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About ikaros

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    Your Don Martin sound effect for today is ZGWORTZ!
  • Birthday 11/10/1963

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    Columbus, Ohio
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    US: Jeffersons, Ikes
    World: British pre-decimal, Polish, Russian, and anything from 1963.

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  1. Agreed -- these 'classic' commemoratives are among the reasons I'm not a huge fan of the modern ones (although I did buy the moon landing issue this year, because I'm a huge NASA nerd). These are pocket sculpture, genuine artworks. Most of the modern designs leave me flat. What I've never been clear on is whether these coins actually circulated or not. Anyone know?
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    Ooooo, that's nice! I love that super high grade proof Ikes are so accessible.
  3. A Netherlands 1990 5c piece, and a Monroe County NY sesquicentennial adult fare token for the local bus service. Has no one checked a Coinstar since August?
  4. Gold-plated 2005P West Virginia SHQ... in a roll of dollar coins. Has no one else found anything since September 2018?
  5. I'm not familiar with 'Midwest Financial' as a grader -- do you have pictures of the slabs?
  6. I regularly get rolls of dollars and/or quarters for the bus; haven't had a good hit in a quarter roll for a *long* time, excepting one or two bicentennial quarters in AU to AU+ condition. And of course I go through them before putting any in my pocket! I mean, it's just possible to hit something interesting. And if they've got rolls of halves, I'll always snatch up a few. Just 'cause. But nickels, dimes and/or pennies? No, haven't done those in ages.
  7. This was about fifteen years ago, actually, at a Tim Hortons.
  8. (dons his best perfectly innocent look) 😈 (rats, didn't work again) 'Lucky Pierre', for the record, is the perfectly innocent nickname I gave the vending machine in the break room that has so far delivered two impaired proof SHQs and two 90% silver quarters. Because it has been lucky. For me. I can't help what other people think about... 🙄
  9. And I have had clerks here in America think that a Kennedy half was a two-dollar coin just because they never see them. Man, do I miss circulating halves... and Ikes.
  10. Lucky Pierre strikes again! 1962D quarter in quite lovely condition!
  11. All right! Aside from flash flooding and way too much time spent on buses, I had a great time at the coin show today. More pictures to come, but first up is a proof-of-concept shot of the 1972S silver PR69DCAM I got for the Ike collection. I jury-rigged a glass holder with LEGO and boy am I glad I have a remote for my camera. Getting the light lined up correct was not easy, nor was getting the focus just right. But judging by at least some of the results, I think I'm on the right track: Of course, I'd like to get those black proof fields, but in the absence of those, this will do nicely.
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