RodneytheAmerican

Total Coin Registry Points: 205,133 Rank: 743
 


RodneytheAmerican's Bio
I had an interest in coins when (in 1976) I was 11 years old and started with a Whitman Lincoln cent book that I got for Christmas. I quickly lost interest due to lack of parental support and only briefly resumed coin collecting in 1986 when I took an interest in the then-new Silver eagles. For a few years I collected bullion and proof Silver Eagles. I was only 22 years old or so and didn't have the means to buy very much. 30 years passed with zero collecting activity.
I am heavily involved in mineral collecting and in 2015 I went to an estate sale looking for minerals and I noticed a 1965 Special Mint Set for sale. Since that was my birth year I decided to get it and that started the real beginnings of serious coin collecting. I started by getting the rest of the silver Kennedy coins and have a complete set (1965-1970 and 1992 to date). Since the 1965 coins of my birth year weren’t made of .900 silver I was looking for a nice silver coin of my birth year. I happened to notice a 1965 Silver (.800) R1 coin from South Africa that was not a clad coin. This ended up being the beginnings of my interest in South African silver One and Two Rand silver coins. In the span of 2 years I quickly had collected almost a complete collection of South African silver R1 proof coins. To accomplish this I bought raw coins and had them graded. I am now working on the R1 uncirculated silver coins as well as silver R2 proof coins. During this time of renewed collecting after a long hiatus, the South African Mint released the new Silver Krugerrands. I was on the mission to collect them the minute that they were announced! I really like the design and they are affordable. The privy-marked coins will be key to having an outstanding collection as these are very low mintage and problematic to obtain.
In summary, I am relatively new to coin collecting but am very serious about it. I have an interest in Silver Kennedy coins and Silver Eagles but my main interest is South African silver R1, R2 and Silver Krugerrand coins. I generally buy raw coins and submit them to NGC for grading. This gives me lots of graded duplicate coins to dispose of. I do have a small network of friends in South Africa who help me get coins from the South African Mint and from other sources. I’m grateful for their help (M.L. and E. N.) since it is difficult to get good South African coins in the United States. I am open to trades as I have many slots to fill in my collection and I am sure that I can help others fill their slots with the graded and raw duplicate coin that I have.



    

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[Collapse] China - Panda Series
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1983-Date, One-Per-Date 108 Rodney's Panda Cage 37 14 13 12 2706 304 2/10/2021130
[Collapse] Great Britain - Sovereigns and Bullion
  Britannia, Silver 2 Pounds, 1998-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 66 BRITANNIA 8 4 4 3 833 833 2/10/20210
[Collapse] South Africa - Republic
  1/2 Cent, 1961-1979, Circulation Issue 12 Rodney's Bird Cage 7 1 1 1 163 163 10/14/201857
  50 Cents, 1961-Date, Circulation Issue and Prooflike 30 S AFRICA 50C MS & PL 2 2 2 1 298 135 5/15/202075
  50 Cents, Silver, 1961-1964, Prooflike 21 silver 50C Prooflike 61-64 50 2 2 1 298 135 5/15/202075
  50 Cents, 1961-Date, Proof 24 50C Silver Proof 1961 to date 2 2 2 2 754 -3375 6/26/201855
  Silver Rand, 1965-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 6 SPRINGBOK CORRAL - MS 89 53 53 36 103507 1284 4/5/2021217
  Silver Rand, 1965-Date, Proof, Including Varieties 7 Rodney's Springbok Corral (Proofs) 95 64 63 58 22255 125 4/9/2021271
  Silver 2 Rand, 1992-Date, Proof 3 R2 Silver Proofs 98 54 54 54 22005 0 4/1/2021205
  Silver 5 Rand, Big Five Series, 2019-Date, Mint State & Proof 1 Silver 5 Rand - Big Five 80 8 8 8 3848 770 2/11/2021117
  Silver 5 Rand, Big Five Series, 2019-Date, Mint State & Proof 13 Big 5 silver #2 30 3 3 0 1730 705 3/23/202027
  Natura, Rise of the Dinosaurs, 2018-Date, Complete 1 Rise of the Dinosaurs 28 2 2 2 726 0 3/1/202051
  Krugerrand, Silver, 2017-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 1 SILVER KRUGERRANDS - ALL TYPES 100 16 16 16 7594 586 2/11/2021355
  1962 Proof Set 5 RSA - 1962 Proof set 77 7 7 7 2125 -2724 6/26/201863
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Circulation Issue (Incl. Varieties) 14 kennedy - circulation/MS 14 21 21 11 3760 -20 4/2/2021242
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 116 Kennedy Proofs - 1964 to date 64 62 61 50 11492 -1206 4/7/2021164
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Complete Set 37 Kennedy - all types 43 98 97 75 17672 -20 4/2/2021430
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Silver Issues, Complete 34 silver kennedy 64 to date 97 38 37 30 8543 234 6/19/2020354
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-1970, Circulation and Proof Issues 79 1964 - 1970 silver kennedy ms & pf 100 15 15 7 2268 -20 4/2/2021178
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 37 Kennedy silver proof only 1964 to date 100 35 34 27 6711 234 6/19/2020426
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 11 2014 Kennedy 4 coin silver 50th Anniversary set 100 4 4 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017322
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 50th Anniversary Set, High Relief, 2014, Complete 20 Kennedy 50th HIGH RELIEF- 192134 100 7 7 7 4157 141 9/13/2019276
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 447 MORGAN DOLLARS 0 1 1 1 620 620 1/23/202110
  Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Circulation Issue 649 PEACE DOLLARS 4 1 1 1 684 684 1/23/202126
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 34 Apollo 11 set 75 6 6 6 3071 3071 8/5/201972
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Proofs 377 Eagle Proofs 86 - date 32 16 16 3 10374 2436 12/4/202093
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 152 Rodney's Silver Eagle Cage 28 29 28 8 14314 223 2/17/2021103
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition 41 100 greatest US Modern Coins 8 9 9 3 5287 0 9/23/2019358
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Fourth Edition 31 100 greatest modern coins -US4th 14 18 18 11 10161 10161 12/19/202030
[Collapse] Multiple Countries
  Pride of Two Nations, US & Canada, 2019, Complete 13 Pride of 2 Nations - 2019 set 50 2 2 2 1038 1038 8/5/201966
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