to the grand kids. Will definately give them some coins to interest the. Nice story. Hope to hear more great numismatic stories from you.

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Will do. Thanks for the comment.

Long Beard

Level 5

You're just starting out in the journey of both numismatics and life. The latter will always conflict with and stall to the former. So I must say that you've got your head on straight and priorities in order which will only add to the true enjoyment of collecting many years down the road.

"SUN"

Level 6

Thanks for sharing the update

thatcoinguy

Level 4

No problem!

AC coin$

Level 5

Great blog .I really admire yours is the best.

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Thanks AC!

Mike

Level 7

Those were my quarters here in N.Y. Haha it's great when family gets involved.. And you know how I feel about school. So does your family. Well done on the coins. Keep the family updated on your coins. You never know ! Keep up the good work!!

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Hehe. I think it actually might have been a collection dump. There was no way that ‘32 had been in circ all this time.

Mokie

Level 6

Love It, and best of luck in your studies, you're very intelligent so it should be a breeze (:.

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Thanks, it means a lot. (:

CoinHunter

Level 5

Great blog! Congrats on the amazing finds! The 32 quarter sounds awesome.

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Yeah, the pictures on ANA aren’t working, but when they do, I will for sure.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Would love some pics

Longstrider

Level 6

That is so cool that your family is or was into coins. Amazing. So many generations. I really admire that. Great store of knowledge for little ol' you! Thanks!

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