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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...
1995 Lincoln Cent, Doubled Die, Gem BU
Year: 1995
Condition: ICG MS-66 Red
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...
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...
1906-S Barber Dime, Extremely Fine, Scarce
Year: 1906S
Condition: EF-40
Description: One of my favorite underrated dates in the series. This is a nice original EF coin out of California, about the only place (logically enough) that you can find coin better than average circulated.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #005964    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...
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...
1875 Indian Cent, Very Fine
Year: 1875
Condition: VF-20
Description: A nice solid Very Fine, with original Brown surfaces - a few small picky marks so discounted just a bit for the very minor issues. Oddly enough, for a date with a mintage that was not particularly low, this seems difficult to find above Very Good most of the time.
Price: $58.00
Item Id #005648    See Details...
1902 Morgan Dollar, Choice Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1902
Condition: AU-58
Description: A nice example of this better P Mint date - not as common in nice condition as it's low price current price indicates.
Price: $58.00
Item Id #005238    See Details...
1955 Franklin Half Dollar, Famous
Year: 1955
Condition: ICG MS-64
Description: A nice original example of this popular variety, also sometimes comically known as "Count Frankula". Clash marks caused a set of pointed "teeth" appearing to jut out of Franklin's upper lip. The variety is noted on the holder, which you don't see as often. Also very close to Full Bell Lines, about 90+%. Not really rare, but this has always been popular as it is an "eye visible" variety with a good story to go along with it.
Price: $58.00
Item Id #005526    See Details...
1897 Barber Quarter, Extremely Fine+, Discounted
Year: 1897
Condition: EF-45
Description: Seems original with has nice color with significant luster remaining. There are a few scratches on the coin, so discounted accordingly from the typical $100 level these commonly command. Still worthy as a decent example for Type.
Price: $58.00
Item Id #005552    See Details...
1915 Lincoln Cent, Extremely Fine, Tough Coin
Year: 1915
Condition: EF-40
Description: An original EF example, struck from about evenly matched dies. Seems problem free which is quite unusual for this date when found on the West Coast.
Price: $57.00
Item Id #004630    See Details...
1909 VDB Lincoln Cent, Choice/Gem BU, Original Roll Coin
Year: 1909VDB
Condition: Ch/Gem BU
Description: This is an original Choice Uncirculated coin, out of a stash of rolls of this date put away by my now retired business partner, many years ago - I am offering a number of similar coins that also came from this same source. Most of the coins in these rolls showed at least some toning, this coin just enough to not make a full Red. It shows mellow traces of reddish-yellow over the original "straw gold" color. There is also some light "flecks" indicating finger contact at some point - remember, no 2x2's, Airtites or coin tubes back then - coins were handled by hand when rolled from original Mint bags, or when a merchant went to the bank to get some coin. Still, a bright obvious BU coin.
Price: $57.00
Item Id #004239    See Details...
1952 Roosevelt Dime, Gem Proof, Multicolored Toning
Year: 1952
Condition: Gem Proof
Description: Gem Proof with multicolored toning around the rims on both sides, from long storage in a Capital-style holder. The toning is nicer than I could really capture here, given the reflections of the Proof surfaces. As this sort of thing is not for everyone, please review my images with care (the toning could be removed through conservation). I feel the coin 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: $55.00
Item Id #004633    See Details...
1885 Indian Cent, EF
Year: 1885
Condition: EF-40+
Description: A solid EF coin with nice Brown surfaces. There are some small traces of original Red remaining, but not nice enough to make AU.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002897    See Details...
1954-S Franklin Half Dollar, Gem BU, Near FBL
Year: 1954S
Condition: Gem BU (MS-65)
Description: This is far better than most examples of the date. Well struck with very clean original surfaces, clearly Gem BU. 90%+ Full Bell Lines - VERY close but not quite there. There are a few vague light hairlines across the base of the Bell, likely due to being "bumped" by an album slide. Considering that a certified MS-65 FBL is basically a $250 coin, this seems like a reasonable alternative.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #004221    See Details...