Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by John Skelton, Jul 17, 2019.
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I have a couple but they're put away.
It sure is! I recently gave a good friend of mine and former collector a very nice FE cent for his birthday. Let’s hope this coin sparked his interest again.
I agree: a beautiful design. My favourite US coin design.
One of my favorites too.
Anyway, I paid a fair amount that had both seller and buyer very happy.
Now then, I was presented with a very large bag of what I was told contained all cents. It would’ve taken many many hours to individually go through this huge bag and so a agreed upon price was negotiated for the entire bag, sold as is. It wasn’t until this past late April that I even remembered where I put this bag of Cents. Upon opening it and dumping out the expected Wheat Cents imagine my total surprise when I saw the bag contained about 80% Wheat Cents, and 20% Indian Cents.
But, also discovered was not one, not two, but (6) Flying Eagles Cents.
Rounding out the mix was 4 Seated Dimes and 1 Barber Dime, 9 Tokens, 3 Buttons and 1 clear colored small possible Diamond?
If it looks like that, one is all you need.
Sounds like you got a pretty good deal.
I’d rather prefer to have a single coin like yours than a couple of highly circulated or damaged examples. As always, very nice coin, Eduard!
I started it about 15-20 years ago.
I wanted high grade coins and after struggling with what my personal definition of "high grade" was to be I finally decided on MS.
My set has been complete for almost 5 years now.
The one that completed my set an 1897 in MS-65 RB.
But the next to last one was the 1856 FE.
I was particular about which variety I got since I don't collect proofs.
I didn't want anything graded PF.
There happens to be one Snow variety that is considered NOT a proof.
That's the S-3 variety that, if uncirculated, grades as MS.
That's what I bought.
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