CMCC's Collections

15 Oct 2016

My Type Set


I will add pictures eventually! I forgot to make the pictures a smaller size and can't import them! I have been working on building a type set since the beginning of last year. An experienced collector may not be impressed yet, but there are a few specimens that I am proud of. Some coins are popular beauties and others have quite a story behind them in either history or how I came to acquire them. I also have been working on upgrading coins to NGC or PCGS slabs, and I am up to 13 (I think). Those are as follows: 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent NGC MS-64 BN, interesting diagonal streaks. One of the newest coins for my type set. 1883 No Cents Liberty Nickel, PCGS MS-63, common coin, but a beautiful edition to my collection. The other new coin. 1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel, NGC MS-64, beautiful strong strike. The highest price I have paid for any coin in my collection. 1938-D Jefferson Nickel, PCGS MS-64 1943-D Jefferson War Nickel, PCGS MS-65+ FS 1941-S Mercury Dime, NGC MS-66, almost FB 1948-D Silver Roosevelt Dime, PCGS MS-66 FB 1983-S Clad Roosevelt Dime, PCGS PR-69 (Only $1.00, why not?) 1962 Silver Washington Quarter, PCGS PR-69 1963 Franklin Half Dollar, PCGS PR-65 2000-S Sacagawea Dollar, NGC PR-69 (Bargain Bin) 2007-S George Washington Dollar, NGC PR-70 (My only "perfect" coin) 2009-S Native American Dollar, NGC PR-69 (Only two times face value!) That actually does come out to 13. My unslabbed specimens include: Large Cents: 1810 Classic Head AG-3 1833 Coronet Head G-4 1838 Modified Matron Head G-4 1840 Braided Hair, Small Head, F-12 1849 Braided Hair, Large Head, VF-20 Small Cents: 1857 Flying Eagle, VG-8 1859 Laurel Wreath Indian Head, G-4 1862 Copper Nickel Indian Head, G-4 1896 Bronze Indian Head, XF-40 1941 Lincoln Wheat, Uncirculated 1943 Lincoln Wheat Steel, Brilliant Uncirculated 1959 Bronze Memorial Cent, Gem Proof 2002-S Zinc Memorial Cent, Gem Proof Two-Cents thru Halves: 1865 Two-Cent Piece, G-4 1852 Trime, F-12 1881 Nickel Three Cent, VF-20 1843 Half Dime, F-12 (Metal Detected) 1858 Seated Liberty Dime, G-4 1916 Barber Dime, AU-50 (Metal Detected) 1865 Seated Liberty Quarter, F-12 (Key Date, Metal Detected by my 10-year-old brother) 1853 Arrows and Rays Quarter, F-12 1877 Seated Liberty Quarter, with Motto F-12 (Metal Detected) 1917 Standing Liberty Quarter, FR-2 1920 Standing Liberty Quarter, F-15 1926 Standing Liberty Quarter, F-12 1935 Washington Quarter, BU 1984-S Clad Washington Quarter, Proof Silver Clad Bicenntennial Quarter, Proof 1860-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar, FR-2 1908 Barber Half Dollar, VG-8 1944-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar, AU-50 1964-D 90% Kennedy, Unc. 1967 40% Kennedy, VF Bicenntennial Kennedy, Unc. 2005-D Kennedy Half Dollar, Gem BU Dollars: 1883-O Morgan Dollar, BU 1922 Peace Dollar, BU 1974 Ike Dollar, BU Clad Bicenntennial Ike Dollar, Proof 1981-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar, Unc. Slabbed Specimens Include: 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent, PCGS MS-64 BN 1883 No Cents Liberty Nickel, PCGS MS-63 1913 Ty. 1 Buffalo Nickel, NGC MS-64 1938-D Jefferson Nickel, PCGS MS-64 1943-D Jefferson Nickel, PCGS MS-65 FS 1941-S Mercury Dime, NGC MS-66 1948-D Roosevelt Dime, PCGS MS-66 1983-S Roosevelt Dime, PCGS PR-69 DCAM 1962 Washington Quarter, PCGS PR-69 2010-S White Mountain Quarter, PCGS PR-69 DCAM 1962 Franklin Half Dollar, PCGS PR-65 2000-S Sacagawea Dollar, NGC PR-69 DCAM 2009-S Native American Dollar, NGC PR-69 DCAM 2007-S Washington Presidential Dollar, NGC PR-70 DCAM I hope to get more slabbed specimens as well as higher grade specimens, and I will try to get some pictures up!

