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I wish there would be a separate moderns division here.

truebloodtrueblood Posts: 533 ✭✭✭✭
edited June 10, 2021 9:11AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Am I the only one?

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  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 3,501 ✭✭✭

    No.


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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 3,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I understand the rationale but splitting up this forum will make each part less interesting.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 18,799 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're not the only, yet I do think you're in the minority.

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  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 4,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why?

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Talk about coins, whether new or old.

    Ken
  • fathomfathom Posts: 389 ✭✭✭

    Both customer bases can learn from each other.

    Yes, contrary to conventional wisdom the classic coin collectors and dealers can learn from the modern.

    Leave it the way it is.

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 2,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love learning new stuff about old coins and new coins as well. There may be different chapters, but it's all one book.

  • 3keepSECRETif2rDEAD3keepSECRETif2rDEAD Posts: 4,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    …what a waste of a good wish…your pissing the genie off man! ;)

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  • AMRCAMRC Posts: 4,014 ✭✭✭✭

    I am all ears, please share a "Modern" discussion.

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 18,091 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @astrorat said:
    This is the "moderns" forum. The one for ancients is found elsewhere. ;)

    That is kind of the problem, all kidding aside. When does "modern" start?

    Recently, someone mentioned 1933. Others talk of 1964 or even later. Post world war 2? 20th century on? 21st century?

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 18,799 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Modern: Clad & Zinc.

    Classic: Silver and Copper.

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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 9,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A dedicated error forum would get rid of a lot of the rift raft! @ErrorsOnCoins :#

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 18,091 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2021 2:42PM

    @braddick said:
    Modern: Clad & Zinc.

    Classic: Silver and Copper.

    So cents through 1982 are modern but only quarters through 1964 but halves through 1970?

    And what of nickels?

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 10,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The forum has been going in one form or another for a couple of decades. The definition of "modern" might be a moving target. :)

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 4,618 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh boy every time someone brings this topic up you can predict the trajectory of the conversation! The Dimeman would love this.

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  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 8,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me modern is anything post 1964.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 18,799 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @braddick said:
    Modern: Clad & Zinc.

    Classic: Silver and Copper.

    So cents through 1982 are modern but only quarters through 1964 but halves through 1970?

    And what of nickels?

    I admit, there are minor imperfections with my logic.

    peacockcoins

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 9,941 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To my kids I am Ancient (I like the term Classic better).

    However since they were both born in the 1990's people 21 and younger may well consider my kids to be "so last 20th Century" and thus simply behind the times.

  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 20,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are topics among moderns and classics that don't interest me. I skip those threads. I appreciate that everything is in one place because it makes it easier to see what may be of interest. Since my focus is classic I would be much more likely to miss a thread in a modern section, even if it interested me. I like things as they are.

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  • 3stars3stars Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You could always start your own website / boards.

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  • BaleyBaley Posts: 22,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Which of the two would threads about the debate between fans of each sector belong?

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  • JazzmanJABJazzmanJAB Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭

    @MilesWaits said:
    Oh boy every time someone brings this topic up you can predict the trajectory of the conversation! The Dimeman would love this.

    "Modern Crap" as Dimeman would say.

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 8,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it the way it is.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 27,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2021 5:14PM

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    OP, Feel free to start a conversation about anything modern. Many of us own a wide range of coins including foreign.

    Agree. No need for a separate forum. Just post here.

    The interesting thing is that many world & ancient coins are posted in the "World & Ancient Coins Forum" and many world & ancient coins are posted in the US Coin Forum. I think it comes down to where people like chatting more than what coins they like.

  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 19,763 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look at all the cool stuff you’d be missing out on seeing…….California Numismatic Club Medals.
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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 9,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @astrorat said:
    This is the "moderns" forum. The one for ancients is found elsewhere. ;)

    That is kind of the problem, all kidding aside. When does "modern" start?

    Recently, someone mentioned 1933. Others talk of 1964 or even later. Post world war 2? 20th century on? 21st century?

    Yep ... it all depends on your perspective.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 316 ✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2021 8:02PM

    I've known collectors that believe moderns didn't start at dates, it started at the series beginnings. Moderns started at Lincolns, Jeffersons, Roosevelts, Washingtons, Franklins. I don't know what they would do with commemoratives though......................

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 21,398 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2021 9:42PM

    Things are slow enough here as it is.

    The NGC forums seemed to be more compartmentalized in it's day and it was awkward.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 82,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is the U.S. Coin Forum, ALL U.S. coins. I like it this way. I get to look at whatever appeals to me. Cheers, RickO

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 4,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Justacommeman said:
    Things are slow enough here as it is.

    You got that right. But.....hey, you're pretty much always right!😇

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 5,153 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 11, 2021 3:58PM

    For modern US coins the start date imo would be 1965 - move to cupronickel.

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