1952-D Quarter sells for almost 4 grand !

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 15,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1952-D WQ is a very tough coin to find with nice color, in my experience, and this coin has what appears to be attractive toning on both sides. But, wow! That is a heck of a price for that coin, again in my opinion.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 69,424 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing.... I know I have some silver Washington quarters... probably a '52 in there somewhere.... However, not likely a 67 and certainly not tarnished (I spend those :D :D ;) )....Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 19,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

    its not for me. its a nice coin & all but $4,000 or so it not justified here. jmo and I hope it serves the new owner well :)

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 14,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a bit much! :#

  • KccoinKccoin Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭

    looks like a good example of "two people in the same room"

  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 20,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I saw the title I thought it would be the huge "D" variety. That would be a high price for the variety to me. I can't see it at all for the regular 52-D.


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  • georgiacop50georgiacop50 Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah I was expecting a Huge D too

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the fact that it's a superb gem and that it has the NGC star. It also has nice wood grain. A coin like that is very unique and, even though it's not for me, I'm not surprised that the market would dictate that type of price tag.

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --Teddy Roosevelt, April 23, 1910.
  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No sticker and it's not even PCGS...

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:

    @cameonut2011 said:
    No sticker and it's not even PCGS...

    You mean somebody actually bought the coin based on its own merits? Go figure.... :D

    I know. Crazy right?

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Actually with a $15k price guide value in MS67+, I can see why this coin fetched what it did. PCGS frequently, in my opinion, will bump up a nicely toned coin to a plus grade.

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Insane, surely not for me !!! :'(

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  • Wabbit2313Wabbit2313 Posts: 7,273 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019 3:22PM

    I would not call the color anything special.

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  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 12,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Wabbit2313 said: "I would not call the color anything special."

    I would call the color special. I especially like the brownish streaks up the reverse. Very unusual. I'm bothered by the line of discoloration (rub?) up Washington's face and on the hair behind the ear. That is not toning.

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 3,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm loving it, I have one of the other 67*!

  • PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough coin in grade but a bit too moxie with bidding...I guess heat of the moment.

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019 4:47PM

    @erwindoc said:
    I'm loving it, I have one of the other 67*!

    See if Ian will cut you a deal and promote it on the main page for no extra cost!

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019 4:48PM

    @Wabbit2313 said:
    I would not call the color anything special.

    If it doesn't color bump to 67+, then the coin is a burial. I would hope that the winning bidder stopped by to view the coin before slapping down that kind of money on a common coin like this.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 4,092 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buyer is the end user

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes, you don't care what something costs, as you just have to have it.

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --Teddy Roosevelt, April 23, 1910.
  • georgiacop50georgiacop50 Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭✭

    @Wabbit2313 said:
    I would not call the color anything special.

    Then I am guessing you are not a collector of washers, as these are rarely found with color like that. It IS an especially nice example of 52-D. Is it really WORTH all that? Only to a Registry chaser.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 1,402 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @georgiacop50 said:

    @Wabbit2313 said:
    I would not call the color anything special.

    Then I am guessing you are not a collector of washers, as these are rarely found with color like that. It IS an especially nice example of 52-D. Is it really WORTH all that? Only to a Registry chaser.

    I’ve seen similar comments about other auction coins which have sold for strong money, the assumption being that registry participants bought them (and/or that auction fever was responsible). However, in many of those cases, the assumptions were incorrect - very sharp dealers (looking for upgrades) were the buyers.

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  • georgiacop50georgiacop50 Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    I’ve seen similar comments about other auction coins which have sold for strong money, the assumption being that registry participants bought them (and/or that auction fever was responsible). However, in many of those cases, the assumptions were incorrect - very sharp dealers (looking for upgrades) were the buyers.

    Certainly that is often the case. But do you suppose those dealers were looking for an upgrade to place the coin in their personal collections?

    NO! They want to flip them to the Registry chasers!!

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 3,018 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019 5:41PM
  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 1,402 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @georgiacop50 said:

    @MFeld said:
    I’ve seen similar comments about other auction coins which have sold for strong money, the assumption being that registry participants bought them (and/or that auction fever was responsible). However, in many of those cases, the assumptions were incorrect - very sharp dealers (looking for upgrades) were the buyers.

    Certainly that is often the case. But do you suppose those dealers were looking for an upgrade to place the coin in their personal collections?

    NO! They want to flip them to the Registry chasers!!

    In answer to your question - no😉
    But people other than “registry chasers” actually do buy very high grade examples.

