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Coin Show

Next Monthly Coin Show

Coin Show - Monthly Notes for April 2024

Mark your calendar and join us at the next show on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom.

The May Greater Atlanta Coin Show will host dealers and their displays of coins, currency, bullion, exonumia, scripophily, semi-precious stones, jewelry and other interesting items for guests to enjoy.

The show welcomes visitors to buy, sell, trade or just enjoy viewing the variety of numismatic and other collectibles in the dealers' displays.

People can also bring coins and currency to the show for a free verbal appraisal based on the current market values.

The show is open from 9am - 4pm, however arrive early for the most opportunities. 

Should circumstances impact the show, check with this web site, the recorded show message (770-772-4359), or join our mailing list to receive up-to-date information about the next show.

Make a reminder note and visit the next Greater Atlanta Coin Show on
Sunday, May 5, 2024 in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom to join the fun and view the items on the bourse.
The April 2024 Greater Atlanta Coin Show welcomed lots of people to a busy bourse filled with dealers and their showcases of coins, currency, bullion and collectibles.

The show was so busy, some people commented that this was their best show ever.

Outside, Mother Nature provided a gorgeous day, mostly sunny with temperatures in the 80s. A beautiful day to be out and about.

We appreciate every one of you: our many visitors, our dealers filling the show, our security, and the hotel's staff. All of you contribute an important part of the show each month. You are appreciated.

As for the hotel, they also hosted a chiropractic group downstairs. Perhaps it was a study group working toward their degree, or maybe it was a group refreshing their skills.
Due to the uncertainties around the globe, many people came to the show to buy silver and gold. More were interested in gold rather than silver, but both were available.

Some brought items for just an appraisal, such as a set of silver dollar coins.

One gentleman commented that he didn't expect that much gold to be available; he had to go home to get more funds.

Some people brought silver flatware to sell at the current increased price of silver.
Once again, we observed new people visiting the show and asking questions. Welcome, we're glad you came and hope you return to future shows.

Not to be forgotten, it's called a coin show but dealers also bring other numismatic items of interest. This month, several $500 and $1000 currency notes could be seen in dealers' showcases.

For now, let's take a look at just a few items seen on the bourse.

Peace Silver Dollar Coin Rolls

Peace silver dollar coin rolls
The US Mint held a contest for a new coin design with the stipulations that a version of Liberty must be on the front and an eagle on the reverse.

In addition the denomination, the date, IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLURIBUS UNUM and a mint mark should also be on the coin.

The judges unanimously approved  a young Anthony de Francisci’s design.

His design included Lady Liberty on the obverse, which was based partly on his wife and partly on the Statue of Liberty.

His initial reverse design included two eagles, one with an olive branch in its talons and another with a broken sword.  With the designer's approval, the reverse became just one eagle with an olive branch.
Our first example includes rolls of Peace Silver Dollar Coins.

These rolls hold 20 coins each and maintain a separation between the coins to prevent additional rubs or scratches to the coins.

The Peace Silver Dollar Coin came after World War I and was in recognition of peace among the combatants.
On December 28, 1921, the Mint struck its first Peace dollars, producing more than one million in the first year’s run.

The US Mint produced the Peace Dollar in the years 1921-1928 and 1934-1935.

Supposedly, the Denver Mint struck the Peace Dollar in 1964, however those coins were destroyed. Or, if any survived, they have not been made public.

At 90% silver, each Peace Dollar Coin contains 0.7734 troy ounce of silver.

These coins offer an historical and beautiful alternative to collecting silver in addition to their numismatic value.

1924 Standing Liberty Silver Quarter Coin

1924 Standing Liberty silver quarter dollar coin obverse
1924 Standing Liberty silver quarter dollar coin reverse
This specimen, also from the early 20th century, is one of the Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar Coins.

The US Mint produced the Standing Liberty Quarter beginning in 1916 and ending in 1930 with none in 1922.

Designed by Hermon A. MacNeil, the Standing Liberty Quarter needed some design changes throughout its production.

First, in 1917, Liberty's bare breast was covered with a coat of chain mail. Additionally, the reverse design was modified by moving the eagle more to the center of the coin and by placing three of the thirteen stars (that used to be on the sides of the reverse) beneath the majestic bird.

Beginning in 1925, the dates on the coins were recessed, giving them more protection from wear.
Now, people desire Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar Coins where Liberty's head includes full details and her shield contains all its rivets.

The mintmarks, "D" for Denver or "S" for San Francisco, can be found on the obverse just to the left of, and slightly above, the date. Coins produced in Philadelphia do not have a mintmark.

In addition, the small M that appears to the right of the date is the designer's initial.

This particular specimen nicely shows most of the rivets with some wear on Liberty's head.

Regardless, this coin provides a nice representation of a 100-year-old Standing Liberty silver quarter coin.

2019 US Mint Silver Proof Set

2019 US Mint Silver Proof Set
In a separate holder, five America the Beautiful silver quarter dollar coins for Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts; American Memorial Park, Northern Mariana Islands; War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam; San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas; and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho.

Initial sets also contained a Reverse Proof Lincoln cent struck at West Point.
In 2019, the US Mint produced their standard silver proof set with one each of the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half dollar, and Native American dollar coins.
Five years later, some sets no longer have the separate Reverse Proof cent.

Whether with or without the extra cent, the 2019 US Mint Silver Proof Set provides an example of the 2019 US coins with both numismatic and silver metal value.

2021 Quarter Ounce Gold American Eagle

2021 Quarter Ounce Type 2 Gold American Eagle Coin obverse
2021 Quarter Ounce Type 2 Gold American Eagle Coin reverse
In 2021, the US Mint introduced a new reverse design for the Gold American Eagle Coins, known as the Type 2 design.

From the US Mint's press release:

"For the first time in more than three decades, the coin displays a new, highly-detailed reverse (tails) design featuring a stunning portrayal of an eagle. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, 10 DOLLARS, and 1/4 OZ. FINE GOLD.

"The design was created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Jennie Norris and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.

"The obverse (heads) design features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. For the 2021 coin, the Mint returned to its original historical assets to render a closer reflection of Saint-Gaudens’ original vision and detail.
"In addition to redesigning the reverse and enhancing design details on the obverse of the American Eagle Coins, the Mint introduced anti-counterfeiting features that include a reeded edge variation on the one ounce coin.

The US Mint provides the American Gold Eagle coins in four different sizes, containing 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, or 1 oz of fine Gold.

All four sizes feature the same iconic design and are fully guaranteed for their metal content.

Some people find the smaller sizes easier to collect and store.

Regardless of the size, the Gold American Eagle adds beauty to any collection.