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Coin Show - Monthly Notes for August 2022

Mark your calendar and join us at the next show on Sunday, September 11, 2022, in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom.

Once again, the show will be filled with dealers and their displays of coins, currency, bullion, exonumia, scripophily, semi-precious stones, jewelry and other interesting items in their showcases.

The show is open from 9am - 5pm for guests to visit the bourse for buying, selling, trading or just enjoying the history of the different items in the dealers' displays. The most dealers and opportunities are available between 10am and 2pm. 

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

Make a reminder note and visit the next Greater Atlanta Coin Show on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom to join the fun and view the items on the bourse.
The August 2022 Greater Atlanta Coin Show enjoyed many visitors. Some came for appraisals while most browsed among the dealers with their displays of coins, currency, bullion and other collectibles.

Though still summer, the weather presented a nice day with temperatures in the mid 80s, reasonable humidity, and mostly sunny skies with just a few clouds. It was a beautiful day to be out and about.

We appreciate each of you that helped make the show a fun and interesting place to spend a few hours, whether a guest, a dealer, security or hotel staff. Thank you to everyone.
Several of our visitors were new to the show. Welcome, we're glad you came and hope to see you back at future shows.

Whether new or returning, guests to the show enjoy the opportunity to buy, sell, trade or just view the history in the many displays of coins, currency, bullion and other collectibles.

Our dealers display items from a wide range of interests with their showcases filled with a variety of collectibles from ancient coins to 18th and 19th century to modern day gold and silver, from historical currency to more recent notes, from coins to fill a book to slabs of high-end graded specimens, and the list goes on to medals, stock certificates, jewelry, semi-precious stones, and other objects to pique guests' curiosity.
For those wanting to know an item's worth, the dealers provide free verbal appraisals based on current market values for coins and currency brought to the show for evaluation.

Of particular note, for those not familiar with the collection of money, especially old coins and currency, please do NOT clean the items before an experienced dealer can provide an evaluation of their worth. Inexperienced cleaning destroys their numismatic value. Many times the "ugly dirt" adds significant value.

On the August bourse, some people searched for silver, gold and bullion while others looked for type coins, coins to fill in books and specific types of currency. Still others just enjoyed viewing the many displays.

Of course, amid the numismatic discussions on the bourse, people also talked of current events from high gas and food prices to the political climate to world events and how each of these might impact numismatic values in the coming months.

Now, let's take a look at just a few items seen at the show.

Peters Cartridge Company Wooden Box

Peters Cartridge Company wooden ammunition box 20 gauge shells
Our first item for the August show is an ammunition box for 20 gauge paper shells from Peter's Cartridge Company.

The company got its start when Joseph Warren King purchased the Austin & Carleton powder mill on the Little Miami River in Kings Mill, Ohio in 1855. He expanded his purchase into the Miami Powder Company including a neighboring town.

King's son-in-law Gershom Moore Peters began working at the powder mill in 1881 and became president of the powder company when King died in 1885. Peters formed the Peters Cartridge Company at Kings Mills in 1887. Machinery was manufacturing four-thousand cartridges per hour by 1889.
With the approach of World War I the company received large ammunition orders from the Russian Empire and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Remington Arms purchased the Peters Cartridge Company in 1934 and expanded during World War II to include the federally owned Kings Mills Ordnance Plant nearby.

Production of military ammunition ended in March 1944, and Remington sold the Kings Mills factory to Columbia Records. Later, the buildings were leased to Seagram distillers as warehouse space until closed in 1968.
Though in disrepair, many of the site's structures survived and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Today, the re-purposed location displays the company's history while it is used as a brewery and apartment complex.

Knowing its background, this box could be an interesting conversation piece.

10-Ounce Silver Bars

two 10-ounce silver bars of .999+ fine silver
She posed for Morgan, but her modeling was regarded as scandalous, and she lost her position once her identity became known. The notoriety of the event only increased the popularity of the Morgan Silver Dollar.

The Highland Mint is located in Melbourne, Florida. In addition to 10-ounce bars, they also produce the coins tossed at the start of every NFL game as well as the Super Bowl.

The bar on the right also showcases the Morgan design, both Lady Liberty from the obverse and the eagle from the reverse of the coin.

South East Refining produced this bar, perhaps in 1983 as that is the date on the "coin."

This refiner was located in Panama City, Florida, however they are no longer in business.

Regardless of their origins, these 10-ounce bars of .999+ fine silver make great additions to a silver bar collection.
Next on our list are two 10-ounce silver bars showcasing Lady Liberty from the design by George T. Morgan for the dollar coin.

The Highland Mint produced the silver bar on the left, which depicts the raised engraving of the celebrated Morgan Silver Dollar.

Morgan based his design upon the face of a woman, Anna Williams, who he believed was more beautiful than any in America or abroad.

2012 American Eagle Two-Coin Set - San Francisco

2012 San Francisco American Silver Eagles two-coin set 75th anniversary
2012 San Francisco American Silver Eagles two-coin set obverse and reverse
The San Francisco Mint began operations in the 1850s to address the gold rush ore found in the area.

In 1934, the federal government purchased a new site on a rocky promontory for $82,500.

Built during the height of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the new mint building.

Engineers tested the site in order to prepare plans for an earthquake-proof structure. Construction began on August 21, 1935, by first leveling a 90-foot rock precipice down to 50 feet above the street.

