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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A day in the life of this cougar! :D Glad you liberated it.

    That's another coin with an animal that I think my young grandkids would enjoy (that side only obviously) just like the bear on the Bay Bridge.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Liberated and resettled in serene pastures.

    Many happy BST transactions
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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    A day in the life of this cougar! :D Glad, you liberated it.

    That's another coin with an animal I think my young grandkids would enjoy (that side only, obviously), just like the bear on the Bay Bridge.

    Catamount.
    It is most often used to refer to cougars and lynxes. In Southern Appalachia, "catamount" is used interchangeably with "panther" to describe the larger cougar, but it also can refer to the smaller bobcat.

    peacockcoins

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2023 2:49PM

    You're my kinda guy!! Can we post our method?

    P.S. HAMMER?!?!? Disclaimer to newbies.......

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    Not to be pedantic, but your Oregon is in the Texas spot.

    You're welcome. :#

    :o

    peacockcoins

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An excellent album coin.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    Not to be pedantic, but your Oregon is in the Texas spot.

    You're welcome. :#

    Excellent catch!

    @braddick- Did you fix it?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    Not to be pedantic, but your Oregon is in the Texas spot.

    You're welcome. :#

    Perhaps he's in to tic-tac-toe instead? ;)

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice! I like the Pan Pac, the Vermont, and the Maine.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dansco is like playing "Connect Four."

    USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The reverse of the Vermont is one of my favorite Commemorative designs along with the Oregon trail.

    Successful BST with ad4400, Kccoin, lablover, pointfivezero, koynekwest, jwitten, coin22lover, HalfDimeDude, erwindoc, jyzskowsi, COINS MAKE CENTS, AlanSki, BryceM

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dunno...maybe it's just me, but I think I prefer raw over slabbed!!

    Set your coins free!!!!

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is one nice album! Might have to try that too!

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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Once upon a time I tried a circulated type set in a Whitman Bookshelf, some of the early designs are absolutely breathtaking with a little wear. Looks like you have a few of the tough ones already in the book, too. I think my favorites when I did the set were the Maine, the Missouri, and the Vermont.

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

    "Keep in mind that most of what passes as numismatic information is no more than tested opinion at best, and marketing blather at worst. However, I try to choose my words carefully, since I know that you guys are always watching." - Joe O'Connor
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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If there are others with crack-outs- certified coins that are now raw, I'd love to see them.
    I was going to dedicate a different thread to that topic, but it makes more sense to continue this thread
    with my request.

    peacockcoins

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    That is one nice album! Might have to try that too!

    That's what in thinking as well

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    Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good move!

    I've definitely cracked out quite a few with a hammer... o:)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick ... Nice work with the hammer. I generally prefer the hammer, do not care for the vise method. Good album coin.... Cheers, RickO

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have completed Morgan, Peace & WLH albums that have a lot of previously slabbed coins. I use a hammer and Craftsman flat head screwdrivers. Bot this set from Sears about 25 years ago for < $10. Use the small one with hammer to create openings in the sides and then insert the big one in one of the sides to crack open. The clear acrylic bottom has never cracked and must of used close to 100 times. They don't make them like they use to. The old NGC slabs I could crack open sometimes in 1 clean shot and could super glue back together perfectly they cracked so cleanly. The ICG slabs are tough to crack his method, I sometimes hammered about 10 times and chipped but could not crack enough to remove coin without damaging. Then I just get a tile cutter and snip.

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2023 9:49AM

    Great idea Braddick! A new home for all of my swing and a MisS 67 Zincolns. Will need to make a page for inserts and then do a YN Giveaway. Almost as cool as a CoinScratch n Sniff.

    PS That felt really good Ima do another one :D but try to catch the chip this time, first one went flying in the garage somewhere.
    EDIT: Chip is located inside the paper insert :o




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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said: Catamount. It is most often used to refer to cougars and lynxes. In Southern Appalachia, "catamount" is used interchangeably with "panther" to describe the larger cougar, but it also can refer to the smaller bobcat.

