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Sample Slabs going for crazy money. ($315 for 1904 Liberty Nickel in a GC auction)

dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

The following, a 1904 Liberty Nickel in green holder sample slab sold for $315.00

https://greatcollections.com/Coin/1087940/1904-Liberty-Nickel-PCGS-Certified-OGH-Sample-Slab

On September 18 2018, a 1904 Liberty Nickel in green holder sample slab sold for $38.

https://greatcollections.com/Coin/626597/1904-Liberty-Nickel-PCGS-OGH-Sample-Slab

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 6, 2021 11:39AM

    It was probably the serial number. What are the odds 🤪
    AND it’s the same coin 🤪🤪🤪🤪

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    TonerGuyTonerGuy Posts: 590 ✭✭✭

    I wonder how much an original PCGS rattler box will go for...

    https://ebay.com/itm/373813346334?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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    gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,695 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JimTyler said:
    It was probably the serial number. What are the odds 🤪
    AND it’s the same coin 🤪🤪🤪🤪

    It's not the same coin. All sample slabs have the same 12345678 number.

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    dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JimTyler said:
    It was probably the serial number. What are the odds 🤪
    AND it’s the same coin 🤪🤪🤪🤪

    They all have this serial number. The coin from 2018 is in my collection, so not the same coin.

    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TonerGuy said:
    I wonder how much an original PCGS rattler box will go for...

    https://ebay.com/itm/373813346334?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    I have five of these I have been too lazy to sell. Will watch this one and maybe get some motivation. Thanks for the heads up!

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,114 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This one is probably a tad scarce too:

    peacockcoins

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,787 ✭✭✭✭✭

    0.00... Contact Senator Blutarsky as this would be quite symbolic of his distinguished academic career at Faber College

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    MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JimTyler said:
    It was probably the serial number. What are the odds 🤪
    AND it’s the same coin 🤪🤪🤪🤪

    It’s not the same coin, and the cert number is a generic one used for samples

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are a few people doing a date run and I suspect someone needed that date. But, I must say, there are some strong prices being paid for plastic! :D

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Check this out - people are just crazy... and this one has probably been cleaned too ... almost 7 grand for a raw peace dollar???? Regardless of date that is outrageous

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Collectors will collect - anything. And some collectors pay outrageous sums for items others would pass by... Just another example of the strange beings we call humans... ;):D Cheers, RickO

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lakesammman said:
    There are a few people doing a date run and I suspect someone needed that date. But, I must say, there are some strong prices being paid for plastic! :D

    FWIW, my Date run is in the other guys' NGC-005-4-1.

    Year Total Known to me
    1898 1
    1899 4
    1900 2
    1901 10
    1902 1
    1903 7
    1904 7
    1905 6
    1906 10
    1907 20
    1908 11
    1909 11
    1910 21
    1911 15
    1912 11
    Grand Total 137

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BStrauss3 said:

    @Lakesammman said:
    There are a few people doing a date run and I suspect someone needed that date. But, I must say, there are some strong prices being paid for plastic! :D

    FWIW, my Date run is in the other guys' NGC-005-4-1.

    Year Total Known to me
    1898 1
    1899 4
    1900 2
    1901 10
    1902 1
    1903 7
    1904 7
    1905 6
    1906 10
    1907 20
    1908 11
    1909 11
    1910 21
    1911 15
    1912 11
    Grand Total 137

    wow, I just got a 1902 and seems to be an uncommon one.

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    WalkerloverWalkerlover Posts: 709 ✭✭✭✭

    @Che_Grapes said:

    Check this out - people are just crazy... and this one has probably been cleaned too ... almost 7 grand for a raw peace dollar???? Regardless of date that is outrageous

    Funny business from Canyon Coins? All their photos make their coins look like MS 67 -68 gems

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only have one green holder sample and a couple moderns. Oh ya, and an older ngc sample.



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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone bought a dime like that at the last club auction in an NGC slab sample, it didn't go for that much maybe $20.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a couple of the Roosevelt Dime Sample slabs, but the Doily Sample slabs bring some high brow figures.

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    VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,807 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This rattler went really high ($327) for what looks like an accurately graded 67.

    https://greatcollections.com/Coin/1211724/1950-Jefferson-Nickel-PCGS-Proof-67-OGH-1st-Gen

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    dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:

    wow, I just got a 1902 and seems to be an uncommon one.

    In a lot of 3 sample slabs, last night?

    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dbldie55 said:

    @davewesen said:

    wow, I just got a 1902 and seems to be an uncommon one.

    In a lot of 3 sample slabs, last night?

    yes, were you underbidder? I couldn't see year but is Liberty.

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:
    wow, I just got a 1902 and seems to be an uncommon one.

    Post a pic and I can probably tell if it's a resale or a new one. One thing about Ag3 and G4 nickels is that the dirt patterns are distinctive.

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just to close this loop, the sample in the auction was PCGS, which I don't track - the Liberty Nickel PCGS slabs are fairly uncommon.

    My data is for the NGC version, Schwager# NCG-005-4-1

    -----Burton
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    dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:

    @dbldie55 said:

    @davewesen said:

    wow, I just got a 1902 and seems to be an uncommon one.

    In a lot of 3 sample slabs, last night?

    yes, were you underbidder? I couldn't see year but is Liberty.

    yes

    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for making me feel better about myself and my spending in the hobby. Much appreciated!

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    SoCalBigMarkSoCalBigMark Posts: 2,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oih82w8 said:
    I have a couple of the Roosevelt Dime Sample slabs, but the Doily Sample slabs bring some high brow figures.

    sold mine through russ, regret it.

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The crazy money seems to be limited to two categories:

    • Early PCGS samples
    • Very new (recent shows), where the first few on fleaBay sell for insane prices and then rapidly settle to a more reasonable (albeit still higher price than previous years) value.

    The PCGS Liberty Nickel slab, Schwager# PCGS-005-3-1, is listed in volume 1.

    In this and the next two types, a beat-up coin makes a valuable sample. They are much less common than the war nickels, however, with only two eBay sales until a small hoard of six sold in May and June 2015. The first hammered for $213.50 and, although prices were depressed by five auctions ending on the same day, the rest earned over $100 each. The few samples with classic US coins are in demand

    I'm adding the following note:

    This is one worth keeping an eye out for, one was stolen off eBay in 2018 for $15! Another in 2018 on GreatCollections sold for $38 including premium. However, the most recent sale, also on GreatCollections in 2023, hammered for $315. This seems to be part of the general run-up in early PCGS Sample prices.

    Years known: 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1911

    -----Burton
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    dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have the one from the 2018 Great Collections sale.

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