Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by johnny54321, Sep 28, 2011.
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Why did you go for a proof? Because of availability? Is it as rare as the biz strike? I know the values are pretty close until you get to the MS territory but I don't know about the survival numbers.
How does it feel to own an unauthorized, illegally struck coin that technically could be seized by the gov't? LOL. It would make me smile every time I looked at it.
Send it to me for safe keeping. :goofer:
Excellent pick-up. Not every day something of that caliber pops up here.
Interesting. I was going to say that I found the non-centered rims to be a bit unusual for a proof coin.
Anyways, I may trade it in for a VF S-3 some day, but I am happy with this one for now. :smile And it did make a big dent in my wallet, but was still a great price when compared to Heritage sales.
The 1856 FE will always be special. I hear they're not making any more of them, 'cept perhaps for those Mint cops who just can't resist temptation.
Screw Prez dollars without edge lettering. If I were an unscrupulous Mint grunt I'd pump out a few 1804 dollars and 1913 Liberty nickels. No one would even notice.
I have a 1856 contemporary counterfeit FE cent, the guy who passed it off back in the day probably made a killing
I guess you could do an 1983 copper cent pass it off for a chunk of money
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