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1883 5c Liberty Head Nickel # I Don't Know How Many Of These I Have

 
 
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 Posted 11/13/2019  6:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
$10. One of my favorite coins and dirt cheap to boot. Thoughts? Thanks!

Bonus points if you guess why I bought this particular coin besides the obvious reason that I'm an idiot.


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 Posted 11/13/2019  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU53

RPD?
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: http://goccf.com/t/359443&whichpage=1
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 Posted 11/13/2019  6:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-53 ,you bought it because of the obverse die crack .
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 Posted 11/13/2019  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't tell from pics, I'll guess Spike Head?
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 Posted 11/13/2019  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't see anything special.

When I started collecting, back in the 1950s, I got two rolls of those all uncirculated. Sold them for $10 a roll - arrrgh! I got them at the Milwaukee Public Museum. They had a thing there for kids one Saturday a month. Is the "Trading Post" still up and running?

We could bring in all kinds of stuff to trade with other kids or sell them for "points" to museum staff which we could then use to buy stuff that the museum was unloading in a showcase (never coins). I ended up with lots of small cases of butterflies but got the 83's from one of the other kids.
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 Posted 11/13/2019  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the reason why I bought this coin. If you look at the corn cob to the left of the bow in the reverse, that area is 9 out of 10 times weakly struck. The corn cob on my coin below shows many kernels and is sharply struck.

Also note that all the stars in the obverse of my coin are fully split. All the stars in the NGC gem MS66+ obverse are not.



Contrast this with the strike on this NGC graded MS66+ gem coin here: https://coins.ha.com/itm/liberty-ni...bnail-071515


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 Posted 11/13/2019  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you suggesting a comparison here?
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 Posted 11/13/2019  11:09 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You thought it was a proof?
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: http://goccf.com/t/359443&whichpage=1
If you want to buy something or sell something or just talk, shoot me a PM!
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 Posted 11/13/2019  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am saying the strike on my coin in thia thread is better than that of a coin graded MS66+ by NGC. What is confusing about what I am saying?
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 Posted 11/13/2019  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool coin, great strike, amazing price, what else more could a collector want?
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 Posted 11/14/2019  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
You thought it was a proof?


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 Posted 11/14/2019  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Your coin's corn cob definitely shows off the sharp strike.
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 Posted 11/14/2019  2:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even with the sharp strike, I'd be at AU-50.
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 Posted 11/15/2019  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This came in. Thoughts? Thanks!


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