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31 Aug 2021

My Birthday | Coin Update #29

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Hello all!


Sorry that it has been so long since I posted a blog. I haven’t had enough to write about for a while because I haven’t had any cool coin roll hunting finds or purchases. Now, I finally do! So let’s begin. If you remember, in my last blog I mentioned that I would be getting a bunch of coins to hunt through: my first ever dollar coin box and two boxes of nickels. You may also remember me mentioning that my bank was limiting customer coin orders to only one box and I hoped they weren’t still limiting orders when I ordered my 3 coin boxes; unfortunately, they were. So I was only able to order the dollar coin box. Luckily, when I picked up the dollar coin box, I was also able to pick up some halves. I was able to pick up 6 cool looking rolls that were twice as long and held twice as many halves as usual. Here is the list of what I found in the dollar coin box: a proof 2009-S John Tyler, a wide rim-near date 1979-P SBA, 2 golden plated coins (found in two rolls one right after the other), 40 NIFCs, and some coins that I have been needing for a long time (Millard Fillmore-D [for the longest time I couldn't find this one, the last circulating coin that I needed for the Presidential Dollars, and I only found one in the entire box!], 1999-D SBA, and other years/mints)


After I hunted the dollar coin box, I went to my LCS and grabbed some coins and some E-z-est coin cleaner (I know it sounds bad, but I was careful, so bear with me!). Here is what I got: a nice 1872 Seated Dime for $13 for my type set, a beautiful AU 1918 Lincoln Cent with a lamination on the reverse for $10, and some coins I picked out of the junk silver bin (I hunted the entire bin!): G 1918-S half, AU/BU 1961 half, BU 1963 half, F/VF 1936 Half, 1936-S quarter, 1942-S quarter, 1948-S quarter, 1954 dime with pleasing golden toning, 1920-S Merc, and a monster toned 1964-D dime.


About the e-z-est, I had some tarnished coins, some were proofs that I picked out of my LCS's junk silver bin and others. See the before/after pics. I think it worked really well! It only took a couple of seconds. Although it works really well for tarnished proofs, it doesn't work well on copper. See the before and after pics:


PS I got some cool birthday presents, including a coin collecting t-shirt and a coin pinger!


Overall, I think I did well! Let me know what you think, enjoy the pics, and have a great day!

Comments

user_27089

Level 3

you have alot of bu coins

user_27089

Level 3

So many coin rolls

AC coin$

Level 5

Great , impressive...huge sample

thatcoinguy

Level 4

What is a “coin pinger”?

Kepi

Level 6

Great finds! Loved your photos! Happy Belated Birthday! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Happy birthday! 40 NIFC, wow! When I saw the pic of the Walking Libs, I thought you Got them from the half dollar rolls. I was really jealous for about 10 seconds (I went to the bank today and they didn’t have ANY rolls I haven’t already searched). Agree with Mike, although they DO look better. Congrats on the wide rim! How can you tell of they have been gold plated?

CoinHunter

Level 5

I could tell they were gold plated because they really stuck out like a sore thumb on the edge, it may be hard to tell in the pics, but I am sure they are plated. Thanks!

Wow! I always wanted to hunt through half dollars. That's a lot of dollar coins! And happy birthday!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Golfer

Level 5

Happy Birthday ! Nice yo hear about your recent finds. Very nice .

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot!

CentSearcher

Level 5

Great coins, and happy birthday! I'm going to have to side with the other commenters on this one, it's best to not clean coins at all. Even just a light cleaning will become a lot more obvious on a coin after several years. Your type set is coming along nicely!

CoinHunter

Level 5

It sure is! Thanks.

Longstrider

Level 6

Good pick ups and roll hunting. Stop cleaning.

Mike

Level 7

Nice pick ups keep looking!! Stop cleaning!! And a Happy Birthday🎂 use distilled water. It takes time but works!!

Yeah try not to clean at all.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Great pickups! Congrats!

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