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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 04/02/2023  08:57 am
@doubleeagle59 Oxymoron I agree, the cent is a deeper red which I find more appealing but the photo shows it as bright red. They likely played with the contrast a little to enhance the redness.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 04/02/2023  08:54 am
Thanks, thought it might be just a very nice mint set but turned out better than I expected. I was very fortunate. Glad other could share in their beauty.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/31/2023  12:30 am
@Dollar 1935 Yeah, I think I posted it in the thread <Most Recent Canadian Coin purchases>.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/31/2023  12:26 am
I just thought of something. Given the toning which I think tends to stop or slow down when sealed in acrylic cases like this vs. the open air cases common with specimen sets. So maybe it was transferred at some point after the toning started to kick in either to control the toning or the case was damaged. Could be a few reasons that we'll probably never know.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/31/2023  12:20 am
If it was not an original, someone took the time to have them printed. Not sure what that cost because they usually require a minimum. Not sure how many regular or specimen sets were issued that year but I read between 35-50 specimens only.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/31/2023  12:18 am
@Levaril I'm not an expert either. I still have these photos from the set.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/30/2023  12:13 pm
@Levaril Maybe but wouldn't hairlines mean die polishing ? Because I don't think it ever left it's Orig case and I sent it in without removing the coins. I got the Ok from PCGS that I could do that. I was worried about damaging them while taking them out.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/30/2023  09:22 am
Thanks MM ;)
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  10:44 pm
Thanks for the responses. Just to satisfy my curiosity, and to contribute to the forum, I'm gonna send them over to ICCS for a cross grade on all of them. Might be a good experiment and unless someone has done that recently, an update to inquiries about ICCS/PCGS crossover grading might be a good thing. I'll update back here but I suppose a separate post on the results would be good too.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  3:02 pm
@johnnysprawl I believe that a lack of toning. Same as the cheek.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  1:46 pm
@thedollarman Thanks for the info.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  1:45 pm
@johnnysprawl Got lucky, bought it from someone is the US. I guess we both thought it was a very nice regular mint set. Yeah it's SWL variety. Imperfections in what way? You mean streaks ?

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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  11:44 am
Does and should toning affect grades at all...just curious.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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737 Posts
Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  11:41 am
@purelywasted Thanks, yeah is pretty amazing. I'm thinking 65-66 in my opinion, I can't find anything that jumps out at me that would drop it to a SP64.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  11:35 am
Well I feel the SP65 1 Cent was generous given the blotches. The 5 Cent 64 is ok given the unfortunate rust spots. The 10 cent is a weak strike but is very clean, thought that could have been a 65. The 50 cent bothers me, it is very clean, any streaks are just toning, nice fields and details - to me a pretty near perfect coin but what do I know.
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1952 Mint Set Issued In 6-Coin Plexi Case Graded Specimen By PCGS
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2023  11:22 am
Just got this back from PCGS. A little disappointed with the grades on a couple. Would it be worth asking for regrading on those or maybe a cross-grade by ICCS ? Also what would it change if anything. Comments & grade opinions welcome..

I've listed the grades and links to PCGS True View photos for those who are curious.

Dollar - SP66
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/47080240

50 Cent - SP64
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/47080241

25 Cent - SP66
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/47080242

10 Cent - SP64
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/47080243

5 Cent - SP64
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/47080244

1 Cent - SP65 Red
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/47080245
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Post Your Most Recent Canadian Coin Purchases!
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/26/2020  4:11 pm
jbuck - yeah trying to find a place shipping to Canada at a reasonable price so I can keep both my arms & legs. Wizard supply are out of stock.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Post Your Most Recent Canadian Coin Purchases!
TaeKenDo
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737 Posts
Old Post Posted 03/26/2020  05:36 am
That wretched Verdigris, I know. But I'm thinking of treating it with something to halt the corrosion process. Hopefully without the coin losing too much of it's appeal & value given its higher grade. It's getting harder & harder to find these historical pieces in high grades at reasonable prices.

Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Post Your Most Recent Canadian Coin Purchases!
TaeKenDo
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Old Post Posted 03/25/2020  4:29 pm
I got lucky when I bought a half roll of 1953 One cents. They were likely checked for a SF variety but the seller missed one full DDR. I think I have only seen one on eBay, not sure.
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1902-H Canada 5 Cents (Double 2) ?
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Old Post Posted 03/23/2020  04:11 am
river4449 - If I can find it again, I`ll post better photos, thanks.
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