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1860-O Seated Liberty Half, Type One Rev., No Drapery
Year: 1860O
Condition: Good+
Description: Struck from then old Type One Reverse hub in use since 1842, with long claws on the eagle. About one third of the mintage this year is this hub. Called "rare" in Breen (Breen-4897), but more recent research by Wiley & Bugert shows that this is basically common. Interesting however as a transitional type. This is also a "no drapery" type, due to an excessive clash which transferred the vertical stripe details of the Shield on the Rev. to the area under Liberty's elbow. The efforts to re-polish the Obverse die to remove this "extra detail" succeed in removing the drapery normally found there, but the stripes can still be seen. As such not described in Breen.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002201    See Details...
1938-D Buffalo Nickel, Gem BU
Year: 1938D
Condition: ANACS MS-65
Description: The last Buffalo Nickel date struck, in an old ANACS "mini slab" with a very low serial number. Certified back when they were very conservative, this could easily upgrade to a MS-66 today, however the increase in value is not worth the expense, considering how common this date is in Unc. Better to leave it in the current holder for what it is - a BRIGHT, flashy Gem BU example for Type.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003503    See Details...
1894-S Barber Quarter, VF, Discounted
Year: 1894S
Condition: VF-20
Description: This makes Very Fine, but is not quite as strong as I typically like to sell, and has some minor problems. Still a "meaty" coin, and should attract someone's attention at the listed price.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003511    See Details...
1917-D Lincoln Cent, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1917D
Condition: AU-55
Description: A coin that displays some of the problems with locating quality examples of many of the early Branch Mint Lincoln Cents. This is a true, strict AU coin with most of the luster remaining on medium Brown surfaces. However, there is just a sense that the coin is not struck all that well. The Obverse seems "normal" for an AU, but the Reverse detail is just slightly mushy in the Wheat ears. Still way nicer than most examples you tend to see.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003258    See Details...
1981-S Lincoln Cent, Type Two Proof, Very Scarce
Year: 1981S
Condition: Gem Proof
Description: Of the Type Two Proof coinages of 1979 and 1981, the 1981-S Type Two Cent is by far the most difficult coin to find in my experience. This may be due to the larger popularity of the Lincoln Cent vs. the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, for while the 1981-S Type Two SBA is more expensive (and perhaps about as scarce as the Cent), the Dollar is far easier to find, for me at least. The Cents certainly sell faster! I offer problem free Gem Proof examples, which are a solid value and I think very definitely undervalued at this time. The image shown is "stock" and represents the average quality you will receive.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002748    See Details...
1898-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1898O
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A nice original Uncirculated coin, from a local group saved during the bank releases in the 1960's. No huge or ugly marks (the worst being a "mash" spot on the trunk of Liberty's neck), bright and all white. Common, but a nice fresh example if you want just one truly Unc Morgan Dollar. The certified equivalent would likely be MS-63.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002245    See Details...
1922 Peace Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1922
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: First year issue of the Peace Dollar from Philadelphia. About as common as a Peace Dollar gets, but a nice Choice BU example without the problematic "water spots" that seem to plague this issue - these were apparently caused by the methods used to wash the planchets to remove grease before striking, and are present on all the 1922-25 dates to some degree. A certified equivalent would be MS-63 or 64; oddly enough, NICE Choice BU and better "common" Peace Dollars are NOT as easily found as common date Morgan Dollars are, mainly due to production issues such as the mentioned spotting. Peace Dollars are just less popular, probably as they are perceived as being "modern" as they all date to the 20th Century.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002255    See Details...
1923-S Monroe Doctrine Commem, Original AU
Year: 1923S
Condition: Choice AU
Description: The 1923-S Monroe Commemorative Half is perhaps one of the best examples of the excesses of the original Commem program, that caused the eventual termination by Congress in the 1950's. Theoretically celebrating the Centennial of the Monroe Doctrine, this was a VERY thinly disguised money-maker for the California motion picture industry, of all things. They were not terribly popular at the time, and many were released into circulation such as this example. Oddly enough, as common as they are, they are not common as NICE coins, perhaps due to how they were handled. This AU example is nicer than most and while it shows some scuffing has not been cleaned, as almost ALL circulated survivors seem to have been.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003279    See Details...
