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01 Dec 2021

Storage and this and that!

Collecting Tips | slybluenote

Well, it’s that time of year folks. Unlike last year, this years inventory is being accomplished digitally, which to me is a massive undertaking due to my seniority and the learning curve involved. I’m using Numbers for my spreadsheet/inventory and Pages Note Taker for my journal. I’m making great strides on my inventory. I’ve got my purchases from last year entered along with a couple of entries from 2020 that I had neglected to enter. Each sheet is named for a denomination with multiple tables including one for supplies. It’s not 100 % done, but it’s relatively close. I still have to convert my 2020 and 2019 entries. My coin closet is in disarray as can be expected during a inventory, but I have last year’s pen and paper inventory to assist me, so needless to say, keeping accurate account of your inventory is of the utmost tasks you can achieve. I’m also considering replacing the dehumidifier at this time also. Storage is also one of the things that should be of particular concern.

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06 Nov 2021

My Next Endeavor?

Coins-United States | slybluenote

Top O' the morning folks! Reading LongBeard's thread reminded me of one of my earlier posts in which I promised to share some nickels that I had recently purchased. I bought them all except for the 1913 Buffalo which came from my mom's collection. The first one is a 1950-D Jefferson, which is a key date in the series. That's the main reason I wanted it. The second reason that I wanted it is that it's BU and very pleasing to the eye. The mintage for this coin is 2,630,030, weighs in at 5 grams, is composed of .750 copper and .250 nickel and has a diameter of 21.2 mm and was designed by Felix Schlag. If you're going to have a collection, you need the key date coins, right? The next pictures are of a set of "Wartime Silver Nickels". These were made between 1942 and 1945 and were made from silver alloy due to the WWII war effort. The lowest mintage for these years is the 1942-P, Proof, Silver which is 27,600 and also weighs 5 grams, and is made of .560 copper, .350 silver, .090 manganese, and these coins were also designed by Felix Schlag. The last 2 pictures are of a 1935 Buffalo nickel that my mom had saved. This nickel is made of .750 copper, .250 nickel, weighs 5 grams, and is also 21.2 mm in diameter. The 1935 Buffalo or as some folks call it a Indian Head has a mintage of 58,264,000 and was designed by James Earle Fraser. My mom was 3 years old when this coin was made and I'm sure it had some special meaning to her or she wouldn't have saved it. I've already put it into a slab along with the 1950-D and added to my collection, but I did mark the Buffalo as "not for sale"! In conclusion, when you see these pictures put on my "collections page" and you see me start referencing "A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels"you will know for sure that I've started collecting these coins in earnest! Until then, enjoy the pictures, stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free!P.S. the last picture is of me when I went down to Virginia recently to visit family and when I got the 1935 Buffalo nickel.

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