Coin from 1879

An American dollar coin from 1879
An American dollar coin from 1879

This coin has been passed from my Grandfather to my Dad and down to me. It’s kind of like a generational artifact. It was a dollar coin that was produced in America in the late 1800s. Its quality may seem bad, but it is very decent for the time it has been since it was made. My Grandfather had it because it was a normal coin to have at the time. He ended up giving it to my father, and he realized it was around 90 years old at the time, so he kept it safe. When I was about 10 years old, he gave it to me and now it is around 150 years old. It’s challenging to keep something safe and in good condition for a long time. Its pricing has increased year by year, and I wonder how much it will cost by the time I am an old man. My dad used to have a coin collection with many coins from the 1600s and the 1700s, but it ended up getting lost over the years, and this one was one of the few that remained found. I have always found it fascinating to hold it because it has a lot of history behind it. A lot has changed in 150 years and this coin has been around through it all. It has a little bit of a special meaning to me.

Place(s): America and New York
Year: 1873

– JM

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