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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...
1915 Barber Dime, Almost Uncirculated, 100% Original
Year: 1915
Condition: AU-50
Description: A 100% original coin out of an old set – somehow missed being cleaned. Although this should be worth a PREMIUM, even now people prefer their coins “bright”. Not discounted necessarily, just no premium being asked.
Price: $66.00
Item Id #006033    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-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...
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...
1924-S Mercury Dime, Original Extremely Fine, Very Scarce
Year: 1924S
Condition: EF-40
Description: A sound EF example of this better date, well struck and difficult to find as such. Not quite as nice as that listed as #5737, but close ...
Price: $64.00
Item Id #005813    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...
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...
1905-O Barber Dime, Very Fine, Scarce
Year: 1905O
Condition: VF-20+
Description: An attractive original coin, and none too easy to find – an R-3 in this grade.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #006029    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...
1887-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1887S
Condition: AU-55+
Description: An original AU/Unc example of this better date, which circulated very briefly, likely in the 1960's, before being put aside. Nice color and almost all of the luster remains, just a bit of scuffing wear.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #005849    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...
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...
1941-S Washington Quarter, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1941S
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: A true Uncirculated example, very typical of coins that come out of old time sets originally housed in Whitman or similar folders. No wear from circulation, this shows some wispy hairlines from light handling or contact with paper in the folder. The Reverse shows no hairlines, just a touch or original toning. To the naked eye, this looks "Gem BU", and should fit nicely into a raw BU Quarter set.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #004658    See Details...
1900-S Barber Dime, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1900S
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: Last of the three so-called "Philippine" dates (please see my comments under the listing for coin #5962). This seems wholly original at first glance, with nice color. A close inspection reveals some mild hairlines on the Obverse, likely from being lightly "wiped". The first materials produced for the organized collecting of coins from circulation consisted of "coin boards", which had open ports similar to those of a Whitman-type folder, but which were meant to be displayed out in the open, or placed into a picture frame. As a result, when dust accumulated on the front of these boards, it was common to dust them with a feather duster, or more typically wipe them with a cloth or towel, hence the origin of the term. This sort of treatment is all too common in the Barber series', which is why truly original specimens command such a premium at times. Regardless, a decent "average" coin - whether the very old, light cleaning constitutes a significant detracting factor must be judged by the potential purchaser. I believe that I had discounted the coin to account for the minor warts.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #005963    See Details...
1925-D Mercury Dime, Original VF Coin
Year: 1925D
Condition: VF-20+
Description: A nice solid VF+ example of this better date. Typical slightly mismatched strike, with a stronger Reverse than Obverse. 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. Original and problem free.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #004983    See Details...
1951 Jefferson Nickel, Choice Proof
Year: 1951
Condition: Gem Proof
Description: Cracked out of a PCGS PR-66 holder by my customer, who just wanted a true Gem Proof for his set. Nice watery surfaces with some evidence of Cameo contrast - NOT quite as strong as my images make it appear, due to the lighting used. When was the last time you heard a dealer say THAT.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #005756    See Details...
1925-S Lincoln Cent, Choice Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1925S
Condition: AU-55
Description: A bit sharper Obverse than coin #4083, but less so on the Reverse - typical mis-matched 1925-S die pair. Otherwise original and very nice, and would almost certainly also certify as a 58.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #004531    See Details...
1901 Barber Quarter, About Very Fine
Year: 1901
Condition: Choice Fine/Very Fine
Description: Exceedingly close to Very Fine, this lacks just a bit of detail as it was struck from the Type Two Obverse master hub (or Type Three depending upon how you see it) introduced in 1900. Coins struck from this hub have weaker detail, especially in Liberty's head from the laurel wreath leaves down to her eye/nose. While in my opinion just short of what I like to see in a full VF, this still might certify as such. Otherwise, a solid example. This date is priced ludicrously, with a Good being worth 75% of the value of a Fine; I can assure you that the Good versus Fine population for this date does not run 3 to 1, but more like 300 to 1 or fewer. So either the Goods (and VG's) are overpriced, or Fine & VF are underpriced - I think the latter.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #004532    See Details...
1940-S Washington Quarter, Gem Uncirculated
Year: 1940S
Condition: PCGS MS-65
Description: For those who prefer a Certified example, this is an original "blast white" Gem BU coin, with no doubts as to the grade. Frankly, I had anticipated getting this back in an MS-66 holder. There are less attractive coins priced higher on the web, if you look for them.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #006073    See Details...
1915 Lincoln Cent, Almost Uncirculated, Scarce
Year: 1915
Condition: AU-53 to 55
Description: A nice original AU coin, much scarcer than usual for an early Philly Mint Lincoln. One presumes that the red hot economy stoked by the First World War caused most of the coinage to get well used, as the average coin seen tends to be Fine or less. Problem free original chocolate Brown surfaces.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #005847    See Details...