Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Dec 4, 2021.
More then a little surprised it won...
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bulk submission through great collections... no serial but yeah real
Love it! Nice snag! MS65? I am an occasional low ball bidder on the AU / BU designated bulk submission leftovers. I got these 2 Ikes for about $7.50 each because they appealed to me (sellers pics were much better than mine, lol, they're very nice). I also bought a big bulk lot a while back which had some wheat cents that someone had apparently submitted to PCGS and gotten back as "Genuine" - ouch! Including one (1923) with no serial number. How depressing would that be, to pay to submit to PCGS and have your hopes dashed with a "Genuine". Hopefully it was some big dealer lot submission, not a collector who was hoping for a home run. Lol, they were not anything I was interested in, but I do think they're funny - there was also a Franklin 50 cent piece ring in that lot which was something new to me.
MS65-70 so even at a 65 I'm still ahead if 66+ I made a damn sweet buy lol Already considering sending it in as a crossover to NGC with the submission i making this month.. Will see what i think once it's in hand
@MIGuy Your 1923 'genuine' wheat cent was not submitted in hopes of a grade, rather those were part of a promotion on a Scott Travers book/coin collecting kit from some time back.
Really? Any further details you can share? I am curious! I'm so glad you posted this info! I bought a big box of stuff, cheaply, and these were in the bottom. [Edit] Google is my friend! With your info, I was able to find this on another forum - Catalog Number: PCGS-001-9-3
Object: Lincoln Wheat cent
Date: 1918 - 1929
Label: Authentic / 19_ _ Lincoln CENT / Wheat Reverse
Notes: Some coin collectors believe these to be scarce when first seeing them. This could be because they were marketed to
non-collectors instead of given away to collectors and dealers. Kiefer relates, "This slab was once thought to be scarce. It might still be semi scarce if no one saved them, but recently I found out from David Hall who told me 'These were an item in a Random House marketed Scott Travers "Coin collecting starter kit." I believe we did either 50,000 or 100,000 of them.'"
If 50,000 were made, these are by far the most common
samples ever produced. They do not have bar codes, serial
numbers, or holograms.
These are so common that I admit I did not include them in
sales records for most of the survey, considering them not to be sample slabs. However, they were made to familiarize
potential customers with PCGS products, which qualifies
them as samples. I am unsure of the dates available, but
Kiefer states that they range from 1918 to 1929 and I have not
seen one with a mintmark.
At least one sample collector built a complete set.
very possible lol i bid on a lot of mbarr auctions
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