2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Quarter Enters Circulation on June 3

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On Monday, June 3, the United States Mint will begin shipping 2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker quarters to Federal Reserve Banks and their coin terminals for distribution into circulation. This coin marks the third of five distinct quarter designs for this year and the thirteenth overall from the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters™ Program.

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2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker quarter

At the onset of the four-year series in 2022, the individuals celebrated Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong. Quarters for 2023 extended the celebration of accomplishments and contributions made by American women by honoring Bessie Coleman, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jovita Idar and Maria Tallchief. Quarters for 2024 recognize Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Patsy Takemoto Mink, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Celia Cruz, and Zitkala-Ša.

Walker was a Civil War era surgeon, women’s rights advocate, and abolitionist. She is the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.

This latest quarter "celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker," said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson. "Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was relentless in her efforts to serve as a surgeon in the Civil War at a time when women were not permitted to serve in the military. She demonstrated tremendous courage for frequently crossing battle lines to care for wounded soldiers and as a prisoner of war for four months."

The reverse (tails side) of the quarter depicts Walker holding her pocket surgical kit, with the Medal of Honor on her uniform, and surgeon’s pin at her collar. The image was designed and sculpted by U.S. Mint  Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

"I was tremendously inspired by this brave woman’s story and realized that she was at least one hundred years ahead of her time," said Hemphill. "My hope is that her quarter will make her life story widely known."

The obverses (heads side) of quarters within the program feature a portrait of George Washington. This image, sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser over 90 years ago, commemorated Washington’s 200th birthday.

Quarters for circulation are produced at U.S. Mint production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver.

On Monday, June 17, the U.S. Mint will offer circulating quality Dr. Mary Edwards quarters to the public through their website at https://catalog.usmint.gov. These quarters will be available in three different product options:

  • a set of two rolls for $40,
  • a set of three rolls for $60, and
  • 100-coin bags at $45 apiece.

Of note, regarding the three-roll set, one of the rolls includes quarters from the San Francisco Mint, adding a unique level of rarity because, unlike those minted in Philadelphia and Denver, these quarters are not found in general circulation.

U.S. Mint subscriptions for 2024 quarters product are available now. Subscribers to Mint products automatically receive them when they are released.

The final coins from the program, quarters for 2025, will honor Ida B. Wells, Juliette Gordon Low, Dr. Vera Rubin, Stacey Park Milbern, and Althea Gibson.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

An exceptionally accomplished and brave woman who was far ahead of her time!

Kaiser Wilhelm

For the general edification of the esteemed assemblage of coin collectors here at CoinNews, a depiction of a very rare gold coin of Esunertos, Iron Age ruler of one of the regions of pre-Roman-conquered Britain, produced circa 50 B.C – 30 B.C.

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Major D

Kaiser, a fantastic piece of history. Sorta reminds of something I made with Silly Putty way back when but with 100% less gold.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It appears, Major D, that neither of us was accustomed to using the 24K gold-saturated variety of Silly Putty in the households in which we were raised.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Poor Palladium can’t seem to catch a break. Still dropping rapidly with no bottom in sight.

Rick

E1, anyone really…
To Dip, or to not Dip? That is my question. 1881-S, a raw blast from the past!..
It’s in my 10+yr “junk Silver” box that I’m digging/re-discovering goodies, the one that Major & REB like. It has the Hawaii puck in it, among other little treasures lol.
The pics I’m going to post may not help much, but this coin’s condition under the grunge/tone yields a grade of no worse than MS65 subjectively speaking…Next post…

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Rick

The grungy raw coin above grades just as well as this coin below(maybe better)when gauging the typical wear points, and contact marks counted…
Also found in that junk box from yesteryear. Both coins were bought in 2010(a guess)

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Rick

And here below is the higher grade grungy coin next to a(formerly grungy)coin that I dipped tonight–An 1890 on the right. It is a coin that is more worn/circulated/lower grade…

