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dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,647 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 21, 2023 10:14AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Here is my most recent (1943-S no-"V.D.B." Lincoln Steel Wheat Cent):

The first Lincoln cents of 1909 have the designer's initials "V.D.B." present on the lower reverse. Part way through the year, the "V.D.B." was removed from all subsequent coins. From 1909-1917 the designer's initials were not present on Lincoln Cents. In 1918 the V.D.B. was added to the coins again. But this time, it was located on the lower truncation bevel of Lincoln's Bust. To this day, that is where it remains.

I recently visited an antique shop that had a junk box of foreign coins and tokens, priced at 50-cents each. I almost passed this one by, but I happened to notice that the part of the die where the V.D.B. was had broken off, causing a CUD die break on the coin. It is listed in the CUD reference as CU-1c-1943S-12 .


Post your fun junk box finds here.



  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last year I was gifted 2 2 1/2 gold escudos. They were in a members “junk drawer “. They became my avatar and my first gold. I think of the Grateful Dead every time I look at them. St. Stephan “. “One man gathers what another man spills “.
    They are my favorite and have opened up a new path of collecting. I now have 4 silver 2 1/2 escudos and 3 NICU as well as a 2 1/2 escudos that’s paper currency 😳. You just never know.
    Thank you again @kindanewish. Your kindness helped me find an unknown direction and thanks especially to @gumby1234 for the PM providing the heads-up about the giveaway.
    How’s that for another example of why this forum is very very awesome. Thanks PCGS.

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will be back, have to look through my junk box to find a good one.... :D;) Cheers, RickO

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 1,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One man's junk is another man's posting. :)

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got a type 1 SLQ and a 1853-O quarter once.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

  • vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭✭

    No more junk box - I sold all of those coins on eBay.

  • Davidk7Davidk7 Posts: 142 ✭✭✭

    @pocketpiececommems said:

    Purchased from a junk silver box. I didn’t know what I had until a forum member here pointed it out to me.

    What's so special about it?

    Collector of Capped Bust Halves, SLQ's, Commems, and random cool stuff! @davidv_numismatics on Instagram

  • bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This was an NNC MS66RD, bought for $20. Sent to PCGS as is, MS64RB

  • bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    bought with a collection of Buffalo nickels, this was thrown in as well. Cheap, but acid treated.

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2023 6:26PM

    @pocketpiececommems said:

    Purchased from a junk silver box. I didn’t know what I had until a forum member here pointed it out to me.

    Explain please, not very good with comms. :)

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was plated to be worn with a hang tag at the 1892-93 Worlds Fair. I did not know that when I purchased it as junk silver. The hang tag/ribbon is harder to find. The one I have looks to me like it had been silver plated and then gold plated

  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The thread title is junk box finds… the poster simply shared their Junk box find…

  • Davidk7Davidk7 Posts: 142 ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2023 9:19PM

    @2windy2fish, please take a look at the singular sentence typed by pocketpiececommems under the photos they provided to understand why those questions were asked.

    Collector of Capped Bust Halves, SLQ's, Commems, and random cool stuff! @davidv_numismatics on Instagram

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 501 ✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr I really like that cud! Never seen that one before.

    @pocketpiececommems I learned something new today, thanks for sharing!

    @2windy2fish All complaints have to be submitted in writing.

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting bullseye .

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