I laid it next to the window, and set my camera to "flower" mode.
Thanks for all the replies. For what it's worth, here's a close-up (this time using a camera instead of a scanner).
I found this 2005-D Jefferson Nickel with an apparent missing c in the word Ocean.
Is this a known variety?
not every box. i think it was only every 2000th box - 5500-ish total coins.
so probably someone is dipping common coins in something that turns them silver-colored and trying to sell them on ebay for a premium?
i found three of these today when i bought two rolls - a washington, adams and harrison.
i wonder what the deal is with these.
i see ebay has...
"From an unknown collector circa 1967 (fictional of course)"
i like that comparison.
Good question. The investment angle is what I have always used to justify my time spent on coins. But to be honest, I think I am lying to myself....
i enjoy coin collecting a lot, but i continue to have a nagging suspicion that it's not the best use of my time.
does anyone else feel that way?
i appreciate you guys sharing your stats on this. i was planning to go through my 1959-1981 copper cent hoard (about $90 worth) looking for...
I got this in change from a store.
Is this a "Clashed Die" error similar to the 1995 "prisoner cent" shown on page 33 of "Striking it...
"Ebay takes 9%"
wow, i didn't realize that. i haven't sold on there since about 2003. i think they occasionally have a "free listing day". if...
are you guys saving the 1986-D and all 1983 quarters? i see that red book shows them being worth several times face value. i wonder why this is...
i now have the 2011 Red Book. do i also need to the Cherrypickers' Guide for searching pocket change, hoarded copper cents, 90% silver and soforth...
it's a shame that the nickel's melt value has now fallen to 91% of face. i remember it being 150%+ three or fours years ago.
also, there's a new "american pickers" on right before it, and of course they will rerun everything a couple hours later if you miss it.
how about the 40% silver kennedys?
sounds good. i ordered the red book a few days ago and it should arrive soon. i appreciate everyone's comments. it seems this could be a hidden...
i have recently started buying some 90% silver halves, quarters and dimes whenever i can get them for less than spot in order to begin...
for those who prefer ASEs, what price would make 90% junk look as attractive as ASEs? anything lower than melt? 95% of melt?
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