Bargain Bin

Here we offer some discounted "Special Deals" as well as less expensive Certified coins, for the budget conscious collector

There are 12 items in this category

1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar, Almost Uncirculated, Discounted
Year: 1825
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: Choice Almost Uncirculated for actual wear from circulation, equivalent to AU-55, this suffered a light cleaning at some point but still retains about half of the luster. Still attractive, should retone over time and certainly still suitable as a Type example. Discounted accordingly to below Wholesale.
Price: $265.00
Item Id #006133    See Details...
1826 Capped Bust Half Dollar, Choice Almost Uncirculated, Discounted
Year: 1826
Condition: Choice Almost Uncirculated
Description: Overton 113a. An original Choice AU/Unc coin, almost certainly originally put away by a non-collector when new, based upon my source and the appearance of the coin when I purchased it. This in fact had green "purse gunk" on it that I removed with a coin-safe solvent, certainly indicating such an origin. What actual wear exists appears to be from random contact with other coins in a bag, box or can - the typical places such coins were stashed. Phenomenal original color and full luster other than the slightly worn high points. Now the "but". As can plainly be seen, this was struck on a planchet with a grease streak rolled into the surface. Some benighted soul took it upon themselves to try to remove this, in vain, leaving a "shiny spot". Even if this had not been done, such a coin would be unlikely to certify except as a "Net" example. Regardless, still a very attractive coin and certainly worthy of a high end circulated Type set. The wiped area will likely darken over time, leaving a much less obvious impairment. As even a decent typical Half of the period in AU will fetch close to my asking price, and be less attractive overall (and likely more harshly cleaned if it has not been certified already), my asking price should be in the ballpark. This coin is also in or close to the Condition Census for the Variety, based upon my copy of Overton.
Price: $399.00
Item Id #006134    See Details...
1859 Indian Cent, Almost Uncirculated - Discounted
Year: 1859
Condition: AU-50+
Description: Well struck for a date that commonly comes a bit mushy, and it retains good color and luster. Just a tiny bit scruffy and likely lightly cleaned a very long time ago, so discounted accordingly. Not common in this grade regardless.
Price: $139.00
Item Id #006239    See Details...
1871 Indian Cent, Almost Uncirculated - Discounted
Year: 1871
Condition: AU-50+
Description: A Semi Key Date in this grade. Out of an old set and I am sure very lightly cleaned at one point. However, this still retains good overall color and traces of original planchet Red in hidden areas. There are signs of Repunching on the "1" of the date - apparently unlisted in Snow. The only negative are some small marks in front of Liberty's forehead, as shown. Discounted accordingly.
Price: $415.00
Item Id #006241    See Details...
1878 Seated Liberty Half, Scarce Date
Year: 1878
Condition: Fine to Very Fine
Description: A tougher date, at the beginning of the run of low mintage Philadelphia Mint coinage, due to most production being required to mint Morgan Dollars. The Reverse is actually a strong Choice VF; the Obverse appears to have been struck from an older die and the details are a bit lacking to make VF. Relatively tough to find in any grade. Lightly cleaned a long time ago, decent color now.
Price: $119.00
Item Id #005555    See Details...
1894-O Barber Dime, Very Fine, Scarce
Year: 1894O
Condition: VF-20
Description: Out of an old set and cleaned a very long time ago, as most survivors seem to be. Does not look horrible and it has developed some interesting color. Obviously not worth what a "perfect" specimen would be, but a reasonable compromise between quality and price. Discounted for the issues, to below Wholesale (after my 5% "cash" discount).
Price: $237.00
Item Id #006020    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...
1987-S Barber Half, Very Good to Fine, Key Date
Year: 1897S
Condition: VG-10+
Description: A really nice Choice VG, close to Fine; certainly what you will typically get as a "Fine" from dealers who don't bother to grade accurately. Lightly cleaned long ago as most better date Barbers have been, but not horrible and it should tone back nicely over time. Certainly suitable for a decent circulated grade set, and you get almost all of the detail of a coin that would normally cost about $400.
Price: $264.00
Item Id #005421    See Details...
1898-O Barber Dime, Very Fine, Scarce
Year: 1898O
Condition: VF-20+
Description: A tougher New Orleans Mint date in this grade range and above. Out of an old set and I am sure lightly cleaned a very long time ago, as most survivors seem to be. This still retains some luster around the rims and would be deemed as “normal” for circulated Barber coinage. Since I prefer however to sell close to "ideal" rather than normal or average, I have discounted this to just above Wholesale (after my 5% discount for payment by check).
Price: $137.00
Item Id #006021    See Details...
1903-S Morgan Dollar, Original Very Fine
Year: 1903S
Condition: VF-20
Description: A nice original example of this scarcer late San Francisco Mint date, at the grade where they start to get really tough to find - next grade up doubles in price). This just makes VF-20. Not as strong as I usually try to offer at the grade, so priced at Wholesale.
Price: $159.00
Item Id #005857    See Details...
1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar,Very Fine, Scarce
Year: 1919
Condition: Very Fine
Description: (Temporarily unavailable) For those who prefer a non-certified example to place into an album. This is an acceptable if not totally original (in my opinion) VF specimen of this Semi-Key date. This is in the grade range where they start to get really tough to find due to typically poor strike, combined with heavy use in the booming 1920's economy. As compared to the NGC coin listed as #5867, this is how these commonly appear. Almost certainly to have been lightly cleaned at some point, this is the "look" that people traditionally prefer. The surfaces would not likely prevent certification, but I don't see the point. Discounted for the slight rim bump at 8:00 of the Obverse, which would not likely show once placed into an album page.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005868    See Details...
1941 Mercury Dime, Choice Proof, Discounted
Year: 1941
Condition: ANACS PF-63
Description: No problems, the slightly limited grade is based upon the two very minor rim marks visible in the enlarged images (coin shown prior to certification). These were correctly taken into account by ANACS in assigning a grade, but are otherwise not really obvious now that it is in a slab. NO visible hairlines or marks otherwise; a slight sense of some original surface haze.
Price: $189.00
Item Id #005612    See Details...