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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...
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...
1929-S Lincoln Cent, Choice Uncirculated, Well Struck
Year: 1929S
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: A well struck original Uncirculated specimen. I would call it Brown but very close to Red Brown and might certify as such on a good day. A very PQ coin for the date, with attractive surfaces with even color, not always common to this date. Should easily certify MS-64BN if submitted, possibly higher.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #005741    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...
1894 Indian Cent, Choice EF/AU
Year: 1894
Condition: EF-45
Description: Close to AU and might certify as such on a good day.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #004995    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...
1892-O Morgan Dollar, Well Struck EF+
Year: 1892O
Condition: EF-45
Description: An original Choice Extremely Fine example of this better New Orleans Mint date - what many dealers dip out and call "AU". As this date is perhaps the worst struck on average of all in the series, some dealers get by by using the "poor strike" excuse to overgrade. This coin is far better than most, with some hair detail over Liberty's ear.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #005820    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...
1889 Liberty Nickel, Original VF+
Year: 1889
Condition: VF-30
Description: A nice VF to EF, certainly a Commercial EF. It still shows some luster around the rims and strong hair detail. A few light marks from circulation are not too distracting, and seem appropriate to the level of circulation.
Price: $58.00
Item Id #004355    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...