Exonumia Guy buys a Coin... A Tougher Than Nails Tab Toned Early Commem :)

BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

This is my only actual COIN purchase for 2018... A superb gem tab toned 1936 York which in nearly 33 years of collecting or just admiring this series I've never encountered with toning worthy of any sort of excitement. I have to also thank Broadstruck Jr. for ripping my iPhone out of my hands while in the waiting room of a radiologist fully assisting me in making good ole Dad's first ever cell phone purchase.

Enjoy! :)

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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice. Are they playing baseball outside the fort? Or giving differing directions to the horseback rider?

    Sorry, an attempt at weak humor lol :)

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hemispherical said:
    Nice. Are they playing baseball outside the fort? Or giving differing directions to the horseback rider?

    Sorry, an attempt at weak humor lol :)

    Ha... Since this was a tough coin to photograph and I spent a lot of time gawking at it through the viewfinder the notion of "Baseball" also crossed my mind :D

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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭

    Interesting! Same coin. The first pic looks like the figure on the left is holding a bat. The second looks like it is pointing west.

    Angles, lighting, and suggestion.

    This is a great example for pareidolia.

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2018 6:27AM

    @Hemispherical said:
    Interesting! Same coin. The first pic looks like the figure on the left is holding a bat. The second looks like it is pointing west.

    Angles, lighting, and suggestion.

    This is a great example for pareidolia.

    Shot at the same everything just rotated the slab to get all the color to pop.

    The first shot was straight on and a bit sharper on the men, but the second shot the roof lines and eaves are sharper.

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • rickoricko Posts: 62,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a great find for those who love tarnish....If not already slabbed, do so quickly, or it may continue and change to something you do not care for. Cheers, RickO

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭

    @Broadstruck Good to know. This is a keeper post as a prime example for pareidolia. 👍 :)

    Tag: Pareidolia

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    That is a great find for those who love tarnish....If not already slabbed, do so quickly, or it may continue and change to something you do not care for. Cheers, RickO

    It's already slabbed...

    I stay away from the very darkly toned coins, as I've seen them continually tone over the years even in slabs approaching terminal state.

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hemispherical said:
    @Broadstruck Good to know. This is a keeper post as a prime example for pareidolia. 👍 :)

    Tag: Pareidolia

    Would have needed more lighting, but didn't feel like setting up the 300 watt Kaiser halogens as you need to act fast or they can burn your hands. .

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2018 7:07AM

    @Hemispherical said:
    @Broadstruck Good to know. This is a keeper post as a prime example for pareidolia. 👍 :)

    Tag: Pareidolia

    Actually not as giving this a bit more thought...

    Last year I photographed a complete set of full split band Mercury dimes. Shooting the reverse straight on not all looked FSB. Most had to be rotated so the lighting ventured between both bread loaves.

    That's why I feel that anyone purchasing coins online based on digital images should experiment with coin photography just for a better understanding on how to interpret photos.

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  • ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 5,119 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2018 7:28AM

    40 years as a pro - I'd call it A++ in eye appeal. Bravo B)

    Is it from the 5-coin lot in the New England auction by Brian Hendelson that brought $75,000+ and produced the MS69?

    "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire" - Charles Bukowski
  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColonelJessup said:
    40 years as a pro - I'd call it A++ in eye appeal. Bravo B)

    Is it from the 5-coin lot in the New England auction by Brian Hendelson that brought $75,000+ and produced the MS69?

    Thanks ColonelJessup! :)

    No this is in an older non pronged blue label PCGS MS67 holder....

    Which means it could very well be a MS69 today?!? ;)

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • woogloutwooglout Posts: 191 ✭✭✭

    @ColonelJessup said:
    40 years as a pro - I'd call it A++ in eye appeal. Bravo B)

    Is it from the 5-coin lot in the New England auction by Brian Hendelson that brought $75,000+ and produced the MS69?

    Would you happen to have a link to the auction and/or an image of this MS69?

  • ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 5,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @wooglout said:
    Would you happen to have a link to the auction and/or an image of this MS69?

    CoinFacts has it :D

    "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire" - Charles Bukowski
  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's the MS69 which was produced from the original holder which held 5.

    A York with toning has always been underrated as even Larry Shepherd in his 1991 sale didn't have a major color example in his main set nor all his duplicates.

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's the whole original set of 5...

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 15,200 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your coin is freakin' phenomenal!

