thatcoinguy's Blog

13 Apr 2022

Update #19: Sorry!

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Hello fellow YNs and YNH!

Well, I apologize! Looking back, I haven't done an update since late February! I have still been roll searching and everything, I just have been busy and haven't had the time to write out a nice blog for you guys, but I'm free, so I figured I'd go ahead and bite the bullet. Here we go!

First of all, I wanted to (officially) announce that even though we are only 1/4 of the way through the year, we have already reached our target goal of 2 ounces of roll searching silver in 2022! We are now at 2.07 ounces, and I couldn't be happier. We've found three silver nickels (1942-P, 1942-S, and 1944-P), three silver dimes (1953-S, 1957-P, and 1964-P), one 90% silver half dollar (1964-P), and an ASTOUNDING 8 40% silver half dollars (1966-P {x2}, 1967-P {x2}, 1968-D {x3}, and a 1969-D)! This is a big improvement from last year's 1.7 ounces, and I can't wait until I see that next silver edge. We haven'y found a silver quarter yet this year, so I've still got some rolls to search until then, but boy, what a way to start the first fourth of the year off!

Speaking of starting the year off, varieties have hit in huge storms this year, way more than I was finding last year. Some of this is due to my new digital microscope, but I digress. Cuds, die chips, DDRs and DDOs... it has been a great roll searching year thus far, and I'm sure it will stay that way for the rest of the year. I have a huge pile of possibles I have to attribute still, so I'll probably get on some of those once I finish this blog.

Ws have been slow to come to the table this year, but I kind of understand that because I have been branching out into other denominations, not JUST sorting quarters like I did last year. However, I have acquired a Guam 2019-W since I last blogged about, and six Ws over the span of less than a year is certainly nothing to scoff at.

That was written on the 4th of April. I'm now updating it on April 12. The GNA show was a big hit. I paged for the dealers all four days. My exhibit,
"90% Silver, 100% History: GSA Morgan Dollars of the 1960's" on GSA Carson City Morgan Dollars won third place. After attending the YN program on Saturday, I (along with all the other YNs present) received a gift bag full of coins. Some of the highlights in my bag were an NGC PF-69 2011-S Jefferson Nickel, 1927 and 1929 Standing Liberty Quarters, two Buffalo nickels, and a coaster in the shape of a 1877 Shield Nickel. The prize for winning third place was $100 in credit to spend on the bourse floor. I ended up buying an AU-58 1941 Liberty Walking Half Dollar, a MS-63 1948-P Franklin Half Dollar that I later realized was FBL, the key date of the Franklin Halves 1949-S in about MS-64, a 1955 Franklin in MS-64 that most likly would get FBL if I sent it in, although it would be close. I also purchased a Canadian cents folder (small cents #2), so now I just need the first folder. I was also given an NTC graded PF-67 1964 Lincoln Cent proof for my slab collection. It was a great show, and I have TON of money I earned from paging (I managed to have the self control not to spend anything with the tip money).

Keep collecting,


P.S. Pictures will be posted shortly. I'm on a computer right now, but the pictures should be up in a few days.



Level 5

Sounds like your treasure hunting and hard work are paying off in a big way.


Level 5

Great blog! You do tend to do a lot of blogs at once so I think it’s fine if you do an update every two weeks or so.


Level 6

Great blog! Enjoyed it! ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

Nice blog .


Level 6

Exceptional results. What a year for you. Do you put all your coins under the microscope? That is very smart to page for dealers. Clever guy. Well done. I'm looking forward to photos. Thanks.


Level 5

All the coins go under the microscope at one point or another, for errors/varieties, grading, or other things I need magnification for. Thanks for the comment!


Level 5

Nice blog!


Level 7

You so better than people who buy coins!!

Long Beard

Level 5

Standing Liberty quarters and Shield nickels are some of my favorites within the denominations. It's not only great to hear you got some, but that the younger generation appreciates these long gone designs.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Outstanding Silver Results, thanks for sharing, proving once again that there is still plenty of interesting and valuable coins out in everyday commerce.

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