Should I be excited? China 1932 Junk Dollar w/Birds

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by stldanceartist, Dec 13, 2013.


Is this authentic?

  1. Definitely real. Get excited.

    11 vote(s)
  2. Too soon to tell. Send it to get graded.

    2 vote(s)
  3. Probably fake. List it on eBay. (sarcasm!)

    2 vote(s)
  4. Definitely fake. At least you didn't pay that much for it.

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  1. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    My fingers are crossed! Hoping for the best and living vicariously through you! lol
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  3. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    UPDATE: This coin is officially "Scheduled for Grading!!!"

    Looks like NGC has added the correct attribution for the coin, as its listed on the online invoice as:

    L&M-108, Y-344 JUNK BIRDS OVER JUNK 1932 S$1

    Which means that it's that's great news!

    I'm hoping that since there is only one coin on the invoice, it will be graded soon!
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  4. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector

    well done., sir. well done.
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  5. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! Nice find, wow!
  6. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    Can't wait to hear the grade!

    I guess it really was "junk" silver, huh? "JUNK BIRDS OVER JUNK 1932 S$1" that is!

    Definitely my choice for cherrypick of the year.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  7. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    It's official: MS63!!!

    I have to say, I'm glad I took pictures of this coin before I sent it in...NGC's slab photos make it look awful.

    Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 10.25.22 AM.png Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 10.25.35 AM.png
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  8. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Love it!
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  9. Lord Geoff

    Lord Geoff Active Member

    Horrible question - but junk is the name of the ship I'm guessing? So "boat, with birds over boat" is what they mean?

    Nice coin we're happy for you.
  10. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Yep, the ships are referred to as "junks"
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  11. treylxapi47

    treylxapi47 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Easy fix. Remove from slab, quick dip in a bath, and back off to NGC for that MS-64 and better pictures. Then collect your $3,000+ reward and wait for your quarter to come back too and then buy a house.
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  12. jester3681

    jester3681 Exonumia Enthusiast

    I love seeing stories like this. What a find!
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  13. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter


    I know there's collectors out there who DROOL over these in MS grades... Lots of fakes of these, too, so it's good to know you got a real one.
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  14. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    This is all very cool. Congrats!
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  15. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast Supporter

    Wow! A little surprised it got a 63, but major congrats, find of the year.
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  16. SPP Ottawa

    SPP Ottawa Numismatist

    From one cherry picker to another... well done sir!

    *slow clap*
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  17. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the kind words. As a dancer who just completed my MFA and is now applying for teaching positions, a find like this really helps me bridge the gap financially until I'm hired somewhere. I'm glad I was able to share it with all of you!
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Thread resurrection. This was a neat story.
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  19. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    I guess people here don't lecture others about resurrecting threads anymore. I'm glad people are a little more chill now.

    I've had the trolls PILE on me when I responded to old threads.
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  20. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter of the few coins I wished I still had! All time best melt value pickup, honestly...but that coin paid my bills for half a year, so I can’t complain too much I suppose...
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yeah, that's why I warned it was a resurrection.
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