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Image Nickels: Great coins to collect
By Katie on March 21, 2013

A nickel is boring, right? Wrong! Come and find out what is so interesting about these ubiquitous coins.

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ImageSharon
Mar 21, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
What a wealth of information I found in this article! It made me go check through my coins to see what I could find.

I have a lot of old coins I've saved over the years and sometimes I sort through them and search for their value. One of them is a twenty dollar gold piece that my grandfather gave to me the year I was born, so it has really grown in value!

You've piqued my curiosity, Katie, thank you so much for a very well written and informative article. I'm glad I'll have it to refer to whenever I need it.

I hope you'll share more information like this, it's very helpful.
ImageKyWoods
Mar 21, 2013 6:10 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
I'll have to send this article to my son, who's collected coins since he was little...which I wasn't thinking about when I retrieved my stuff from storage last fall. I found a couple of nickels on the floor of the storage unit, and just put them in my pocket. I spent one later without thinking...then found the rest of his coins in a box. It was probably a war nickel. Glare
Imagedave
Mar 21, 2013 7:35 PM CST
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas
Resident cubit-master
Sharon, I have a hard time believing you're old enough to have a $20 gold piece be the same age. :) I think they quit making them in 1933!
ImageSharon
Mar 21, 2013 7:42 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I went back in to check. He gave it to me in '42 when I was born, along with a silver dollar of the same 1942 date. But, you're right. The gold piece is 1904.

See what happens when you get this old, you just can't trust your memory at all. Smiling

ImageSharon
Mar 21, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Wrong again.
I really need to wear my glasses.

The silver dollar is from 1921 - Mom's birth year.
The half dollar is from 1942 - my birth year.
The gold coin is from 1904 - not a significant date for me, but a nice coin.

Thanks Katie, your article inspired me to dig out some coins I'd forgotten I had.


Imagegardengus
Mar 22, 2013 8:21 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
MY father and Grand father both collected coin I have some of their collections but haven't really gotten into it, although I do find it very fascinating. I do have full proof sets from my birth year 1956 - mid 80,s from my grandfather . He was #13th on the list to receive proofs when he died.

Thanks for the article
Cinda
ImageKatie
Mar 22, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Name: Katie
USA
Thank you! I enjoy looking through old coins. My brother and I like to go to the bank and get rolls of nickels. He once found a buffalo nickel with a date, which is very rare. We will be adding more articles about coins. My next one will be about old dimes.
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Imagedave
Mar 22, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas
Resident cubit-master
Those coins are valuable, Sharon! Thumbs up

Nice article Katie. I'm looking forward to your upcoming one on dimes. I have two dimes from the 40s that I love. The woman (Mercury?) has wings on her hat!

I'm glad to see a fresh subject on Cubits. Thumbs up
ImageKatie
Mar 22, 2013 12:45 PM CST
Name: Katie
USA
dave wrote:
Nice article Katie. I'm looking forward to your upcoming one on dimes.

Thank you dave! I am looking forward to writing this article.

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Imagejon
Mar 22, 2013 1:22 PM CST
Name: jon
The buffalo nickel that Katie was talking about was a 1927 buffalo nickel and here it is.
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bob
Mar 22, 2013 1:25 PM CST
Name: Bob W
USA
I appreciated this well researched article on nickels. It brought back to my recollection the joy I derived from coin collecting 60 years ago when I was a child. That nickel and dime collection is still around here somewhere. (still hunting)
Imagejon
Mar 22, 2013 2:28 PM CST
Name: jon
Next Monday I will be publishing an article about wheat pennies.
ImageSharon
Mar 22, 2013 7:19 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Looking forward to your next article, Katie, and very much looking forward to yours, Jon. I have tons of pennies and my son always reminds me to look for those with wheat. Maybe your article will help me become more aware of them. Thanks too for showing us your special buffalo nickel.

Like Dave, I like this new topic on Cubits!
Thanks.
ImageKatie
Mar 23, 2013 8:19 AM CST
Name: Katie
USA
I can't wait to see your article Jon. I love wheat pennies and have quite a few. Every time I see one, it instantly goes into my bag.
Visit our store at http://cubits.org/coins/
Imagejon
Mar 23, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Name: jon
Sharon, is your silver dollar from 1921 a Morgan or Peace dollar.
Imagenap
Mar 23, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
I too loved this article. My Dad was a big collector, but what he did with it before he died is unknown. I had some coins myself, but unloaded them when I needed some money. I still find the subject interesting!
ImageKyWoods
Mar 23, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
I'm looking forward to more of these articles, too. I have a few wheat pennies along with my son's coin collection.
I found a Chinese paper money note lying on the ground last summer, too!
ImageSharon
Mar 23, 2013 10:10 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Jon, I know nothing about coins, I'll be learning from you and Katie. You'll have to tell me what to look for on the silver dollar then I can tell you what I have.

I do know how to recognize wheat pennies, but that's about all I know. Smiling
Imagejon
Mar 23, 2013 4:14 PM CST
Name: jon
If it has the word peace on it it is a peace dollar.
Imagesmiley
Mar 23, 2013 4:33 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
I very much enjoyed this article and look forward to more.

I am by no means a collector, but I do have a collection of old coins in various containers here and there around my room, I look forward to learning more about them.

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