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1909 VDB LWC Dot Only After The V

 
 
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 Posted 10/06/2019  1:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ccobb to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Recently attended an estate sale that listed "coins" in the advertisement. There were thousands of coins in 2x2's. Hundreds of mint sets and proof sets that sold for crazy high prices (ie common mint sets worth about $3-7 sold for $30) needless to say I didn't get any of them. So Idk if everyone went broke or there just wasn't any interest in the cents but I got everything you see here plus more for less than $150! I was the only bidder on the Lincoln cents. 26 nearly complete books of LWC for $2.00 each. 15 nearly complete books of LMC for $2.00 each. Three coffee cans full of LWC for $5 each. 5 Cigar boxes full of uncirculated rolls, Indian heads, large cents and miscellaneous other stuff all in 2x2's for $5 each. Ive already sorted out hundreds of "S" MM LWC.
Most of the LMC's are ruined because the books were not stored properly and the damp cardboard of the books damaged the edges of most zincolns. There are 15
1909 but only three have the VDB initials (two are very worn) and I posted below the only good one which appears to have a period only after the initial V.
I've bought ten new LWC books to fill for this winter's project. Although I'm very pleased with this "score" I can't help but to feel a little sad that this person's collection sold for so little and wound up in the hands of a beginner. I'll try to do it justice!












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Now that looks like a lot of fun in the future.

Good luck on the search!

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 Posted 10/06/2019  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on some seriously nice scores. Estate auctions that include coins are prevalent everywhere I've ever been. Common coins do little, but anything even remotely cool such as Shield or V nickels and any Seated or Barber coinage sell for very good prices.

Toss in a common date CC Morgan and watch the feathers fly.

I'm convinced in my area of the world that the farmers just want to prove they have money to burn.

I put 40-60 lots in every other weekend with my favorite Colonel with lower grade Type and use the profits (which are sometimes almost scary high) for nice MS type for my collection.
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That's awesome! Now it's time to search them for unlabeled errors and varieties!
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Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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 Posted 10/06/2019  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fun, fun, fun!
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 Posted 10/06/2019  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note the stems above that area? They looks smaller than normal. So I'm leaning more to an over polished die issue. But why would that area be polished? A clash of the head is a bit farther away than that? But a clash issue might require polishing of the reverse die:


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I've stopped going to auctions as people will pay way over retail. Why? I have no idea. I watched a 46-P WLH in AU go for $60 at the last auction I attended. The winner, who knew I was a dealer asked why I didn't bid on it. I told him that if he came down to the shop in the morning I would sell him as many AU (40s) Walkers for $15 each.

Sure enough he walked in the next day and walked out with a dozen or so Walkers, as he was leaving, he turned and looked at me; saying "Now I know why you don't bid on anything. What in the world are people thinking?". I shrugged my shoulders and said ( as he was a good customer, that I had a good relation with ( he mostly bought cents. This was his first foray into halves), I asked "Well, ask yourself, why you spent so much money on that coin".

You did well, and I agree that it is sad when people life long collections bring much less than they deserve.
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 Posted 10/06/2019  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that your coin guard dog I see ?
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( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 10/06/2019  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ John1...thanks, made me scroll back up...( I was thinking some kind of fufu doggie)..nice doby don't mess with those coins...

Nice score..don't be sad about the past collector, just be glad you got them and not a bank...best of luck on future finds....
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 Posted 10/06/2019  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ccobb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@John1 LOL yes one of four dobermans I have one of every color. Ive been a dobe breeder for twenty years. Best dogs ever!
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