    This is silly and has been discussed before and more recently like a few months ago. Some persons believe that a "catamount" is a separate species: it isn't. The animal pictured on the coin is a Puma concolor and has many regional names, among them are mountain lion, cougar, puma, panther, catamount, etc. I guess you could call them sub-species but they aren't individual species of animal.

    Now, a Lynx is a separate species entirely and separate from a Bobcat although they are of the same Genus. The former is Lynx canadensis and the latter is Lynx rufus. There really shouldn't be any way someone would confuse them but I suppose people do. The only time I've known them to be inter-changeable is in the Fur Trade where they are often grouped together as "lynx-cat" by some buyers.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick- Are you saving the labels and barcodes from the slabs?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    😯

    Ken
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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One thing I like about the Vermont commem is the high relief which makes it medallic in appearance. Compare this commem and the high relief to something flat like a Monroe. :o

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @braddick- Are you saving the labels and barcodes from the slabs?

    Yes.
    Here are some of the more interesting ones:

    peacockcoins

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @braddick- Are you saving the labels and barcodes from the slabs?

    Yes.
    Here are some of the more interesting ones:

    Excellent! I'm just testing you. 🤣 👍🏻

    I take pictures of the slabs before I crack them, print out the pictures, scotch tape the label to the pictures then put them in a clear sleeve in the back of the albums.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ^
    ;)

    Another off-topic (although I suppose it is my thread, so why not?):
    The 1931-S Lincoln cent was heavily saved even back in the day. They were searched for almost immediately upon
    being minted.
    Finding one in GD06 condition is much more complex than finding one in mint state.
    It-Just a little trivia someone might find amusing.

    peacockcoins

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never put a zinc cent in a Whitman.

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This newer style Whitman might be better…
    Made some progress, 21 graded coins (that’s a lot of crackin) all 67 on zincs and 66 for coppers. Filling other holes with non graded until such time I can replace.
    76 - 08 includes holes for all eight 1982s ;)





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    rte592rte592 Posts: 1,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @braddick- Are you saving the labels and barcodes from the slabs?

    Yes.
    Here are some of the more interesting ones:

    Bet those would sell on ebay.

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Btw this is much easier and safer than a hammer :D

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS slabs, you wanna snip the edges at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock relative to the coin. Oftentimes just snipping one spot I get a clean break across and the coin comes right out. NGC, put em into a vise, facing up or down, and squeeze the sides. They'll pop right open. ANACS/ICG/SEGS techniques vary by generation, but generally snips or a vise is going to do the trick very well.

    Have fun. :)

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

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    DDRDDR Posts: 1,560 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick - that's a nice set of circulated commems you've got going there. I've often thought of doing something similar myself.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Man, Ira Allen sure looks a lot like Washington on this coin.

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice set but sorry to see the PCI Red Slab go. :( The Vermont is one of my favorite classic commem designs and your example is a nice one!

    K

    ANA LM
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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DDR said:
    @braddick - that's a nice set of circulated commems you've got going there. I've often thought of doing something similar myself.

    Thanks!
    I've got these two in route to me to add to this set.

    (Seller's photos)



    peacockcoins

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    Aegis3Aegis3 Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @braddick said:
    On a side note: The hammer shown above belonged to my great-great grandfather, who used it professionally building America back in the 1800s.
    When my father inherited it, he replaced the worn-out hammerhead, and I replaced the handle when it was passed down to me.
    Every time I look at this hammer now, it reminds me so much of all the nails it must have seen in its day and its long history of serving our family well.

    I don't think some forum members got your joke. If the hammerhead was replaced and then the handle was replaced, it can't be the same hammer that belonged to your great great grandfather. :D

    We can assume that one of his ancestors was named Theseus I suppose?

    --

    Ed. S.

    (EJS)

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