10 Apr 2015

Classic Head for $7.50!


For this whole year, I have been searching eBay for a good deal on a good Classic Head Large Cent, which is the toughest 19th century large cent to obtain. Finally, I found a beautiful 1812 large cent. I only had $15.33 for my own collection, and the bids frightened me: $5.00, $7.00, $9.00, $13.00, and then $26.01. Miss. My other one on my watchlist was an AG 1810 with not-so-bad pitting. $0.99, $2.99, $4.00, $5.50. It was ending tonight, but it was time for bed, and there were still 3 hours. I put a final bid of $7.50, and went to bed. In the morning, I had won it at my max bid of $7.50!

09 Apr 2015

Morgan Dollars!


I have already had 5 morgan dollars accumulating in my collection. In one of the Numismatist magazines, it mentioned how silver dollars just continually pile up in one's collection, and I have found it to be true! January 28th 2014: As a late birthday present, a close friend gave me a bright, shiny, glistening 1885-O Morgan. As it was my first silver dollar in my collection, I was so excited for my first silver dollar, and that is was an old Morgan, that I didn't even look at the reverse until I was asked, "Is that 'O' in the back the mintmark?" I checked, and sure enough, it was an 1885-O. I am no professional grader, but I believe it to be an AU-58. January 13th 2015: As a late Christmas present, someone else gave me one of her Morgans, an AG-3 1896-O. This one is by far the lowest grade, but it is also the rarest by about 3,000,000. Same day: A couple of hours later, my birthday package arrived, and in it was an AU-50 1902 Morgan. January 15th 2015: As a birthday present, the same person who gave me the AU-58 1885-O gave me a VF-30 1884-O, although cleaned. This is my oldest Morgan, but it is my least favorite, being polished. April 7th 2015: As a Resurrection Sunday present, our grandparents sent us another package, and out popped an XF-40 1886 with interesting toning on the reverse. This is my most common, but I like the toning. Altogether, I have 5 of them, and their total values are around $190.00.

07 Apr 2015

New Morgan Dollar!


For holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Resurrection Sunday, along with several birthdays, our Grandparents send us packages, and there is a little something for each and every one of us, and often they'll send me a coin. For my last birthday, they gave me a 1902 AU-50 Morgan Dollar, and it was a pleasant surprise. Just yesterday, as I was taking out the trash with my brother, he checked the mail, and a big package in his face startled him! We immediately knew who it was from, and I shouted it up to the house (Everyone was enjoying the outdoors on a warm, 70 degree evening). I hauled my brother and the package--and the mail, and then when we put the wagon away, we all ran inside. I pulled out my bag, but didn't feel anything round. I shook the bag upside-down, and out popped an Eisenhower dollar, no, No, NO! A Morgan Dollar! It is an 1886 in XF-40 condition. It has some interesting black toning on the reverse.

09 Mar 2015

New coins!


I have a friend that I trade with, and a couple months ago I sent him a few coins, and I just got some recently. I got a 1946-S Wheat, 1928-D Wheat, 1918-D Wheat, and one other date (can't remember). Also, I got a 1830 Colonial coin and a 1788 Colonial coin. These are some great specimens (in my eyes) as these are my first colonials and the 1788 in the oldest coin in my collection by 65 years (besides the other colonial).

04 Mar 2015

New Silver, New Token, New Story!


I so wish I would've been able to bring my Metal Detector to the bank, but the ground was so frozen and had around 10 inches of snow on the ground (and there was barely any dirt anyway!), so metal detecting was immediately put out of question. At the Creation Museum, the last thing we did was go into the bookstore (which had much more than books!). In there, I found 2 different sets of 'Coins of the Bible,' which were $11 each and had 6 ancient coin replicas in each. I decided to stay with US coins, so I just bought a coin album $6.00 with a Creation Museum cover and a flat penny. When we got home, everyone noticed 2 chocolates on each of our beds. I went up and ate one, and then later was going to go eat the other, when I noticed two large, round objects. 'A SILVER EAGLE!!!' I thought, I then ran downstairs, nearly forgetting the massive, 2 in. token. I will be putting a blog up soon about the token for identification help. So our trip did has some numismatic items included!

