Lets see your Cherry Picked coin

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Hoky77, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    I am sure David Poliquin would be interested in this coin. You don't need any toes to count the varieties of the 1876, you could probably count with one hand in a pocket.
     
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I have contacted him on this and a 1867 IHC. I've been so busy that I haven't had time to send it to him. And yes you're correct not many 76 varieties :D
     
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  4. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    What's disappointing is that not many 1859 or 1860 varieties are known to exist. So many for 62 and 63, but not much for the first few CuNi dates, including the one-year type 1859. I'm looking at them on Ebay and trying to find cracks and cuds. There's got to be some out there!
     
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  5. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    I have a 64 CuNi to submit, I'll post a couple pics later.
     
  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    A few years back I picked one of these 1864 -001 Alan at coinzip wanted it so since we are good buds I sold it to him. He even paid for lunch:D Image00007.jpg
    The one I picked was in xf
     
  7. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    I think this 1864 CuNi may be a new find.It's a cracked die for sure, it may be a cud.


    IMG_5375.JPG IMG_5376.JPG 1864CN.jpg
     
  8. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Found at a small coin show a few years ago. 1840-O Half Dime with drapery.
    New Orleans Half Dimes of this date come with and without drapery at the elbow. With drapery is much scarcer.

    The seller overlooked the presence of the drapery. I also think he severely undergraded it.

    1840 O Half Dime OBV2 N - 1.jpg 1840 O Half Dime REV1 N - 1 (1).jpg
     
  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Do you ,now about the 1840 o open bud reverse:D you know h- 10's are my jam...:jawdrop: oh yeah the large O too.
     
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I found this in a bulk bag of Wheat cents in 2006. There was a gob of dirt covering the mintmark. I was happy enough to find a 1914 cent with that kind of detail in a bulk bag, but when I noticed the little bit of crud under the date, I wondered what had made it stick there. So I got a toothpick out and gingerly removed the crud. Eureka!

    It was like 1:00 in the morning, as I recall, and my wife was sleeping nearby. My involuntary shout of excitement awakened her.

    I de-cruddified the rest of the coin with a gentle Vaseline rub, sent it off to PCGS, and the rest is history. It graded XF40. Cha-ching! I made nearly $700.00 on that $0.03 investment. Wish I could do that once a month, or year, even. Wouldn't that be something?

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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Great find. Nice surfaces and color. That's the look that collectors will step up and pay for.
     
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  14. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    That would be the 1861. There's a repunched date for that one as well. Check the base of the last 1. If there's a punch fragment sticking out of the bottom, it's an RPD.
     
  15. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    The Open Bud reverse combined with the 1840-O NO drapery is the rare one, right?
     
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  16. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    The 1861 has the fewest minted about 10 million and the 64 was around 14 million(off the top of my head) The 63 was the most at near 40. Personally I think the 1860 with the pointed bust would be the key. Tough to find a nice one. Finding a crisp strike is difficult in all the CNs.
     
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Been a long time. Memory got rusty. I knew the 1863 was the most common CuNi, but couldn't remember the ranking order of the other dates.
     
  18. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    Correct on the half dimes. On the dimes, you want to look for the 1841-O closed bud.

    Also, if you have any 1839-O half dimes, check for the Huge O variety - which also exists on 1839-O dimes.

    Early Seated half dimes/dimes are fun.
     
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  19. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    Rick Snow is the #1 expert.
     
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  20. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    Here's a decent pic of a S-12 from David Poliquins Web Book. It shows the doubling in the letters and under the Indian. Compare it to Eduard's coin.

    http://indiancentvarieties.com.fqdns.net/1864WithL_snow12.html
    1864WithL_snow12_obv.JPG
     
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  21. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    Somebody else's cherry pick. As a variety hunter this one is embarrassing, I completely missed the MPD in the wood grain. After selling the coin the buyer rubbed my nose in giving him a great deal on a Snow 7. Two thumbs up to him but it has bugged me ever since, Ignorance is Bliss Baby!
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