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    After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain - and Another (Updated)

    I have been hitting half's hard for 3 years and have found what I consider a nice mix of non-ordinary finds, including 5 90% silver commemoratives (including 2 1893 Columbian Expo's), and 5 or 6 types of clad commemoratives, but have had my heart set on finding a Stone Mountain Comm. Well I finally got one in last week's boxes along with my 6th 1970.

    Boxes have been very good in general last 2 weeks with 83 40's, 14 90% Kens, 4 Bens, and 1 WL, out of 8 boxes, but the SMC was the big daddy for me.

    With all of the SMC's showing up on the forum lately, I'm betting someone dumped a roll or a collection a little while back. I think I've seen 4 or 5 the last couple of months, and they aren't that common.

    Also posting a couple of foreign 90%'s I've found that I think are pretty cool for eye candy.

    I hope you enjoy the pics.

    I got my second one in 6 months...guess I'll shoot for a rarer comm. now. New pictures added at bottom.

    HH
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  2. #2
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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Nice score...I'm still searching for mine. I know there's one waiting for me.

    Joad

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Captaindoodle,
    That's a great score. The Stone Mountain is in great condition. The other coins are nice as well.
    I got a stone mountain in a roll earlier this month. So did some others on this forum. Must be the month for Stone Mountains. Great pix, too.
    Congrats
    rileyboy

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    That is a beautiful stone mountain coin
    Great find.

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    Awesome find! Gorgeous coin.....I want one now!

    -bigJ

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Nice score!! Your SMC is in great shape. I found one last year but it was worn.

    Is that Columbia 50 cents the same size as Kennedy half?

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Yinzi50
    Nice score!! Your SMC is in great shape. I found one last year but it was worn.

    Is that Columbia 50 cents the same size as Kennedy half?
    Yes, both the Columbian and the Balboa are the same diameter as a Ken. Because of both of them being pretty old, and 90%'s, I thought they were a Walker or Ben when I was edge scanning...they had that "old silver look". I've thrown a number of clad Balboa's back, but thought enough of this silver one to make it my avatar. I like that it says 90% pure 12.5 Grams.

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Welcome to the club.
    There is no silver left around here...

  9. #9
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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Nice score and the boxes are treating you good
    HH..Miner

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Nice, that one is still on my wish list.

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Good score!

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Captaindoodle
    With all of the SMC's showing up on the forum lately, I'm betting someone dumped a roll or a collection a little while back. I think I've seen 4 or 5 the last couple of months, and they aren't that common.
    Very nice finds there Capt. And foreign silver is always a nice bonus find.

    To be clear though, in the world of commemoratives, the Stone Mountain variety is one of the more common (high mintage).

    http://www.coinfacts.com/commemorati...e_mountain.htm

    A very nice find, to be sure, but among the most common.

    Kudos.
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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    Nice find! Would love to find one myself.

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain

    nice rare finds, i wouldn't mind one or my 2nd 1970

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    Re: After 3 years I Finally Got My Stone Mountain


    To be clear though, in the world of commemoratives, the Stone Mountain variety is one of the more common (high mintage).

    http://www.coinfacts.com/commemorati...e_mountain.htm

    A very nice find, to be sure, but among the most common.

    Kudos.

    [/quote]

    I agree with 1.3MM put into circulation, it's not rare compared to some of the old 90% comm. half dollars from the 20's and 30's with mintages in the 4 and 5 figures, but I never expect to find one of those...however, with less than half the 55 Ben production, and less than a third of the combined 70s&d mintage...it's not a common find out of a box of halves. I didn't mean to mislead any newbies who find one into to thinking it would be comparable to finding an 1935 Old Spanish Trail (10,000ish) or 1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial (10,000ish) or the 1936 Cincinnati Music Center (5,005)...just saying they aren't that common to find.

    HH
    CD

 

 
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