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jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 9,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 14, 2019 6:30AM in Buy, Sell, & Trade - U.S. Coins

Really nice cameo contrast. Really unfortunate backstory.

This coin was part of a 4 coin proof set bought directly from the MInt in 1901. The family it belonged to kept it in a safety deposit box for the better part of 110 years. They would occasionally get it out at Christmas and bring it home to share with the family.

About 8 years ago, they brought it home for Christmas and THE NEW PUPPY (!) got a hold of the coins while the family was seated at dinner. As a result, there are puppy teeth marks on the coin [see photos]

It is still a nice looking coin with great cameo contrast. Unfortunately there is a tooth gauge under Liberty's eye as well as below "God" on the reverse and on the Eagle's head. A few light marks as well, but those are the ones that probably yielded the "damage" grade.

Only 140 made with an estimated survivorship of 80-100. About as nice a proof lib as you will find at this price. Mirrors run to 3 inches at least.

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 9,315 ✭✭✭✭✭




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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 9,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I should add: NY State Residents must pay sales tax.

  • REALGATORREALGATOR Posts: 2,254 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin. Bad Dog! I hope the other 3 coins escaped.

  • 1peter12231peter1223 Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Really nice cameo contrast. Really unfortunate backstory.

    This coin was part of a 4 coin proof set bought directly from the MInt in 1901. The family it belonged to kept it in a safety deposit box for the better part of 110 years. They would occasionally get it out at Christmas and bring it home to share with the family.

    About 8 years ago, they brought it home for Christmas and THE NEW PUPPY (!) got a hold of the coins while the family was seated at dinner. As a result, there are puppy teeth marks on the coin [see photos]

    It is still a nice looking coin with great cameo contrast. Unfortunately there is a tooth gauge under Liberty's eye as well as below "God" on the reverse and on the Eagle's head. A few light marks as well, but those are the ones that probably yielded the "damage" grade.

    Only 140 made with an estimated survivorship of 80-100. About as nice a proof lib as you will find at this price. Mirrors run to 3 inches at least.

    Deep gouge on reverse .Puppy must have had teeth made of STEEL !

    Why would they not have coin in protective holder ? Something as valuable as a 1901 GOLD Proof set and they have coins laying around loose ?

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 9,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @REALGATOR said:
    Nice coin. Bad Dog! I hope the other 3 coins escaped.

    Less obvious damage.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 9,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    bump

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 9,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    New price. Also available on eBay if you have bucks or want bucks..

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yikes, nice coin, too bad !!! :'(

    Timbuk3
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