Tuesday, July 12, 2011

6th Anniversary


Last year I told the tale of how and why I adore this blog. This year let me see how the sixth anniversary gifts of candy, iron, or wood apply.

Candy

About 600 pictures makes for good eye candy. Sure I can probably keep the site more hip looking with Java scripts and hovering elements but lets face it I can only do so much. Instead pictures of coins on top of strange things should suffice. Art related to money is also nice to explore. Coin news on occasion but only if the images or videos are cool.

Iron
Symbol of good luck and strength. Well maybe I will place that on the coins and currency themselves. I mean it is sure lucky to find so many types. Some say luck is just the ability to recognize and take advantage of opportunities but it is lucky that I know how to do that. Strength maybe the coins themselves as they always have value or maybe the fortitude to keep blogging.

Wood
Symbolic of what is long lasting, exactly six years ago on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 I started this blog and here it is Tuesday, July 12, 2011 and I am still here. Recently reaching 1,000,000+ unique visitors, 21,000+ comments, and 314 posts.

This recent comment made me smile and left me in awe...
Is a 5 cent silver Candian nickel tht says Bermuda & Elizabeth II on one side and a fish on the other dated 1988 worth more than a nickel?
I try never to answer with attitude or belittle the comment writers. Other blogs spread mean spirits by arguing with their visitors or allowing mean comments. I consider this blog www.CoinedForMoney.com my personal address, I would not allow someone to stand in front of my home yelling nonsense and I think every site should filter and delete people who do the same.
Oh the answer was just $0.05.

I thank you all and keep those questions coming

19 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary! It sure has been busy lately for you! A million visitors, 6 years running...

I really love that you take pictures of your coins on top of odd things. That adds to the charm of the place, certainly. :)

I will have to add this date into my calendar so that next year, perhaps, I can send you a piece of wool or copper (fashioned into something delightful, of course) in celebration of the big number seven!

Man said...

Thanks Kelly, I try but hopefully others find this site enjoyable.

My hobby is still fun and if ever stops being fun then that is the day this site goes dark.

Kevin said...

I came across an odd quarter in my pocket change. The reverse side looks normal, but the obverse side has a ring around its outside edge about 1/8 inch wide where it is perfectly smooth, as if it has been flattened during stamping. The edge of the quarter has no ridges and feels sharp/unfinished. What is this?

Man said...

odd quarter in my pocket change. The reverse side looks normal, but the obverse side has a ring around its outside edge about 1/8 inch wide where it is perfectly smooth, as if it has been flattened during stamping. The edge of the quarter has no ridges and feels sharp/unfinished.

Sounds damaged as if someone spooned the coin to make a ring.

If you still feel it's an error try and put a good picture online and link it here.

Kevin said...

Here you go. I have no idea what it is I've never seen a spooned coin before so...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n51/shivan473/Seriespics.jpg

I was also wondering what the value of a 1946 Canadian penny is and also a 1970 proof set in a plastic case. Proof set has a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar.

Man said...

have no idea what it is I've never seen a spooned coin before so...
--The picture is not clear but it looks damaged, the closest error would be Die Adjustment strike where the full power of the coin strike is not used but both sides would be affected.
Spooned is when someone smooths the edges in order to make a ring.

1946 Canadian penny about $0.10
1970 proof set about $7.00

Kevin said...

I tried to get a better quality picture here

Also what's the value of an 1879 Silver Dollar?

Man said...

I tried to get a better quality picture here
--Still not clear but looks damaged, if you still have doubts then bring it into a dealer or coin club to review in hand.

1879 Silver Dollar about $30.00

Kevin said...

Cool, thanks for all the help. I'm just getting started collecting pocket change, so I may be back if I have more questions.

Man said...

Cool, thanks for all the help. I'm just getting started collecting pocket change, so I may be back if I have more questions

No problem, good luck.

Kevin said...

I have a New Zealand 1989 five cent piece, 1989 10 cent piece, 1987 20 cent piece, 1982 20 cent piece, 1982 50 cent piece, 1991 gold dollar, 1990 gold two dollar.

Man said...

New Zealand
1989 five cent piece about $0.10
1989 10 cent piece about $0.20
1987 20 cent piece about $0.20
1982 20 cent piece about $0.20
1982 50 cent piece about $0.50
1991 gold dollar about $1.00
1990 gold two dollar about $2.00

Gold color is actually Aluminum-Bronze

Oz Girl said...

New to your blog, had to chuckle at your story about the Canadian nickel. I will be stopping by to visit on occasion. I've worked at the Kansas Turnpike over a year now, and have found interesting coins and notes. Honestly, I think I'm hanging onto my job part-time just because of the interesting finds! :) I also work full-time at a local hospital now. Perhaps in future (when I have more time!) I will share some finds with you.

Great blog, keep up the good/interesting posts! :)

Oz Girl said...

Oh... in case you were interested... the way I found you.... did a search for british 10 pence coin. Got one yesterday at work. I see mine is a common one (1992, wire milled, L&I between dots, 1 pointing at dot). Had to swap it out, we're not allowed to deposit any foreign coins we get. :-(

Man said...

and have found interesting coins and notes. Honestly, I think I'm hanging onto my job part-time just because of the interesting finds! :)
-That's cool anytime you need help or just want to showcase the finds just leave a comment.

Thanks for the kind words.

Rob Wane said...

The most important step in creating a coin collection that you can later sell for profits or a coin collection that you can be proud of involves research.

Man said...

The most important step in creating a coin collection that you can later sell for profits or a coin collection that you can be proud of involves research.

Agreed, knowledge can go a long way.

Anonymous said...

I have a coin 25 cent Phil.2004,1peso coin 1972,us1944 25 cents 2002,

Man said...

25 cent Phil.2004 about $0.25
1peso coin 1972 about $0.30
us1944??? what denomination?
25 cents 2002 about $0.25