New purchase: small old collection

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Mark Metzger, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Was able to purchase a small old lot of coins from a fella who had collected as a kid. Some neat stuff and I think I paid a fair price.
    Have a look:
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  3. Kentucky

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  4. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    The half dimes and seated quarter are hole fillers in my son's type set so that's a bonus.
     
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  5. tammiGee

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  6. Kentucky

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    Just noticed the 2-cent pieces are smaller than the large cents...
     
  7. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Very cool! Looks like all common, low grade stuff, but it is still cool to see what this guy hoarded from his pocket change when he was a kid!

    To be able to find Barbers and Seated Libertys in change...
     
  8. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The 2 cent pieces are larger than the cents that were made at the same time, however. By this point, they had given up on the idea of having "a full cent of copper" in each cent, and transitioned to subsidiary (fiat) coinage.
     
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  9. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Which one are you seeing a clip on? I don't see any with a clip.
     
  10. Kentucky

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    I think that is a stain/toning.
     
  11. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    What are the years of the proof sets?
     
  12. tammiGee

    tammiGee Active Member

    The close-up of the 1905 half looked clipped..it may be shadows
     
  13. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    Ohhhhhhh man the Barber Dimes are my favorites!!!! Amazing end of year pickup!
     
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  14. Mark Metzger

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    The proof sets are '59 '62 and '63
     
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  15. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    That is the one I suspected you were thinking. It is not actually clipped - it is stained or toned. If you look closely, you can see that the coin itself is completely round.
     
  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The 1817 cent is my favorite. Fun group of coins.
     
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  17. The 1817 is the R-3 mouse variety. :) N-7 I believe
     
  18. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the variety attribution. Is there an online tool that helps identify these? I love digging into such things but can’t seem to find a guide that is any more than just a list of Newcombe types with photos...no description of what the variety is (coinfacts.com). There’s plenty of tools out there for capped bust half dollars, but not so much for large cents.
     
  19. The first edition Newcomb book is online on hathitrust.org. It’s not great, but it is a start.
     
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