hunter's gold

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  1. It has been about 5 years since I have posted after I sold my collection. Today in my pocket change I found this well circulated 1972 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial. Nice surprise
  2. I have collected raw coins since childhood. When I started to get serious about collecting I went to slabbed coins to better protect my investment. Still like buying raw coins but I have been burned before
  3. I recently added this ancient to my collection. Interesting histories if the coins could talk. This is the oldest coin in my collection. Dated hundreds of years before the time of Christ. This coin dates from 323-317 BC from the Kingdom of Macedon during King Phillip III reign. He was an elder half brother of Alexander The Great. The front of the coin depicts Heracles who was a divine hero in Greek mythology and later known by the Romans as Hercules. He is the son of Zeus. The reverse of the coin depicts Zeus holding an eagle. Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as the king of gods of Mt Olympus'
  4. NGC has graded 3546 examples of the 1955 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Wheat cent. Out of those NGC has graded only 2 at MS66. One example at MS66RD and one example at MS66RB. Big price difference between the two coins. I used to own the MS66RB example. At one time I had all the major double die obverse and reverse Lincoln cents in my collection including a PCGS MS66RD+ 1972 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Cent and an awesome example of a NGC MS67RD example of that same coin that KKM sold me many years ago. As always, thanks for looking and Happy Collecting
  5. It has been about 3 1/2 years since I sold off my modern mint state Lincoln cent collection. I am glad to see some of my former coins showing up in other collections and finding new homes. Here is a link for my 2014 #1 ranked 1959-date mint state Lincolns. Feel free to use any of the picture in the set if you now own that coin. I just recently added this coin to my collection. Not the most expensive coin I have owned. It is my oldest coin by far and that is what I like about it. The history this coin could tell. Glad to be back on the chat boards and as always thanks for looking and Happy Collecting
  6. Yes, $2.00 in Lincoln cents made it happen Hi Everyone. Well, this may come as a shock to a lot of people but this past week I sold off my entire Lincoln cent collection too pursue a dream. $2.00 worth of Lincoln cents is basically what my collection consisted of. The MS66RB 1955 DDO was just one of the many highlights that use to be mine. I also had all the modern major doubled die obverse and reverse Lincoln cents in top grade. i had been wanting a piece of land for most of my life where I could go a relax and enjoy life with family and friends. With grown children and now 3 grandsons it is a place that we all can go enjoy. The coins would of been passed on too my kids if I had died and would of been sold by Heritage Auction. Recently a piece of land in north Florida surrounded by 1000s and 1000s of acres of private timber land became available for sale that a couple had had for a very long time that they put their heart and soul into. They are up in age now and it had become too much for them. It has the creature comforts of home in the middle of some amazing wilderness. We have trail cameras up and we have whitetail deer, wild hogs, eastern turkeys and Florida black bears, alligators, coyotes and all the other wildlife you would expect and yes we can hunt during legal season. The night skies are awe inspiring and the sunrises are gorgeous. i want too take a moment and thank everyone on here that has followed me and encouraged me during this collecting journey. Some really amazing people on here and I am blessed too have met some of you in person and too call you my friend. My local coin store arranged the sale of my collection for me and I can say that the owner had always been a top notch dealer and collector and he had a serious buyer come in and made a deal. The buyer really was impressed with my 1959-Date business strike Lincoln set which has been ranked #1 for several years now and also the fact that I had a #1 set in all the modern business strike registry sets that the coins would fit into. It has been a great ride and I have really enjoyed it. The coins listed will vanish soon as I remove them from my collection. I am going too leave you with a totally different picture here at the end. I mentioned the wild hogs that are on the land. This is a lower tusk from one. It measures 10 inches from end too end. Time too enjoy myself with some pork BBQ Thanks everyone and always thanks for looking and Happy Collecting To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.