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Hey, Zincoln !! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. Congratulations !!

April 15, 2021 07:44AM avatar
Okay, Okay ... I've read comments by UtahRich and OregonGregg, and maybe my 'Monte's Math' came across a little wrong. I was simply sharing how I categorize real silver content coins, and to a degree I thought my comments would have been taken a little tongue-in-cheek. I sincerely mean Congratulations on achieving a goal you've set, and I know we can all have our own opinions of "what counts."

I know a guy who only counts coins by a date cut-off and will only include Pennies if they start out with an '18'. No 1900 to 1909 Indian Head Cents, or Wheaties, even if it's a 1909-S VDB or 1914-D. No Buffalo or 'War Nickels' or a 'V' Nickel after 1899.

Another fellow uses a 'Century Goal.' so it changes each year. It doesn't matter what a coin is made of or looks like, it's either New or Old and has to be 100 Years Old to fit in his Annual Old Coin Goal group. So, in 2021 his old-coin cut-off date in 1921. Anything minted after that date is a "New Coin" even if it is 90% silver!

And then there are those who do a 'Visual Grading' of Keeper Coins and Spending or Cash Then In Coins based on how they look. If they are worn and some of the date is missing, they are not a Visible, 'Good-Looking' or 'Show-Off Keeper.' They need to look almost new, hardly worn, very good detail and a clear date, and without any holes or scratches, and not bent or otherwise damaged. If they look really nice and have very little wear, then they consider them 'Old' and a 'Keeper' to put in a 2X2 holder for display to show-off their better-looking finds.

Thus, while there might be some generally accepted methods to classify the finds we make, and I do tease folks who group a 'War Nickel' in a silver-coin category, there are a lot of other personal grading methods like those I mentioned that can be even more unusual for many of the rest of us to accept. So, I'll keep grouping coins I find in the manner I have long been accustomed to and you and others can pick-and-choose the way you each group them. All-in-all, those 'War Nickels' are still aging more and more as time passes and they are a fun find to make, so, again, Congratulations!


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zincoln 616 April 11, 2021 09:08AM

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NWCindy 318 May 16, 2021 06:34PM

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Kickindirt 503 April 16, 2021 01:31PM

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D&P-OR 315 April 15, 2021 10:56AM

Amen to that Dell! Thank you. N/T

zincoln 303 April 15, 2021 03:47PM

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Remfire 314 April 11, 2021 11:09PM

Here's to hope Roger. Hope to see you again in the field! N/T

zincoln 305 April 15, 2021 03:49PM

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jmaryt 319 April 11, 2021 09:45PM

Thank you JT N/T

zincoln 305 April 11, 2021 11:25PM

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UtahRich 308 April 11, 2021 09:28PM

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zincoln 305 April 11, 2021 11:20PM

Silver transitions

UtahRich 310 April 14, 2021 12:20PM

As you might guess, 'Monte-Math' is different.

Monte 440 April 13, 2021 10:45AM

Hey, Zincoln !! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. Congratulations !!

Monte 320 April 15, 2021 07:44AM

thumbs up Thank you N/T

zincoln 285 April 15, 2021 03:48PM

Brian's Milestone thumbs up

UtahRich 332 April 14, 2021 11:00PM

'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

OregonGregg 351 April 13, 2021 06:17PM

'Monte-Math' and how we classify other things.thinkingconfused smileythinking

Monte 318 April 14, 2021 11:15AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

flintstone 317 April 14, 2021 08:57AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

D&P-OR 306 April 14, 2021 11:14AM

Different strokes for different folkswinking smiley Keeps me motivated and happy! N/T

zincoln 325 April 13, 2021 04:11PM

Personal goals and milestones are just that, personal.

UtahRich 322 April 14, 2021 12:36PM

Don't get me wrong, I still like finding a 'War Nickel.' N/T

Monte 319 April 14, 2021 10:32AM

I’m with you N/T

Remfire 306 April 13, 2021 11:29PM

Dang You're way ahead................

OregonGregg 319 April 12, 2021 07:47AM

Re: Dang You're way ahead................

zincoln 330 April 12, 2021 10:03AM


OregonGregg 302 April 11, 2021 07:12PM

Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Monte 321 April 11, 2021 01:26PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

zincoln 305 April 11, 2021 11:24PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Remfire 305 April 12, 2021 08:39AM

Back to you, zincoln.

Monte 311 April 12, 2021 07:10AM

Congrats on #100 Zincoln! N/T

Timbertodd 314 April 11, 2021 11:35AM

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