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22 Sep 2022

V-nickel Ender, Gold, and More! | Coin Update #59

| CoinHunter

Hello all and welcome to another blog!

First up, I've got to tell you guys about a pretty substantial purchase I made a little while ago and totally forgot to tell you guys about. It is the second gold coin in my collection and the first classic gold coin in my collection (by that I mean a gold coin that was intended to circulate—rather than modern gold coins like my 1/10th ounce gold eagle). It is an 1880 $5 Liberty gold piece graded AU-50 by PCGS. It is 90% gold and 10% copper alloy meaning it has about 0.2419 ounces of gold (just below a quarter of an ounce!). It is pretty cool because it was most likely in circulation at some point. Although it has wear, it still has a bit of luster and it has great details. I picked it up off of a coin forum for a really decent price.


Next up, I'll just note that I included some pictures of my John Adams presidential dollar with doubled edge lettering. It was difficult to capture pictures since it is in a slab, but I think they turned out alright and give you the idea. The funny thing is because of it's doubled edge lettering this coin actually has two dates! I'll explain how this most likely happened really quick. When they were making presidential dollars, they would mint the coins and then send them through a machine that would add the edge lettering, but sometimes certain coins ended up going through the machine twice which is why they have the extra lettering.


The last part of my blog will be about the first coin roll hunt that I have done in over two months. I was able to pick up a machine wrapped (but not brand new-thank goodness) box of nickels from my bank and had some fun hunting it. The shocking thing is, as I was looking for enders, I picked up the one roll and the obverse of a V-nickel was staring up at me! While it was still wrapped I was able to tell it was a 1911 and once I opened the roll I was able to verify that it was. It is in pretty decent shape, but it mainly cool because it was my second-ever V-nickel found in circulation and my first V-nickel ender. Surprisingly, the box also produced a worn, dateless, buffalo nickel later on in the rolls. Since dateless buffalo nickels are pretty much worthless, and I really like to know the dates of the coins I find, I treated it with nic-a-date (which does damage the coin, but it reveals the date!) and discovered that it is a 1917 (the second 1917 buffalo nickel I have found and the eighth buffalo nickel I have found in circulation).


Thanks for reading my blog, keep an eye out for the next one, and have a splendid day!


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Comments

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Wow! Great pick-ups, CoinHunter!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you CheerioCoin!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

The gold coin looks incredible!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you thatcoinguy!

AC coin$

Level 6

Woooow! Awesome .

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Neat ender. That is an amazing find.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you.

PittsburghCoin

Level 3

Awesome pictures, and even better coins! Great pick-ups. One time, we actually found a 1921-S buffalo nickel using the nic-a-date solution. - Although pretty beat up, twas a pleasant surprise nonetheless!

CoinHunter

Level 5

That's cool!

TCHTrove

Level 4

Great pics! Wish mine came out that well. Awesome coins!!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you!

Kepi

Level 6

Your photos look great! Beautiful gold coin! Nice blog and finds! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks Kepi!

Longstrider

Level 6

They look good here. Well done. Thanks for looking at the comments.

CoinHunter

Level 5

My pleasure!

Mike

Level 7

Great pictures!! Its about time. And you have done well!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Very Cool, I love hearing about peoples acquisitions and what-not.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thank you Batman, err... Mokie!

Mike

Level 7

You are doing so well. Great pickups. I'm glad you contacted the ANA about your pictures. We would like to share your coins. Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading your blogs!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks.

Longstrider

Level 6

You FOFGOT about your first classic gold coin??? You are having too much fun. Nice pickups. May I suggest you work on getting your photos up here. Some folks are not going to leave this site to look at them. Thanks.

CoinHunter

Level 5

I just contacted the ANA about uploading pics. Ya, I am on a couple of forums in addition to this organization, so it's hard to keep track of who I already told lol.

TCHTrove

Level 4

That’s pretty cool! Acid dating does damage the coin, but if it’s a key, or better date, they can still be worth something. I also sell no date Buffaloes for $1 piece. Thanks for the update.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Yep, it's pretty fun to get a roll of dateless ones, acid treat them, and see if you have any better dates. I actually have an acid-treated 1913-D Type 2 buffalo nickel that I got this way. Thanks for the comment.

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