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1854 Seated Liberty Quarter, With Arrows, EF
Year: 1854
Condition: EF-40
Description: A decent EF example of the Arrows type with the Rays removed. While the Mint Director felt that these were were needed to distinguish the older, heavier pre-1853 types quickly when being sorted by banks (most of these coins were then melted to recover the Silver value, a minor numismatic crime and the reason that they are hard to find today), for an unknown reason they were left off of the master hub. These had caused problems with striking quality in 1853, so perhaps the last minute decision was made based upon this reason. This seems original, although like many coins but away by non-collectors it shows some obvious Reverse damage. A good looking coin otherwise, and discounted a bit for the problem.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002629    See Details...
1891-O Seated Dime, Original EF, Last Year of Type
Year: 1891O
Condition: EF-40
Description: A nice original example of the last year of the Seated Liberty Dime type - oddly enough, this does not seem all that common a date, given that "last year" coins typically were heavily saved by the public. Perhaps the Depression of 1893-95 discouraged saving in the Southern states, or people in that areas where these circulated simply could not afford to put aside coins (or had no interest). This pattern similarly affects better grade Barber Dimes from New Orleans prior to about 1898, other than the "first year" 1892-O. These seem incredibly cheap as a Type overall in VF to AU.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003406    See Details...
1858 Three Cent Silver, Type 2, VF-EF
Year: 1858
Condition: VF/EF
Description: Original, which in the case of most uncleaned survivors means a bit dark. A well balanced strike for a Type 2, which commonly come very uneven. It is not unusual to have a coin with EF detail where the date is merged into the Obverse rim! Given the less than attractive surfaces, I have discounted the price a bit.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003156    See Details...
1919-S Buffalo, Fine, 2/3 Horn
Year: 1919S
Condition: Fine-12+
Description: A solid Fine+ with 2/3 horn and a strong date for a '19-S, which commonly comes with the first "19" mushy and indistinct. This is equivalent to a PCGS or NGC certified Fine-15, based upon observed current grading standards, and I would guarantee certification at that grade (not worth spending the money however).
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003169    See Details...
1836 Bust Dime, VG+
Year: 1836
Condition: VG-8+
Description: A nicely detailed strong VG+, close to Fine in fact. Seems very original. The Reverse is rotated to the left about 45 degrees.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003685    See Details...
1934-D Cent, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1934D
Description: A nice 99% bright Red specimen of this better date. The original color has JUST begun to fade on the right side of the Obverse. Not easy to find as most Unc specimens I encounter are Brown or unevenly colored. About the average strike and surfaces.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003953    See Details...
Year: 1901O
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62/63)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, from a local group of BU Dollars put away during the 1960's. Most dealers would certainly offer this coin as "Choice BU" (MS-63+), but as it is common and I have a number in stock, I will simply call it "Unc". This particular coin does not noticeably differ in its appearance from coin #2250 (a few more small marks), as they came from the same BU roll.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002947    See Details...
1903-O Barber Quarter, Fine+
Year: 1903O
Condition: Choice Fine
Description: Close to VF, with the middle feather of the eagle's right wing being basically complete, and still showing some traces of luster. However, as this is a reasonably common date for an O Mint Barber Quarter, I preferred not to push the grade (this was purchased from a someone who had graded it VF). The surfaces are original but look just a trace porous (?); one mark is also noted between the first two stars left of the date.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #001927    See Details...
1938-D Buffalo Nickel, Gem BU
Year: 1938D
Condition: ANACS MS-65
Description: The last Buffalo Nickel date struck, in an old ANACS "mini slab" with a very low serial number. Certified back when they were very conservative, this could easily upgrade to a MS-66 today, however the increase in value is not worth the expense, considering how common this date is in Unc. Better to leave it in the current holder for what it is - a BRIGHT, flashy Gem BU example for Type.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003503    See Details...
1894-S Barber Quarter, VF, Discounted
Year: 1894S
Condition: VF-20
Description: This makes Very Fine, but is not quite as strong as I typically like to sell, and has some minor problems. Still a "meaty" coin, and should attract someone's attention at the listed price.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003511    See Details...
1898-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1898O
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A nice original Uncirculated coin, from a local group saved during the bank releases in the 1960's. No huge or ugly marks (the worst being a "mash" spot on the trunk of Liberty's neck), bright and all white. Common, but a nice fresh example if you want just one truly Unc Morgan Dollar. The certified equivalent would likely be MS-63.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002245    See Details...
1922 Peace Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1922
Condition: MS-63
Description: First year issue of the Peace Dollar from Philadelphia. About as common as a Peace Dollar gets, but a nice Choice BU example without significant problematic "water spots" that seem to plague this issue. These were apparently caused by the methods used to wash the planchets to remove grease before striking, and are present on all the 1922-25 dates to some degree. Oddly enough, NICE Choice BU and better "common" Peace Dollars are NOT as easily found as common date Morgan Dollars are, mainly due to production issues such as the mentioned spotting, and heavy marks from frequent transporting of bags between storage locations. Peace Dollars are just less popular, probably as they are perceived as being "modern" as they all date to the 20th Century.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002255    See Details...
1923-S Peace Dollar, Uncirculated
Year: 1923S
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A typical 1923-S Peace Dollar, in that the strike is not great - these seem to almost always be at least a bit flat across the high points of Liberty's hair and the eagle top wing area. It also shows some die polish lines on the Reverse, signs of a heavily used die (not objectionable however). Original with some light toning from decades of bag storage, the typical light scuffiness all over from being shifted back and forth between storage locations, which is why really Choice examples are scarce and expensive (a true Gem will fetch about $6000).
