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Your thoughts on my new San Diego Commemorative

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

As always, I do value your opinion.


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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice with some nice patina and toning. One question, is the green on the Obv toning or maybe some pvc?

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love spartan, gladiator stuff and it reminds me of that.

    Very cool coin, nice details

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The design is great. The look of this coin doesn't appeal to me.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like an AU-58 with the original skin. These coins come in high grade, and there is not much of a price break for lower grades. If you thinking about a purchase, I would look for a nicer one.

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

    If you haven't already bought it I would keep looking though it is an AU that would make a good album coin if the price is right.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    If you haven't already bought it I would keep looking though it is an AU that would make a good album coin if the price is right.

    Exactly why I purchased it.
    Regarding the possible PVC on the obverse- I'll take a closer look when it arrives.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great type, nice tone.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2023 3:28PM

    It's a (Dansco) album coin.
    It'll replace a brilliant one that is in there now.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/195385587064

    That one will go into a 7070-type set album.

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From what I remember of the commem album you showed in another thread, this example will fit pretty well. It’s not as circulated as some of your others but the darker look still helps it match.

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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a raw BTW that has that look. It was an impulse buy. I was too lazy to return it. I will give it away some day to someone yet to be determined.

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice piece. I much prefer it to the one you refer to on ebay. It looks fully original, and is probably unc technically, with some cabinet or album friction. These come really nice and are cheap, so for other than an album, I suggest a 65, 6, or 7 as they are beautiful and not that expensive, except for the crazy toned ones.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bsshog40 said:
    Looks nice with some nice patina and toning. One question, is the green on the Obv toning or maybe some pvc?

    Right above the toes?

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DisneyFan said:

    @bsshog40 said:
    Looks nice with some nice patina and toning. One question, is the green on the Obv toning or maybe some pvc?

    Right above the toes?

    Yea, and maybe in the dog?

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bsshog40 said:

    @DisneyFan said:

    @bsshog40 said:
    Looks nice with some nice patina and toning. One question, is the green on the Obv toning or maybe some pvc?

    Right above the toes?

    Yea, and maybe in the dog?

    Dog?!
    That's a BEAR, my man!

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @bsshog40 said:

    @DisneyFan said:

    @bsshog40 said:
    Looks nice with some nice patina and toning. One question, is the green on the Obv toning or maybe some pvc?

    Right above the toes?

    Yea, and maybe in the dog?

    Dog?!
    That's a BEAR, my man!

    Looks like a dog with a shawl around his neck. Lol Better skip that bear hunt I had planned for this year. Lol

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you spot the miner in the coin?

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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personally, I think this is one of the classic designs that makes a better impression in unc with swirling luster and maybe a little bit of toning. That said, as a circulated coin, it has a very original look and thick skin.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @metalmeister said:
    Can you spot the miner in the coin?

    There are two of them.
    One is below the bear's chin.
    The second one is standing behind the Exposition building. /s

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep I strongly agree…..it’s a San Diego

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too dark for me..... Good as an album coin as indicated.... Cannot hazard a guess on the grade from those pictures... Cheers, RickO

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the picture does not make it look very nice
    I hope it looks better in hand

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