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I'm Wading Through A Hoard Of US And World Coins That Began About 1905!

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 Posted 06/08/2021  11:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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John really , with these potentially high value old coins in high circulated condition your concerned with errors & varieties
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 Posted 06/08/2021  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of hype so far and very little content.

Come on, lets see coins not silly chit chat about plastic containers of some el cheapo aftershave from the 60s.
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 Posted 06/10/2021  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Time to add....
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 Posted 06/10/2021  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, I smell time wasting here.

Willing to bet what we see will be very average. All I see in the image is some common coins like 1 Franc of France from post 1960 (On Numista as the commonest coin their members own) and the only interesting coin I see is a possible Cartwheel of early 1800s penny of the UK.

Generally I find great coin collections are not stored in aftershave containers!

My guess is the 1905 coin will be a worn UK penny or 1 cent piece of Canada or the USA.

Prove us wrong.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 06/10/2021  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that would be fun to pick thru.
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 Posted 06/10/2021  9:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I guess that's one way to deter thief, who did think storing in empty deodorant containers.

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 Posted 06/11/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Let's all take a deep breath, folks. I'm doing this as a favor for a friend, and she told me no hurry, take a year or two if I want. After all, these three boxes have been sitting on a shelf in her garage since 1986...and she understands that because I collect 1811-1820 British tokens my attention span might be kinda underwhelming by CCF standards.

Also, I was trying to make it pretty clear in my original post that these three generations of Vermonters were not collectors in the same way that people like us, who belong to CCF and bid on coins at overseas auctions (or even eBay), are collectors. These guys were accumulators, hoarders, and pack rats, apparently.

I'll scan a few pieces and post them later to show what's typical in this numismatic agglomeration. Aside from a fair amount of silver melt value, virtually all the non-US stuff is, at best, Cub Scout Merit Badge material...which I'm not knocking, since I earned one of those myself back around when Don Larsen pitched his perfect World Series game.

With a Red Book at hand, my first sort of the minors has already pulled out a couple of key dates in the US material. I'll be looking for varieties, overstruck dates and mm's next, and then I'll worry about the dollars and sets.

One of the leather pouches contained 4-5 pounds of wheatback Lincoln cents, about 80% of which are black and crusty from "environmental damage." I'm guessing something in the tanning chemicals used on the leather caused this. The other pouch, about the same weight, is full of rolled coins, cents through quarters, in paper, and I haven't even looked at them yet.

If I had to identify a "median" coin based only on what I've seen so far, it would be a Walking Liberty half, say 1920-35.

Short-term, the real value here is going to be silver melt...hoping the spot price stays up for a couple of months. Over the long haul, those key dates and mint/proof sets look promising. But nothing particularly dramatic has turned up yet, although I am encouraged to see that all the dates are legible on the Standing Liberty quarters and Buffalo nickels!

Will post a scan in a few hours.


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 Posted 06/11/2021  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
you lucky dawg... have fun searching thru all of that...
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 Posted 06/11/2021  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Let's all take a deep breath, folks...


Enjoy the search. We will enjoy the show.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Leather pouches storing copper cents--for a good long time apparently--what could be better?
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 Posted 06/11/2021  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Princetane hits the nail on the head! "Very average" appears to be a pretty fair summary, although my rough estimate based on gross weight alone is over $6K in silver bullion, so while my friend is not going to put her grandchildren through college on these coins, she will be able to get them some nice new iPhones to bring with them.

My scan, chopped into thirds below, shows coins drawn from one of those deodorant tubes, from one of the half-dozen coffee cans, and from various envelopes and jewelry boxes. Haven't really looked into the third large box, but that's where the Indian Head cents and Liberty Head nickels, if any, ought to be stashed. I doubt I'll bother with the rolls and mint/proof sets until I'm back from our West Coast vacation in August. There's my own collection, plus other things happening in real life, like a son getting married, etc.

I did notice that the Morgan in the middle photo below is an 1897-S, and I believe I just saw an 1891-O, so there are mintmarks to check out eventually. But stiil: it looks like mainly melt for the loose coins.





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 Posted 06/11/2021  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking tid bits!

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 Posted 06/11/2021  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Depending on the year and grade, the 100 pesetas from Spain, in the middle picture, could be worth a lot more than melt.
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 Posted 06/12/2021  12:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Um, I need to eat my words, those are definitely not average coins.

1814 Capped Bust half dollar and the 1876 Seated Liberty quarter are lovely coins, they would be WELL above melt, the Capped Bust is gVG and Seated Liberty probably VF.

Those standing Libs could be nice too and nothing wrong with that Commem Half from the 1920s or 1930s. The rest is all nice too, your strength is American silver of the 19th and early 20th century definitely. Great Walker, 1910 Penny and decent pair of Barbers too!

These coins are way too good for the Deodorant tubes!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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