Just a Reminder To The Non-Professional Numismatists......

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Islander80-83, Mar 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM.

  1. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    ........in the crowd, like myself.

    I recently mentioned this 1939-S DDO.


    Reminder: Check, double check and triple check your existing collections for these errors, varieties or anomalies. You might be surprised what you find.

    It's not of any major significance but interesting and satisfying to me that I actually found it and identified it. The sad part (or fortunate part), is that it was in my collection for many year and I didn't know it! I've looked at this coin a thousand times! It actually came out of a straight graded slab. Did the original submitter know or care it was a DDO?.. Who knows?

    I took a hit on the resubmit! I thought it would come back higher. I probably should have resubmitted it back it PCGS, oh well. Now I have to refill a hole.

    Thanks to this forum, I have found several (legitimate) mint errors or varieties in my collection I didn't even know I had.

    The original slab...



    New slab..

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    Now I have to refill this hole! :banghead:

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  3. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Nice collection Islander,
    Take me back to my MD days.
    On a vacant lot next to a rotten tree stump I dug an absolute gem of a 1944-D
    Washington quarter. I mean, it came out of the ground still exhibiting mint luster.
    Strangely enough, that was the only coin found on the entire lot...and it was my birth year!
  4. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    You bought it in a PCGS holder to crack out and put in folder? Yea too bad the graded came back lower but overall better with the DDO on label. Nice coin.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A wonderful story with a true statement. Sorry that it came back a point lower but on the bright side, it's hot the DDO.
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    @Islander80-83 Very nice collection. The 39-S in my collection is too worn to tell. I have a complete collection 32 - 98, but, they are all as found circulated with the exception of the Proof coins. I like looking at your quarters. The early Washington's are very nice looking coins. Thanks for posting them.
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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Really? Would love to see that quarter if you still have it!

    Yup, I'm just that kind of guy I guess. ;)

    Thanks! I tried. You win some, you lose some.

    Thanks. I ended it at 1980-S proof. I was laser focused on that set for a few years completing it.
  8. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately Islander I had to sell when economic times were tough...(which was a stretch from 1990- 2005.
    Perhaps there are other CT members who had to get rid of their favorite coins for one reason or another.
    To Better Times, all around,
  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that JT. I understand.
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  10. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    I would just crack it out of the ANACS slab it is in now. o_O
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  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    It actually crossed my mind. ;)
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  12. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile

    It is so much easier than you think! All you have to do is cut an actual size round piece of cardboard. Then print an actual size photo quality picture of both sides (on photo-paper). Then cut and paste...insert into album...hole is now filled!
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's not the DDO. Sometimes I just can't seem to type correctly with these small keys. Then add in spell check...

    I can't recall what I was trying to say. Getting old is no fun. My mom told me not to grow old but did I listen? No
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  14. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    To answer your question: Did the original submitter know or care?
    It's possible they knew and decided to not have the variety attributed. A quick glance at the PCGS price guide shows little to no premium for the variety. Thus it isn't economically feasible to pay the additional fee for attribution unless it is a top pop coin which the registry players will fight over.
    High Volume sellers don't tend to bother with varieties unless they are a popular variety with a high premium. The added expenses for attribution and loss of liquidity due to higher price and smaller buyer pool isn't justified when their business model revolves around selling coins as quickly as possible with tight margins.
    It's also possible the submitter didn't even notice. There are more coin collectors who don't care about varieties than those who actively collect them. Thus, with a minor variety, it's quite possible the original submitter never even noticed.
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'd leave that coin alone and find another to fill the hole. At least it's identified as a DDO by a TPG.
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  16. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Excellent points!
  17. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's my plan. No rush though.
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Glad to hear that. If you broke it out you can fill the hole but then you are back to where you started and you're out the grading fees and no proof other than your word.

    If you leave it in the slab it's graded so difficult to argue with and easier to recover your fees. You will have to buy another coin to fill the hole but what the heck, it's only money. Lol
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  20. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile

    There...fixed it for ya! And don't worry, it's not that you're getting old! It's just they put the 'g' and 'h' so close together on the keyboard! ;)
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks and okay, I can agree to that.
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