Designed by Gilbert Underwood, the structure is a modern classical design with a frieze depicting numismatic history of the country.
Another of the beautiful silver collectibles is the American Silver Eagle coins, whether proof or bullion.

This particular set produced in San Francisco recognized the 75th anniversary of the current San Francisco Mint location.

2013 American Eagle Two-Coin Set - West Point

The building was completed at a cost of $1,072,254, and was dedicated on May 15, 1937.

This two-coin set honored the 75th anniversary of that building project.

The set includes two coins, one reverse proof Silver Eagle and one proof Silver Eagle with each coin containing one Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.

The obverse shows Adolph A. Weinman’s design with Lady Liberty draped in an American flag, walking strongly into the dawn of a new day.

The reverse design by John Mercanti includes a heraldic eagle below 13 small stars, which represent the original colonies.

Both coins feature the San Francisco Mint's "S" mint mark on the reverse below the eagle.

This beautiful set highlights the US Mint's artistry and production capabilities. It would be a nice addition to either an American Eagle or a silver collection.
2013 West Point American Silver Eagles two-coin set 75th anniversary
To help with production, the site struck one cent coins in 1973, bicentennial quarter coins in 1976 and began gold medals in 1980.

In 1988, years after it began service, the West Point Bullion Depository became the West Point Mint.

In subsequent years, the site enjoyed some "firsts" such as the first platinum bullion coins in 1997, the first bi-metallic coin (a commemorative) in 2000, the first palladium bullion coins in 2017, and in 2019, the first circulating coins with the "W" mint mark.

The 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set contains one silver "reverse" proof quality coin and one silver “enhanced” uncirculated quality coin.
This example is another American Eagle silver two-coin set recognizing a 75th anniversary. This time it is the West Point location.

The West Point site began in 1938 as a depository for silver bullion. The structure sits on four acres near the Military Academy's old North Gate.

In 1942, the facility loaned silver during World War II to the Atomic Energy Commission, industry, and our allies with authority under the Lend-Lease Program.
Both coins feature the Adolph A. Weinman Walking Liberty design on the obverse and the John Mercanti Heraldic Eagle design on the reverse.

The coins contain one Troy ounce of .999 fine silver and have the "W" mint mark beneath the eagle on the reverse.

Of course, this is another set that would make a great addition to a collection for its beauty, its value and the history it represents.

2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set three coins
2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set three coins obverse and reverse
The set includes the 2015 March of Dimes Proof Silver Dollar coin and two ten-cent coins.

For the first time, the U.S. Mint issued both a reverse proof silver dime from Philadelphia and a proof silver dime from West Point. These coins are only available in this special silver coin set.

Both the dimes and the silver dollar feature portraits of the organization’s founder Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Like the circulating coin, the Roosevelt Dime shows a portrait of the president on the obverse with a "W" mint mark on the proof and a "P" mint mark on the reverse proof coin.

The reverse of the ten-cent coins features a torch, an olive branch and an oak branch.

The US Mint's John R. Sinnock designed the Roosevelt dime, and his initials are just to the right of the point of the neck on the coins' obverse.

The commemorative 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar depicts two leaders in the fight against polio, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk on the obverse. Paul C. Balan of the Artistic Infusion Program designed the obverse with Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist, as the Sculptor.

The reverse shows a baby resting in the hand of a parent, representing the foundation's dedication to the health of babies everywhere. Medallic Artist, Don Everhart, designed the coin's reverse.
The next set, oddly enough, also commemorates a 75th anniversary.

The March of Dimes Special Silver Set recognizes the March of Dimes, the organization originally founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Originally began to fight polio, the organization now funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
In addition to the coins, the US Mint included a larger than normal Certificate of Authenticity, which noted historical information about the March of Dimes along with the specific details of the three silver coins.

This unique three-coin set represents an interesting 75-year history along with the beautiful silver coins.

2022 American Eagle Proof Silver Dollar Coin

2022 San Francisco American Silver Eagle Proof Dollar Coin
Our last example for this month is the 2022 American Silver Eagle Proof Coin minted in San Francisco.

The US Mint opened their system for orders at noon on August 9. This coin had a 200,000 production limit.

With their new enrollment system, all of the coins were already allocated by the scheduled order date.

They attempted to intrigue more customers by noting there could be cancellations from the enrollments.

Minted since 1986, the popular American Silver Eagle designs were updated in 2021 and continued into 2022.

For the "Walking Liberty" obverse, the US Mint applied technological advancements to develop a design that more accurately depicts Adolph A. Weinman's original vision.
2022 San Francisco American Silver Eagle Proof Dollar Coin obverse and reverse
The reverse changed from the "heraldic eagle" to show an eagle preparing to land with an oak branch in its talons as if to add it to a nest. Designer Emily Damstra created the new eagle design and retired Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso sculpted.

In addition to the enhanced obverse and redesigned reverse, the US Mint produced high detail using new technology. They also removed a reed from the edge detail to help counteract counterfeiting.

The US Mint also offered the proof American Silver Eagle minted at West Point, however the production limits are higher than those for San Francisco.

As of their week ending August 28, 2022, Cumulative Sales Report, the US Mint's Adjusted Net Sales for the 2022 American Eagle Silver Proof one-ounce coin minted in San Francisco shows 199,063 coins sold.

The 2022 American Silver Eagle Proof Dollar Coin continues as a beautiful option to collect one-ounce silver coins.