Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by H8_modern, Feb 25, 2011.
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Nice!!!!!!! Here one From my Weekends on the road.
Come on, tell us the truth, you bought the CAC sticker and by chance it came with an IKE dollar ;-)
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I love silver dimes, especially old ones.
Love Old Dimes & Half Dimes
Song of day .
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!
That's great history right there! You have to wonder who's hands they've touched throughout all these years......
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.
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.
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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