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  1. johnmilton replied to the thread Growing Draped Bust Collection.

    Tomorrow... I am on an iPad.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 11:05 PM
  2. johnmilton replied to the thread Growing Draped Bust Collection.

    WOW! Great coin! My 1796 is only a Fine-15 and not nearly as nice as that. The 1797 is reputed to be tougher than the 1796 in the no...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 10:48 PM
  3. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Bad to the Bone 1856 FE and Holder.

    I have tried to key in on the on date. Here are the photos. Real coin, from PCGS "Coin Facts" [ATTACH] Coin in fake slab. [ATTACH]...

    1856 Flyer date.png 1856 fake flyer certtifed O Date.jpg 1856 Flyer diagnostic.jpg Oct 18, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  4. johnmilton replied to the thread Growing Draped Bust Collection.

    The Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Half Dollar is the most common silver type coin from this era. Very low grade examples are actually...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 1:03 PM
  5. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Growing Draped Bust Collection.

    I love the Draped Bust design too. Back in the early 1970s I purchased an 1805 dime in high grade, now in an AU-58 holder. That got me...

    1805DimeO.JPG 1805DimeR.JPG Oct 18, 2019 at 11:29 AM
  6. johnmilton replied to the thread Bad to the Bone 1856 FE and Holder.

    Unfortunately there are people who know nothing more than what is written on the slab. They don’t have the expertise to question what is...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 11:20 AM
  7. johnmilton replied to the thread Question on Buying Proof Sets without C.O.A.?.

    I learned when I was a dealer, if the COA is missing from a Proof set or modern commemorative coin set, you get less money. You can...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 8:57 PM
  8. johnmilton replied to the thread Growing Draped Bust Collection.

    I am sorry, but you pictures are too small to make any comments. I would be concerned about getting these three coins for "around...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 4:48 PM
  9. johnmilton replied to the thread Bad to the Bone 1856 FE and Holder.

    I don't think that a REAL 1856 Flyer in MS-65 has sold to anyone for $70k. I've never own one, so I could be wrong, but that price seems...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 4:43 PM
  10. johnmilton attached a file to the thread GTG 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter.

    If you are selling that one for EF-45 money, going by the photos, I am a buyer. If the coin is in a 45 holder, it's a crack-out...

    1916 St Lib 45 O.jpg 1916 St Lib 45 R.jpg 1916 St Lib 55 O.jpg 1916 St Lib 55 R.jpg Oct 17, 2019 at 10:03 AM
  11. johnmilton replied to the thread Comitia Americana Part 8, Nathaniel Greene.

    Francis Marian bothered the British; Nathanial Greene sucked them almost dry. Marian was a great patriot, but Greene made the far...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 7:44 AM
  12. johnmilton replied to the thread Grade it for me!.

    Good sharpness, environmental damage, cleaned.

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:49 PM
  13. johnmilton replied to the thread GTG 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter.

    I’m the high grader, AU-55. I am assuming that the less than flattering toning has not been called “environmental damage.”

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:47 PM
  14. johnmilton replied to the thread Classic Coin Designs.

    These items do not interest me at all. I had no interest in the gold version of the Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter and Walking...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:47 AM
  15. johnmilton replied to the thread Opinion on Bidding Amount.

    The way I look at it, I don't consider the shipping charges when I figure my bids. If I buy an item at a show, I have to pay to get...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:39 AM