13 Feb 2015



This is going to be my last collection that is part of my "My Coin Collection So Far" Collection, except for something new that I made for my collection. I am making this blog to show all the silver in my collection. Currently, it comes to 6.0 troy ounces. Silver Roosevelt Dimes: My first Roosevelt was an AU-50 1961, this somehow made its way into my collection (see more in my blog about how my collection started). A few months later, I got an VF-30 to XF-40 1946, this is the one with the darker tarnishing on it. The next was a worn VF 1948, this was my first silver dime I found in a bank roll. Next came an XF-45 to AU-55 1950-S, I really love this one, because it has an 'S' mintmark and is a better date. Later I bought my error: an XF to AU 1964-D Clipped Planchet, I won this for $5.69. In June of 2014, I metal detected an XF 1946 (the one with the lesser toning), last of all was a BU 1964, this one was my second and last 90% silver coin found in a bank roll. I would guess that this was accidentally put in a bank roll from someone's collection, because it is in absoulutely Brilliant Uncirculated condition, except for some light blemishes on Roosevelt's face. To a Metal Detectorist, silver Roosevelt Dimes are called "Rosie's." Mercury Dimes: In November 2013, I was given an AU or Weak Strike BU 1945 Mercury Dime. Everywhere seems to be BU on this coin, but the bands are worn on the reverse. This one I estimated @ $6.00. Next month, I got a F-12 1944 Mercury Dime. In January of 2014, I got an XF 1942, and then in June, I got a F-VF 1924-S Mercury Dime. This one is very tarnished, but I love it, because it is old and has a mintmark, and has under 10,000,000 minted. What I find that is funny, is that I have metal detected a last year Barber and a first year 'Rosie', but none of the 'Mercs' In between! Barber Dimes: In September 2013, I got an AG-3+ 1902-O Mercury Dime. I was so excited over my $2 coin, especially since it had the 'O' Mintmark; this was my first coin from a non-existent mint. In December 2013, I metal detected an XF+ 1916 Barber Dime (see more about metal detecting finds in my blog!), this one is worth about $35-$50. In September of 2014, I found a F-12 to F-15 1914 Barber Dime, this one is worth $3-4. In October 2014, I bought a lot of 9 better date barber dimes (1895-S x 2, 1900-O x 4, and 1905-o micro O x 3). I made $8 profit, and I kept a FR-2 to AG-3 1900-O and a G-4 Damaged 1905-o Barber Dimes. Silver Quarters and Halves: In 2013, I got 1956 VF and 1945 VF Washingtons, I got them about 4 months apart from each other. In 2015, I got an AU-50 to AU-55 1964-D Washington, I really love this one because of the reverse mintmark; and then I got an AG 'S' Mintmark SLQ. Most people would call it dateless, but I was not satisfied with 'dateless', so, with heavy magnification, I saw part of a '7', so I identified it as a 1917-S Type 2. In 2013, I got an AU-Unc. 1964-D Kennedy Half Dollar, this was a date I longed to have, because it was a one-year issue (90%) and had the reverse mintmark. I was so excited when I saw it, that I didn't check for a mintmark, and when I did, I was even more excited! Just recently I got a VF-XF 1967 40% Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Dollars: Last January, for my birthday, I got a circa AU-58 1885-O Morgan Dollar, on January 12th, a friend of mine gave me an AG 1896-O Morgan Dollar. That very same day, a box arrived in the mail, which contained clothes and things for me and my six siblings. In a tape box, there was an AU-50 1902 Morgan Dollar. Only a couple of days later, I was given a cleaned VF-30 1884-O Morgan Dollar. In three days I got three morgan dollars and my silver weight increased by 67%! From 3.6 Ounces to 6.0!!! I am not going to discuss war nickels, because there are only 11 dates for 4 years. Happy Silver Stacking Everyone!!!

06 Feb 2015

Modern Jefferson Nickels to dateless Liberty Nickels to Shield Nickels!!!


