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Coin Collecting

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by ColtsTRD, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    aw man, that sucks!!!
     
  2. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    i have some american silver eagle 1 oz coins, american gold eagle 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins and some british sovereign gold coins from betweetn 1908 and 1931. I also try to hold onto modern american nickles. the metal content of a nickle is worth about 7 cents. it is the last hard currency coin that the US mints. here is a link that shows U.S. coin melt values. http://inflation.us/coins/
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    my grandfather was a vp of international chemicals for a multinational oil company in the 40's and 50's.
    Anywhere he went, he kept currency from, and made a binder of the coins. Hundreds in all, from countries that exist, to ones that no longer do. Also some really rare US coins.. dating well back into the 1800's.
    Im not much of a collector, but its a pretty cool collection to have.
    The craziest ones tho, are the 16 solid gold coins, weighing 2 oz each from mexico.. Really, really cool.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Thats awesome guys! Glad I'm not the only one who holds onto this stuff...Its interesting to me...Its like holding a piece of history and I can't help but wonder where its been and who's pockets it's been in :)
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Scott , do you have one of these ?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sep 22, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    bump for numismatics!

    I like collecting coins. :)

    have several hundred early american silver and gold pieces, collected over the years.......



    anyone ever had a "HOLY FUCK!" find?
     
  7. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    I used to collect it all the time...as I worked in a bank for awhile...

    still got all of it, but i couldnt begin to tell you what I have...it's all stored away in a safe deposit box somewhere

    I know there are several silver certificates in different denominations, along with all kinds of coins

    several very old bills dating back to the 19teens and 20s
     
  8. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    a friend of mine used to work at a local bank, he'd keep "cool" stuff on the side for me to see if I wanted to buy it later

    people turn in some pretty cool stuff, unbeknownst to them
     
  9. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    I have collected pennies since I was about 10. I have 2 five gallon buckets nearly full now... The most recent one in those buckets is a 1982. The best quality of each year and minting location goes in a book. I am only missing one single penny since they introduced the Lincoln cent.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    early silver was/is my favorite. Pretty much got at least 2-3 examples of every coin minted in the US since 1850
     
  11. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    you guys ever send stuff in for grading?
     
  12. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Did for a while.. Pennies are kind of upside-down when it comes to that though. Costs more to send them in than they are worth. Even mis-strikes.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    unless theyre key dates, I know what you mean.
    kinda sucks that it's so expensive, for curiosity's sake
     
  14. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    :eek:
    throw that fucker in a sleeve!
     
  15. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    If one of you Americans sends my $5 , I'll send you one of these .

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  16. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    I have quite a few of these. I've got some Iraqi Dinar, Jamacan bills, ~10 silver dollars, 3-4 wheat cent pennys, American $2 bills, a confederate .50 and a .01, some half dollar coins, canadian bills and coins, a couple of bills that are printed wrong and some how made it through circulation, I'm sure I'm missing some got a nice litte box for them all.
     
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    THats pretty cool.....But a hell of a mark up, dont ya think?
     
  18. Sep 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    I meant $5 US
     
  19. Sep 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    im sitting about 300ish 1940's silver quarters from the states :D only thing in my safety deposit box atm
     
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    I have a couple of those...I think

    My pride and joy is a 1928 Hawaii sesquicentennial that I got graded at AU55-(cleaned though :pout: )...which I bought for .50 :)

    if you look it up, you'll know why it made me cry in my pants
     
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