1923-S Peace Dollar, Uncirculated
Year: 1923S
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A typical 1923-S Peace Dollar, in that the strike is not great - these seem to almost always be at least a bit flat across the high points of Liberty's hair and the eagle top wing area. It also shows some die polish lines on the Reverse, signs of a heavily used die (not objectionable however). Original with some light toning from decades of bag storage, the typical light scuffiness all over from being shifted back and forth between storage locations, which is why really Choice examples are scarce and expensive (a true Gem will fetch about $6000).
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002257    See Details...
1879-O Morgan Dollar, Original Choice AU
Year: 1879O
Condition: Choice Almost Uncirculated
Description: As noted in my comments in the listing for coin #3132, the 1879-O Dollar is commonly perceived as being a common date in AU and Unc. However, this is based upon the large number of questionable "Unc" specimens which are really AU's. Many AU-53 to AU-58 coins (by today's grading standard) emerged from Treasury bags in the 1960's and were sold into the market as "Unc" in the 1970's, as anything bright and shiny that showed luster seemed to be sold as "Gem BU"!! The result is that most NICE AU's seem to have been cleaned to try to make an "Unc" out of them - I know because I always keep an eye out for this date. I guess I have to ask, if this is such a "common" date in Unc, then why try to manufacture coins in that grade by abusing AU's? Perhaps the answer speaks for itself. The specimen offered here is unusual in that it is an original, un-monkyed with AU+, the equivalent of a certified AU-53 or 55.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003286    See Details...
1901 Indian Cent, Choice Uncirculated, Brown
Year: 1901
Condition: MS-63 Brown
Description: Warm, original Brown surfaces with obvious full luster. Some hints of Red remaining on the Reverse. An obvious mark on Liberty's cheek keeps this from a higher grade, but a very nice coin nonetheless.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #001762    See Details...
1934-D Lincoln Cent, Choice Red Unc
Year: 1934D
Condition: MS-64+ Red
Description: A nice slightly faded Red Uncirculated example - the actual color is a bit lighter orange-red, and not as "pink" as shown. A more typical 34-D strike than the Brown specimen I am offering as coin #3108, being a bit blunt, with the typical mushier Reverse. If submitted for certification, it would likely come back MS-64 or 65 Red, however not worth the expense so I offer it here in its "raw" state.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003303    See Details...
1918 Lincoln Cent, Choice Red Brown Unc
Year: 1918
Condition: MS-63 RB
Description: A decent BU specimen, a faded Red with some darkening in a "speckled" pattern (the coin is a bit brighter than it appears here). No major marks, just a few light scuffs - coins like this almost always survived in a mixed, loose lot of coins, hence picked up a few scuffy marks, rather than more traditional "reed marks". The strike is decent for this large mintage date.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003304    See Details...
Year: 1927S
Condition: Good and Better
Description: Put away during the 1940's or earlier, when it was still possible to find roll quantities of slightly better dates over time where the coins were not too heavily worn or damaged. This is a mixed grade roll with all coins at least a full Good. The vast majority are VG to Fine, with some close to VF. The coins in this roll are also generally well struck, better than commonly seen in the mid-1920's San Francisco Mint dates. It is common to find coins from this period with the mis-matched sides, the two sides differing by up to two grades. With enough wear, this meant a lot of coins had AG Reverses, even when the Obverse was still a VG. The coins in this roll are significantly better than that. A more unusual date to find by the roll. There are some $4-5 coins in this roll, but on average a few more have minor problems than most of my rolls, so I have adjusted the price - it should leave a little room for someone who might want to purchase this to re-sell.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #002301    See Details...
Year: 1902
Condition: AU-50+
Description: A lightly worn AU+, however it appears to have been lightly dipped at one point, probably well over a decade ago, to remove some toning. This seems to be the fate of any number of such pieces, as the 1902 is not terribly common on the West Coast as an original AU or Unc coin. Images upon request.
