1885 Liberty Head Nickel

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes, the key date with only 1,472,700 minted. A lot less are around today. In G-4 the Red Book has a value of $550. I purchased this for just under $100 a few years ago from a dealer. He didn't like worn coins. I don't mind them at all, especially like this one. This is definitely a G-4 obverse with a stronger reverse. IMG_5483.JPG IMG_5484.JPG
     
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  3. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    My 1901 in my avatar doesn't look that good! Beautiful coin.
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    But at least it has full rims and a clear readable date. :) That's what drew me to this coin. Being the key date was a great bonus, especially at the price.
     
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  5. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    Very attractive circulated example! Looks like PCGS/NGC G-4s usually sell for a bit over $200 when auctioned. I'd buy em like that at $100 all day long.
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Wish I could but they only had one. Lol
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes the reverse is slightly off center, about 5% so nothing to get excited about.
     
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Nice coin,you mean rotated die.I understand what you ment by that but really use the correct terminology.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A slight slip of my fingers due to...we'll never mind as I don't want to go there.
     
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  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I'm partial to the V Nickel. Nice bargain find!!
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks. I also have an original racketeering Nickel.
     
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  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Pictures or it doesn't exist;)I think you posted it before.
     
  13. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    :cool:coin i like it
     
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes I posted it but I can't remember when. Can't find a photo of it either.
     
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  15. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Thats fine I remember;) enjoy it while you still have it.
     
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's safely tucked away! :)
     
  17. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    CRH find? The 1882 in my avatar is the one that got away.
     
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  18. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    I get large volumes of circulated coins five days a week that need to be sorted, and counted. I just saw stars on the rim, the coin was buried under other coins, and thought, that doesn't look right. Pulled it out and was in shock. Prettiest coin I'd ever seen in person, and held in my hand. I couldn't believe it. I've also found two standing liberty quarters, and six winged liberty dimes over the past 13 months. But the nickel is my favorite.
    (Also close to 80 silver quarters and 80 Roosevelt dimes, about 40 silver nickels, as well.)

    Your avatar is breathtaking. How'd she get away?
     
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  19. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I certainly identify with that moment that 'something doesn't look right' and the delight that follows. Can be life altering, spur some discovery. Sounds like you have a steady stream to interesting coins!!

    I was shown this coin at an LCS and it really caught my eye. But the price tag was more than I could justify at the time. But it's one that I often think about...and glad I snapped a quick photo when I had it in hand. I checked into it about a year later, and if it were there, I think I would have bought it. But it was gone, and the shop owner wished I had taken it to keep it local to the area. I didn't realize it at the time, but he discounted it quite respectably for me at the time. I only figured that out a year later when looking up similar coins before returning to see if it was still available.
     
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  20. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    I've had only a few of those moments with coins, and i remember every one, lol. When i find a silver Washington quarter, or Roosevelt dime, I'm always thrilled, but the adrenaline rush i get when i see a Buffalo, or winged liberty, something that REALLY stands out, i can feel my heart quicken... great feeling!
    I came here to have fun with my daily finds, show off some swag. Then i see what real coins look like, here. Now I'm really hooked.

    The coin story is heartbreaking. That'd bother me forever. Hope you're not as hard on yourself, as i am on me!
     
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  21. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    ???...Same as Mercury dimes...or...? I'm not a dime man and may be missing something. Thx.
     
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