Let's see your newest acquisitions!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by H8_modern, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Well I won another pop out, it's for my gal. I'll post a photo when it arrives
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  3. Traz

    Traz Junior Member


    More to come tonight...
  4. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    Oooo, Traz, I am loving that 75 shield! The die cracks not only look amazing, but that's a phenomenal date to have to boot!
  5. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    ASE set 2012-S 009a-vert.jpg 004.jpg Just came in the mail and now in my Dansco
  6. ArthurK11

    ArthurK11 Member

    Got 2 dollars in halves from the bank when cashing my check and one was a 40%er. Not too shabby.

  7. Traz

    Traz Junior Member

    Thanks :) think the pop on that one is pcgs 6/0...
  8. oval_man

    oval_man Elliptical member

    Wow, I was thinking strong 65, shot 66. I had to look carefully for grade-limiting marks (particularly on the obv.) after you posted the grade. You're very good at showcasing the best features of the coin—and, frankly, playing down the grade-limiting hits. I'd like to see the coin in hand; certainly a nice addition to your type set. :)
  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Finally acquired my dream ancient. Wasnt cheap but its a big weight off my shoulders.

    You can read the full thread.


    Orbiana (225 - 227 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, draped bust right.
    R: CONCORDIA AVGG,Concordia seated left holding double cornucopia and patera.
    RIC IV 319, RSC III 1, BMCRE VI 287, SRCV II 8191
  10. robbudo

    robbudo Indian Error Collector

    Here is my newest, a 1994-P Jefferson with an obverse split die.

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  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Wow thats a nice split! Never seen one like that on a a nickel before.
  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  13. mackwork

    mackwork Caretaker of old coins & currency

    Congrats on the Isabella!
  14. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  15. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    I agree, beautiful coin. So refreshing to see an original and uncleaned example.

  16. rev1774

    rev1774 Well-Known Member

    40-s twin rim to rim cracks

    Picked both of these up this week..
    Both have rim to rim reverse cracks...

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  17. wooleytree

    wooleytree Operation Flamingo

    1938 D/S Buffalo raw

    Picked up this 1938 D/S Buffalo today.

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  18. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    A fairly recent acquisition, I sent this one out to PCGS in an NGC VF35 holder.

    PCGS didn't agree with the NGC-assigned grade. :rollling: Whatever.

    Probably the last time I'll ever use their third-party-holdered crossing service. My theory is that the PCGS graders already have an opinion formed for them when seeing what grade NGC has assigned, so if they don't agree, they're basically telling you "Hey, NGC sucks because they overgrade - Go to us next time because we're for accurate and more consistent". :rolleyes: But again, that's just my theory.

    Anyways, I ultimately made the decision to crack her out :hammer: She'll see the PCGS graders again some time in the near future, but next time, she'll be sporting nothing but a mylar flip and her original skin. ;)

    On the bright side, one benefit to cracking her out is being able to do some high res. imaging w/ out slab glare! :thumb:

    It's an O.107 R3 - so-called "Adams apple" variety due to a die lump at the bust's upper throat. Weakness in the scroll at "E PLURI(BUS UNUM)" is typical of this variety.

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  19. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Well-Known Member

    One of the problems with a cross is that a decision has to be made without seeing all sides. Things like potential rim damage have to be considered. So PCGS (and NGC) have to be very conservative.

    We all think conspiracy, when it won't cross in plastic but does raw. But really it's a matter of a better look-see and managing risk. PCGS has said if they agree to a cross and crack and discover a fatal flaw there'd be a payout.

    I like the 1808 at 35 and I'll bet if it was submitted raw it would earn it. But a grade drop to 30 wouldn't annoy me.

    Here's an 1798 cent I bought recently...posted to stay on topic.

  20. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    I hear ya, Lance... I'm just bitter! :p It's easy to understand why PCGS crosses with caution...

    Oh, and nice large cent! :thumb:

  21. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    How did you crack it out without damaging the coin.
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