Sorting my 70 year accumulation

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Inspector43, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Now that I am retired I am sorting my accumulation of thousands of coins. I ran across these two that I would have picked up in change or at the bank in 1953 and 1954. They are both BU but out of focus. I have found rolls of BU wheat cents from the 50's and LMC's from the 50's and 60's. Some of my accumulations haven't been looked at for decades. 1953 Cent Rev.JPG 1953 Cent Obv.JPG 1954 D Cent Obv.JPG 1954 D Cent Rev.JPG 1953 Cent Rev.JPG 1953 Cent Obv.JPG 1954 D Cent Obv.JPG 1954 D Cent Rev.JPG
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  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Just sharing or is there a question? Your photographs make the coins appear as they are coated in something, and not copper.
  4. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Very exciting. Will you be posting all your goodies here? Hopefully so.
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  5. MasterSamurai

    MasterSamurai Compulsive Change Sifter

    Edit: Found out that the coins do have their original mint and luster, but not from photograph.

    Coins look great! I'd look forward to seeing the rest of your collection!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
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  6. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I think I’d have fun helping you sort.
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  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Wow. You got them in change in that shape. That’s totally cool. I keep thinking one day if/when I retire that I’ll catalog my mountain of stuff..... Stressed me out just thinking about it!
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    All I can say is that I am glad it is not me going through 70 years worth of coins. It took me 4-1/2 years just sorting through a $50 Mint bag of 1980 Lincolns.

    By the way, I'd like to suggest that you take your photos from directly overhead rather than at an angle. Taking the images at an angle can hide some flaws.

  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Thanks Chris. The objective of those photos was only to show that I have some very nice coins that I found in the early 50's. I suppose to support the challenge that I have undertaken. I will take your advice as I post them for what they really are. Thanks again.
  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Just sharing. I tried to get photos of their real mint color and luster but did not do a good job. They do have the original color and luster. Trying only to post my success at finding nice old coins in my accumulation. Thanks for the feedback.
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Yes I hope to post finds along the way. If I can get my photo process in good shape.
  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I started in 1948 and went to the banks regularly in hopes of getting very nice examples every year. And, I checked out the change in the local stores regularly to find nice examples.
  13. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    I only wish I could be there to see what you sort out! I have a feeling you will identify some interesting items.
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  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Thanks for all the feedback. Here are some photos of some of the stuff I have to go through. Rolls of nice condition 50's and 60's cents. Tubs of coins from all years. Tubs of nickels, Liberty. Buffalo and early Jeff's. Plus I have the early dimes, quarters and halves. I find that I will be busy.
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  15. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    Is that a good brand of cottage cheese?
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  16. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I don't use cottage cheese but my wife likes it. Plus, I hate to add, the dogs like it. She ads some to each of their meals. It does give me tubs to use in sorting. I'll take a pic of my excess dimes soon. I think my extras go back to before 1900. Haven't started on them yet.
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    This should be a fun thread to watch if you keep it going.
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  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Thanks. I will keep it going as long as the forum can tolerate. I have no idea what the results may be. And, I'll need some input from time to time.
  19. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Let me know if you have any questions on photography. I’m no expert but know enough to help you out!
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  20. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    That would be great. All I know is which button to push. I'm was pretty good with a polaroid.
  21. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Do you have:
    1. A camera on your phone?
    2. A 10x magnifying loupe or a magnifying glass of any sort?
    3. Photo editing software on your computer that you’re familiar with?
    4. 1-2 gooseneck lamps with CFL bulbs
    5. A stand to hold your camera
    6. A dark, preferably black, non reflective surface
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