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Not a big copper guy, but nonetheless, I never thought I'd snag one of these...

DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

Well, at least not in a rattler. Pleased as pie, I am.

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    steelieleesteelielee Posts: 1,143 ✭✭✭

    Nice, congrats!

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks very nice for a 55

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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,632 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pick up!

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's better than the one I have, which is now in an NGC AU-58 holder.

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    CrackoutCrackout Posts: 1,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A double 55 in a 55 holder. That's a lot of 55's!

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm obviously hoping it lands a gold bean but trying to keep my expectations in check. It's not going well.

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15, 2022 1:42PM

    Outstanding piece! Sure looks 58

    Tom

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nicest AU I've ever seen.

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice, congrats.

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    WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing wrong with not being a copper guy - Oh wait - you can claim that anymore!

    WS

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful!

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a great looking example! This is a coin I've long wanted, and one thing I've learned as I look more carefully for the right one is that a lot aren't all that nice until you get into the mid-UNC level. Yours is a wonderful coin in general, and all the more so for the grade!

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You made my day, love that full motion video. Peace Roy

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice.



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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent! Always had a sweet spot for them 55 DDO's......

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pickup. Congrats. I've never had one and always wished to get one.
    Jim


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    Fantastic! Congratulations to you. Any 55/55 is beautiful to me and worth cherishing for a long time!

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    sumduncesumdunce Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin. It is still on my bucket list to own one.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd go so far as to admit I'd rather have the above AU55 than a three times the price choice UNC.

    peacockcoins

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet!
    Beautiful example.
    Congratulations!!!👍👍👍

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    lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love it. I had a 62BN for years. Such a special coin.

    You can straighten the coin in its holder with a sonic toothbrush.
    Lance.

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    Joey29Joey29 Posts: 458 ✭✭✭

    @lkeigwin said:
    Love it. I had a 62BN for years. Such a special coin.

    You can straighten the coin in its holder with a sonic toothbrush.
    Lance.

    I just rattle it on its side, shaking it till it straightens out

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    I'd go so far as to admit I'd rather have the above AU55 than a three times the price choice UNC.

    I would be very surprised if this coin traded for AU55 money today, and perhaps ever.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,507 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We got a winner, congrats

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice '55 DDO.... As I have often said on this forum, I had two or three when I was a kid....They disappeared when I joined the Navy.... Either Mom cleaned them out or kid brother acquired them for candy..... Have not acquired any since then, not sure I will.... Unless I get one in change.... :D Well, it could happen.... Cheers, RickO

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    I'd go so far as to admit I'd rather have the above AU55 than a three times the price choice UNC.

    Of what I've seen, which admittedly isn't a lot, I have to agree. These don't come nice, especially not in mid-AU. Thanks, cigarette packs.

    @rays said:

    @braddick said:
    I'd go so far as to admit I'd rather have the above AU55 than a three times the price choice UNC.

    I would be very surprised if this coin traded for AU55 money today, and perhaps ever.

    It's been in hiding for 25+ years apparently, until I bought it. I paid $1,900 which puts it right around AU55 money based on recent results, granted a premium for a non-CAC coin, but I'm pretty dang sure it CACs. It's a rare day when I pay a premium for something, the strongest part of my skill set as a buyer is finding PQ coins for non-PQ money. That skill is the origin of most of the "equity" I have in my collection.

    @lkeigwin said:
    Love it. I had a 62BN for years. Such a special coin.

    You can straighten the coin in its holder with a sonic toothbrush.
    Lance.

    Yeah I'll straighten it after I get it back from CAC. No point in the interim since it'll just end up out of alignment again. :)

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    Lemme get my glasses.
    Nice, nice coin.

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice 55/55 in a 55 rattler!

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!

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    KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 16, 2022 9:50AM

    Great looking coin! Congrats on the newp.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 16, 2022 1:11PM

    Rather than submit to CAC (highly likely to be "approved") why not send back to PCGS for reconsideration service? If they don't grade it higher than AU55 you get the coin back in the rattler holder. There is sometimes a very fine line between grades of AU58 and MS63.

    Over the last 20 years I have seen a number of 1955 Doubled Die Lincolns in PCGS and NGC holders. None have ever looked like yours in AU55. In that grade, most have noticeable wear/rub on the devices and if there is any luster left it is subdued.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:

    @braddick said:
    I'd go so far as to admit I'd rather have the above AU55 than a three times the price choice UNC.

    Of what I've seen, which admittedly isn't a lot, I have to agree. These don't come nice, especially not in mid-AU. Thanks, cigarette packs.

