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My first Hansen coin!

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 524 ✭✭✭✭✭



I picked up this beauty tonight at the DLRC auction. I spoke with Matt at DLRC about the coin prior to bidding. This coin was Lot 176 of the Colonel Ellsworth sale..my catalogue photo matches the toning spot and the thin scar on the cheek of the coin. The Ellsworth Lot description mentioned 2 Lot tickets from prior auction appearances. Matt informed me that those tickets were no longer associated with the coin. Disappointing to say the least. Matt speculated that DLH obtained the coin from a party that was not the Ellsworth bidder.
I also learned something about DLRC bidding. There was one bid before mine. Being used to Ebay bidding I placed my bid with 10 seconds left. My computer ground around for a few seconds then told me I was the high bidder but bidding was extended 3 minutes! I guess I never read the fine print at the DLRC website. Anyway..I will settle up with DLRC in the morning then wait for my fancy holdered 1848 N-27 CAC to arrive.
Only the 1857 left for my date set. That will be my Christmas present. To all a good night!

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations and I would love to see images to check out your date set. It would be a very cool set to build! It's too bad about the old auction tickets, but so many folks just chuck the ephemera and it sometimes makes me a bit sad.

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    BucketHeadBucketHead Posts: 129 ✭✭✭

    Amazing coin! Congratulations on your acquisition!

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 27, 2022 11:12PM

    Congratulations, I’m happy for you!

    There are some collectors who won’t buy coins with the D.L. Hansen label, but I’m not one of them. I own a small handful, and love having them as part of my collection. In my opinion, D.L. Hansen is a positive asset for our hobby, and like it or not, hands down he’s put together the finest quality broad collection of U.S. coins EVER!

    Steve

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    There are some collectors who won’t buy coins with the D.L. Hansen label, but I’m not one of them.

    Me neither! Some people here are just weird. 😆

    Nice 62. ⭐️

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    WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Copper B)
    I don't have a Hansen coin but it's on my bucket list ;)

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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very Nice! Enjoy.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RLSnapper .... That is a very nice coin, thanks for the pictures. I look forward to your Christmas present. Cheers, RickO

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations...nice coin!

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    skier07skier07 Posts: 3,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    Congratulations, I’m happy for you!

    There are some collectors who won’t buy coins with the D.L. Hansen label, but I’m not one of them. I own a small handful, and love having them as part of my collection. In my opinion, D.L. Hansen is a positive asset for our hobby, and like it or not, hands down he’s put together the finest quality broad collection of U.S. coins EVER!

    Steve

    I bought a Hansen coin from Legend a few years ago and the coin was reholdered. I don’t know if they still do that. It seems kind of silly to me and a waste of money.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2022 5:11PM

    @skier07 said:

    @winesteven said:
    Congratulations, I’m happy for you!

    There are some collectors who won’t buy coins with the D.L. Hansen label, but I’m not one of them. I own a small handful, and love having them as part of my collection. In my opinion, D.L. Hansen is a positive asset for our hobby, and like it or not, hands down he’s put together the finest quality broad collection of U.S. coins EVER!

    Steve

    I bought a Hansen coin from Legend a few years ago and the coin was reholdered. I don’t know if they still do that. It seems kind of silly to me and a waste of money.

    I believe for the past several years DLRC is arranging for the Hanson coins to be slabbed by PCGS with the Hanson Pedigree label BEFORE being placed for sale/auction.

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @skier07 said:

    @winesteven said:
    Congratulations, I’m happy for you!

    There are some collectors who won’t buy coins with the D.L. Hansen label, but I’m not one of them. I own a small handful, and love having them as part of my collection. In my opinion, D.L. Hansen is a positive asset for our hobby, and like it or not, hands down he’s put together the finest quality broad collection of U.S. coins EVER!

    Steve

    I bought a Hansen coin from Legend a few years ago and the coin was reholdered. I don’t know if they still do that. It seems kind of silly to me and a waste of money.

    The only way I would buy a Hanson coin is if it was reholdered, ugly label and a useless pedigree imo. If I was bidding on a coin with that label I would bid less to cover the cost to reholder.

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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf I guess you would say that Eliasberg is a useless pedigree as well. If the Eliasberg Collection was certified by PCGS today you can be damn sure it would have a fancy holder. I enjoy the coins AND their history as well. When I look at my 1849 Large Cent I get a kick out of knowing that Ted Naftzger also held it in his hands. That's just me...it's nice to know you won't be competition for any other Hansen coins I may bid on.

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2022 7:55PM

    @RLSnapper , you seem to have made a great many assumptions with your post. First, I am only talking about Hanson not the great collectors of the past, some of whom I would enjoy owning a pedigreed coin and some I would not care about. Second, I never said I would not bid on a coin with the Hanson label, only that I could not get it reholdered fast enough to remove that ugly label. If having his name on the slab is your thing great, good for you, hero worship is not a part of who I am.

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I would never want the Dell Loy Hansen name on a slab for a coin I own. Eliasberg? Would be happy to have a pedigreed coin from his collection and it stated on the slab.


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    Great purchase! But don't buy the pedigree as it will most likely never add value. Any future billionaire will be able to do the same thing. So this will never be as special as what Eliasberg, Pryor, Garrett, etc. did in an era where locating a great coin took not only a great eye (no TPG slabs or pop reports), but lots of time. Not just endless money and the internet.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 29, 2022 3:46AM

    @Hhhinkleiii said:
    Great purchase! But don't buy the pedigree as it will most likely never add value. Any future billionaire will be able to do the same thing. So this will never be as special as what Eliasberg, Pryor, Garrett, etc. did in an era where locating a great coin took not only a great eye (no TPG slabs or pop reports), but lots of time. Not just endless money and the internet.

    So I guess you can pooh-pooh ALL of our collections of today (including yours???), since we all have the benefit of TPG slabs, Pop reports, the internet, and the money to buy the coins we buy! Regardless of grades, I believe we should EACH be proud of our collections, even though we have the benefits you pointed out! Even you and I should be proud of what we’ve done with the money we’ve chosen to spend!

    As noted above, like it or not, hands down Hansen has put together the finest quality broad collection of U.S. coins EVER!

    I guess you have no respect either for the other great collections of today, like Bass, Simpson, and Pogue, just to name a few. They too, like Hansen, had the benefit of TBG slabs, Pop reports, the internet, and lots of money to buy whatever coin they wanted! Perhaps the cause of concern is that while the newer names listed above chose to spend part of their wealth on certain segments of U.S. coins, like Gold, or Patterns, etc., apparently we all should hold a grudge against Hanson because he had the gall to set a very high goal of using part of his wealth to put together a BROAD collection of all types of U.S. coins? So while some do indeed besmirch him for that, I applaud him for that!

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    SIowhandSIowhand Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ignore the negativity. It’s a nice coin. Congratulations.

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    oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I have one or two myself. Hardly notice. Agnostic on this one.

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    oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a very nice 62 BTW. I had a 62 Matron that didn't sticker. Upgraded it. Would have hung onto yours, sticker or not. .

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