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 Posted 07/29/2021  01:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone! I have been looking to buy a graded 1932-S Quarter, and am having a bit of a frustrating time, here's why.  I'll be up front in saying that this will be my first slabbed coin purchase.  I am trying my best to buy the coin and not the slab, but all of the examples I'm finding are really ugly, or details grades, damaged, cleaned, carbon spots, dings in places you don't want them, etc.  Can anyone suggest a place to look for a nice coin with good eye appeal in F to VF? tried eBay,  it's a disaster, or I'm missing something maybe.  Please help.  Maybe I'm being too fussy?  Go easy on me!
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 Posted 07/29/2021  02:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a decent one on GC, but it's got 17 days remaining.
https://www.greatcollections.com/Co...0-from-photo

Might I add., personally, I think Washington quarters lose a lot of eye appeal is lower grades, especially Fine and lower, regardless of surface preservation. Since there's not a huge price spread in price from VF-XF, why not hold out for a decent XF example.

Good luck
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 Posted 07/29/2021  04:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can also check Heritage Auctions. I would recommend getting it in a PCGS slab where ever you buy it from and check their web site before buying it to make sure it is legit.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  08:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In the words of Marshall Field, the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Time to go to as many coin shows as possible.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Time to go to as many coin shows as possible.
My own personal problem with that is "as possible." The list has been thin lately.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glad you are deciding to get a 1932 S quarter in a TPG slab.
So many of these are detail coins I see sold raw.
I don't know why but maybe back in that era it was fashionable to make your coin collection shiny, nice and clean.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much everyone for all the words of advice and help.  It's really nice to hear from the seasoned members here, I see posting so much and sharing their knowledge.  I have a lot of respect for you all.  Ty2020b, you found a nice one! In a good grade too!  thank you! I'm going to keep my eye on it.

I have recently taken interest in learning about cleaned coins, and it's shocking how many are out there for sale!  I will be purchasing the coin in a PCGS slab for sure.  I want the assurance when it comes to authenticity, and condition of the coin.  I want to step up my collecting to include more graded coins.  Coinfrog, you are right in your quote. This is an investment, and I know over time, I will appreciate having spent the extra money on a good quality, and grade of coin.
I will post when I make my purchase.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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In the words of Marshall Field, the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten

They told me that prompting me to buy a Honda quad. Yesterday as I was searching for a lost calf the the thing was burning something like 1 part oil to 3 parts gas. I will soon do an engine rebuild but for now I am pouring the oil in as fast as it goes out. I already have the parts.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just looked on eBay and easily found many PCGS-certified, no-problem examples of the 1932-S, in grades from VF-20 through MS-65. Assuming the prices are within your budget you should be able to find an acceptable coin.
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