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Coin Show

Next Monthly Coin Show

Coin Show - Monthly Notes for November 2022

Mark your calendar and join us at the next show on Sunday, December 11, 2022, in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom.

Once again, dealers will bring coins, currency, bullion, exonumia, scripophily, semi-precious stones, jewelry and other interesting items to display in their showcases.

Guests visiting the show are welcome to buy, sell, trade or just view the history found in the many displays. People can also bring coins and currency to the show for a free verbal appraisal of the items in the current market.

The show is open from 9am - 4pm, however the most dealers and opportunities are available between 10am and 2pm. 

Should circumstances impact the show, check with this web site, the recorded show message (770-772-4359) or join our mailing list to receive up-to-date information about the upcoming show.

Make a reminder note and visit the next Greater Atlanta Coin Show on Sunday, December 11, 2022 in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom to join the fun and view the items on the bourse.
The November 2022 Greater Atlanta Coin Show enjoyed many guests visiting the bourse filled with dealers and their variety of coins, currency, bullion and other collectibles.

A big THANK YOU goes to one and all that help make the show an interesting place to visit a few hours each month. Thank you to our visitors, our dealers, our security and the hotel's staff. 

We noticed a lot of new guests at this show. Thank you for joining us and hope you will return to future shows.

We also welcomed a number of young people to the show. We're glad you came, hope you had fun and will come again.
For newcomers and oldtimers alike, it's best to arrive at the show early in the day. Several of our dealers have long drives or Sunday evening plans and leave by mid-afternoon.

Every month, the show welcomes guests who are interested in buying, selling, trading or just viewing the many numismatic and collectible items on display. Of course, admission is always free.

Additionally, the show's dealers also offer free verbal appraisals based on current market values for numismatic items brought to the show for evaluation.
This month, a number of small collections, mostly inherited, arrived, and dealers took a look to determine the valuable items versus the spendable items based on today's market values and interests.

Our dealers provide an abundance of experience along with the wide variety of displays from ancient to modern, from historical to current, from loose good to slabbed mint state, from coins to currency to bullion to medals to stock certificates to jewelry to other types of interesting items.

For the November show, the weather presented a rather warm day for the season with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s with some sunshine but mostly overcast skies.
Of interest, we had a number of hotel support employees stopping to check out the show. Later in the day, they quickly began breaking down the show's configuration such that they could prepare for another event.

They did mention the hotel was hosting a golf tournament to begin the next day. Hopefully, they had good weather and the attendees enjoyed the facility and the golf course.

Of interest, one dealer purchased a very rare 1942 proof set in the original government packaging. Of course, this was a wartime set, and the US Mint struck just over 21,000 of the proof sets. An amazing find, and no, we didn't get an image, sadly.
As for gold, some Dahlonega gold pieces changed ownership on the floor.

Plus, groups of silver bullion found new homes including a sealed "monster" box of eagles. A "monster" box is green in color and contains 500 American silver eagle coins - lots of beautiful silver.

Now, let's take a look at a sampling of numismatic items seen at the show.

Golden Kennedy Half Dollar Coin - Chocolate

Okay, this is not really a coin, but a very nice young lady gave us this from her Halloween stash.

We treasured it, because she was so kind to share.

It is, of course, made of chocolate.

However, the candy maker did a good job of presenting Kennedy's portrait on the front and the eagle from the presidential seal on the back like a Kennedy half dollar coin.

We certainly appreciate her generosity and thoughtfulness in giving us this chocolate coin.
Kennedy Half Dollar Coin - Chocolate

1852 Gold One Dollar Coin

1852 Gold One Dollar Coin obverse
1852 Gold One Dollar Coin reverse
This coin is a beautiful gold one dollar coin minted in Philadelphia in 1852.

The US Mint struck over two million of the gold one dollar coins at their Philadelphia location. The Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans mint locations also struck the 1852 gold dollar.

The Charlotte and Dahlonega mints used mostly local gold in their coins, thus having significantly smaller production numbers.

In contrast, the Philadelphia mint used gold ore shipped from California for their coins and struck the one dollar coins in a much larger quantity.