    @rays said:

    @braddick said:
    I'd go so far as to admit I'd rather have the above AU55 than a three times the price choice UNC.

    I would be very surprised if this coin traded for AU55 money today, and perhaps ever.

    It's been in hiding for 25+ years apparently, until I bought it. I paid $1,900 which puts it right around AU55 money based on recent results, granted a premium for a non-CAC coin, but I'm pretty dang sure it CACs. It's a rare day when I pay a premium for something, the strongest part of my skill set as a buyer is finding PQ coins for non-PQ money. That skill is the origin of most of the "equity" I have in my collection.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 16, 2022 1:29PM

    According to PCGS Coinfacts, this is the most recent public sale of an AU55 PCGS 1955 Doubled Die. This example appears typical of the grade to me, and sold for $1980 at Heritage last September. Also note the details of Lincoln's beard and suit are somewhat blurry even on the highest grade mint-state examples because of the doubled die:

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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice example and for the grade!

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rays said:
    Rather than submit to CAC (highly likely to be "approved") why not send back to PCGS for reconsideration service? If they don't grade it higher than AU55 you get the coin back in the rattler holder. There is sometimes a very fine line between grades of AU58 and MS63.

    Over the last 20 years I have seen a number of 1955 Doubled Die Lincolns in PCGS and NGC holders. None have ever looked like yours in AU55. In that grade, most have noticeable wear/rub on the devices and if there is any luster left it is subdued.

    I'd rather have gold CAC #7 for the date than anything else. I collect at the junction between great coins and great plastic with CAC approval. I wouldn't give two craps about this coin outside of the rattler or a fatty/ogh, as far as my personal collection goes. I'd still buy it, regrade it, and resell it, but I bought this one half because of the plastic, and I'll keep it almost entirely because of the plastic.

    At the end of the day, anybody with a fat wallet can hunt down great coins at any big show, as long as they have enough $. Now find great coins in great, old plastic... You'll find it much, much tougher. Operating on limited means with a tight budget and focusing on the rarity of the aforementioned junction helps keep my purchases within control, and I steadily add at most, a half dozen GREAT pieces a year to my collection.

    Someday, when I'm ready to start parting with these, maybe in 20 years, I'll get a table at a major show, and stick 'em all in there, and just meet some of the folks that appreciate stuff like this. 25 years of aggressively going after coins like this in old holders should give me a pretty nice spread of awesome type stuff.

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    AvocetAvocet Posts: 226 ✭✭✭✭

    That is a beautiful 1955 DDO! I predict nice success with CAC. Congratulations and I am jealous! :)

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:

    @rays said:
    Rather than submit to CAC (highly likely to be "approved") why not send back to PCGS for reconsideration service? If they don't grade it higher than AU55 you get the coin back in the rattler holder. There is sometimes a very fine line between grades of AU58 and MS63.

    Over the last 20 years I have seen a number of 1955 Doubled Die Lincolns in PCGS and NGC holders. None have ever looked like yours in AU55. In that grade, most have noticeable wear/rub on the devices and if there is any luster left it is subdued.

    I'd rather have gold CAC #7 for the date than anything else. I collect at the junction between great coins and great plastic with CAC approval. I wouldn't give two craps about this coin outside of the rattler or a fatty/ogh, as far as my personal collection goes. I'd still buy it, regrade it, and resell it, but I bought this one half because of the plastic, and I'll keep it almost entirely because of the plastic.

    At the end of the day, anybody with a fat wallet can hunt down great coins at any big show, as long as they have enough $. Now find great coins in great, old plastic... You'll find it much, much tougher. Operating on limited means with a tight budget and focusing on the rarity of the aforementioned junction helps keep my purchases within control, and I steadily add at most, a half dozen GREAT pieces a year to my collection.

    Someday, when I'm ready to start parting with these, maybe in 20 years, I'll get a table at a major show, and stick 'em all in there, and just meet some of the folks that appreciate stuff like this. 25 years of aggressively going after coins like this in old holders should give me a pretty nice spread of awesome type stuff.

    So it seems that what you like most about this coin is that it is clearly under graded in its current holder. I guess that could form the basis of a collection like any other consideration. In any case it is a beautiful example and many would aspire to own one as nice.

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, very nice. Even has some luster!

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    CoinHunter4CoinHunter4 Posts: 311 ✭✭✭✭

    Simply Amazing!

    Congrats on the gold CAC!

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2022 10:53AM

    Congrats
    That there coin, has everything going for you.
    The Classic variety
    The Classic holder
    The Classic Gold Bean
    The Classic envy from every collector.
    Every coin collector SHOULD have one in their collection.
    Including myself!
    One day
    :)
    B)
    <3

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