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Old 01-15-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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I use to have a lot more coins when I was younger but for some reason around 300+ of my old coins around 1950s down went missing. Missing a few jars of them and is driving me nuts that I can't find them.

From what I have left here is my list.

Penny's

1843
1887
1898
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1912
1914D
1917
1918
1919
1926
1928
1935
1939S
1939
1940D
1941D
1941
1942S
1943D
1943
1944D
1945
1946D
1946
1947D
1948D
1948
1949D
1950D
1951D
1952D
1952S
1953D
1955D
1956D
1957D
1959D
1966
1968D
1969D
1970S
1971D
1973D
1974D
1975D
1977D
1977
1980D
1981
1982D
1984D
1985D
1988D
1990
1993D
1996D
1997

Silver Dollar
One Dollar 1779-1976

Nickel
1885
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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Very Cool...

My very first coin was bought for me by my Dad at a coin convention: 1893 Indian Head Penny, VG-F, for 35 cents!

I old school and don;t have much interest in the recent Mint issues.

My favorites as of now:
1799 Draped Bust Dollar F-VF
1806 Draped Bust Quarter Fair
1794 Liberty Head Penny Fair
1830 Draped Half Dollar VG-F

Also have some walking liberty halves, standing liberty quarters, and many mercury head dimes.

I have a 1855-S Gobrecht half with a hole with VF+ details.

We have a few Mexican gold coins and UK sovereigns (both 22K or ,917 gold)

Finally, I have a few uncirculated Carson City $$ which are probably only now wirth what my Dad paid for them 30+ years ago.

I love finding wheaties or the occasional silver dime/quarter or war-time nickel (35% silver)

My favorite coins are those for which one can tell or imagine stories.

Had I more discretionary cash, I would buy more draped busts, caped bust gold coins (after gold prices come back to earth), a number of coins from historical periods, and a number of historically interesting coins. All in G-VF condition. Yes, no return on investment but much cooler and inspirational than coins that have been slabbed and put away. More large pennies, too.

S.
P.S. Of your coins, the 1914-D sticks out, as do the wartime pennies (lots of errors between 1942-1945).
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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I wish I knew where my other coins went... I love coins from way back since there is history in them when you hold them. Even if I managed to find one worth $$ I would not sell since just the thought of holding in your hand something worth $$ is enough to wan't to keep it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I have

some large 1 cent pieces

some 3 cent pieces

some half dimes

some indian pennies

some buffalo nickels

some 20 cent pieces

standing liberty quarters

old half dollars

old silver dollars

and lots of old nickels and pennies and dimes and quarters

to many to list the dates...
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Very Cool...

My very first coin was bought for me by my Dad at a coin convention: 1893 Indian Head Penny, VG-F, for 35 cents!

I old school and don;t have much interest in the recent Mint issues.

My favorites as of now:
1799 Draped Bust Dollar F-VF
1806 Draped Bust Quarter Fair
1794 Liberty Head Penny Fair
1830 Draped Half Dollar VG-F

Also have some walking liberty halves, standing liberty quarters, and many mercury head dimes.

I have a 1855-S Gobrecht half with a hole with VF+ details.

We have a few Mexican gold coins and UK sovereigns (both 22K or ,917 gold)

Finally, I have a few uncirculated Carson City $$ which are probably only now wirth what my Dad paid for them 30+ years ago.

I love finding wheaties or the occasional silver dime/quarter or war-time nickel (35% silver)

My favorite coins are those for which one can tell or imagine stories.

Had I more discretionary cash, I would buy more draped busts, caped bust gold coins (after gold prices come back to earth), a number of coins from historical periods, and a number of historically interesting coins. All in G-VF condition. Yes, no return on investment but much cooler and inspirational than coins that have been slabbed and put away. More large pennies, too.

S.
P.S. Of your coins, the 1914-D sticks out, as do the wartime pennies (lots of errors between 1942-1945).
I had a 1914D and someone stole it....You have to be careful, there are a lot of 1914D fakes out there..
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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I have all the "state" quarters and some of the "gold" presidential and Sacagewea dollars.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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I had a 1914D and someone stole it....You have to be careful, there are a lot of 1914D fakes out there..
Really? they should be easy to detect for someone used to looking at Lincoln cents. But I would imagine that the counterfeiters are getting better and better.

If one looks at the silver coins on ebay, the number of fakes have exploded in the past 10 years. Way back when I used to message the poster on fakes unfairly advertised. Once upon a time, EBAY was just that intimate. Now? LOL, no chance.

The emergence of China and Vietnam has worsened this problem as they are both masters at the counterfeit. With coins, it seems easy to the trained eye, but for other things, such as watches, look out!

S.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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I wish I knew where my other coins went... I love coins from way back since there is history in them when you hold them. Even if I managed to find one worth $$ I would not sell since just the thought of holding in your hand something worth $$ is enough to wan't to keep it.
Good for you! That is the right spirit. There is a difference between coin collectors and coin investors. The latter buy the MS-65+ and keep things slabbed. The former, like you, feel the connection between now and history. Infinitely cooler! Fortunately there are plenty of non-mint grade coins to find to satisfy this urge.

S.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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I have an 1881 Canadian penny that my dad and I found ( 1950's )in the ground on the farm I grew up on.

According to coin books, it ain't worth much more than when it was new.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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but how cool!

I have a coin from my Dad who found it amongst old family stuff in the "home country." 1812 coin. Dented. Scratched. but what a thing to find...Worth much more than its simple purchase price.

S.
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