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12 Sep 2020

Local Coin Shop Pickups

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Hi everyone! I was at my local coin shop yesterday and I thought that I should share some of what took place there. So first and foremost, last time I went there I bought an 1863 Indian Head Cent for $12. Several days later, I noticed some form of die cud on the reverse. I posted on the forum and thanks to your help I found out it was a die break line. So yesterday I took the coin back to the coin shop and sold it back to them for $50. With that I bought an 1859 Indian Head cent in very fine condition. Meanwhile my mom was looking around and found a gold coin that was made in the charlotte mint, which I didn't know existed. From a bucket of indian head cents I found an 1865, 1879, a AU 1905, some fillers, and two higher grade 1909s all for $1.80 each. In the showcase, I got 4 BU red 1960s upgrades, and a 2019 W. It had to be in MS 69 grade or possibly 70. What I realized is that they had a lower mintage than the 1909 S VDB, so it wouldn't be bad to have a high grade one in the future. Another discovery I made is the existence of 2009 COPPER proof cents. Other than that I got a few foreigns including an Canadian large cent. I think for a 14 year old I did pretty good, and soon I plan on opening spaces in my binders for proofs. Until then, keep on collecting! Your fellow numismatist, Timothy

10 Sep 2020

A late greetings from a new member

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Hello everybody! My apologies, I meant to make a blog to introduce myself sooner. My name is Timothy and I am a "Young Numismatist". I have had a collection for about three years but didn't get serious until about a year and a half ago. I was inspired to build a collection after seeing a large coin collection my dad inherited. I primarily collect small cents starting with the flying eagle cents, but I also have a few other collections. For example, I have been working on a US type set, which I think is important if you focus on only one denomination. Mostly because you can also see all the different designs and old coins from collections you don't have. I have a small foreign coin collection and a few US and foreign bills. Every other month I have to get an infusion at a hospital an hour from my house and I noticed a coin shop in that area. This is now my local coin shop that helps me expand my collection, since I prefer to see the coins in person. I have always known about the ANA but never though of joining it. But last June I joined, mostly for the monthly Numismatist. Recently I have been getting more involved in the coin community and now here I am! Thankyou all for reading, and happy coin collecting! Your fellow numismatist, Timothy

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