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What is the oldest U.S.coin in your collection?

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 Posted 01/15/2011  07:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So far, 108 'old timers' have been reported; I will give you a stats. breakup soon, but cents are by far most often reported, followed by half dollars.
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 Posted 01/15/2011  08:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add molydeii to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The oldest I have is a half cent. It is from 1806 if I remember correctly.
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United States
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 Posted 01/15/2011  11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TenSense to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a Shield nickel from 1867.
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01/15/2011 11:25 am
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 Posted 01/15/2011  12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zeewool to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe not the oldest, but a neat one....



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 Posted 01/15/2011  12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zeewool to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's some more.... yes, (I like pictures better than lists).... Some are getting ready to celebrate their 200th birthday, some already have.


















































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 Posted 01/16/2011  05:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some stats. so far, for what they are worth:
Twelve 18th century coins were reported, eleven of them were cents.
For the rest of those reported, I have only included coins with a 19th century date.
Where numbers are in brackets, I have indicated the most commonly reported date.

1/2 cents: 4: 1800, '04, '20, and '44.

cents: 1794 - 1799: 11. (1794)
1800 - 1810: 15. (1802)
1810 - 1820: 4
1820 - 1830: 1
1830 - 1840: Nil
1840 - 1850: 1
1850 - 1900: 9
(40 coins in total)

2 cents: 1864 - 1867: 4 (1864)

3 cents silver and cu-ni: 5

5 cents 1/2 dimes and nickels: 4

10 cents: 1800 - 1841: 8

20 cents: 2

25 cents: 1800 - 1810: 7 (1807)
1810 - 1820: 4
1820 - 1830: nil
1830 - 1900: 4
( 15 coins in total)

50 cents: 1795; 1
1800 - 1810: 5 (1809)
1810 - 1850: 8
1859 - 1900: 1
(15 coins in total)

1 dollar: 1799: 1
1800 - 1900: 4

Gold all denominations: 1800 - 1850: 4, 1850 - 1900: 3.


NOTE: It must be remembered that there will be a bias towards the earlier dates, due to the nature of the question which was posed.
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 Posted 01/16/2011  8:21 pm  Show Profile Check robbudo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add robbudo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent synopsis. Glad to know I fall in the mean in not the mode, and that I'm skewed to the left of the median.
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01/16/2011 8:22 pm
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 Posted 01/16/2011  11:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am considering starting another thread later, asking about the date of ANY coin struck in North America before the first coins issued by the U.S. Federal Mint. That would have to include coins struck in the Colonies as well as in Mexico.

Let's see how much further we can get with this thread first.

Oh! I forgot! I have a large cent 1837!
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 Posted 01/17/2011  01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GRR to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1797 Large Cent is my oldest

not the nicest, but details are there and date is readable.
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 Posted 01/17/2011  6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ricardocody to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1864 large and small motto ships 2 cents
1878 , 1884 o , 1886,1890 o, plus dozens more of 1800s Morgans
1884,1888 IHC
1900,1910 libert head nickel
And maybe 3 lbs of early 1900s silver coins (p.s : I only both maybe 15 coins in my entire collection believe or not most of my collection coming from roll searching or coin jars !
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 Posted 01/18/2011  2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add penny man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1858 FE cent, FR 2
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United States
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 Posted 01/19/2011  01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craig piette to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1794 Lg. Cent ... but I love my 1799 dollar more !!
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 Posted 01/22/2011  11:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mountainman 2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello,new member here. Hope you don't mind me posting my oldest dug U.S. coin find, a 1798 cent.



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01/23/2011 12:06 am
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 Posted 01/23/2011  08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wornslick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a some pics of my oldest coin, 1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar....



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 Posted 01/23/2011  6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Brewzz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




My oldest....
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