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1909 S VDB LWC - Opinions Please

 
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 Posted 06/21/2019  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all of the input everyone, and congrats on your 12,000th post basebal21! I'm thinking I might just send it in through the dealer to try and save a little bit of money. My 55 has a bit of verdigris and so it just made me think about conserving both.
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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 Posted 06/21/2019  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And crap, I thought this coin was worth $450
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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06/21/2019 10:31 pm
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 Posted 06/22/2019  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mean I'm happy because I'm finally completing sets.

I finished my Walking Liberty halves set last month on 5/19, and the 21's are only about good I presume since I can't read the 19.

And I finished my Buffalo nickel set last week on 6/13 with the purchase of a 13D Type 2 and a 13S Type 2. The 13S is NGC slabbed G6, which I realize may seem silly to some to slab that grade, but I didn't slab it, and it was my first slabbed coin, and it completed a set, so again I'm happy.

And lastly, I just got this 09S VDB on 6/20, which again, completed my Lincoln Wheat cent set. Perhaps this one will remain as a hole filler, and then I'll buy a better slabbed one in the future.

Now I just need a 16D to complete my Mercury dime set, and based on what they cost, and the low grade nature of my sets, I'll probably just get an AG3 slabbed.
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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06/22/2019 09:50 am
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 Posted 06/22/2019  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm finally completing sets.


Amazing work!
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 Posted 06/22/2019  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Spence!
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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 Posted 06/23/2019  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So I want to add a little info to this story. Perhaps someone remembers me asking the forum how many pennies would fit in a 5 gallon jug, or perhaps you remember the Cud coin that I found in said jug. Well here it is 4 years later, and I've finally taken the pennies to the bank.

I carried in the first two jugs to the bank which amounted to 61 and change. The second 2 jugs were 64 and change. And the last one was 44 and change. The lady said, I need to double check this, "I've never seen it come out exactly even." So those 5 jugs amounted to 17,000 pennies even! (aside from the kickbacks). So that was $170.

Then the box furthest to the right is another 2500 pennies, and then I had extra rolls that amounted to 500 more. So now I was up to 20,000 pennies, or $200.

The other four boxes are 10,000 copper memorial cents, that I sold for $150. So I'm up to $350.

I also have a second set of Lincoln's that is 90% complete (126/140) that I have someone interested in buying for $100.

So, yes, I paid $450 for my details S VDB, but how much did I really pay for it



LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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06/23/2019 8:16 pm
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 Posted 06/24/2019  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry Joe ,should have kept the pennies .
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 Posted 06/24/2019  08:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
C'mon
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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 Posted 06/24/2019  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So I guess maybe I won't sell that second set of Lincoln's? I already used my cash to pay for the svdb, knowing that I would recoup the money by selling the copper pennies and this set. At this point, I've used $350 in pennies that came from the jug, and $100 of my own cash. So do you think I should just keep this set? The best coins it has are: 09 VDB (VF), 11D (G), 12D (G), 22D (G), 23S (G), and 26S (VG).
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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06/24/2019 10:51 am
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 Posted 06/24/2019  11:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So do you think I should just keep this set? The best coins it has are: 09 VDB (VF), 11D (G), 12D (G), 22D (G), 23S (G), and 26S (VG).


Personally, I would, unless you need the money for something immediately. I have 6 sets of Lincolns in various stages of completion. My 'main' set is the one listed in my signature.
Lincoln Cents - 2 holes; 1909SVDB/1914D / Indian Head cents - 14 Holes / Jefferson nickels - Done / Buffalo nickels - 10 Holes / V nickels - 6 holes / Shield nickels - 5 Holes / Roosevelt dimes - Done / Mercury dimes - 2 Holes; 1916D/1921P / Washington quarters - 8 holes / Standing Liberty quarters - 10 Holes / Barber quarters - 34 Holes / Kennedy halves - 7 Holes / Walking Liberty halves - 30 Holes / Franklin halves - 18 Holes
Other works in progress - 7070 / Canadian Cents / Canadian Nickels / SBA & SAC Dollars / Pres Dollars
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 Posted 06/24/2019  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice. The 16S in this set is also VF, so that's a decent coin as well. Well I'll be keeping it for now.
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  06:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Harry213 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey congratulations on completing all those sets it is quite an accomplishment you should be proud of.

But if it were me I would have waited and added another $100-$200 to the cash you got from all the pennies and bought a slightly better coin, perhaps a G-VG in a straight grade holder. And saved yourself the headache. For now though I would just stick it in the album, fill that hole and just enjoy the accomplishment of completing your set.

As far as selling it here's my thought:
I honestly wouldn't spend another cent trying to conserve or grade it. I would take as many high quality images and list it for sale with a buy it now or best offer and try to at least get back what you already put into it. Then take the money and get a problem free coin like I described above.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Harry. Hindsight's 20/20 I just wanted an S VDB and I wasn't educated enough to know that this coin would be a details coin. I guess this is an example of paying for my education Also, I'm a little worried about marketability if I don't have it authenticated.

Well I just threw it on Craigslist for $500 to see if I get any bites.
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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06/25/2019 08:44 am
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 Posted 06/25/2019  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Joe , I'm sure now you realize you made a big mistake with that king of Lincoln wheat cents because you failed to educate yourself on self grading whether raw or slabbed . It's not the end of the world . We have all made a similar mistakes at one time or another . I'm still kicking myself in the butt for some of my early boo-boos .
In my honest opinion get rid of that S-VDB as fast as you can and save up for a PCGS or NGC Straight graded VG-8 or better .
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 Posted 06/25/2019  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joecontois to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just overlooked the blemishes because they seemed small to me and were not very distracting from the overall look of the coin. Some coins really look like crap. I don't think this coin looks like crap. On the contrary, I think it looks pretty decent overall. More than half of the wheat stalks are visible so I just figured it to be VG. I guess the devil really is in the details.
LWC (140/140) completed on 7/2/19. Buffalo nickels (64/64) completed on 6/13/19. Mercury dimes (76/77) to be completed 11/11/19. Walking Liberty halves (65/65) completed on 5/19/19. Peace dollars (12/24) to be completed 11/11/19. 5 set totals (357/370). SLQ set (21/37). 7070 U.S. Type Set (50/76) completion date unascertainable.
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