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Purchases from this past weekend's Countryside show - images and comments!

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ALL of these coins are already pre-sold, so this is not a spam thread. 893blahblah.gif Click any image to enlarge it. Your feedback and comments are most welcome. ENJOY! smile.gif


This 1833 half-cent displays a hint of the bluish toning that was discussed in another thread. ex-NGC MS-62



I grade this 1864 C/N AU-50, though the detail is sharper. Has bits of damage on the rims though.



An AU coin for an album...



... and another one.



1935 may be the most underestimated P-mint in the early Washington quarter series. This issue tends to be poorly struck, and for some reason, it is one of the most frequently overgraded (slabbed) dates in the entire series. The bad strikes never seem to be taken into account by PCGS or NGC. The coin I bought here is really nice in hand.



Here's the 1936-D that I discussed in another thread, and I grade it MS-60. It displays the kinds of "shiny spots" that frequently plague this issue. This coin was likely overdipped as well, thus the luster isn't that great. But my customer wanted the least-expensive UNC coin possible, and here it is.



I grade this MS-64.



The 1938-S is one of the best-produced of the Washington quarters, and usually comes nice. I only grade this coin MS-63, but again, the customer is motivated to save money on his set.



Nice, original toning, and inexpensive as MS-64.



I think this 1940-D semi-key honestly grades MS-65. It's a blazer in-hand, with very few marks, and a ton of satiny luster. A couple of hairline scratches across the eagle's breast is all that seems to limit the grade.



1943-D is a little tougher date, and I grade this MS-64.



1948-D is another underestimated date. It took me a long time to find one for my personal set, and even in a grade of just MS-63, it took me a while to get this one for my customer. I paid double trends!



The inaugural 1921 Peace dollar in what I call MS-60. Being pretty well struck, it has a really nice look - much nicer than the grade I've assigned, but there is an accumulation of slide marks that cause me to limit the grade. They don't show up much in the image. Probably grades MS-62 at PCGS or NGC.



Decent for an MS-62, this was cracked out of a PCGS MS-62 holder.



You can find fantastic coins outside of slabs! This better-date 1934-D is gorgeous, and I grade it MS-64. The obverse is really clean, but there are a couple of incidental hairlines and abrasions on the reverse that limit the grade.




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I like that Half Cent...I've never cared for BN copper so this one stands out to me.


Suggestion: More SLQ's. Less Washingtons. devil.gif



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I like that Half Cent...I've never cared for BN copper so this one stands out to me.


Suggestion: More SLQ's. Less Washingtons. devil.gif



Another humble suggestion:

Less jom and more michael . thumbsup2.gif

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Just an observation: The apparently poor strikes of 1935 quarters from all three mints have nothing to do with acutal striking quality. The obverse master hub used for this date was deficient in both relief and hair detail, so all the dies taken from it have the same softness. This is the same hub used for the 1934 "Medium Motto" dies, and it was never used again.


Incidently, the popular doubled-die-obverse variety of 1934 is from this hub, a fact that is generally overlooked by numismatic writers.

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As the others who have posted before me said...


da 1833 half cent rocks! 893applaud-thumb.gif


Love the color and nice struck, although it could look a little better ...



In my type set! insane.gif

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