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26 Jan 2022

Two More Purchases & 2021 CRH Silver Wrap-Up | Coin Update #44

| CoinHunter

Hello all!


Since 2021 is obviously over now, it is time for me to start my silver bag over for 2022. I thought I would give you guys the final totals of what I found before I flip them up and put them away in my binder. As you can see in the chart, I ended up finding 19 silver coins this year including 7 nickels, 4 dimes, 4 quarters (I found almost as many silver quarters as RobFindsTreasure did this year! i.e. he found 5), 3 40% halves, and one 90% half dollar (a Benji). According to my chart, I found a little over 2 ounces of silver in 2021, which is definitely more than last year (or 2018 and 2019 for that matter-I only found a couple during those years!). Also, my chart also indicates that the melt value of all of the coins is about $53 right now. Let's hope I can beat this record in 2022! Now if I could only find some silver in half dollars right now... I hope to grab some rolls from my credit union soon (possibly later today), so I'll likely have another update out soon (hopefully with a silver find-but we'll see).


Alright, let's move on to some purchases. I actually plan on going to my LCS soon, so my next blog should have some new purchases to share, but I do have two coins that I just won on Great Collections recently that I can talk about quick.


The first one is a (dateless) Type I 1917 standing liberty quarter. I was able to get this coin in a gold shield PCGS slab (with true view obviously) for about $30, which is a decent deal for any gold shield slab. Although it doesn't have a visible date, it is possible to tell whether it was struck in 1916 or 1917 (the only two years this version [type I] of the design was struck) because there are a few slight differences between the design. For example, a lot of the details or much stronger on the 1917 than on the 1916. While the differences may not seem very subtle, I would argue they are still very important—considering that a dateless 1916 quarter can still go for almost a thousand dollars (or even more)!


The second coin I won is also in a PCGS gold shield slab (the grading fee for Gold shields is $38 by the way!). It is an MS-62 1884-O Morgan with a little toning on the reverse. I won it for a little over $55, which I think most people would agree is a pretty decent price.


Anyways, thanks for reading my blog, keep an eye out for another one, enjoy the pics, make sure you keep an eye out for any of those infamous 1916 quarters, and have a great day!

Comments

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Wow! Great silver finds and purchases! I really like that toned Morgan and the Franklin. Thanks for sharing!

It's Mokie

Level 6

Wow, a great year for silver finds. I hope your 2022 finds are even better.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Sure was--I do too! Thanks.

Long Beard

Level 5

I like the Standing Liberty, a series in EF to AU is about to begin starting with a 1930 that I have. Thanks for sharing your purchases and finds. Always interesting.

CoinHunter

Level 5

I also like the standing liberty design-especially the type I. You're welcome, I will, and thank you!

Kepi

Level 6

You have done so well! Great finds indeed! Love the Morgan! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot! Ya, I do too!

Golfer

Level 5

Very nice year you had. Like the coins very much. Thanks for the update. You are what numismatics and collecting are all about.

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome--Thanks!

AC coin$

Level 6

As always amazing Great collections and Great blog , Surprising everyone. You have a surprising and highly valuable collection.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

BTW that is definitely an 1917 not a 1916 - the 1916 has a broken reed above her head https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-explorer/united-states/quarters/standing-liberty-quarters-1916-1930/15704/1916-standing-25c-ms/

mrbrklyn

Level 4

I wasn't implying that you agreed it was either year. But I was pointing to resources on how one can determine the differences. The Walter Breen text does a decent job of describing the differences. Breen is hated, but the text is still avaliable.

CoinHunter

Level 5

I know it is a 1917-I wasn't saying it was a 1916.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/802042/is-this-a-1916-or-1917-slq

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Keep on hunting!

CoinHunter

Level 5

I sure will!

$tarCollector

Level 4

I quite enjoy the chart you made, I can see every detail for silver and the amount of silver you found.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Glad to hear! Thanks.

Nice!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

You nave done well my friend. I enjoy your blogs on coin rolling. . you make do with what you have and been very successful . keep it going and keep us informed. The show.I listen to don't buy from they sell silver by the pound five pounds and ten pound bags. Now some.of these coins are worth good money. And this guy sells them for you to melt or go through. I don't melt!! I don't think PCGS would make a mistake on the date of the coin

CoinHunter

Level 5

The coin that is hard to see is a nice '66 half by the way.

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