I’m inclined to dip the grungy 1881-S and send it in with a new batch I’m building. In MS-65 to 66 the 1881-S has a value in the $2-400 range(bought it for $50ish back then?).
Risk/reward, fun, and a hobby to enjoy any way you look at it!!
Thoughts, Ideas?…

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Rick

By the way, the grungy 1881-S on the left side(above & below) is not at all grungy on the reverse. Only the Obverse is grungy!
For those of you that have a touch/zoom device you can possibly see what I mean when I say the left coin(1881-S)is a higher grade coin than the right side coin(1890)..*Chest feather/tail feather* details. (Kind of hard to see). But anyway!?…..

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East Coast Guru

I vote to dip.

E 1

Rick, The 1881-S is a common date Morgan dollar. They tend to be struck very well and they tend to demonstrate a high degree of luster. The 1881-S is considered “The Benchmark Coin” for the Morgan Dollar series. In 1995, the 1881-S MS-65 sold for $100. Today, an 1881-S Morgan Dollar in MS-65 sells for about $250 (+150%). That should give you a good idea on the price appreciation rate for the MS-65 Morgan Dollar series over the last 30 years. As for your raw 1881-S above, I would dip it just for fun; just to get the experience. If… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1, East Coast Guru and Rick,

This is a straightforward curiosity question and not in any way meant to be the slightest bit sarcastic. Why would a coin cleaned in any other manner be graded as “Cleaned” and/or “Details” by a Third Party Grader but a dipped coin wouldn’t?

Rick

Kaiser, I’ll give you my opinion as a novice myself, and for full disclaimer/disclosure purposes. My opinion may differ from the experts on board here, or partially match up to their opinions and experience to some degree? It is my understanding that a cleaned/details(no grade allowed)designated coin has been too ‘harshly cleaned'(they use that descriptor too)using too much force trying to ‘scrub’ the dirt/toning/PVC from the coin, damaging the original finish of the coin… Dipping is just what it says–Dipping. No excessive/any force or tooling is applied to the surface of the coin–Dip & Rinse only, and dry/air dry very… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

A truly marvelous explanation, Rick; thanks so very much for providing that! And borrowing the immortal words of Perry Mason, albeit used by him to convey an entirely different meaning, this was indeed a perfect example of “Asked and answered.” I loved all the detail you supplied regarding the materials you employ to achieve the desired result, which rather ironically, as per your own previous experience (plus similar anectdotal evidence to that effect), sometimes turns out not to be exactly the outcome you were aiming and/or hoping for after all. It’s also very interesting and no doubt useful to realize… Read more »

Rick

Thanks E1,
I’m on the fence with this one. The dipped coin may give it eye appeal, but not necessarily a “hopeful” grade? Maybe worse? From a $50 coin several years ago, to $200+ coin today is always a good way to look at it!
I’ll update you if I make a move on it.

E 1

Rick, This is what I use on all silver coins. Don’t use the Q-tips on the proofs though. If a mint state coin is stained, I will gently agitate the stain with the Q-tip while in the dip. I don’t use the basket anymore. I am strictly using tongs these days. One bowl of de-oxidizer dip for 10-15 seconds, agitate as necessary, followed by three sequenced bowls of distilled or 3D water to rinse. Replenish all chemicals & water with each coin. Wash your glassware off with each cycle. I will sometimes use a dry propellent on the fields of… Read more »

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E 1

Oh, and “Saflip” holders after that. Also, use a face mask to prevent any spittle from getting on the surfaces of the coin. Gold coins require a different dip solution.

