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1860 Liberty Seated Quarter Proof
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/30/2023  11:04 pm
Could be a small scratch or possibly a strike through.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coin Grading
 
Good Afternoon! One Set Of Seated Coins And How Did I Start.
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Old Post Posted 01/28/2023  1:58 pm
The paragraphs are fine to read the way it posted and thankfully each sentence begins with a capital letter.

Your collection has come a long way. Just imagine how it will look in another 8 years!
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1860 O Seated Half Dollar Strike Though Error
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/22/2023  2:22 pm
The correct weight sold me on it. Assuming the coin is genuine, which it sure appears to be, I don't see how it could have been modified after it left the mint and still be the correct weight and size.

Thank you for sharing as this has been a fun one to think about.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Variety and Error Coins

1860 O Seated Half Dollar Strike Though Error
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/22/2023  10:14 am
I'm skeptical. Would there not be some indication of the strike through showing as a weakness on the obverse? Also the reverse indentation edge seems almost too clean. I would expect there would be some flow lines or disruption from the mashing together of metal.

My guess is that it is contemporary PMD. Someone cut/shaved off part of the host coin, then expertly cut out a matching 1/2 dime size piece from another half dollar coin. These two pieces of coins have then toned together over time.

Edit: Oops, just saw the weights posted. That throws a wrench into that theory.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Variety and Error Coins
 
1878 Liberty Seated Half Proof
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/22/2023  09:58 am
PR-61 CAM. Hairlines from a light wiping hold it back, but not enough to detail it.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coin Grading
 
Anyone Here Dream Of Getting A 1792 Half Disme?
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/18/2023  08:07 am
Maybe a bit dated, but here is a link to another good write-up about some of the 1792 coinage.

https://uspatterns.stores.yahoo.net...tpatcoi.html
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
Anyone Here Dream Of Getting A 1792 Half Disme?
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/15/2023  10:39 am
Unquestionably an important part of early American coinage, but in my opinion it falls somewhere in between a pattern piece and circulation issue. Personally I don't think it's a necessary component to completing a type set. I would still love to have one for what it is though!
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1909 S VDB Buffalo 5c & Rare 1922 Buffalo 5c
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/13/2023  2:53 pm
Time to get those rarities graded and slabbed.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Variety and Error Coins
 
1876-CC T$ Chopmarked NGC Unc Did Not Cross To PCGS. Why?
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/09/2023  6:01 pm
I would call PCGS and see if they can provide any other details about why it did not cross (did it not make MS, was it cleaned, test mark, etc.). It is possible too that it was just a clerical error due to the unusual nature of this kind of crossover.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coin Grading
 
Double Die On Date Or No? 1866 3 Cent - Anyone?
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 01/03/2023  10:44 pm
Date position looks a little too high for FS-301 (RPD-004). Could be RPD-001 as described in Flynn and Fletcher's book. A nice RPD, but not a widely collected series so there likely isn't much of a premium associated with this vairety.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Variety and Error Coins
 
1793 Chain Cent Question
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Old Post Posted 10/07/2022  3:12 pm
Possession of counterfeit coins is not necessarily illegal, it comes down to the intent. There has been quite a bit of discussion on this over the years and I suggest you educate yourself on the matter before making anymore false claims. It's a shame that so many contemporary counterfeit coins have been destroyed over the years by people who think this is true.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1793 Chain Cent Question
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 10/07/2022  1:48 pm
Authenticity unverifiable basically means that PCGS doesn't want to put their guarantee on a coin that may or may not be genuine. If they slab a counterfeit coin, their guarantee states that they are on the hook financially for it. PCGS doesn't think that the coin in the OP's link is counterfeit, but just that it isn't worth the financial risk to them to slab it.

Depending on the intent, possession of a counterfeit is not illegal. There are quite a few collectors of contemporary counterfeit coinage, which is an interesting and important part of numismatic history.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1793 Chain Cent Question
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 10/07/2022  09:53 am

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as a general rule "authenticity unverifiable" means this is fake but we cant say this is fake because then we cant legally mail it back to the person who sent it in.


I don't think there is anything legally preventing PCGS from mailing a counterfeit coin back to the submitter. If they thought it was counterfeit they would have sent it back with code 90 - counterfeit as opposed to code 86 - authenticity unverifiable, which they used for this coin.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins

OH My God! It Is True? 1873 CC Quarter?
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 09/14/2022  9:21 pm
Amazing coin. Even with the mount this is probably worth 20,000 yuan. Second the recommendation to look into having the mount removed by someone who really knows what they're doing. Congrats!
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
Monster Cherrypick! Judd-300 Proof Indian Head Cent! Always Look At The 3RD Side Of The Coin!
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 09/10/2022  07:33 am

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I'm confused. PCGS pop report for 1863 J-300 only shows 1 in 65, and they're all apparently graded MS not PR? https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...-j-300/70455
What am I missing?


There are three varieties of J300, a high and low date in proof format and a low date MS format. The OP coin is the proof format. https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...-j-300/60455
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
Coin Mis-Alignment In PCGS Slab
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 09/01/2022  11:43 pm
An electric toothbrush held at the right angle on the edge of the holder and it should rotate back to a desirable orientation.

Edit: Just noticed this was one of the newer three point gasket holders, not so sure it would work in this case
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1868 Three Cent Silver- Question For Those In The Know.
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 08/27/2022  11:13 am
If it's AG, then it's more than likely an 1858 or some other more common date that the auction house got wrong.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1858/7 Flying Eagle Cent- Fresh From PCGS!
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 08/10/2022  8:15 pm
Just personal observation, but I have noticed that when you send a coin in to PCGS as raw with variety attribution they tend a lot of the time to be harder on it than if you just send in without the request for variety.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coin Grading
 
A Pair Of Old Coppers From Today's Coin Show
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 08/01/2022  1:16 pm
I like the original 1802 better myself too. In addition to the better eye appeal Conder mentions, it is the 1/000 fraction on the reverse.
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
Mint Plug On 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar
apcol258
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Old Post Posted 07/15/2022  4:16 pm

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numismatic student purchased one of these tooled cents and created a thread for discussion, but I can't post a link because I couldn't find it. Maybe you can locate his thread and the discussion of the tooling, it is very interesting.


Agreed, this was a very eye opening thread. I don't think we ever heard the final determination, but I think it was either a genuine coin that was expertly repaired or a counterfeit made from a repaired coin. In any case it was slabbed as a problem free genuine coin by PCGS which just goes to show how good a job can be done. I can't seem to find it either, does anyone have the link?
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 


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