Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Seattlite86, Oct 31, 2021.
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You’re supposed to be setting an example, Brandon.
And lastly, but not leastly, a 1909 Barber quarter in AG. This arrival marks the first barber quarter in my collection, though I don't dislike the series, the only barber examples I own are dimes. Their 25¢ compatriot is a welcome addition.
Thanks to this secret Santa for the gifts and the thoughtful note.
IMHO. I would open it. You never know. There could be an error!
open it. What fun would it be to not see it ?
I was already leaning this way. Y'all twisted my arm. Opened the side with a razor blade and slid this baby out. I'm a sucker for OGP. A standard proof set. The cent is especially nice, but as you can see, the nickel appears a bit darker than the rest of the coins. Normally I'd blame it on toning, but the other coins have no toning at all. I checked the edges and they are dark too. Could this be a Black Beauty? Since this is a pre 65 set, the nickel is the only CuNi coin, did the nickel tone while the silver coins stayed bright or could it be a sintered planchet?
I am unhappy to report that the unboxing and reveal will unfortunately occur in the New Year.
I resisted temptation to open early this year. In the interim Covid paid me a visit which has me recuperating fortunately, but quarantined until at least the middle of next week.
Because nearly 50% of our office contracted this strain, no one is allowed back into the office until they secure a negative test. The facility will be shut down all of next week, so first opportunity to get to the gift will be right after New Year.
Thanks in advance Santa.
My SS gifts are way more than I would have dreamed. Not only did I get this fantastic book showing excellent coin choices for a top 100 selection but great photos and information on each, but I also got eight Lincoln cents in round plastic holder (I love these. 7 are business strikes and one is a proof. They range in years from 1949-1960. The proof one is 1957.
Also, I was gifted an ANACS PF69 DCAM 2019S Eagle (the details and surfaces are amazing), a 2016 Brittania (always wanted one of these silver 1 oz rounds, I love the design), a 1971S brown Ike Proof and a 1852 silver three cent piece. The three-cent piece was the first type of US Coin I purchased, back in the 1970s, so this is very special to me to have another one this year, too. It is quite worn but think of all the times this one was used in its first years in circulation just to buy postage or how many people would have handled it.
The pic is not good. I am using my phone camera (not good at using to take pics of coins) and I am in between doing Christmas activities with friends and families so no real time to try for better yet. I am looking forward to delving into these coins better and learn more about some of them.
Also, two cards with really nice messages inside from my two SS's. I am so happy, thank you.
I’m definitely a fan of the Ethiopian coin. Very nice!
And i was thinking that "Wildman" looked pretty cool! Excellent gifts.
how did you get 3???
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