RodneytheAmerican

Total Coin Registry Points: 162,892 Rank: 856
 


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
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1983-Date, One-Per-Date 102 Rodney's Panda Cage 27 10 9 10 1571 0 5/27/201990
[Collapse] South Africa - Republic
  1/2 Cent, 1961-1979, Circulation Issue 11 Rodney's Bird Cage 7 1 1 1 163 163 10/14/201815
  50 Cents, 1961-Date, Circulation Issue and Prooflike 31 S AFRICA 50C MS & PL 1 1 1 1 163 -1686 1/29/201840
  50 Cents, Silver, 1961-1964, Prooflike 18 silver 50C Prooflike 61-64 25 1 1 1 163 -1686 1/29/201829
  50 Cents, 1961-Date, Proof 23 50C Silver Proof 1961 to date 2 2 2 2 754 -3375 6/26/201825
  Silver Rand, 1965-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 8 SPRINGBOK CORRAL - MS 61 36 36 29 77143 831 1/3/2020123
  Silver Rand, 1965-Date, Proof, Including Varieties 10 Rodney's Springbok Corral 94 63 63 61 20332 793 10/29/2019178
  Silver 2 Rand, 1992-Date, Proof 5 R2-Proofs 94 51 51 39 20002 0 1/10/2020115
  Silver 5 Rand, 2019 Big Five Series, Mint State & Proof 1 Silver 5 Rand - Big Five 57 4 4 4 1848 205 10/20/201944
  Natura, Rise of the Dinosaurs, 2018-Date, Complete 1 Rise of the Dinosaurs 28 2 2 1 726 363 12/21/20195
  Krugerrand, Silver, 2017-Date, Complete 1 SILVER KRUGERRANDS - ALL TYPES 100 13 13 13 6263 159 1/16/2020142
  1962 Proof Set 4 RSA - 1962 Proof set 77 7 7 7 2125 -2724 6/26/201829
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Circulation Issue (Incl. Varieties) 10 kennedy - circulation/MS 14 21 21 11 3799 141 9/13/2019103
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 87 Kennedy Proofs - 1964 to date 66 63 62 51 12698 -49 11/4/2019109
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Complete Set 25 Kennedy - all types 44 97 96 74 17477 -49 11/4/2019276
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Silver Issues, Complete 28 silver kennedy 64 to date 97 37 36 29 8309 0 8/9/2019253
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-1970, Circulation and Proof Issues 66 1964 - 1970 silver kennedy ms & pf 100 15 15 7 2307 -49 11/4/2019124
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 30 Kennedy silver proof only 1964 to date 97 34 33 26 6477 0 8/9/2019294
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 8 2014 Kennedy 4 coin silver 50th Anniversary set 100 4 4 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017224
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 50th Anniversary Set, High Relief, 2014, Complete 19 Kennedy 50th HIGH RELIEF- 192134 100 7 7 7 4157 141 9/13/2019160
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 20 Apollo 11 set 75 6 6 6 3071 3071 8/5/201917
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Proofs 359 Eagle Proofs 86 - date 28 13 13 3 7938 2029 1/21/202030
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 102 Rodney's Silver Eagle Cage 23 23 22 7 11026 2029 1/21/202036
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition 29 100 greatest US Modern Coins 8 9 9 3 5287 0 9/23/2019248
[Collapse] Multi-Country (Incl. Euro)
  Pride of Two Nations, US & Canada, 2019, Complete 10 Pride of 2 Nations - 2019 set 50 2 2 2 1038 1038 8/5/201921
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