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03 Feb 2022

my review of the 2022 silver eagle and an opinion on the women's quarters

Coins | Tyler Heldt

Hello yn’s it's been a while since I've posted a blog but I'm back. Recently I acquired the 2022 silver eagle at a coin show. To start off with, I'm a big fan of the silver eagle and I think they're cool. The 2022 silver eagle is no different than the 2021 with the new design on the reverse. I have the West point mint coin. Another cool thing about this coin is that it is not made for circulation and is America's silver bullion coin. The new reverse suits this coin well and it reminds me of the walking liberty half dollar of the early 20th century even though it is too big to be a walking liberty half. It is pure silver like the last one. Now we get to the opinion part. This is controversial and this is my opinion and I would like to hear yours too but I think the new women's quarters could be better. I like the reverse but the obverse just doesn't look right for one Washington is on the wrong side it's not like any other quarter. And it looks too high to be a circulation coin. Don't get me wrong I love my high relief but i think it is over the top. The obverse is a rip off from the 1999 washington half eagle. It's not even original. I appreciate that they at least tried to make a new coin but I think they failed at it. It just does not look good to me and there are so many better designs than the one we have now. If they were going to redesign a coin it should be the Jefferson nickel. The reverse has been the same for years and the America the Beautiful series had nothing wrong with it and was the only series with the exception of the 2019 1 cent piece to be minted at west point. Also near the bottom of Washington's hair there is no detail. It looks like the artist kinda gave up at the bottom and it does not look good in my opinion there should be a different obverse design. I'm waiting to see what the proof coins are going to look like. I think the United States mint could have done better and I think they did not choose the best design for the coin and the original design had nothing wrong with it and it was known and loved. I believe with a few design tweeks the new women's quarters could be something good but for now there not the best design

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29 Nov 2021

how to make a good united states type set

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First you will need a good type set folder. I have the Whitman 20th to 21st century american type set. It's about 20 dollars and all I can afford sense I am a yn. There also is the dansco united states type set. It covers all of the US coins but it is 180 dollars so it is more for the veterans. Second you will need to find the coins, some of the coins you can find in circulation and are easy to find. Like the Lincoln 1 cent with the shield or the Lincoln cent with the memorial and maybe a wheat cent if you can find the uncommon but there is a high chance you will find one. Also you can find the america, the beautiful and state series and the eagle but this is all clad and finding silver quarters are a rare occurrence finding dimes is good but really the only dime that you can find is a clad dime all other dimes are rare because they are silver. Nikals are a little different; you can rarely find a buffalo. Also, it's rare to find a war nickel . But you can find some early Jefferson nickel there, not uncommon. Half dollars are where the coins start to get pricey. A 1915 barber half dollar in xf condition is about 28 dollars or at least that's what I got mine for. The walking liberty is not as bad; you can get an ok one for about 10 dollars. A franklin is about its worth in weight in silver unless its in ms condition same with the kennedy 90% but a 40% is about 4 dollars and a clad is 50 cents. Large dollars are even expensive. I picked up a morgan dollar New Orleans mint mark at the Whitman coin show for 80 dollars in ms condicion. Peace dollars are the same price. They are very expensive and both coins are 90% silver and vaulde more for the coin than the silver. Also you can look for the eisenhower dollars they are hard to find but not expensive. I would recommend just buying one. Now small dollars are not that hard to find but you will probably end up buying them to save time. I got a S.B.A from a family member and found a presidential in change and those are the only coins I could find and I am struggling to find the rest. I personally try to get ms coins but they are expensive and i would recommend looking at the yn auctions you can find some good deals there also some cool coins

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09 Nov 2021

Vote concluded

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After tallying up the votes the Morgan dollar wins and I will right it’s story this week

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08 Nov 2021

Attention Numismatists

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With the recent success of my blogs telling the history of coins I want to hold a vote. There are two options to vote for to hear the history for.

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02 Nov 2021

America's forgotten coin

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Did you know that there is a coin that is made out of steel? Well there it is the 1943 steel wheat cent. The steel cent as i'm going to call it is very unique and has a very good story about it

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26 Oct 2021

the walking liberty half dollar and why i think its interesting

Coins | Tyler Heldt

the walking liberty half dollar is neat because it's a different design its the standing lady liberty coin. its a lot different than the half dollars we have now like the kennedy. the kennedy half dollar it just has his head on it and nothing else. also with the franklin half dollar it just has franklin's head on it. witch also is a reminder that all coins accept nickels and pennies with the acception of the war nickel are %90 silver from 1964 and below but the kennedys were %40 silver from 1970 and below. but the walking liberty was truly a piece of coinage art and history was a beautiful coin and all walking liberties are %90 silver.

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25 Oct 2021

my first gradded coin

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I went to a coin convention in annapolis and i wanted a graded coin. Getting coins graded for kids is hard because pcgs and ngc memberships are expensive. i was looking at some error coins and I saw a 1956-D jefferson nickel ms 65 condition for 15 dollars. I thought that was a good deal because in the red book of united states coins it was 20 dollars. so i talked to the guy and he told me how he got it and it was an interesting story. He got it in a trade for a 19 47 ddo and a 1900 v nickle. i bought it from him for 9 dollars witch i think is a steal and that is how i got my first graded coin

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