Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by William F, May 8, 2021.
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They were all on the bay, these are the best out of a couple different lots I won
Whole-heartedly agree!! The design is so simple, yet so elegant at the same time...
Old coin designs are loads cooler than the ones we have now in circulation
My friend Billy and fellow coin collector, the one I ended up doing his collection's appraisal for his widow. (see full story in 'Eddie...What I've Got Here?'...thread)
He came home with 300 IHC he had bought from a Vietnamese Jewelry shop (?) He had gotten the price down to 30¢ each and paid the guy $100 for the lot. Billy wanted one of my Krause-Mishler World Coin catalogues (1997) so for a trade, he allowed me to pick out 50, after he had gone through them and gotten the ones he wanted.
What I couldn't believe was all the later dated coins that were obviously Au-Unc and had 90%-95% red..I recall asking him if he had missed those and he demurred. So, I ended up with 23 beautiful red IHC's in AU-UNC condition, dating from 1900 - 1906..and some earlier dates (1887-1899) in XF. Unfortunately, because I was buying and selling, I had to sell all of them...Woulda, shoulda, coulda...
The green gunk on the 1862 might come off with acetone. Looks like heavy PVC residue or something similar.
Thanks for the suggestion! I hadn't decided yet whether I was going to try got get it off or just leave it... In a way, it adds to the history of the coin, some people might want their coins to be as clean as possible but I'm not terribly picky about it and I think it looks neat. I might just leave it on there....
I agree, and I'm actually not going to put it in an album... I'm in the middle of working on building a coin display case for my entire penny collection (1794 - present)
It's coming along nicely and I will be sure to post some pics here when I am done with it
Sounds great and I would love to see it when you’re finished.
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