I'll bet you've never seen one of these before . . . . . .

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  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    A lot of my collection falls into that category. Exonumia junkies thrive on that stuff. Why own collections of Mercury dimes where one coin looks just like the next, except for a little ridge of metal or two . . . . ?

    VAM collectors . . . . even worse. With 20 year old eyesight, you still need a magnifying glass to appreciate the "differences" . . . . .

    Anyway, here is my oddball. Let's see the oddballs in your collection!

    Actually, mine is a two-parter.

    Part One:

    "The Quarter That Never Was" - Thomas Cremona's design competition pattern.



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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Part Two

    Cremona - Supersize me


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  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I tend to like "coins that might have been", but that first one really makes me think "Washington behind bars".
     
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .


    Then this one ought to "trip your trigger" . . . . .

    It hasn't arrived yet, but it has shipped. Now the USPS needs to fulfill their role. It also fits within the theme of this thread.

    Z



    The 1916 Hermon MacNeil Pattern Quarter

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  6. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    Wonder what the dolphins represent?
     
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  7. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    Thank you very much for sharing. I also enjoy looking at coins that never were. Here are a few of mine, most handed down.

    1792 Washington $10 Gold Eagle (replica). Notice the motto: UNUM E. PLURIBUS.
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    Smithsonian medal combining William and Charles Barber's separate proposals for the Morgan Dollar's potential (but never happened) redesign.
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    1938 Nickel competition design proposal from Wilhelm and Franz Hejda.
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    1938 Nickel pattern from Schlag.
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    Finally, the coin that never was, minted for a country that never came to be. Restruck from the defaced dies. The Confederate Cent.
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    Alrighteee.... Thanks for looking! :)
     
  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    I need to find me one of them Wilhelm nickels.

    Z
     
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  9. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

  10. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    Wow. That's an extremely nice piece. They just don't do designs like that anymore.
     
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .


    Have you seen the copper proof Schlag nickel pattern?

    1 of 4 strikes (that I know of).

    Z



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  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Oh, I've had my eye on that design for a LONG time.
     
  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I believe they represented the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
     
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  14. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    No, they sure don't...not since the 1916 & 1917 SLQ.
     
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  15. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

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  16. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    I see. Thanks.
     
  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .


    I'm only missing the gold . . . .

    I'm always missing the gold . . . .

    Z



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  18. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I give you the 1867 Pattern Nickel ...
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  19. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    Thanks for sharing. I've never seen this before.
     
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  20. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    I wonder if Longacre designed this. The face looks so much like the IHC.
     
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  21. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    Oddly enough I have two of those in the original packaging. How did NGC attribute this on the label?
     
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