Take it apart or not?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by 1stSgt22, May 2, 2021.

  1. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I would have it framed and hang on the wall. Nice display of coins and a great conversation piece.
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  3. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    In my flea market selling days I purchased an identical framed display from a garage sale for $5 for resale...(The seller thought all the coins were fakes) Taking the frame apart to clean, I noticed that all coins had been polished and given a clear coating of some kind...Hope yours is different.
    Think I'd keep it framed ,as-is,
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  4. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Indeed, leave it
    Indeed. Looks like that "Solid Bronze Moon Medal"...the only non-circulating "coin" of the coins...is the same size as the dollars on either side. I'd take it out and plug in a nice/appropriate Morgan plus make a nice tag for it to cover that for the "moon" plus to fit the decor.
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I know others might frown upon dipping your silver coins in your set. Something to think about. That mercury dime, Rosie dime, and Franklin and Peace dollar. These coins look very dark. Might look better with a short dip and rinse.
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I, for one, would leave it in its present state. Nice display for the coins.
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  7. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Weird, they didn't actually leave out the Morgan. The person who filled the holder could have put only one dollar coin in that slot. The slot is labeled as 1878-1935. Neither the Morgan or the Peace were minted from and till those dates. However, they were both minted during that span. The holder is missing a slot for whichever coin the person filling it decided NOT to holder.
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  8. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    You're right. I didn't even read the title beneath that Peace Dollar. So one must choose between the Morgan or Peace. Now I'm wondering why 1935 was the end date instead of 1921. Anyway, it's a very nice wall display.
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  9. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Keep as is. Hang them on a wall.
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  10. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    What's the deal with the "Moon Medal"?
  11. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    Take it all apart and grade it at ANACS
  12. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    @Southpawdon. Unless you check every coin, you have no reason to be disappointed in the condition of the coins. Just because the coin company cleaned or whizzed coins to put in those display cases, it doesn't mean every coin they sold was cleaned. Some of what your father bought may be very high grade examples. Learn what you can about grading and try and grade them yourself. a good site to show the grades is: https://www.pcgs.com/photograde
    Edit. If your father bought them a while ago he may have possibly got some good bargains. For example, I have a 1968 Blue Book showing that dealers paid less than $5.00 for Bust Half Dollars dated 1807-34.(Graded Good). Even if they sold them for twice that amount, what would you pay today?
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  13. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    I believe that it's an inexpensive medal issued by the mint to commemorate the Apollo moon landing. So an example of commemoratives.
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  14. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey @1stSgt22 i would leave it be. its cool. good luck to ta sir
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  15. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    Dumb question. Of course, it should be 1935. Final year for the Peace Dollar.
  16. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Sorry Jeff, what's your question?
  17. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    I was wondering why the dates say 1878-1935 when the Morgan stopped in 1921. Then, of course, I realized that the Peace dollar went on till 1935. Hahaha. Corrected myself.
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  18. Coll3ctor

    Coll3ctor New Member

    Most look to be cleaned/polished. I've had several of these sets over the years and scraped them out.
  19. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Littleton has always sold nice coins as far as I know. They tended to price high, but their coins were problem free from what I have seen. If others disagree, I'd like to know it.

    I would think this set came from somewhere else.
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  20. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    Strangely, I had the same thought.
  21. SilverMike

    SilverMike Well-Known Member

    Agree, Littleton (despite their high prices) is known for quality coins. Now those Americana sets...some of the most harshly cleaned and polished sets out there.
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