In These Troubled Times...Bring a Smile to Your Face and Post Your Best Cherry Pick, EVER!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Gives us all something to smile about :):):):):)

    let's see your BEST EVER CHERRY PICKS!

    This is mine:

    William Pitt Farthing, 1766. Honoring the man who helped repeal the hated Stamp Act and immensely eased the lives of the American Colonists.

    Found this extremely rare medalet/coin last year, it was wrongly attributed. I took a chance which turned out was (really) well worth it. It is worth about 70 times more than I paid for it.

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  3. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I know nothing of the foregoing token Eduard, but that is really cool, and a truly great pick at 70:1.

    To put that ratio in perspective, when I get excited over a pick nowadays, the ratio is usually more like 3 :1 or 4:1.

    I'll try to think back over my 50 years and recall the highest I've had, but it's going to take me a while . . . there's an awful lot of useless gunk in my memory banks.
     
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  4. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    I made 160 times my money on this cherrypick.
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  5. Nick Zynko

    Nick Zynko New Member

    Awesome Find! Those are the moments that make being a coin collector a great experience. Pitt Tokens are another incredible page in our American story. Well Done!
     
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  6. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    Best ever? Probably this one. (even though she no longer lives with me)

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  7. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    I've had some really good cherrypicks, but this one was my best. An 1867A coronation 1 3/4 ducat for the coronation of Franz Joseph I. It's an ex-mounted piece, and I got it for just a hair over melt from a jewelry store. Hard to estimate value as perhaps one of any of the four 1 3/4 ducat types appear on the market every few years, but it's likely around 2000-2500 euro.
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  8. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Where is @ldhair with his Snow 7 1857 flying eagle?
     
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    1876 Seated Liberty Quarter with a mpd there are several mpd in the seated series. This one is one of the rarest of the series best varieties. Fs-25-1876-305 C:WINDOWSTempA105 - 20200324_195440.jpg C:WINDOWSTempA106 - 20200324_195458.jpg C:WINDOWSTempA107 - 20200324_195558.jpg

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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

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  12. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I found this one in a roll my dad had put away. JeffersonNickel1943over2-PPCGSMS-4.jpg
     
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I don't have a picture right now, but..

    I went to a coin dealer/pawn shop and bought a 1909 S for $40.

    Today it is sitting in an NGC F-12 1909 S VDB holder.

    This was back in 1996
     
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  15. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    Yes
     
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  16. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Actually I don’t know if that’s my best cherry-pick ever - or not. I’d have to crack it out to see the edge, as the variety can have both a XXX edge and a regular edge...

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  17. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    So I got this at a swap meet one evening in a folder with quite a few other IHCs and a folder with a bunch of LWCs. Total cost was less than a dollar as a lot. The others more than paid for the lot so this was essentially FACE value. Polish_20200326_211543248.jpg
     
  18. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Some amazing cherry-picks you guys have made!
    It's just such a joy when that happens.
     
  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Each find is an celibration some more than others.....but each find just gives you a thrill that keeps you searching and researching.
    It makes you a better collector...to know what you're looking at and to appreciate collecting even more.
     
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  20. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    This die crack along the top of the letters guarantees that this is the regular edge 102a, not the O-102 xxx edge.
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  21. drbrummer

    drbrummer Active Member

    My favorite cherrypick is also my avatar and comes with an interesting story.

    Maybe 5 or so years ago, a Scottsman auction contained quite a few coins in my preferred series, Liberty Seated dimes. Although none of the individually listed coins met my set criteria, there was also a lot listed of maybe 20-30 dimes, I believe in a dansco folder.

    Anyone who has ever searched through Scottsman auctions may be aware that their business model seems squarely focused on local people, or those who can see items in person. For the lot of dimes, they had photographed maybe 3-4 coins and written quick descriptions (date/MM/grade) of the rest. Included in the descriptions was " an 1887s dime in AU with extensive reverse die cracks". There are 2 desirable shattered reverses known for this date but also at least 1 other reverse known with cracks and I was very curious as to what was being offered.

    I called their office and asked if images might be available of this coin and was told "No, you should come to St. Louis to view lots that you are interested in in person". Well that wasn't an option for me so I watched to see if the lot went real cheaply, which it did not. Accepting that I might never get to lay eyes on the coin, I moved on to other pursuits.

    Fast forward a couple weeks and I was perusing ebay looking through coins. Imagine my surprise when all of a sudden one of the other coins that was imaged from this lot appeared in a seller's listings. As fast as my fingers could go, I searched his other listings, found the 1887s dime that I expected would accompany the first coin I'd seen and reviewed images. A beautiful fully shattered reverse and nice surfaces. What a thrill!

    Since this time, I did eventually decide to let the coin go and consigned it to a seated specialist who quickly sold it for a nice profit. Sometimes, it's the thrill of the hunt and the corresponding memories that are as valuable as anything. The images are not mine, but they show the coin very nicely! 1887s.jpg
     
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