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Any coin collectors?
« on: April 28, 2015, 11:09:58 AM »
There's probably a grand total of nobody on this forum who's into coin collecting, but hey, i'll still take a stab in the dark.

I've managed to gain four wheat pennies and an off-center struck penny. (It lacks a date, so it's not really worth anything.) I'm hoping i can snag a few indian head cents and mercury dimes to add to my collection books.


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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 11:56:21 AM »
Mercury...dimes? Isn't mercury liquid at room temperature? Those sound like they're difficult to keep together zel...
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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 12:05:25 PM »
There's actually a type of dime that sports the head of Liberty wearing a cap (who is mistaken as the messenger Mercury/Hermes, which is where it gets its name) that was started on 1916 to replace the barber dime. They look something like this.

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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 12:12:07 PM »
OOOOOH, the Greek runner Mercury. I totally forgot those guys' planetary names existed for a moment (except Venus, thanks (spoiler)!).

Do you have foreign coins as well, like sen or pre-euro coins?
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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 12:26:24 PM »
OOOOOH, the Greek runner Mercury. I totally forgot those guys' planetary names existed for a moment (except Venus, thanks (spoiler)!).

Do you have foreign coins as well, like sen or pre-euro coins?
I unfortunately do not, but i'd love to get my hands on some. I've seen a few pre-euro coins that were owned by my roommate, who showed me the German currency (rentenmark and papiermark, iirc) well back then and some really old gold coins from the Roman Empire and Byzantine era. I've even seen a 2 Reichsmark (Nazi currency, for those who aren't familiar with historical coinage) coin in her collection.

(I also forgot she showed me a french franc and a spanish peseta in her collection as well, oops.)
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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 01:35:30 PM »
I try at times, but I can't ever get anything special.
At best I just have a bunch of the 2010 Olympic Winter coins they made up here. :P

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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 05:41:15 PM »
i used to collect canadian pennies before they were discontinued.

i have a collection somewhere of like 50-60 all with different years.
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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 07:02:38 PM »
I vaguely remember finding a canadian penny in my change jar when i was much younger. Canadian coinage still shows up in my pocket change from time to time. I've seen an immaculate set of the current canadian coins in circulation at a coin store once, which is pretty neat.

(Also saw a current 2 dollar bill stamped with a star serial going for 50 bucks at the same store. Amazing how much some money goes for.)


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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 07:34:52 PM »
At most, I had a coin from each US state. And the collection wasn't sacred, because I spent them on candy.  :P

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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 09:59:45 PM »
Remember those little state quarter folder books from hobby shops? I had one for state quarters and mom had one for washington quarters, but they've unfortunately went belly-up when i underwent my multiple moves. I'm a little sad i couldn't salvage the folders, but oh well.


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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 05:01:51 AM »
I really don't see the appeal of collecting coins.
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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 11:33:13 AM »
I collected all the state quarters when I was pretty young. I gathered a few national park ones a few years ago, but I haven't collected any since.

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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 11:53:42 AM »
My father actually gave me all the US coins as a gift when I was young. ;)
I actually have a decent amount of euros as well. =p


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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2015, 01:00:38 PM »
I don't really collect coins but I do for my piggy bank lol, not collecting, it's just saving up for the future ;)

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Re: Any coin collectors?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 01:13:52 PM »
"It's not collecting, it's called saving" well that's not rude at all.

Today i found a canadian penny with a bird on the back. I can't remember what it's supposed to be exactly, but i heard it was supposed to commemorate Queen Elizabeth.