26 Apr 2022

Large Cents

Coins | CC

Hello, coin collectors! This is my first post, and I decided to make it on my large cent collection. I have a small large cent collection of just 5, but I'm hoping to get more soon. Sorry the picture is off-center:) In the top right corner is my 1852 braided hair large cent, on the bottom right is my 1840 braided hair large cent, on the top in the middle is my 1830 cornet head large cent, on the bottom left is my 1803 draped bust large cent, and on the top left is my 1797 draped bust large cent. My 1852 large cent is probably my favorite large cent, not for its value, but because of it's story. I was visiting my grandparents and asked them if i could go through their change jar, and they said I could. I found a lot of Mercury dimes, war nickels, and other things, but as i was reaching the end, I noticed a weird large brown coin. I pulled it out... my first large cent! My grandma said she found it on the side of the road and picked it up. They let me keep it for free! My 1840 large cent was basically free, too. I was coin roll hunting quarters, and I found a W quarter and wanted to trade it for something better, so I traded it for my large cent! My 1830 large cent has a hole in the middle of it, because someone had made it into a washer (washers used to cost 3 cents each, or you could make your own for one cent, so a lot of people did). It was at my local coin store and priced at only $1, but the guy gave it to me for free 😃 . My 1803 large cent I got in an ebay auction, 1/4 of it is clipped off. My 1797 large cent was free at a coin show, and it had no date, but I did some dating methods and it worked! Thanks for reading!

15 Jan 2021

Penny Box #1 and #2 Finds

Coins | CoinHunter

HI! I just wanted to let you guys know that I hunted the first of the four boxes of pennies on Wednesday earlier this week and I didn't make a blog about what I found because I didn't find anything very cool but nevertheless here are the finds: 13 wheats (including one 1936, but it is bent up and dug up), 10 2009s, 8 S mints, 4 Canadians (including 1 1964 Young Head), a 1964 that I am pretty sure is a proof, and lastly, 6 1969-D Floating Roof Errors (This was the first hunt that I looked for them) I also am going to list the the finds of the #2 box which I hunted yesterday: 6 wheats (including a 1919 in the very first roll, and a 1939-S which I need for my folder!), 3 2009s, 3 Canadians, 2 S Mints, 1 dime, two 1969-D Floating Roof Errors, and the best of Both boxes, a 1979-D Rim Cud Error, these two boxes are a good example of "Quality over quantity". Thanks for reading and I will let you know what I find in the last two boxes.

17 Dec 2020

1909 Cent Pieces

Coins-United States | user_93866

Hi everyone! This is my second blog post this week and I am going to talk about the production of one cent pieces in 1909. In the year 1909 the United States mint produced Indian Head Cents and the first year of Lincoln Cents. President Teddy Roosevelt decided that after fifty years of the same coin designs that they needed to change. He had Augustus Saint-Gaudens design the new gold pieces but he passed away before the new cent could be designed. As a result Victor David Brenner designed the new Lincoln Head Wheat Cent. As the cents were released into circulation in 1909 a lot of people noticed the designer's initials at the bottom of the coin V.D.B. Many people felt it was too much and that he did not deserve to put his initials at the bottom because he already got payment for designing the coin. The people felt like they were too bold and very noticeable. Within days the initials of Victor David Brenner were removed creating a rare collectors cent. The initials were not completely removed, if you look at today’s cents his initials are at the bottom of Lincoln sleeve and are not nearly as noticeable as in 1909. The VDB cents minted at the San Francisco mint are very desirable because they only minted a few hundred thousand of the VDB cents at that mint in 1909. The Indian Head Cent was minted for the first part of 1909 ending it’s fifty year long production form when the first one was minted in 1859. The Indian Head Cent took the place of the Flying Eagle Cent which was the first small cent ever produced in the United States. The Flying Eagle Cent was only struck for four years. The Lincoln Head Wheat Cent started it’s production in 1909 and finished the reverse of it switched design in 1959 to the memorial. After 1909 Victor David Brenner's initials were never put on the reverse of the cent again. Today, both the Indian Head cent and Wheat Cent if minted at the San Francisco mint in 1909 are very rare and collectible. I hope that I could find a 1909 Wheat Cent in circulation but that does not seem very possible. You never know what you might find in pocket change so I am going to keep looking. Thanks so much for reading this blog post!

25 Jun 2020

Plesant Surprises

Coins-United States | slybluenote

As I have previously mentioned, I purchased a 2009 Proof Set due to the price of the set. When I received it in the mail and opened it, I was surprised to find an extra panel with 5 individual Lincoln cents. Of course this led me to investigate why these cents were added into this particular set. As some of you are probably aware, this was the Bicentennial Lincoln Cent year. Lincoln's birth was 200 years earlier and it had been 100 years since the Lincoln cent was minted by the U.S. Mint.

19 May 2020

Coins in your Pocket - Cent Errors and Varieties

Coins | JudeA

Hello! It has been awhile! With all this "fun stuff" going around, school and other stuff has kept me away from the ANA for some time. I hope I can keep blogging regularly now. Also, I was one of the first of 3 people to send the correct answers from a CONECA contest, so I will be receiving my prize in the mail in a couple of weeks! Look for a blog on that soon. Anyways, I was thinking what I could blog on, since nothing really Numismatic has happened lately. I remembered my old, "Coins in your Pocket" blogs, and decided to write another of those! This edition doesn't focus on just normal coins, but focuses on the errors that I search for. I will be covering cents in this blog. Hope you enjoy!

17 Feb 2019

4 Most Valuable Small Cents

Coins-United States | iccoins

To many people, a “penny” is worth just 1 cent. It’s a coin that, with only one, you could buy absolutely nothing with, except maybe a paperclip from someone on the street. Little do some people know, some cents are so valuable that you could use just one to pay for a nice house or pay off your exceedingly expensive student loans from college. This list goes in order of date. They do not go in any particular value order.

08 Nov 2018

Poor but excellent

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great trip downtown today. The tree at Macy's Walnut Room is beautiful. Lunch was beautiful, too. All you can eat buffet! My favorite waiter served me and I was in heaven. Oh yes...there was a trip to the coin shop too.


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