Rick

E1, Superb set-up you have going on there! Your connoisseurship and attention to detail is inspiring. I’m a tong guy as well, no basket. The q-tips are nearby. I don’t dip very often, but when necessary I’ll do it without hesitation. Thanks for the reeded edge tip! I did try the ‘bent soup spoon’ lowering technique for a few toned ag rounds last night, along with two dirty sub 62 Morgans(e*Z*est).. Seemed to work well for ‘cheap coins’ lol. As a matter of fact the 1881-S was my starter Morgan several years back, so there you go! I am still… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Unless my eyes are deceiving me, it seems there are quite a few Liberty Walking Half Dollars mixed into that time capsule stash of yours. I find it far more than a little ironic that while I am old enough to have experienced that very coin (which when all is said and done is now my favorite coin of all time) in change all the time and in fact carried them around in my pocket constantly in the 1950’s, with the young and living entirely in the moment mindset I had back then I did not have even a single… Read more »

Rick

Indeed Kaiser, I would add that time has changed money in a way too? In one sense time has worn and toned many of those pocket wonders down significantly. And on the other hand time has allowed for those same little $.50 gems to be worth $11 bucks each today!(the worn ones)But in the overall, I’m not so sure that the latter of the two is such a great thing, inflationary wise… Being someone who was born on the last day of 1964, I can sure appreciate our pre-’64 money now! I had no first hand “in pocket” experiences with… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick, So much to unpack here! Regarding inflation and the subsequent change in value of those Half Dollars, while that reality may present us with what amounts to a false increase in their worth, the fact that they are 90% silver and numismatically quite interesting and desirable is, IMHO, a more than adequate counterbalance. I am nevertheless inclined to believe that I will never stop revving up my pointless 20/20 hindsight, which combined with $3.95 might just buy me a cup of coffee, in order to continue to wish against all hope that I at the time could have somehow… Read more »

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Rick

Well said Kaiser. If anyone has seen an ever changing World throughout the decades, I’d say that you fit the bill without question. Maybe next time as far as hanging on to a few of those money gems. I did collect a few Buffalo Nickels as a kid, and several GI Joe’s, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what happened to them? Oh well, life moves on…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Thank you, Rick, for those very kind, generous and dare I say exceptionally perceptive words. I think that what has provided me with an at least somewhat unusually stereoscopic view of history and life as a whole amid the more typical ongoing flux of events and conditions is the fact that I have been able to collect memories not just over time as such but over (geographic) space as well, particularly by having moved around Europe for the first eighteen years of my life and perhaps even more specifically courtesy of my personal experience of spending eight years behind the… Read more »

E 1

“MS-65 is a great starter coin for a new collector.” Not meaning you Rick. But, someone’s first novice Morgan Dollar purchase. These sell easily since they look great and they don’t break the beginners bank. They also make a great grading reference coin for MS-65 Morgans.

Major D

Rick, that junk drawer of yours is looking more like a magician’s hat (or scarf) — it keeps going! Some amazing stuff!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D and Rick,

I can’t remember now; was that 2020-S White Rabbit you pulled out of it a Mint State or Proof 70?

Rick

No, and to my amazement, it was none other than the 2024 S Silver Kennedy Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR70DCAM !!

Outstanding Luck that I’ve had lately!

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Major D

Rick, that 2024 Kennedy is truly divine!

Rick

Lololol! I like that one!

Kaiser Wilhelm

DIVINE is clearly the word of the week, fellow coin authenticity biters.

Kaiser Wilhelm

So what you’re saying, Rick, is that your Chinese-made magic kit made it possible for you to semi-supernaturally abracadabra the rabbit into a not yet issued American (counterfeit?) coin!

E 1

Do tell.

Rick

Yes, I’m treasure hunting! It’s almost like a time capsule, I somehow have left it alone for the last 10-12 years!

Kaiser Wilhelm

It IS a time capsule, Rick. Great luck you left it alone so long!

Kaiser Wilhelm

This, gentlemen, gets my vote for being among the top ten of the absolutely most ludicrous coin designs of all time. Granted, the tiny island nation of Niue is widely known for a predeliction for cranking out a seemingly endless series of patently ludicrous cat, dog, and the occasional textured-volcano-picturing numismatic releases, but is there anyone who would disagree that the 2024 Brilliant Uncirculated .9999 Silver 2 Dollar Buffalo Chicken Wing 60th Anniversary takes the proverbial cake?

