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1910 Liberty Nickel, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1910
Condition: AU-50
Description: An original AU example, showing the olive-gray color of an undisturbed coin. The luster is there but a bit hard to see unless holding the coin in hand. This type of color is one reason few truly original coins survive as in the past "white is right" was the mantra, leading to all kinds of numismatic abuses.
Price: $67.00
Item Id #004855    See Details...
1952 Lincoln Cent, Gem Proof
Year: 1952
Condition: Gem Proof
Description: An original Proof with nicely mirrored surfaces. By 1952, the Mint had managed to relearn how to produce Proofs closer to the old standard. This coin shows a relatively minor amount of multicolored toning around the rims, from long storage in a Capital-style holder. As this sort of thing is not for everyone, please review my images with care (the toning could be removed through conservation). This is probably just enough to certify as Red Brown, rather than RD, however I feel it is very attractive and worth a premium for the toning as a positive attribute rather than a defect. Out of a full 1952 Proof Set I recently broke up, from a small group of sets that were together since the 1970's.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004628    See Details...
1883 With Cents Liberty Nickel, Very Fine
Year: 1883WC
Condition: VF-20
Description: A nice problem free VF, with a full bold LIBERTY and 90% of the coronet. Missing a bit too much hair detail to call a solid VF+, but most of those are sold as an "EF"!
Price: $65.00
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1942 Type One Jefferson Nickel, Choice Proof
Year: 1942
Condition: Proof-64 to 65
Description: This example appears fully Gem Proof as far as mark free surfaces. However, it has a light overall haze on it common to Proof coins of the period due to the storage methods available at the time (no archival storage available remember), as well as the materials the U. S. Mint used to package these in. In my experience, this would not likely certify above Proof 64, and it is sold on that basis.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #003716    See Details...
1925 Peace Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1925
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: A nice original coin with the typical strong strike characteristic of this common date, noted by Wayne Miller in his book on Silver Dollars. He also noted that many of these come with a light golden yellow original toning overall, as does this coin - it is not quite as "blue" as it appears here, due to the lighting used. This coloring seems to be common, and I have purchased entire rolls of this coin so toned. It is not objectionable, and does not hide the strong luster underneath. Oddly enough, the 1925 Peace Dollar is worth a bit more in MS-63 than the 1924, even though I find the 1925 to more common in this grade than it's 1924 stablemate.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002951    See Details...
1871-S Seated Liberty Half, Original VG/Fine
Year: 1871S
Condition: VG/Fine
Description: A very original, "crusty" problem free example. Typical of many coins in the series, the Reverse has the details of a Fine, the Obverse just a bit weak in the center of the shield. Certainly a "Commercial Fine" by most peoples standards. From a small hoard of Seated Halves that I recently purchased that has been off the coin market for probably three generations! All of these coins come with the original paper envelopes in which they were stored for many years, as shown here - would that their prices be as cheap as they used to be!
Price: $65.00
Item Id #003978    See Details...
1954 Proof Franklin Half, Choice Proof
Year: 1954
Condition: Choice Proof
Description: An original Proof 1954 Franklin Half, in this case I am calling this coin "only" Choice rather than Gem due to some very light hairlines typical of those received from the crispy Mint cello they were originally packaged in. This coin has not been cleaned. Certified equivalent should be PF-64. Some light Cameo does show, but not enough to garner a premium.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002699    See Details...
1954-D Jefferson Nickel, Superb Toning
Year: 1954D
Condition: PCGS MS-64
Description: An unusual specimen, in that the deep toning developed over years spent in an old album, more so that it is a specimen from Denver. Unless out of a Mint Set, most toned Nickels of this type that I have seen all seem to be from Philly. The grade is typical of PCGS, in that they do not like to certify coins above MS-63 or 64, depending upon the series, if they have deeper toning. Certainly, if you look at the coin, it looks much cleaner than the average 64 Jefferson Nickel, which would usually mean a lack of strike leaving planchet voids - none of that here. All of which is immaterial given the color. The Obverse is 100% covered in sheet toning in various shades of orange, salmon and pink and soft green; the Reverse is lightly toned but mostly a natural nickel color. Difficult as usual to image properly, due to reflection from the slab, and the common scuff at the center of the window did not make it any easier! Throw away the "price guide" for this coin as it is strictly for the lover of toned Nickels.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #003243    See Details...
1949 Franklin Half Dollar, Choice BU
Year: 1949
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: An original Choice Uncirculated example of this second year Philly issue. I have actually found that the 49-P is harder to find in Uncirculated condition, when you need one, than the "key date" 1949-S. Nicer on the Obverse than the Reverse, so I am calling it MS-63 to 64
Price: $65.00
Item Id #003782    See Details...
1932 Washington Quarter, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1932
Condition: Choice Unc
Description: Oddly enough, for a "common" date coin, the '32 Washington Quarter is not all that easy to locate as a true Unc coin in the MS-61 to MS-64 range, perhaps as most specimens were put away as souvenirs by the general public and inevitably cleaned at some point. This date was saved as it was actually intended as a one-year commemorative issue, celebrating the Bicentennial of Washington's birth. Its popularity lead to its adoption as a permanent design in 1934, after a hiatus in business strike coinage from 1931 to 1933, no Quarters really being needed in the early 30's due to the Depression. This is a nice, original moderately toned Choice Unc, without hairlines or heavy marks and obvious luster.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #003288    See Details...
