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16 Feb 2022

Proof State Quarter Found! | Coin Update #47

| CoinHunter

Hello all!

Well, I finally got around to writing another blog, so please enjoy!


So, sometime last week I went to my bank and asked if they could spare a box of cents or nickels. They said they could give me a box of nickels—so I took it. As soon as I opened it I was disappointed to find shiny 2021-P enders. So, instead of having to get rid of it at a later time, I visited my credit union quick (yes I have account with two different financial institutions) and swapped the brand new box of nickels for 10 rolls of quarters. I headed home and searched through them. Although I didn’t find any Ws or silver I did have one decent find. I found a lightly circulated Proof 2008-S Alaska quarter. I just got a new phone that has a decent camera setup (an iPhone 7 plus-it is actually my first phone) so I am pretty much going to switch to using that to take most of my pictures (let me know how they look!). I know they are a little blurry-but that is why I plan on getting a clip-on macro lenses for it soon.


As far as purchases, I am pretty much at a stand still. I have decided to take a bit of a break from Great Collections and Ebay as I went on a little bit of a spending spree lately and I’m trying to make sure I have sufficient funds for my first coin show (happening in late July).


Although I am trying to take a brake from purchases, I did grab a great deal off of @CentSearcher yesterday. It is a PCGS gold shield 1945-S MS-66 mercury dime with some beautiful light toning. As the surfaces appear nearly untouched, I believe this coin may have made the 67 grade if it weren’t for the extremely weak strike on the obverse and the reverse (something that is considered when coins are graded-notice the flatness of the bands on the reverse and the weakness of Liberty’s high points on the obverse).


Now that I have easily and affordably added two nicely toned PCGS dimes to my collection (which coincidently have both been previously owned by CentSearcher), I am considering continuing by seriously starting a toned dime registry set (i’d be collecting the Mercs as well as the Roosies—and possibly, eventually, some barbers).


For now though, I won’t be actively searching for them but rather am just going to continue grabbing any nice, affordable ones that pop up.


Anyways, thanks for reading, enjoy the pics, and have a great day!

Comments

RSchwa57

Level 3

Good for you on both additions. Proof quarters in boxes around my neck of the woods are fairly common. Both very nice eye appeal.

Rebelfire76

Level 4

Proofs in coin rolls. Sad but fortunate (for you) predicament. I found a 1969-S proof JFK half in a half dollar roll, a little while ago. The Mercury dimes are a nice grab as well. Still working on completing a set of those.

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Treasure hunting is a great way to pass the time.

Long Beard

Level 5

A very Nice Winged Liberty. I believe the grade is accurate with the ever so slight contact scuffs from all the jostling around between manufacturing, shipping, the bank and finally a third party grader. I'd say it's from working dies just beyond their half-life and not so much a weak strike. Just my opinion.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Worn-out dies could very well have caused it as well! Thanks.

Kepi

Level 6

Beautiful coins! Well done! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks :)

CheerioCoins

Level 5

That is a nice proof quarter and a nice Mercury dime too. Thanks for sharing!

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome! Thanks.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Interesting how proof coins occasionally show up in commerce. I often wonder how, a stolen collection, a young child wanting some candy money, a weird set of circumstances at the mint? Who knows but fun to speculate. I love your Mercury Dime, it is a subpar strike but still a beauty.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, it is fun to speculate. Thanks.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Nice proof quarter. The pics look great, especially for being on an IPhone! I remember the days I used an iPad for photos before I got a digital microscope. Let me tell you, they were BAD! 🙄

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks-ya, iPads are pretty hard to take pictures with (I have also tried before).

"SUN"

Level 6

Nice find

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Golfer

Level 5

Thanks for the update. Enjoy seeing your finds from searching. Your a true numismatist!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you a lot!

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice pick ups.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks Longstrider!

$tarCollector

Level 4

Coin roll hunting is the way to go. It hardly costs anything and you can grow your collection really well. Great blog.

CoinHunter

Level 5

You could say that first part again! Thanks.

Mike

Level 7

You did it again. You know what collecting is about. You write in your own words. I still do after all these years. And I take all my pictures with my cell phone its an I phone. All I use is brightness and contrast. I don't like fooling people making the coin something its not. Your phone is great. Takes good pictures. Thanks for the good blog. And shot of that coin. Keep up the good work!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you very much!

AC coin$

Level 6

My special Quarter beautiful !!! and, great Mercury Dime silver coin . Awesome !!!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

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