PNNA show pick ups!!

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  1. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone! I attended the PNNA show yesterday and picked up a few coins. It was my first time at the Tukwila, WA location. I had a great time and saw lots of dealers I had not seen before.

    I only brought home 3 coins but it was very much worthwhile.

    The first is a BU 1941-S FS-503 Large S Washington Quarter.
    1941-S-Washington-Quarter-FS-503-Obverse.jpg 1941-S-Washington-Quarter-FS-503-Reverse.jpg

    Followed by a very nice 1945-S Micro S Mercury Dime.

    1945-S-Mercury-Dime-Micro-S-Obverse.jpg 1945-S-Mercury-Dime-Micro-S-Reverse.jpg

    And then this 1926-S Mercury Dime for $2.00!!

    1926-S-Mercury-Dime-Obverse.jpg 1926-S-Mercury-Dime-Reverse.jpg

    I'm seriously thinking about sending in the Quarter and 45-S micro S dime for grading and attribution. What are your opinions on grades for those two?
     
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  3. K2Coins

    K2Coins GO GATORS

    Looks like FB on the '45-S merc
     
  4. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking as well. It wouldn't be by NGC standards, but PCGS should be all day.. I'm hoping it could go MS65 FB at PCGS.
     
  5. K2Coins

    K2Coins GO GATORS

    That would be a score, I think you could even get a 66 out of it if they focus on mainly the obverse, the scratch on the right on the reverse if the only thing that I see that would keep it at a 65.

    How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking. Was it a cherrypick?
     
  6. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Excellent photography.
    Nice pickup.
     
  7. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    Agreed!
     
  8. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    Nice... I couldn't make it down this year. Wife out of town and two kids in baseball. Maybe next year.
     
  9. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    It was a bit of a Cherrypick. I don't normally go for Micro S Merc's because I come across them all the time. This one however, was in a 2x2 marked as a 1943-S and marked for $10.00. After looking it over, I just had to buy it for the condition and the full bands. The quarter came from the same dealer. I paid $29.00 for the quarter and $10.00 for the '45-S dime.

    @Garlicus Thank you for the compliments on my photography. I really appreciate it.

    @jensenbay I wasn't able to make it up last spring but I made it happen this time around. I would have loved to have gone back today, but I had to work and it's a 2 and half hour drive each way for me. The PNNA will have another show in the Fall here in Portland.
     
  10. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    The quarter I would say is probably a 64 due to the slightly mushy reverse and blobby mint mark. The 45-S dime, I would say it maxes out at 65 FB at PCGS due to the reed mark right across the faces.

    Great coins!
     
  11. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    +1
     
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  12. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    The Fall Portland show is the bigger one, the Spring Tukwila show is only about 40% the size (sort of like the ANA shows). But it's a good bunch.

    The interesting thing about the PNNA shows is that they really are regional. Only a few dealers from outside the area. Two this year, NY and VA... a handful from CA.

    Sorry I missed it...
     
  13. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Numismatic definitions flourish with esoteric abbreviations, making me scurry around to find out that FB is exclusive for Mercury's full bands on its fasces.
    Is there a comprehensive listing of these?
     
  14. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    It felt about the same size maybe a bit smaller than the PNNA in Portland from last Fall. There were definitely different dealers at this show that I did not see at the Portland show.

    I'd love to meet anyone at the Fall show this year if any of you are planning on going.
     
  15. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    There are quite a few...

    FB or FSB - for Full Bands or Full Split Bands on Mercury Dimes.
    FB or FT - for Full Band PCGS or Full Torch NGC on Roosevelt Dimes.
    FS - for Full Steps on Jefferson Nickels
    FH - for Full Head on Standing Liberty Quarters
    FBL - for Full Bell Lines on Franklin Half Dollars

    This next one is not official and it should be the next adopted in my opinion.
    FT - for Full Thumb on Walking Liberty Half Dollars.

    I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting but this is what I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  16. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paul. The quarter is hammered pretty well. It looks the way it does because of the reverse die was worked over a lot. The fields have heavy tool marks especially above the eagle. The "S" mintmark looks that way on all examples, it's indicative of that particular mint mark.

    I do agree with you on the grading of the quarter and dime though.
     
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  17. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Thank you. That will help
     
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