Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by potty dollar 1878, Mar 16, 2021.
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Mr. Garrett really needs an editor. Or a better one.
Ok thats fine i don't blame you,not everyone one is the same but imagine if everyone was.
Yes very true i saw that to lol,what does that even mean?
What have the 1861-D's sold for in the recent past ?
No excuse for pore tipeographical eras.
Use a damn spillcheck !!
The record publicly is a PCGS 64+ last year for 180k so would have to be insane to pick that over a coin that's easily and I mean easily over 10 mil if it ever hit the market
Oh, I thought you meant the 1861 Paquet Liberty DE.
Well that's not D
That would still be a fraction of the pattern
1) Proof 1906 (p) US Philippines Peso.
With a mintage of just 500, this was the last US peso made with .900 fineness. It's adorned with two stunning pieces of artwork, with the US Territorial shield topped by an eagle and Lady Liberty pounding on a forge in front of the Mt. Mayon volcano.
2) The 1879-O/Horizontal O (VAM-4) Morgan
One of the cooler overpunched mintmarks on the VAM top 100 list. How it happened? I'm inclined to blame a wild Mardi Gras almost 150 years ago!
3) The 1880 Coiled Hair $4 Stella
This pattern piece was issued to various Congressmen, but I don't believe it was ever officially monetized. Nonetheless, there are stories of a Washington DC madame who proudly wore a necklace made from 5 of the "mint samples".
4) 1974-D Aluminum Cent
This is another "pattern" that was unsucessfully presented to Congress to win Representatives over to a major currency switch. Some of those Reps failed to return their examples to the mint, resulting in a bit of controversy. Having seen one of these in person (or a very convincing facscimile that the owner had pulled from pocket change around 1975), I'll say that they can have very pleasant toning that I didn't expect.
5) 1792 Half Disme
Whether these were made from a bullion deposit sourced by Thomas Jefferson or from Martha Washington's second rate silverware (or both), these coins have an amazing pedigree & cool ties to the founders of our country.
6) 1942 *Glass* Trial Strike Cent
Few of these survive (even in fragments) but they have a really cool place in the history of wartime rationing. They also highlight how the mint eventually chose stainless steel, remanufactured shell casings, and silver manganese nickels to fit the needs of the military.
7) A Specimen Strike or Proof Trime
This tiny silver coin has a lot of odd things going for it and, despite being unpopular at the time of issue, these "fish scales" are increasingly loved for their oddness. Where else can you find a Star of David and a Crescent moon on the same coin?
8) 1848 "CAL" Quarter Eagle
These are arguably the first commemorative coins issued by the US mint, with gold sourced from the earliest days of the gold rush. A small number of the 1848 issue were stamped with "CAL". And the Coronet Head is a great design in its own right.
9) 1945-1946 ARAMCO 4 Pounds issued by the US treasury to the Saudi government
These non-coin coins (referred to as "discs" by the US mint to avoid admiting that they'd made gold products after the 1933 seizure) were used to settle US oil debts at the end of the Second World War. Most were melted down almost immediately, but some survived.
10) A cleanly chopmarked Trade Dollar with AU details
Trade dollars were not particularly successful in their intended purpose (to facilitate trade with Japan and China) for a couple of reasons, some of them did circulate as intended. The unique pattern of chop marks each represent merchants who tested their purity or at least were willing to vouch for it. And, they can show a fascinating path of travel between various hands.
The one shown above came into my collection the day my son was born (the same day I found out I was getting a 5-figure windfall from a project I'd spent 2 years waiting on), so it has a special place in my heart even though I probably overpaid for it.
What would be on your list?
That 4-pound gold disc is 64 ounces ? It looks like a penny or nickle in that PCGS holder.
How can that holder even hold it ?
Pound isnt a weight on that
"The large gold disks had a gold fineness and weight equivalent to four British sovereign gold pieces (0.942 oz. AGW) "
If you are going to encourage collectors, you list some items that a collector has a chance to own. I like @GeorgeM’s list much more.
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