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Pawn Shop Cherry pick! BETTER Pics and Enhanced Bunny!

joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 14, 2022 10:35PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Hi guys,
Decided to try my local Pawn Shop out.
Boy, I'm glad I did!
Check it out, guys.
Real deal this time.

Bugs Bunny





Plus, drum roll...........

This set









The "S" mint too.

Is this also an "S?"

Could this Merc. Be a proof?

ALL for $60!!! The "Bugs Bunny" alone is worth almost double the $60.
Opinions.
Thanks
:)

"Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

--- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.

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

    @PerryHall said:
    That looks like a birth-year set for someone born in 1929.

    Yes. Unfortunately, the heirs must not have appreciated the significance.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pawn shop find. I’m a big fan of Bugs. Solid year set, too.
    Never seen a coin worth buying (at hardly any price) at my local pawn shop.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just checked what the 1929s Walker goes for.
    :D
    In a 30, $125!

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh? No Proofs in the 1929 Mercury's.
    :#

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find!

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    milbrocomilbroco Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭

    OK What is the Franklin "Bugs"?
    Thanks,
    Bob

    ebay seller name milbroco
    email bcmiller7@comcast.net
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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 14, 2022 2:53PM

    @milbroco said:
    OK What is the Franklin "Bugs"?
    Thanks,
    Bob

    Die clash that leaves marks on Franklin's mouth that resembles buckteeth. Bugs must be shorthand for Bugs Bunny.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Joey,

    Not sure where you pulled your value for the Bugs from. Looks like graded 64s go for $60, and I'd grade yours no more than 62. I'd say it's worth a fraction of the $120 you quoted.

    Those pop up fairly frequently on Ebay, but they aren't worth it with the cost of grading. I'd happily sell you every one I find for $120 :smile:.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are not having too much fun are you, Joey?

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You got a great deal. You should check the pawn shop on a regular basis and get to know the broker. B)

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:
    Joey,

    Not sure where you pulled your value for the Bugs from. Looks like graded 64s go for $60, and I'd grade yours no more than 62. I'd say it's worth a fraction of the $120 you quoted.

    Those pop up fairly frequently on Ebay, but they aren't worth it with the cost of grading. I'd happily sell you every one I find for $120 :smile:.

    Didn't get to fully examine mine. Hoping it had the FBL's, along with the higher grade.
    You're most probably right, though, thanks!
    Still, if it is true towards your grade estimate. The Franklin alone, Pays for my whole purchase?
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    You got a great deal. You should check the pawn shop on a regular basis and get to know the broker. B)

    Thanks,
    Yes, I do frequent his shop and me and him has a great relationship. Awesome guy!
    B)
    He also had 2 NGC ms 64's in the 1884 CC
    GSA Holders. He wants, $370.
    Thought about it but his price was very close to what it's worth.

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @joeykoins said:

    @FlyingAl said:
    Joey,

    Not sure where you pulled your value for the Bugs from. Looks like graded 64s go for $60, and I'd grade yours no more than 62. I'd say it's worth a fraction of the $120 you quoted.

    Those pop up fairly frequently on Ebay, but they aren't worth it with the cost of grading. I'd happily sell you every one I find for $120 :smile:.

    Didn't get to fully examine mine. Hoping it had the FBL's, along with the higher grade.
    You're most probably right, though, thanks!
    Still, if it is true towards your grade estimate. The Franklin alone, Pays for my whole purchase?
    ;)

    I think you'd have to get a generous buyer for that :smile:.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pick up!

