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 Posted 11/07/2018  2:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I love these, makes my 7th S7 in my collection so far. Cherrypicked this bird in the wild :





I'm always scooping up these clashes, and a few months ago had a weird day where an S7, S8, and S9 were all waiting for me in the mailbox on the same day (won different auctions, all arrived on same day).

What would you guys grade and value this at?
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11/07/2018 2:53 pm
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 Posted 11/07/2018  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats, but this one does have some serious issues.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In that condition, I wouldn't think very much. A cherry pick is when you get something on the cheap but you never know. Maybe somebody will get caught up in the bidding if you try and flip it.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats (I guess), but must agree, pretty nasty looking.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  5:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting variety, but has low eye appeal.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The $20 clash. Cool and Congrats

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 Posted 11/08/2018  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, and she certainly isn't a top shelf example, but hey,,,, isn't she lovely? isn't she wonderful?



I consider it a cherrypick as I got an unattributed S7 for a song from a seller that didn't know what they had.

There are plenty of worse examples out there, and while not my best one, it's certainly not my worst. Bad pic I took, but the clash is very clear in hand, except that little line that shows up between the 18 and 57 in the date.
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 Posted 11/08/2018  09:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A bit beat up, but a nice cherrypick anyway!
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 Posted 11/08/2018  10:23 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a neat find but 153 bucks is a bit much. The trick is to find em in great condition.
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 Posted 11/08/2018  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did I out bid you? :)
I prowl on the bay a bit, and considering what other examples go for (and in far worse condition),,,it's not bad. If I was concerned with price the other 3 in the lot could be considered as part of that amount, making it less.
A great condition S7,,,won't come cheap.
I have one that is super low VG slabbed, very ugly (like the ones on Ebay going for much more). The other 5 are (imo) a step or two above this one in condition. Do I buy them for condition? No, I love these clashes. I have a problem, an obsession almost, and a massive collection that's 99% FE clashes to prove it :)
Just last week I received my 4th clashed 1857 Quarter (with the cent on the reverse) - $10 gamble off ebay as the pictures were tough, not the greatest, but hey still a rare variety no matter how you slice it. Sellers pic:



HARD to see, but there. Most people might not be interested because of the condition, but I think it's cool.

I don't buy to flip, I may sell one day, but it's not in the cards now.
Since I don't buy based on condition, grading isn't really my strength, and was wondering what grade this might receive? - just for my own knowledge. (edit, condition/grade of the Cent)
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11/08/2018 10:58 am
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 Posted 11/08/2018  11:52 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No I didn't bid, just looked it up to see what you paid. Flip the other 3 coins and that's what you paid. I used to do that too but I quickly realized that they aren't worth what I thought when it came time to sell them. Now I look for varieties in great condition. I do buy some crusty coins just for my own collection. You did a good job cleaning it up.
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11/08/2018 12:00 pm
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 Posted 11/08/2018  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Right on.
Ya, was hoping to score all of them for 60'ish, but someone else saw it too.
The others from that lot will go in my 'Normo' (boring) box of FEs.

I've got some XF/AU examples of the S8 and S9, and piles of VG/G/F examples (it's a sickness). Maybe one day I'll trade my horde for a handful of MS examples and call it a day, and having just found out I'm going to be a father for the time,,,, that day might be sooner than I thought!

edit - not cleaned up, just as it was sent to me. I never clean them, just try to preserve.
edit edit - seller's orig pic:

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11/08/2018 12:36 pm
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 Posted 11/08/2018  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well you did a good job "conserving" it.
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