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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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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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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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05 Jan 2021

Trimes, or Three Cent Silver Pieces

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Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be about Three Cent Silvers, so here we go.The United States Three Cent is an unusual denomination that first appeared in 1851, although, as with many other coin designs, pattern coins for the denomination were produced in 1849 and 1850. The original purpose of the Three Cents coins was to provide an intermediate denomination between the Cent and Half Dime, making it easier to change some of the odd foreign coins that were legal tender in America at that time. In 1851, postal rates were dropped from five to three cents. While three Large Cents could have been used to purchase a postage stamp, the bulky copper coins were expensive to produce. Thus, a coin of three cents value had two purposes, enough to get the denomination started in 1851.The first Three Cents were made of a low-grade silver. These tiny coins were known officially as "Trimes" and unofficially as "fish scales." They were the first circulating U.S. coin without a depiction of Miss Liberty in some form or another. In 1854, the percentage of silver in the coins was increased to 90%, to match that of the other silver coins in production at the time.Three sub-types exist of the silver Three Cents. Type 1, issued from 1851 to 1853, shows the obverse star with a single outline. After 1853, the weight of the Three Cents coin was reduced. To indicate this change, two extra outlines were added to the star, resulting in the Type 2 version that lasted until 1858. In 1859, one of the extra outlines was dropped, creating the third and final sub-type, the Type 3 version.Thanks for reading my blog! And see ya next time!Source-PCGS CoinFacts, and photo was courtesy of PCGS

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