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Friday Night Eye Candy- Reuniting 2 Old Friends

I purchased this 1899 Simpson Morgan in the Heritage sale last year, I’ve posted it before, incredible blue with intense mirrors



On the other forum Laura stated it came from the most incredible proof set she ever saw, and she was sad it got broken up, but that the half was coming up at GC
So I went in GC and it had no bids
Here are the GC photos


So with a single bid at the end of the auction I was able to reunite two old friends



I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but I am blown away by this half- it is incredibly toned and has deep deep watery mirrors- it’s literally the most beautiful Barber Half that I have ever seen. I’m thrilled to be able to put these two coins back together, where they will remain for the foreseeable future. The Barber also deserves a 68+ in my opinion. Now if I can only find the rest of the set!

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    littlebearlittlebear Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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    johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2023 5:52PM

    Yes
    Hell of a score for the price, and cool you brought them back together.

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,473 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well if you got the money, why not? Well done and pretty cool! Keep going on the set and update us as you acquire a new example!!!!


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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i LOVE you added your own pics. one can't beat the personal touch when it comes to elite coins like these. well captured at that!

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:
    i LOVE you added your own pics. one can't beat the personal touch when it comes to elite coins like these. well captured at that!

    Thank you- the lighting isn’t great in my office and I’m no photographer but I do like to get the coins out and try!

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins - WAY beyond my price affordability.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super!
    Now the hunt for the siblings!

    peacockcoins

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love it!

    I'll have to see if I can dig up anything on that proof set, sounds interesting!

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful acquisition ... reuniting them is a good thing! I hope you find the rest of the set!!


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    Inspired70Inspired70 Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Simply wow! You are an outstanding collector @Floridafacelifter!

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    AtcarrollAtcarroll Posts: 343 ✭✭✭

    Those are amazing coins. You really have to admire the care that went into their storage and preservation.

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly amazing coins!! Wow, congrats on putting some of the set back together.

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2023 9:09PM

    In case it helps for more reunions, cert numbers that start with 066 appear on the original Simpson coins, slabbed in 2010.

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a Morgan fan at all but your two coins are just gorgeous!

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    OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FloridaFaceLifter You might check out the following cert #s to complete the 1899 proof set:

    25c 81459904 PR68CAM
    10c 85165774 PR68 currently in Stewert Blay Registry so may be available
    5c 40553660 PR68
    1c several in Coin Facts

    Good Luck with this if you can locate any of the above coins. Most of the above coins were sold by Legend and are from Bruce Sher collection.

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OldIndianNutKase said:
    @FloridaFaceLifter You might check out the following cert #s to complete the 1899 proof set:

    25c 81459904 PR68CAM
    10c 85165774 PR68 currently in Stewert Blay Registry so may be available
    5c 40553660 PR68
    1c several in Coin Facts

    Good Luck with this if you can locate any of the above coins. Most of the above coins were sold by Legend and are from Bruce Sher collection.

    OINK

    Cool thank you!

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:
    In case it helps for more reunions, cert numbers that start with 066 appear on the original Simpson coins, slabbed in 2010.

    Thank you!

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats. Simpson was definitely into the blues.

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I knew I was going to like this thread when I saw it. Glad I clicked. Fantastic coins!

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is to bad that it got broken up. It would be nice to put them altogether again, just saying

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter.... They are indeed beautiful coins.... just amazing proofs at the pinnacle of perfection. Thanks for the pictures. Cheers, RickO

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    YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,494 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice. Congratulations on this great pair.

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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your wandering into Eldo territory! Nice pickup.....I saw it on GC, and realized it was a special piece right away. Congrats buddy!

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both coins are truly wonderful. It would be great if you could re-assemble the Proof set, although the coins in the original set might not all be as good as these pieces.

    I would love to have them in my collection, but you have set goals and priorities. I have gone more in a historical direction although eye appeal does mean a lot to me. Both of those coins are great.

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Superb coins! I think I just drooled all over my keyboard.

    Both are flat fantastic. Thanks for sharing these pics.

    Dave

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    Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter - you have an incredible eye for quality. I'm glad you seized the moment. Both are stunning, but I find the Barber particularly captivating. Congratulations on a fine acquisition!

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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic! Congrats on getting those 2 back together.

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    CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2023 1:40PM
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those coins do both belong in your collection. Congratulations and thank you for sharing some of the most beautiful coins ever surviving the last 100+ years. Amazing that any could remain through the provenances they must have had.
    Jim


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    MS66MS66 Posts: 200 ✭✭✭

    Agree with your take on the Barber half.

    That's a truly extraordinary example.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! They look great together! 👍

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