Show-n-tell . . . . .

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  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    No rhyme, no reason, even if you have posted it before.

    Post up the coolest things from your collection.

    New, old, US, foreign, coins, medals, or tokens. Coolness factor is key.

    I'll start with this one.


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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It was 1857 at the US Mint and someone was playing with the presses. The die from the $20 gold piece was clashed with a die for the Flying Eagle Cent. The result were a rather bold clashed die cent. A fairly valuable coin today.
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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I think this 1843 Half is very "cool". It has multiple die cracks all over the reverse.
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Show and tell, huh?.... OK, I dug deep on this one. This was the coin that initially brought me to CoinTalk. I have always been a US coin guy and my knowledge of this piece went no further than it being Spanish.. Shortly after hurricane Hugo beat our state half to death a buddy of mine invited me to accompany him to a remote bay near Beaufort South Carolina. He told me that after hurricanes he always finds Spanish cobbs in the sand. It was a heck of a hike, but sure enough... He found four and I found this one.

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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    A cherry pick this summer 1857 clashed with a fec, and a half dime counter stamped half dime most likely Masonic. s-l1600-15.jpg 1857_fecent_rev2.jpg s-l1600-16.jpg s-l1600-22.jpg s-l1600-21.jpg
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  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I am working on a project that ties these items together and will be framed.
    The year 1875 Baltimore city hall is finished and opened for business. The post card unused will have "Greeting's from 1875 Baltimore hon " Rose who is on the tobacco card. Then the badge from city hall.
    The two tobacco silks will accent the 1875 seated liberty quarters followed by an 1875 check written at City hall. All mounted and framed. 20220316_135732_resize_17.jpg s-l1600-3.jpg s-l1600-25_resize_41.jpg s-l300_resize_76.jpg s-l1600-26_resize_83.jpg s-l1600-20.jpg

    The term "Hon" is a well know word used in Baltimore...everyone is a "hon" no matter gender... it isnt derogatory or sexiest....just a local way of saying Hi Hon! Should you enter the city from the South on the BW parkway 295
    You will be greeted by a sign that welcomes you.....and added to that sign are the words" Hi Hon" or welcome..the sign has been fixed many times by the remove the term....however it is then again redesigned by the locals to include the words Hi or Welcome Hon!
    The tobacco silks are of the state flag and Baltimore city seal which has one of the oldest monuments to George Washington.
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  10. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    I have a lot of cool things. I haven't shown this one yet. It's cool because it is full of history that literally contributed to the Louisiana Purchase, it sat on the bottom of the ocean for 200 years, old ANACS holder, and a grade that isn't details or saltwater effect which I also like.

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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I thought about the post a bit and have another unusual item. Today I put new transparent tape on my IHC folder. I've had this folder since I started collecting back in the 40's. It has been repaired several times over the years. This photo is before the current repairs.
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  12. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Slovakia. A 14 year hunt on Ebay for this amazing 2001 beetle cross proof version very low mintage-1,800...500 Korun denomination

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  13. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    A well done modification that is fun to have, and still worth a bit for silver.
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  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Those intrigue the heck out of me. I would love to find one. What do they call that? Repoussed or something like that?
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  15. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    I have an Indian head penny book. I have all but 1871, 1877, 1908-S, and 1909-S.
  16. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Low mintage world coins are so underrated.

    This one is a 1974 10 Francs. 22 million mintage for the business strikes. But, 7200 minted for the trial strikes. I love the art deco design which is why I wanted one. Only 5 graded by PCGS.

  17. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Called pop-out coins too.
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  21. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    That's a 1715 fleet can tell by shape as well the cross its The Jerusalem cross1652-1772 mexico also late Lima & Potosi mints...this one looks to be from Lima mint.
    Thevother clue is where you found it Randy... as thec1715 fleet was spread up and down mid
    Florida to your neck of the woods.
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