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 Posted 06/22/2018  3:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I like them when they look like they were just minted...

Nice ones
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 Posted 06/22/2018  4:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I like them when they look like they were just minted......
Very nice examples!
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 Posted 06/22/2018  4:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Very nice examples!


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 Posted 06/22/2018  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love Steel Cents! Although, I really hate the replated ones as it's considered an altered coin. The original, not replated ones are the best.
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 Posted 06/22/2018  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 06/22/2018  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I really hate the replated ones as it's considered an altered coin.


Right, like the polished or plated ones that are used in jewellery. But that said, when I find the really rusty/crappy ones I just throw them in the common Wheat cent jar. When I find a better example of an original one I pile them up till I can grade them and put into 2X2's. The plated ones I immediately put in 2x2's and designate them as such.

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 Posted 06/22/2018  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note to self : "Send Tom a roll of paper towels" - LOL!
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 Posted 06/22/2018  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note to self: "Remind Mark to sent me slab #2711.66/82151565"
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 Posted 06/30/2018  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Centsei to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love a nice 66 or 67. They are fascinating.
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 Posted 07/01/2018  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used to like them, simply due to the novelty. But they're not rare or anything, so it's difficult to develop a real affinity for them. Plus, my local dealer sold me a roll one time and about 1/3 of the cents were badly corroded. They literally looked like puke. Blechh!
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 Posted 07/01/2018  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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my local dealer sold me a roll one time and about 1/3 of the cents were badly corroded.


Yes, steel cents are on the beauty curve with the Zincolns. Although Zincers win. Having a set of Ms66's is affordable as they are around 45/50$ per slabbed coin - as compared to the MS67's that usually go over 100$ a pop!
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 Posted 07/01/2018  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the mint also used the smell cent planchets for some foreign coins. The Belgium 2 Franc coin comes to mind.

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 Posted 07/08/2018  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThreeLui to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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BTW: Could you please show us a picture of that entire slab?


sure


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 Posted 07/08/2018  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do like them in top condition, they're silvery looking !
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 Posted 07/08/2018  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've always liked them!

I've bought bags of them over the years and pull out the nicest ones with nice, original surfaces. The worn ones, along with the rusty and reprocessed ones, get rolled up and sent off to the wholesalers.

I've got a pretty good stash! It's amazing what some dealers toss into their "junk" bins!

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