RodneytheAmerican

Total Coin Registry Points: 195,904 Rank: 744
 


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 113 Rodney's Panda Cage 33 12 11 12 2039 468 6/24/2020108
[Collapse] South Africa - Republic
  1/2 Cent, 1961-1979, Circulation Issue 12 Rodney's Bird Cage 7 1 1 1 163 163 10/14/201838
  50 Cents, 1961-Date, Circulation Issue and Prooflike 28 S AFRICA 50C MS & PL 2 2 2 1 298 135 5/15/202058
  50 Cents, Silver, 1961-1964, Prooflike 17 silver 50C Prooflike 61-64 50 2 2 1 298 135 5/15/202048
  50 Cents, 1961-Date, Proof 23 50C Silver Proof 1961 to date 2 2 2 2 754 -3375 6/26/201843
  Silver Rand, 1965-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 7 SPRINGBOK CORRAL - MS 89 53 53 40 101241 0 8/25/2020178
  Silver Rand, 1965-Date, Proof, Including Varieties 8 Rodney's Springbok Corral (Proofs) 95 64 64 60 22064 86 9/22/2020230
  Silver 2 Rand, 1992-Date, Proof 3 R2 Silver Proofs 96 53 53 44 21484 0 8/20/2020162
  Silver 5 Rand, 2019 Big Five Series, Mint State & Proof 1 Silver 5 Rand - Big Five 60 6 6 6 2873 1025 3/6/202073
  Silver 5 Rand, 2019 Big Five Series, Mint State & Proof 8 Big 5 silver #2 30 3 3 0 1730 705 3/23/20209
  Natura, Rise of the Dinosaurs, 2018-Date, Complete 1 Rise of the Dinosaurs 28 2 2 2 726 0 3/1/202031
  Krugerrand, Silver, 2017-Date, Complete 1 SILVER KRUGERRANDS - ALL TYPES 100 14 14 14 6849 586 3/6/2020246
  1962 Proof Set 5 RSA - 1962 Proof set 77 7 7 7 2125 -2724 6/26/201849
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Circulation Issue (Incl. Varieties) 12 kennedy - circulation/MS 14 21 21 11 3780 -19 5/19/2020174
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 96 Kennedy Proofs - 1964 to date 66 63 62 51 12698 -49 11/4/2019136
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Complete Set 31 Kennedy - all types 44 98 97 75 17692 234 6/19/2020364
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Silver Issues, Complete 32 silver kennedy 64 to date 100 38 37 30 8543 234 6/19/2020307
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-1970, Circulation and Proof Issues 76 1964 - 1970 silver kennedy ms & pf 100 15 15 7 2288 -19 5/19/2020144
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 30 Kennedy silver proof only 1964 to date 100 35 34 27 6711 234 6/19/2020364
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 10 2014 Kennedy 4 coin silver 50th Anniversary set 100 4 4 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017276
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 50th Anniversary Set, High Relief, 2014, Complete 19 Kennedy 50th HIGH RELIEF- 192134 100 7 7 7 4157 141 9/13/2019216
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 348 MORGAN DOLLARS 0 1 1 1 620 620 8/18/20201
  Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Circulation Issue 592 PEACE DOLLARS 4 1 1 1 684 684 8/18/20201
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 29 Apollo 11 set 75 6 6 6 3071 3071 8/5/201948
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Proofs 412 Eagle Proofs 86 - date 27 13 13 3 7938 2029 1/21/202063
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 146 Rodney's Silver Eagle Cage 24 24 23 7 11263 237 4/17/202070
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition 40 100 greatest US Modern Coins 8 9 9 3 5287 0 9/23/2019298
[Collapse] Multi-Country (Incl. Euro)
  Pride of Two Nations, US & Canada, 2019, Complete 12 Pride of 2 Nations - 2019 set 50 2 2 2 1038 1038 8/5/201942
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