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Rick

I’m hungry for some lunch now, with some cake for desert!

Kaiser Wilhelm

What say we get you a donut-shaped quadruple piedfort coin from New Caledonia?

Kaiser Wilhelm

But wait…piedfort is a British device while New Caledonia is French. Oh well.

Rick

How about a nice, Mint State, good old fashioned US Walker Half Dollar..But I will take a nice Gem BU Piece from our friends across the Pond, way across that Pond!
Beautiful Design to behold…..

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Ach du Lieber und Gott in Himmel, das ist doch so eine wundervoll schoene Oesterreichische Silber Munze mit dem Thema Wiener Philharmoniker! Du bist halt ein sehr Gluecklicher Mensch!

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Rick

Ditto! (there, I’m covered lol!)…
And the BU Reverse, it sure looks familiar compared to your posted photo!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

There’s no question that is a stunning piece of architecture, Rick, whetheras depicted on that coin or seen out in the open, and it’s especially impressive when it’s lit up at night for the concerts.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

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Kaiser Wilhelm

The reverse of the Vienna Philharmonic Silver 1.5 Euro Coin is a depiction of the organ situated at the front of the Vienna Music Society’s Gold (aka Main) Concert Hall.

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E 1

Great picture Kaiser. Now I get it.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

And this, E 1, may give you a better idea of the sheer size of the main concert hall (known as the Golden Hall) of the building of the Vienna Music Society building complex.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Sorry about that, Rick, I sometimes allow myself to get a bit carried away when it comes to my use of the “mother tongue.” Allow me to provide a translation:
“Oh my goodness and God in heaven, that is in fact such a fantastically beautiful Philharmonic Orchestra-themed Austrian silver coin. You are indeed a very fortunate fellow!”

Major D

Nice design on those Austrian Philharmonic coins.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
One might say the designers had a bit of a “headstart” in that the models for their images come from one of the most distinctive gems of architecture in all of what was Imperial Vienna.

Major D

Kaiser, going off on a tangent — when I read Caledonia I immediately thought of “Caldon-YAH! Caldon-YAH! What makes your big head so hard!?” Different spelling, I especially like the Zydeco version of “Caldonia” sung by Clifton Chenier & his Red Hot Louisiana Band. Based on the Louisiana connection I’ve always figured it must be of French origin. But I was just surprised to learn that Caledonia (with the “e”) is of Latin origin used by the Romans as the name for Scotland. The song “Caldonia” by Louis Jorda actually dates to 1945. Benny Goodman, Memphis Slim, Willie Nelson, B.… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

I was more than a little puzzled myself, Major D, to find out that while New Caledonia is a reference to the Latin rendering of “New Scotland”, the Pacific island territory to this day still belongs to France. The explanation is rather simple though: British explorers and whalers arrived there before the French and it just so happened one of those adventurers thought the nothern section of the main island reminded him of Scotland.

Rick

E1,
Speaking of dip, restoration, and TPG’s ironically..
There is some movement on my looong awaited 2014-D clad re-holder job and yes, a restoration attempt! PCGS has a link sharing option for your submission order if you choose to share it..
And here it is,
https://www.pcgs.com/shared-orders/order-details/23932267
PS: I specifically pointed out the spot on the coin that I have circled in blue.
Has “restoration” worked on that spot? We’re gonna find out very soon…
(¬_¬ )

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E 1

Here is an interesting “Extra V” deal. Crossover candidates?

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E 1

Four earthquakes in the Bay Area this morning. 2.5M, 2.5M, 2.5M, and 3.5M. The San Andreas is moving again. If the Barometer goes over 30.01 hPa in the next couple of days……

Rick

Protect the Dansco Library, The Kennedy’s in the Cases, and the ’69 Camaro SS, just to name a few….
And of course yourself, Family, and nearby friends & neighbors. That’s my advice. Stay safe!

