1871 Proof Set

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by LostDutchman, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    I come across collections from time to time where really nice coins are ruined/damaged by people who have NO idea what they are. This is one of those cases.

    This is a 10 piece 1871 proof set that up until yesterday was BOUNCING AROUND in a box with a bunch of other coins.... ARGGGGG!

    But it is what it is and the coin still do have some value. I wanted to share.

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    proofset3.jpg proofset4.jpg
     
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  3. LostDutchman

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  5. jhinton

    jhinton Well-Known Member

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.....
     
  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Kinda makes want to get a big stick doesn't it ............
     
  7. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    I am still waiting for the IHC. I is going to look beautiful, I hope. None of the other coins look too bad....
     
  8. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    Holy Smokes, as a proof collector, this is tragic and should be sent to me for a proper burial.

    But really, how could they be treated that way? I'm no gemologist, but I know that smashing diamonds with a hammer will ruin them.

    You say it is a 10 piece set, I'm assuming an Indian cent, 2cent piece and two 3 cent pieces (silver and nickle) are the other four coins.
     
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    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Bad is a relative term I guess. They sure look bad to me.
     
  13. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    What a shame. At least the set was kept together.
     
  14. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    well some did darken, and the toning is not all that great. I just have never seen proofs from that time to make this disappointing.
     
  15. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    Some of the coins are still salvageable. The nickel and the 3 centers are still nice.... I will probably go ahead and send them all in to NGC just for confirmation that they are indeed proof... I know they are... but it makes them easier to sell.
     
  16. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    For Proofs they have some (to me) very distracting marks. And most of them show wear which means they would get an impaired Proof grade - less than 60. And on a Proof, that's a big deal.
     
  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    That makes them more affordable for someone like me.
     
  18. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    Amen! I'll give ya melt:p
     
  19. wd40

    wd40 Member

    Do you have pictures of the complete set? We Want Pics :thumb:
     
  20. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    That is still a nice set, many collectors would love to have it just based on rarity. I'm just thankful that there was no gold proofs in that set. I would have had to go seek out a therapist to cope.
     
  21. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    No doubt at all about that. It's just a shame is all.
     
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