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Always happier the second time around...

joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 28, 2021 12:02PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Happy Sunday guys. Us variety seekers are always on the hunt. My topic in this thread is for the ones that have found that key variety but trying to repeat finding that same variety but can't seem to find it. In time we realize it's not that easy to find it the second time. Can you name one of your sticklers? Mine is the well known WAM (wide am),1999p Cent.
The last time I came across a "decent graded one" was way back in 2000. I found it, sent it across the street, NGC, It came back a ms RB 64. It was reported as the FIRST Wide AM Cent NGC graded. That's how long it's been. Lol How 'bout you guys? Thanks :)

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  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have told the story of my 1886 Morgan VAM 20.

    Cracked open the CPG and picked one with a big premium and decent chance to locate per diagnostics and ebay pics.

    Found the first one within the first dozen coins viewed. Blurry image and all.

    It took months and 60k+/- auctions viewed to find the other two mint state examples. All unattributed in slabs.

    Along the way found three raw examples which came back AU details. A fourth one, the dealer kept after a bidding war drove it to $105.

    Sold the details coins for profit which covered the entire cost of coins and regrades and attributions.

    Really regret not keeping all the MS examples.

    Have not found another in years, but I am not looting at 1000 auctions of 1886 Morgans per a day either.

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found a 1976-D Washington quarter DDO FS-101 way back in 1986 and took it to the 1987 ANA show in Atlanta where no less than Bill Fivaz confirmed it. Remember, this was back when slabbing was in it's infancy, so no, I didn't send it off to a TPG. I soon traded it for a 1947 1st printing and 1949 Redbooks I needed to complete my set. I quickly came to regret it as I could never find another one and watched the values for them go up, up, up. Finally last year after 35 years of searching I found another one. It came back from our host as AU Details, scratched. But hey, I still think I hit the jackpot. Twice!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have all my coins I have collected as an adult (lost a lot of my collection aquired as a kid, when I joined the Navy)... So no second time around for me.... :) Cheers, RickO

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