BU 1924-D Lincoln Cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by chirules54, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. chirules54

    chirules54 New Member

    Just got this off of eBay, really liked the color but a dealer friend thinks it might have been recolored at some point... The luster looks good in the picture so I figured it was worth a shot. The seller has a 14 day return policy so if it doesn't look right in hand I can send it back. I was hoping it would grade 64 red from pcgs, any thoughts?

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  3. Urban_Lawyer

    Urban_Lawyer Half dollar nerd

    I have no useful grading thoughts, but I REALLY like the look of the coin. The bowtie and hair just pops. Even if it is recolored, its still a nice piece to look at.
  4. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

    I see some spots coming in on the obverse from 1-3 o'clock but overall very nice, as for a grade MS-64 to MS-65 looks about right
  5. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Is that the color you see in hand? The light/white balance looks off to me. Still, look like very well struck 24D, no prob with 63/64! The one thing that always makes me scratch my head with a coin like this..... why isn't it already slabbed?
  6. chirules54

    chirules54 New Member

    According to gray sheet it's a $1500 coin in 64 , but 10k in 65. Think the tpgs take that into consideration? ;)
  7. cciesielski01

    cciesielski01 Laced Up

    Beautiful coin!!

  8. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid I know who that seller is. And I think the coin has been messed with. Or the images.

    As BadThad says, why on earth would a problem-free coin in that grade, worth that much money, be raw? And sold for a song on ebay?

    Have a look at it. Show us some images.
  9. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Oh....now I see.......GSC! :confused:
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I see it in the completed auctions of gncoin. Are you saying that's another alias for Great Southern?
  11. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    I will bet you have the wrong seller.

    What scares me even more is that eBay has sold 8 coins all raw and nearly twins with that one in the last 6 weeks.
  12. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Sorry, but not GSC!
  13. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    Just out of curiousity, how do you re-color a wheat?
  14. chirules54

    chirules54 New Member

    The seller was gncoin out of Illinois. I asked him if he ever sent it to pcgs, he said no because he thought it may have been recolored but wasn't sure. He had several other 24d Lincolns but this was the nicest looking one. Haven't received the coin yet but should have it in the next few days. I will try to take some better pictures then.
  15. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    If you go to this sellers feedback and see what he's buying it'll raise some suspicions that he's a crackout artist. He buys a lot of slabbed problem coins. That and as a seller his feedback is private makes me think you'll be seeing a messed with coin.

    I'd check Heritage too, you might find your coin recectly sold there.
  16. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

  17. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Well-Known Member

    I think we can be sure it was never on Heritage.
  18. chirules54

    chirules54 New Member

    I looked through some of his buying history, it does seem that he buys slabbed coins with au or unc detalis, polishes them up, and then relists them raw. I'm pretty sure a 38-d walker and 1926-s lincoln cent are the same coin that he first bought and then resold a few weeks later. To anyone but a novice they look like crap, the walker looks messed with and the 26s has wear across lincoln's cheek that would definitely keep it from a ms grade. He managed to make a nice profit on both. Check it out. Crossing my fingers that my coin isn't screwed up like those ones, it definitely wasn't obvious from the pictures like the other ones. Oh well, a learning experience either way, and I'm grateful for the return policy.

    26-s before



    38-d walker before




    Also an interesting buy.. lol.

  19. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    I agree that the 2 38-D's are the same coin, but the 26-S's are different coins. The nicks do not match. I would also guess that he has or will have a matching 26-S to your first listing.
  20. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector

    i wish there was a way to block sellers on ebay. is there any list out there of sellers to avoid
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