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Putting together a US Coins complete PCGS CAC Type set. Also collector of early Gold and Miscellaneous US sets.
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  • I've just added a set "IslandCity's Complete U.S. Type Set" (Complete U.S. Type Set, Circulation Strikes 1792-1964).
    I've just added a set [set:f24048eb-8107-11ee-b3ec-060e37a4c43f].
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  • Heraldic Eagle. BD-2, Taraszka-8. Rarity-4+. A remarkably lovely Draped Bust $10. Rich, honey-gold color with a lovely yet subtle green hue, wonderful surfaces fabulous eye appeal! CAC Verified. What really makes this coin so special is the incredible history! The coin was brought into HJB by an elderly couple and it had been in the family for several generations, originally purchased in the early 1800's. The history was eloquently told by the owner that we purchased the coin from. Enjoy: John was a teenage boy living in New Jersey in the early nineteenth-century (born 1793 and died 1861); John ran away to sea three times. Each time, his father Isaac would bring him home. His father asked a friend (a Swedish sea-captain named Captain Engstrom) to look after him on his next voyage and cure him of his fancy for a life at sea. Isaac gave his son John three ten-dollar gold pieces so that John might buy a present for each of his sisters while on the voyage. John earned enough on the voyage so that he was able to buy his sisters gifts with his earnings and he always kept the gold coins as mementos. John later became Captain John and for two centuries his sword was passed down through my family along with the three pieces of gold to the next relative named after him. Captain John only gave up the sea when his sister Rebecca's husband died, and he needed to help her care for her son--also named Isaac. Isaac later had a daughter, whom he named Rebecca after his mother. Rebecca became a dear friend and patron of the poet Walt Whitman. There has been a long history in my family of both teenagers running away either to sea or to become poets or painters. The story of Captain John was always shared to illustrate the wisdom of not trying to control your children or direct them in their pursuit of a career--not because the parents weren't often correct in fearing the terrible fates that awaited their children who made difficult choices--but because you can't stop them, anyway. And, often even a very young child already knows their future. The best thing a parent can do is share whatever gold they have and wave from the shore as the ship sails and the adventure begins.
    Heraldic Eagle. BD-2, Taraszka-8. Rarity-4+. A remarkably lovely Draped Bust $10. Rich, honey-gold color with a lovely yet subtle green hue, wonderful surfaces fabulous eye appeal! CAC Verified. What really makes this coin so special is the incredible history! The coin was brought into HJB by an elderly couple and it had been in the family for several generations, originally purchased in the early 1800's. The history was eloquently told by the owner that we purchased the coin from. Enjoy: John was a teenage boy living in New Jersey in the early nineteenth-century (born 1793 and died 1861); John ran away to sea three times. Each time, his father Isaac would bring him home. His father asked a friend (a Swedish sea-captain named Captain Engstrom) to look after him on his next voyage and cure him of his fancy for a life at sea. Isaac gave his son John three ten-dollar gold pieces so that John might buy a present for each of his sisters while on the voyage. John earned enough on the voyage so that he was able to buy his sisters gifts with his earnings and he always kept the gold coins as mementos. John later became Captain John and for two centuries his sword was passed down through my family along with the three pieces of gold to the next relative named after him. Captain John only gave up the sea when his sister Rebecca's husband died, and he needed to help her care for her son--also named Isaac. Isaac later had a daughter, whom he named Rebecca after his mother. Rebecca became a dear friend and patron of the poet Walt Whitman. There has been a long history in my family of both teenagers running away either to sea or to become poets or painters. The story of Captain John was always shared to illustrate the wisdom of not trying to control your children or direct them in their pursuit of a career--not because the parents weren't often correct in fearing the terrible fates that awaited their children who made difficult choices--but because you can't stop them, anyway. And, often even a very young child already knows their future. The best thing a parent can do is share whatever gold they have and wave from the shore as the ship sails and the adventure begins.
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  • I am trying to upload a single digit CACG coin to my inventory I get a notice that more digits are needed. Any idea how to proceed #IanRussell #ToddPollock
    I am trying to upload a single digit CACG coin to my inventory I get a notice that more digits are needed. Any idea how to proceed #IanRussell #ToddPollock
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  • I've just added a set on MyCollect Sets.
    I've just added a set [set:7c1333af-28c7-11ee-8127-060e37a4c43f].
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  • Social media overload!!! Between coins on PCGS, CAC, Facebook groups and now here I have no time for anything and I am semi-retired. Hope everything slowly migrates to this site as it is a catch all for everything we are looking for. Just my opinion which is worth squat.
    Social media overload!!! Between coins on PCGS, CAC, Facebook groups and now here I have no time for anything and I am semi-retired. Hope everything slowly migrates to this site as it is a catch all for everything we are looking for. Just my opinion which is worth squat.
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