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  1. Hi VFox, Great story about your coin. We always need these kinds of stories to remind us that there are still honest people in our world. Thanks! corkykile
  2. This was the top coin in a tubed bu roll of wheats I recently received. I call it "SUNRISE, SUNSET". corky
  3. (((Looking at a Euro coin, I would call the standard side heads and the reverse side tails. Would most of you agree? What about countries where the tails side would have a head? Do people there call the reverse heads and the standard side tails?))) Basically we are talking about the front and the back. We all grew up using the 'heads and tails' designation, and will probably always do so. When I first decided to be a collector I realized I must learn that US coins have an 'Obverse' (the front) and a 'Reverse' (the back). From what I have seen it appears the main subject is on the obverse of the coin and the secondary design is on the reverse. Also, after looking at more coins than I ever thought possible, for the most part the reverse of the coin is usually where the denomination is placed. I have seen coins from other countries that I have no clue as to which is the front or back. You need to keep in mind that I have only been collecting on a serious basis for about two years. There are probably coins US out there that I have never seen, therefore the rule I mentioned might not be completely accurate. Good Luck and keep us up to date on your project. corky
  4. No problem whatsoever. Besides, I was trying to post to the other mailman thread, just lost my way there. Thanks, corky
  5. Sure is a pretty bustie. Congratulations jtryka! corky
  6. I qualify my reference collection because I can use it to help me learn more about these fun little roundish pieces of metal. Pictures speak at least a thousand and five hundred words. Histories are okay, but only go so far in learning how and why a coin was minted and what could happen in the process that makes it collectible. Anything that can help me learn about the hobby is certainly worth more than the information that I can acquire by asking questions and looking at pictures on the internet. Knowledge is the most important thing we can possess. corky
  7. OBW , Original Bank Wrapped rolls. They were from The First National Bank of Chicago. The wrapper is from the Johnson Faro (I think it is Faro) Box Co., Chicago 40. It has been a long time since there were two digit zip codes. That is why I am fairly certain the coins are in original bank wrapped rolls. corky
  8. Hi Everyone, Recently I purchased 27 rolls of OBW 1960D Lincolns. As of today I have found at least 200 of these RPM's, and I am still searching. So far I haven't discovered the attribution numbers for this variety. It isn't online or in any of my books. If anyone recognizes this RPM, please let me know. corky
  9. Some mighty fine coins Corina... and what's his name?.... teehee. Sure does look like you are getting quite nice collection going. I like the Japanese rooster best. corkykile
  10. Does it count if I post what I have gotten most recently? 1909 S/S Lincoln, 1914 S Lincoln, and 1931 S Lincoln PCGS AU 55, all for my collection. Super nice reference books for researching: "The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents" by John Wexler and Kevin Flynn. "The Cherrypicker's Guide To Rare Die Varieties" by Bill Fivaz and J. T. Stanton. "The Error Coin Encyclopedia Fourth Edition" by Arnold Margolis and Fred Weinberg. "The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents" by David W. Lange. That is it for September. corky
  11. Hi George, If I get a roll of coins it will be searched. I do not know how many cents I have searched... but it must be in the 100K range. Most of the coins I am posting now are from big bags and lots I have bought during my couple years of collecting. As far as going blind... I have to wear glasses for seeing anything close or far away. However, I have discovered since I started all this searching it can be very tough to adjust my eyes after using a small diameter magnifier. I purchased a set of magnifiers on e--y quite some time ago which have a larger viewing area. This way I can see more of the coin at once and decide whether or not it is worth extra time. I check every little detail on a coin. If I think it is worthy I will put it in a little baggie and label it as to what kind of error I have noticed... from die chip to possible doubled dies... and go back later to verify it. I do not toss a coin into the recycle bucket right away. Now and then I will check back through them and occasionally find an error I missed the first time. Each time I find an error I check it out on whatever websites might have an example, or in the many books I have accumulated since beginning this endeavor. Lately the Lincolns have taken center stage and most all of my spare time. I received a lot of help here at CP and a couple other forums which have increased my knowledge in ways that I could not have done on my own. There are a lot of amazing numismatists who are willing to share their expertise. Thanks everyone, corky (my apologies for being so wordy)
  12. This coin looks as if the die is about to break apart. It has die breaks, chips, gouges, and on the reverse there is a die clash. corky
  13. Trying to get caught up on posting the newest coins. corky
  14. Howdy Coinshooter! Beautiful King James ancient you have there. Welcome to Coinpeople. corky
  15. These two coins were amongst some from various bags/lots I have purchased. I had put them aside until I had an opportunity to photograph and find the attribution. (At least I hope I got it right)... You might say, I got two for the price of one... and do not remember how much that was. corky
  16. (((fever that I have had for years!))) Oh my yes, Matt! I also discovered it the fever is not curable unless you find one of every error and variety coin ever listed, and then those that are not yet listed, then start at the beginning again. (((My best find was an 1958 D #21 in an original roll))) All I can do is to aspire to such finds... I can I can I can I can.............. Yep, coppercoins is great! Definitely more of the varieties I am interested in. Even LCR which I joined a couple weeks ago... seems like yesterday. This morning Bob Piazza accepted my membership in coppercoins. He is a great guy... as is Chuck. I have been reading up on the posts of CC and discovering more of, well, more. I will never abandon CP because I have made many good friends here and learned so much from you all. Thanks!! corky
  17. Welcome to Coin People Marco! Your english is probably better than mine... and I was born here. There are a great number of knowledgeable members who can help with almost any kind of coin you might need help with. corky
  18. Welcome Ben! There are some really nice and helpful Coinpeeps here. Hang out and enjoy yourself. corky
  19. This is the second coin I discovered. I will try to post the obverse and reverse pictures next. Corky
  20. This is one of two Lincolns found in a roll of bu cents I had set aside. So far this is the only attribution I can find for the anomaly. The die markers for the obverse are nearly identical on both coins. However, the reverse seems to have a different die. corky
  21. (((Very cool looking coin...))) Thanks Penny Man, If I hadn't 'slabbed' it I probably would not have noticed the rotation. corky
  22. Great picture! Obverse: 10:00 planchet peel/die crack. Maybe a die crack on the jaw line. Reverse: 10:00 die chip, 8:00 die crack from the flowers, 3:00 die chip at rim... the shape of the die chip suggests it could be from a dropped letter. At 1:00 possibly a die crack from the rim above the P and above the E to the rim. Probably a failing die. corky
  23. i call it the dripping ear error, and for good reason Neat coin Corina! corky
  24. Yesterday I turned in a roll of quarters and 13 rolls of dimes. Then I saw a familiar box on the counter... one of those $25.00 cent boxes and asked if those were new pennies or other. She said they are from the feds but are circulated. So, I scooped up a total of $23.00 in cents. The only coins that are worth a mention are the three wheat cents, 39p, 40s, and 41d. The runners up are Canadian pennies 1963, 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981. Also, there are about five rolls of cents that are lost to corrosion. There are about 200 copper cents and the remainder are zinc cents. The zincs have been searched and the coppers are still waiting. onward ------->-------> corky
  25. (((no problem.... but im sad to say that it doesn't get any better... EVER!))) UH OH! You are always so insightful! corky
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