    Thanks for the reminder. I haven't hit any pawn shops lately.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still an OK deal but let's be realistic here. Greysheet numbers:
    Walker is no better than F15 imo. $25 bid GS. VF 20 bid is $33.
    Bugs Bunny in 64=$36, in 62=$25
    Not trying to poop in the punchbowl here but $120 is not reality


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think $60 for all of that is a great score, Joey. Congrats.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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    humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭✭

    imo, you paid basically full retail for what you got. if you like the coins, great, but im not seeing a 'score'.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @telephoto1 said:
    Still an OK deal but let's be realistic here. Greysheet numbers:
    Walker is no better than F15 imo. $25 bid GS. VF 20 bid is $33.
    Bugs Bunny in 64=$36, in 62=$25
    Not trying to poop in the punchbowl here but $120 is not reality

    B)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would grade the 1929-S Half as a VG8. It looks original and would be an excellent album coin.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    justindanjustindan Posts: 697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @joeykoins nice score. Thanks for the tips on the quarters. I've looked at about a thousand we have now. A few thousand to go!

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @justindan said:
    @joeykoins nice score. Thanks for the tips on the quarters. I've looked at about a thousand we have now. A few thousand to go!

    Good Luck!

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice score @JoeyCoins
    I’m very happy for you. I must admit that your posts certainly get some interesting responses but your a wonderful example of rolling with it and putting a little sunshine outlook on things.
    I too, shall begin to check some of our local antique shops.
    As I was told when I moved up here that they march to a different drummer. That was 1995. They didn’t need no “big city pawn shops “ in our resort community 😂
    Soooo. It’s a 90 mile drive to Denver.
    Enjoy and keep sharing. Thanks 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations!

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 14, 2022 6:04PM

    Thank you ALL! The hard truth posters and the supporters of me and my efforts.

    Diplomacy, at its Best!

    :)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way cool 😎

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 14, 2022 6:21PM

    @PerryHall said:

    @milbroco said:
    OK What is the Franklin "Bugs"?
    Thanks,
    Bob

    Die clash that leaves marks on Franklin's mouth that resembles buckteeth. Bugs must be shorthand for Bugs Bunny.

    @PerryHall said:

    @milbroco said:
    OK What is the Franklin "Bugs"?
    Thanks,
    Bob

    Die clash that leaves marks on Franklin's mouth that resembles buckteeth. Bugs must be shorthand for Bugs Bunny.

    Thanks for explaining for me. ;)

    "Hunting wabbit (Bugs Bunny) !"

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    That looks like a birth-year set for someone born in 1929.

    Not necessarily. I put together a 1929 circulated set like that, holder and everything, when I was a kid because I could. No significance in the date.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @humanssuck said:
    imo, you paid basically full retail for what you got. if you like the coins, great, but im not seeing a 'score'.

    I think it's a fair price. But, I agree, I don't see anything close to a score. I would sell the Bugs for $25 or so and a year set like that is barely above bullion, maybe another $25. But enthusiasm counts for something. As long as Joey is happy, it is money well spent.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have fun Joey!

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Better and more Dramatic Pics

    Bugs Bunny Variety



    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pickup on the "Dracula" Franklin.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some more shots!

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:
    Guys
    It wasn’t just $60
    It was $60 and having fun while making a cool find at a place otherwise might not have gone.

    Thanks,
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Nice pickup on the "Dracula" Franklin.

    I've also heard it called the "Vampire Franklin". :o

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:
    Guys
    It wasn’t just $60
    It was $60 and having fun while making a cool find at a place otherwise might not have gone.

    That's true...and that's fine. But unbridled enthusiasm can also cost you money. The OP came on strong with a value assessment of over $200 for his pawn shop score. In fact, he paid $60 for $50-$60 worth of coins. That's fine. He likes them and it's fun. But would he also have paid$100 for the score? $150? It's not exactly a "cherrypick" if you are paying full value.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeyCoins .... Not a bad price at a pawn shop.... I have found those facilities usually way overprice coins - and antique shops as well. Keep having fun, Cheers, RickO

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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not bad for $60.

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pick a pick is a pick at any price. That is what it’s all about getting something at a price lower then it would normally cost or a better coin at the regular price that would cost more if someone knew what it was. Grade,type, or error and variety. Happy hunting every one and be safe keep your head on the swivel it’s getting crazy out there again.



    Hoard the keys.

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