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How Much Will This PCGS Slab Sell For At Great Collections?

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 Posted 09/09/2021  02:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There is clearly some visible damage, yet it has a great provenance.

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 Posted 09/09/2021  02:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$1050 for a cricket with just under 60 days remaining.. when you think you've seen it all

China has been missing out on an inexpensive counterfeiting venture all these years too!
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 Posted 09/09/2021  03:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why wasn't the cricket graded?
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 Posted 09/09/2021  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This will be a highlight of someone's error collection when someone hears crickets every time they look at it, or the cricket decided to become a coin but was graded details because it is in pieces and damaged.
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 Posted 09/09/2021  08:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yuck! At least this coin (err cricket) has a funny story. I think this is officially the most expensive cricket on earth! And ya, why didn't he get graded? I would say he deserves an AU-58 details grade-detached head.
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 Posted 09/09/2021  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think this is officially the most expensive cricket on earth!


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 Posted 09/09/2021  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well it is at least the only cricket that I would ever consider buying (not that I would ever pay $1000 for a dead bug).
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 Posted 09/09/2021  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What lunacy.
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 Posted 09/09/2021  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lunacy is a good description for this rattler.
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 Posted 09/09/2021  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be a fake slab. PCGS logo looks shoddy.
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 Posted 09/09/2021  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to wait for the chocolate covered version to come to auction....
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 Posted 09/09/2021  10:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage.

Crickets are a sign of good luck in some cultures so that could be driving the price up.
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 Posted 09/09/2021  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This would have been a completely intact cricket when caught but it was tortured, dismembered and beheaded in anger after it was captured.

For the past 20 odd years, graders have been wasting turn-around time using this slab as a dexterity game on the job.
The object of the game is to turn and tilt the slab and attempt to put the cricket parts back where they belong.

None have been able to solve the "puzzle" so the novelty has worn off and away to auction it goes.

Next in the series is the infamous 2005 housefly that haunted San Francisco mint employees until it finally became a struck through error on a proof Bison nickel.

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 Posted 09/09/2021  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm glad everyone decided to chime in their thoughts on this item. I thought I might just hear crickets...
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 Posted 09/09/2021  1:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now up to $1300, before buyer's fee, and two months to go. Absolutely crazy in my mind, so-called legend or not, but to each his own...
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Next time my cat brings home a dead mouse, should I pack up the deceased rodent and send it off to PCGS for grading?
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