The Lordship decided to grace Stout Standards with a smattering of thoughts, opinions, and the usual pissing and moaning (so what else is new?). John usually writes when the spirit moves him, and the spirits seem to be in abundance this time of the year, especially those wondrous single malts.
If you are up to it you can read his latest by clicking on the Malamute Saloon above and scrolling down to today’s date…..
AN HOUR OF FUN AND PAIN
Given a beautiful Fall day, and knowing that the masses of crazies would be out shopping, I decided to take a short drive over the lake and give my “standby” school yard a check…..it usually gives up a silver coin or two, and today was no exception. Using my MXT Pro and the 5 inch Eclipse coil, I came home with a few coins, two of which were silver. A 1943 quarter, and a 1943D Merc…..
I have always been amazed at how Mercury dimes seem to keep their detail, and the one today was no exception. The bands on the reverse were complete, and all the other prerequisites made this one grade at least XF. Nice coin…..
Must admit that after about 30 minutes it was becoming more difficult to get down and up, and the back was killing me. Today was quite windy, and while I am reluctant to share this, at one point when I was trying to get back up, I was blown over by a gust of wind. So glad there was no one around to see this….. I was actually laughing and cursing at the same time.
AN ODD ONE FROM LONG AGO…
Was going through a few of my coins last week, looking for semi-key’s and errors, all of which have shot up in price since last I looked. In any case I came across an old Liberty Seated dime that I found years ago, and decided to share it here. It’s an 1876 Seated dime, and the reverse was altered to accommodate someone’s whimsy….
The reverse appears to be initials, and perhaps those of the one altering the coin, or maybe a girlfriend? Just another one of those mysteries that come from playing in the dirt.