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04 May 2021

Coin Update #17

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Hello Fellow Numismatists!


Today my blog is going to be about some recent pickups.


A couple of days ago, I had my mom drop me by my local coin store. The first thing I did while I was there was grab a couple tubes. The next thing I did was grab nicest standing liberty quarter that they had in the appropriate section for a trade. Next, I asked if they had any "Junk" silver (of course, it isn't really junk, it is just another name for common silver coins), unfortunately; though, they didn't have any. Next, I asked to look through the Indian head box. I ended up finding a few that I needed, a couple upgrades, and two interesting ones: a 1907 that has every little detail, but the rim is chewed up and it has a little corroded I would say it is a higher grade AU details. Also, I found a 1904 that has weird toning/coloring that isn't the most attractive and might even be a result of being cleaned, but it has lots of detail, and it is probably a lower grade AU details. Next, I asked to look at a tray that had a lot of Kennedy half dollars on it, proofs ,40%s, you name it. Off of that tray, I found a couple ones that I thought were a great deal. I found a really mishandled 40% Proof bicentennial half dollar ($5), a beautiful 1970-S Proof half dollar ($10), and a 1982-S Proof half dollar ($3), all of which are going straight into my type set. Speaking of my type set, I am now trying to upgrade all of the "normal" coins with a proof. For example, instead of a BU 2010 shield cent, I now have a PF 2019 Shield cent in my type set. I currently have ten proof coins in my type set.


I hope you enjoyed reading this little "update" and that you have a great, safe, fun, enjoyable, Covid-free, coin collecting, and a maybe even silver finding rest of the week!


-Elliot AKA CoinHunter


Comments

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

Good finds! Thanks for sharing!

CoinHunter

Level 5

You are more than welcome!

Golfer

Level 5

Nice pick ups. Really enjoy reading about others experiences with junk bins and coin dealer experiences. Sometimes you can find really interesting coins and bargains if you just take the time. Even inexpensive coins turn out to be unusual treasures.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, I agree! Thanks.

slybluenote

Level 5

Those are some nice looking coins. Thanks for sharing!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, they are. Thanks!

"SUN"

Level 5

Nice additions to your collection.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot!

Long Beard

Level 5

I stopped collecting the date run sometime in the mid-1990's, so perhaps I'll buy a Whitman and get to it.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Maybe you will, thanks!

Nice pickups.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

I don't have a coin dealer near me. Until the other day. I found my neighbor down the hall is one. !! He sells Vatican coins and straits Malta. If your interested let me know. Who knew.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Hahaha.

Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like a great day! Glad you found some good coins for your collection! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks! It was.

Longstrider

Level 6

Great day to say the least. One time my wife dropped me off at our coin guy to babysit me while she was off do something. Now that was fun. Good luck on your updates. Thanks.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks! Haha Kepi.

Kepi

Level 6

In the long run maybe "Day Care" would have been cheaper... haha ; )

Mokie

Level 6

Wow, sounds like a great day. I remember taking a bus to the nearby mall when I was probably just a bit older than you and also reveling in all the treasures. That coin shop is still around and I still find treasures there fifty years later.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Amazing story. Thanks!

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