Old School Collecting
A few years ago an old man came to the show a d gave me like 3 of these homemade cards....now first let me say using the term "Old Man" is like the kettle calling the pot black!
So an older man.... now I'm feeling PC . So he knew I was a variety collector as quite offten a dealer or a dealer would send someone over to ask me a variety question.
Now I will be the honest Lincoln ce ts are not really a series I collect.
He was a avid roll searcher back in the day and was very proud of these cards he had made up. Housing his 1960-D roll finds. See image....
These are old school collecting notice the construction of the cards made into a sandwich of outer layers of construction paper. With a cellophane plastic to be the window layed over the 3 holes. The outer layer front had printed
1960 Denver Cent "Mint Errors" filled 's' in states. Joined 'en' in cent. Wart on 'O' in one
The inner core were two pieces of cardboard orange on one side and plane on the other. Again see images.
Now for the 3 1960 D cents he is or was correct that each item was filled or a wart ,were actually die chips.
On one I do see some doubling on Abe's eye. The 60 D has So many RPM's this old mans eyes are way to tired trying to work through all to id any...on these ....the 3 coins has really toned nicely and still are red or a shade of red. You will also see the die chips he found and believed he had truly hit pay dirt.
So today after digging these out of the never ending hoard of stuff I decided that I would dissect one of these old school holders and share with you YN 's how it was done old school style....with old school rules!
The old guys gift was in fact something to share.... his unique style of a self made holder , his eye to roll search and e en find value in die chips....I find very interesting.
You see back in the day....you didn't hop on line and order some supplies from Wizard coin.
You even considered die chips as valuable as ddo's or ddr's .
Then you made up simple holders out of cardboard, and construction paper...a small piece of cellophane...and bingo your treasure had now been preserved for 60 plus years..... but better yet the story of your passion to preserve even such a small find as a die chip.
I hope you appreciated this write up....no its nothing to be published in Coin World or Error Scope.... its just a tale of a diffefent time, where a few simples items preserved 3 red cents ,and shared with others that collecting fuels their passions!
"That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"