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  1. Apology accepted. I hold no grudge against you, now, so I am prepared to move on. I do appreciate the positive things that you said.
  2. The above post has, thoroughly, angered me (which I’m sure was your trollish intent), so I must speak my mind: I never said that. Don’t put words in my mouth. And I don’t appreciate that other buffoon, RWB, implying that I am going to lose money, on my coin THAT I JUST PURCHASED, when I sell it before I die. Ridiculous! That is a really crappy thing to say and completely FALSE. What kind of bitter person says something like that?! He’s not a collector. He doesn’t buy anything. He just bashes other peoples’ numismatic items out of spite or jealousy. Most people don’t even pay attention to him. I am quite certain that I will far outlive both of you two old fools. I showed it to a TRUE expert and he agreed with me that the coin is mint state and likely under graded by one point. Besides, the coin has been in both NGC AND PCGS plastic, so it has been independently reviewed AND graded, by not just one, but TWO, of the leading services in the industry. Both agreed that it's Mint State. I thought this was supposed to be fun. This used to be a good place to post, 15 years ago, but it has really devolved. Many of the good people got fed up and left. Mostly trolls post here, now. It’s really sad, because it ruins it for the few good people who are still here and I feel bad for them. This is my last post on this topic…and I have serious doubts as to whether I am going to share anything else here, again. Registry only for me from now on…
  3. @RWB Okay. Fair enough. I don’t want to ever discourage Free thought and personal opinions.
  4. You're notorious for your lowball BS and everyone knows it. I'll be fine.
  5. @RWB and @Sandon You are entitled to your opinion and I will respect that. But, I see no rub in the areas that you mentioned. The coin looks almost like a 63 to me. The fields are a reflective, semi-prooflike with good luster. This is as nice of an 1869 that you'll find, without paying moon money. We'll just have to agree to disagree....
  6. Do you happen to know what it sold for back then? Edit to add: Sold for $2,350.00, in 2013...It was in NGC plastic back then. I checked NGC Auction Central.
  7. Probably retoned that way. They look stable and inconsequential. Looks great in hand. Not dark and barely noticeable. Luster is strong. Looks consistent for a 154 year old coin.
  8. Thanks. Osburn is the true expert in the Seated Dollar world. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.
  9. I don’t care how good his research is… he sure needs grading lessons.
  10. Yeah, I was a little concerned about the light freckled toning, on the right facing side, of the obverse. I got it in hand, today, and man is it ever lustrous and nice. The toning is very subtle and barely noticeable, in the hand. Not dark at all. I am super happy with it. Thanks for your positive feedback.
  11. She is from the D ick Osburn Collection. I already have an Osburn coin (1844 in NGC plastic), so I had hoped to add, yet another, with that same pedigree (this time in PCGS plastic). Reconstruction Era Seated Dollars, in mint state, are scarce as hen's teeth! I am not bothered by the tiny toning freckles. They are not from foreign material and are not active or damaging the surface of the coin. Consistent for the grade, IMHO. This is the plate coin for Obverse 5 in the Osburn-Cushing Seated Dollar reference book. A Top 30 Variety, with misplaced digits visible in the denticles below the primary date (most likely 186). Clear-gold color and bits of tan-gold toning enrich the partially reflective surfaces of this attractive example. Mintage is a deceiving 423,700. In circulated grades, the 1869 is a prime issue, in this decade, of Philadelphia mint rarities. Most were exported to China and melted down. But, In Mint State, however, 1869 dollars are VERY rare, far rarer than Proofs, and are seldom encountered. Most high-grade coins are prooflike. What are your thoughts? I appreciate all feedback.
  12. Still grabbing nice Seated dollars, when I see them.
  13. This was brought to my attention by a member ATS. American businessman, author, rare coin expert, sports memorabilia expert and philanthropist. He was co-founder of Collectors Universe. He served as vice president of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation He was only 58...