How many years does your coin collection span?

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  1. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Ok, this can be an interesting thread. Over how many years does your coin collection stretch? What is your oldest coin, and what is your newest coin? Add photos, if you can.

    I will start it off— 1818 Bust Half, oldest. 2020s Kennedy Silver Proof
    So, a span of 202 years.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Don't have the pictures now but oldest coin a 1798 draped bust cent newest i was surprised to find my first W quarter a 2019 in a roll very recently.
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  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

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  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

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  6. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    1869 IHC S-3 in "AU64," if you get my meaning. We're not big on anything new. If it drops in our lap, we won't send it away. Got foreign and ancient that came to us same way I hesitate to bore you with.
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  7. Publius2

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  8. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    The Ancient folks will blow us away. The title led be to think of my collecting, not what I collect. For me it was 1962-1976, then 2005-Present.

    As far as my collection goes, 95% of it is a thousand miles Texas. My focus has been coins of North America. I have some British and Spanish coins that "may" have circulated in present day America, but the earliest one I know for sure is a counterstamped French Sou. Mine looks very similar in color and detail as this one I found on the internet.


    Edit: Ooops, I forgot about my Hibernia half pennies. They circulated here, too.
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  9. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    I think I've got a 169? six pence sitting around somewhere; so around 320+ years!
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  10. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

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  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Thanks. It is an AU 55, but has retained a lot of its luster. Whoever dipped it did an excellent job in the past.
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  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    485 BC to 2016 AD.... just a little over 2500 years:

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  13. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    5th Century B.C.E.-2020 A.D.
  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

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  15. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Come on....pix or it didn't happen!
  16. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I've never dipped anything but have heard stories of folks doing it wrong. There's a technique that removes Sulphur tarnish without removing Silver that works pretty well. Set a silver object in a foil-lined dish, dissolve (1:16) baking soda into boiling water, then pour the solution into the foil-lined dish...submerging the object.

    The object must be in contact with the Aluminum for this electro-chemical reaction to work. The Silver Sulfide (Ag2S) separates, leaving the Silver. The Sulphur attaches to the Aluminum creating Aluminum Sulfide (Al2S3).

    Be sure to rinse the object in distilled water when finished. You may have to do this a few times to remove the heaviest tarnish.

    I've often thought something similar could be done to reverse Milk Spots, but I have no idea what compound a Milk Spot actually is. I'm thinking Silver Chloride, but that's just a guess.
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  17. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    Pantikapaion. 275-245 BC

    and I just returned this but will have a replacement one way or another soon:

    so 2,266 years at least. :)
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  18. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    This is really fascinating. The collectors here have wide and diverse interests. The Ancient coins blow me away, completely.
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  19. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    1876 to 2013
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  20. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    That's a tough question hehe.. for US coins i can call it 1780s (NJ 1787/mass copper 1788 etc) or 240 or so years for world coins I have widow mites, very poor romans and even a few chinese cast "money coins" all from from around year "0" soo 2020ish years old? however the majority of my collection is 1800s copper and silver us coins :D and I have plenty of "modern" coinage most recent i think my 2019 w reverse proof cent though got a few 2020 and 2021 set aside from change already :D

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  21. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    The oldest coin in my collection is from 1807...

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    The most recent coin is a 2020. So that is a range from 1807-2020.

    For a continuous run, I have a coin from every year from 1857-2020
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