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Pocket Piece Coin: Which US Coins Are Unique

 
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 Posted 09/18/2022  10:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There are a lot of Classic Commemorative coins that were only issued one year and each coin had it's own unique design.

What modern US coin designs were only issued one year, minted only at one mint, in one metal composition only, and in only one finish that I can use and a new pocket piece and wear down to P01 and still be identifiable?

Off the top of my head I can only think of the gold 2016 Mercury dime, 2016 Standing Liberty quarter, 2016 Walking Half along with the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollar.

Also the Platinum Proof eagles with the rotating reverse designs (the bullion versions used the same reverse designs all years)

The gold "Liberty" coins seem to have a new design every year but some years may have come in multiple finishes.



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09/18/2022 10:30 pm
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 Posted 09/20/2022  12:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure why you would want to take a newer coin just to wear it down unless it was already pretty worn when you found it. Of the examples you gave, those are pretty expensive.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  02:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best coin to have as a pocket piece would be a One Dollar gold coin.
But it would need to be in a hard acrylic capsule with a bezel around that, and chain attached to the bezel, the other end of which would be attached to the inside of you pocket with a safety pin for security.

Small and light enough not to take up much room in your pocket and
certainly would attract the curiosity of anyone who had no idea that America had one issued gold dollars for circulation.

Not one year types perhaps, but to the non numismatic sort of individual, that would not matter.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  7:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure why you would want to were down a gold coin to next to nothing - unless you are planning on lining your pockets with gold dust.
I, myself have a 1900 Silver Morgan dollar as a pocket piece.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add morgans dad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love the Topic, The Best Pocket Piece is the 1878 Uncirculated Cherry American Morgan silver dollar. It's been a pocket piece for a Long time.... Love Pocket Coin Pieces
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 Posted 09/21/2022  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jack_jeckel: I think the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin with St. Gaudens' design meets your criteria - I dare you to make a pocket piece of that one!



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 Posted 09/21/2022  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add morgans dad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of course the Coin is in an Acrylic holder.....
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 Posted 09/21/2022  09:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Of course the Coin is in an Acrylic holder....

Every one of the modern collector coins mentioned so far was shipped in an acrylic holder. The OP mentioned wearing the coin down to P01 - this would require removal from the holder!


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 Posted 09/22/2022  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add morgans dad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just Reflecting SEL-691's Same Remark.... TY.
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 Posted 09/22/2022  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coincollector123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Every one of the modern collector coins mentioned so far was shipped in an acrylic holder. The OP mentioned wearing the coin down to P01 - this would require removal from the holder!


Imagine seeing a 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle coin in a P01 holder!
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 Posted 09/22/2022  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Imagine seeing a 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle coin in a P01 holder!


I would actually be impressed. It would take a lot of work to get high relief anything down that low!
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I would actually be impressed. It would take a lot of work to get high relief anything down that low!

I'm looking forward to seeing your P02 example!


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