Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by roll searcher, Jun 19, 2012.
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Not bad, eh?
PS: Great thread!
But it was a wheatie and since I started in about 1955 it had to be that date or earlier.
Started picking wheat cents out of my grandma's change in the late 60's. So I do not recall the dates. But I do still have the first book my father bough and started adding coins to. It is around here some where - then my father started buying proof coins and at that point I was really hooked.
but my first roman coin, which got me started on romans...
my first edward i penny, which started my obsession...
1804 Large Cent
This is the coin that started it all for me. It was part of a collection given to me by my Dad. It has been in our family since 1815.
We know this for sure. What we don't know is why it was kept. We don't believe my relative was a collector, since this was the only coin the came through the family.
Maybe he liked the cud, or maybe it was just a coin thrown in a drawer. We will never know. We are certainly lucky though.
It is an S-266 die state B, the rarest of the 1804 large cents.
I know, I need new images. But obviously, this coin isn't sitting around my house.
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