From the PCGS CoinFacts (Professional Coin Grading Service), they describe the dollar:
"The 1852 Gold Dollar is one of the most common dates of the entire series. It is not nearly as common as the uber-plentiful 1853, but it is slightly less common than the 1851.

"Despite being such a common date, the 1852 is rather scarce in MS66 and better grades. However, there are some standouts, including a single PCGS MS69 and some PCGS MS68's.

"Collectors can find Mint State 1852 Gold Dollars with ease, so they should be picky. Look for fully struck examples that have minimal bagmarks and good eye appeal. Such coins will always be desirable."

PCGS also estimates the number of surviving 1852 gold one dollar coins at 4000 across all grades.

With those comments and numbers, this small but beautiful gold one dollar coin would be an interesting addition to any collection.

1956-D Lincoln One Cent Coin

1956 D over D Lincoln One Cent Coin obverse
1956 D over D Lincoln One Cent Coin reverse
This 1956 D Lincoln One Cent Coin has an interesting D over D mintmark.

There are a few 1956 D over D Lincoln One Cent varieties, however this one appears to be the FS-501 variety in brown.

The Red Book describes a variety as D over shadow D.

The NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) Variety Plus web site describes the coin as "the mintmark was repunched to the northeast of the first impression."

To date, PCGS has certified 33 of the brown FS-501 variety from MS-35 to MS-64 grades.

Similarly, NGC has graded 93 of the coins in brown, red-brown and red colorations.

Initially, the US Mint struck just under 1.1 billion of the 1956 D one cent coins.
Today, PCGS estimates 109 million of the coins have survived the years since.

However, only a few of those 109 million have the FS-501 D over D strike.

This 1956 D over D Lincoln One Cent Coin has definitely seen circulation, however it still maintains quite a bit of its details on both the obverse and reverse.

From the coloration on the coin's holder, it appears to have been put aside for quite some time.

The coin is a rarity, but not an overly expensive one.

This 1956 D over D Lincoln One Cent coin would be a fun addition to a collection and an interesting conversation piece.

2022 American Women Quarter Proof Sets - Clad & Silver

2022 American Women quarters proof sets clad and silver
2022 American Women proof quarters clad obverse and silver reverse
1956 D Lincoln One Cent Coin showing top D over bottom D
Here's a closer view into the D over D mint mark of the 1956 D Lincoln One Cent Coin.

Though it would be better observed with a loupe, this image shows the "northeast" position of the top D over the bottom D.
The US Mint describes the five women on the 2022 quarter coins as:

Maya Angelou-celebrated writer, performer, social activist

Depicting Maya Angelou with her arms uplifted. Behind her are a bird in flight and a rising sun, images inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived.

Dr. Sally Ride-physicist, astronaut, educator, and first American woman to soar into space

Depicting Dr. Ride next to a window on the space shuttle, inspired by her quote, “But when I wasn’t working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth.”

Wilma Mankiller-first woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and an activist for Native American and women’s rights
Our next examples are the modern proof sets depicting the 2022 American Women Quarters, the first five in the series.

The blue package includes the clad version of the quarters while the red and black box includes the silver quarter set.
Depicting Wilma Mankiller with a resolute gaze to the future. The wind is at her back, and she is wrapped in a traditional shawl. To her left is the seven-pointed star of the Cherokee Nation.

Nina Otero-Warren-a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools

Depicting Nina Otero-Warren on the left, flanked by three individual Yucca flowers-New Mexico’s state flower.

Anna May Wong-first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, who left a legacy for women in the film industry

Depicting Anna May Wong with her head resting on her hand, surrounded by the bright lights of a marquee sign.

Each coin in this series features a common obverse (heads) design depicting a portrait of George Washington. This design was originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate entry for the 1932 quarter, which honored the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth.
Of course, the American Women 2022 quarter coins showcase the US Mint's artistry and their equipment's capability in producing such intricate designs telling the stories of these five women.

Whether clad or silver, these American women quarter coins  would be a beautiful addition to a modern collection.