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Question about Oregon Trail commemoratives

Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

For any experts on this coin please speak up!!

What are the key dates for this series? Any other information is welcome - trying to learn more about the series and what better place than here with the experts:

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d like to see good pictures of each side but preliminarily, I’m suspicious of that one’s authenticity.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 12:41PM

    My favorite Commem series. They don’t stay in inventory very long either - strong demand. Take a look at them in PCGS CF for pop / key dates / MV. Try to get a good overview.

    I go more for quality and the deal than key dates (more expensive). Like them in MS64-66. My experience w the better dates tough to procure - sellers firmly entrenched / want all the money.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it marked copy?

    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A Red Book will give you mintages of the coins. Or you can look the mirages up online.

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    AvocetAvocet Posts: 226 ✭✭✭✭

    The Oregon Trail Memorial commemorative is my favorite commemorative coin, and I have collected several through the years. I prefer grade and eye appeal over key dates for these. The first coins in this series were minted in San Francisco and Philadelphia, and the overall series ranges from 1926-1939. The 1933-D has one of the lowest mintages, and the 1933 half dollar was the first commemorative coin struck at the Denver mint. As others have said, Red Book is an excellent reference….

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    I’d like to see good pictures of each side but preliminarily, I’m suspicious of that one’s authenticity.

    Wow that’s a bummer - never suspected mine was fake - bought it from a dealer at the NC show in Raleigh last year…
    Need a better obverse pic but this is the one I took of the coin.


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    AvocetAvocet Posts: 226 ✭✭✭✭

    Here is one of the 33-D:

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    AvocetAvocet Posts: 226 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 2:03PM

    @Che_Grapes said:

    @MFeld said:
    I’d like to see good pictures of each side but preliminarily, I’m suspicious of that one’s authenticity.

    Wow that’s a bummer - never suspected mine was fake - bought it from a dealer at the NC show in Raleigh last year…
    Need a better obverse pic but this is the one I took of the coin.


    I share a concern that your coin may be counterfeit-- the waves on the coastline (rev) are missing I think.....

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    The 1933D I posted is the first coin i purchased for myself. In fact I bought two on the same day. Different dates of course. My intention is to complete the entire date series over the course of time.
    @Avocet It's never to late to buy yourself a genuine OTC.
    If you can track down that dealer I would definitely bring it up. It's possible he didn't know it was a copy, that's if it is. Although if MFeld said it might be it likely is though.
    May I ask how much you paid for it?
    You don't need to respond if your not comfortable.
    I am just curious.

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