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    Posted 6 years ago

    Chrisnp
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    In addition to the huge jar of pennies I posted earlier, I’ve also gone through two smaller jars of loose mixed coins and an old makeup suitcase packed with old coin albums, coin rolls and nice old coins carefully wrapped in tissue. Of all of them, these two are the really big finds (and are now getting locked in my huge gun safe, not a suitcase in her basement!)

    First is a 5 dollar gold piece dated 1900, S-mint. It's about 7/8 inch across. When my now 85 year old mother was only 15 years old, she baby-sat for a neighbor who was a banker. Apparently she baby sat for them for quite some time, and did other things like making a baby blanket for the child as a gift. Finally when my mother’s family had to move away, the neighbor gave her this five dollar gold piece as a parting gift, explaining that it was uncirculated and giving her instructions not to let it get rubbed or scratched.

    Second is an 1875 S-mint Trade Dollar. It's about 1 1/2 inch across I’m not a coin collector, but from what I learned from the internet, I would guess this is “Very Fine.” Also from what I have read on the internet, these were used for foreign trade in places like China, and it’s marked with its silver content “”420 GRAINS .900 FINE.” When my mother was in her early 20s, she was a cashier in a grocery store. One day a woman came in and bought bread and milk. At the register she said “I’ve been keeping this dollar because it has my grandmother’s birthdate, but now I need milk and bread for my children more than I need this dollar” Mom accepted the dollar at its face value, and later got permission from her boss to “buy it from the till” (replace it with a dollar of her own).

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    1. Poop Poop, 6 years ago
      The trade dollar has an Extra Fine appearance but i could be wrong, great coins
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Great stories & great poste! You never have let me down. Yeah, I'm back for a few moments to ck. my favourite peoples posts after that hurricane. I'm sure staff was happy to know I would be offline for awhile & give fair warning that "I shall return". Got water back yesterday. Beautiful coins & I'm like you, not a collector. Have those old Eng. coins I posted & don't know how to market them. CoinQuest wants to rip you off for 40% & you still have to deliver. Asked why they didn't just give me 40% & they handle the rest? No answer(of course). That coin business obviously is just a scam. If you know a better way to market, please let me know.
    3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      Blunder, did you see the British Victorian cavalryman’s jacket I posted? That was my weekly post. This was something extra.

      Thanks for the input on grading Poop - I was debating between EF and VF and went with VF to be safe.

      I am currently sorting through hundreds of Roosevelt Dimes.
      Thanks for the love fortapache, blunder, Poop, ttomtucker and aghcollect.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Yeah, just saw it & impressed again. We got hit directly by that hurricane Gonzo or Gonad or whatever. 2 mph short of a cat.3 & post cleanup & repairs has taken all my time so have been off air most of the week. Well, even God took a day off, so catching up today but still don't have time to make comments & I'm sure some people are glad of that.
    5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      "Hurricane Gonad" - now that name paints a gruesome picture!
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Well, it put our collective pairs in a twist.
    7. Poop Poop, 6 years ago
      No problem chris happy to give input!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR CHRISNP !!!!!!

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