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24 Mar 2021

My 2nd DDO!

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Hello fellow collectors!I have great news, I just found my second DDO! So, I had better start from the beginning, have you ever heard of varietyvista.com? Here is a link if it works:javascript:nicTemp();).Well, I had heard of it before, but never really checked it out, so recently, I checked it out and discovered that there are a couple of really cool DDOs for some of the America The Beautiful quarters. There is a DDO on the American Memorial Park-P and the Salt River Bay-P, the one I found is the Salt River Bay, it has awesome doubling on "IN GOD WE TRUST" it looks more like this: IN GOD WE TRUST, notice the odd shape of the G and the T. I encourage you guys to check out varietyvista and look for this error, even though I don't know how much they is worth, I know they are worth finding! I have looked at like 100, and this is the first one. Anyways, enjoy the pics and have a great day!Photos courtesy of: Me lolif you are wondering, I take most of my pictures with a digital microscope, it is a great tool for looking for and at variety coins.

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15 Mar 2021

Ike dollars

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Hello fellow collectors!Today my blog is going to be about Eisenhower dollars, so sit back and enjoy!In 1970, Congress passed legislation that authorized a new $1 coin to commemorate the death of General Dwight David Eisenhower and man's first landing on the moon (which was on July 20, 1969). This coin was designed by Frank Gasparro. The obverse of the Ike dollar features the bust of Eisenhower (hence the name of the coin) facing left while the reverse features a resemblance of the insignia of the Apollo 11 mission, the only difference between the coins design and the Apollo 11 insignia is that the coins design is missing the name of the mission. A new design was made to celebrate the Bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the date was changed to add the year "1776" making the date on the front of the coin "1776-1976" and the reverse was redesigned by Frank Gasparro and Dennis R. Williams to feature the Liberty Bell in front of the moon. These coins were made from 1971-1978. The mint made special Uncirculated and Proof versions containing 40% silver that they sold at a premium to collectors. The diameter of theses coins is 38.1 mm.

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11 Mar 2021

My First DDO

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

Hello guys, great news! Yesterday, I found my first DDO! I had a pile of cents to look at that I have beenaccumulatingover my last several boxes of pennies. These coins are coins that looked like they may have had an error/variety, or whereslightlyoff-center, toned, orseverelydamaged. Well, how did I find it? So, I was going through all of the coins, and I I threw a 1982 CU large date cent under my microscope to try to see why I kept it aside, and BOOM what do I see? Doubling,especiallyon In God We, it is a DDO-002, and it is somewhere around XF shape, and I think (and think you will to) that the doubling is absolutely awesome looking. Also, today I got 10 rolls of quarters and guess what I found,absolutelynothing, I am telling you guys just toclarify with you that I don't find cool things in every hunt I do, just sometimes (especially recently).Enjoy the pics, make sure to check out the forum I made recently, and have a great day!

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04 Mar 2021

W quarters and my continual success in locating them

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

Hi guys, and welcome to another blog!As some of you guys know, I have been doing pretty good finding W quarters, or at least better than most. In this blog, I would like to inform you guys of the amazing finds I had yesterday. Well, I had better start from the beginning, a couple of weeks ago, I convinced my dad to take me to the bank. So, when we got there, I asked if they had any half dollars or dollar coins, and the answer was no, so I asked if I could get some boxes of coins like pennies and nickels, they told me that they could do one nickel box and that they had a lot of pennies, so I asked for four boxes of pennies, and that is exactly what they gave me. Normally, I would have had the coins hunted pronto, but I received received the book "Strike It Rich With Pocket Change" in the mail just after I had hunted the nickel box and the first penny box, so it took a lot longer to finish the other three boxes then it would normally because I was looking for every Lincoln Cent variety in it, and I have to say there are a lot to look for (over 50). So, in the end, once I had hunted all of the coins, I had and still have over three boxes of rolled pennies, and a box of rolled nickels, along with some quarters and dollars that I had picked up from my credit union. I informed my mom that I needed to go to the credit union so I could turn in some of the coins (and get some more :), I almost never come back from a credit union/bank empty handed). My mom told me that she could swing me by the credit union, but we had to make it fast (I had a piano lesson very soon). So I decided to only turn in the dollar coins and quarters to make it faster, I also asked what coins the teller had in her drawer and I got what she had: 8 rolls of quarters, a roll of nickels (this roll was marked, meaning I have hunted it before, so I just doubled checked it and re-rolled it), 41 rolls of pennies (the tellers almost never have this many rolls), and two dime rolls. After I was finished getting my coins, my mom got some cash and $3 in quarters. I asked her if I could look at the quarters quick and she handed them to me, to my surprise and delight, there was TWO Salt River Bay W Quarters in there! Unfortunately, this was on the way to piano lessons, so I couldn't ask the teller is she had any more, who knows, she might of had a ton more of them! When I got home I hunted the quarters and found a 2019 W AMP, making it my best W day ever, I got 3 of them in one day! Now I have found 8. So, my advice for those of you out there that are really wanting to find a W quarter, is to get coins from a credit union. Thanks for reading this blog, enjoy the pics (the first one is Ws I have found previously, and the second one is a pic of the Ws I found yesterday), and have a great, day!

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