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18 May 2022

Pickup Update #5 (Toned Lincoln Cents, PCGS Submissions, & Coin Photography)

Coins-United States | CentSearcher

Hello everyone! I'm back once again with another long blog update. I have a ton of news and purchases to share, so I'm going to try to keep it simple. Here's what I've got:

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05 May 2022

the old is the new

Coins-United States | BlackArrowCoin

Did anyone see the new 2022 quarter's? The bust of George Washington is different? It's not a new design. In my red book, the commemoratives selection ,the coin original design was the 1999 Washington death bicentennial five dollar gold coin. They only made 64,204. sounds like a lot, right? But how many coin collectors are there? Now it doesn't seem like so many? So every time you get change, and theres a new quarter, you'll remember how its a new quarter, with a older design.You'll remember that the mint took a old design and made it new again.

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03 May 2022

1890 US Indian Head CENT

Coins-United States | AC coin$

Beautifully designed by James Barton Longacre this one cent version was in production since 1859 until replaced by another design in 1909.This Indian head cent is 95% copper and 5% zinc/tin alloy.The USA was in the midst of heavy political, territorial and economical transformation. Americans were becoming concerned about the ups and downs of the financial markets since 1837. A new balance was searched within the government so the Nation would be able to face the demands of a competitive industrial era abroad.The US President un this year was Benjamin Harrison and the two states that entered the Union were Idaho and Wyoming both in July 1890. This cent coin evokes historically the changes America went through this new last decade of the nineteenth century.

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01 May 2022

Purpose vs Collectability

Coins-United States | Long Beard

With the ever growing rumors and uncertainty of the U.S. one cent's continuation as a denomination struck for commerce, a viable look into an alternative seems appropriate to discuss. Rather than focus exclusively on the seigniorage, the cost to manufacture versus the face value, or the backlash millions of collectors and Lincoln admirers are surely to unleash upon the United States Mint, there in lies the topic of this week's block. Enjoy!

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01 May 2022

1936 Bridgeport Connecticut Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

For the 100th anniversary of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the town decided that they wanted a commemorative coin to celebrate the occasion. The result was a commemorative half dollar that was minted and sold to to the public in 1936. The coin was authorized by the US Congress on May 15th, 1936 (Public Law 74-596). All 25,015 of the coins were minted at the Philadelphia mint, even though none feature a mintmark. They were sold at $2 each, with a limit of 5 coins per order. They have a reeded edge, and weigh (for a genuine one) 12.5 grams. They have a metallic composition of 90% silver, 10% copper. The obverse features a bust of P. T. Barnum (the only recognizable Bridgeport citizen), and the reverse features an Art Deco eagle. The designer was Henry Kries.

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28 Apr 2022

How To Make $275+ for 50 Cents

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

Errors and varieties are a big part of numismatics. Varieties have slowly been increasing in value and popularity over the years, and some can be worth thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars. Everybody talks about finding that $100,000 cent in pocket change (usually a 1909-S VDB). But let's be honest. Your chance of finding a 1909-S VDB is slim to none. Yet these kinds of videos on YouTube have hundreds of thousands, or even sometimes million, of views. Wishful people hoping to strike it rich, only to find their hands empty. I'm here to give you a coin that is realistically found, and I even know a few people who have found this variety!

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26 Apr 2022

1867 US Shield Nickel

Coins-United States | AC coin$

The drapped US shield nickel was produced since 1866 until 1883 when it was substituted by the Liberty Head nickel. This beautiful coin was designed by James Barton Longacre who became the Nation's Chief Engraver at that time.The coin was minted in two nice varieties: with rays around the stars pointing towards the #5 denomination and, without rays.This coin was an effort to call up for a unified Nation after the terrible years of the Civil War and its kind was launched under President Andrew Johnson's after the assassination of President Lincoln.

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