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(( In random order : Coin # 03)
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jbuck and I had something in common, except I like mine "beat up".

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@JB, looks like our double dimes could be twins! I don't have a photo, but could just about use yours interchangeably!

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@JB, looks like our double dimes could be twins! I don't have a photo, but could just about use yours interchangeably!
Nice! I should add that my reverse toning has a gun metal sheen in hand. I could not capture it without killing the details.
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@AcesKings another beautiful classic!
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Now for #3 is a favorite US coin. It was buried deep at the end of a British auction catalog and didn't attract many bids.
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Nice to see one of these threads again

Day 1 catchup

Here's one of my favorites. Not everything has to be high grade or super rare or valuable, as long as it's interesting, and I find this coin very interesting.

My best guess for the subject is that this is a funeral token/death commemorative. The amount of wear suggests that the engraving -- which is very ornate and detailed -- was done quite a number of years after this coin was struck.

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Another coin which probably has a great deal of history to go with. One can only speculate about where it's been and who "enhanced" it, and why!

1795-LM IJ (Limae) 2 Reales - Peru
Obverse is engraved "A H" ? with an ornate "P" below.




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Day #3 - Coin #3

"1900-O" Micro O mintmark
Counterfeit Morgan dollar / Privately Made
VAM 5

There is far too much story behind these fascinating issues to explain here, but said story involves organized crime and gambling, and perhaps corrupt/complicit employees on the take at the dying New Orleans Mint, and is well worth your Google reading time. Much of the lore is speculative in and of itself.

The coin is not genuine but was made to look like a heavily circulated Morgan dollar and these coins passed in circulation for years and years without ever being outed as fakes. Unlike most modern fakes it's decent silver and "rings" like silver, and the weight is close to the real thing, but there was still enough "profit margin" to incentivize getting these coins into circulation via casinos and gambling houses, among other avenues.

(Real coins were turned in or paid in by customers, and a couple of fakes would paid out in return along with real coins. This is not far from how modern small-scale currency counterfeit operations work.)

These coins are exceedingly scarce nowadays. I must have looked through thousands upon thousands of Morgans and this is the only one I've ever caught "in the wild."

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Here is another top 10 fave of mine. It was handed down to me and I think that passing coins along to the next generation is a great way to make a lasting connection.

This 1914-D cent was graded F-12 when I sent it in for slabbing at SEGS.


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Lovely coins, everyone!

Here's my favourite for the day - a 1578 sixpence of Queen Elizabeth I. It's quite worn but at least you can see the date and portrait clearly:

I love Elizabethan sixpences because they are still reasonably inexpensive and they are a tangible link with the time of Shakespeare, the Spanish Armada and Tudor houses. You can handle an Elizabethan sixpence and wonder who had that coin before you: maybe it was used for a ticket for the opening night of 'Macbeth', or maybe for a round of drinks at 'Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem' in Nottingham, one of several contenders for the title of England's oldest pub.
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