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  1. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Greetings Members,
    I'm cobbling together a 'short+' set of Walkers all graded MS-65 PCGS from 1938 -1947
    & have a dealer offering me a nice 1941-S MS-64+ @ approximately 1/2 the price of an MS-65.
    I'm tempted, but not sure I care to change the set's collecting paradigm.
    Does MS-64+ mean simply MS-64.5..or above, but still not MS-65.0 ???? If I'm missing something maybe other CT members can kindly elucidate.
    Thanks & All the best,
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    PCGS is quite similar 20210504_141238.jpg
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  4. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, you have it. Its better than an average 64 but not what they judge a 65.

    Its your set man. Do what you like, though I have always been one worried more about the overall appearance of the coin than what a grader thought the technical score was. A nice set that looks similar to me is more attractive than ones that look very different but have the same number on a label.
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  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    PCGS writes:
    "Plus Grades" exhibit exceptional eye appeal for the grade and constitute the top 30% of the coins in the grade.

    A "color bump" could sometimes be the reason for a plus grade as well.

    I echo the earlier sentiments and would suggest to strongly consider the 64+ if the price is right and the eye appeal is there. You would most likely be happier with a nice 64+ compared to a generic MS 65 (but it is your set and you should determine what is the best route to take).
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  6. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Just a short word of THANKS to not only those members who took the time to answer this query, but ALL THOSE other kind members whose 'LIKES' gave me the happy 1st '1000'....Onward & Upward...
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  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I think you would be unhappy to have it in a collection of all MS65 coins. JMHO
  8. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    I’d stick to your goal of MS65. The 41S is not the most expensive coin in the series. Price guides I’ve seen have the MS64+ at a little more than one half the price of a MS65. So, the dealer isn’t offering anything special. Of course, you should be convinced that any coin meets the label grade by examining the coin carefully. And you should really like the coin.

    It's a neat series and a great collecting goal. Instead of considering going a little below MS65, consider going to 65+ or 66 for some issues. For some years/mints, the cost of going up grade is only $50 or less. Also consider starting at 1936. The 36’s and 37’s aren’t very expensive. However, the 35D and 35S are pretty pricey. Are you going to try for a 1946 DDR?

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  9. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Thank Cal,
    I'm having enough trouble just getting a nice 41-S, but thanks for you well put suggestions. All of the set I've gotten are 'blast white' examples with as good a strike as I can find. Therefore not just any MS-65 makes the cut & I'm fairly anal about this being I use to be a metrologist (Quality Control analyst) for Seismic Systems™ here in Houston.
    Not having a Grey Sheet, exactly what are the price points suggested for an MS-64+?
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  10. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    The link below is for the PCGS price guide for walkers.

    The price guide tends to be a little on the high side for most issues. There are others. NGC has one.

    The most realistic prices are recent auction prices. The PCGS auction prices realized link for walkers is:

    With auction prices realized, you have to do your own summarizing.

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  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I use ebay and find a bunch of coins within that ........price range grade wise e.t.c.
  12. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Who was number 1000 ? I always give shoutouts for those kind of milestones, on here, on eBay, etc..
  13. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Hello Hookman,
    I would like to do that to #1000 but not sure how to suss him/her out...(I'm not very tech-savvy) Be that as it may, it was not only #1000 but all those kind members that got me to #999...& I have many thanks for all those, as mentioned above. (Can't believe I've gotten that far without pissing more members off..Ha!)
    Last edited: May 4, 2021
  14. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    It was either pottydollar or inspector43, and I'm thinking pottydollar.

    You're at 1003 right now. Count back 3.
  15. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Put your cursor over someone's name and click it and you can see their stats. Same with your own. There's guys on here who have 25,000 likes and such.
  16. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hookman,
    I have the privilege of THANKING both 'potty' & 'inpector' as they have both been very supportive of my sad CT prose lately & early on.
    Thank you, as well,

    Addendum: potty was #1000... and to him, an extra Muchos Gracias!
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A plus means it’s the number hard sand a little better but something heals it back from being the next higher grade.
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