Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year In Review 2013

The annual summary of my year in coin collecting with some highlights.

Change Finds:

The graph is for world coins found with only 8 different countries found. Of course Canada leads the pack with only Great Britain above 1. Tourists to New York are using less cash and visitors returning from other countries are also going plastic. I do not see any trends with foreign money except more credit/debit cards are being used by foreigners.


This graph is for American money I pulled from my change and predictably the cents / pennies are leading the pack. I have found any large bills in my change although I have seen then in the wild. Those blue $100 have been circulating well but I cannot afford to keep one for my collection. No surprise that half dollars are not circulating well but dimes were a surprise. I should have found some interesting dimes but that was not the case this year.

Oldest United States Find

1936 Cent

Oldest Foreign Find
1967 Canadian Cent

Most Valuable Find (above face value)
1997 Colombia 50 Pesos, Off-Center Error about $3.00

Most Valuable Foreign Find
1997 Colombia 50 Pesos, Off-Center Error about $3.00

Most Surprising Find

Fake Liberty Dime

Books: 2013 and 2014 Red Books, late buy but I have yet to fully go through them.

Websites: The web is getting better for coin values and information. My site seems a bit outdated.

Equipment: Phones apps are getting much better.

Summary:
I found 108 coins and notes this year which is the most ever. The majority came in December but nearly all of them were boring and low value. Highlights this year included a 2011 Russian 10 kopek which I found two days before the year ended. I forced my self to use cash for my daily lunch which boosted my American coin finds. Most of my new Denver coins have been found from lunch money.


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and change for all

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

Angela Raymond said...

Do you know what this coin is? https://flic.kr/p/u28KER

Wasnt sure where to post it. Thx! Angela

Man said...

Do you know what this coin is?

10 Piastres Egypt 1976