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Old February 27th, 2017, 11:18 PM   #11
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I have a 1916 Canadian penny. It's no great rarity, but it's interesting because it's larger than an American quarter.

I have one worn 1907 Indian head penny
If you have an interest in coin collecting then you should buy the Red Book which has all US coins in it from the beginning and gives a little history. The Red Book gives the retail value and the Blue Book gives the wholesale value, The Grey Sheet gives current selling price. There are two kinds of coin collectors, series collectors and hit and pick collectors. I am a hit and pick collector and have a numismatic nose.
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Old February 28th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #12
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I mostly have some odd things I've hoarded over the years.

I have some foriegn coins from various countries.

I have a small coin purse with a military button with some pre Bolshevik Russian coins given to me by my step great grandfather. A polar bear from WW I.
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My Morgan I think is my favorite coin. It's circulated and worn so I don't have to refrain from handling it. The size and weight of it just feel good.

I have maybe 200 dollars in junk silver, a mix of US and Canadian.
The King of the Morgan dollar series is the 1893-S and I don't have that coin in my collection and never will. The King of the Liberty dollar series is the 1936-S and I almost bought that coin but didn't. The King of the Washington quarter series is the 1932-D and I don't have that coin. The King of the Liberty quarter series is the 1916 and I don't have that coin. I have completed the 3 cent silver and the Flying Eagle cent series.

I haven't kept up with the price of silver and gold but when gold goes up so does silver.
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My three silver dollar coins are the only coins I've purchased . All the rest I've gleaned from circulation . Even an 1899 nickel.
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My three silver dollar coins are the only coins I've purchased . All the rest I've gleaned from circulation . Even an 1899 nickel.
Old coins get back in circulation when a young kid gets into grandpa's coin box. I got a Barber dime in change from the soda machine at the pie factory.

My Uncle Ray got me interested in coin collecting when I was 8 years old. He said if you find a 1914-D penny, I will give you $25 for it. A huge amount of money for a kid in 1959 but I never found one. My Uncle Willie had the first dime he ever made. My grandpa had Gold Certificates that he was supposed to turn in when FDR took us off the gold standard. Some people like old cats and some people like old coins.
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in australia the smallest coin we have is 5 cents. apparently it costs 7 cents to make each one.
apparently who cares.
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in australia the smallest coin we have is 5 cents. apparently it costs 7 cents to make each one.
I have started hoarding US nickels. US nickels are mostly copper and will eventually be switched to a cheaper metal.
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I have started hoarding US nickels. US nickels are mostly copper and will eventually be switched to a cheaper metal.
Old nickel coins are made of pure nickel and nickel is a strategic metal. During WW2 they minted nickels made of 40% silver alloy (1943 I think and the same year they minted steel pennies) because nickel was more valuable to the war effort than silver.

edit: Bulls Eye toning is something that coin collectors seek. Coin collectors abhor Milk Spot toning.

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Old nickel coins are made of pure nickel and nickel is a strategic metal. During WW2 they minted nickels made of 40% silver alloy (1943 I think and the same year they minted steel pennies) because nickel was more valuable to the war effort than silver.

edit: Bulls Eye toning is something that coin collectors seek. Coin collectors abhor Milk Spot toning.
I have one silver nickel.
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All US nickels since 1938 are mostly copper. Except war time nickels.

The original nickel coins were actually pennies. Around the time of the civil war a nickel was a three cent coin.
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