Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Mar 19, 2023.
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I found this in a bulk bag of Wheat cents in 2006. There was a gob of dirt covering the mintmark. Even so, I was excited to find an XF 1914 in the mix as it was. The scuz came right off with a wooden toothpick. "D" does not just stand for "dirt"! I let out a shout that awoke my sleeping wife.
PCGS graded it XF40, straight grade. I sold it for $700-ish, as I recall. Not too shabby for something that cost me a nickel or less in bulk.
That’s what I think too. I checked everything and no 21 d. I also found a 28 s that I’m hoping for AU 53 and a 29 s at AU 55+
Getting ready to send them in to pcgs
I’ll be happy with a vf 25. 30 if I catch the grader at a good time
Yeah you're probably right. Good luck.
@NorCal. Those half's do not look good enough to grade moderately. Issues will keep the grades down. Just my opinion, you are the decision maker, if you are satisfied with VF, it may happen, good luck.
Reminds me of the time I was surfing around on Ebay about 10 years ago and came across a listing for a penny collection in Whitman folders. There was only 1 picture provided of the folders laid out on the floor, and you couldn't see a single bit of detail about the individual coins. But, I happened to have some penny Whitman folders myself and examined which holes were filled and which weren't.... and wouldn't you know, it looked like the 14D slot was one of the few early wheaties that had a penny in it!
I figured it was a longshot, but threw in a low bid and got it for something like $10. When it showed up, sure enough, it was there! (Probably around VF30) I snapped some pictures and threw it right back on Ebay, it sold for around $350 or so!
I wouldn't have been able to sleep at night otherwise, so I contacted the seller and PayPaled them an extra $100.
In VF the 21S is easily $1000 coin.
Good for you; you did the right thing. (And that was clever how you “read” the bad picture.) I too would have thrown a crumb to the guy who sold me my ‘14-D, but I don’t know who it was. I had mixed coins from about three sources into one big container, prior to the lucky find.
More than worth the grading fee.
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