Fun New Thread .....

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Paddy54, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Collecting anything can at times become stressful. Reasons being the presure we put on ourselves, and from our peers.
    Sometimes depending on your pockets be they shallow or deep one cannot afford higher priced items. ie key and semi keys needed to complete a series.
    I've discovered a release from the high and lows of being able to afford high dollar coins.
    Or better yet relieving the pressure of finding that one specimen needed to fill a hole.
    One needs to focus on something fun something to fill the need without emptying the pockets.
    Elongated coins namely pre 1940 cents.....mostly cents,mostly centennial and such.
    When you hole fill there's always a hole that needs to be filled.
    Collecting sometimes becomes shouldn't be... Collecting elongated coins there is no sets to be completed....unless you want there to be....just smashed pennies nickels etc.
    Celebrating major events that the everyday man can afford.

    So lets see " PRE" 1940 Elongated cents and coins that you have in your collection.
    Remember elongated coins sometimes do have two both sides.
    Maybe a brief history of the specimen and how you obtained it.
    Remember PRE 1940 Elongated specimens
    I have quite a few to share which I will post later when on my main PC.
    Two of which I've had since a kid that were passed down to me.
    One a FDR 1936 that was kept in an old envelope 2x2 that has toned a pretty rainbow shade.
    There's one other thing I like about collecting these....they were the lower/middle class
    Souvenir to remember a fun or historical event.
    Some what like love tokens were the lower class means of giving a love one a token of their love.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

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    Anyone see something different on this one? have a look at the liberty bell :) 1926
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
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    Paddy54 Variety Collector

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    1934 elongated and capped cent
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  6. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Very cool toning!
  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    1901 Expo on an IHC
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    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    1935 San Diego expo
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

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    1904 St Louis Worlds fair
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Lewis and Clark expo
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  11. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Nice thread idea. I collect copper art rounds for this same reason. No stress. Just buy what I like without having to worry about price or condition.
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  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Shoot...... the only stuff I get is up on the 'thruway' or on the 'turnpike' and I got's to press them myself.........
  13. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Yeah you can pick these up reasonably,sometimes even in the junk boxes .
    I don't believe i have spent over $12 for any of the ones I collected, most times less. That's why these appeal to me. Reasonable fun,and historical .
    Sometimes I can vision the day they were created, a token in a simpler time,when less was more,and a treasure could be had for pennies.
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  16. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Yeah I like they were simple souvenirs for the common man to remember a special event.
    Also the era of my parents....depression makes me appreciate simple a squished penny.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
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  17. Numiser

    Numiser Active Member

    I couldn't resist, sorry.

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  18. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Paddy, very cool stuff. I’m afraid I don’t own a single example of these, but I’m enjoying looking at yours.
  19. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    They are fun to collect. I can never pass one of those machines without getting at least one.
    Sometimes I make my own.:eek:

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  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Not an elongated but cool medal found today at the Annapolis show.
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    Wow great find.... and history that connection to the area which I live.
    Google the 314 Infantry 79 division. I am super stoked on this find.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
  21. coinzip

    coinzip Well-Known Member

    It's not an early one like yours but the best I could come up with... :)

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
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