Finally Completed: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Present
This was finally a dream come true. For many years I’ve put off completing this series of Lincoln Memorial Cents from 1959 to 2016.
It is done!
Well, when it comes to coin collecting, I’ve been procrastinating, and we’re talking years and years, and decades. I’ve already mentioned that I’d been collecting coins since boy scouts.
The Years That Passed Us By
So, I started coin collecting with those old Whitman coin albums. You know, the classic ‘blue’ coin albums? Well, I’ve since moved on to the Dansco Coin Album series, and they are the more ‘professional’ (for lack of a better word) albums, and they look a lot more serious as well.
Well, I had a strong resurgence into the coin collecting world back in the late 1990s for some reason. I bought a few coins, but could never afford the truly rare coins that are in the thousands of dollars and more.
But I admire collecting coins because I’m fascinated by all the traveling a coin has done, and wonder how many people held that coin in their hands. And those Lincoln cents have exchanged hands countless times, I would imagine.
The Next Challenge…
And now on to the next challenge… to complete the first half of the Lincoln Cent series, the Lincoln Wheat Cents from 1909 to 1958.
I have some of them, but I have a long way to go, and a few of the Lincoln Wheat cents are hard to come by, meaning they are quite rare and expensive, depending on the condition of the coin, of course.
Incredible Little Pieces of Metal
Anyway, I’m glad to finally get the ball rolling as far as selling coins on my site. I’ll be selling mostly duplicates to help pay for new coins be purchased on eBay. And from there I hope this will grow as a little side business.
Coins are incredible little pieces of metal. Many people take them for granted.
I talked to a teller at one of the local banks, and she didn’t even know the U.S. Mint began creating the America The Beautiful quarters! To be honest, I didn’t actually know until this year! I mean we’ve all been holding these newer quarters in our hands and these new quarters are beautiful, and the series will continue into 2021, I believe.
Anyway, I’m very happy I completed that Lincoln Cents album, which is pictured above near the top. Finally, some closure.
Now I’m working on the Eisenhower Dollars. Oh, and I also finally completed the Washington quarters from 1963 to 2004. At least that particular Dansco album only goes up to 2004. And there’s a bit of an overlap because the State Quarters started in 1999, and I’m still working on the America The Beautiful quarters which go from 2010 to the present and until 2021.