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    I'm loving it, I have one of the other 67*!

    Can you grace us with a picture? ;)

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --Teddy Roosevelt, April 23, 1910.
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc Thanks! That's a beauty!

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --Teddy Roosevelt, April 23, 1910.
  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 3,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super flashy in hand too. Looks like lots of marks when it is as big as my screen though!

  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 3,685 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I feel smarter already

  • Wabbit2313Wabbit2313 Posts: 7,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @georgiacop50 said:

    @Wabbit2313 said:
    I would not call the color anything special.

    Then I am guessing you are not a collector of washers, as these are rarely found with color like that. It IS an especially nice example of 52-D. Is it really WORTH all that? Only to a Registry chaser.

    I’ve seen similar comments about other auction coins which have sold for strong money, the assumption being that registry participants bought them (and/or that auction fever was responsible). However, in many of those cases, the assumptions were incorrect - very sharp dealers (looking for upgrades) were the buyers.

    The coin most certainly made the trip to CAC. Not sure this one has any chance at an upgrade, especially now-a-days.

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It sold for approximately $1k at David Lawrence in April of 2018. The photos below are from that auction. (If David Lawrence requests me to remove the images, I will do so). https://www.davidlawrence.com/product/1347202/

    Based on the DL images, the coin already looks color bumped. I don't even think it will cross at grade if the coin looks like this in hand.




  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @washingtonrainbows said:
    I think it is solid 67, won’t go 67+ I don’t think at PCGS. Still a very nice coin. I would buy it at 1-2 k all day long.

    Even with the road rash on the cheek?

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,815 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019 9:11PM

    I'm still trying to figure out if this is a "the market is strong" or "collectors are bidiots" thread ;)

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 6,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:
    I'm still trying to figure out if this is a "the market is strong" or "collectors are bidiots" thread ;)

    Maybe a little of both?

  • batumibatumi Posts: 570 ✭✭✭✭

    Irrational exuberance? I do have a original '52 mint set ratholed for years that I sure will be taking a close look at though asap!

  • Isn't the "black" on the cheek covering up a rather significant gouge?

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 14,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    Sure!

    @Walkerfan said:

    @erwindoc said:
    I'm loving it, I have one of the other 67*!

    Can you grace us with a picture? ;)


    Way nicer in my opinion!

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 12,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2019 8:58AM

    @washingtonrainbows said:
    I think it is solid 67, won’t go 67+ I don’t think at PCGS. Still a very nice coin. I would buy it at 1-2 k all day long.

    I believe a MS-67 can have a few miniscule marks. I cannot ignore the "road rash" or large hits on this piece so IMHO, this coin got a 2 grade bump for its exceptional color and attractiveness.

    PS Just saying, if I knew at least two folks wanted a coin for 3K, I'd pay 2K for it all day long also just so I could flip it. B)

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 3,775 ✭✭✭✭

    I guess Coin Collecting is doing better. Now if Bezos, Gates or well known Persons come out and say "Everyone should enjoy Coin Collecting" We would see more of these prices for these type of coins. :)

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  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 12,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @washingtonrainbows said: "Insider2 please send me all your ms 65 Washington qtrs. that are equivalent for $500 each.....in any holder."

    Please cut this weasel stuff out. In my experience, folks use this tactic when...
    There are only a few Washington quarters I would spend any money on - 32-D, 32-S, OMM's and a few DD. As for the rest, unfortunately, most below MS are ugly! :)
    Now, let's discuss the coin. <3

    @washingtonrainbows said:

    @Insider2 said:

    @washingtonrainbows said:
    I think it is solid 67, won’t go 67+ I don’t think at PCGS. Still a very nice coin. I would buy it at 1-2 k all day long.

    I believe a MS-67 can have a few miniscule marks. I cannot ignore the "road rash" or large hits on this piece so IMHO, this coin got a 2 grade bump for its exceptional color and attractiveness.

    PS Just saying, if I knew at least two folks wanted a coin for 3K, I'd pay 2K for it all day long also just so I could flip it. B)

    And you know the road rash is road rash on the coin by a picture?...

    With 100% certainty, YES. Basic Grading 101: The unoriginal surface on the cheek occurred after the coin was struck. Now, a grader needs to weigh how that affects the coins VALUE because that's what commercial graders claim they do. I evaluate the "condition of preservation of coins." I can back-up my opinion and explain it. Nevertheless, I am not qualified at all to place a value on that coin. Someone already did and they BOUGHT IT!

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