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  1. Just picked this one up today. My first Bust half. Now the fun begins in trying to figure out which die marriage this one is. I picked a heck of a one to start with. 49 or so different die pairs for this year from what I have read. I have a lot of research to do. Should be fun.
    10 points
  2. New add this week. Finally got it in hand today.
    10 points
  3. Hoghead515

    Surprised

    NGC got a couple of my coins finalized today. I was very surprised to see the results on the Morgan I submitted. The reason I had it graded was because of the marks on it made from a drawbench. I wanted to add one of those to the collection because of that reason. I read in @RWB book about it. When I received the coin it was a bit nicer than I thought it was so I sent it in to have it graded and preserved in a slab. I figured on it getting an MS 63 or so. It got an ms65. I was pretty happy about it. It has some beautiful toning to it. Looking at it in hand it is a beautiful coin. The pictures
    9 points
  4. I finally got to a price I could live with on these two beauties. I have had very positive experiences recently with Northeast Numismatics, which I saw as a suggestion by another forum member. The Buffalo is a brilliant proof NGC Proof 68.
    9 points
  5. Right now it’s a Standing Liberty Quarter that was a recent acquisition. It’s well struck and the toning is simply amazing to my eye. In fairness my “favorite” is a moving target.
    8 points
  6. I would have to say it is my 1951 P. This one has both color and shine. Usually it is one or the other. I like how the colors gently fade into each other and has symmetrical toning rather than the typical ring toning (which I also like). The reverse is a deep orange/magenta and has a bonus die crack to give it more character. The obverse has a nice glossy shine to it as well that covers and accentuates the color. One of the most striking coins in hand when you can move it around in the light.
    8 points
  7. I needed a new collecting direction as I was feeling a bit stagnated. So I would like to introduce my new Parking lot collection!! As you can see it in its infancy with room to grow, but I already have a few great examples including the confetti nickel, and the amazing mint error quarters! Actually I think there are multiple errors but I didn't want to be too greedy. Well I hope you all enjoy the new collection and be sure to follow along for new and exciting updates and upgrades.
    7 points
  8. I have been shooting some slab shots of the slabbed coins in my collection, mostly as a photographic record of what the coins and slabs look like in case of something were lost in the mail or robbery and such. Not a huge risk as I keep most of my collection in an SDB but I always seem to have a few here from time to time. Anyway I have been doing this as a semi production line process not changing the lighting or camera setup for each coin just one setup and shoot, so not glamor shots but some have turned out really nice despite the utilitarian setup. I thought that this one came out rat
    7 points
  9. I will never, ever understand the need for "goodbye" posts. Just frigging go. Nobody cares.
    7 points
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  11. I'm im super excited. I ended up winning some tokens from my home town. I couldn't be happier. They are worn but worth every penny due to my family history. My papaw on my dad's side worked at the Olive Hill brickyard. And my papaw on my mom's side owned the store from Grahn. My uncle still has the old vintage cash register that even has the tag on it. That says made for Grahn Mercantile on it. The store is falling in but still stands in front of my uncles house. I see it all the time. It blew my mind to see these old tokens on Ebay. I knew I had to have them no matter the cost. The same sell
    7 points
  12. A modest somewhat pedestrian purchase that I bought for the holder and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of color around the rim. Just a couple of quickie photos, I'll need to redo in order to play with the lighting to lose the harsh glare and hotspots.
    7 points
  13. Fads, Fakes & Foibles brings together a strange crew of idealists and opportunists – creators of the best known, but little understood coinage proposals. The author, building on original archival sources separates fact from fancy while providing today’s collectors with a delightful journey through some of the oddest coinage proposals ever made. Be the first in your neighborhood to find the "secret" foible built into the book! No prize except your good eyes.
