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21 Feb 2020

Collecting Interests

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Hello my name is Xavier. I am 8 years old and I collect coins.I collect state quarters, monument quarters, and even bicentennial quarters. I also collect dollar coins and older coins like Indian pennies and ancient coins soon from the Roman times.Some of the examples of dollar coins i collect are president dollars,peace dollars, morgan dollars,and Susan b anthony dollars. Another older coin I collect is standing liberty quarters.

The oldest coin I have is a indian penny from 1906. I think it is very cool. One reason I collect coins is for fun, another reason is so that I learn about the minting process and where coins are minted. I have already learned the four places coins are minted. D, which stands for the Dener mint, P which stands for the Philadelphia mint, S which stands for the SanFrancisco mint, and W which stands for the west point mint. Another reason I collect coins is to learn about the history of coins because coins are so old.

I collect lots of coins and love learning about the history of coins. Some coins I try to find are error coins like doubled dies. There are not as many of them so that makes them more valuable. But most of the coins I collect are either quarters or older coins. Sometimes when I am searching through a roll I got from the bank I will find a bicentennial quarter and be very happy! Sometimes I will go to a coin shop and get to buy the coins I want. One of my favorite coins in my coin collection is a gold plated Grand Canyon monument quarter. Sometimes when I am going to bed I will read a book about coin collecting and learn more about quarters and other stuff in coin collecting. I

am going to the bank soon and I am hoping to get two quarter rolls from the bank soon and try to find a bicentennial quarter in those two rolls from the bank but usually I just take out the state quarters and the monument quarters. I am hoping to get a peace dollar or morgan dollar in the mail from the ANA that I earned by doing the 3rd activity in the dollar coin project. But still the main kind of coins I collect are quarters. I have so many quarters lately I have been wondering how much silver there is in my standing liberty quarters? I am not much of a silver collector though the only silver coin I collect is standing liberty quarters but I only have two of them a 1927 D and a 1929 but I don't know what the mint mark is for the 1929. I am pretty sure the mint mark for the 1929 is a P for Philadelphia. I also have a proof Idaho state quarter and a proof Kisatchie Louisiana monument quarter. I hope to be typing a new blog soon, in about a month or so.

Comments

slybluenote

Level 5

Welcome Xavier ! I agree with the Mokester, you do sound like a serious collector. I'm quite a lot older than you in years, but didn't seriously start collecting until just a few years ago. Sounds like you've got a good start! Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading your posts!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Nice work man! Kepp that up... It sounds like you are starting the right way. Cheers, NumisMaster

Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like you have some nice collection started. Keep up the good work! ; )

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Hold in to the silver quarters, They are 90 per cent silver. They will only get more valuable as you get older. I was your age when I started collecting. Now I'm 62. You have a hobby that will last a lifetime! Glad you are here!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I'm really glad you are interested in coins and you are off to a great start! If I can help you with learning something or figuring something out, I'm glad to help

Mike

Level 7

You were doing well. Why follow all these people most are gone. Five years they won't help you. Active people.will.. That's How you learn!!

I enjoy toned Morgan Dollars! Keep collecting Tyler Jorgenson

Long Beard

Level 5

I began collecting at about that age nearly fifty years ago. In that time I've expanded far beyond what I could have dreamed of in my youth. What has become more enjoyable is to hear and see that same enthusiasm and excitement brought out through youthful minds and eyes. May the passion and desire you have at the moment last a life time.

Longstrider

Level 6

Good job. Welcome here.. I can tell you how much silver is in your quarters but I am going to tell you what my dad always said, "Look it up yourself.". He is right. I'll give you a hint though: " https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-explorer/standing-liberty-quarters-1916-1930-pscid-37/1927-d-25c-ms-coinid-15762". Try to get a Red Book as soon as you can. Good luck.

xaviera

Level 4

It said 90%

xaviera

Level 4

I couldn't find that website but I did find a different one coin tracker.com

Mike

Level 7

Well done keep up the good work . Your of to a good start!!!.

"SUN"

Level 6

Welcome to the hobby. The way you collect coins reminds me on why collect coins. Nice Blog.

Golfer

Level 5

Awesome post Xavier ! You remind me of myself when i got interested in coins. I went to banks and got penny rolls or nickel rolls. Then i would search the rolls for wheat cents and silver war nickels. I would get my older brother to drive me to a coin store. Went to a few coin shows when i was young. Keep up the good work being a numismatist! Thanks !

It's Mokie

Level 6

Great Blog Xavier, you sound like a serious collector. I also like Dollars, especially Peace Dollars. I you get your ANA Dollar soon and find some great quarters when you roll hunt. Don't fprget to look for W (West Point) quarters as well.

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