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Shylock did a great job but he had great subjects to work with. Congrats to you both. 893applaud-thumb.gif


My favorites:


49 Oh so frosty

54 WOW

62 Yummy

66 Delicious

71-cc Shocking

72 Im getting hungry

73 Im passing out

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I am much more intimate with the SD set than I am with the TD one. I can honestly say that holding the coins in my hand sent chills up and down my spine. Hard as it may seem to anyone -- including myself -- I actually got bored looking at so many fine specimens. It's kind of like when you have to judge a beauty contest, and the contestants all kind of run together after a while.


Here are the coins that stick out the most for me, emotionally:


* 1840, no insult intended toward TDN's Fairfield specimen, but I would love to compare my coin to it to see the actual qualitative differences are between the two coins. TDN has seen my coin. If he remembers mine well enough, I would be happy with his honest opinion.

* 1861, TDN's acquisition of which freed up the undergrade which actually has sentimental value to me.

* 1866, the Hayes specimen, I had desired and chased before I could easily afford it. Then it passed beyond my reach.

* 1870, a buddy got it from the dealer before I could and refused to sell it to me for a quick profit. Sold it to TDN under much more favorable conditions to the previous owner.

* 1870-S, I strongly recommend TDN to disinfect the slab ASAP if he hasn't already done so.

* 1873-CC, I didn't even recognize the coin as that date when I saw it. It simply does not look like any other known 73-CC. Non pareil, as the French say.


Of the few TD's in his set that I know, I am most moved by the 74-CC. I saw it raw at the latest auction appearance and almost cried because it was so beautiful. Much more than a tad better than mine!!!



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Personally, my favorite coin is the 1848. It's a perfect combination of low mintage, grade rarity and provenance. It resided in the Garrett Collection for over 100 years, is the finest known by 3 full grades and is the second lowest mintage of the first decade's production.


EVP - I consider your 1840 the second finest known of the date - a beautiful, high end MS63.

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I've now gone through most of the set and I don't know which group is my favorite. However, it is an amazing accomplishment to gather together survivors of that caliber. thumbsup2.gif

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You are such a wanker. JOM can do a better job than that!!!


Better job doing what, weenieboy? 893scratchchin-thumb.gif



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I still think the 1866 has the most eye appeal, and in terms of rarity, history etc the 1870-S beats the 1848 hands down. When and if I finally understand the attraction of the 1848-- besides the provenance, perhaps I'll know enough about the series to sell all my Morgans and buy a top Seated Dollar! Nah, I could never do that!

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