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SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,710 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 26, 2022 10:08AM in U.S. Coin Forum

For me, these two have been with me for 59 going on 60 years.

The nickel was given to me in 1963 by the father of a friend of mine. I had just started in the hobby (filling a Whitman dime album from circulation) and told the father that I was collecting. He gave me two MS 1943 D nickels from his collection. They both were blast white. I put both of them in a Whitman album. Decades later (in 2003) I looked at the two coins and both have toned with multi colors. I sent one of them in to be graded earlier this year. The nickel graded MS66.

The Morgan dollar was obtained by my parents in 1962 from a Bank. In 1963 they gave it to me. I sent it in to be graded earlier this year and was hoping that it would grade MS64 (my grade opinion was way off on this coin :) ). It graded MS65+.

Looking forward to seeing your replies.


  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    this coin was given to me by a family member in the mid 2000's

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For images that I have readily handy it would be this 1921 WLH. It's in a PCGS OGH, which was the current holder at the time, and I was walking through the East Coast Expo bourse when it was held in Secaucus, NJ in September, 1996. I came across a dealer I wasn't familiar with who had perhaps a half-dozen certified 1921, 1921-D and 1921-S WLHs all in F or VF and this coin was clearly the best in the group. The coin was terrific and we agreed upon a price and then I realized I hadn't had enough cash to complete the purchase so I gave him half the funds and promised to come back the next day with the rest. He held the coin and the next day I gave him the remaining money and took the coin. I've always just thought this was a terrific example of the date and for the grade (PCGS VF25 OGH)-

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both of these Morgan Dollars were given to me by my Grandfather when I was about 12 yo... so, going on 50 years. They were the only two in a plastic capsule that I couldn't get opened, so they escaped my "cleaning" phase... thank the gods! I also have a 1964 Kennedy Half that I pulled out of a roll around the same time... it's in my Type Set but I don't have pics... yet...

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  • ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The first certified coin I purchased. I still have it. Coin has a green sticker now.

  • WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,707 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 27, 2022 7:41AM

    Found this roll searching in the late 1960's. Still resides in my Capitol Plastic Board.


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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2022 11:56AM

    The 1st coin is a Peace Dollar my Grandfather gave me when I was 11 or 12.

    The 2nd picture are 2 of the earliest numbered coins when I started numbering my World collection when I was 14. I had 697 different coins if I recall. Tried to find #1, it's probably around somewhere and was probably an aluminum coin from Afghanistan. When I stopped collecting World Coins I was well over 30,000!

    The 3rd picture are coins tied to my Mom and Dad. My Mom went to Canada when she was young and brought it back. I kindda commandeered it! o:) My Dad's coin was from when he went to Venezuela and left the day the ice storm of 72 hit. It was a gift for something to do with his business.

    The 4th picture are coins I brought back from Colombia. My Dad felt guilty about his trip to Venezuela and took us there the next year on a family vacation! The only place I could find coins was walking the streets and getting them from the Candy Vendors. A Peso was worth 4 Cents at the time!

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I started the 2 below sets as a 7 year old. Finished the 1909 to 1940 early this year.

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Purchased at my local B&M when I was 6 or 8 years old--back in the 1970s.
    Had it slabbed a few years back so it would fit with the rest of the collection.
    Incidentally, it's worth about as much today as it was back then. Which is less than the slab :)

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  • JeffMTampaJeffMTampa Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Although this isn't the coin I've owned the longest, it's the first significant coin purchase (over $50) I made as an adult in 1980:

    I love them Barber Halves.....
  • JeffersonFrogJeffersonFrog Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2022 6:59PM

    Purchased circa 1972 with lawn mowing money. Thought it was BU (shiny) back then, cost $0.50. Part of the "quality vs. quantity" tuition I paid over the years. Still have it.

    If we were all the same, the world would be an incredibly boring place.


  • justindanjustindan Posts: 697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Silver dollars from the family grocery store. Still have an ad where hamburgers were .05¢

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,958 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2022 2:44PM

    Oldest certified.

    Paid $850 in '97-ish. Worth $2000 today.

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    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a couple of large silver German coins that belonged to my Father... He was not a collector, but saved a few odd coins that I have no idea how he came to own. Also a couple of Morgans he had. I have a Two Cent piece I got as a kid... no picture, maybe later. Cheers, RickO

  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This has been in the extended family since the 1800s but passed to me ~10-ish years ago I think. I would have to check on the exact year. As for other coins, I have a lot of slider Mercs from the 1980s that my father passed to me and are just in flips.

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