Duffy’s Curious lot: 1883 not gold 5c, 1867 rays 5c holey, 1855 o half$ dmg
Curious lot: 1883 not gold 5c, 1867 rays 5c holey, 1855 o half$ dmg.
the 1883 V coin was gold plated way back when and passed as a $5 gold piece. the coin does not indicate “cents” so the scoundrels tried to pass them on as $5 coins, which were very valuable at the time.
the 1867 nickel has the rays between the stars. this is a scarce variety. there’s a hole at the 7 o’clock position on the side showing 5 cents.
the 1855 o Silver Half Dollar is decent except for the bad scratching damaged on both sides of the coin. otherwise all regular features are in good condition.
A very curious lot indeed!
Old Man Duffy was a wise cracking and adorable fixture at the Flatbush Y. My dad and Duffy used to always yell at blind Richie and all the boyz for never putting those crazy 45 and 100 pound weights back on the rack.
Duffy worked out every day of his life until final his debilitating illness prevented from doing so. He always had wise words and made everyone in the gym laugh so hard that it was a workout hazard!
Much of his legacy was spent on ice creams and candy when the great-grandkids found jars of old coins in the attic.
Predictably, the family was in an uproar when they realized that many of these old dusty coins were little treasures. After discovery, the great majority of the real good stuff went under the hammer at the big auction houses.
I had the opportunity of a lifetime by purchasing the “rejects” in exchange for my lifetime savings! (It wasn’t a heck of a lot as I was about 20 years old at the time) This opportunity brought to you by Mr Senan Duffy- the wise old coin pincher that only paid in full dollars and never spent a coin in his life!