Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Aug 31, 2019.
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It was fate. I was at the Baltimore coin show and a dealer was putting this coin out in his case. He had the bottom of the slab on the velvet when I asked to see it. It took me about 30 seconds to know that this was right piece for me. I never committed to an expensive coin so quickely. It is a PCGS AU-55.
I was never a huge Barber guy. But these could certainly change my mind. Wow.
Was hoping you may post some of your incredible specimens here.
I misled you. That is a 1795 half Eagle, not an eagle.
What would be the diagnostic that would tell me if this were an Eagle or a half Eagle?
Edit... never mind!
Day in and day out, you post really eye-appealing coins!
Mostly size for most collectors. Merchants weighted these coins. If it was underweight, you didn’t get face value. There was no mark of value on any of the very early gold coins. The edges were reeded. They were too thin for edge lettering.
Oh, just 75K.
The first is a Franklin that I bought as 65FBL, but then got upgraded to 65+* FBL.
The second is an Indian that I bought as 65 (from Rick Snow with an Eagle Eye sticker), but then got upgraded to 65+ PL (and is ex QDB).
I agree. We have laws that protect historic houses but nothing to protect great works of art about our history as a country. Those that tear down statues should be removed from office. They need jobs that have nothing to do with running our country.
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