There's Always a First Time - No Stars Dime
As we live our lives, there are lots of firsts to encounter and I've had a few recently.
I acquired my first ever No Stars Dime which is a coin I've always wanted, but up until now, had not found one I wanted to own. This one from CRO definitely fit the bill and I feel fortunate to have gotten it from their early bird listing - AU55 CAC:
What's really cool when examining this coin in hand are the two die cracks that create a slice of pie shape on the obverse with the date in the middle. I learned that this is the F101c variety. A cool bonus.
My other first was to undergo major surgery twice due to some aggressive skin cancer that grew on my forehead and that had migrated to my parotid glands. With the last one, I was under for about 4 hours while they removed a new forehead growth and several glands along my neck. I began radiation therapy today and that's another first. I will go daily for 6 weeks. I think the prognosis is really good, so despite some dark thoughts of late contemplating mortality (and whether it was time to unload my collection - hah!), I think I'll be around for awhile.
So, let's celebrate life, coins, and the coolness factor of open fields on old coins! Post a coin that you think merits your appreciation for its artistry and why you love it so much.