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Day 1 FUN / Prototype Ike Holder

FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

I drove into town today to attend the FUN show- the usual arrival photos- beautiful sunny day, no shovel required

I spent most of the day running around trying to seal one specific deal (which remains undone at the moment) but it was a well- attended show today and not that many empty tables.

The most interesting thing I found today was at lot viewing. I’m not sure if it means anything but lot viewing was not crowded- there were open seats both on the Platinum side and non-Platinum side both times I went to the viewing room.

Anyway, I wanted to see this super duper prototype Ike and when requested they brought out a giant box like you would expect to hold a pair of boots and lo and behold here’s what was inside

That would be so cool to display, but at what price? And how many more are out there in blue packs waiting to be “discovered?”

Looking forward to Day 2!

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That must’ve been real early?
    The lobby was packed at 10am, and small lines to sign in even after the ribbon cutting and stampede to the bourse. People were still signing in on my way out just before 5pm.

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    pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Regarding the Ike, I feel they are making a big undeserved tadoo about it so it fetches a big price. Boring coin.

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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    That must’ve been real early?
    The lobby was packed at 10am, and small lines to sign in even after the ribbon cutting and stampede to the bourse. People were still signing in on my way out just before 5pm.

    Some 300 lb man child almost slammed into me on the stairs as he sprinted toward the bourse floor.

    Suffice it to Say, folks were excited to see coins in person

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,567 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:
    Regarding the Ike, I feel they are making a big undeserved tadoo about it so it fetches a big price. Boring coin.

    That is a surprising statement from a pattern collector. What is boring about an Eisenhower dollar pattern?

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    pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT said:

    @pruebas said:
    Regarding the Ike, I feel they are making a big undeserved tadoo about it so it fetches a big price. Boring coin.

    That is a surprising statement from a pattern collector. What is boring about an Eisenhower dollar pattern?

    I went back and re-read the Heritage lot description and will withdraw my statement. I am not at FUN so I have not seen the coin in lot viewing, but if it indeed has a medallic relief like the galvano, it should look noticeably superior to the blue pack Ikes.

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2022 10:34PM

    I am no Ike expert but it is an absolutely beautiful coin that looks different from any other Ike I’ve ever seen. The Gigantor holder does diminish the viewing pleasure somewhat. I would prefer it in a regular PCGS holder.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,863 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2022 4:00AM

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    I wanted to see this super duper prototype Ike and when requested they brought out a giant box like you would expect to hold a pair of boots and lo and behold here’s what was inside

    That would be so cool to display, but at what price? And how many more are out there in blue packs waiting to be “discovered?”

    Looking forward to Day 2!

    That holder has the US Department of the Treasury logo on top. If that's a Treasury holder, that's very impressive and historic!

    Anyone have information on if this is an official Federal government holder?

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It certainly won’t fit in the SDB so I guess i could hang it on the wall. Another odd thing about it is the description at the top and the bottom- different font, different color lettering, but a lot of the same information repeated. It seems like if you’re going to go to all this trouble your copy editor could do a better job. It’s just weird, but I do like it in a quirky way.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter... The holder says there are only three. Why would you say "And how many more are out there in blue packs waiting to be “discovered?”" Is there some information that indicates more may have been released?? Cheers, RickO

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @Floridafacelifter... The holder says there are only three. Why would you say "And how many more are out there in blue packs waiting to be “discovered?”" Is there some information that indicates more may have been released?? Cheers, RickO

    If you read the HA lot description all three were found randomly in official U.S. mint Blue Pack envelopes, so there could very well be more. Who knows how they got into those packs and if there may be more to discover.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MisterTim1962.... Thanks for the clarification, I interpreted the comment on the slab to mean they were 'knowingly' sold by the Mint. Guess I should check my Blue Packs - I have one, maybe two. Cheers, RickO

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    I wanted to see this super duper prototype Ike and when requested they brought out a giant box like you would expect to hold a pair of boots and lo and behold here’s what was

    That would be so cool to display, but at what price? And how many more are out there in blue packs waiting to be “discovered?”

    Looking forward to Day 2!

    That holder has the US Department of the Treasury logo on top. If that's a Treasury holder, that's very impressive and historic!

    Anyone have information on if this is an official Federal government holder?

    The holder doesn't have the treasury logo. The paper in the holder does.

    They were found in blue packs not released by the Treasury (in PCGS slabs?)

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    rooksmithrooksmith Posts: 972 ✭✭✭✭

    Population of 3 coins, that makes it one of the more rare "modern" coins

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,863 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2022 9:58AM

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Zoins said:

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    I wanted to see this super duper prototype Ike and when requested they brought out a giant box like you would expect to hold a pair of boots and lo and behold here’s what was

    That would be so cool to display, but at what price? And how many more are out there in blue packs waiting to be “discovered?”

    Looking forward to Day 2!

    That holder has the US Department of the Treasury logo on top. If that's a Treasury holder, that's very impressive and historic!

    Anyone have information on if this is an official Federal government holder?

    The holder doesn't have the treasury logo. The paper in the holder does.

    Minor distinction, but ok.

    They were found in blue packs not released by the Treasury (in PCGS slabs?)

    I know this. What I mean is if they were subsequently put in a Treasury holder after being found and encapsulated by PCGS.

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You needs the 1971-S Type I Proof to go with this... seems there are some of unanswered questions

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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So, stupid question, are these 40% silver?

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    RegistryCoinRegistryCoin Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭✭

    A good question. Yep, 40% silver.

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