Another Nice Find

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Opened another one of my boxes late yesterday evening and found this.

    It’s a 1908 Gold Indian Quarter ($2.50) Eagle. This was the first year of issue of a new design. There is no raised edge and the design is incluse or below the coins surface.

    The designer was Bela Lyon Pratt, a Boston sculptor. He was a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Mr. Pratt designed several designs that were used on US coinage. There was a fear that this design would attract germs so it did not circulate well.

    That fear was not based on facts and so the design was fairly short lived. This design is sought after by today’s collectors but it was rejected by coin collectors in its time.
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  3. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    21 years of production, .900 gold and just over 1/2 million struck. There is nothing not to like about this coin. Thanks for sharing
     
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Another nice find . . . please tell me where you hunt that you "find" one of these.
     
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Where the heck are these boxes coming from?
     
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  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    Sounds like his basement
     
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  7. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    :hilarious: i also want to know! :D
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just to keep the record straight, these coins were not minted from 1916 through 1924. There were only 13 years for the minting of them. 1925 was the Denver mint only and Denver also minted them in 2 other years. 564,821 of this date minted.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can’t. About 2010 I saw the lower mintages and the prices. I felt it was an affordable price to get them all and that’s exactly what I did. Everywhere I went I looked and after 2 years I had them.
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I bought lots of coins in the last 10 years but due to working 6 days a week and 80 plus hours each week I never opened them. I just tucked them away. Now that I’m retired I’m finding them and slowly getting to open them. Yes it’s fun and exciting.
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I live in a remolded barn so no basement. Lol
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Read the other responses and you’ll have your answer. Lol
     
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  13. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Oh! This is soooooo exciting. G-d bless you. Enjoy!!! And thank you for letting us share in your enjoyment!
     
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  14. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Outstanding find!!!
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A few of the boxes are boring but others are so exciting. I like those. :) Looking back, it’s amazing what I bought. In some cases I think I just bought junk silver based on what I’ve found. One day I’ll get through them all but I open one and a few days later I find 2 or 3 more.
    Every box in this photo has not been opened and there’s more boxes elsewhere.
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  16. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Oh help me! I'm SCREAMMMMING with excitement!!! Open open open open open !!!
     
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’m laughing so hard it hurts. :)
     
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  18. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    How can you sleep at night knowing those unopened boxes are within reach?
     
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  19. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

    I’m thinking the same
     
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