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My Purchases From A Labor Day Sale On Coins.

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 Posted 09/04/2022  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am wondering what is going on with the 1826 Half Cent. I think it was an incomplete strike, as grease strikes aren't seen much in that era. The scratches on the obverse may not be PMD, but some kind of roller marks.

How much does the Half Cent weigh? It may be a tapered planchet.
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 Posted 09/04/2022  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Pontiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
jacrispies, The weight according to my scale is 5.3 grams. I looked in my 2021 RedBook and the original weight did not appear to be listed. I may have overlooked it. I was curious why the rim around United states does not appear to have as much wear as the other parts of the back of the coin. The coin was listed as having scratches from the vendor but I felt the price I paid was fair due to the amount of detail this coin has in it. I am in no way a coin grading expert. That is why I posted them here for your opinions.

Thanks, Greg
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09/04/2022 11:20 pm
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 Posted 09/04/2022  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i am also interested in that Half Cent. its a c-1 variety. those dies used to make proofs. they were reground and re-polished several times. my guess is that it is Struck Through Grease from the dies being taken in and out of storage.

the large cent is an n-8. r-3. its the 26/5 overdate variety. you can find it in the price guides.like a 50% premium or so.
I collect low grade large cents. I currently have >230 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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 Posted 09/05/2022  03:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic Pontiac,
10% off of what? What did you pay for each coin?
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 Posted 09/05/2022  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice assortment, but hard to judge if you got a good deal without knowing price paid.
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 Posted 09/05/2022  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Pontiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will tell you guys what I paid but I will say I am not a big fan of disclosing what I paid for my coins. As I said before, I am just an amateur collector who is trying to rebuild my collection that I stupidly sold as a younger man. I do not always know what the current book value is always when I go to flee markets. The most current coin pricing book that I currently have is the 2021 RedBook. If I feel the price to me is worth it and it's a coin that I do not currently have, I will buy it. My philosophy is that even if I slightly overpay for a coin now the value is not going to go down in the future. Also it was late last night and I missed uploading a couple coins in that I purchased.

Thanks, Greg

Prices paid at 10% off:

1959 Franklin-$18.90
1868 Nickel-$31.50
1943 wartime nickel-$6.30
1826 Half Cent-$40.50
1826 Large Cent-28.80
1960 D Washington quarter-$7.20
1883 V nickel-$21.60
1962 Washington quarter-$4.95
1907 Barber dime-$1.98




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09/05/2022 10:21 am
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 Posted 09/05/2022  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1960-D looks whizzed but maybe it's just the photos.
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 Posted 09/05/2022  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to sound nosy. Understood if you don't want to share prices of future purchases. Going back to an earlier comment, weight of 1/2 cent should be 5.44 grams. Overall, it looks to me like your purchase prices were slightly higher than what you might expect on the open marketóbut no outright ripoffs, either. Depending on the situation with the 1/2 cent piece, you might have gotten a good deal there. Check the one cent piece to see if it's possibly the 6/5 overdate. Good luck reassembling your collection. Look forward with no regrets.
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 Posted 09/05/2022  1:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, pursue the long 100% acetone soak routine.
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 Posted 09/05/2022  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
coinfacts is a free phone app from PCGS. it has a ton of pricing data and auction results. its amazing. the prices are retail prices for certified coins that are strait graded. another resource for pricing is ebay sold items. you can see what other people have already paid for things. this is great for damaged or raw coins.
I collect low grade large cents. I currently have >230 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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 Posted 09/05/2022  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic Pontiac,
Thank you for telling us what you paid. In the future feel free not to,no harm done. You might want to put this on your phone:http://m.numismedia.com/rarecoinprices.htm
And check eBay sold values for an idea on current retail value.
You should never overpay and values do not always go up,just sayin'
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 Posted 09/05/2022  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All in all, collect what you like. When one is focused on prices 100% of the time, they become an investor. So buy what sparks your eye

I am very curious about the Half Cent. Maybe take some closeups and start a new discussion thread.
Suffering from bust half fever.
Want to learn how to attribute early half dollars by die variety? Click Here: http://goccf.com/t/434955
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 Posted 09/05/2022  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Pontiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys for all the help and info. I am just naturally a very private person especially when it comes to finances. No offense intended. There is at least one coin that I feel I was burnt buying. I actually plan on posting it soon to see what your opinion is. I agree that I should not overpay for coins but I am not worried about paying a couple extra for a coin, a few hundred yes. As I stated before I'm currently in my late 30's. 20 years from now if I'm still alive I'd bet these coins will be worth more to collectors after all it's not like new one are coming out every day. Plus, it's just a hobby that I picked up as a kid. In response to kbbpll about the 1960 D quarter looking whizzed, To my amateur eyes the coin appears to be in mint state condition. I can still see it's original luster. I am working on my picture taking skills and have a cell phone camera light ring on order. Here is another shot of it.

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 Posted 09/05/2022  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One plausible explanation would be that the Half Cent may be bent ever so slightly and not enough to notice. Try laying it on a perfectly flat surface such as mirror and see if a sheet of paper slides under with little to no effort without pushing the coin. As for the acetone I've had 90% success at removing haze, glue, paint and such. Each varying in the amount of soak time. Your's I'd soak overnight and progress by a few hour increments as needed. It won't however remove the toning or milk spots like on that half dollar.
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