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25 Feb 2021

Coin Roll Hunting Update

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Hello fellow coin enthusiasts!A few days ago in my blog I mentioned that I had gotten $300 in Quarters and $150 in Dollar coins and I said I would let you guys know what I found, sorry it took so long, but here is, finally, what I found. Let's start with what I found in the quarters. First and foremost, I found a 2020 V75 W Weir Farm Quarter, this is great because I now have 5 2019/2020 W quarters with unique designs that I have found. Secondly I found a 1999 Proof Delaware Quarter, I almost missed this coin because it was so circulated and dirty, I wiped it lightly with my thumb (don't be mad, it is really beat up and basically not worth anything more than face) to bring out the proofyness (new word!). And lastly I found a foreign coin, a 1987 cayman islands coin. Now for what I found in the dollar coins, first of all I found 4 NIFC Presidential dollars, a P&D set of Franklin Roosevelt, a Harry S. Truman D, and a Type 2 Grover Cleveland P. I also found three Native American Sacagawea dollars, a 2010-D, 2012-P, and the newest, a 2017-P, I also found three NIFC Sacagawea dollars, 2 2005-Ps and a 2005-D. Now, with that out of the way, I also want to let you know what I found in a penny box that ended up being one of the most profitable boxes I have ever hunted. First and foremost, I found a 1960-D/D RPM-001, it looks insane and is in crazy nice condition, making it worth around $12-$15 dollars. I also found what I believe is a 1994 WDDR-003, I am not completely sure though. Next I found what seems like it is some sort of 1972 DDO, but it is pretty much only doubled on the date (some help on this one would be highly appreciated). Next I found another clipped planchet, (I have only found 1 previously) it is a 1971-D and it is very minor. Next I found a 1960-D and a 1973-D that both have some sort of die crack of lamination error. As a side note, I found a record (for me) of 15 wheat pennies, and as an extra bonus one of them is a 1938, which I need for my collection. Thanks for reading this blog and enjoy the massive amount of pictures!

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19 Feb 2021

Ebay coin purchase update

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Good news! I just received two of the items that I ordered on ebay! Including my first ever third party graded coin, a 1955-S MS-66 RD NGC Lincoln Cent, I was thinking that the holder would be covered in scratches, but nope, not a single one! I think who ever commented on my blog and saying something like "who ever sent that in to get graded must have been hoping for a higher grade" was right because the holder looks brand new. Also, the NGC Price Guide value is $35, and I only payed $14 so I definitely think is was worth every penny! Also, I received the P&D set of George HW Bush dollars, and I have to say, even though they werepackagedin an envelope, they came in great shape!Thesellerpackagedthem in a flip with two layers of card stock covering it. I still have to receive the off-center penny, which should cometomorrow, so I will update you guys when I getthat. Now that that is out of they way, I just got back from my credit union (the mail came while I was gone) and while I wasthere I picked up $300 in quarters and $150 indollar coins, I took asneak peek at the dollar coins and itdefinitely looks like there is going to be some NIFCs in there, I hope I find a proof like @Kurisu! I will also update you guys on what I find from that hunt when I finish it! Thanks for reading this, enjoy the pics, and have a splendid day!P.S. check out my registry sets here:javascript:nicTemp();(if it works)

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16 Feb 2021

Numismatic Book Review, "Coin Hunting Made Easy"

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Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be a review of a great book I found on amazon for $9.99. This book is "Coin Hunting Made Easy" by Mark D Smith. It a fairly short read with 123 pages, but it more than makes up for its length with all of the information inside. This book is very informative, and it is fun to read because has some humor. It even has a "Learning the Lingo" section that goes over a bunch of words that us Numismatists use every day, but other people have never heard before. It goes over and defines words like Bag Marks, Bullion, Clad, and Denomination and for the word "Die" the beginning of his definition of the word is "this is what happens to me when I play video games and why I have decided to stop" but of course he is just kidding like he does once and a while throughout his book. This book also teaches its readers about important things like errors, mintmarks, the coin grading scale, things you may need, understanding coin roll values, how to plan your route to get coins, dealing with bank tellers, best times to go hunting, supply vs demand, ordering coins from your bank, how to take care of your finds, and what to look for. Additionally, it goes over all the different denominations and the different designs of coins you might find. And it explains his first coin roll hunting experience (he basically hit the jackpot). Over all I think it is a great read for beginners and experts (like me ;) ) alike, with its short amount of pages and low price even young kids could probably get there hands on this awesome book. Thanks for reading this review and have a great day!

