Coin Collectors' Thread

 

This is the official coin collectors' thread. Post anything you want on coins, tips on where to find them, how much certain coins are worth, etc.) grin

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I love coins!

Oldest Coin

Odd seeing this on a GPS enthusiast site, but it IS the open talk section. wink

What is the oldest coin in your collection?

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Oldest Coin

1921-P $1 MORGAN MS64. I have a small collection I enjoy. Once in a while, I see something that catches my eye and I pull the trigger.

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Now I have to go hame and...

Look at some of my old coins and list them here. Maybe someone can tell me if they are worth anything, I know nothing about old coins...

PS - Are 2 dollar bills worth more than 2 dollars. I got like 12 of these sitting in my drawer.

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Makes me want to dig my old collection out

I am not a real collector but I do have coins put away. Will have to get them down and see what the oldest one is.

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Sorry about that

bobkz wrote:

Look at some of my old coins and list them here. Maybe someone can tell me if they are worth anything, I know nothing about old coins...

PS - Are 2 dollar bills worth more than 2 dollars. I got like 12 of these sitting in my drawer.

Nah, they're worth exactly two bucks.
A couple of years ago, my son-in-law remodeled our bathroom but wouldn't take any money for his time or labor. For Christmas that year my wife and I gave him 250 two-dollar bills. (I had to have the bank order them.)

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

No collection

But I have a 1884 Morgan O, that an acquaintance gave me a few years ago.

~Angela

My Coins

I don't really collect either, though I do have some silver coins for their silver content. But to actually answer my own question, I have two.

1. A Roman Antoninus from the reign of Emperor Gallineus (253-268). The silver coating unfortunately has worn off with the passage of time, leaving only the base metal with some flecks of silver on the reverse.

2. A Greek bronze coin minted in Thrace around 146 BCE. This one is in much better shape than the Antoninus.

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(Bronze on left, Antoninus on right)

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Collector

Haven't done any coin collecting since the 1990's. So, my son will inherit my coins.

Not Coins, But Paper Money

Look for the bills that have an asterisk (*) after the Serial No. Most are worth only the value of the bill, but once in awhile, they exceed the value, depending on year and condition. The * only means that the original bill with that Serial No. has been destroyed, and a new bill with that Serial No. has been reissued. I once let a coin collector review 128 dollar bills that my wife and I had collected, that had a star. Sold 7 of them for $37.00.

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$2

bobkz wrote:

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PS - Are 2 dollar bills worth more than 2 dollars. I got like 12 of these sitting in my drawer.

Nope, just a couple of bucks. BUT, they are a lot of fun spending at retail establishments. I get 50 of them every now and then, fresh, mostly uncirculated, from my local bank. I get a lot of folks who have to ask their manager if they are real, allowed to accept them, etc. Some folks get excited to get them. Their face when you hand one over is always worth a good chuckle.

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