Marie and Rusty are always happy to recognize employees who reach important milestones at Southgate Coins. This time, Nicole Hoff is the recipient of a special honor.Read More
Just when we thought the holiday season couldn’t get any better, Elaine’s birthday miraculously fell on Christmas Eve, December 24th! So on top of all the other celebrations Southgate Coins has taken part in over the last few weeks, we also got to celebrate Elaine’s birthday, and focus all our attention on her for the day (trying not to think too much about the fact that it was finally Christmas Eve)! Read on to hear more about Elaine’s 23rd birthday!Read More
What we all look forward to the most at Southgate Coins has finally arrived: our annual Christmas gift exchange and company dinner! It’s a time where we all can get together—not as co-workers, but as friends—and enjoy laughs, stories, special treats, and an absolutely fantastic dinner. Read on to hear more of our stories about this festive tradition.Read More
Since the Halloween and fall decorations have come down, the Southgate Coins crew began to embrace the winter season. Although some of us are in denial of the much colder weather that has suddenly come over Reno—including myself (Nicole), who loathes being wet and cold—we are never against filling the season with cheer by putting up new, colorful decorations. Read on to find out more about this season’s Christmas decorating tradition.Read More
Here at Southgate Coins, everyone knows there is a celebration in store for you when it’s your birthday, but the fine details are always a surprise! Today we celebrated Akimi’s 26th birthday, and the best part about it was seeing the excitement on her face when she admired all the decorations and heard all of us wish her a “Happy Birthday!” Thanks to a little help from the birthday girl, all of us can now even wish someone a “Happy Birthday” in Japanese as well as English (and French, too, if you’re Elaine).Read More
Halloween dress-up day at Southgate Coins is the holiday which probably takes the most preparation from everyone. The focus isn’t on one individual, but everyone, and just how creative we all can be! Although this was only my (Nicole’s) second Halloween with the crew, I think we were by far the best-dressed group ever, and I’ve seen pictures of all past Halloween dress-up days. Read on so the girls and I can tell you about our day and all our wonderful costumes.Read More
Around the end of October, Southgate Coins is always bustling with events. We have the turn of the season, Halloween right around the corner, and of course, our boss Marie’s birthday. This year, we were happy to have out-of-town guests visiting, along with many sweet treats to enjoy during the celebration. Read on to find out how Marie’s special day went!Read More
Southgate Coins bought an 1874-CC Liberty Seated dime graded PCGS AU-50 CAC.
Rarely do we get examples of this date in any grade close to this AU-50 rating. In the past, we have sold an MS-63, an MS-62, an AU-55, and several XFs. The piece we just bought ranks in the top five for condition consensus for all known survivors.
The surfaces are light gray in appearance, with a generous amount of luster remaining. A gentle beige-gray haze veils part of the obverse and peripheral sections on the reverse. Details on all the raised devices are sharp, with slight weakness visible at the center of Ms. Liberty’s head. Several faint scratches are visible in the obverse fields when the coin is tilted. Minimal contact marks and a few wispy hairlines are seen on both sides.
The distinguishable diagnostic die cracks, one through the mintmark and one extending up the right cereal wreath, stand out.
Only 10,817 1874-CC dimes were struck at the Carson City Mint. Specimens like this AU-50 piece make collecting "CC" coins so rewarding. They are extremely rare and seldom offered.
From asking about how our weekends went, to birthday celebrations, to Halloween dress-up days, Rusty and Marie are always making us girls feel like we are not just part of their business, but also part of their family. Boss’s day is always a prime opportunity for us girls to show Rusty and Marie how much we appreciate all that they do for us. We get to celebrate them for a change.Read More
Sometimes at Southgate Coins, our birthday celebrations end up having a theme. With Miss Rebecca’s 20th birthday, we made sure that we included her favorite team of all time into the event schedule: the San Francisco Giants baseball team.Read More
Hello everyone. Fall has come, and I can smell it in the air! My name is Akimi, and this is my weblog debut. I am the first Japanese-speaking staff member at Southgate Coins. I started working here in June 2010.Read More
For the past two years, I (Cara) have been apart of the Southgate Coins family. Sadly though, the time has come for me to leave the store, and concentrate on my future career. This past May, I graduated from UNR with a degree in Secondary Education. This month, I will be starting my student teaching internship at a local middle school. Saturday, August 14, 2010 will be my last day as a Southgate Coins employee.Read More
On July 19, 2010, a local newspaper, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, featured a story on Southgate Coins. The article provides another glimpse into what life is like in our Reno coin shop. Read more and check it out!Read More
July 2nd is not only a start to a fantastic holiday weekend, but it also marks the day our beloved Cara was born. Today, July 2, 2010 Cara turned twenty-two!Read More
The past two weeks have been filled with numerous celebrations, but there was still one May birthday to go. Nicole finally moved out of her teen years and turned twenty on May 31. Since her birthday fell on Memorial Day, the crew surprised her with a birthday party on Saturday, May 29.
Read more to see how we celebrated Nicole’s 20th birthday.Read More
In spite of an obnoxiously busy day with tons of customers, the Southgate Coins crew has successfully pulled off yet another birthday. This time, it was for our “kingly” boss, Rusty Goe.
As always, pulling off a birthday celebration requires a certain sort of “undercover finesse” around the workplace. This year was no exception. With a fairly large birthday cake, and a really big birthday present, we all had our day cut out trying to hide everything from Rusty. Not to mention preparing this weblog (pictures and all) behind the scenes. Read on for more details on Rusty’s birthday gala.Read More
Maya, our most experienced veteran here at Southgate Coins, just celebrated another birthday. This amazingly marks the fourth birthday for Maya since she started working at Southgate Coins.
Wow! Maya’s birthday kicks off a busy two weeks of birthday celebrations around here. After Maya’s comes Rusty’s, on the 21st, followed by Nicole’s on the 31st.
Read on for more of Maya’s 22nd birthday celebration.Read More
A long way from Louisville, Southgate Coins once again brought the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Reno. Each year, the store celebrates this classic horseracing event with much enthusiasm, and as the tradition progresses, the odds get more and more overwhelming that no Southgate girl will bet the winning horse!Read More
In three years of working at Southgate Coins in Reno, NV, I have witnessed many instances where customers in the store, through email, or on the phone have not exercised proper “coin shop etiquette.” These offenses can be minor or grievous, and they can show that even if the person considers himself a “seasoned” collector, there are times when he just doesn’t follow the unspoken rules.Read More
We hope everyone had a wonderful 2010 St. Patrick’s Day. All of us Southgate Coins girls celebrated in our festive green polos, while Rusty wore his dashing green dress-shirt. The customers were cheery and, of course, some were a little gold-hungry.Read More