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OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭

I got this in the mail today. Paid a buck + shipping for it.


Hmm… that mintmark sure seems to be tilted to the left. Let’s take a closer look at the date, now shall we.



You seein’ what I’m seein’?

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  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I see the die crack....

    Boom!

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  • milbrocomilbroco Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭

    Could be. 8 over 7?

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  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I could believe that that's a 1918/7-D....

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 6:55PM

    @Omegaraptor said:
    You seein’ what I’m seein’?

    I'm not sure... which answer lets me sit at the cool kids' table?

    A ) Great cherrypick!
    B ) I would never buy a coin damaged like that.

    Let me know... ;)

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would TPG'ers grade a nic-a-date?

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  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks to be. That's the good news, the bad news is that nobody is going to give you more than a nickel for it unless it's authenticated as such. Then, you might get $150 or so.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...and that answers that question. I should have looked it up. Thanks @MFeld!! 👍🏻

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  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice, pick!!!

    Donato

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,405 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like Jed Clampett said: WHEEE DOGGIE!

    Pete

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like the whole coin was acid treated. I don't think it is a Good 6 coin either.

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 7:50PM

    Heres an AG3 without an acid bath. EDIT not an 18/17 just an AG3

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 10:00PM

    So Nic-a-date could pay off in some instances.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a good find.... Not one I would buy though.... Personal preference, I like to be able to clearly see all details. Cheers, RickO

  • VetterVetter Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks good to me. Congratulations

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  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find! Plenty of collectors would want to fill that hole in their set with this coin. For a buck you hit a homerun. Well maybe a double but still a great hit.

  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks good here too, congratz!

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,405 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did you know what it was when you bought it, or was it just pot luck?

    Pete

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,842 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Congratulations.
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    And to your success.
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