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002986    See Details...
1852 Three Cent Silver, Type 1, Nice Average Circulated
Year: 1852
Condition: VG/Fine
Description: Out of my regular inventory, I offer circulated examples of this common 3 Cent Silver date. I almost always have some of this and the 1853 date available - if the price shows as "POR", that means they are temporarily out of stock (please inquire). As such, the image shown if any is a "stock image" and does not show the actual coin you will receive, but represents the average quality you can expect. All coins sent will be nice, average circulated coins with no damage - this is increasingly difficult as the "fish scales" are commonly found with problems. I will also note that these are commonly overgraded - the coins I sell as VF/Fine are similar to those other dealers offer as "VF".
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002740    See Details...
Year: 1878
Condition: AU-50+
Description: An original example, not quite as nice as coin #1798, but close. Just slightly off-white and with appropriate luster for the grade. Not attributed to VAM number for those who like a challenge. Images upon request.
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002771    See Details...
Year: 1878S
Condition: AU-50+
Description: Due to the "First Year" nature of this date, many were saved as souvenirs of the new Dollar coin type. As such, nice examples are usually available on the West Coast, I offer nice original coins in Almost Uncirculated condition. All will be damage free and will show considerable original luster. Image upon request.
Price: $53.00
Item Id #002964    See Details...
Year: 1904
Condition: EF-40
Description: The 1904-P is a tougher date to find on the West Coast, although prices do not reflect this. This is a very original "tobacco" grey-brown coin, and problem free. Images upon request.
Price: $53.00
Item Id #002990    See Details...
1924-D Lincoln Cent, Fine
Year: 1924D
Condition: Fine-12
Description: A more typical example of this semi-key date, showing the slightly mushy look due to the use of worn dies and hurried production. These commonly show some weakness at the periphery of the Obverse & Reverse, and also one the "O" of ONE on the Reverse - this example has the "24" of the date slightly weak. This has always been one of the handful of 1920's dates that is viewed as a minor stopper in completing the set from 1920 to 1934, and is no where as "common" as perceived above Fine, principally due to overgrading.
Price: $52.00
Item Id #003329    See Details...
1913 Lincoln Cent, Brown Uncirculated
Year: 1913
Condition: MS-62 BN
Description: A true "Brown" Unc example of a date that has become difficult to find above Average Circ. My perception is of course colored by my presence on the "Left Coast", where this date did not show up until most specimens were close to worn out. I do think however that some of that perceived scarcity is due to the fact that West Coast collectors hoarded coins from San Francisco preferentially over the "common" Philly Mint dates, with the result that it is relatively easy to find an EF 1913-S Cent out here today, but not a 13-P! This is an original Unc example, the surfaces being a nice chocolate Brown but with no signs of wear. The grade is assigned based upon a small planchet flaw that appears on the Obverse, running from the field across Lincoln's chin - this is the slightly darker area that looks like a grease streak.
Price: $52.00
Item Id #003136    See Details...
1870 Nickel Three Cents, Original EF+
Year: 1870
Condition: EF-45
Description: The third of a group of 3 high grade examples of this date in stock as of July, 2013. Fairly well struck, with just some weakness on the middle "I" on the Reverse, with some significant luster remaining. Most dealers would call this "AU".
Price: $52.00
Item Id #002910    See Details...
Year: 1883O
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62 to 63)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, showing a scattering of marks, but nothing serious. Probably equivalent to a certified MS-63, but as this date is so common (I once bought a complete bag of 1883-O's), and as there are some VERY light roller marks on Liberty's cheek, I will call it a nice Unc and be done with it. The roller marks were caused by the process used to roll out the metal strip that planchets were punched out of. If the rollers were worn or scratched, it would leave a series of very fine, parallel lines on the planchet. The typically less than complete strike common to New Orleans issues would often leave these marks still visible on the finished coin. Nothing awful looking, just part of the fabric of an original coin of this period.
Price: $52.00
Item Id #002938    See Details...
Year: 1887
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, showing a scattering of marks, about average.
Price: $52.00
Item Id #002941    See Details...