LordM, Nathan401, & Santinidollar giveaway, July 2018 (deadline for entries: July 31)

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  1. steve.e

    steve.e Cherry picker

    Thats a cool idea!!!!
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I can just imagine the detail on the little turtle shells, cast in silver. I bet they'd be popular 1 oz. ingots. As long as no baby turtle got harmed when the molds were made!
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  4. I have a wife and 2 little girls that would lose their minds if these came in silver! haha
  5. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Found in the change jar at work today."E. LEE" scratched into the eagle's talons/perch.

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  6. Craigescape

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    like Penney's im starting to collect pence and small coins that someone got me started on (thanks lordmarcovan...lol) 0.png
  7. Very nice, i really like the look of that!
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Those old threepence coins are fun. I always liked their dodecagonal shape (that's the fancy word for 12-sided), and their chunky thickness.

    I just gave away a dozen of them as part of last month's giveaway! (See item D).

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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wow! Early Washington! Great find! I've never dug one from the 1930s while detecting.

    You had me going on the "E. LEE" thing. I was all like, "what's he going on about? Robert E. Lee?" Then I saw what you were talking about. But it took me a moment.

    There's no graffiti there- it's just the leftover remnants of the bundle of arrows the eagle is perched on. They're arranged sort of like a fasces, which is also on the reverse of the "Mercury" dimes. The lines do sort of look like "E. LEE" if you look at 'em that way, but that's just a coincidence. It's a case of pareidolia - an optical illusion, in other words.

    You can see the full fasces-like bundle of arrows on the reverse of this proof.

  10. Granbeck

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  11. dwsmn

    dwsmn New Member

    Entry post. Cashier in the cafeteria at work pulled this one aside this for me. IMG_20180715_084821593.jpg
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Amazing. I can't believe they still circulate.

    I've never found one. Have found perhaps four Buffalo nickels in circulation over the decades, but those are the only obsolete types I've found, with a totally different design from the other coins in circulaton.

    I don't count Wheat cents as a totally distinct obsolete type, since they had the same obverse as the Memorial cents that followed them. So it's not surprising to see them occasionally. But a 115 year old Indian cent in change is pretty remarkable.
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  13. dwsmn

    dwsmn New Member

    I agree - I was pretty surprised. I got this a few years ago. I don't know if she got it from a customer or if it was in a roll of cents that she opened. She just handed it to me and said "I found this one for you".
  14. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I want a matte proof too!
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  15. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

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    Here’s one for the dog days of summer...
  16. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Well-Known Member

    So my 13th b-day and coin show was on Sunday got a couple of nice coins still have a hundred dollars worth of coins coming from grandparents. SDC10629.JPG
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wow! That's a lot of silver!

    I still have two coins left that my grandparents gave me when I was your age.
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  18. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Well-Known Member

    I have just one gold coin but a whole bunch of silver. :greedy:
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I dont think i got my first gold until i was 16.
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  20. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Well-Known Member

    I actually got that from my grandparents too. lol. but never the less I buy most of my coins.
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  21. DEA

    DEA Active Member

    I sure wish I was celebrating my thirteenth birthday! Well, on second thought, I don't think I'd want to go back any further than 22. In any case, Happy Birthday, Noah! And many, many more! Enjoy!
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