A Melding of Two Hobbies

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Mad Stax, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    The inspiration for this thread is @lordmarcovan 's contest. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/wa...t-stop-giving-stuff-away.297947/#post-2766767

    As a coin collector on a budget, a little coin roll hunting now and again can really aid in the growth of one's modest collection. It can also offer pleasant surprises, and introduce those newer to the hobby to coins they never even knew existed. I never would have thought I would gain an appreciation for a set of foreign coins while searching through US coin rolls but I did.

    In 1967 our neighbors to the north celebrated their 100th year of Confederation, and as a neat little novelty they made one year only double-dated designs for each denomination of coin. All of the designs also featured native Canadian wildlife, which I enjoy being that my other favorite hobby is fishing and I'm an outdoors enthusiast.

    I found two of these historical little artifacts while roll hunting and subsequently researched them.

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    In addition to the cent and dime, nickels quarters halves and dollars were also made, but these are the two found in my searches. The cent featuring a dove and the dime being a mackerel. Though the dime is only worth its meager silver content it is a good luck token to me now as I drop it in my pocket each time I go fishing.

    It's strange the inconsequential joys that life can bring you. These are two of my favorite coins now, not because they are of great worth, but because they are small treasures I randomly stumbled upon, and because they remind me of the little things that brighten up a bad day, such as indulging in your numismatic hobby or making a few casts at the local pond after a hard day at work.

    Just figured I'd share that short story and enter myself into ever generous lordmarcovan's contest, hopefully we'll see an influx of interesting, informative threads in the World Coins forum so I can shove a little more numismatic knowledge into my brain.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Like you, I remember seeing these for the first time in roll hunting finds when I was a kid (in Florida, we were pretty far removed from Canada, eh?)

    I thought, "Hey, cool! These are different!"

    And vive la différence, I say.

    Fun finds!

    And hey, ANY silver found roll-hunting is sweet, right? :)
  4. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    You got that right. That was actually the first silver dime I found roll hunting, then the next week I hit the jackpot and found a full roll of silver. Haven't searched any rolls in a couple months or so, but almost a years worth of CRHing built a pretty good foundation for a number of coin folders.
    I do it for the hobby as opposed to doing it for profit so I'm taking a long break being that hole fillers have become increasingly hard to come by.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I haven't done any CRH hunting in about three years or so.

    Found a decent Buffalo nickel last time. Full date, too. 1937-D.

    (It had four legs. Oh well. Can't have everything, right?) ;)
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oops- I was mistaken. It's been longer than that- more than five years- since I last coin-roll hunted.

    And it was a 1929 Buff. I did find a '37-D once, but that was earlier.

    For you, @MadStax. Here were my results.
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  7. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Keep an eye out for the nickel, made of umm, nickel, which has a wascally wabbit on it. "Be vewwy quiet, we're hunting wabbits."


    By the way, I like the gentle mottling on that cent.
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  8. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    At some point I'll probably buy the rest of them, especially the larger denominations as I can't foresee finding them in circ or rolls.
    And yeah, I didn't even notice that with the cent. I'll hafta dig out the coin soon and see if that's really how it looks or if it's just deceiving camera effects.
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