What area(s) of numismatics bore you the most?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by joecoincollect, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Bought my 77 Pf 62 trade which is not a common date at $2200. You can buy a killer proof trade around $2500-3k often a 63-4 with color if I weren't broke I'd be chasing em again to me one of the prettiest coins ever made
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  3. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I'm about with you on ngc I got a pile of coins to submit I'll send some to both but I'm likely to send better stuff and toners to ngc
  4. treylxapi47

    treylxapi47 Well-Known Member Dealer

    I got a general question about NGC. I need to cross just one coin, do I have to submit a minimum of 5? I know I have 5 coins that need graded and 5 more that need reslabbed, so will I be right just trying to cross one coin?
  5. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    I tried to have interest in errors, VAMs and such which includes CHR. But after staring at a few coins through a loupe it makes my head feel dizzy.

    Also modern coins save for the ASE coins, never really cared for them.

    My interest has definitely changed through the few years since I began. Lately I find myself concentrating more on ancients and world paper money.
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  6. treylxapi47

    treylxapi47 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Never mind, it looks like I can have 5 graded, send in however many I want to reslab, and how many I want to crossover and send them all in together, just on separate forms and probably separate large envelopes in the box. Does that sound about right?
  7. Atarian

    Atarian Active Member

    I only collect the Ikes from the mint sets and maybe one out of a hundred will be MS66 or even MS65 for certain dates/mint marks. Most are MS64 at best, on average.
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  8. RabidRick

    RabidRick Sardonic Devil's Advocate


    then again, I don't know enough in that area

    should really get a book or two...
  9. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    I've always found this just incredible!

    More than 10% of 1970-S cents in mint sets are small dates so these coins are super common. Most collectors don't have much interest in varieties yet these coins sell for $50 each. A single common variety goes for $50!!!

    But Ikes that are regular issues and represent only one coin out of a hundred have just languished in the mint sets for decades. Dealers still buy nice Gem Ikes and sell them in the set for a dollar or two!!! There's just no demand for these coins so even though there are few mint sets left and only 1% of the coins are Gem the sets can still be found for less than face value in quantity.

    I think this thread highlights exactly why this situation exists; it's not merely that collectors and dealers lack interest in moderns but that they actively dislike them. Can you imagine what these would sell for if there was as much interest in these as older US coins!?!
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  10. Atarian

    Atarian Active Member

    It's true the mint sets are at just about give away prices. It's also true that most bought sight unseen in lots (in e-Bay or wherever) are pretty picked over - at least in my experience. I might add it's hard to store several hundred 1973 to 1978 mint sets, and proof sets are worse!

    On a slightly different note I don't think the mint itself cared about mint sets back then - almost like it was something they had to do but didn't really want to. Like eating spinach I guess. I make this statement based upon the quality of the coins, especially the dollars. I could be wrong.
  11. Briguy

    Briguy Collector 4 Life

    Many of the new designs on U.S. coins do nothing for me... I say go back to Liberty. Walkers, in my opinion, have one of the best designs that has been struck on a U.S. coin.
  12. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Many people don't realize that our last circulating design was a Liberty design representative of Sacagawea
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  13. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Personally, I think that the GTG threads are some of the most entertaining and educational of all of the threads on any coin forum. They allow people to play a fun game and the exercise spurs interesting conversation once the grade is revealed. Whats the matter guys, having trouble getting the correct grade?
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  14. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I like them too and I think they help me.
  15. bdunnse

    bdunnse Who dat?

    There are 3 grades of coins:
    Best: Coins I like and can afford
    2nd Best: Coins I like and can't afford
    Worst: Coins I don't like
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  16. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    You're right about the Russian mint sets. I just picked up a 1973 set for 7 or 8 bucks. It sold for 310 on ebay! Nice profit, wouldn't you say? As for other base metal worlds, it's hard to say what will soar in price. It's kinda like US coins decades or a century ago; no one knew for sure where demand would go. I guess key dates are always a safe bet, but not in all series
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  17. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Wow, great score on that Russian set!
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  18. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    It is primarily demand but there are lots of base metal world coins that are distressingly common and no amount of demand will cause them to skyrocket. Most of the coins are very scarce or rare because they weren't set aside but the common perception is that they are all very common.

    The '73 mint set is probably undervalued right now compared to the other dates. I've always found the '74 to date sets much easier than the older ones except the '61.
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