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Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:54

Carson City Morgan Silver Dollar

This 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar is minted by the Cason City Mint.  The Carson City mint made coins from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. Up until 1964 US Citizens could redeem their silver certificates for silver dollars at the mints and In 1962 someone received a rare Morgan dollar in exchange that was mixed in a bag of other silver dollars and this spurred interest for collectors. The Treasury had discovered previously unknown mint bags of Carson City dollars in the vaults with over 2.8 Million silver dollars. In 1970 the GSA was given responsibility to market and sell the coins. The coins were sorted and mounted in these plastic display cases. Today these coins can bring a nice premium and if graded can command much higher prices. The Carson City mint generally had lower mintage numbers so it makes them a nice piece of history to add to your collection. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:20

2019 S. Africa Krugerrand. NGC MS70 FDOI

Starting in 1967 the Krugerrand was minted to help market South African gold and was produced by the Rand Refinery and the South African Mint and starting in 2017 they issued it's first-ever silver Krugerrand. It's popularity led to the coin being offered annually starting in 2018. This example is my first Krugrerand in my collection and is an NGC Slabbed and Graded MS70 with the First Day of Issue moniker. The face of the coin depicts a springbok which is the national animal of South Africa and the obverse bares the face of Paul Kruger who was a four term president of the old South African Republic

I picked up this coin from DA Sails who is a member on our discord. Their site is dasails.

Saturday, 01 August 2020 15:21

Stacker Soap, Treasure Found

It's been a couple weeks since posting about the Stacker Soap that we got from Etsy, I've been using this soap daily in the kitchen and bathroom and I have finally used up the soap enough to pull the silver out. We got some really cool hand poured designs to check out. I had ordered 4 bars (2 skull designs and 2 Howling Wolves) I ended up getting bars for the wolves and then 1 skull bar and 1 skull round. Stop by HaySeed Revelry on Etsy to check them out! 

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 15:19

Bullion Holders

I had been looking for a better way to store my 1oz Bullion rounds, I had many in capsules or flips usually just stored in a tote or small box. I wanted to share this cool little storage solution I found on Amazon. The listing advertises the manufacturer as Modpion, The seller has 2 different styles. At this time of this post for $12.99 you get a plastic storage case, 60 capsules, a micro fiber cloth and 2 finger gloves for holding the bullion. I got my order in today and I am really impressed for the price. I spent a little time moving all my 1oz rounds over to these capsules. It fit every single one I had including American Silver Eagles. The Capsules say they are 41mm and the cloth and finger gloves for handling is a nice little extra for the price!  I will definitely order a few more to have on hand in case the listing is discontinued. I was also able to fit a few of my 2oz rounds with their capsules in the row as well with just removing a few of the 1oz capsules. 

41mm Case with Capsules

30mm Case with Capsules and Inserts 

They also have another variant that fits 200 capsules in the plastic case sized at 30mm and it includes adjustable foam inserts that allow you to get a range of sizes  (17/20/25/27/30 mm) for $14.99. Most of my collection I tend to stick with 1oz or 2oz rounds so I probably won't need this size but it's neat to have that option to fit various things.

Friday, 08 May 2020 14:08

Adventures in 3D Printing

Last year I picked up a FlashForge 3D Printer but after a lot of issues I returned it and got a Creality CR10S-Pro. After quite the learning curve in both setup, maintenance and learning the software I set out to design some things for my coin collecting hobby. I started out with some simple platforms that allow you to place your plastic coin tubes in them to keep them a bit more organized and from rolling around. I used the Edgar Marcus Kointubes as my templates and I think they came out pretty decent for a first shot at trying to make something in 3D Form. I made several different plates from Pennies up to Dollars. I also created a slotted holder that you could use to place round bullion capsules in and it would angle them up for easy access and viewing. For a Display shelf or something along that lines this design would be ideal but I do think I am going to try and make a new one for those for a storage type solution.

All of my Designs can be found on my ThingiVerse page for free. Please feel free to down load and make your own. 

So after making these I wanted to try and design something to more show off some of the coins and rounds that I had so I had the idea to come up with themed wall hangers. My First piece was in the shape of a shield with hanging swords. I have the set of the Destiny Knight 2oz rounds that feature the Knight himself, dragons and other medieval designs. That set is a 5 coin set and I actually had 6 coins, The extra one being a duplicate of the Phoenix coin. So what I did was design the holder to use all 6, one of each design then one in the middle that houses the reverse of the coin showing the destiny knight. 

I live in the Midwest where the buffalo roam and I thought what better than to symbolize this with a buffalo themed design. This one was measured and designed to hold 1oz coins in capsules. I personally don't have very many buffalo bullion coins but I populated it with a few various rounds and I had to toss an American Silver Eagle in there for good measure. For this design and the shield I just used the 3M Command Strips with Velcro to easily setup and remove from the wall if I want to swap the coins out. One difference though in this design is that the buffalo has a solid back so the coins sit down in the spaces but they are a bit harder to get out where as the shield design it's an open back design so you can easily pop the capsules in and out and the pressure holds them in.

Sunday, 26 April 2020 14:09

Stacker Soap

Wanted to share this cool product that we found recently, I originally saw this on Spegtacular's channel on Youtube so I decide to check it out. Rob at Hayseed Reverly on Etsy is creating "Stacker Soap" these are large soap bars that have hand poured silver treasure embedded inside. Right now at the time of this post he is offering 3 colors (Red, Blue, Green) with two designs on the soap (Skull and Cross Bones and Hearts) and then your choice of treasure (Howling Wolves, Hearts, Skulls) and then the weight/size of the silver in side. (1/4 ozt, 1/2ozt or 1ozt)  

We purchased 4 1ozt bars, 2 green and 2 blue. We ordered on April 9th and they were delivered April 16th. I went with The Howling Wolves and the Skull treasure option. At this time I have 2 bars open for the kitchen and bathroom and we are using these waiting for that sweet sweet treasure to be exposed!  This would be a great addition to any collector especially one with a family, Get your kids to wash their hands more frequently and then after some time they will have a cool piece of treasure to collect. 

Check Out Rob's page on Etsy and stay tuned! I will update the site with pictures and a reveal video once the bar is worn down enough to check out the treasure inside.

Monday, 20 April 2020 14:33

Welcome and First Post

Welcome to the blog of The Silver Jackal.

Glad you stopped by!

Please bare with us as we move in and get the ball rolling. This site is mainly for me to post images and info about my coin collection and my hobbies. While this will mostly be posts about coins and silver stacking, I may throw in some various video game collection or car posts along with general day to day stuff. 

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