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Started my Collection Today

Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

I like the look of the late 1795-1830ish coins. I like rusty old looking stuff. So i went to local coin shop to see what they had. I just bought by what caught my eye. Now i got the coin bug. Im not buying to resell, or use for retirement purpose. This is just for my own collection to get started in coins. They are much darker and chocolate brown than in the pictures, the light i used really brightened them up.

Im not looking for grades or if theyre worth anything, just wanted to share the beginning of my coin journey.

Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Enjoy what you buy and your coin journey. :)

    My Lincoln Registry
    My Collection of Old Holders

    Never a slave to one plastic brand will I ever be.
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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice intro to the forums, welcome.

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2023 11:35AM

    I never thought I'd like copper because most of the older pieces are dark, but I have to admit I have taken a liking to it as I've looked at more pieces.

    Enjoy your journey and thanks for allowing us to follow it.

    Edited to add: Welcome aboard!!!

    Happy collecting. Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
    Donato's Complete US Type Set ---- Donato's Dansco 7070 Modified Type Set ---- Donato's Basic U.S. Coin Design Set

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    ponderitponderit Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the hobby and the forum! There are a lot of very knowledgeable folks here who are always ready, willing and able to help answer questions, give direction, etc. Have fun.

    Successful BST transactions with Rob41281, crazyhounddog, Commoncents, CarlWohlford, blu62vette, Manofcoins, Monstarcoins, coinlietenant, iconbuster, RWW,Nolawyer, NewParadigm, Flatwoods, papabear, Yellowkid, Ankur, Pccoins, tlake22, drddm, Connecticoin, Cladiator, lkeigwin, pursuitofliberty
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    SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,886 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,538 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2023 11:46AM

    WELCOME and now you're hooked!

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome on board enjoy your corn collecting journey. :)

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Howdy and welcome.

    It is terrific to see that you have found your niche in the hobby. Enjoy the coins and read a ton. There is lots to learn and it makes the coins more enjoyable, in my opinion.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're off in the right direction. Enjoy the hobby. Welcome to the club!

    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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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the boards. Nothing wrong with some nice crusty copper. Enjoy yourself; that's what the hobby is all about.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was looking at some of the 1795 to 1799 ones online. Yikes on the prices for even an almost no details one. My coin dealer said he rarely gets those in his shop.

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    You picked some interesting coins for your first, I love the old copper1

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Love early copper. It's a great type for a collection! These large cents were critical for commerce, especially for the working class.

    As you build your collection, I recommend that you buy this book to help further your knowledge about these coin types:

    Ill definitely be buying this book, looks right up my alley

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure what your budget is like, but @Coinslave87 has some nice early copper for sale over in the BST.

    Here --> https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1087233/fs-7-1794-large-cents-s-22-s-72

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum and welcome to the hobby!

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forums! this is a great place to learn about the hobby we love, stick around!

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome. Copper collecting is a fun, nuanced area of numismatics. There is lots to learn, and there are many types, subtypes and varieties to collect. Personally, I think copper coins are the most fascinating in all of numismatics. You have lots of numismatic gurus on these boards (I am not one). Take it slow, ask questions, and learn as much as you can.

    Congratulations on picking a wonderful hobby that will last a lifetime!

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dsessom said:
    I'm not sure what your budget is like, but @Coinslave87 has some nice early copper for sale over in the BST.

    Here --> https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1087233/fs-7-1794-large-cents-s-22-s-72

    Thanks, i sent him a PM.

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stay away from coins with corrosion/verdigris and keep them away from your other coins.

    Collecting interests: Coins from Latin American (2020-present)

    Sports: NFL & NHL

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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you did quite well. It's fun to be able to hold those coins in your hand. You won't hurt them in the condition they are in. Imagine the stories they could tell you. Once you get the old copper bug it bites pretty hard, Enjoy your new friends.

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    Welcome!
    I think in time you will find if you get hooked on collecting coins that you will become more willing to increase your spending.
    Please do yourself a favor and buy the book recommended. I have several now.
    Also discuss what your thinking of buying with these folks especially if your going to spend more than $50 on a coin. These guys will lead you in the right direction. You can count on it!
    Enjoy and have fun.
    BTW your images are decent as well.

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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome in! And that is a great start!

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KingOfMorganDollar said:
    Stay away from coins with corrosion/verdigris and keep them away from your other coins.

    Why keep them away? PVC is a problem. Corrosion/verdigris won't jump.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's nice to just be able to hold these big copper cents in the palm if your hand and feel the history behind them.
    My grandfather passed long ago and left me about about 25 large cents in his collection, all in little paper envelopes with the dates written in pencil.
    He never paid to add anything to his collection, so it was all found and possibly passed down in the family.
    Good luck with your collection.

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

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 ... Welcome aboard. Old copper coins are great collectibles. Thanks for the pictures of your acquisitions. Good luck... Cheers, RickO

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 7:19AM

    Welcome to the forum, and welcome to early copper!
    I have everything from junk to gems, and I appreciate all of them.

    I would advise that you keep your purchases small, until you’ve studied and gained experience and knowledge. You will then be able to build a collection that you and others can truly appreciate.

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, read the intro here from @NeophyteNumismatist current thread. I wish I had that kind of patience and discipline myself!
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1087264/my-first-purchase-of-2023-1794-c5a-r-4-half-cent#latest

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,942 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 7:32AM

    Welcome! You've received a lot of great advice on this thread, and I hope you take it in the positive spirit that it's offered.
    Every journey begins with one step. I was drawn to old copper in the beginning as well. I still am.

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