MS 1964 Kennedy in A Sample Slab

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A sample slab from PCGS. The slab has the dings, not the coin. A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar with the old green label. Certified only as MS. The coin is bright and lusterious.
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Where have you come up with all these early PCGS labeled awesome coins? You been holding out on us??
     
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    LOL-I guess so but it wasn't intensional. I'm just now starting to get caught up and I think it will take years. I just opened a box that I bought a bunch of coins from 2012. All I did at that time was work at the post office, cut the grass (7 acres), take care of my antique shop, eat and sleep. If I bought something I just stacked the box somewhere and now I'm getting to them. I'm finding all sorts of neat coins and other things. New posts to follow soon.
     
  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That’s awesome! It’s like Christmas every day in your house!
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That and my birthday.
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Randy, I can't believe the amount of junk silver I've run across and at such low prices. I was buying junk silver dollars below $14.00 each. And they all look like good or very good coins.
     
  8. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Why do the obverse sides of slabbed coins seem to take most of the abuse?
     
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  9. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Because they normally have more flat surfaces I guess, so they show up more
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    They are the face up side so any display will have the obverse facing up. Anything that falls, rubs or touches that surface will cause damage.
     
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Fun days ahead. Keep us posted.
     
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  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    If it weren't for this virus we might all just charter a Greyhound and come up to help.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    But I'm having fun. :smuggrin::smuggrin::smuggrin:
     
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    That's a neat sample slab. I've seen '64 dimes in OGH samples before. Not a half.
     
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  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The MS on that label may not indicate that it is Mint State. Back in the days of body bags (I don't know if this still hold true) when coins arrived they would be coded as either proofs or business strikes, and up until a grade was actually assigned they used MS to indicate a business strike. It had nothing to do with the grade. Many times people would send in circulated coins that had problems and they would come back in a body bag with that label that had MS on it and they would put them up on ebay, with the body bag label, claiming that PCGS certified it as Mint State, and point to the label as proof of their claim. Obviously circulated coins with a label that said MS but no grade.
     
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  16. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Schwager #PCGS-050-3-2

     
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  17. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    I was wondering how that got a Ms with all those dings on the face? If Ms don't mean mint state in this case?
     
  18. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Firstly, bag marks aren't supposed to be taken as wear. Of course if you put a couple of bags of silver dollars on the floor of the train all the way from California to Philadelphia... Rock and Rollin and rubbing and clinking... Then you take them out of the bag and ask a numismatist to grade them, some would probably be called AU even though they technically are MS.

    Secondly this is a sample slab and it's about showing what a slab would look like at that point in time with inexpensive random coins not about actually grading the coin.
     
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    In this case it's just a sample slab. That coin's been in that slab most of it's life.
     
  20. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    Got it rocked and rolled sample! Still a might confused , but that's OK!
     
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