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1865 Indian Cent, Extremely Fine
Year: 1865
Condition: EF-40+
Description: A nice sharp example of the second year of the Bronze Indian Cent issue, a bit more common as people saved these as a souvenir of the end of the Civil War - still not a "common" coin if correctly graded.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004249    See Details...
1863 Indian Cent, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1863
Condition: AU-50+
Description: An original AU+ example, and the most commonly encountered Copper-Nickel Indian Cent in this grade. The strike is a bit weak on the tips of the feathers of Liberty's bonnet - this is common and can be compared to the sharper strike on coin #4466, an 1862 Cent in AU. Most of the four diamonds show and significant luster still shows. A nice original darker tan color and really no longer common when found "unmolested".
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004467    See Details...
1896-O Barber Quarter, Solid Good+
Year: 1896O
Condition: Good-6
Description: A solid Good+ with a strong, full rim and part of three letters of LIBERTY showing (a "commercial VG' by some dealer's standards). The color is a bit uneven but it seems original.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002599    See Details...
1900-O Barber Quarter, Fine
Year: 1900O
Condition: Fine-12
Description: Very possibly the worst date in the entire series for quality of production, whether due to poor strike or crappy dies. This coin shows a full LIBERTY and most of the bands, but very poor central hair/wreath detail - this appears to be due to having been very slightly bent at one point. The Reverse is what you would expect of a Fine, and is actually a bit better than you usually see on this date. David Lawrence felt this was an R-4 in this grade, which says something! It looks to have suffered an old, light cleaning at some point (as have almost all), but the color is at least reasonably acceptable now. The price is adjusted downward for the minor issues from the $85 to $100 that you can expect to pay for an ACCURATELY graded, and even remotely original coin of this date and grade.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002604    See Details...
1867 No Rays Nickel, Original EF
Year: 1867NR
Condition: EF-45
Description: A nice problem free EF+ example, with some obvious luster remaining. This is also a minor doubled die, which I have not had the time to research yet.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004160    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...
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...
Year: 1885O
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS-63+)
Description: A bright original Choice BU coin, equivalent to a certified MS-63 or a bit better. Among the three most available 1880's O Mint dates, along with the '83 and '84, due to the 1960's Dollar bag releases. This is also an example of some of the striking problems that these coins faced, as the Eagle on the Reverse has a small "pit" or void on his belly. This the the thickest part of the coin, as suffered from weak detail due to a lack of striking pressure. Not horrible looking, just mentioned for accuracy. Guaranteed to certify at MS-63.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002939    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...
1920-D Lincoln Cent, Original AU+
Year: 1920D
Condition: AU-55+
Description: Also out of the same small group as the two 1919-D's in AU (#3831/3832). Struck from nice sharp dies, a soft lustrous Brown coin with almost all of the luster showing. Stands a chance at certifying as a 58.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #003833    See Details...
1907 Barber Dime, AU
Year: 1907
Condition: AU-50
Description: The deeper medium gray toning makes the luster a bit hard to see, but it is there in the fields. A nice original, albeit common, coin.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002060    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! A number of coins from this group are being certified and will be listed upon their return. 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...
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...
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 Proof Jefferson Nickel
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...
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...
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 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. The two sets of images show the same coin - the second set was taken with filtered halogen light, which shows the Cameo contrast a bit better, but tended to not show the hairlines as well.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002699    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...
Year: 1881S
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, showing a scattering of light marks, but nothing serious. Not as nice as coin #2332 (available as of July, 2013), but then it is not quite as expensive either.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #002934    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...
1925-S Peace Dollar, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1925S
Condition: AU53 to 55
Description: A nice lightly worn AU+ example, well struck and with no major marks or problems.
Price: $63.00
Item Id #004037    See Details...