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29 Sep 2022

FREAK SHOW 1968 – XXI

Coins | Haney

Well as I have been on a roll with my little band of Washington misfits, let us continue with two new performers one from the city of brotherly love and the other from the mile high city, strange I had to look the latter up despite having traveling thru there several times. These two chaps are a little on the skinny side weighing in at 4.6 and 4.7 grams respectively due to the fact they are short some covering. At some point in the process they both showed up to the coin press missing a layer of nickel that typically hides a wonderful layer of copper. Furthermore not only did they show up half dressed, but they both landed heads up prior to receiving their die impressions. So this way both the date and the error are together for your appreciation and more importantly mine. Not to say I do not have examples of particular irregularity in other denominations that is best appreciated by the reverse but those are just place holders, hopefully Franklin did not hear that, until I can find the numbers 1, 9, 6, and 8 on the copper side. Both of my fiends are graded uncirculated though visually the Philadelphia example has a lot of fire left whereas the Denver example has reached a warm red brown, if you’re a train nut it approximates mineral brown. Surprisingly both struck up rather well despite the reduction in volume of metal to work with, though the eagle is much sharper on the piece from the mother mint.

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29 Oct 2021

FREAK SHOW 1968 – XVIII

Coins | Haney

Well the last week of October is finally here and so it the final FREAK for this year.

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13 Oct 2021

FREAK SHOW 1968 – XVI

| Haney

Today as I looked among my ghoulish group to shine the spot light on a singular performer from my cast of misfits I kept landing upon two individuals and for similar yet different reasons.

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13 Sep 2021

Freak Show 1968 – XII

Coins | Haney

Today I present another cast member enlisted from that Texas auction house that parades out large groups of Freak and Oddities recently in all exclusive error auctions.

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