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One Coin From your Collection that Shouts Joy to You

CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

This thread is a challenge for you to identify ONE coin in your collection that makes you joyous that you're in this hobby or that brings a mental association with another factor in your life that does the same. I know we like many coins in our collections, but I ask that you post one coin and also describe why you find it joyous! :)<3

I recently bought a commemorative from GC of a design that I've always liked. I don't collect commems, but the Bay Bridge Bear is a fun representation and one that makes me think of my grandkids whom always make me smile. I wanted one with some toning because I think it accents the design and makes the coin even more compelling. Accurate photo by @robec

I have 5 grandkids and one of my objectives is to find 5 raw Bay Bridge commens for them to place in their piggy banks. We can talk about the bear too. If anyone knows where I can find these, please send me a PM.

I was playing around with my phone screen saver and used these pics of my 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. None are older than 4. :) This way I see them every day although I must travel to see them in person.

Life is good!

OK, let's see your one coin and why....

"Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:

    I recently bought a commemorative from GC of a design that I've always liked. I don't collect commems, but the Bay Bridge Bear is a fun representation and one that makes me think of my grandkids whom always make me smile. I wanted one with some toning because I think it accents the design and makes the coin even more compelling. Accurate photo by @robec

    I have 5 grandkids and one of my objectives is to find 5 raw Bay Bridge commens for them to place in their piggy banks. We can talk about the bear too. If anyone knows where I can find these, please send me a PM.

    Life is good!

    The Bay Bridge is a great coin; especially, a well struck one showing off the design. The grandchildren are wonderful to have and admire.

    Sincere good luck in finding 5 raw Bay Bridges for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, we will need to agree to disagree on the merits of a toned Bay Bridge. I like mine bright and shining with slight toning and a CAC.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FrankH , maybe it was the toning, lol (yes, I recognize the TPG's and most "knowledgeable" dealers and collectors prefer "original" toning, and strongly dislike my coins, which have previously been gently dipped, but often show blazing luster, like they looked when they were just minted.)

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FrankH said:
    I can't stand bright white coins! ugh ugh ugh

    Try as I might, I could NOT get a decent photo of the reverse. My old camera couldn't handle the glare.

    And I just love 'em (and apparently a large amount of silent others do too, as the auction bidding on these gets ferocious too).

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FrankH said:
    Okay, since we are drifting I'll go to a "joy" coin.
    As a kid, this was the ULTIMATE coin that I knew I'd never have. Even though it's worn to a nub and I waited til I was an old fogey to get it, it still has that "click" that takes me back to the first desire.

    I may have rarer and better, but this one still has the click. :)

    Nice one Frank!!


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    My favorite Morgan, this ALWAYS makes me smile when I see it. I love the satiny luster and the reverse color is spectacular!

    I see why it makes you smile. It makes me smile too. In addition to the satiny luster and spectacular color on the reverse, I also like the little bit of green color on the obverse, just under the grade and above the cert #, lol.

    Great coin!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dunkleosteus430 said:
    Here's one from my collection... of stolen TrueViews!

    I honestly have no idea where I sto- I mean, borrowed this picture from, or why I did so. Apparently it's a PR-68 CAM. Looks really nice.

    Here's a coin I do own. Unc details, came in a lot.

    Unless I'm much mistaken, that 1880 belongs to @Floridafacelifter. I've ..ehm... hijacked a few TrueViews I liked every now and then.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,154 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Haha that 1880 is indeed mine- hijack all you want!

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would love to learn the why behind what posters select to add to this thread!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A coin never shouted JOY to me, but raising ducks sure have! It's just rotten that God takes them for his own flock every now and then.......but then again I will be seeing them shortly.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a bunch of quacks!

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:
    This one for me:

    It was a realization that there are really nice coins out there that can be had on a YN's budget. I knew they must be out there, but this was the first coin that I had bought that really fit in that category. I consider it the centerpiece of my 1942 Proof set.

    Very nice for grade you picked - a PR65 is +3X $.

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    VasantiVasanti Posts: 448 ✭✭✭✭

    I had a Julia Donna denarius sewn inside the hem of my wife’s wedding dress. It’s still there, so no pictures.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NeophyteNumismatist

    Beautiful coin!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Difficult choice. The 1874-S WB4 and the 1851 half were an exciting discovery and purchase, respectively. I don't have any photos of my 1886 half in ANACS VF35 (a joyously overgraded VF30), housed in a small ANACS holder or I'd post that gem.

    Oddly enough, this overdate (left in 2nd photo along with another 55/54 picked a week later) brings me joy because it represents the first fruit from researching varieties and die marriages of Seated Liberty halves to cherry pick. Hunting for and identifying scarce varieties has been a lot of fun.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is the one that shouts joy for all the wrong reasons.

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

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    RaufusRaufus Posts: 6,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 11, 2022 4:15PM

    My V75 AGE.

    It brings great joy to me every time that I see it.

    It is, by far, the luckiest score that I ever got from the Mint. However, being that I'll never sell it, its monetary value will never be realized.

    It also makes me think about the ever fewer WW II veteran patients that I'm privileged to treat. They were indeed the greatest generation - they saved the world.

    Land of the Free because of the Brave!
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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:

    @asheland said:
    My favorite Morgan, this ALWAYS makes me smile when I see it. I love the satiny luster and the reverse color is spectacular!

    I see why it makes you smile. It makes me smile too. In addition to the satiny luster and spectacular color on the reverse, I also like the little bit of green color on the obverse, just under the grade and above the cert #, lol.

    Great coin!

    Steve

    Indeed! :)
    Plus, it’s my first ever 67 Morgan. I started out right. B)

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