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20 Dec 2021

Update #15: FREE COIN DAY?!

Young Numismatists Exchange | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH!


We have some things to talk about! So, December 18th was Free Coin Day (#freecoinday) and boy, did I strike it rich! The only coin dealer in Georgia that participated in Free Coin Day was Gold and Coin Exchange in Marietta, GA. It was a nice little shop, but with limited, (only) slabbed inventory. I didn't buy anything, but that wasn't why I came. While I was there, I discovered that our club treasurer, a fellow YN, was an employee at the coin shop! And to top that off, since I knew him, he purposefully gave me a nice coin instead of drawing them at random from a bag like they did for the rest of the customers. And when I said I struck rich, I meant I received a 2021 Type II American Silver Eagle!!! I didn't own a Type II yet, so having one added to my collection was a welcome surprise. That same day, at coin club, I purchased a lot of coins from Bill Fivaz for $2, which included a T-1 1913 Type I Buffalo Nickel, a 1962 Jefferson Nickel Proof, a 1979-S Lincoln Cent Proof, and a 1984-S Lincoln Cent Proof.


Then, on December 20th, I searched a large amount of dollar coin rolls (16 rolls to be exact, or 400 coins), and I had a pleasant and fruitful hunt. I found several NIFC Sacagawea Dollars (including a 2008), NIFC Presidential Dollars (including a Type II Grover Cleveland), and one NIFC SBA dollar (1981-D). The reason the 1981-D (and P) SBA dollars are NIFC coins is because it was only issued in mint sets, and the 1981-D has a mintage of only 3,250,000. I was also very excited to find my fifth proof found roll searching, a 2004-S Sacagawea. On top of all of that, I found a Missing Edge Lettering James Polk Presidential Dollar. I should search dollar coins more often! I found a weird presidential dollar with a painted reverse featuring the 19th First Lady Lucy Hayes, and wondered what that would be classified as. Counterinked? Counterdrawn?


In other news, I won lot #2 in the December YN Auction. It is a 1943 Mercury Dime, with a tripled San Francisco mintmark. I paid $175YN. It hasn't arrived yet, but I have attached the picture that the ANA took of it, and I can't wait for it to arrive. Congrats to the lucky YNs who won lots #1 and #3, which were a 1937-S Choice BU Lincoln cent, and a 1939-CIndia (British) 1/4 Rupee that was Choice BU and neatly toned.


Speaking of toned, I have decided on a new project I will be undertaking. I will be making a toned denomination set (cent through half dollar) that I create from roll searching finds. Toning is my newest numismatic interest (thanks for introducing me to it CentSearcher), and I can't wait to see what colorful additions I soon find for my collection. So far in the denomination set, I only have a purple cent and a green/purple nickel, but hopefully a quarter and half dollar will be on the way soon!


Keep collecting,

Thatcoinguy

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

awesome pieces. congrats.

Anakin104

Level 4

Nice thatcoinguy! I bidded for Lot 1 &2, but I didn't win any.... I really wanted that good condition Penny and Dime! Nice haul! I'm pretty sure Free Coin Day encourages collectors to put silver and gold coins in Salvation Army Santa buckets. Nice coins! 👍

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Yeah, I read this article about a guy who puts a one ounce gold Krugerrand in a Salvation Army bucket every year. He’s been doing it for nine years straight!

Kepi

Level 6

Great finds! Sounds like you have a cool coin club! ; )

thatcoinguy

Level 5

I sure do!

"SUN"

Level 6

A nice promotion to high light the hobby

I've seen no edge lettering presidential dollars go for $100.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Really?!

Longstrider

Level 6

Excellent. I hope you know how lucky you are to have Bill Fivaz in your club. He is a great guy. Nice haul. Thanks.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

OH YEAH. I had some books by him before I knew him, and it was a big deal when I first met him.

Mike

Level 7

Congradulations. Very well deservied. I would get a nice coin like yours. I would send it in. The 1986 eagle the first in the series goes for thousands in 70. That would be a great Christmas present. Only we don't know. You should look I to getting one. Put it away!. The other coins are great also. I'm glad you knew him!! Merry Christmas my friend.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Merry Christmas Mike.

Golfer

Level 5

That was nice of your friend on free coin day. Great coin ! Funny thing, I forgot it was free coin day. I did stop at two coin dealers that day ! One dealer is in our club and has a stand area at a flea market type area. He didn't give me a free coin ! Then I stopped in at a coin dealer closer to home. No free coin there either ! Maybe they just didn't know? I think had they known, they would of participated. Nice auction win, nice eagle, and nice finds. A toned set will be fantastic, and will be a heirloom piece for sure.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Lol! Maybe the dealers only give you coins if you ask? Idk!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Great blog! Love the Type II silver eagle-I'm going to have to get myself one of those one of these days.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

You totally should! Just not from the mint. I’ve seen a ton of dealers selling the Type IIs, and they are all for less than the mint is selling them for. Get the best price!

AC coin$

Level 6

Great coins .

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