Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Paddy54, Jan 29, 2023.
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I don't collect errors but that is pretty cool.
This is really awesome!
these are full sheets of an emergency interim stamp in Israel. The Nation was new and a Post Office had yet to be fully established, 1948.
Not fake. Nice “box dollar”, actually. Likely worth more with that alteration than a circulated, unaltered 1888-S dollar in that condition would be, anyway.
Button, is the first thought. Could have been a “whizzer” or whirligig toy, too, though.
I will note, however, that my interest in modern US coins is quite slim. Not nonexistent, but slim.
Generally speaking, if it’s a US coin made during my lifetime, I’m not terribly interested in it, unless it’s got bullion value or is a truly spectacular error.
That being said, I surprised myself by doing something I thought I’d never do. I purchased a lowly Lincoln Memorial Cent for 75 bucks! (It was originally priced at $100, as I recall, but I haggled.)
If anybody had told me I’d cough up 75 bucks for a 1965 Memorial cent, I’d have laughed at them and shaken my head.
But it is from my birthyear, and this one is a true “monster toner”. It is every bit as vibrant in hand as it is in the photos.
PS- I should also add that I am not one of those collectors who will pay exponential premiums for nice toning, so this one was doubly out of character for me.
The lady on that 50-lirot note looks like my mother did in the early '60s. The nose is a bit off, but otherwise, yeah, that looks more than a little bit like my Mom when she was young. I guess it's the hairstyle I'm seeing. Sign of the times.
Didn’t you win an 1838-O No Stars dime in one of my early CT giveaways, or am I thinking of someone else?
I'd have to look. I did doodle in the book where the coins came from.
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