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What's Your Rarest Coin By Survival Estimate?

 
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 Posted 11/21/2022  06:11 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AmericanCoinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What's your rarest coin by survival estimate?
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 Posted 11/21/2022  10:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scott7721 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably my 1796 large cent S-87, which is only rarity 3. They come nice, and mine is nice with full devices but not a census coin.

The really rare stuff is outside my budget for the hobby.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chirrrs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1829 Curl Base 2 Capped Bust Dime. I found the 41st known example about 4 years ago:



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Here is the 1835 LM-12 capped bust half dime. It's an R7 ("4 to 12 extant"), as this marriage is estimated to have 7 examples. All of them are details coins in circulated grades (like this VG8 details here) save for a PCGS VF35 that was auctioned in 2021. This is an interesting marriage because it wasn't discovered until 2007 - over 170 years after its minting! The Logan-McCloskey book, Federal half dimes 1792 - 1837, which was published in 1998, didn't list it (although it did list examples using 1835 obverse #4, and reverse JJ, which was previously recognized only in two 1836 die marriages). I acquired this in January 2022 since I was only the underbidder on the aforementioned VF35 coin.

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 Posted 11/21/2022  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
here is mine. 1800 LM-5 half dime. this is the only known copy of this die marriage. it wont be mine much longer. its been consigned to be auctioned.


i like large cents. I currently have >225 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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This is a Breen-1 with 5-7 estimated.




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For my rarest by survival rate it would be an 1843 Seated half dollar, WB-7. The following is from Bill Bugert's "A Registry of Liberty Seated half dollar Varieties, Vol V.,


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This die marriage is currently unknown. Based on M.L. Beistle's description of his variety "2 B" in his 1929 reference, A Register of Half Dollar Die Varieties and Sub-Varieties, these descriptions exactly match a late die state of obverse 3 and an early die state of reverse E. Beistle evidently saw this die marriage and reported it in his reference so we think it must exist. Randy Wiley, Dick Osburn, and I have been actively searching for an example of this die marriage for years without success. Perhaps a knowledgeable collector will find one.



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For my rarest by survival rate it would be an 1843 Seated half dollar, WB-7.
Very nice! I love that circulation cameo!
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1860S half dollar seated liberty


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Amazing to see the workout most of these ultra-rare examples received. They're needles in a haystack.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1858-S half eagle. PCGS survival 45. Half eagles with PCGS survival under 100 are still relatively affordable, considering the gold melt value.
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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1872 2 cents. PR 65 RB. 950 struck, most survived, but they start to get scarce in higher grades.




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For US coins 1795 NC-3 large cent, I turned up the 8th known specimen. In my Conder tokens I have a couple of unique pieces, one with two known. I have a coulpe where I don't know the actual survivorship, but the original mintages were 24 and 31 respectively.
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 Posted 11/22/2022  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElmerFlick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Circulation strike. About 100 estimated to survive.

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