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05 Feb 2021

Coin shop pickups

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Hello everyone! This will be a short blog because I only got 4 things. The first thing I got was a 2006 Half Dollar to finish my 20th Century album. Second was a colored state quarter because Feb.4 is my baby sister's 4th birthday the state was Delaware because she likes horses. 3rd thing I got was a 1950-S PCGS MS65 quarter for $25. and the final thing was a Raw 1918-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar for $11.

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01 Feb 2021

the ring cent, a US coin that was never released

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The ring cent was various pattern coins released because of the rising copper price. the dates are 1850 through 1851 then skipped to 1884 and 1885. they were made of billon (an alloy), aluminum, copper, cupronickel, nickel silver, silver, and white metal. in the late 1840s copper had gone so high up that it cost more to make the cent so in response a bill was drafted in 1849 by Congressman Sam F. Vinton to reduce the size of the cent. The US mint began to find ways to make the cents cheaper. one of the ways was to put a hole in the middle creating a ring-like style. they started making them in various different alloys but they ran into some problems. one was it was difficult to eject from the mint presses and two it was too expensive to recover the silver that was in them. patterns were made till 1857 then they stopped, and it was replaced by the flying eagle cent.According to numismatic historian Walter Breen, another factor in the rejection of the ring cent was that it reminded many of the Chinese cash coin, which had minimal purchasing value. the ring cent was briefly made again In 1884by Eastman Johnson. His design was somewhat cruder and the holes look like they were hand-cut. A more refined version was made but still did not make it. 196 ring cent patterns are known to exist. The picture belongs to eagle eye rare coins. thanks for reading WL

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28 Jan 2021

the legend of the 1964 dollar

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Most experienced collectors have heard of the mythical 1964 peace dollar but little have heard the story of it so here it is. in the winter of 1963, the US Treasury asked Congress for funds to make 150 million new silver dollars. This made the coin collecting community rejoice until House Appropriations Committee killed all funds because of the ever-growing coin shortage. But three months later, the Senate passed a 6.24 billion dollar appropriations bill including a provision for some new silver dollars. By late January 1964, the conferees had compromised on 45 million silver dollar coins. (that is a lot!) President Lydon B. Johnson signed the legislation on August 3rd, 1964. The coins would use the original peace dollars design and they would be minted at the Denver Colorado mint. they would also be released at a few million each month. But quickly the massive and ever-growing coin shortage hit so hard it was hard to find coins not to mention the silver shortage coming in like a bullet. Before they were released 316,076 trial pieces were made and 76 of those were real pattern coins. So then the U.S mint destroyed all of the 1964 peace dollars and when they were first made also mint workers got to keep some but they were told they had to exchange them because they were going to be melted. The United States Mint Bureau has said all have been destroyed but there is a chance that some workers have kept theirs instead of returning them. That is what PCGS thing because they are offering a $10,000 reward to JUST SEE a 1964 peace dollar. Today for some reason it is illegal to own a 1964 dated dollar coin because it "belongs" to the government and will be most likely confiscated if found and announced. (image belongs to coinauctionshelp.com)Thank you for reading and hope you have a great week Walking Liberty

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22 Jan 2021

the 2021 dollars

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Well folks it is now official! they have made the designs for the 2021 peace and morgan dollar commemorative. they are keeping the original designs only adding the new date and the O for New Orleans and the CC or Carson city will be privy marks. They are also going to keep the same weight and thickness for the coins. They have not released a date for mintage and this is all I know. I will include a link for more information about the 2021 dollars. WL (click on the blue line for the link) image from coin week

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21 Jan 2021

part of my coin collection

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Ever since i joined here everyone has added pictures of their collection when all I have posted is a W V75 quarter! So this weekend I will be posting pictures of part of my collection and I hope you guys like it And I am looking forward to sharing my collection with you guys. Well that's all I have to say hope yall have a great day and a good weekend. WL

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15 Jan 2021

steel pennies

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Now by now every one that is a collector knows about the wonderful steel cent that was made in WW2 to save copper. Well here is how it really went. Like I said in the beginning the US government needed the copper for the war efforts so they went into testing phase. One of the test ones was a penny struck in tin but they scrapped that idea. Until they released their so they thought miracle cent, the 1943 steel penny. This penny had an inner zinc core with steel on the top of it. When they released it they had problems instantaneously. Since back in the day coins were a part of life vending machines had a magnet on the inside that would detect if a person was trying to put in a slug instead of a coin, the magnet would latch onto the steel pennies like magnets do and people would lose money. (a slug is a round object such as a washer that people would put into vending machines or other items to get a free item) another problem is that since they were made of steel they would rust very easily, and that was a huge problem because back in the day people would work get sweaty witch made their money wet and the penny rusted. So in 1944, they took back all the cents they could melted them down and instead used bullet cases as the coin alloy.

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15 Jan 2021

my profile picture 2

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And the picture that won is....................................The Walking Liberty Roll!! So that is now my new PFP.

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13 Jan 2021

roll hunting

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A couple of days ago i bought $10 in quarters $6 in nickels and $25 in pennies. Out of all the quarters I only found done that I could keep because it filled a hole in my album. out of the nickels, there was about 5 that filled holes in my showcase and no silver. Out of the pennies, i found Canadian pennies the best was a 1964 in beautiful condition. out of all of the wheat pennies i found the two best was a 1925 S and a 1952 in GEM condition. How is it that I can find a 1952 GEM in rolls but I see tons of new pennies that are all beat up. Mystery to be solved. Well that's all I have have a good day WL. (picture not mine)

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19 Dec 2020

the picture of the W

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Like i said in one of my blog posts i said "I will post a picture of it near christmas"... Well here it is! P.S i have no idea how to flip the picture the right side.

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18 Dec 2020

odd V nickel

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Like i said in my blog "birthday part 2" i got a 7 V nickel grab bag. I was looking at them today and a 1905 Philadelphia mint V nickel and the obverse is G but on the back, the V and the wreath is VG and most of the words on the reverse are gone! It looks like a grease strike but the V and the wreath are fine. please help.

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