1942 Type One Jefferson Nickel, Choice Proof
Year: 1942
Condition: Proof-64
Description: Choice but not fully Gem Proof example. There is a bit of original haze on the surface, common to coins that have not been cleaned. This comes from the storage methods available at the time (no archival storage available remember), as well as the materials the U. S. Mint used to package these in. There is a minor mark on the point of Jefferson cheekbone which is likely from handling, but could also be Mint-made. The 1942 Proof Nickels were typically not as nice, due to more hurried Wartime production. In my experience, this would not likely certify above Proof 64, and it is sold on that basis.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002015    See Details...
1924-D Mercury Dime,
Year: 1924D
Condition: EF-40
Description: A second EF example of this tough date, not struck quite as well on the Obverse, but a better Reverse - likely to have been a FSB coin when it was new. This dissimilarity is common during the 1920's at the two Branch Mints, as they switched dies in and out of service individually, rather than as a pair. The surfaces on this coin are not quite as nice as #4573, but are similarly a bit dark. This shows at least that it appears to not have been cleaned!
Price: $65.00
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1914 Buffalo Nickel, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1914
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A decent original Uncirculated specimen of the second year of the series - far fewer were put away as souvenirs as the novelty had passed by then. This date also suffers from quality issues sometimes. This coin shows some light alloy streaks typical of a coin that has not been cleaned, but nothing serious. A few light marks, again nothing serious, but enough to keep it out of the really Choice or better grade levels - equivalent to a certified MS-62/63 coin.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004338    See Details...
1905-S Barber Dime, Original EF+
Year: 1905S
Condition: EF-45
Description: A nice sharp original coin, close to AU. The Reverse on its own seems to make that grade.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004339    See Details...
1922 Peace Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1922
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS-64)
Description: First year issue of the Peace Dollar from Philadelphia, with bright bold luster under lightly toned original surfaces. This came out of an older U. S. Type set in which many of the coins likely had been cracked out of older certified holders. Based upon my experience in certifying coins, this would easily certify as a sixty-four (possibly higher), just not worth my paying the money to do so. I do note some old fingerprints from being lightly handled at some point - these could easily and safely be removed by conservation should the new owner choose.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004865    See Details...
1905-O Barber Dime, Very Fine
Year: 1905O
Condition: VF-30
Description: A surprisingly difficult coin to find. David Lawrence rated this an R-3 even in Fine; I know that I have trouble finding it in any grade better than VG! A strong VF+ example with a full band beneath LIBERTY and some remaining luster showing on the Reverse.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #002838    See Details...
1877-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, Popular Carson City Date
Year: 1877CC
Condition: VG-8
Description: Relatively common for a "CC". A solid VG showing a light mark or two, but the "CC" coinage was used hard out in the West.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #003878    See Details...
1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, Very Good
Year: 1916
Condition: VG-8+
Description: Problem free and original. There is very little difference on the Wholesale level between what is called a "Good" and what is called a "Very Good" for any of the three 1916 Walker dates (a bit more for the 16-S). The main reason is that the major difference in what makes a VG tends to be the boldness of the Reverse rim, as the Obverse of most coins grading Good, VG or even VG+ is almost identical - presumably something having to do with strike. This coin is a true VG, with a "3-D" rim on the Reverse.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004217    See Details...
1885 Indian Cent, EF/AU
Year: 1885
Condition: EF-45
Description: A solid EF/AU coin with nice Brown surfaces. A bit unusual for me to have more than one of this date in stock at one time in this grade range, the multiple coins to chose from is the fortuitous result of finding someone who had purchased a cool old-time Indian cent group. This example has the two middle digits of the date impressed a bit more weakly than than the "1" and the "5", just random chance in die preparation.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004476    See Details...
1885 Indian Cent, EF/AU
Year: 1885
Condition: EF-45
Description: A solid EF/AU coin with nice Brown surfaces, and no problems to note. A bit unusual for me to have more than one of this date in stock at one time in this grade range, the multiple coins to chose from is the fortuitous result of finding someone who had purchased a cool old-time Indian cent group.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004477    See Details...
1917-D Cent, Choice Almost Uncirculated, Well Struck
Year: 1917D
Condition: Choice AU-55+
Description: Original and well struck from a fresh die pair, definitely NOT common for this date. Just a bit of wear on Lincoln's cheekbone & jaw. The luster is a bit muted by the chocolate brown color, so I calling this a 55 rather than 58.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004527    See Details...
1880-S Morgan Dollar, Original Choice Unc
Year: 1880S
Condition: PCGS MS-63
Description: Nice Choice BU example of this common S Mint date. Very clean for the assigned grade - the Reverse is nearly completely mark free to the eye. All white except just a trace of toning along the Reverse rim area. Undoubtedly an original BU roll coin. Images upon request.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #003285    See Details...
1946-S Walker, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1946S
Condition: MS-63+
Description: White and original, and well struck for a date that commonly comes a bit mushy. One toning spot a bit larger than I could ignore is mentioned on the Reverse and mentioned for accuracy. This can be removed if the new owner wishes without materially changing the color of the rest of the coin.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004821    See Details...
1870 Indian Cent, Nice Solid Good
Year: 1870
Condition: Good-4
Description: The 1870 is a tougher date in the series, as are all of the 1869 to 1872 dates, even in Good.
Price: $62.00
Item Id #004174    See Details...
1873 With Arrows Seated Dime, VF
Year: 1873
Condition: VF-20+
Description: The classic "Type" Seated Dime date. Open 3, as are all of this date/mint combination.
Price: $60.00
Item Id #002575    See Details...