Here's a 20th century type set - with a twist!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Cincimatti, Sep 28, 2023.

  1. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    I love old Whitman coin folders, probably because I didn't have the money as a kid to experiment with collecting other series than the Lincoln cent. Jefferson nickels, yeah, but... snore zzzzz. Presidents on coins besides Lincoln just don't do it for me!

    (Exceptions: BU Washington 32-D, 32-S and Kennedy 1964. Clad coins are abysmal! The reverse of the Ike is cool - but that's about it! I wouldn't be surprised to hear the SBA Society took up words with the mint! That was harsh! Such an unflattering effigy!)

    "Zincolns" are a national embarrassment! I refuse to waste my energy on any Lincoln after 1982! My collection even has that year divided with blank holes for the 4 zinc varieties. Fast forward to 2009, legacy composition uncirculated set. Done!

    So anyway, I stumbled upon this 20th century folder. Very basic! Get in, get'er done!

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    Nothin' to see here, right? Wait for it!

    In honor of my great grandma who was born in 1891 (and who left a huge bunch of folders and purses and boxes and jars full of coins via my grandmother, when they both passed, I thought... hmmm what if? A woman working on this album in 1971 would only be at the dawn of her 80s. It could happen:

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    (The Morgan is also an 1891.)
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2023
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  3. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    The half is out of the folder during this time, because she had to spend a year in exile on the window sill to retone.

    Got a good deal on the price of a dipped coin! Nope! XF is XF! Isn't even close to AU; won't make it! Sorry, better luck next time!

    I'd rather have a natural XF than a dipped AU. But, I cracked this one and greeted her with a swipe of the thumb evey time I came home and she's doing much better these days. They tone like avocados. Nothing, not ripe, nope, not yet, not ripe, nothing. Bam! Ripe, oops! rotten. Once the toning starts, it goes very quickly!

    If memory serves correctly, I think she was liberated from an ICG holder, in fact. I like ICG coins for that exact reason. Buy 'em cheap, crack 'em out!

    Yes! Here it is. And no details! PCGS wouldn't hesitate to take my money, kick me in the shins, and slap my face in a heartbeat! Which is why I like to send dubious coins to ANACS. The holders are smart and you get a real Sheldon grade for half the money with your details grade.

    Last edited: Sep 28, 2023
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  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I agree completely, ANACS for people who don't care about the other guys! thumbupp.gif Great looking coins there! :D
  5. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Yes! And be sure to spend even more money on a bean sticker while you're at it!
  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Well done @Cincimatti, super nice coins. Thanks for sharing.
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