Major D

I’m hoping that the plates letting off some energy a little at a time lessens the chance for a build-up and much larger release later. Stay safe E 1.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D and E 1,
I hope you guys are in a relatively safe and at least somewhat secure area!

E 1

I should be Ok. I have plenty of beer.

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Major D

Bier ist gut

E 1

Yes – Beer is Good!

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

You guys go ahead and enjoy all the Beer/Bier that you wish! 🙂

Kaiser Wilhelm

Leider nicht fuer mich. Ich bin jetzt schon seit langer Zeit ein Anti-Alkoholiker.

This time, a translation “in the moment” rather than later:

“Unfortunately, not for me. I have after all held to my sobriety for a long time.”

Which is to say, I’m not blowing 36 years of it on a whim. By the way, there’s a saying in the fellowship that [even] “Non-alcoholic beer is for non-alcoholics”. Works for me, my friends.

Major D

Good for you, Kaiser!From Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)A Paul McCartney (& Wings) song:
“Drink to me, drink to my health
You know I can’t drink any more”

Kaiser Wilhelm

Thank you very much for saying that, Major D; a friendly little pat on the back is always most appreciated!
Additionally, not only is that that a supremely clever not to mention unusually creative song title but the two included lines of lyrics are absolutely priceless!
Thank you for those truly marvelous tidbits also, my friend!

Rick

E1, No crickets here, as to be expected lol… At least they lowered the price. A couple of weeks ago it was at $4-5k obo if I’m not mistaken? There is potential there as a crossover and you must have read my mind regarding those coins. Ironically(but not surprisingly lol) I have a crossover situation taking place at PCGS that is similar to the one that you reference above, just not as many. I’ll leave you hanging for now, as I have to step away for a few. I’ll be back.. For now I’ll leave you with this V tidbit… Read more »

AKBob

Rick, that’s a really nice coin in the photo! No wonder you purchased and sent in in for grading!! It looks very nice, one of the nicer ones I’ve seen in raw form! I probably have 6-8 in raw form too. Congrats and thx for sharing My Friend!! It’s really nice/good that myself and others get to see and hear about such things. It gives us fellow collectors Hope that there are still good deals out there if you care to take a chance and do a little investing in ones coins. I, like you, don’t mind investing and taking… Read more »

E 1

AKBob,

Great share. I was hoping to get some kind of feedback on that strategy.

Thank you.

Kaiser Wilhelm

That this particular, specific and unique numismatic phenomenon ventures deep into “Each to his/her own territory” might in fact be a somewhat major (not “D”) understatement. This mark clearly has significance, the evidence for which is how it is absorbing the attention and interest of so many collectors. On the other hand, for whatever reason I myself can’t decipher, I don’t comprehend what this level of excitement is all about. Perhaps this clearly obvious discrepancy involves whether one has both appreciation of and taste for precisely such a type of development, neither of which I can honestly claim to possess.… Read more »

AKBob

ALL, did I miss something about Caliskier? He hasn’t been posting on here and I miss his Posts! Is he off doing something or did something happen on here? Cali was an awesome Poster, very informative, sometimes a bit too informative, but that’s fine with me. I hope he is planning on returning. I’m at a loss as to where some of the MNB’ers are now. Are they/you just lurking? John Q used to Post a lot and now only here and there. There’s at least 6-8 Posters on MNB that we aren’t hearing anything from now. I will still… Read more »

sharks2th

@AKBob – I’d say most of those not posting are just lurking or on vacation. I was gone for a week and read the posts every few days but haven’t posted since I didn’t have anything to add to the conversation.

Off topic, how’s the Sasquatch hunting up there? Do you have any good trail cam footage or stories of possible encounters?

