I enjoy collecting plastic, but even this price surprised me.....

LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 15,774 ✭✭✭✭✭

Congrats to messydesk - odd ball date for this PCGS Luncheon slab!

"My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).
I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17)
Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ

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  • rickoricko Posts: 69,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a surprise....well, to me anyway....Cheers, RickO

  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 15,774 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ilkemonsters - that wasn't a 58-D. The 1961 and 1962 sell for much less.

    "My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).
    I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17)
    Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ
  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 15,774 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AND, made it to $249 w/o me bidding! :D

    "My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).
    I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17)
    Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ
  • lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,493 ✭✭✭✭

    Good lunch.

    LCoopie = Les
  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 16,223 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Surprised me, too. Not that I'm complaining. ;) B)

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2019 7:52AM

    @Lakesammman said:
    AND, made it to $249 w/o me bidding! :D

    Wait, so you didn’t win this great coin?

    Imagine if people could supply their own coin for sample slabs!

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 6,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ah, the beauty of auctions. It just takes two folks battling away.

    Nice work @Messydesk!

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • BaleyBaley Posts: 21,272 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not collect plastic at all,
    but no price for such items surprises me any more..
    Once something is ridiculous, does it really matter how ridiculous it gets?

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 19,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Exhibit #A

    This is what is wrong with coin collecting...

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 6,073 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    Exhibit #A

    This is what is wrong with coin collecting...

    Disagree. I don’t think there would be such a strong niche market if the base wasn’t really solid.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whatever floats your boat LOL.

    “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.
  • KoveKove Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    Exhibit #A

    This is what is wrong with coin collecting...

    Chinese counterfeits, coin doctors, artificial toning, scammers on eBay, gradeflation, prices in a years-long decline....

    But no, THIS is Exhibit A for what's wrong with coin collecting?

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 19,281 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2019 5:20PM

    So this is a 1958-D Franklin Half in sample slab that sold for 249.16... Have fun with it.

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 16,223 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    So this is a 1958-D Franklin Half in sample slab that sold for 249.16... Have fun with it.

    I plan to.

  • fiftysevenerfiftysevener Posts: 465 ✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    Exhibit #A

    This is what is wrong with coin collecting...

    This is not coin collecting.

  • CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,234 ✭✭✭

    Kind of "meh" coin, IMO. What would make it worth so much to a buyer? Were there very few people in attendance at that luncheon? I like this one much better.

    Countdown to completion of my Mercury Set: 2 coins. My growing Lincoln Set
  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk said:
    Surprised me, too. Not that I'm complaining. ;) B)

    A pleasant surprise in an eBay auction is quite rare these days.
    Congratulations! B)

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 12, 2019 1:58AM

    It would be great if PCGS assigned Samples a no-grade grade and then issued these with real coin and numbers. Then they could have a Registry Set for these! :)

  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 16,223 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @fiftysevener said:

    @coinkat said:
    Exhibit #A

    This is what is wrong with coin collecting...

    This is not coin collecting.

    It's exonumia, and a field that has a strong following, apparently.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's great to collect Sample Slabs. I have a few but it hasn't turned into a full blown obsession yet ;)

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 12, 2019 2:17AM

    Here's the link and photos for posterity.

    It has a nice theme. I like the "Home of the Liberty Bell" slogan.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-PCGS-ANA-Luncheon-Sample-Slab-1958-D-50c-/193191418485


  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 19,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Chinese counerfeits, doctoring, and yes even gradeflation are issues that can be identified for those that choose to pay attention and understand numismatics for what it is and especially for what it should be. If you should choose to be a numismatist than buy into the concept of educating yourself and taking responsibility for your perspective and decisions as to what you choose to buy and collect. The choice is yours to buy what on a global scale can be considered great or crap that is merely the flavor of the month.

    While collectors complain about prices and the downward trend that seems to be impacting several coin series at various grades, take a moment to ask why this is happening. Is it truly because the hobby is controlled by so-called manufactured rarity that exists in some slab that is the subject of this thread or should it really include something more that has artistic merit or just something that matters.

    While we should collect what we like and enjoy, please take the time to explore what is available and what is truly amazing and affordable in comparison to the slab that is the subject of this thread.

    A mind is like a parachute...it has to be open to work. Best wishes in your collecting efforts.

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As the saying goes, buy the holder not the coin. The end is near.

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