    6 points
  14. Something I picked up recently for one of my year sets, no time to image it yet so the GC photos for now.
    6 points
  15. Blast white blazer MS67+5FS
    6 points
  16. The last of my 2020 pieces. I'm still at ZERO new numismatic items for 2021 so far.
    6 points
  17. My favorite is always changing. Seems like it's always something that has been in my collection for many years.
    6 points
  18. Impossible to choose but I am very fond of this one - catalogued by Dalton & Hamer as 1794 Invernessshire Inverness 2a. A Matthew Boulton Soho bronzed proof, the diesinker was Conrad Heinrich Küchler. The edge reads PAYABLE AT. MACKINTOSH INGLIS & WILSON'S Added: NGC gave it 64BN
    6 points
  19. A recent add to the Nickel collection. This one resides in a Gen 8 holder with both the star and T (toned) designations. This is my 2nd coin with both designations. The holder is a bit scratched up, but if I had it reholdered it would lose the T designation.
    6 points
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  21. Just got this from GC last week, guess the grade
    6 points
  22. The "P" coin in NGC 67 FT is a bear to find for a reasonable price. This will have to do for now (POP 2/0):
    6 points
  23. I would like to have one in a way but I'm not gonna fool with it. Would rather save my money and get a real one from the good old days. Seems more special to me to get something that has survived for over 100 years or so.
    6 points
  24. I have been collecting since I was 8 years old and turn 61 in 2 weeks. I had the usual starts and stops but for the most part my collecting was always there for me. I got more serious about a few series in 2013 when I got a new job and needed to escape to my coins. By way of back ground I am a Trauma Surgeon and have seen suffering, death and dying on a daily basis. Coins have ben my escape, my safe place, after God it is were I go for peace (this sounds weak and whiny but it is what it is.) My first passion is as a type collector of pre-1964 US coins. My set is not number 1 nor will it
    6 points
  25. A flying eagle cent to add to the type set. I had to step up but very happy with this example. Huge thanks to @Coinbuffor being a second set of eyes. There are some good people, and numismatists, in this forum!
    6 points
  26. Stepping into @Hoghead515 territory with this one for the type set. My 1st “old fatty” holder.
    5 points
  27. This one brought me down to 148 in the registry. Slowly getting closer to completing the set I'm working on. I got the 63d in ms66+ a few days ago.
    5 points
  28. Another type 1 to add to my pile. I picked this one up because of the strike and the surface quality. It’s raw but it doesn’t matter. I see it as a 65+. It’s struck from the hammer from hell. Needle sharp details on this one and very close to blemish free. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
    5 points
  29. My wife picked this out today she liked the color .She also sweet talked it down 15% I hope she did good.
    5 points
  30. Today, I'm infatuated with early American gold coins. BUT, I can scroll through the 'Follow the Lead' thread and change my mind 99 times in one day.
    5 points
  31. I have been working on a fun side project I thought I would share. I have started collecting coins and exonumia related to my home state of Alabama. If anyone knows of other items I am missing please let me know and I will add it to my search list. Current Set: 1. Alabama State Fund So Called Dollar from the Pan Pac expo HK-402 2. Alabama 1921 commemorative half (I need to get a 2x2 variety as well) 3. White & Swann Civil War Token (Alabama was a single merchant state) 4. 2003-S Alabama State Proof in silver and clad 5. 2003-D Alabama State Quarter in NGC
    5 points
  32. Normally buy ancient or British coins but my first gold US coin. I’ll submit it for grading and see how it does but this one just called out to me and I bought it Thanks Steve
    5 points
  33. I'm glad I quit messing with the mint. No stress here.
    5 points
  34. She's a rough looker but I've been dying to get my hands on one of these. Swore I'd never buy a details coin knowing it was a details coin. I never could afford one of the nicer ones. After reading about these I really wanted to own a piece of the history. I'm still very happy to add this to the collection. I won it in auction at a very good price. Cheapest I've ever seen one. Hopefully one of these days I will be able to add a nicer example in the collection. Also gonna try my best to go for a Vermont also.
    5 points
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  37. Another shield nickel for the type set. It’s a beauty. Ready to have it in hand. Now if whoever owns it now would release it from their registry I would be a happy camper.
    5 points
  38. Nope, I think the program is dumb. If you want a Morgan or Peace, why not just buy a real one?
    5 points