Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pocket change part II

We last saw this 1804 replica round on April 23rd (  It still had mirror fields then and although it was nicked and scratched, it retained much of its original luster.

Today it's starting to look pretty ragged.  There are still reflective surfaces, but there is also much more insult and abuse.  It's not quite a month since I put it in my pocket.

I wonder how many years to wear away that "Dexter Hendrickson" on the ribbon?  That refers to two of the owners of a particular 1804 dollar: James Vila Dexter and Leon Hendrickson.  Strangely, though , this replica is missing a "D" that should be in the second cloud from the right (see Book Review: Mark Ferguson's "The Dollar of 1804").

July 2014 - Luster is starting to go..

Note:  All my coins are in a safe deposit box.  I keep nothing in my home. 


  1. I saw a few of these the other day at my local coin dealer. He said I should buy one. They were ungraded and selling for under $100. Do you think I should pick one up?

  2. It's just an ounce of silver. I wouldn't pay more than that.