Couple coins from my childhood & college collections

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, May 17, 2024.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member

    I've been collecting on and off for ~30 years and during that time as my budget and interests evolved, so too did my collection. I tend to categorize it into three buckets: my childhood collection (consisting of mostly 2x2s pulled from circulation and LCS); my college collection (consisting of mostly lower end PCGS); and my current collection. I tend to highlight and share pictures only from the latter as I wrapped my 20th century type sets (non-gold and gold) and am working on my toned Franklin set and my classic commemoratives set.

    However, I rarely pull back the curtain to show off some of my exceptionally cool, older stuff.

    Toward the tail end of of '22, I had a few PCGS grading vouchers remaining and instead of letting them go to waste, explored my childhood collection for a few nicer pieces to submit. These hold a very special place in my collection. They may not be ultra rare or overly expensive, but their sentimentality is unparalleled.

    1858; Large letters; VG details; environmental damage

    1909 VDB; AU58BN

    1957; PR66

    1893; AU55

    And then I remembered one of my favorite random impulse buys from college:
    1853; XF40BN; Newcomb 30 (Originally, label didn't include variety. Few years ago, when PCGS had variety attribution special, I'd resubmitted for variety attribution.)

    Thanks for looking :)
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Very cool. I too have most of my "kid coins".... Always a reminder of the coin crazed kid that I was and still am.
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The main “kid coins” I left are gold. I formed an eight piece gold type set when I was in high school. I still have four of those coins. The best one is a 1901 $10 gold piece that NGC graded MS-65. It’s really an MS-64, but “grade-flation” is making that number look more credible.
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Nice coins there! This is my childhood coin all the way from across the pond.
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