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$232,624.12 plus tax & delivery on this GC 2007W Frosted Freedom One Ounce Platinum

Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 17, 2022 5:53AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Cherry pick this one and make your day, week, year or lifetime.
"One of 12 confirmed"

https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1254283

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    can someone do a side by side for the visual ?
    bob :)

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    1madman1madman Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I grade the coin 68+ in hand, but I guess it got the bump due to its rarity. The proof fields are a little “dirty” with debris on the dies, and a conservation would not help the coin in this instance. The flaws you see on the coin in the pictures are there, and not on the holder. My guesstimate was ~$75,000 on the auction, and I’m very surprised it went this strong.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,814 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1madman said:
    I grade the coin 68+ in hand, but I guess it got the bump due to its rarity. The proof fields are a little “dirty” with debris on the dies, and a conservation would not help the coin in this instance. The flaws you see on the coin in the pictures are there, and not on the holder. My guesstimate was ~$75,000 on the auction, and I’m very surprised it went this strong.

    Did you actually hold the coin in your hands?

    Unfortunately, GC's pictures of platinum proofs don't always turn out well. Often they appear to have hazing which may or may not actually be the case.

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    1madman1madman Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DisneyFan said:

    @1madman said:
    I grade the coin 68+ in hand, but I guess it got the bump due to its rarity. The proof fields are a little “dirty” with debris on the dies, and a conservation would not help the coin in this instance. The flaws you see on the coin in the pictures are there, and not on the holder. My guesstimate was ~$75,000 on the auction, and I’m very surprised it went this strong.

    Did you actually hold the coin in your hands?

    Yes, viewed it in hand at Baltimore. Best way I can describe the imperfections in the mirrored proof areas is like it was struck through sand, or blasted with sand. The true view picture is completely accurate, showing the flaws. The strongest area of this is on the reverse around the word “America”, but it is on most of the coin. Area above the eagle head, and areas around the letters in “Liberty” on the front has the issues too. This was not grease that got struck into the coin (unfortunately) because that is somewhat forgivable.

    Also notice the hits/imperfections around the letter “Y” in liberty on the front, the spot above the 7 in the date, and the area to the right of the letter “E” in We. That is all on the coin itself.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,814 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1madman said:

    @DisneyFan said:

    @1madman said:
    I grade the coin 68+ in hand, but I guess it got the bump due to its rarity. The proof fields are a little “dirty” with debris on the dies, and a conservation would not help the coin in this instance. The flaws you see on the coin in the pictures are there, and not on the holder. My guesstimate was ~$75,000 on the auction, and I’m very surprised it went this strong.

    Did you actually hold the coin in your hands?

    Yes, viewed it in hand at Baltimore. Best way I can describe the imperfections in the mirrored proof areas is like it was struck through sand, or blasted with sand. The true view picture is completely accurate, showing the flaws. The strongest area of this is on the reverse around the word “America”, but it is on most of the coin. Area above the eagle head, and areas around the letters in “Liberty” on the front has the issues too. This was not grease that got struck into the coin (unfortunately) because that is somewhat forgivable.

    Also notice the hits/imperfections around the letter “Y” in liberty on the front, the spot above the 7 in the date, and the area to the right of the letter “E” in We. That is all on the coin itself.

    I went to the GC website and saw the imperfections you detailed on the enlarged pictures. I'm also seeing shadows on Liberty's "rays." Funny thing, these are not showing up on the OP's GC picture of the obverse. The TV picture the OP posted is less clear to me.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing final price.... Did not expect it to go that high. Really did not have an estimate, but in hindsight, thought around $100K. Cheers, RickO

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    RaufusRaufus Posts: 6,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a score for whomever found it.

    Land of the Free because of the Brave!
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    rip_frip_f Posts: 368 ✭✭✭✭

    Raced to look up the inventory picture of my 2007's.
    Unfortunately, they both have the polished Freedom. :'(
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    jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like I won't be getting my hands on one of those anytime soon. :'(

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    I knew it would happen.
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    Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 16, 2022 5:06PM

    Back in the day when I bothered to cherry pick and a few times got real lucky I then cashed it all out and bought up striking errors, or paid off all my college loans or...

    I totally dig frosted freedom !!!

    If I cherried one it would go to GC, just like that !!!

    Heck I would get a plane ticket & hand it off in person !!!

    I am beyond impressed with this transaction !!!

    Lindy

    @DCW said:

    @TurtleCat said:
    This is one of those coins I’d prefer to sell rather than buy.

    Exactly.

    "Frosted Freedom?" Quarter mil?! Give me a break 😆

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    DCWDCW Posts: 7,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems kind of gimmicky... like "speared bison" or the "wounded eagle."

    Frosted Freedom sounds like a breakfast cereal to me. Sorry. We can all buy what we like, and I don't mean to poke fun. I just have to scratch my head sometimes at stuff like this.

    I mean, the dang word on this bullion coin is frosted and someone went and spent more than my house is worth. 😆

    All relative I guess. The new owner probably lights his Cohibas with hundred dollar bills.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyone has their own interests in collecting, and that’s ok. With that being said, if I had a quarter mil budgeted for one coin, it would certainly not be this coin

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    Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too much numismatic negativity.

    Sad

    No high fives ?

    No fist bumps ?

    Find your joys and don't be a hater

    Numismatics is a big tent.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 7,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cmon...I dont think anyone is a "hater" here. We're just offering an opinion that the piece is rather bland for that much money. To my knowledge a forum member didn't buy it. Had they come on here to show off their new purchase, I'd keep my breakfast cereal comment to myself 😆
    Just having fun

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    Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 16, 2022 6:29PM

    I collect in three areas of numismatics. I strive to publically say good things or, more often than not, I say nothing and I learn from other's joys.

    Nothing personal, I love me some esoteric coin collecting, but just hating whatever has become typical these days here & in a couple other hobbies I follow too. Shade is so easy to throw.

    This is just a generalization, thus nothing quoted, maybe it my mini rant on hump day nite.

    I love collecting items, if something makes collectors happy, who am I to question their joy ???

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 925 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats to the buyer - I hope this is the perfect coin for their collection!

    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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    ianrussellianrussell Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really strong result - I knew there was going to be a lot of interest, especially when it shot up to $75k-odd very quickly in the bidding. We set the record with the Quarter Ounce version about 8 years ago, so this One Ounce was going to be even more popular...not only is the word FREEDOM larger, there are many more collectors for the full One Ounce Platinum coins.

    I viewed the coin quite closely - and have to say I do think @1madman is being overly fastidious, but he does like quality, and nothing is wrong with that. I'm also quite critical of quality in moderns as well and though the grade was appropriate. @wondercoin also viewed in person (a rarity in itself), and I think agreed with my assessment (but correct me if I'm wrong).

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    tychojoetychojoe Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭

    Thread title is in error. It’s not the 1/2 oz.

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    7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like modern bullion related coins to some degree and have always gotten the "unfinished die" W fractional golds, etc. But it is very hard to see this coin at even %5 of the price achieved. As much as I do not like selling coins, if I were to chance on this one, I would let it go in heartbeat.
    But I am not a hater, just looking at relative values really. What else could be had numismatically, if not other categories, for the price fetched?
    Well, I was astounded, and glad for the seller especially and even the buyer but must admit to being glad I am not the latter.

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    Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really love this happy transaction !

    I was never a player. Well beyond my budget, but I followed it when it first listed as I knew it was important & significant & oddly modern.

    Obviously more than one bidder needed this recently minted treasure.

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