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braddickbraddick Posts: 22,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'd love to see coins that belong together- kind of share the same "look" or theme.

Here are mine:




  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,856 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Waiting to see some of @ctf_error_coins error coins that LITERALLY belong together. 😉

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    Could someone explain how someone could minimize a 1964 half dollar? I can understand it with a piece of paper money, but how is it possible with a piece of 90% silver with the end product a perfect miniature?

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Electromagnetic Shrinking.
    A coin is wrapped around a copper coil attached to the capacitor, and the electricity is run through. As the electricity runs through it, it shrinks the coin and nearly destroys the copper coil, causing an explosion.


  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 27, 2023 11:46AM

    @retirednow said:
    Similar looks but not exact ... but they do go together.

    I recall details on a little history on these patterns sometime back in another posting ( I can not find the link and it may have been on the NGC site ) .... but I think it be of interest to repeat the theme here.

    In the auction “COIN A ND CURIOSITY SALE” By Messer Thomas Birch and Sons on March 30, 1876 lots #328 and #329 were 2 copper pattern pieces - a J1439 ($5) and J1444 ($10), as we know them today. However, this may have been the 1st time that Director Linderman was aware that these patterns had made their way out of the mint and into private hands evident by a letter that he sent to Superintendent Pollock that he sent.

    3/28/1876 - Director Linderman to Superintendent Pollock:
    “ Sir: Your attention is invited to items 328-329 page 19 of the enclosed catalogue, from which it would appear that two experimental pieces, copper proofs of an Eagle and Half Eagle of 1875 are offered for sale and the statement made that only five pieces of each specimen have been struck. The pieces referred to, appear to have been received from some officer of the Mint, and I will thank you to make the necessary inquiry, and inform me how they found their way out of the Mint. “

    This is the catalog cut from that referenced Auction

    Awesome! Mouth continues to hang open. I don't see a napkin around.
    Beautiful Motif for $5 and $10 Coins! Wish the "powers that be" chose this as a design!

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 27, 2023 4:54PM

    @Cladiator said:
    Ok, I'll stop hogging the thread. My last post... ;)

    All nice Buffaloes! Especially cool to have nice 13-D TY2 and 24-s. Ooops, I won'tforget the 3 Legged!

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