Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Retro Wednesday...





In 1964, My Grandma and my Aunt Mary flew to California to visit their Cousin. While there they took a day-trip to Lake Tahoe and Reno. In those days they mostly just had 'Dollar Slot Machines'. My Aunt was born in 1887 so she thought that this Morgan Silver dollar was way cool. I've had these every since they came back from that trip. Several On-Line coin sites say they are worth anywhere from 55-80 Bucks apiece. The black around the edges are because they are .900 real silver ( 24.057 grams), they'll polish out just fine if I'm so inclined.
Of course...I'll NEVER sell them...hehehehe

Peace...!!!

17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

not even for 55 dollars...smiles. nice how that worked its way in there. really cool coins...would definitely be holding onto them...

Dianne said...

Well, the memory and the tales are enough reason to keep them! Check out the cool tale by Sherry at Awakening through love HERE

Your Rabid Friend,
Fab Di

Thom said...

Being born and raised in Carson City my family had a lot of them. My grandparents especially. Have you ever seen the Silver Dollar Queen up in Virginia City? She's made of thousands of 'em :)

lime said...

they look like they are in fantastic shape!

Serena said...

I wouldn't sell them, either.

Katherine said...

Nor would I .. the sentimental value is priceless!

Jana said...

I would never sell something like this if I had them in my possession too...

nofantosastro said...

good

the walking man said...

Now that you have added your two dollars worth...I have nothing left to say.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Just imagine what your aunt saw in her lifetime! I'd also keep them coins... :)

Jessie said...

those are really nice -- the memories they could tell, but could they say it in 55 words???
lol

clean and crazy said...

those are awesome, i have my mother and fathers complete set of coins from the years they were born, 1945 and 1936, the penney right on up to the silver dollar. it is pretty neat stuff, kind of like my new mac i am working on!!!

Greg S. said...

Cool! As exciting as it is when you hit a jackpot with nickels, it must have been something else with silver dollars!

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buffalodick said...

Don't polish them, they are worth more the way they are!

The Turning Point said...

Wish all I needed was a polishing to look better.
Memories...priceless.

Jim

Cazzie!!! said...

Amazing history, I wonder whose hands they have bene through...and what was ever bought with those coins, secret history of the life of a coin.

secret agent woman said...

Some things are worth holding on to.