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1909 VDB with interesting look

ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

Bought this a while ago because I thought it looked interesting and different from the usual smooth cartwheel. It's a "Bandera Bank Hoard" coin with just an uncirculated designation on the holder
I know the glare is terrible but I'm not trying to show details, just the way it looks moving it in the light
https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/4559091-002/60/
I don't know, what do you think?

Collector, occasional seller

Comments

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 5,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does look brighter and less mellowed out than most VDBs.
    Do you think it has been cleaned?

  • rickoricko Posts: 72,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does appear to have rough fields, but that is all I can really see in the video. Cheers, RickO

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think it has been cleaned, at least not in any sort of abrasive way.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 15,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks to have that granular-surfaces appearance. I had one a little like it, for comparison.
    Lance.

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 6,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wide rims and mirrored edges will confirm. I have a PCGS PR65 1913 Var 1 Buff that was once in an NGC MS65 slab so it does happen.

  • abcde12345abcde12345 Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 27, 2020 3:16PM

    I wonder if it is a proof struck from mint state dies.

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 6,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a possibility, as it was likely that, instead of being discarded, proof dies were used to strike circulation coins once they were no longer fit to strike proofs.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 2,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @koynekwest said:
    Wide rims and mirrored edges will confirm. I have a PCGS PR65 1913 Var 1 Buff that was once in an NGC MS65 slab so it does happen.

    Based on what I can see, nothing about the coin makes me think Proof.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions

    *Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my own personal opinions.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @koynekwest said:
    Wide rims and mirrored edges will confirm. I have a PCGS PR65 1913 Var 1 Buff that was once in an NGC MS65 slab so it does happen.

    Based on what I can see, nothing about the coin makes me think Proof.

    It's not. Has none of the die markers and the dot is in the wrong place. I just think it looks interesting and I like it. I have not seen others that look the same.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me like it also. What's the date that it was slabbed? Peace Roy

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