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15 Feb 2021

Insane discovery about a previous find

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Hi guys! Yesterday I received the book "Strike it Rich With Pocket Change" that I ordered from amazon. It really opened my eyes to all of the errors I wasn't looking for, and I will probably write a review on it soon. I saw there were a couple years of Lincoln cents were there is a large rim cud that signifies that they have a die clash or some other kind of error. And if you don't recall, I found a 1979-D Lincoln Cent a little while ago with a large rim cud.... anyone catching on yet? I got it out of my display case and looked it over, and guess what, I can see a lot of the memorial building on the obverse! 😱 It is at an angle and slightlyoff center.Now I am wondering, would this be a die clash? I'm not seeing any parts of Lincoln on the reverse, thanks for any help! (Sorry Imade this a blog, but as @CentSearcher and I have found out, forumsthreads just aren't working right now, besides, this would be kind of long for a forum thread!) Edit: I have concluded that this is a die clash and this is my theory of how it was made: First the dies went together without a planchet in-between them, resulting in a large part of the obverse die breaking off, and part of the reverse die's design being impressed into the obverse die. Next, this cent was struck, resulting in a coin with a large rim cud and parts of the memorial building showing on the obverse.

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15 Feb 2021

My First Ebay Coin Purchase

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After much frustration with trying to make this a forum thread, I have decided to make it a blog. Hi guys! I just ordered my first Ebay coin purchase for a total of $26+tax. I ordered the following coins: a NGC MS-66 1955-S Lincoln Cent ($14), a dateless off-center Lincoln Cent ($7.50), and a P&D set of the new H.W. George golden dollars. I haven't received the coins and I downloaded the images from Ebay so please forgive the very low quality images, I will update this blog with better ones when I receive the coins. How do you think I did? I think I did pretty good. As a side note, the NGC 1955-S MS-66 Lincoln Cent is my first third-party graded coin, and I already made a NGC registry set that I am going to add it to. Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!

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10 Feb 2021

My coin collecting/coinrollhunting journey

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Howdy fellow collectors!

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05 Feb 2021

Presidential dollars

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Hello guys! Today my blog is going to be about the presidential golden dollar coin series. To start off, I have a folder for the series that has holes for the Philadelphia Mint marks, and the Denver Mint marks. It also has holes for Jimmy Carter, which is a problem, because his coin was scheduled to be made in the year 2016, the only complication is that he is still alive, meaning that they never were able to make the coin. The reason for this is that there is a law that coins can only bear images of diseased persons. It also has holes for all of the NIFCs (Not Intended For Circulation) from 2013-2016, these coins can be found in circulation from time to time but I will probably end up purchasing most of them. As far as progress for my folder, I am only missing one of the coins that aren't NIFCs, and I have several NIFCs that I have found, along with a few I purchased. Another thing that people who are thinking about collecting the presidential dollar series need to know is that they have now made a 2020 George H.W. Bush golden dollar. Signifying that, once Jimmy Carter passes away, a coin will promptly be made to honor him, and that means that I will eventually be able to fill the holes for his coin; although the holes will bear the wrong year. Thanks for reading my blog and have a wonderful day! Image courtesy of PCGS.

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02 Feb 2021

The Silver Jefferson Nickel

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Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be about silver Jefferson Nickels, or as I am going to refer to them in this blog "War Nickels". The first thing to know about war nickels is that they were made to preserve nickel for the war effort. The two things that make war nickels different is their composition and the location of the mintmark. The Mint decided to place the mintmark above the Monticello Building on the reverse of the coin, and they also decided to make the mintmark a lot larger than normal, making it easy to tell them apart from other nickels even they are not very silvery looking. They were made of 35% silver, 56% Copper, and 6% manganese. As a result of their different, unusual composition, they typically have a weird look to them that also makes them stand out. One thing I have noticed noticed that is that errors/varieties seem easy to find on war nickels, the reason I say this is because one time I hunted a $100 dollar box of nickels and found 2 war nickels in the box, but the interesting thing is that they both had a type of error. One of them had cool die cracks on the reverse, while the other had some cool lamination errors on the obverse, please see the pics below. Thanks for reading my blog! And have a great day!

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29 Jan 2021

The V-nickel

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Hello! Today my blog post is going to be about the liberty nickel. The liberty nickel AKA the V-nickel first came out in 1883, it had a large V on the reverse for 5 cents. But they didn't think of adding cents, leading to many people being tricked out of their money by con men who deceitfully gold plated the new coins and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. They would purchase things with them that cost 5 cents, and sometimes they would get $4.95 in change, while other times (the ones they didn't want) they would not get any change and walk away with their purchase. Eventually the Mint heard about the mass amount of trickery because of the absence of the word cents and they decided to add it to the reverse of the coin which totally destroyed the fraud. Today the coins are highly collectible and are know as racketeer nickels. Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope you enjoyed it even though it ended up being mainly about racketeer nickels, which a lot of you probably already know about, nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed my version of the story and have a great day!

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