As I often keep some of the lowest grade coins from lots, because they will not sell, like dateless Liberty V Nickels, I own many low grade coins. But, I own some better grade coins as well. Last February I won a lot on eBay for $18.50; it included a F 1865 Nickel Three-Cent, an AG 1867 No Rays Shield Nickel, an XF 1883 No Cents Liberty Nickel, a VG 1912-D Liberty Nickel, a F 1937 Buffalo Nickel, and a F 1943-S War Nickel. These coins started Discontinued Denominations (which has not grown by a single coin since), Shield Nickels, and Liberty Nickels. I then roll hunted a lot, which boosted late buffalo nickels and Jefferson Nickels, including 1938, 1939-S, 1943-S, 1945-D, 1949-S, 1951-S, 1955, and 1958 Nickels, and every single San Francisco date except for 1938-S and the War Nickel dates; all of which are better dates. I also bought BU 1941 and 1946 nickels, VF 1944-D and 1945-S War Nickels, and a few others. I bought a 1938-1961 Jefferson Nickel Folder, and now the only missing dates are 1938-DS, 1939-D, 1942-PS (Silver), 1944-S, 1945-P, 1950 and the key 1950-D. I also have the 1962-1995 and the 1996- Jefferson nickel folders, those of which I don't collect so enthusiastically. I also have the Liberty Head and Buffalo Nickels. Most of my older buffalo nickels are acid treated, unfortunately. I bought my 1913-D Type 1 (see my last blog for better details), 1914-D (acid), and 1938-D (possibly D/S). I acid treated others from rolls and got 1913 Type 2, 1914, 1918 in VF(no acid), 1918-D, 1919 PDS, 1921, 1928-D, and more common dates. The only buffalo nickels dates that I don't have in acid are 1913-D Type 1, 1916, 1918, 1925-D, 1928-S, 1934-D, 1935, 1935-S, 1936-PDS, 1937-PDS, and 1938-D(/S?). Liberty Nickels have only 33 dates (minus 1913), and only 3 are very rare, so you can get 30 dates without too much difficulty and money. I had won a lot of 180 Liberty nickels for $91.51, and in it I found an 1886 in G-4 to G-6 condition, which I sold for $100.00. I then, because of the great success, kept 25 of them, including a VG 1883 No Cents, 1889-1893, 1895-1904, 1907-1912 and 1912-D. Even then, I made $200 from $91.51!!! I then bought another lot of 100 1800's Liberty Nickels for $100, and I kept an AG 1883 With Cents, G 1887, AG 1888, G 1890 and G-6 1893 (the original 1890 and 1893 had been acid treated). I then bought an 1894 for $5.61 off of eBay, and G 1905 and 1906 V Nickels for $3.00. I am planning on buying an 1884 nickel, so I can have a complete set of semi-key to common date Liberty Head V Nickels!!! I had only 1 Shield Nickel, that being an AG 1867 No Rays. I bought a lot of 19 Acid Treated shield nickels for $31.00, sold 11 off for $22.00, and kept the rest, including 3 1866's, one 1866 or 67 with rays, 1867 With Rays, 1867 Without Rays, 1868, and 1869. My last nickel I have is a F-12 or F-15 Nickel Three-Cent piece! About the pictures: The first picture shows my WWJ Nickel PDS sets, and other types of nickels in my collection; the top 2 x 3 case is Philadelphia, the middle is Denver, and the bottom is San Francisco. The second picture has my newest nickels, and my oldest nickels.

29 Jan 2015

My Coin Collection So Far


I am new to ANA but I have been a collector for 19 months, so I want to show you guys what's in my collection: In the cover picture, I have my three 'O' Morgan Dollars, dated 1884-O in VF, 1885-O in AU-55 or 58, and 1896-O in AG-3. The next picture is my Proof Set of Westward Journey Nickels. The next picture is some of the best coins in my collection: 1973-S Proof Set; 1905-O Micro o Barber Dime, BU Jefferson Nickels, dated 1941 and 1946, and crusty 1853 Large Cent in F-12 condition, and a couple of other ones. The last picture is my Coins of the Twentieth Century Folder, where I have an 1883 IHP, 1941 BU Wheat Cent, 1943 AU Steel Cent; 1960 BU Memorial Cent, 1912 VG V Nickel, 1936 Buffalo Nickel, 1965 BU Jefferson Nickel, 1943-S War Nickel, 1914 F-15 Barber Dime, 1944 F-15 Mercury Dime, 1946 VF/XF Roosevelt Dime; Dateless 'S' SLQ, 1964-D AU Silver Quarter, 1964 and 1967 Halves, 1902 Morgan Dollar, 1972 and 1976 Eisenhower Dollars, and 1979 and 2000 Dollars. Other coins in my collection are 3 Barber Dimes, 3 Mercury Dimes, 6 Roosevelt Dimes, 2 Washington Quarters (Silver), 300 Wheat Cents, 1 Shield Nickel, 50 Liberty Nickels, 95 Buffalo Nickels, 11 War Nickels, and about 100 Other Coins.


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