Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Robert Ransom, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    A problem free 1936 proof set
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  3. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    1916 SLQ - MS64 FH.
  4. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I can't complete my collection without one. :(

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  5. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Does a toned coin,i.e., the 1884 O Morgan mention cost more than a non-toned coin? I have a RAW 1884 O Morgan with a little toning on the edge that my father left me. Just wondered is it worth grading?
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  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Open a new thread with pics. and allow us to see it.
  7. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    As Robert said
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  8. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Short answer yes. That coin is on sale for $800 on ebay right now, which is basically $750 over the normal price without toning. If it has a little bit of yellowish rim toning, then yeah you can add about $5-10 on the normal price if it didn't have toning. If it has more bright rainbow colors then the price really goes up. A nice BU Morgan with actual rainbow colors on the rim usually goes for about $20 more than normal price. Make a separate thread and we'll help you out on that thread!
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  9. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    A 1921 year set in EF-40 grade is doable except for the double eagle - that set will be celebrating its centennial next year and will be highly salable - maybe a 'short' set without the St. Gaudens but including the 1921 commemoratives will have to suffice :rolleyes:
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  10. Bob Evancho

    Bob Evancho Well-Known Member

    Just one 1895 Proof 60 Morgan Dollar to go into my best set out of 12.
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  11. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    When I was young, I fell in love with mercury dimes. In the early '60s, maybe 5% of dimes in circulation were mercury dimes.

    The barbershop in our town had a Coke machine like this one, and my Mom would give me a mercury dime for a Coke so I wouldn't fuss in the barber chair. :D


    Fast forward ten years and I had a paper route...and a complete "Blast White" uncirculated Mercury Dime collection...except for the 1916D. I had a G-4 example, but it stood out like a sore thumb.

    So, in 1972, I asked the owner of our local coin shop to locate the best 1916-D Mercury Dime he could find. He found a nice one (MS64FBL by today's standards), but said it would cost $600!

    I didn't have anything close to $600 (that's like $6000 today)...however, I would get about $10 per customer for a Christmas tip. I spent the entire year cutting lawns and signing up new paper customers hoping to save $600 by Christmas.

    By Christmas, I achieved my goal...$600 saved! I proudly marched down to the coin store to claim my prize...only to be told that he had a customer that wanted it for $800, but that I had first right of $800.

    I was crestfallen, I busted my butt for an entire year, thought I had a deal, but instead, learned a hard lesson about business. I didn't have $800, but told the owner that I would be back. I exhausted all my options, so I finally went to my Dad to see if he would lend me the money...girding myself for an unpleasant lecture.

    Much to my surprise, he agreed! ...but I had to let him hold it until I repaid the loan. I repaid the load quickly, but when I wanted to put the coin in my Whitman folder, my Dad advised against I let him hang onto it. He had it wrapped in aluminum all his other coins.

    About 6 years later, my ex-Brother-in-Law stole my coin collection and sold it. All my other mercury dimes were gone...except for the 1916-D my Dad was still holding for me (Phew!). I've since rebuilt a nice Uncirculated Mercury Dime collection around my 1916-D, but it was much more expensive the second time around.
  12. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Mine, too. Also, an AU or better 1889-CC Morgan dollar to upgrade my F15. Also, a 1927-D Saint, but you can delete the word "quite."
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  13. coolhandred24

    coolhandred24 Member

    An 1877 Indian cent in XF is just outside my comfort zone. It always has been and probably always will be.
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  14. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    1864 small motto two cent piece in VF or XF condition; and 1936 matte proof Lincoln cent. I have all the brilliant proof cents from 1936 to 2020, and would like just one matte proof.
  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I have an 1883 S in excellent condition but I do not TPG my Morgans or for that matter none of my coins unless I purchase them already graded and slabbed.
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  16. Aunduril

    Aunduril Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately this list is very long, but some would include:
    Indian Head 1/2 eagle
    Athenian Owl
    A Carolingian Coin
    Aethelred Penny
    ....and the list goes on and on and on....
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  17. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I thought this would be an easy question, but based upon some of the responses, one choice is not is simply not an option. I would hazard a guess most of the single coin responses are from older collectors who have satisfied most of their desires, but then again, I may be wrong, again. :)
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  18. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Got a picture of it? We would love to see it after a story like that!
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  19. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I travel quite a bit. My most valuable coins are stored at my Sister's house in Connecticut. I think I posted a picture of it on CoinTalk a while back. It would have had to be around the 2006-2007 time frame.

    I got out of coin collecting when I joined the USAF. I didn't get back into it until after my Father passed. I had completely forgot about the dime, but came across it as I was settling my Father's estate. It was still wrapped in the same aluminum foil after all these years.

    That's when I decided to put my uncirculated Mercury Dime collection back together...and when I discovered CoinTalk. Does anyone remember Elaine or Krispy?
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  20. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    I had a chance to buy a 1916/16 Buffalo Nickel in 1984. Gorgeous XF, problem-free. $2000. I would have needed to pull savings money, which would have needed spousal concurrence. I've regretted this decision ever since.
  21. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I HATE it when that happens.
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