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MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just won this coin on GC. Like everyone else, it seems, I wanted one of these in high grade when I was a kid.

By the way, the auction description said it was "From Steve's Excellent Collection of U.S. Coins". Anybody know who this Steve fellow is?


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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VERY, VERY NICE!!!

    I have often thought of picking one up, too.

    OGH, Red Designation, CAC, Near Gem....You have selected an AWESOME example!!

    Big CONGRATS!!

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis said:

    By the way, the auction description said it was "From Steve's Excellent Collection of U.S. Coins". Anybody know who this Steve fellow is?

    No idea but hope HE sold his coins and not his family selling his collection because of the obvious reasons.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not a colonial so I felt a little out of my depth. I'm not a Lincoln guy. I just wanted a nice one of these. I'll get a 55 Double Die too .

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    coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great looking coin! I've been wanting a nice high grade one like yours for quite a while. No idea who Steve is.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis said:
    Like everyone else, it seems, I wanted one of these in high grade when I was a kid.

    I don't know- lots of posters here seem to think this is a common, overpriced coin.

    BTW- I'm not one of them. I think yours looks great.

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Common? Yes. Certainly compared to absolute rarities and even some of the colonials in my collection.

    Over priced? They were in demand when I was a kid. From what I’ve seen, they are still in demand today. That consistent, historical demand has driven the price up. I think that demand was driven by really good marketing over the years.

    I used to turn my nose up at these coins. I used to think they were overpriced and always available. But I always found myself paying attention to the really nice ones that I would see come up for sale or at auction. So that marketing worked on me.

    I think it’s a fun coin to own!

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    Is a 1916 D dime next?

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Farmer_Bill said:
    Is a 1916 D dime next?

    I don't know if it's next, but it's on the list!

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a GREAT looking coin! <3

    Congrat's on revisiting your youth with something you pined for way back when!!


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis... That is a very nice specimen and a great acquisition. You will enjoy that one. Cheers, RickO

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 12, 2022 8:09AM

    Essveedeebee sounds cool, too.

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    WCCWCC Posts: 2,389 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a nice example, but I am one who has never aspired to own this coin.

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice example! Allow me to give you your 1,000th Like.

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Candidly, I like yours quite a lot more than mine at 64+R! Congrats!

    Tom

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis said:
    By the way, the auction description said it was "From Steve's Excellent Collection of U.S. Coins". Anybody know who this Steve fellow is?

    @Steven59 said:

    No idea but hope HE sold his coins and not his family selling his collection because of the obvious reasons.

    He is machodoc on the Set Registry. I'm not sure if he is just inundated with emails as part of the sales or is not around anymore but I bought a few of his coins and he ignored the set registry removal request.

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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wanted one as a 10 year old collector, and still want one today! Beautiful example!

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 844 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice. I want a 42/41 merc and a 16D

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I understand the OP’s sentiments. The 1955 DDO has charmed me since being a kid and I’d like to own one. Yet, in the condition I’d like, the cost continues to be prohibitive when there are so many other coins toward which I’d like to put that money.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a beauty. Congrats. Peace Roy

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a beauty, I like 👍

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice :)

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Perfect example! Stable red, OGH, green sticker... It's got it all! B)

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:

    @MidLifeCrisis said:
    Like everyone else, it seems, I wanted one of these in high grade when I was a kid.

    I don't know- lots of posters here seem to think this is a common, overpriced coin.

    BTW- I'm not one of them. I think yours looks great.

    Not overpriced, overvalued compared to others in the set. And this one is really nice, so why not? The demand is there, it's the iconic coin collector's coin.

    P.S. I also bought one of Steve's coins, CAC and all.

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's EXACTLY how I want my S-VDB to look when I add one again.
    Color, Holder, Sticker... BOOM!

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking coin, congrats!

    Regardless of its actual rarity, the demand is definitely there, much like the HR Saint. I'm excited to see what Stewart Blays MS67 RD CAC hammers at. Already 143k including bp with 34 days to go, I think this one could likely set the record.

    https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1272808/1909-S-Lincoln-Cent-VDB-PCGS-MS-67-RD-CAC-OGH-Red-Copper-Collection

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats!

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone! I just received it today. It's even nicer in hand! I'm like a kid again. In fact, this may be the first one of these I've ever owned.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Real nice coin!

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis said:
    Thanks everyone! I just received it today. It's even nicer in hand! I'm like a kid again. In fact, this may be the first one of these I've ever owned.

    Now, you need a 1914-D to go with it!! >:):D

    Congrats, again--it sounds like a beautiful and exciting coin!! o:)

    Glad for you!! :)

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis said:
    Thanks everyone! I just received it today. It's even nicer in hand! I'm like a kid again. In fact, this may be the first one of these I've ever owned.

    You're not sure if you've owned an 09-S VDB before ?!?

    I would definitely remember if I had. ;)

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LeeBone said:
    You're not sure if you've owned an 09-S VDB before ?!?

    I would definitely remember if I had. ;)

    Well, what can I say? I'm old! Plus I took a 20 year break from collecting, then another 3 or 4 year break, then another 2-3 year break. I've forgotten a lot of the coins I've owned. I've kept records going back to about 2006 though and I couldn't find a record of owning one since then.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MidLifeCrisis said:

    @LeeBone said:
    You're not sure if you've owned an 09-S VDB before ?!?

    I would definitely remember if I had. ;)

    Well, what can I say? I'm old! Plus I took a 20 year break from collecting, then another 3 or 4 year break, then another 2-3 year break. I've forgotten a lot of the coins I've owned. I've kept records going back to about 2006 though and I couldn't find a record of owning one since then.

    >

    I know the feeling - would you believe as a college student I owned a 1901-S Barber quarter along with other better date coins including a 1918/7 buffalo nickel. Just don't ask me their grades.

    A dealer convinced me to buy them during one Christmas break and said he would let me pay for them over time. In the meantime, he would hold on to them. He probably was hoping I would forget about making the additional payments when I went back school. I fooled him and went back the next day to pay off the balance.

    What did I do with them? Sold them soon after college to buy stamps. At that period in time, stamps turned out to be a great investment.

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    I used my signing bonus from my first job after graduate school to buy a PCGS MS65RB S-VDB just because I had wanted one for nearly 30 years. I sold it some time later for a hefty profit and never looked back.

    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!
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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    MidLifeCrisis - By the way, your S-VDB is much nicer than mine was. Enjoy!

    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!

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