Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by CircCam, Nov 17, 2019.
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There is no need to grab them.
Indeed! Great coins and thank you for sharing. If anyone else wants to share their favorites in-hand here, please do.
I did go the Dansco route but found myself cracking more slabs than I wanted to for the tougher types, so now I keep a raw capsule box for less expensive coins (sub $100) instead.
I marvel the history of these daily, slabbed or not....it’s the holding part that I need to do more often. There’s something to be said for it that I don’t quite get handling plastic.
@CircCam , I could not agree with you, and with @Orange Julius more.
There is nothing like the tactile feel of a coin directly in your hand. 95 % of my collection is plastic-free, and most of it will remain that way.
@CircCam, I noticed the Stephen Ambrose book in the photo; I just started that one a few weeks ago. I love his works. Got waylaid because a friend borrowed me the latest Lee Child and John Sanford books and I needed to get them back to him.
Yes, he is good. I am really enjoying this one, it’s riveting and also surprisingly humorous at times (mostly due to Custer’s outlandish decision-making.)
Finished that one today, I highly recommend it. A well-crafted take on a very complicated chapter in our nation’s history that stays objective and acknowledges that there are generally both admirable and unfortunate individuals on any side of a large conflict.
The digital version is currently viewable on Kindle with an Amazon Prime membership.
Agreed, I was fortunate to visit the Hills and see that. This was over ten years ago but as I recall at the time, they ran into some serious structural problems with Crazy Horse’s carving. Sure hope they are able to complete it as the setting is incredible as is the projected monument.
Mrs. Ziolkowski died a few years ago; I've seen their tombs (access open to the public only one day a year). The children are in charge now.
Been there and done that and yes, it's well worth the visit.
(Left, Antoninus Pius; Top: Hadrian; Bottom Marcus Aurelius)
The Antoninus Pius is a relatively common coin but with very nice surfaces.
The Hadrian sestertius (ex- Boston Museum of Fine Arts) also used to be mine.
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