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Coin Show

Next Monthly Coin Show

Coin Show - Monthly Notes for February 2024

Mark your calendar and join us at the next show on Sunday, March 10, 2024, in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom.

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

The show always 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.

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, March 10, 2024 in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom to join the fun and view the items on the bourse.

1889 V Nickel Coin

1897 Morgan Dollar Coin

Mercury Dimes

2020 American Samoa National Park 5-Ounce Silver Quarter Coin

Though slow early in the morning, lots of people joined us at the February 2024 Greater Atlanta Coin Show as the day progressed to enjoy the many numismatics and collectibles.

Mother Nature is playing with the weather as it is rather warm for this time of year. She also gave us some rain but that did not prevent people from visiting the show.

As always, thank you to our visitors, our dealers, our security and the hotel's staff for your helping make the show a busy and interesting place to be.

This month we had quite a number of folks bringing items for appraisal with the intent to sell. Of course, the verbal appraisals are free if anyone just wants to learn the current value of their items that they can take back home.

As usual, we also enjoy the people visiting who just want to find a new (to them) treasure to add to or fill in their existing collections.

With the ups and downs of stocks and commodities, the metals markets bring out those interested in gold, silver and other bullion metals.

For insights into the show, let's take a look at just a few items seen on the bourse.
1889 liberty head or v-nickel coin obverse
1889 liberty head or v-nickel coin reverse
Our first specimen is a very nice V-nickel, otherwise known as a Liberty Head coin.

The US Mint produced this five-cent coin, designed by Charles E. Barber, from 1883 to 1913.

Our example was one of over 15 million coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint.

Per the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) CoinFacts, roughly 30,000 of this coin in this year have survived.

They claim, "The 1889 Liberty Head Nickel is a common coin in all grades up to, and including, MS65, thus making it a popular date among type collectors because of the great value it offers.”

Though not certified, this coin is a very nice example of the 1889 V-nickel and would be a great addition to a collection.
1897 morgan silver dollar coin obverse
1897 morgan silver dollar coin reverse
Our next coin is one of the popular George T. Morgan silver dollar coins minted in Philadelphia.

During this year, the US Mint produced the silver dollar at three mint locations, New Orleans and San Francisco in addition to Philadelphia.

The US Mint struck over 2.8 million of the silver dollars at Philadelphia.

Oddly, in the years immediately following production, the 1897 Morgan dollar coin became a rarity.

It seems people hoarded the coins and kept them out of circulation.

However in the mid twentieth century, these hoards began being released such that the 1897 Morgan dollar coin is no longer considered a significant rarity.

Plus, because many were kept out of circulation, these coins can be found in higher than normal grades.

Today, PCGS estimates 280,000 of the 1897 Philadelphia minted Morgan dollar survived through the years.

Our example, with its toning, presents the Morgan dollar's beauty.
Next up are five lovely ladies showcasing Adolph A. Weinman's Winged Liberty ten-cent coin design, otherwise known as Mercury dime coins.

This design replaced the Barber or Liberty Head dime in 1916 and continued to 1945.

Mr. Weinman's design included Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap. However many saw a resemblance to the Roman god, Mercury, and began calling the coin the "Mercury Head" Dime.
five 1940s mercury dimes obverse
five 1940s mercury dimes reverse
On his reverse, Mr. Weinman designed a Roman fasces (ax surrounded by a tied bundle of sticks) and an olive branch, symbolizing America's military readiness and the desire for peace.

The US Mint produced these five ladies in the 1940s. Even their age, they still have a visible sheen.

Still popular, both for the design and for their silver content, these ladies provide beautiful examples of historical coins.
2020 American Samoa America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Quarter
"National Park of American Samoa is located some 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii and is one of the most remote in the U.S. National Park System. The site includes sections of three islands-Tutuila, Ta’ū, and Ofu.

"Almost all of the land area of these volcanic islands-from the mountaintops to the coast-is tropical rainforest. The park’s area totals 13,500 acres, 4,000 of which are underwater."

Additionally, they describe the design as:

"The reverse (tails) design depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. The image evokes the remarkable care and energy that this species puts into their offspring.
Take a look at this five-ounce quarter coin with its design including a hanging bat. It represents the American Samoa National Park in the America the Beautiful series.

Per the US Mint:
"The design is intended to promote awareness to the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting. The National Park of American Samoa is the only park in the United States that is home to the Samoan fruit bat."

This is not a quarter to put in your pocket, but at five ounces it is a nice way to add silver bullion to a collection.

10 Troy Ounce Elemetal Silver Bar

elemetal 10 ounce silver bar reverse
elemetal 10 ounce silver bar obverse
"The Elemetal 10oz Silver Bar combines craftsmanship with a sleek design, reflecting the quality of Elemetal’s products and offering liquidity in bullion form.

"The Elemetal 10oz Silver Bar features a clean, modern design that highlights the Elemetal logo, a stylized "E" and "M" merged to represent the unity of the company's mission.

"Below the logo, the bar displays inscriptions of the precise weight and purity. The reverse side features an anatomical description of silver, adding an extra touch of sophistication.
Our last example for February is another 10-ounce silver bar. Elemetal produced this bar.

From their website, they describe their bar as:
"The Elemetal 10oz Silver Bar is manufactured privately in the United States, which allows for a more cost-effective production process. This advantage results in a lower premium over the spot price of silver compared to government-issued coins, making it an attractive choice for buyers."

Of course, with silver a collector has many choices. This is just one more to add to the opportunities.