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My Great Grandfathers Collection (Huge Silver Pile!)

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 Posted 08/03/2020  3:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been given the task of going through my late great grandfathers collection to sell. This is truly the fun part of coin collecting and having the knowledge to do so!!

I met the guy once (when I was a year old) before he passed away in the early 80s, but it is because of him that I collect coins today. I was gifted a partial set of Indian Head cents out of his "hoard" by my grandmother when I was baptized, and in my late 20s, I decided to finish it off, then do it again in higher grades and so on and so on!

He had 2 daughters and they each got half of the collection. My grandmothers sister sold her half in the 70s or 80s (she was older and likely got the better half!). We thought that we went through the whole half of my grandmothers inheritance a few years back, turns out it was only half of it.

Included in what I went though a few years back was:
1806 Draped bust half dollar
1854 O $3 Indian Princess gold
At least one coin from each denomination of gold (minus the Stella)
a complete set of Indian Head cents (which I still have)
about the same amount of silver (mostly Walking Liberty half dollars)

I posted about this here...
http://goccf.com/t/283775

So you can basically multiply what you see here by 4 to understand the size of what he collected back in the day. All of what you will see below is what was "rediscovered" this year.

Hope you enjoy!

Pics to follow soon!!

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 Posted 08/03/2020  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Starting out with some Nickels....

6 incomplete sets of Buffalo nickels (not much special about these, mostly common dates)
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 Posted 08/03/2020  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the Jefferson Nicklels....

Just 4 sets here....a few good War Nickels, but nothing spectacular here either.
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 Posted 08/03/2020  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On to the dimes.....pretty much all silver here (except the few after 64)

Mercury: The silver is going to start to add up here.




And the Roosevelts:


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 Posted 08/03/2020  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the quarters...
Some Barbers



Some Standing Liberty - Not many here (I suspect my Grandmothers Sister ended up with a good number of these. There are a lot more that were in rolls.




And Washingtons
He did have a few key dates here (one 1932 S and two 1932 D)



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 Posted 08/03/2020  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And some Half Dollars:
Seated: Includes the key date 1873 CC (no arrows)



Barbers (nice pile not in books)



Walking liberty



Franklins

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 Posted 08/03/2020  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bpoc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Take your time and research all. Compose a spread sheet. Have fun and look at it as a learning tool.
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 Posted 08/03/2020  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is some other stuff that was not in folders:
More Walking Liberty half dollars:


Franklins:



64 Kennedys and 40% Kennedys



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 Posted 08/03/2020  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
last few pictures of coins not in albums:
Barber quarters



Standing Liberty quarters


Washington quarters




Dimes (all kinds from seated to Roosevelts)



A few Dollars

And a few commemoratives, a 20cent and some more Seated quarters

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Again, I have been tasked with selling this collection. A good bit of this will be considered "junk silver" and sold at spot (or as close as I can get to it).

Questions though:
Are there premiums for common date UNC Quarters, franklins and Kennedys?
The Barbers have mostly been cleaned. Is there any premium on those? I have looked at eBay sales and determined there might be a slight premium, but I don't think I can expect much.

Thanks for looking!
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 Posted 08/03/2020  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Hey, show us that 1873-CC NA half, will you?
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 Posted 08/03/2020  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I posted this one on the forum a while ago when I first saw this collection. Ive just now been able to bring them home and really go through them.





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 Posted 08/03/2020  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Being your grandparents collection, I'd sure hang onto the collection, unless you absolutely must sell. I love loose piles of coins, that you can actually handle. If you were in Texas, I'd buy all of this from you.
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 Posted 08/03/2020  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1873-CC NA seems like a nice G-04 specimen.
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Quite an accumulation of 90% silver .
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