1964 Egypt 50 Piastres

 



Year: 1964 / AH1384

Country: Egypt

Denomination: 50 Piastres

Weight: 20 g

Silver Composition: .720

Mintage: 250,000

Certification: NGC MS66

KM# 407

Comments: This coin commemorates the diversion of the Nile river.  Reverse features a scene of the Nile basin.  Obverse features the dates and denomination,

2021 Peace Dollar






Year: 2021

Country: United States

Mint: P - Philadelphia

Denomination: One Dollar

Weight: 31.103 g

Silver Composition: .999

Mintage: 200,000

Comments:  For the 100th anniversary of  the end of  Morgan dollar and the transition the peace dollar the US mint decided to restrike the Morgan and Peace Dollar coins.  Nice to see a perfect example of the coin.  I believe that I read recently that these will be struck again in 2022 with a proof finish

2021 Morgan Dollar

 





Year: 2021

Country: United States

Mint: P - Philadelphia

Denomination: One Dollar

Weight: 31.103 g

Silver Composition: .999

Mintage: 175,000

Comments:  For the 100th anniversary of  the end of  Morgan dollar the US mint decided to restrike the coin with mintmarks from each of the current mints, Philadelphia and Denver, as well as coins with CC and O privy marks for Carson City and Denver.  These were very popular coins with collectors and speculators when they went on sale causing the mint's website to crash during the ordering period. I believe all coins sold out within a couple hours or less.  I decided just to pick up a coin from Philadelphia and not deal with the website craziness.  Although I really don't collect US coins anymore, I did start there and it is kind of cool to see what a Morgan looks like in perfect condition. 

2021 Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Dollar

 

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Year: 2021

Country: United States

Denomination:  One Dollar

Mint: Philadelphia

Weight: 26.730 g

Silver Composition: .999

Mintage: 350,000

Finish: Uncirculated

Comments: Obverse features Christa McAuliffe, a teacher and astronaut who was killed on the space shuttle Challenger.  Reverse features three children and the caption "I touch the future, I Teach".  I haven't purchased any US commemorative coins from the US mint in almost 7 year but I picked this one up for a couple reasons.   First, I remember distinctly being in 8th grade and watching the space shuttle launch with the local teacher, Christa McAuliffe, and then my horror and confusion as it exploded.  Second, now 35 years later, I am a teacher myself, so it is nice to see my profession featured on a coin.  

2021 American Eagle Reverse Proof - Type 2

 





Year: 2021

Country: United States

Mint: S - San Francisco

Denomination: One Dollar

Weight: 31.103 g

Silver Composition: .999

Mintage: 125,000

Comments: This is the new silver eagle design for the 35th anniversary.  This coin was released with a type 1 silver eagle (original design) both with a reverse proof finish.  The official name of the set is the 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition.  I haven't purchased anything from the US mint in almost 10 years but there are a couple products this year that I was interested in so I opened up may wallet.  Will be posting more in the next couple weeks.   I will say that the ordering process from the US mint leaves a lot to be desired.  This product's release date was changed then ordering it took me almost an hour and a half with website crashes and errors.  Looks pretty nice in hand, but very hard to photograph.

1793 M France ECU





Year: 1793

Country: France

Mint: M Toulouse

Denomination: ECU

Weight: 30 g

Silver Composition: .9170

Mintage: Unknown

Certification: NGC VG10

DAV-1355

Comments: Obverse features Louis XVI facing left.  Reverse features angel inscribing constitution.  This type was minted from 1841 through 1849.  I am always the underbidder when this coin comes up for auction so I bid high on this one.  Paid a little over $150.  Might have overpaid but I think catalog values are low on these.

1847 Netherlands 2-1/5 (2.5) Gulden




Year: 1847

Country: Netherlands

Denomination: 2-1/2 (2.5) Gulden

Weight: 25 g

Silver Composition: .9450

Mintage: 8,958,675

Certification: PCGS AU50

KM# 69

Comments: Obverse features William II.  Reverse features crowned weapons.  This type was minted from 1841 through 1849.  Something about these coins from the Netherlands that really have the original look that I like.