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2018 11:09AM

    @TomB said:
    Your coin is freakin' phenomenal!

    Thanks TomB! :)

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  • Wabbit2313Wabbit2313 Posts: 6,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Broadstruck said:

    No this is in an older non pronged blue label PCGS MS67 holder....

    Which means it could very well be a MS69 today?!? ;)

    I would not test that theory. I have had coins go down 2 grades recently. (Coins that would have gone up a grade last year.) And with your lovely coin, the risk of questionable would be even worse.

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    Outstanding, congrats!

    Thanks Boosibri :)

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Wabbit2313 said:

    @Broadstruck said:

    No this is in an older non pronged blue label PCGS MS67 holder....

    Which means it could very well be a MS69 today?!? ;)

    I would not test that theory. I have had coins go down 2 grades recently. (Coins that would have gone up a grade last year.) And with your lovely coin, the risk of questionable would be even worse.

    I don't plan on it as I would not have bought this for myself in a newer pronged holder. So MS67 is plenty as I have no desire to own it in a never slab even with a higher number on the label.

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • DMWJRDMWJR Posts: 5,798 ✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful!!

    Doug
    The Ultimate Flying Eagles
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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DMWJR said:
    Beautiful!!

    Thanks DMWJR :)

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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 2,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly lovely!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • ParlousJoeParlousJoe Posts: 232 ✭✭✭

    Absolutely beautiful Broadstruck!! Congratulations on your new purchase for your collection!

  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 19,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    better than usual strike. I passed on many of those (when I was collecting commems) due to strike

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really nice coin, historical to the nines! It is aging nicely. Peace Roy

  • RealoneRealone Posts: 17,385 ✭✭✭

    B E E UUUUUU TTTTTEEEEEEEE FULLLLLLL

    'Never give in, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy'.
    FYI: I only collect naturally toned coins with original surfaces and nothing else, trust me nothing else!
    OK with one exception!
  • OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 5,819 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2018 4:17PM

    @Hemispherical said:
    Nice. Are they playing baseball outside the fort? Or giving differing directions to the horseback rider?

    Sorry, an attempt at weak humor lol :)

    They’re telling the rider, “You can’t get theyah from heeyah.”

    Never take a front row seat at a bris.
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  • ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2018 5:39PM

    I love the colorful toned Yorks! At one point I had 4 67s and now have 2. Here is one of the ones I used to have - the pictures suck, but you get the idea!


  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Truly lovely!

    @ParlousJoe said:
    Absolutely beautiful Broadstruck!! Congratulations on your new purchase for your collection!

    @Barndog said:
    better than usual strike. I passed on many of those (when I was collecting commems) due to strike

    @Namvet69 said:
    Really nice coin, historical to the nines! It is aging nicely. Peace Roy

    @Realone said:
    B E E UUUUUU TTTTTEEEEEEEE FULLLLLLL

    Thanks Everyone! :)

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  • CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 1,546 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Prettiest York, along with the others from the card, that I have seen in the last 40 years.

    Dr Mikey
    Commems and Early Type
  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CommemDude said:
    Prettiest York, along with the others from the card, that I have seen in the last 40 years.

    Thanks CommemDude! :)

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  • BGBG Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭

    That's a SUPER example!!

    Rev:
    Stockade (Browns Garrison on the Saco River, taken from an old wood-cut), within medallion. In foreground, four sentries – one on horseback. In background of stockade, the rising sun. LIBERTY curved, in gothic letters, superimposed on rays of sun. In lower foreground on scroll in Gothic letters: E – PLURIBUS – UNUM parallel to medallion. Around outer border, in very large Roman letters, both upper and lower inscriptions commencing at lower left: UNITED – STATES – OF – AMERICA and HALF – DOLLAR At base, near border of medallion, small incused script initials of designer: W.H.R.

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BG said:
    That's a SUPER example!!

    Thanks BG! :)

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  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That would be a PERFECT NT if I ever find one for myself :)
    You did good but even better on rearing your son <3

  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 8,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks electric. :star: Got slab shots?

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Paradisefound said:
    That would be a PERFECT NT if I ever find one for myself :)
    You did good but even better on rearing your son <3

    Thanks Paradise... Yes I did as he somehow managed negotiating me buying him a $60 Xbox game just before Xmas with my iPhone in hand :D

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 27,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SeattleSlammer said:
    Looks electric. :star: Got slab shots?

    Thanks SeattleSlammer... I haven't taken any yet, but will soon :)

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
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