Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Rob T, Dec 3, 2019.
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First, welcome to the neighborhood, Rob!
I could be wrong, but I think there was a deadline for these submissions....30 days? I don't know.
Anyway, it has been more than 8 years since those sets were released and I'm certain that the "feeding frenzy" ended a long time ago and prices have settled. Maybe you should contact the grading service (PCGS?) to determine if the First Strike attribution still applies.
Personally, I think the First Strike is just a bunch of BS to get more money from the customer.
Chris, thank you for the feedback. I did check with PCGS And they apparently still allow for the first strike designation, as long as the postmark qualifies, which this apparently does.It costs an extra $18 per coin. I think you’re right, it’s a marketing tool, and frankly I’m more concerned with whether to grade the coins in general.
If it were me, I'd open it to see if any would grade 70. If they would only grade 69, save your money! Who knows! Maybe there is a doubled die in the bunch.
that sounds like the best plan. Thanks. (And I like your optimism!)
Wexler lists just one doubled die for all years, and it just happens to be 2011.
If he opens it, doesn't that nullify the possibility of the first strike designation? Because, now he can't prove that the coins came in that package.
Of course, it does! But, who cares! The First Strike designation is just a marketing ploy.
I agree 100%. I was just questioning the legitimacy of getting the designation once it's opened.
So I got the box today and opened it up. 3 of the coins were perfect but 2 had some discoloration:
No double die, but 2 of the coins are discolored:
Isn't this a few years early to expect toning? I have ASEs from the first year (1986) on, and none have started to tone. Does this mean that the mint's packaging is not for long term storage?
It's silver and silver tones. The packaging probably had a small hole in it so air got to it. It's definitely toned on the edges.
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