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    us
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    Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    I enjoy putting together coin sets by year. I found the half dime stuck inside an old hall mirror in Germany. Why would someone put it there? God only knows. The Large Cent actually looks better than the photograph.
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Nice set you have there. Are you planning on adding the $1 to your collection?
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    us
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Quote Originally Posted by utah hunter
    Nice set you have there. Are you planning on adding the $1 to your collection?
    Not planning to add dollars to my coin sets because I have a silver dollar collection that is a separate project.

    The first silver dollar I purchased was a 1799 beauty. I bought it at a (huge) coin show in Vegas when I was first learning about coin collecting. I later sent it to PCGS to have it graded and slabbed. It was returned to me in a body-bag- PCGS claimed it was "whizzed". I keep it as a touchstone of my fleeting trust with some coin vendors.
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    That sucks about the whizzed coin. Even coins show dealers aren't always up front. Selling cleaned coins on ebay if you are up front and say the coin was cleaned you still get a decent price if you list right and have good feedback. I have been pleasantly surprised more than once...Ryan
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    us
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Nice 1840 set!

    I would have bought that 1799 dollar whizzed or not. Still a very attractive coin

    VPR

  6. #6
    seger98

    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Ilike your set, to bad about the other coin.

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    Nov 2007
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    what made you look in the back of a mirro in Germany?
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

  8. #8
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Quote Originally Posted by davest
    what made you look in the back of a mirro in Germany?
    I lived in Germany for three years... courtesy of Uncle Sam! My wife took a trip with the German/American/French Officer's Wives Club to Belgium to the "furniture barn". She bought several pieces of furniture, one of which was the mirror. As I was lugging the "beast" to a spot where she wanted it hung, I was examining it (for any problems) prior to hanging. In between the wood and the glass (in back), I noticed the top reeded rounded white-ish shape that looked suspiciously like the edge of a coin. Using my trusty Swiss knife, I carefully pried it out of the mirror. Now you know the whole story. Only God knows how it got there- or even why it was placed there.

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    On extended Holiday.

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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Nice set! The quarter and half display my favorite design for both obverse and reverse for our coinage.

  10. #10
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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Great set, that sucks about the dollar though.

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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    nice
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    beautiful set...
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    How long did it take you to complete the set?

  14. #14
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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    the coin was used as a shim ? all I can think of to hold the mirror in tight?

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2007
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    Re: Hard-To-Find 1840 Coin Set

    Quote Originally Posted by keverett
    How long did it take you to complete the set?
    I don't know. I'm sure I had all the coins for several years before deciding to arrange them in the set. I have a lot of ideas for different projects- I'm really lucky to actually finish one!

 

 
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