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 Posted 09/02/2011  08:06 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Another coin I got back from NGC this week.
This coin was issued in the 1997 Botanic garden
two coin set. It has a mintage of 25,000

On NGC's 100 greatest modern coin list it is #15

I am happy to get it back with a SP 69 grade.







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 Posted 09/02/2011  09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! I've always said any Jeff can be box found, this may be the exception.
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 Posted 09/02/2011  09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice. Did they mint 25,000 of these nickels or 25,000 two coin sets.
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 Posted 09/02/2011  09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Very nice. Did they mint 25,000 of these nickels or 25,000 two coin sets


The way I read it is .. they only made them for the sets and sold 25,000 sets
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 Posted 09/02/2011  10:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if it would have been worth it to get the special "100 greatest" label. What's the extra charge for that?
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 Posted 09/02/2011  11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amassey08873 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well Done! Love this Jeff. You did great! Do you have plans on the 04 issue as well. Either way I'm in love with your 69 in a good way lol
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 Posted 09/02/2011  12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another nice specimen.
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 Posted 09/02/2011  1:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! I'd have got the 97 but I am too poor so I just bought the 94. lol.
Oldest finds:
Cent: 1907 Indian
Nickel: 1916 Buffalo
Dime: 1926 Mercury
Quarter: 1941 Washington
Half: 1946 Walking Liberty
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 Posted 09/02/2011  2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
murrellington, is that the one you are selling on eBay now?
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Yeah it is, i'd sell it cheaper but ebay fees. gahh. I want one with ness reverse toning... or I may just go for the 1997 one that I actually wanted more. lol. I can just never make up my mind.
Oldest finds:
Cent: 1907 Indian
Nickel: 1916 Buffalo
Dime: 1926 Mercury
Quarter: 1941 Washington
Half: 1946 Walking Liberty
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 Posted 09/02/2011  4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JackB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen this SP a couple times now, what is that exactly? Is it an NGC-specific grading, like Super Proof? Superb Proof? Nice coin, regardless!
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 Posted 09/02/2011  4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jack, I too just started seeing the SP grade when I was looking for the 1994 matte nickel. I did notice that all the matte proof coins were graded in SP instead of PF, PR, or MS. However, I did some research and this is what I found:


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Specimen coins are better quality coins than Mint State, but not quite the quality of proof coins. Specimen coins are graded with ten different grades from Specimen 60 to Specimen 70. Specimen 60 is the lowest grade and Specimen 70 is the highest grade. The grades are denoted as SP-60, SP-61, SP-62, SP-63, SP-64, SP-65, SP-66, SP-67, SP-68, SP-69 and SP-70.
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Cent: 1907 Indian
Nickel: 1916 Buffalo
Dime: 1926 Mercury
Quarter: 1941 Washington
Half: 1946 Walking Liberty
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 Posted 09/02/2011  5:00 pm  Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ANACS gives them MS grades, NGC gives them SP grades. I forget what PCGS puts on them.
Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 09/02/2011  5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I must have only been looking at NGC slabbed ones. lol.
Oldest finds:
Cent: 1907 Indian
Nickel: 1916 Buffalo
Dime: 1926 Mercury
Quarter: 1941 Washington
Half: 1946 Walking Liberty
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 Posted 09/02/2011  5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well Done! Love this Jeff. You did great! Do you have plans on the 04 issue as well. Either way I'm in love with your 69 in a good way lol


I have two 94's a NGC SP 69 and SP 68, but I always keep a eye out for another if it is a good buy


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I wonder if it would have been worth it to get the special "100 greatest" label. What's the extra charge for that?


I started seeing those slabs recently and was wondering if this one would come back in one... I did not send the coins in .. I did it through my dealer, so I don't know if it was a option or maybe you have to be a NGC member and active in that registry set
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 Posted 09/02/2011  5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe PCGS denotes an SMS.
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