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    Posted: 02 Nov 2006 at 6:53am
Go ahead, ask anything!! Let's keep this post going for awhile...
 
 


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Why are there type one and type two coin's made in a single year?
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I'm not quite sure if this is but,what is the first U.S. coin?
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Fugio the first coin authorized by the new congress?

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There are virtually thousands of things I'd like to know about our monitary system that no one appears to know. For instance:
Why no movie stars on our coins like on our stamps?
Why aren't coins made of a material that glows in the dark so you can find them when they fall in my garage?
Why aren't US coins and currency made in denomiations that all stores would be happy with such as $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, etc.?
Who was the Indian that posed for the Indian Head Nickel?
And who was the Buffalo on the reverse of that nickel?
Is there an y significense to why Liberty is either sitting, standing or walking on our coins?
Why is Liberty holding a shield on the Standing Liberty Quarter.?
How many member will there be on this forum in ten years?
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Originally posted by coldshot coldshot wrote:

Why are there type one and type two coin's made in a single year?
 
 
Sometimes there are design changes to aid with the striking process. (Raised mound vs lower mound on the buffalo).
 
The designers get to revise the dies for corrections to designs, adding and correcting details, blemishes, or things that don't strike as expected.
 
Sometimes the mint just makes mistakes.
 
The mint runs the same design in different mints, and there are differences.
 
The 2000P Sacagawea has three different types: normal unc, goodacre finish, and boldy detailed feathers. One was a special metal finish for the designers coins, one was a design change for better strking.
 
Also mint marks used to be added to the dies, and there were often differences here. "Clear S and Filled S".
 
Now that the mint is using computers for design and text we may very well see less of this...


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Originally posted by coldshot coldshot wrote:

Fugio the first coin authorized by the new congress?
  Yes.
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that was it.Actually I think they were called moon tails and John apple tree.I know they were three different indians actually. 

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Why no movie stars on our coins like on our stamps?
Congress sets coin designs, mostly, and they seem to like dead presidents. The mint director has authority after 25 years on any design, but they are not likely to risk adding a movie star.
 
Why aren't coins made of a material that glows in the dark so you can find them when they fall in my garage?
To keep you crawling around.
 
Why aren't US coins and currency made in denomiations that all stores would be happy with such as $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, etc.?
Walmart threw a wrench in that by pricing everything $x.97.
 
Who was the Indian that posed for the Indian Head Nickel?
Iron Tail + Two Moons and possibly Big Tree
 
And who was the Buffalo on the reverse of that nickel?
Black Diamond
 
Is there any significance to why Liberty is either sitting, standing or walking on our coins?
Artistic decision by designers/engravers. Liberty is in bust, seated, walking, standing etc to fit different designs or visions of the engravers. Sometimes they like standing to show strength or power.
 
Why is Liberty holding a shield on the Standing Liberty Quarter?
A sign of strength and defense of our nation in tough times.
 
How many member will there be on this forum in ten years?
About 7500 or so
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There are many colorized coins on the market. Some advertise they are "Layered" or electroplated with silver, gold, or platinum. Do these coins have any long term collectible value? Or are they just more or less souvenirs?

I just spent a ton on air tite holders for my growing collection. How are these viewed for the long term, in respect to protecting my coins?
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There are many colorized coins on the market. Some advertise they are "Layered" or electroplated with silver, gold, or platinum. Do these coins have any long term collectible value? Or are they just more or less souvenirs?

I just spent a ton on air tite holders for my growing collection. How are these viewed for the long term, in respect to protecting my coins?
 
Most people consider colored coins to be souvenirs, most if not all don't seem to grow in value.
 
Airtites are respected and should do fine for you. I personally try to keep any soft rubber or plastic from touching my coins, and use a hard plastic case instead. But airtites are widely used. They also now offer "direct fit".
 


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do coin values raise with the silver and gold value.I've heard that a couple of times.
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How long before the liberal's take the motto off of our money?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coldshot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Nov 2006 at 11:35am
Originally posted by coin crazy!! coin crazy!! wrote:

do coin values raise with the silver and gold value.I've heard that a couple of times.

It appear's to me the coin industry is a market of it's own and does not follow the metal market?
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