Why is it your favorite coin in your collection

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by delila1, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. delila1

    delila1 Undermedicated psychiatric patient

    Please post your favorite coin but more importantly tell us why

    for me the reason that this is my favorite coin is because of the backstory. In the 1970s they were employees of the San Francisco men who would screw around at night this queen is a proof nickel on Cent planchette the issue with that is that in the 1970s they would have to put one coin at a time on the die. That’s it would be basically impossible to make this mistake it would be right there in your hand. These have been called intentional errors. Because it’s almost impossible to get these things out of the mint the employees would put them in the oil pan of the forklifts and then when the forklifts went for maintenance the guy doing the maintenance Was in on it he grab the coins and get them sold for cash.

    What’s the story behind your favorite coin please show us the coin and tell us a story
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2021
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  3. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    Right now it has to be a recent raw purchase that just came back from PCGS as PR64DCAM. Maybe my luck is finally changing:)

    It came from a LCS which purchased a collection from the grandson of the collector who passed away in 1946.

    Nah, just a fluke. 1882slq.jpg
  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Student/Collector Supporter

    Too many to count.
    Personal importance? I have two 1921 S Morgans my pappy found in his closet a few years ago to give to me. they were/are terminally toned and rather hideous, but I never plan to replace them.
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

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    Favorite because it brings back memories of collecting on my paper route when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Kept it all these years, not because of the date, which I had no knowledge of until recently, but because I liked the design.
  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Old man gave this to me in change rather than a quarter. Some time in the early 50's.
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  7. Southernman189

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  8. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Posted a few times on similar themed threads, this coin was chosen for my Birthday by my Father in a Vancouver LCS. Unfortunately he passed before he could post it so my Mother did. As much as I love the coin I wish he could have seen the joy his gift brought.
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  9. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    That's my dad's birth year. I still need one for his birth year set.
  10. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Buh bye

  11. potty dollar 1878

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  12. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Resized_20210825_145203.jpeg This counterfeit one because it reminds me to be mindful of what I buy.
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  13. Southernman189

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  14. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    It only cost me a cent not what I can tell but the stories it can tell.A soldier who survived D-day and designed this coin as his savior for the war.
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  15. WashQuartJesse

    WashQuartJesse Member Supporter

    Love these threads! For me, it always changes, but picture being a very young kid whose already developed a collecting interest...

    You're at an old YMCA summer camp where swimming is taken very seriously. One morning, off the floating wood dock, you dive down and grab a handful of muck. It's something you always do in your endless quest for treasure lol!

    You get to the surface, sift through the muck, and actually discover an Indian cent mixed in with it... Every camper around is now wanting to dive the area... even the counselors are considering possibilities of old hoards lol.

    What a needle in a hay stack. I only have a few of these coins so I know that one of these is the one I actually brought to the surface. Man, that had to have kicked my interest into high gear and here I am today, all these years later.
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