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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2019, 02:55:42 AM »
This thread is titled "US State Quarters" although US Quarters from other series are depicted.
However this image is of the State Quarters of 2008 and are the last in the series.

After the State Quarter came the DC and Territories series (6 coins I think) then America the Beautiful series.

2008
Oklahoma
Washington
Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii

I have visited these except Hawaii but there is a decent chance I will mark Hawaii off my list in January or February 2020.
Not a done deal by any means but I will keep my fingers crossed  :)

Dale

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2019, 04:21:27 PM »
Your pictures are much better, Greg. Good job!

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2019, 07:55:47 PM »
Yes they are. Lighting is critical  :)
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Your pictures are much better, Greg. Good job!

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2019, 08:13:20 PM »
DC.  Dale, I lived on Hawaii for six years.  Let me know if there are places I could suggest!
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2019, 10:31:51 PM »
This thread is titled "US State Quarters" although US Quarters from other series are depicted.
However this image is of the State Quarters of 2008 and are the last in the series.

As you know, we're flexible and we don't care about topic drift, Dale. Subject title amended.

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2019, 10:50:16 PM »
I would have done that but it wasn't my thread and didn't know if I have the proper permissions...so I mentioned it instead.
As for topic drift...quite often I have been the guilty culprit.  :) So i am ok with that.
One thing leads to another and sometime the another is more interesting anyway.

Dale


 

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As you know, we're flexible and we don't care about topic drift, Dale. Subject title amended.

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2019, 08:12:07 AM »
DC.  Dale, I lived on Hawaii for six years.  Let me know if there are places I could suggest!

This DC coin is a nice one, couldnt find it in circulation in USA, 3 months back when I started my renewed interest in State Quarters.

On a Side note, should have asked you about places to visit in Kauai & Muai, though 6 days were booked to the hilt in sight seeing there.

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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #67 on: September 14, 2019, 01:39:18 AM »
2009

District of Columbia
US Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Guam
American Samoa

Not getting good scans so this is my last image.

Dale



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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2019, 01:55:08 AM »
Nice looking coins but a little fuzzy.  I've some nice circulated I'll post.  I agree about the new packaging, unless you take them out, which defeats the point of buying proof sets, it's hard to get a good picture.  Way different! 1971 vs 2001.  Me thinks they done gone cheap ;-)
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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2019, 02:36:25 PM »
Greg
The US mint issues many different sets each year but the two main different sets they issue are:
1. Annual Uncirculated Mint set
2. Annual Proof set.

You image shows 1971 proof set and half a 2001 uncirculated mint set.
I have noticed in some of your previous comments that you seem to confuse the two.

Please don't take this as criticism, it isn't meant to be. I think I am right but if not I apologize in advance.

eBay is a great research tool. I use it all the time. if you search for 1971 mint set and 1971 proof set you will see the difference.

Dale


Nice looking coins but a little fuzzy.  I've some nice circulated I'll post.  I agree about the new packaging, unless you take them out, which defeats the point of buying proof sets, it's hard to get a good picture.  Way different! 1971 vs 2001.  Me thinks they done gone cheap ;-)

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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2019, 08:40:12 PM »
Prosit, still have a problem with the distention between but now have a better understanding.  Had to do a little research.  Thanks!
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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2019, 09:17:31 PM »
It is true that the uncirculated mint sets and the proof mint sets are both mint sets.
However in the US, most often if a collector says mint set they refer to the uncirculated version and a proof set is just a proof set.

The uncirculated sets were simply circulation coins packaged before they circulated.
Proof are different mostly in method of manufacture but the appearance of the the coins surfaces and strength of strike are markedly different.

In 1965, 66 and 1967 the US only struck what are referred to as "Special Mint Sets" which are sort of half way between the two but they look like proofs to me.

These days the uncirculated mint sets have coins that don't quite seem to be regular circulation coins. They seem better struck.
But they are definitely not proofs.

I use to collect both but too many times I had the proof sets tone or show blemishes after owning them sometimes for 20 years and it is an unfortunate attitude of the US market that a toned proof is worth less than one not toned. That applies to modern sets. Really old proof coins don't seem to suffer the same discrimination.

If you look at circulation sets and proof sets from around the world..in some cases the distinction can become blurry.
It can be a complicated subject.

Dale

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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2019, 02:20:39 AM »
Since the title of this thread is US commemorative quarters. I do plan on scanning the 1976 coins  ;D

I also hope someone will post an Isabella Quarter image. I certainly don't have one.

I think there was an 1883 Hawaii Quarter too. I think we could stretch the title definition if anyone has an image.

Dale


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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2019, 02:40:41 AM »
Here is the bicentennial 1976 Quarter Dollar.
Dual dated 1776-1976.

I find this a peculiar coin, this one is from the silver set. There was also a clad set.
This coin scans strange with a wide difference between front and back. It was sold as a circulation coin,
never circulated (the clad composition did and still does a little). The surfaces are better than circulation coins
but less than proof which they also made. So I never knew what to make of it.

Dale

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Re: US commemorative quarters
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2019, 02:48:56 AM »
Good looking coin!
The Chief...aka Greg