DAVESWFL

AKBob,
My sentiments exactly regarding MNB postings vs this site. All you had to do on MNB was write down the number of posts and when you came back later subtract that number from the new total to know how many posts to count up to start reading the new ones.
An alternative method was to use the time stamp of the last post and go back to it and start reading the new posts.
I quit looking through the old posts on here – it’s just too much of a waste of time!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

DAVESWFL, sharks2th and AKBob,
Aside from the unfortunate circumstance of the comment format not being all that much to your liking, I think it’s wonderful you all chose to make your way over here upon the closing of your previous site. I trust I speak for all of us at CoinNews when I say that both your presence as such and your input are very much appreciated.

E 1

I see that “The CV” is pushing the 2019-W Unc Lincoln Cent (mintage 346K) in PCGS MS-69 FDI for $199.98. Finally, someone has figured out the significance of that coin. I give them another six months to realize that the 2017-S Enhanced Lincoln Cent (mintage 225K) and the 2018-S Reverse Proof Lincoln Cent (mintage 199K) are also in the same camp. 

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Rick

I’ve been looking, and deals are to be had–depending on where you look…. And to think that I blew off the coin in the link below just last week at a hammer of $37…
There was something off when zooming the reverse though, so I passed.
https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1584200/2019-W-Lincoln-Cent-First-Day-of-Issue-NGC-MS-69-RD-PL-Lincoln-Label

Rick

But this one that I passed on last week for hammer $36? Indefensible..
I should’ve bought it….
https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1590663/2017-S-Lincoln-Cent-Shield-From-the-Enhanced-Unc-Set-First-Strike-PCGS-SP-70-RD

Rick

Sometimes GC is overlooked for bargains like these. That is my tip/hint for the day!

Major D

Rick, that 2017 Enhanced Uncirculated Set is one undervalued set IMO. Low mintage (210,419) and contains 10 striking S-mint coins, which are easily distinguished from the proof S-mint so no chance of confusion. The Mint list price was $29.95 and yet you can get it for under $20 on eBay. The coins individually amount to over $80 at SP-65, with the single most valuable being the Lincoln cent, followed by the Kennedy half.

Major D

E 1, I couldn’t agree more with you about the 2017 Enhanced Uncirculated set and the 2018 Silver Reverse Proof set. Both low mintage and very undervalued for the number of unique coins (10) in each set.

Major D

Speaking of the Lincoln cent, another undervalued IMO that I’d throw in is the 2009 Uncirculated/Mint set — easily distinguished from the P&D zinc circulation variety because of the satin finish and 95% copper. The mintage (784K) may seem large, but not in context with the P&D numbers for the series.

E 1

Major D,

Yes, I am a fan of all the SMS Satin Lincoln Cents produced between 2005 and 2010. The 2010 is the first Shield Cent with a mintage of 583K.

Cheers

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E 1

Major D,

I picked this set up over a decade ago for cheap. 2010 P/D SMS Lincoln Shield Cent with a mintage of 538K.

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E 1

You might also like this pair. 2009 P Lincoln Formative Years Double Die Reverse.

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E 1

You also mentioned the 2009 Bronze SMS Set…SP-68 Red. Eight coin set complete with matched grade and matched certification.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

All I can say, Major D, is that upon reading your comment above I celebrated my having acquired three of the former and five of the latter from the U.S. Mint. Hooray!

E 1

Lyndal Bass: Designer of the Lincoln Shield Cent What is there not to like about this American Artist? Everyone knows how dogmatic I can be about American coin designs and art in general. But, in my honest opinion, the Lincoln Shield Reverse Cent Design is a perfect example of how our coins should be designed. Simple, bold, and highly symbolic. Very well thought out and visually excellent. The design concept originates from Civil War Buttons and quietly ties in so many hidden intricacies about Lincoln and America in the 1850s. It is one of my favorite designs, as is the… Read more »

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Major D

E 1, I’m usually focused on the obverse of the coin but lately I’ve started paying more attention to the reverse. Here’s a 2020 (P) that has a surface bump just above the left top of the shield. Is this from an interior die break?

