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Joey29Joey29 Posts: 458 ✭✭✭

1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's my PCGS 67. As you said @Joey29 , it was under $200


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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2022 12:43PM

    I don't hate the date, but it definitely turned into a Buffalo Widget big time.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    djmdjm Posts: 1,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    I don't hate the date, but it definitely turned into a Buffalo Widget big time.

    Peye

    What does it mean when you spell your name wrong?

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    More and more collectors seems to be burying themselves in what are essentially very common coins.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If your starting or have a set you still need one, Just saying..........

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 9, 2022 7:28PM

    @djm said:

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    I don't hate the date, but it definitely turned into a Buffalo Widget big time.

    Peye

    What does it mean when you spell your name wrong?

    lean to the left one button :)

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d rather spend that kind of money on a ‘15S in Xf-AU. And if I posted it on the forum, most would yawn. Now a ‘38D with blazing fresh from the roll luster, a little rim tone, and a mega grade, now you’re talking!!

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    jtlee321jtlee321 Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Joey29 said:
    1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

    The 1938-D you speak of is actually in a Doily holder rather than a rattler. But, that is still VERY strong money.

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    Joey29Joey29 Posts: 458 ✭✭✭

    @jtlee321 said:

    @Joey29 said:
    1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

    The 1938-D you speak of is actually in a Doily holder rather than a rattler. But, that is still VERY strong money.

    What is a Dolly holder rather than a rattler?

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2022 3:46AM

    @Joey29 said:

    @jtlee321 said:

    @Joey29 said:
    1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

    The 1938-D you speak of is actually in a Doily holder rather than a rattler. But, that is still VERY strong money.

    What is a Dolly holder rather than a rattler?

    Look at the label.

    That is VERY rare plastic and with a gold CAC to boot.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a couple of high grade '38 D Buffs.... Did not realize they had become so expensive. I believe mine are 67's.... Will have to check. Purchased them in the late '90's, early '00's. Will have to dig them out of the cabinet. Cheers, RickO

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If a coin is being held hostage by an ugly holder and a gold sticker, at least it's only a 38-D Buffalo.

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    Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like jmlanzaf stated….that price is being driven by the doily and the gold CAC. Great addition to a slab collectors collection. Happy to see such a strong price since the auction is that of a fellow board member.

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    jtlee321jtlee321 Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Joey29 said:

    @jtlee321 said:

    @Joey29 said:
    1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

    The 1938-D you speak of is actually in a Doily holder rather than a rattler. But, that is still VERY strong money.

    What is a Dolly holder rather than a rattler?

    The "Doily" came directly after the rattler generation and did not last very long in production. Here is a link to the PCGS museum of holders.

    https://pcgs.com/holdermuseum

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @djm said:

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    I don't hate the date, but it definitely turned into a Buffalo Widget big time.

    Peye

    What does it mean when you spell your name wrong?

    I just spotted it. All fixed up.

    Haste IS waste!

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jtlee321 said:

    @Joey29 said:
    1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

    The 1938-D you speak of is actually in a Doily holder rather than a rattler. But, that is still VERY strong money.

    Is that yours?

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
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    jtlee321jtlee321 Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @clarkbar04 said:

    @jtlee321 said:

    @Joey29 said:
    1938 D PCGS rattler in MS 65 gold at $535 going strong at GC. Last week same type of coin sold for $432 with BP. I am amazed. I could have bought an beautiful PCGS MS 67 38D for a little under $200 at DLRC a few days ago without CAC, , but still comparatively so cheap even if a C coin or slightly overgraded. I hate this date though. Any thoughts

    The 1938-D you speak of is actually in a Doily holder rather than a rattler. But, that is still VERY strong money.

    Is that yours?

    No, The one I had was a 1913 T1 in MS-65 with gold. I did own a 1938-D in a doily with a green CAC sticker a while back though.

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    pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Like jmlanzaf stated….that price is being driven by the doily and the gold CAC. Great addition to a slab collectors collection. Happy to see such a strong price since the auction is that of a fellow board member.

    Now that the auction is over, I can reveal I was the seller. I did not want to appear to be plugging my own listing here in the US Coin section prior to the end of the auction but a savvy member might have seen my post in the BST.

    For the record, the final hammer price exceeded all expectations. I paid strong money for this Doily but not this strong:

    Tim

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    Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great job, Tim!!!! Very happy for you!
    I was watching that Saint in the doily, if I didn’t already have a 1924, I would have been in the running.

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    pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Great job, Tim!!!! Very happy for you!
    I was watching that Saint in the doily, if I didn’t already have a 1924, I would have been in the running.

    Thanks '74. Unfortunately, that Saint was my biggest loser. I definitely overpaid for it.

    Win some and lose some.....

    T

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pointfivezero said:

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Like jmlanzaf stated….that price is being driven by the doily and the gold CAC. Great addition to a slab collectors collection. Happy to see such a strong price since the auction is that of a fellow board member.

    Now that the auction is over, I can reveal I was the seller. I did not want to appear to be plugging my own listing here in the US Coin section prior to the end of the auction but a savvy member might have seen my post in the BST.

    For the record, the final hammer price exceeded all expectations. I paid strong money for this Doily but not this strong:

    Tim

    Dang, so close to that $1000 no seller fee threshold.
    Congrats on the strong sale!

    Collector, occasional seller

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