Let's see your newest acquisitions!

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

  1. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    Oh Lord, I got another gold coin! (Now own 2)

    1927 G$2.5 PCGS 29640569 CAC Obv Slab Seller.jpg 1927 G$2.5 PCGS 29640569 CAC Rev Slab Seller.jpg
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  3. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    Ike I got for a nice price: I needed this one for my Type Set (seller pics)

    1976 D $1 PCGS 29301110 MS65 Type 1 Obv Slab Seller.jpg

    1976 D $1 PCGS 29301110 MS65 Type 1 Rev Slab Seller.jpg
  4. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

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  5. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Come on, tell us the truth, you bought the CAC sticker and by chance it came with an IKE dollar ;-)
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  6. WingedLiberty

    WingedLiberty Well-Known Member

    Same coin, same camera, same photographer, 2 different lighting methods ...

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  7. Effigy303

    Effigy303 Well-Known Member

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  8. bugo

    bugo Well-Known Member

    I love silver dimes, especially old ones.
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  9. bugo

    bugo Well-Known Member

    I've been buying 1973 (my birth year) Eisenhower dollars. Here are some pictures of them, along with pictures of a silver Canadian dime with King George on the obverse. I'm waiting for them to come to my mailbox. All pictures are by the sellers.





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  10. jello

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  11. Waxerguy

    Waxerguy Member

    Holder as received with surface scratches:
  12. Gnomey

    Gnomey Active Member

    Just spent about $550 on junk from my dealer...I scored like never before. Here is the list of notable "album fillers."

    1916-D 25c good, 1898 25c VG-F, 1893-S 25c AG, 1917-S x4 AG-G 50c, 1917-D AG-G, 1918-S AG 50c, 1918-D x2 AG-G 50c, 1920-S x2 AG-G 50c, 1923-S AG 50c, and about 20 barber quarters in the mix. All of the $20 face 50c's were walkers!!! WOOT! 17x face for my junk tonight! junk.jpg 1893-s.jpg 1893-s 2.jpg Barber stack.jpg Barbers 1.jpg Barbers 2.jpg Barber 3.jpg Barber4.jpg Walkers.jpg Walkers1.jpg
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  13. Gnomey

    Gnomey Active Member

    Walkers 3.jpg Walkers 3.jpg Walkers 4.jpg

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  14. onecenter

    onecenter Member

    Old and worn but definitely loved!
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  15. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    That's great history right there! You have to wonder who's hands they've touched throughout all these years......
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  16. bugo

    bugo Well-Known Member

    I pulled this one out of a BWR tonight. It's not in bad shape for being 105 years old and still in circulation, doing what it was intended to do. This is (obviously) the oldest Lincoln cent I have found (my previous record was 1910) and (obviously) the first VDB I've found. I have a couple more VDBs that I purchased and the VDB mark on this one is much stronger than on the other two (on one of them you can barely, and I mean BARELY see the VDB, even with a magnifying glass.)


  17. Gnomey

    Gnomey Active Member

    Nice find!!
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  18. onecenter

    onecenter Member

    What I like about this assortment of old and worn coins is that they bring back my initial wonderful memories of my beginnings in coin collecting.

    I was given a small assortment of similarly old and worn Barber dimes and quarters, Standing Liberty quarters and Walking Liberty halves from my grandmother in 1969. A second lot was given to me as a gift in 1980 after graduating from junior college. These old coins were later augmented with other circulation finds that would be encountered over the next 10 years, the oldest two coins found in circulation are my 1834 Bust dime and an 1852 Liberty Seated dime. The coins are flat and stack like industrial flat washers. These coins had seen many, many transactions in time, been to many places, kept in many pockets and purses, bought many items.

    Were they minted for a purpose? Absolutely. Are they collectible? Some would say no, better to go to the melting pot. It's "junk silver," a term I abhor.

    I say they ARE collectible and not just for their bullion. They are history. They are commerce. They are value. They stimulated a 9-year old boy to collect coins. They are worth much more. I still own all these coins given in the spirit of enjoyment, love and scholarship 45 years ago.
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  19. Gnomey

    Gnomey Active Member

    Wow. Thats an awesome story. Luckily I have a dealer who only collects barber dimes, but he leaves the rest of the Barbers, Walkers, Standing Quarters, etc in the "junk." I too love the "where has this coin been and what has it seen" aspect of collecting.
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  20. mrgooch

    mrgooch Active Member

    My very first coin was purchased from a junk pile 65 years ago. It was a three cent silver,barely legible. I still have that coin. It is valuable absolutely not but it has memories attached to it.
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  21. bugo

    bugo Well-Known Member

    I agree. MS 70 coins are nice, but the circulated coins have a story to tell. It's fun to wonder what all was purchased with these coins since they were minted and how many hands they passed through.
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