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 Posted 02/23/2018  3:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Need to get my 'quality' post count up, so here we go...

About 2006-7 after hitting a wall with the Barber halves in VF-XF original surfaces and PQ, while hunting down the Pop 0, I happened across an image of a two-toned Monroe Commem in VF and wondered what the heck it was. Forgot about it for a few months, then decided to find that image again, find out what it was, and then searched eBay for more. I saw a lightly worn, nicely toned Norfolk (where we live) for auction. I put in a bid for $400 thinking that would be a plenty, and got beat out on it!?! Hmmm. I must be on to something here. A year later I would find out who bobvvv aka Not Mint To Be was, before eBay usernames became anonymous.

I started a blank 50c Dansco page as a type set in VF-XF like my Barbers (see crude labels I made on the image below), and then was offered a Hawaiian in PCGS G6. That was the second most expensive coin ever purchased with the wife's permission...so I looked at that Dansco hole long and hard before NOT cracking it.

Bob got me hooked into downgrading the set like other members here, and also joining him in the new Lowball Registry at PCGS. Not a lot of eyeballs looking back then so prices were very reasonable until you got to PO1, the concept of which I still did not appreciate fully at that time.

I know there have been a lot of comments about the beautifully worn, but overpriced 1926 S Oregon in F15 that seems to have been on eBay for ever, and who was the idiot that got it slabbed in that grade...well that was me, in 2007. I got it for $58 raw.

OK, enough rambling, here is the obverse of that page, and I will post the reverse when I get home this weekend. Thanks for looking!

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 Posted 02/23/2018  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Not Mint to Be to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Don---When I started I just liked the looks of these commems and didn't know anything about the PCGS forum. Can't remember who pointed me to it. I purchased a few in graded holders and it just went on from there. Braddick and Faraway57 were the people that really kept me interested. And then there were the holed commems and that is another story. It was nice when you knew who was bidding on eBay. Met several very nice people along the way
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 Posted 02/23/2018  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great to have you back with us Don ...at whatever level you feel to contribute.

back indeed

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 Posted 02/23/2018  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Bob and David! Hope to be able to contribute something and nice to feel well enough to have enough in me after work to do something fun - and learn. Always learning new things in The Hobby. :)


PCGS submissions 2005-2015. Mailings(20) Orders(41) / 235 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(17%) Economy(63%) Regular(14%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (49%) Classic Commemorative (40%) Hawaii(4%) Other(7%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 LOL! Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2); ICG: 30/30 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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 Posted 02/23/2018  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the now-apparently-infamous 26-S Oregon PCGS F15, and then a downgrade. I'd take my old F15 back to crack out for the Dansco. Saw it was 'on sale' for about $115 last month (on eBay) :eyeroll:






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 Posted 02/23/2018  10:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beefer518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think they both look nearly identical, but the bottom coin has a hair more detail, especially on the reverse. But I can't figure out what's going on at the back of the wagon? I would give the #2 coin a grade of F-16 if there were such a grade, but I'll say F-15 as well.
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 Posted 02/24/2018  09:01 am  Show Profile   Check bandsdean's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add bandsdean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice collection. As for the 2 Oregons, yes they both look F-15 with the lower one a bit more detailed.
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 Posted 02/24/2018  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great post and nice coins! Thanks for sharing!

Could you post larger pics of your Dansco pages? The small pics don't do the coins justice.
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 Posted 02/24/2018  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1926 Oregon was graded VG8 by PCGS and the area on the wagon, I could never determine if pre or post mint issue that looks weird in the photo but under a loupe, did not really seem like much.

Since I can't find the 'quote' feature @CelticKnot - or maybe my post count isn't high enough for that privelege, I will try to resize the Dansco to comply here without using the host's tool.
PCGS submissions 2005-2015. Mailings(20) Orders(41) / 235 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(17%) Economy(63%) Regular(14%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (49%) Classic Commemorative (40%) Hawaii(4%) Other(7%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 LOL! Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2); ICG: 30/30 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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PCGS submissions 2005-2015. Mailings(20) Orders(41) / 235 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(17%) Economy(63%) Regular(14%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (49%) Classic Commemorative (40%) Hawaii(4%) Other(7%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 LOL! Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2); ICG: 30/30 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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 Posted 02/24/2018  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Love how the bruin's nose wears on this one. ^PCGS VG10



PCGS XF45

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PCGS submissions 2005-2015. Mailings(20) Orders(41) / 235 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(17%) Economy(63%) Regular(14%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (49%) Classic Commemorative (40%) Hawaii(4%) Other(7%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 LOL! Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2); ICG: 30/30 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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 Posted 02/24/2018  3:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice collection!

By the way, to quote someone, you use the tags [ quote ] and [ /quote ] without the spaces.

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Thank you very much for the better photos. They and the coins look great!
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 Posted 02/24/2018  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed Don ... we might have had a bit of discussion here on the ePray F15 Oregon Trail half.

Thrilled that you are back with us.

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@SilverDollar2017 Thanks! I remember having to manually doing this for youtube, bold, italics, etc. but never anywhere for quoting someone on message boards.


Quote:
By the way, to quote someone, you use the tags [ quote ] and [ /quote ] without the spaces.


@CelticKnot - my pleasure :)

@nickelsearcher Thank you, David!
PCGS submissions 2005-2015. Mailings(20) Orders(41) / 235 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(17%) Economy(63%) Regular(14%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (49%) Classic Commemorative (40%) Hawaii(4%) Other(7%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 LOL! Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2); ICG: 30/30 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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