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19 Oct 2022

YN Auction Grab Bag Win!

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Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while--I've been super busy ever since school started back up. I got a job working at the local coin store! But that's not what this is about-this is about the grab bag I won in the YN auction! It was the first grab bag auctioned off--I'd been waiting for it. Once I received it, I was shocked! I was expecting a lot worse coins than these! So this blog is for the people who were constantly commenting (one of them was me) about "what's in the grab bags??" and "Who here has gotten grab bags before? What's in them??" and "we need another space cat background!" (That definitely wasn't me) Anyways, let's get started.First, we have the tokens. There was a "good luck token," a "no cash value token," two transit tokens and two tax tokens. Moving on, because those weren't very interesting, there were two ANA medals. One was proof strike from 2003, and the other was from 1992. They are smaller than a silver dollar but bigger than a half. Next, there were three wheaties. One is a 1930 S, another is a 1928 S, and the last one is a countermarked 1955 D (see pictures!) Then there were a couple assorted world coins, Including a MS Ukraine coin from 2018, A British large cent, an British half cent, a British three pence, and a Canadian quarter. All pretty common. Then there were some a little bit better world coins, including a 1958 Portuguese 50 Centavos, a 1938 British large penny, a 1945 French Five Francs, and a 1962 Swiss 1/2 Frank (or Franc? not sure). Then some very nice World coins-- a 1915 Cuban coin, an 1888 Dominican Republic 2 1/2 Centavos, a 1876 Norwegian 1 Ore, A 1879 Spanish 10 Centavos, and a very high mint state 1944 10 cents from the Netherlands! Then there was a coin I was NOT expecting-a struck off-planchet error! My first good error coin besides a die cud!! Then there was one of those blank penny planchet things form the mint-now my second blank planchet, but a nice one!! Then, off course, they have to toss in a bit of silver! A 1968 Kennedy 40% silver half dollar. These aren't rare or anything, but they have silver value. Last but certainly not least, we have the 1781 Prussian Coin! I love these kinds of old 18th century coins--I was bummed that there weren't any in the auction this year, so I was excited to see this!There you have it, that's all! Not nearly as interesting as the gold, but still a decent win! Congratulations to those of you who won something in this year's YN Auction!

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04 May 2022

My 19th and 20th century type small denomination coin collection

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This is my partial set that I am currently working on, and I am hoping to get a folder for it soon. I enjoy the obsolete coins, such as the 2 cent piece, three cent pieces, flying eagle cent, copper-nickel cents, and shield nickels below. The two cent piece was the first U.S. coin to say In God We Trust, for those of you who didn't know (if any). The 1913 type I Buffalo nickel was exciting to get, I got some dateless buffalo nickels from my local coin store, and soaked them in hydrogen peroxide and vinegar (It does the same as nic-a-date) and that's what I got! I've also done that with shield nickels. Thanks for reading!

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26 Apr 2022

Bank Dump Bin Score!!

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Hello coin collectors! this is my second post, and I wanted to give you this (hopefully) helpful coin collecting tip!I had watched a video about someone who had gone to the bank and asked them if he could go through their reject coins (coin that are damaged, oddly sized, magnetic, anything like that). He found a bunch of Ikes, and a silver eagle!! I thought to myself, why don't I try? So I went to the bank, and asked the lady if they had a "dump bin." She said that they didn't, but they have a big magnet in their coin counter to catch foreign coins. She let me look through those and keep whatever I wanted, because they throw it all away afterwards. So I did, and scored a lot of foreign coins! I haven't tried the other bank yet, but I want to soon. Ask your banks about their dump bins! Thanks for reading!!

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26 Apr 2022

Large Cents

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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!

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