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E 1

Major D,

It looks like a die chip.

Send it in. NGC does a good job with the errors.

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Rick

E1, AKBob, Gang,(ANACS Extra “V”) I went off on a bit of a tangent regarding the ANACS “V” crossovers & graders earlier, so I set it aside for tonight. Too many musings & ramblings… So in short, here is what I have going on with my 4 coins submitted to PCGS for an ANACS(x3)crossover. And an NGC(x1)crossover service. The Jury is still out on all of these coins… All 4 coins are listed in the PCGS shared link below… The photo below is the NGC crossover submission that should look familiar to some of you. All 4 coins are about… Read more »

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AKBob

Fingers crossed you get exactly what you desire! I’d love to see you come out on these. ANACS was the first grading service to start giving the “V” recognition so they may have been spot on or maybe conservative when they graded yours! Hard to say at this point. Regardless, you’ll learn some things doing this and you just never know unless you try, right! I can’t wait to see your end results. You’re a gambler, but I think your conservative and careful when determining exactly which, what and why you’re doing what you’re doing! Fingers crossed!! Thank you fellow… Read more »

Rick

Here is a photo of my ANACS MS68 V coin…comment image

Rick

And here is a photo of my $50 PCGS MS67 V coin.
Will PCGS cross the ANACS MS68 to a PCGS MS68?
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You make the grade/decision/comparison. Will PCGS Cross the ANACS?

E 1

Rick,

Die chip on the forehead, strong V, and great surfaces. That’s a superb specimen (49347802). Cha Ching, Bam Bam! Great score Rick.

Cheers

Major D

E 1, perhaps another song in the making “…. chip on the forehead, strong V, and great surfaces…superb specimen….Cha Ching, Bam Bam!”. I’m getting an AC/DC “Shook Me All Night Long” vibe.

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Rick

AK,

I’ve gambled on Women, Roulette, and Coins.
I have had very, very mixed results over the years…..

Major D

Rick, that’s a country song in the making right there

Rick

Only if you sneak in a couple of references to neon lights, trucks, and beer. It is then a true country song!

AKBob

Rick, you just mention Roulette and My Heart starts pounding, lol! . I love Roulette but when I play it my heart just POUNDS and when I say POUNDS, I’m not exaggerating at all! A quick short story, the first time I went to Reno, NV, I played roulette for the very first time. So I’m watching and I decide to make a bet, so I laid down a $1 bet, ya, I’m a high roller (NOT) and the fellow says to me, minimum bet is $5!! I about crapped, lol! So I put $5 down, man, my heart started… Read more »

Rick

Great story Bob! You had me rolling there lol. Easy on the heart bud!..They did indeed use Silver Dollars way back in the day. Buckets full of Morgans! Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me, now I want a bucketful!? I think my best win was on a spinning wheel myself. No not roulette but The “Wheel of Fortune” $1 slot over in Henderson, NV at the now closed Fiesta. I put $200 into the machine and walked away with $1000! Too bad the next day over at the Luxor the roulette/slots took half of that back! The Mint website on… Read more »

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Rick,

Yup. You’re a high roller in the coin world for sure and you’re having a great year. That’s for sure.

Cheers

Rick

Yeah but I don’t have any NVDA, and wish I did! But as the old saying goes–It’s never too late! The other day was just a pebble that got in the way as it climbs Mt Everest. Nice score yourself on that front! Coins have been a blast recently. I hope you don’t mind my sharing my adventures? I’ve learned a lot from everyone here along the way too, and I mean everyone! Weather here at this site, or the(formerly known)MNB. Just a few months back, I didn’t know what SMS meant!? Or VAM! Well I sure do now!.. Coin… Read more »

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Rick,

It has been an amazing journey and a tremendous numismatic learning experience for me too. No complaints. All good.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1 and Rick,
One of the best parts of the coin collecting experience is that it doesn’t matter what you collect. Whatever you like, you’re doing it right.