Miniature Coins from Mom
I’ve had a love of coins for many years, but haven’t been an avid collector. My mom, on the other hand, has her hands into every aspect of United States coin and bill collecting. for decades Recently she has begun to share parts of her collection with me as I have shown more interest.
For my birthday this year, she sent me a large number of regular coins that I was missing from my collection, both recent and older ones. Along with them, she also sent me an awesome set of miniature coins. I have never seen miniature coins but they seem to be fairly common online. The ones in this set are:
- 1964 Lincoln Penny 1¢
- 1938 Buffalo Nickel 5¢
- 1914 Mercury Dime 10¢
- 1978 Washington Quarter 25¢
- 1974 Kennedy Half-Dollar 50¢
- 1972 Eisenhower Dollar $1.00
Aren’t they nifty? I put the regular 1999 Dime to show scale.
Mom also sent me something precious this time: A collection of Lincoln Head Cents and Roosevelt Dimes that has been passed down in her family. While the monetary value of these coins is limited, the sentimental value is tremendous. Scribbled on the front of the 1949 coin folders in blue ink, hardly legible, is the name of her mother Mary. These are obviously from her collection, handed down to my mother. I will cherish them for years to come.
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