Mike 's Blog

11 Mar 2021

Cents And Why I Like Them!!

Coins | Mike

Hi everyone I hope your doing well. Today I will write about cents. Not who designed them weather it's the Indian Head or the regular Lincolns. We know that. Now I did not put all the reverses up believe me there just as nice as the obverse. I did put up two I think. Now looking at these you would think they just be worth allot. But this is not about value. Yes there are a few.

Now the reason I bought these was the one reason we buy coins. It catches your eye. These caught mine. Now these are just a few. But I want you to understand these coins in your hand there is nothing like the beauty of a red cent.The mirror finish when you look at these you can see part of your reflection. The pictures do not do these cents or my others justice. I like the ones with the cameo in the Lincoln. They were made at West Point.

Now your thinking about value . I will bring some up. Some of these go for 28.00 first time I ever wrote The price of a coin in my blog. Like I said they caught my eye. The beauty of these is the age. If some. That you have to appreciate. Coins so old yet so red. My theory is a collector bought boxes of these years ago and stored them. Only one was found in cent rolling. The 1931 S. Only 866.000 made. I was sitting in the house my wife gives me the change and I saw a red cent. I turned off over and to my surprise there it was.

Now I got into collecting these just like most of us. Rolling . It's fun, it takes up your time and you never know what you will find. This pushed me into collecting cents. I have most but not the so called key dates. There the ones you have to buy for a large amount. The 1909 V.D.B. Now I bought that years ago. The best part is the cent was not that much!. I was surprised. However it has began to move. My friend told me he was one at auction going for a.very fair sum..
The 1909 Indian head you can see by the holder I picked that up years ago.. Timing is everything. You never know what will move and what wont. That's why I picked these up raw. Yes some raw on ebay. They cost a few bucks but when I got them home I said I have to get more. So that's why I bought these and others. To show you cents have a little bit of everthing. I looked on eBay yesterday some graded PR.68 were very cheep. That's because of the mintage. But red proof cents are a blessing to this hobby. There fun there beautiful and afforable. I wish I had better pictures but you can see how good looking they are. My 1797 copper tokens many are red red brown. I call the art in copper. So don't give up on these. When I show the to friends where did you get a coin that old.so new? So new. That's why I love them. Take care.




Level 5

Those are amazing! It's crazy how you found the 1931 S in the condition it is in. I especially like the 1909 VDB, they look so great in mint state red! Keep up the good work


Level 4

Glad to see a 1796 cent.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Excellent blog Mike!! I love the old red cents...and just copper cents in general. This inspires me to keep going on my Indian and Lincoln sets....although 90% of my collection is raw...only the keys dates are slabbed. What a beautiful collection you have there my friend

Mike once again delivers A+ content here! Cents will forever live in the hall of fame for coins. Keep up the good work Mike!

Nice coins!


Level 4

nice cents. Also great blog


Level 4

Great looking collection. Red all the way.


Level 5

Truly beautiful red, red brown and brown coins! Excellent post!


Level 7

Very good observation . Nuff Said

Long Beard

Level 5

I'm with you, Mike. Nothing beats a full red with hints of deep maroon. Especially the Canadian large cent reverse, very tough to find exhibiting that quality yet simply stunning if you see one.

The MoKe

Level 6

Wonderful assortment of Beauties, MIke. Thanks for sharing, you probably just bumped-up the sales of Red Lincolns with this Blog.


Level 6

Look at all those beautiful RED Cents! Thanks Mike for sharing this part of your collection with us! ; )


Level 5

I personally love collecting copper. I don't like it at the same time as an investment. Copper can turn brown, which can make a coin's value drop like a brick.


Level 5

Really nice Mike. You have a really nice collection of coins. We should all follow your example. Thanks


Level 5

Beautiful coins! Nice blog.


Level 5

Mike delivers again!! I love your blogs, my friend. You know that I love cents very, very much. Pricing, timing, and budgeting are all very important when buying all coins, especially cents. Catch you on the next one! (:


Level 6

You have some beautiful coins, Thanks for sharing.


Level 6

Those are some true red beauties. All bought for the best reason. Thanks for showing them to us. Great!


Level 5

Gotta loves those red cents! One cent is the foundational basis for the rest of our coins and currency. It is for this reason that they should never be discontinued. Copper has always been the base metal of the cent, and it is where they get their lustrous beauty. I'm glad that the aluminum cent was never adopted and that the zinc base metal used today is copper plated. Though I am not a cent collector, I appreciate attractively toned red/brown copper cents and tokens!


Level 5

Great blog Mike. Buy them because you like them. No better reason.

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