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MY FIRST "POST-ANA SHOW" PRIZE IS ON THE WAY!

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Wissahickon Collection

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But Hurricane Irene...

Is likely to delay the arrival.

As soon as dealer inventories began to update, following the ANA Show, I started my frantic scanning for new "baubles" to thrill and delight. After viewing some nice treats; but nothing heart-stopping, I finally found it! - An 1885 Liberty 5 cent, PCGS MS-62.

A quick call for description and some negotiating, and she's mine! The coin has a nice strike with strong frosty luster, and light gold toning.

The mint frost is what grabbed my attention. As G. Peters and C. Mohan wrote in their reference, "The frosty gem is scarcer than the proof-like, and is considered a valuable find."

Though I joke about Hurricane Irene impacting my coin delivery, here's hoping that the hurricane moves out quickly, with minimal damage to people's lives and property.

MAY GOD WATCH OVER THE EAST COAST.

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