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002257    See Details...
1879-O Morgan Dollar, Original Choice AU
Year: 1879O
Condition: Choice Almost Uncirculated
Description: As noted in my comments in the listing for coin #3132, the 1879-O Dollar is commonly perceived as being a common date in AU and Unc. However, this is based upon the large number of questionable "Unc" specimens which are really AU's. Many AU-53 to AU-58 coins (by today's grading standard) emerged from Treasury bags in the 1960's and were sold into the market as "Unc" in the 1970's, as anything bright and shiny that showed luster seemed to be sold as "Gem BU"!! The result is that most NICE AU's seem to have been cleaned to try to make an "Unc" out of them - I know because I always keep an eye out for this date. I guess I have to ask, if this is such a "common" date in Unc, then why try to manufacture coins in that grade by abusing AU's? Perhaps the answer speaks for itself. The specimen offered here is unusual in that it is an original, un-monkyed with AU+, the equivalent of a certified AU-53 or 55.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003286    See Details...
1901 Indian Cent, Choice Uncirculated, Brown
Year: 1901
Condition: MS-63 Brown
Description: Warm, original Brown surfaces with obvious full luster. Some hints of Red remaining on the Reverse. An obvious mark on Liberty's cheek keeps this from a higher grade, but a very nice coin nonetheless.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #001762    See Details...
1938-D Jefferson Nickel, Superb Gem BU
Year: 1938D
Condition: PCGS MS-66
Description: As typical for PCGS's grading of early Jefferson Nickels, a stunning coin that appears near perfect (certainly better than a 66) from any farther than 12" away. The Reverse die does show some light die erosion so no Full Steps, but otherwise very clean with just a touch of light toning. Certainly a PQ example.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003810    See Details...
1918 Lincoln Cent, Choice Red Brown Unc
Year: 1918
Condition: MS-63 RB
Description: A decent BU specimen, a faded Red with some darkening in a "speckled" pattern (the coin is a bit brighter than it appears here). No major marks, just a few light scuffs - coins like this almost always survived in a mixed, loose lot of coins, hence picked up a few scuffy marks, rather than more traditional "reed marks". The strike is decent for this large mintage date.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003304    See Details...
Year: 1927S
Condition: Good and Better
Description: Put away during the 1940's or earlier, when it was still possible to find roll quantities of slightly better dates over time where the coins were not too heavily worn or damaged. This is a mixed grade roll with all coins at least a full Good. The vast majority are VG to Fine, with some close to VF. The coins in this roll are also generally well struck, better than commonly seen in the mid-1920's San Francisco Mint dates. It is common to find coins from this period with the mis-matched sides, the two sides differing by up to two grades. With enough wear, this meant a lot of coins had AG Reverses, even when the Obverse was still a VG. The coins in this roll are significantly better than that. A more unusual date to find by the roll. There are some $4-5 coins in this roll, but on average a few more have minor problems than most of my rolls, so I have adjusted the price - it should leave a little room for someone who might want to purchase this to re-sell.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002301    See Details...
Year: 1902
Condition: AU-50+
Description: A lightly worn AU+, however it appears to have been lightly dipped at one point, probably well over a decade ago, to remove some toning. This seems to be the fate of any number of such pieces, as the 1902 is not terribly common on the West Coast as an original AU or Unc coin. Images upon request.
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002986    See Details...
1852 Three Cent Silver, Type 1, Nice Average Circulated
Year: 1852
Condition: VG/Fine
Description: Out of my regular inventory, I offer circulated examples of this common 3 Cent Silver date. I almost always have some of this and the 1853 date available - if the price shows as "POR", that means they are temporarily out of stock (please inquire). As such, the image shown if any is a "stock image" and does not show the actual coin you will receive, but represents the average quality you can expect. All coins sent will be nice, average circulated coins with no damage - this is increasingly difficult as the "fish scales" are commonly found with problems. I will also note that these are commonly overgraded - the coins I sell as VG/Fine are similar to those other dealers offer as "VF".
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002740    See Details...
1952-D Franklin Half Dollar, Choice Unc, Full Bell Lines
Year: 1952D
Condition: PCGS MS-64FBL
Description: A nice Choice Uncirculated example.
Price: $54.00
Item Id #004027    See Details...
Year: 1878
Condition: AU-50+
Description: An original example, not quite as nice as coin #1798, but close. Just slightly off-white and with appropriate luster for the grade. Not attributed to VAM number for those who like a challenge. Images upon request.
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002771    See Details...
Year: 1878S
Condition: AU-50+
Description: Due to the "First Year" nature of this date, many were saved as souvenirs of the new Dollar coin type. As such, nice examples are usually available on the West Coast, I offer nice original coins in Almost Uncirculated condition. All will be damage free and will show considerable original luster. Image upon request.
Price: $53.00
Item Id #002964    See Details...
1904 Morgan Dollar, Original EF
Year: 1904
Condition: EF-40
Description: The 1904-P is a tougher date to find on the West Coast, although prices do not reflect this. This is a very original "tobacco" grey-brown coin, and problem free.
Price: $53.00
Item Id #002990    See Details...
1870 Nickel Three Cents, Original EF+
Year: 1870
Condition: EF-45
Description: The third of a group of 3 high grade examples of this date in stock as of July, 2013. Fairly well struck, with just some weakness on the middle "I" on the Reverse, with some significant luster remaining. Most dealers would call this "AU".
Price: $52.00
Item Id #002910    See Details...