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 Posted 06/18/2022  6:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SentimentalFool to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was part of my grand fathers collection that he left for me. I'm not interested in selling just find the history of his time as a mint worker fascinating #129488;

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 Posted 06/18/2022  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What error or variety are you seeing?
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 Posted 06/18/2022  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please be more specific and show your images right-side up.



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 Posted 06/18/2022  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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You might have posted this in the wrong forum, but it's great to have an inheritance from your grandfather. It's a nice original coin.
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 Posted 06/19/2022  07:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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My great great grandfather worked at the mint in the 1800s. My great grandfather was a helper and errand boy in the early 1900's. Then finally my grandfather worked at the mint and then the local bank between starting in the early 1920s. None of them were serious collectors but just pocketed interesting error coins and rejected planchettes as they came across them. I'm curious about the black discoloration on the edge
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This could be due to oxidation, staining, some unknown environmental exposure or even heat.
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 Posted 06/19/2022  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Which mint did they work in? It would interesting to see what other oddities they accumulated.
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 Posted 06/20/2022  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The black discoloration is common on silver coins.

Super cool story! It would be very interesting to find out more about your family's experience at the mint. Feel free to post pics of any other oddities in the collection!
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You might be able to find your ancestors in the mint records on the Newman Numismatic Portal. For example, here's a letter about the hiring of Sheldon Bennett as a helper in Philadelphia, Sept. 1900.

Edit: oops, no zip files allowed in a web link I guess. Posting image instead.

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 Posted 06/21/2022  12:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


That's awesome, great story!

Now it's your turn to work at the mint.
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