Latest ancient for this empress, Lucilla I am building. Got 7 reverses to get still, about halfway there!
Another IH that came in the mail today. Took a gamble on this one; seller had blurry photos. However, there wasn't much bidding and I was able to win it for $3.13 (free shipping!). Here's the seller's photos:
And here's what came in the mail today:
Other than the fact that there's a small corrosion spot on the bow on the reverse, and that the seller shipped it poorly (envelope inside an envelope; no flip or bubble wrap -- ouch!), the coin looks awesome. If not for the corrosion, it would have probably graded a choice AU RB. The best $3.13 I have ever spent on a coin!
Last edited by cremebrule; 07-12-2012 at 11:46 PM.
1938 Lincoln Cent (PCGS MS65BN). This was a raw Lincoln Cent that I picked up on eBay for $3.99 + $1.95 shipping. PCGS graded this MS65BN. The colors, especially on the obverse, are just amazing. I get a big kick out of these cheap bargain coins -- this is a lot of fun for under $6. Of course, I did have grading and photo costs added to that.
Last edited by WingedLiberty; 07-13-2012 at 10:12 AM.
I love searching the cheap seat too Wing... Anyone can go out and pay 25%+ markup on a stunning eye grabbing coin, but the thrill for me is doing the same thing without the markup !!
Here are a couple I got for less than $40 combined on the 'bay... MS63 and MS64 from PGCS upon submission.
I liked the toning on this one. Especially the bluish/purple area over the flag on the obverse. It's not a high grade, but I purchased this for my Walker short set.
Thanks man. Yeah a little crusty. The reverse is what sold me. Likewise this Franklin was under $100.
I don't see any mention of a TPG in the ad. I'm hoping that this is just in a plastic holder. Looking forward to submitting it. My guess is 64 though.
Last edited by JCB1983; 07-14-2012 at 09:08 PM.