Fireball Rosie

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Morgandude11, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Could not resist this 1948s Rosie, as it has, in my view, exceptional reverse toning. The “sunrise look” is appealing to me. It isn’t the highest grade around (PCGS 65), nor is the obverse have toning as clean as the reverse. But wow, I love the fireball on the reverse. PCGS seemed to agree, as it mounted the reverse on the front of the slab.

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  3. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    Bad case of Chicken Pox
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    It's a Monet painting! Bravo Bravo!!:woot:
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The reverse is exceptional!
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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Dramatic reverse, what a great appearance
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  7. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Since the OP's image looks like it's a small file size (and as a result a bit blurry) here are the TrueViews from the PCGS Cert Verification page:


    (Hope that's all right - just felt like I was going to enjoy the coin more if I could see what it looked like a bit better!)
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  8. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Thanks. I did a reduced image size. Appreciate it.
  9. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    Lovely reverse on that '48-S!
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  10. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    It looks as it was left in a place that was in sunlight for a very long time.
  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Probably album toning.
  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Not a toning that I can appreciate. Having a mild case of OCD, I just want to wipe that coin to remove that surface crud, but maybe it's just me.
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  13. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I never said the obverse toning was attractive. The reverse is what makes it special.
  14. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    That is one amazing reverse, and I am not a fan of toned coins, but dang that one is pretty awesome!
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