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exceptional eye appeal civil war proof coin....are you into 19th century proofs?

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thanks guys


wow carl 893applaud-thumb.gif a fantastic proof twenty cent piece wild thick original skin looks cameo to me too yes an easy cameo deep watery mirrors with great eye appeal


extremely collectible yay.gif undervalued coin thumbsup2.gif




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Can you imagine what that coin had to endure in order to survive the ravages of the Civil War? 893whatthe.gif Simply amazing! What a GREAT piece, and I love proofs from, well really, from before 1970! Not that all of them had to endure as much as the early pieces, but because they are so delicate and full of the minter's craft. Those pieces from the Civil War era are truly special! cloud9.gif


Carl - exceptional 20 cent piece! I was interested to learn that it was one of only two designs of William Barber (father of Chuck) on circulating U.S. coinage. (The other was the Trade Dollar.)



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Wow these are extraordinary coins. Why are 95% of the newer Morgans I see at auction previews dipped-out, greased, thumbed and abused junk! Bring back those old time dealers who bought special order under the table from the mint! They took care of their stuff if if it came legal. takeit.gif

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in general for the most part


old time dealers did not buy these stock proof seated dollars from the mint just average collectors that spent a little over face value and put them in collections by either going to the philly mint directly or going to their bankers and asking them to request as such from the mint to even writing their own letters directly to the mint hierarchy


and all these coins where prefectly legal to own and also spendable too


also in general for the most part


the patterns and other restrike/mule custom errors and novadel coins that special parties-dealers-insiders whatever you call them obtained from the mint in the 19 century are technically not legal to own but the current precients set and the general lack of consification over the last few decades by the feds make these "legal" to own in this current political climate



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