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Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by H8_modern, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. KeyHunter

    KeyHunter Supporter! Supporter

    Dad and I collected proof sets back in the late 70's & early 80's. Dad also collected blue quarter boards for his grandkids circulated Statehood quarters til his passing in 2008. I picked up by combining the two...working to collect a complete Washington, Statehood, America...Complete Series to Present (including new women) in Proof. No collection is compete with out the Keys here 1932 D & S + 1936 Proof. W quarters obverse1.JPG quarters reverse.JPG
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  3. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

  4. kelli rene hartman

    kelli rene hartman Active Member

    here is a weak Woodie I found. 1920 S20221107_0001.jpg
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  5. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    My first $1 gold. Dang these things are small. I usually avoid a details grade, but seller’s photo were good enough to show it wasnt harsh and price was very right.

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  6. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  7. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Is it the reverse...I believe so
    Clip? That's what ANACS referred to it as.
    I purchased it for the DDR, which is not indicated on the slab.
  9. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I am nothing if not inconsistent! So I finally picked up a 1790s Kentucky "cent" token on eBay to go with my Colonial Coppers - negotiated a reasonable best offer - mine is the plain edge variety. Then I also bought an aluminum and bronze 1897 Bickford "so called" dollar. For more info from our friends at PCGS: "Ron Guth: This coin is really a reference to the United States, not just to a particular state, but because the star at the top of the pyramid bears the abbreviation "K", this coin has become known as the Kentucky Token (sometimes called a "Cent"). All of the different varieties of the Kentucky token were struck in England and they are collected as 1) part of the series of American Colonial coins and 2) as part of the series of Merchant (and other) tokens catalogued by Dalton & Hamer -- otherwise known as Conder Tokens.

    Obverse: "UNANIMITY IS THE STRENGTH OF SOCIETY" surrounds a hand holding a scroll that reads, "OUR CAUSE IS JUST"

    Reverse: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above a fifteen star pyramid in rays of glory. Each of the stars bears the initial of one of the fifteen United States existing at the time. The top star bears the letter "K" (for Kentucky - the fifteenth State), hence the name of the token."

    As to the Bickford "so called" Dollar origins - "While visiting in Europe, Dana Bickford of New York City experienced the usual difficulty of travelers in getting money of one country exchanged for that of another. Upon his return, he submitted several designs for a proposed international coinage to Dr. Henry R. Linderman, then Mint Director, who approved the idea because of the saving an international coinage would afford the U.S. Government, as well as the convenience it would provide travelers abroad. Recoinage and waste on coin coming into this country amounted to approximately one-half million dollars a year at that time.

    Using one of Bickford's designs, Dr. Linderman in 1874 had a pattern eagle struck in gold, copper, nickel and aluminum. This pattern is not bi-metallic, but like the later private issues, it bears on reverse coin equivalents of several countries. Congress failed to take action to approve the idea, and the project was dropped.

    Bickford, in 1897, issued eight "dollars" or patterns for an international coinage, reverse inscription on each giving exchange value of the dollar in several world currencies, all 28mm."

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  10. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I like your gold coin. Too bad about the UNC Details OBV SCRATCHED. My first purchase of a gold coin was a 1904 Liberty Head Double Eagle. I bought it RAW from a reputable coin dealer for $1,275 in 2009. The dealer was going to a show and offered to have it (and another gold coin I bought from him) graded. He told me thought they would grade at MS61. When they came back, the Liberty Head Double Eagle was UNC DETAILS, OBV SCRATCHED. I took my chance and I don't feel bad about it.
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  11. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    I have been watching these for a long time. You certainly pay a premium for a straight grade of any kind. Finding the “right” details grade was key for me. Upon much closer inspection, there are not cleaning hairlines on her like I was expecting. I think the scratch designation comes from this small scratch on her neck. Regardless, she is really pretty to the naked eye.

  12. Log Potato

    Log Potato Barberous

    A hole filled for my Morgan circ set.

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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

  14. kelli rene hartman

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  15. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    1533-84 Russian Denga, Ivan IV Vasilyevich VF-30 - $40 and 1613-45 Russian Kopek Mikhail Feodorovich Au Details $26. Not much into Russian stuff these days but these old coins caught my fancy. Ivan the 4th Vasilyevich is remembered by history as "Ivan the Terrible". During his youth (he became emperor at age 16), there was a conquest of the khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan. After he had consolidated his power, Ivan rid himself of the advisers from the "Chosen Council" and triggered the Livonian War, which ravaged Russia and resulted in the loss of Livonia and Ingria but allowed him to establish greater autocratic control over Russia's nobility, which he violently purged with the Oprichnina. The later years of Ivan's reign were marked by the Massacre of Novgorod and the burning of Moscow by Tatars. He also murdered his oldest son and heir. Not a very nice fellow. The second coin features Michael I - the first Romanov - During his reign, Russia conquered most of Siberia with the help of the Cossacks and the Stroganov family. Russia had extended from the vicinity of the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean by the end of Michael's reign. A lot of interesting history tied up in these little packages in my view.
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  16. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Not new buys (acquired earlier this year), but I have the photos handy:

    modern US commemorative silver coins:


  17. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    New Zealand Half Crown - Year 1933

    Silver (.500)
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  18. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I saw this and couldn't resist....sellers images Dollar Hobo Art.jpg Dollar Hobo Art 2.jpg
  19. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    Screenshot_20221111-195850_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20221111-195857_eBay.jpg I mail in my time card and it didn't make it in in time to get paid this week. Then this popped up. Under price guide enough that I like it. And I like this pcgs label. So I just walked 3 blocks to and from the ATM in tropical storm Nicole as it dropped its remnants on New Hampshire to put, 20.00 yes that's right 20.00 in the ATM because the seller wouldn't accept my offer... lol
    @MIGuy @chlorinated
  20. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    Here are my two latest ladies. I personally felt like the 1927 S was a hard find, much harder than I thought it would be, but I like this one so it shall stay in the album until I feel the need to upgrade.

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  21. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Just received these from the US Mint on November 3, 2022. Yes, THIS year. Order was placed on October 25, 2021! :wideyed:

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    2021-O Morgan 3.jpg
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