Next Folly: Lincoln Cents - bunches and bunches of 'em!

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Cincimatti, Sep 22, 2023.

  1. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Hello, my name is Matt. And I am an idiot! Want to play another game?!

    Today, I expect the arrival of this auction win. I will have my video camera and neighbors with me when the postman drops it off!




    Okay, that's all you get. Thoughts? Prayers?
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  3. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Matt, by definition we coin collectors are absolved from being known as "idiots". (Unfortunately, this exclusion does not extend to synonyms :smuggrin:)

    Nice acquisition btw; hope it works out well!
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  4. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    I have lost the ability to speak. It is therefore, a "mute" point! HAR!

    Hang on to your hats! I video taped several neighbors and the mail man attesting that I was indeed opening the package and to read the dates with me. I stopped in the middle of taping. You ready?

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  5. Cincimatti

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    So, not only key dates, but same in VF and AU! No, I kid you not! This HAPPENED! It's not some deranged cry for attention! If you're in Kentucky, swing by Newport and I'll show them to you!

    Now, I have a recessive gene that makes me lousy at attribution.

    Any small dates here?

    Thanks in advance!

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  6. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Too bad I have to return them all!

    There was a (second) 1931 in the 31-S slot. And that's "not as advertised"! Back they go! I won't STAND for this kind of deception!

    Am I being too meticulous? They did cost me $118.02, after all! The audacity!

    But, seriously, I feel as if I have stumbled upon someone's entire childhood efforts. This folder is so bona fide! The real thing! The Washington Quarter book two doesn't have an end date. It would later prove to be 1959, so the folders are from some time after 1948 - Franklins are mentioned - but before 1959. No lettering on the spine as in later years.

    Oh, and yeah, the folders: one XF, the other VF 1909-1940. One needed a little boost with some white glue where the paper was starting to separate from the board. I treat the covers of old folders with Behold furniture polish, and then it's gloves only after that. Then in a Zip Loc bag - FOREVER!!! Mua ha ha!!!

    There was also a decent Lincoln memorial folder with shiny new pennies, but penned in dates (I hate that! I had a teacher who would publicly mock students that wrote in books. I've assumed her disdain on this point, I guess), grrrr! 1959-71-s, meh! And one plain-no dates folder that was in a fight with a moose or something. Only 2/3 there, punch-throughs, with 20 absolutely pointless wheaties from the 50s, some close to BU - yippie! TEN cents, instead of FOUR! But, as I said. Nice to have for making mailers!

    Now, if you'll excuse me, my new puppies are due for a bath. I will post if any miracles happen in the acetone soup.

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  7. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Back paddle! I read the label on Dawn - sodium this, sulfate that. I switched this time to a boiling pot of water and Ivory soap. What a difference! The patina is absolutely unaffected after a good rinse and a soak in acetone. I fear that Dawn is too harsh to use. This method works better. Just boil 'em for a few minutes in the soapy water and 120 years of axle grease slides right off nicely in the acetone.

    The 1910-S does cartwheels in the light now!




    I had concerns that the 1910-S had been cleaned. Now, when compared to one of the BU memorials, my skepticism is placated. It has not! It was just allowed to sit in a folder for 70 years. I'm thinking it went in quite shiny and came out like a robin's egg - only copper.
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  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    All living large.....
  9. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Thanks. The stem on the six too long and pointing too far to the right?

    What's the best go-to diagnostic?
  10. Prospector

    Prospector Member

    Sweet, nice acquisition.
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I think that's the best diagnostic ........
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  13. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    A fine find especially at the price.

    NOTE: be very careful with key and semi key coins and cleaning. You will not improve the value even if you improve appearances. You risk losing the value and that may be more than you anticipated.
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  14. BigDaddyD1

    BigDaddyD1 New Member

    Such a great purchase!!! I'm certain I'm not the only one drooling after those early cents.
  15. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Just piddling around some more with them today...

    For instance, trying to figure out what to do with this bad boy: I decided to swap him out and replace the slot with a VF35 coin. So sad, too bad. I couldn't live with the spots on the reverse.

    I've got it on eBay as a BiN for $10. See if it works...

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  16. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    This is the 1914-D in a 50/50 overlap with the plate coin on PCGS Coin Facts. The upper window is my coin, the more central circle is 100% PCGS.

    No doctored 44-D here! 1914-D real coin.jpg
  17. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    These are the "best of the best". I went through both folders and sorted them, choosing the best ones for the first, and successfully selling the second.

    The coin in the 1931-S slot was a second 1931. I call shenanigans!

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2023
  18. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    Oh, absolutely! If it doesn't come of easy - dirt, axel grease, nicotine, it's not meant to be. Why was there so much axel grease around in the early 20th century?! The cigar smoke, I totally get, but, Woof! We don't stop to think about damage to coins caused by horses today, but back then, surely that was a thing!

    IVORY, acetone, xylene. That's IT! Not even Dawn or other liquid dish soap! "Sodium Laurel Sulfate"? Two things in that name that spook me! Can't be good!
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  19. Cincimatti

    Cincimatti Junior Member

    I never did mention this, the sale of the 1909-S and the 1910-S more than covered the purchase price! I like to add an image with other coins if the coin is particularly dark, or the color a bit unusual.

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  20. Kevin Mader

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  21. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but I don't see why this is in the coin roll hunting forum. Should it be moved to US Coins forum?
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