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Old 10-07-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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As a local collector I am always trying to network with other collectors and maybe get references (Like "I don't collect but my Uncle has an awesome early dollar set.")


If anybody has any questions about the hobby or a specific coin(s) please feel free to post. If you really want to keep something private you can PM me.

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Old 12-25-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Aloverton
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As a local collector I am always trying to network with other collectors and maybe get references (Like "I don't collect but my Uncle has an awesome early dollar set.")


If anybody has any questions about the hobby or a specific coin(s) please feel free to post. If you really want to keep something private you can PM me.

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I collect. Focus is mostly world coins; I have a fairly unremarkable US collection but enjoy the world stuff more.
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Old 12-27-2016, 04:00 PM
 
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I have a 1943 nickel with a big 'P' on the tails. What's up with that?
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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I collect American silver coins from the early 20th Century (between the two World Was). I am fascinated with that time period in American history. I used to mainly collect junk silver I happen to find in change (even if it wasn't from that time period), but I've upgraded to collecting graded Peace dollars. I'm looking for XF and up to what I can afford (depending on date and mint).
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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I have a 1943 nickel with a big 'P' on the tails. What's up with that?
Wartime part silver nickel. Melt value is somewhat less than a silver dime. From 42-45 we made nickels with some silver and they all have a great big mint mark on the reverse above Monticello (even the Phillies, as in the one you have).
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:42 PM
 
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I collect American silver coins from the early 20th Century (between the two World Was). I am fascinated with that time period in American history. I used to mainly collect junk silver I happen to find in change (even if it wasn't from that time period), but I've upgraded to collecting graded Peace dollars. I'm looking for XF and up to what I can afford (depending on date and mint).
Peace is a pretty design, especially when you find them struck up well. I've always liked them.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:39 PM
 
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Wartime part silver nickel. Melt value is somewhat less than a silver dime. From 42-45 we made nickels with some silver and they all have a great big mint mark on the reverse above Monticello (even the Phillies, as in the one you have).

Oh I know, I was just being a wiseguy. A 1943-P nickel in my pocket is the coin that got me started collecting, because I had to ask a lot of people before someone was able to give me the answer.

Shortly after that I scarfed up the 1932-S my aunt left on the kitchen table for me to give to the paperboy when he came to collect. (She left two quarters for the paperboy, the tails-up "S" got my attention, I pocketed it and replaced it with a common date from my pocket.) I'm pretty sure that coin was pilfered from Dad's coin collection, because it certainly did not stay in circulation for 30 years.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:44 PM
 
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I collect American silver coins from the early 20th Century (between the two World Was). I am fascinated with that time period in American history. I used to mainly collect junk silver I happen to find in change (even if it wasn't from that time period), but I've upgraded to collecting graded Peace dollars. I'm looking for XF and up to what I can afford (depending on date and mint).

Oh gosh, that was truly the Golden Age of U.S. coinage, and we can thank Teddy Roosevelt for that. 1916 was a great year for coins. I can do without 1921 Morgans, however.

I think an EF/AU early 20th century type set would be a great set for anyone to own. It's got VDB cents, Type 1/2 SLQ, Type 1/2 Buffalos, even an 'obverse' Walker if you want to include that (1917(P) Walkers are identical regardless of type - unless someone has worked out the dies!).

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Old 12-28-2016, 04:30 AM
 
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Peace is a pretty design, especially when you find them struck up well. I've always liked them.
I like them too, oh course. I started with them as far as my serious collecting goes because they are pretty obtainable and I want a complete set of all dates and mint marks.

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Oh gosh, that was truly the Golden Age of U.S. coinage, and we can thank Teddy Roosevelt for that. 1916 was a great year for coins. I can do without 1921 Morgans, however.

I think an EF/AU early 20th century type set would be a great set for anyone to own. It's got VDB cents, Type 1/2 SLQ, Type 1/2 Buffalos, even an 'obverse' Walker if you want to include that (1917(P) Walkers are identical regardless of type - unless someone has worked out the dies!).
Morgans are beautiful. I thought about collecting those (and I still might). I'd have to learn to accept that I'd never collect them all though.

Love the coins and the history of that time. Right now I'm in the Market for a 1934-S because I need one (last key one I need) and I have some Christmas gift money. I think up to AU50 is the most I can afford. Once I complete the Peace set I'm turning to my favorites, Walkers. That will be a bit harder for me but it will be fun collecting them.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Aloverton
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Love the coins and the history of that time. Right now I'm in the Market for a 1934-S because I need one (last key one I need) and I have some Christmas gift money. I think up to AU50 is the most I can afford. Once I complete the Peace set I'm turning to my favorites, Walkers. That will be a bit harder for me but it will be fun collecting them.
A 50 would be pretty nice. I think there's almost a hobbywide consensus about the beauty of the Walker--it's really something to see a sharply struck unc with all that detail. People pay premiums for American Eagles and I think part of it is that obverse design.
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