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1935-S Washington Quarter, Original AU/Unc Slider
Year: 1935S
Condition: AU-58+
Description: Boy if there was such a grade as "AU-59 1/2", this coin would be the poster child. Just the smallest detectable marks & scuffs to identify that this coin spent the briefest time in circulation. Most dealers would certainly call this "Unc", and the kind of coin dipped out or processed in the traditional mail order business, unfortunately. I will guarantee that is submitted, this will certify at AU-58 (possibly even as Unc) at the service of your choice.
Price: $69.00
Item Id #005171    See Details...
1852 Three Cent Silver, Type 1, Original VF
Year: 1852
Condition: VF/EF
Description: A nice original circulated example, with no problems to note or damage. The usual mild weakness in some of the stars and letters around the rims.
Price: $69.00
Item Id #002739    See Details...
1900 Liberty Nickel, Original Amost Uncirculated Coin
Year: 1900
Condition: AU-55
Description: Probably saved originally as a souvenir of the last Millennium. Very little wear and technically a"58", but it was stored in non-numismatic conditions and shows some toning and very minor surface issues. Enough that I will "net" down the grade/price as this is a common date.
Price: $68.00
Item Id #004843    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1879S
Condition: MS-63+
Description: For those who prefer a raw coin to place into an album, this is a nice original Choice BU.
Price: $66.00
Item Id #005767    See Details...
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...
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
Item Id #002585    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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
1952 Washington Quarter, Gem Proof
Year: 1952
Condition: Gem Proof
Description: Some light cameo contrast evident on the Obverse. Typical of coins from the 1950-51 Proof Sets, this has a bit more of "chrome" or satiny looking finish, rather than the traditional deep mirrored finish - this does show reasonable mirrors for a '52 however. No hairlines evident so it was handled with care, a few very tiny marks some of which could easily have as made by the Mint. The cameo contrast showing is not enough to get that attribution if submitted in my opinion, but enough to make this a really nice looking coin
Price: $65.00
Item Id #005019    See Details...
1924-S Mercury Dime, Original Extremely Fine, Very Scarce
Year: 1924S
Condition: EF-40+
Description: A nice original well struck coin and difficult to find. This still shows a reasonable amount of luster around the rims, very similar to the '23-S listed as #5736, very possibly out of the same old set!
Price: $64.00
Item Id #005737    See Details...
1995 Lincoln Cent, Doubled Die, Gem BU
Year: 1995
Condition: ICG MS-66
Description: FS-01-1995-101. A nice bright Gem BU example of this, the last "real" Doubled Die produced in the traditional way, by multiple impressions during hubbing of the dies, and which caused a minor gold rush in 1995 when these were discovered. Although housed in a ICG slab, this is easily the equal of PCGS or NGC certified examples in the same grade indicated - I actually think this nicer than the PCGS MS-66 offered as #5538. I also believe that it would cross over, however due to the perhaps unreasonable minor paranoia over non-"big name" slabs, I am offering this just a bit cheaper. Interesting also that there is a small die chip present on one of the digits of the date. This is also nicer than almost all of the other 1995 Doubled Dies that I see, certainly the raw ones. As these were typically pulled from rolls, boxes and bags by "treasure hunters" who did not bother to take too much care in handling the coins, the huge majority have now developed fingerprints or spots - including many now in certified holders.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #005537    See Details...
1926-S Mercury Dime, Very Fine, Scarce
Year: 1926S
Condition: VF-25 to 30
Description: A sharp VF+ example of this Semi-Key Date, ridiculously undervalued at current levels. This coin is not perfect as it shows evidence of an very old, light cleaning (as 95% of circulated specimens do), and a light mark on the Reverse. Some remaining signs of luster and without the cleaning might have a shot at certify EF.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #005059    See Details...
1916-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar, Very Good to Fine
Year: 1916D
Condition: VG-10+
Description: A very original example, very close to a Fine, which is what most "commercial" dealers would call a coin that looks like this.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #005521    See Details...
1942 Walker, Choice BU
Year: 1942
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS63/64)
Description: Bright white and problem free - please note the slightly "yellow" cast of the Reverse image is due to lighting, the coin itself is natural and untoned.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #003617    See Details...
1943 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1943
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: An original frosty white Choice BU coin.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #005603    See Details...
1957 Franklin Half, Superb Gem Proof, Old PCGS Holder
Year: 1957
Condition: PCGS PR-66
Description: A true Gem example in an old second generation PCGS PR-66 holder, the "wraparound" added to Rattlers to help seal the edge. Probably today's 67, with superb mirrors and some hints of Cameo. Looks much nicer in the hand than shown here, due to the difficulty of getting a good image of the reflective Proof surfaces with "backwash". Better yet, the holder is fresh, with no marks, scuffs or chatter - one wonders where it has been hiding for the last 25 years! Regarding price, please note that you are buying the holder as much as the coin, as this is a true piece of numismatic history (as well as a nice coin).
Price: $63.00
Item Id #005250    See Details...
1952-S Franklin Half Dollar, Original AU/Unc
Year: 1952S
Condition: AU-58
Description: A true original "Slider" that spent maybe a week or two in circulation. Mild scuffing and light wear on the high points, mainly noticeable as a small flat spot on Franklin's jaw, but otherwise fully lustrous. Basically, what you get as a bargain priced "Unc" from many mail order dealers.
Price: $61.00
Item Id #005280    See Details...
1945-D Walker, Choice BU, Bright White
Year: 1945D
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: An original Uncirculated coin with bright luster, the sort of typical slightly mushy late '40's Denver Mint strike. Untoned other than a tiny spot at center where the mylar window of the old holder had torn open (as shown in my images here); I have replaced the 2x2 this is in so it is secure. This would likely certify as an MS-64, however not worth the cost to submit it.
Price: $60.00
Item Id #002786    See Details...