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 Posted 05/14/2020  06:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some of those African coins come across real worn don't they?

Their hot humid climate does a number on coins real fast. I bought a bag of African change coins last year and had Ghanaian Cedis from 1998 that had worn flat and a Kenyan Bimetallic 5 shilling from 2000 that was worn down to VG. Even worse was the seller told me, the coins were from her trip there in 2002!

Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 05/16/2020  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. I just watched a series of lectures on assessing the state of coins and how amazing it was for me when he said nothing about the coin below the XF40. He said that these coins are not of interest to the collector, unless, of course, they are rarities of SUPER, MEGA, ULTRA. I hope that there are no such people on this forum. I love all the coins, no matter how well preserved they are. I recently found out that in numismatics there is a whole area that specializes in collecting Lowball.

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 Posted 05/16/2020  10:20 am  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NGC gave that a FR2? Must have felt good about the R, because the O is gone! Lol

By collector, did he really mean investor?

For a collector, if a theme can be thought up, there is likely a niche enjoying it!

Lowball collectors, I contend, find a great deal of satisfaction in what they do. Might be some of the happiest in the hobby. Doesn't take much to thrill them.
My hoard of '82s is up to 192! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 12, 1682 x 14, 1782 x 50, 1882 x 49, 1982 x 31
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 Posted 05/17/2020  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1863 One Penny


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 Posted 07/11/2020  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great Britain 6 Pence (Circa 1838 - 1887)

not much detail on the obverse and little to none on the reverse
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 Posted 07/27/2020  05:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This Florin may just qualify



The Tails may be a bit too nice, but the head is headed out!
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 Posted 07/27/2020  05:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lowball pennies for you (2)



1887



1874

Fortunately, the date is the last thing to go on 1860 - 1894 Bronze Britannia coins.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 07/31/2020  01:03 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the only possible "lowball" coin in my collection. I've had this coin for more than 40 years and I don't think I'll ever get rid of it, as I got it from my Dad. I don't think it could be graded or slabbed because of all of the road rash. It's an 1887 Seated dime and possibly an S mint mark, but there's just too much damage to tell for sure.



"Shine, shine, a Roosevelt dime
All the way to Baltimore and running out of time" - Tom Waits 'Clap Hands'

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 Posted 07/31/2020  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't think I'll ever get rid of it, as I got it from my Dad. I
Fun example. Most definitely a keeper.
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