Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by The Penny Lady®, Aug 17, 2009.
You talkin' about Jack ?
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Yes; this one is by Longacre, the same dude who gave us the Indian Cent, Gold dollar, and $20 liberty.
Anthony Paquet was also doin' work for the Mint at the time, and gave us the 1861 $20 Paquet reverses. Take a look; don't the letters on the pattern half dollar look a lot like the lettering on Paquet double eagles ? ...or is that just me ?
Is it possible Longacre did the French Liberty bust and the Cereal Wreath, but Paquet did the lettering ?
Hey, I'd adopt Jack anytime, and the state wouldn't even have to pay me..... :hug:
I can picture faces, names, individualitys and actual people when we get together.
Every coin show, every auction, the CT gang seems to grow.
900Fine and his charming wife, Rick Snow, Charmy, Sheila and I......Last show it was Snaz and Magman.......Acanthite. I pray for forgivenness for the folks whos names I have forgotten, but every coin show I have made more friends from this site.
2 stand out. They know who they are.
Nice 09 VDB!
I'm pretty sure that's the 1909 VDB DDO FS-1102... is that right??? Very pretty too.
The coolest ! Yes, it's great to meet folks. What few CTers I have met are really terrific.
Some varieties are very common and compared to prices of regular coinage, they are a terrific bargain. It is estimated that there are perhaps 1 million or so Civil War tokens still in existence. Considering that there are in the neighborhood of 10,000 varieties, some are going to be very difficult to find. Something like 70% of the varieties have known populations of 20 or less. But that does not mean they are necessarily hard to find.
Commons (and pops of over 5000 are considered to be very common) in nice circ conditions can be purchased for about $10. Just a couple of years ago, they could be picked up for $5, but no more. With the approaching 150th anniversary of the Civil War, I see interest and values continuing to increase, but not sure what will happen after it has passed.
Some cwts have sold for over $10,000, but a number of factors need to come into play. The last R-10 (unique) I purchased was an MS-64 and cost was only about $650. If the desirability factors are not present, listed values are rather low, and some R-9 (2-4 known) cwts can list as low as $40-50 in uncirculated condition.
Most coin dealers have few of these, and often know nothing/very little about them. For a good selection, one almost has to deal with an exonumia dealer (pm me if you would like a few names) or look on ebay. Definitely buy the books before spending any serious money, and IMO there are 3 titles that are necessities.
Civil War tokens are a very interesting series, and loaded with history. If you do start collecting cwts, consider joining the Civil War Token Society (cheap dues). Their publication normally features a merchant, die sinker, or something related, and provides the background info and history for the subject at hand.
Can't wait to see it!
can't wait to get some nice pics of this one
Here it is, my pics SUCK, Todd will bring out the blue, purple, magenta. Eye appeal Charmy, your type of coin.....my poor pics.
Wasn't able to get a chance to photo my new 1908-S 66RB tonight, so I'll have to do it this weekend. it's a WOW coin for sure
great! Thanks.I ran across a civil war token the other day.I am really drawn in by the history behind them.
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